Tough as old boots: footwear specialist HAIX gets mending trending

Every year, around 149 million pairs of shoes are thrown into landfills in the UK. As footwear is manufactured, transported, worn and discarded at a rapid pace, the impact spreads far beyond the environment. Fast-paced supply chains often rely on…

Firefighter footwear – meeting the demands for safety, comfort and durability

Simon Ash, UK Sales Manager of HAIX, reveals what goes into their firefighter footwear and the testing that helps them meet high standards of comfort and safety What key features are firefighters looking for in their footwear?  Firefighter boots must…

Behind the scenes with global footwear specialist HAIX – a family business

Many companies claim to be a ‘family business’, but few can be as confident when they say this as global functional footwear expert HAIX, now led by the third generation of the Haimerl family. First founded in 1948 by Xaver…

Cancer-causing contaminants: why firefighters need to take extra care of their protective footwear

Firefighting is a life-threatening job, with every shift bringing dangerous incidents such as fires, floods, storms and road traffic collisions. Alongside risks including heat exhaustion, burns and mental stress, other less visible hazards pose a threat to firefighter safety. Firefighters…

HAIX launches the Rescue One for protection on every mission

HAIX, specialist manufacturer of functional safety footwear, understands that workers in the emergency services need, and deserve, personal protective equipment (PPE) that prioritises safety without compromising on comfort. The new Rescue One, manufactured in Europe using industry-leading techniques and high-grade…

The firefighting family – HAIX’s history of supporting firefighters with dedicated fire boots

Many companies claim to be a ‘family business’, but few can be as confident when they say this as global functional footwear expert HAIX, now led by the third generation of the Haimerl family. And while HAIX supports wearers across…

New line of boots offers all-important features for tough everyday firefighting operations

With the BOROS B1 (BOots ROSenbauer) pull-on boot and the BOROS B4 with quick-release fastener system, Rosenbauer is presenting its first two products of a new line of fire fighting boots. The new line-up is a completely new design, for…


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