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HAIX introduces Fire Hero - a revolutionary firefighter boot

Published on 17 June 2010
The safest and the fastest fitted firefighter boot that has ever been made

Step in, zip up, fasten the closure system in mere seconds and you are ready to fight the fire 

The FIRE HERO from HAIX fulfils the highest level of safety requirements of fire and rescue services around the world.

The new FIRE HERO® is a revolutionary new firefighter boot. With more than nine cutting-edge innovations, HAIX® demonstrates where the industry is headed. Step in, zip up, fasten the closure system in one motion and you are ready to fight the fire. A brand-new, patented lace-zipper system ensures the boot can be fitted perfectly and securely in mere seconds. “But the FIRE HERO® from HAIX® is not only the fastest it is also the safest firefighting boot that has ever been made,” says HAIX® CEO, Ewald Haimerl.

Passionate developmental work:

Two years of development have been invested in the FIRE HERO®. “We have thought about it a lot and listened to colleagues all over the world to see what matters to the firefighter when it comes to footwear in action,” says Haimerl. HAIX® made these experiences from daily use on the job into its benchmark during the development of the FIRE HERO®. The result is a firefighting boot, the like of which has never been seen before in terms of perfection. An ingenious system of protectors protects the ankles, instep and shin bone. Then there is also cut protection up to class 2, which is particularly important when working with chain saws. A sophisticated shock absorption system gently protects the spine. And a choice of three different orthopaedic insoles enables individual fitting for comfort. It won’t just be women in firefighters’ uniforms who will quickly come to appreciate this innovation with their anatomically slimmer feet. There is also a special technology incorporated into the leather, which reflects the rays of the sun instead of heating up the shoe. The HAIX® developers paid particular attention to the soles. Their anti-slip properties are downright sensational on any surface.

Another situation: an accident in a biochemistry laboratory. Burst test tubes, exploded laboratory bottles. Nobody knows what is swimming and bubbling away in the ankle-deep “laboratory soup." The CrossTech® membrane, which has been incorporated into the FIRE HERO®, not only prevents the penetration of liquids into the interior, but bacteria or even viruses don’t stand a chance either. The FIRE HERO® therefore fulfills the highest level of safety requirements of fire and rescue services around the world.

A special technology incorporated into the leather reflects the rays of the sun instead of heating up the shoe

Tests conducted with the fire service at Munich airport:

Christian Jokisch is thrilled with the FIRE HERO. The officer at the southern fire service at Munich airport and his crew tested the boots for a year in action and during their tough training exercises. They were thus able to make some suggestions for improvement. The brand new, patented lace-zipper system “ensures the boot can be fitted perfectly and securely in mere seconds,” confirms Wolfram Gerhard, who is a passionate snowboarder in his free time. The fireman tested the FIRE HERO® for months directly on the taxiway. He only knows of one fastening in the whole world that works in a similarly brilliant way – and that is in his sport.

The system reflects the unique set-up of the HAIX® development team around the two brothers Ewald and Franz Haimerl. Innovations in applications from sports science and firefighting experience through to materials, shoe technology and tyre treads have influenced the FIRE HERO®.

“Evolution, Revolution, Solution” writes the Bavarian functional footwear specialist HAIX® as the mission statement in its banner. The FIRE HERO® is the revolutionary result of this philosophy with its 9 brand new innovations and many other highlights from HAIX®.


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