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Haix Boots
« on: April 23, 2019, 08:08:58 AM »
I see some of you guys have the haix boots. From what I read, you're happy. I wonder if you guys could tell me if you've found more support with them compared to other boots. I need to find a boot with superior support to hopefully get me through the summer, and possibly surgery next fall/winter. I have a high arch and my feet easily "roll out" causing problems. Maybe a quality Danner would serve me just as well? 
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Re: Haix Boots
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 09:43:38 AM »
I have bad feet and have good luck with Red Wing boots.Mine took a while to break in but they are a good boot.
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Re: Haix Boots
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 11:02:29 AM »
I havent tried the Haix yet, plan to get a set @ Boonville. Friend of mine likes them and says they fit very well and are stable, hes a pretty big guy. I trash boots, a pair of Carolinas get me 6 months, best pair ive had lately where the American made Chippewas, where about 330 and I got 14 months out of them before the soles gave out. I wear the orange husky saw boots quite alot, for saw protection I still think they are the best. 

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Re: Haix Boots
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 12:00:36 PM »
I'm on my second pair of Haix, I think they are the xr200 model. The first pair had the sole delaminate after a year of light wear. I wasn't very impressed for a nearly $300 pair of boots. I wrote Haix and complained, and they sent me a new pair. I thought that was pretty stand up of them👍👍 Interestingly, the first pair was never very comfortable, and I had my worst ankle sprain EVER in those things. Honestly when I got the new pair I thought about just selling them. I'm glad I decided to just wear them, because these are really comfortable. I don't know what the issue was with the first pair, but I would completely recommend them on the performance of the second pair.
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Re: Haix Boots
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2019, 12:46:37 PM »
I bought a pair of protector primes in April last year at the Vermont show. 
They are very stiff in the beginning.
If youíre looking for support they are the ticket. 
Great quality. 
They are wet and muddy all the time and have stood up very well. 
Show special was $285.00 I believe. 
When these wear out Iíll definately buy another pair.  
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 01:23:54 PM »
The protector prime have the support of a ski boot!
Haix says to buy a half size smaller than you normally wear, but I wish I stuck with 9 1/2 instead of 9. 

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Re: Haix Boots
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2019, 08:32:17 PM »
Thanks guys. I think they'll be my next investment :)
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Re: Haix Boots
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2019, 08:35:29 PM »
I'm on my second pair of Haix, I think they are the xr200 model. The first pair had the sole delaminate after a year of light wear. I wasn't very impressed for a nearly $300 pair of boots. I wrote Haix and complained, and they sent me a new pair. I thought that was pretty stand up of them👍👍 Interestingly, the first pair was never very comfortable, and I had my worst ankle sprain EVER in those things. Honestly when I got the new pair I thought about just selling them. I'm glad I decided to just wear them, because these are really comfortable. I don't know what the issue was with the first pair, but I would completely recommend them on the performance of the second pair.
I too had issues with my first pair and wore them to the richmond logging show, showed them to the person at the booth and had new boots in short order.  I personally find them a bit clumsy...or rather I am more clumsy in them than normal ( ok I am clumsy anyway).    I am wearing them for the cut protection and I have cold feet and wanted a protective toe but not steel toes.  I am fairly satisfied but they are not cheap. 
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Re: Haix Boots
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2019, 08:41:32 PM »
nativewolf, do you have the xr 200s also?
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Re: Haix Boots
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2019, 10:05:44 PM »
Got me a pair of protector primes last year. Little tough. But I wanted a good boot with support for in the woods. Took a while to get used to them. They seem a bit bulky. After a few days you donít notice it. The broke in good. Wore them all winter with a pair of wool socks and never got cold feet. I love them. Once these are shot I will buy another pair. Iím not sure but I think the protector primes have been replaced by something else. A tad pricey but i donít mind to pay for a good comfy boot. When your on your feet all day you need to have a good boot. 

