HAIX Combat Hero Boots  by @kq_consulting

When I had the opportunity to test and review the HAIX Combat Hero Boots, I was looking forward to getting my hands on them and check them out.  When the box arrived at the house, I must say my wife was less than excited about “another pair of boots” hitting the closet.  Being in Law Enforcement for the past 25 years, it’s obvious that I have my fair share of boots lying around the house.  Dress boots, duty boots, worn out boots and brand new boots that I still haven’t taken out of boxes yet.  That being said, these are nothing like any of the other boots littering my closet… For starters, they are brown!  That fact alone got my wife to stop giving me a hard time.

I must admit, I have now had these for quite some time and never got around to wearing them due to the COVID pandemic.  I wanted to wear test them out at the police academy on the outdoor firearms range at my next available class.  Before that happened, I was transferred and I was pulled from all my scheduled training classes.  I finally had a chance to get back out there for a couple weeks earlier this month so I committed to wearing these boots everyday so I could finally give them a good review.

My first inspection of the Combat Hero’s is that they seem to be made extremely sturdy for long lasting wear.  The 8” height really didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would because I’ve never worn taller boots like these before.  I’ve always preferred the 7” and shorter boots for work/training; however I was able to get used to these rather quickly.

Here in Arizona, the weather can change pretty quick in the Fall/Winter…. One day the high is almost 80 degrees and the next it’s 50 and raining.  The Combat Hero’s withstood it all and kept me comfortable all day without getting too hot or cold.  One day it was raining pretty good and my feet stayed nice and dry as we continued to work out on the outdoor range.

The sole of the boots are thick and the tread is great and non-slip for all types of indoor and outdoor surfaces.  From outside to indoors, these boots were very comfortable in all environments.  The insole of the boots are cushioned and make them very comfortable to wear all day without my lower back getting sore.

From the HAIX website:

What do you look for in a pair of military boots? If you want army compliant boots that offer quality over your issued boots, you need to go beyond mere looks. The HAIX Combat Hero not only offers up a boot that meets AR 670-1 requirements but is a military ACU combat boot that will serve you in the best way possible.

Abrasion Resistant and Breathable inner liner with HAIX® Climate System
The newly designed HAIX Combat Hero AR 670-1 boots are constructed with high quality European rough out leather with textile inserts to provide you with a breathable piece of foot gear that will keep you comfortable all day. The abrasion resistant and breathable inner lining paired with the built in Climate System, helps to wick moisture and sweat, releasing it through vent holes at the top of these HAIX military boots, so your feet will also stay dry and comfortable.

Excellent Grip and Slip-Resistance on Uneven Terrain
Built with an anatomically correct footbed, Combat Hero provides you with the proper foot support needed while on long rucks, lugging gear across rugged terrain. Yet it is lightweight and comfortable enough to use when carrying out every day admin work. These military ACU combat boots offer minimal break in time too.

Lightweight and Comfortable with Minimum Break-in Time
The rubber tread is tough enough for any terrain and the EVA midsole provides you the comfort of not feeling every rock and stone you encounter on a long hike. The sporty toe and heel rounding lends itself to optimal step and bend behavior and the

cushioning in the sole offers superior shock absorption. The rubber at the toe adds to the HAIX Combat Hero’s durability as it functions as an added layer of protection from impacts, scuffs and cuts.

HAIX® 2-Zone Lacing for Ankle Support and a Customized Fit
The HAIX® 2-Zone Lacing allows you to adjust the fit of the Combat Hero to your individual preference. The non-reflective low friction loops permit the laces the move smoothly without wearing the laces down prematurely. The lacing allows you a snug fit across the width of the boot while providing wiggle room for your toes at the front. Lace locks keep your foot secure into the heel area with no movement of the foot forward or up and down, which can lead to blisters and/or foot and ankle injuries.

  • Military ACU Combat Boots That Meet AR 670-1
  • Made in Europe
  • Breathable leather/textile design
  • HAIX® Climate System for temperature balance
  • Abrasion resistant and breathable textile inner lining
  • Heavy duty pull on strap at the rear
  • 2-Zone Lacing system for optimal fit and ankle support
  • Non-reflective low friction lacing loops
  • Fuel and oil resistant boot with durable anti-slip sole
  • Heat resistant and cold insulating sole
  • Tread is non-marking, self-cleaning; naturally releasing dried and caked on mud and dirt as you walk
  • Excellent grip on uneven terrain, even on wet or cold surfaces
  • Exceptional shock absorption
  • Cushioned, moisture wicking insole which is washable and replaceable
  • Padded tongue for additional cushioned comfort

Retail price on the Combat Hero Boots are $215.00 on the HAIX website.  A little more expensive than other “Tactical” boots out there but you definitely get what you pay for.  The HAIX Combat Hero boots met all expectations and are going to stay as my go-to outdoor boots.

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I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.

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By Kevin Quinn

Kevin Quinn is a 26 year Law Enforcement Veteran in Arizona. He is an AZPOST Certified Instructor in Firearms, Patrol Rifle, High Risk Vehicle Stops and Defensive Tactics. Kevin has worked in Patrol, Crime Scene, School Resource Officer and Training. He is his agency Cadet Coordinator, SWAT Team Logistical Support and backup Public Information Officer. Kevin is a frequent instructor for his department in-service training as well as at the Police Academy. IG: @kq_consulting

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