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…

Behind the Scenes at the British Firefighter Challenge

The British Firefighter Challenge is an annual sporting event involving a series of gruelling strength and endurance challenges. Designed to encourage health and fitness, advance equality and diversity, and fundraise for The Fire Fighters Charity, the event welcomes firefighters worldwide…

HAIX sponsors Team GB at the British Firefighter Challenge 2021

Global functional footwear specialist HAIX has announced its sponsorship of Team GB at the British Firefighter challenge, an event that pushes firefighters to their limits while raising funds for the Fire Fighters Charity. As the official footwear sponsor of Team…

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…

HAIX® Puts Best Foot Forward at A+A Trade Fair 2019

HAIX®, an innovative, manufacturer of high-tech protective footwear, is showcasing its leading range of high quality safety footwear at this year’s  A+A Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany from 5th – 8th November in Hall 5, stand C11. Based in Bavaria, Germany, HAIX® has built a global reputation for reliability…

HAIX Unites Global Network For Dealer Event In Croatia

For the first time in HAIX’s seventy year history, international dealers and team members alike gathered in Croatia for a two-day event between 11 – 12th October 2018. HAIX distributors from 27 different nations across Europe, Asia and South America…

Meet HAIX’s Fire Hero 2 little brother, the Fire Eagle

With over 60 years experience in the footwear industry, HAIX continues to set standards with their latest creation, the Fire Eagle – dubbed the boot of the latest generation. The Fire Eagle boot has been developed for top rescuers as…


Gulf Fire is the only quarterly journal specific to the Middle East Fire market dedicated to both fire protection and firefighting. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focussing on the latest technology, training methods and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the region. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make Gulf Fire Magazine the first choice read for fire protection and firefighting professionals.

Latest Issue

Follow me on Twitter