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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2019, 11:42:19 PM »
Cub,
I agree with your comments totally. 
A little clunky , yes. 
Iíve worn Chippewa Arctic 50ís since the 80ís. 
The Chippewas are like wearing slippers. 
Have no cut protection at all. 
And I get 10 months to a year at best with them. 
Once I broke in the Haix boots they are not so clunky and wear really well. 
Itís looking like Iíll get well over a year out of them so the price is the same as I was paying for the Chippewas with more protection. 
Iím going to buy another pair when these wear out. 
Hope this helps. 
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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2019, 02:39:15 PM »
I couldn't wait.. I ordered a pair of the protector primes today. I don't think I saw one negative review shopping the last couple months. When you guys gave the thumbs up on the support they give, that put the nail in the coffin 👍. Thanks for the input fellas
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Re: Haix Boots
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2019, 10:34:36 PM »
You wonít be disappointed with them once you break them in and get used to them. 

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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2019, 10:40:25 PM »
Did you order the correct size or 1/2 smaller ? My buddie swapped his back because they where to tight and liked the replacement pair, I'm planning on a set at Boonville and have a narrow foot. 

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Re: Haix Boots
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2019, 07:07:45 AM »
nativewolf, do you have the xr 200s also?
Sorry for the delay, see that you ordered already.  I did get the xr 200s.  I don't think you can really go wrong, the service is good and if they don't fit send back.  Fairly sure you'd get a refund no questions asked and for someone needing arch support I think that's the key point.  Hope the boot is comfortable for you!
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Re: Haix Boots
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2019, 08:19:19 AM »
Did you order the correct size or 1/2 smaller ? My buddie swapped his back because they where to tight and liked the replacement pair, I'm planning on a set at Boonville and have a narrow foot.
That's the bad thing for me ordering online without being able to try them on. Some boots I've had fit better 9.5, others 9. I did order a 9. We'll see....At least you can try em on at boonville;) 
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Re: Haix Boots
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2019, 08:20:58 AM »
Have you guys ever heard of Nickís, Whiteís, Wesco? They all make a true logging boot with good ankle support looked on the Haix website as Iíve never seen them out here before they remind me more of hiking boots then a loggers work boot.

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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2019, 09:46:59 AM »
I had a pair of wesco lineman boots years ago. Maybe the lower heel on the loggers are better, but the high heel lineman boot kills me. I'd never heard of haix before I got on the forum here, but after reading all the good reviews, I was curious. Sure looks like they have better ankle support than most. And the cut resistant is a bonus....
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Re: Haix Boots
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2019, 10:39:57 AM »
Most of the fallers our here wear caulk boots which donít have a heel, most logging boots here have a block style heel for an engagement on steps or for climbing gaffs to sit in. When Iím cutting all the time I canít stand my standard logging boots itís caulks all the way the spikes help with tractionís on everything but rock and steel thatís when you learn really quick how to ice skate.

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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2019, 12:43:53 AM »
Did you order the correct size or 1/2 smaller ? My buddie swapped his back because they where to tight and liked the replacement pair, I'm planning on a set at Boonville and have a narrow foot.
I have the XR200 boots I usually wear a size 9 (rarely an 8.5 in some brands). I have a narrow foot, and the medium width in a size 9 fit me perfectly. I was trying on their boots at the Logging show in Vermont. All they had with them were wide sizes. The 9W fit OK in length, but were loose otherwise. I took a gamble and ordered the 9M. They said I could return them if I was not happy, but they fit perfectly. I've been very happy with them.
At the time, all they had in chainsaw boots was the XR200 or the Protector Prime. The XR 200 has a 7" upper, the Prime has a 9" upper and has a higher grade of cut protection. The Prime was just a bit tall for my liking, so I went with the XR200. I've never tried on the Protector Ultra (8" uppers, same cut protection as the Prime), but I'm thinking they may be  a good bet as well.
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