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New XVENTURE GTX Hiking Boots From HAIX

HAIX XVENTURE GTX Wood - i.e. Brown [© HAIX]

This is just a brief heads-up to let readers know that the new XVENTURE GTX Hiking Boot From HAIX is now available through their UK web store, writes Bob Morrison.


This new mid-height Hiking / Trail Boot from HAIX is so hot off the lasts that I have not yet had the chance to try it out for myself, but as it is now available in both Brown / Wood and Coyote I felt a quick heads-up was in order. If all goes to plan a pair should be winging their way to me in the not too distant future and I will bring you my impressions once I have had a chance to try them out in different conditions over varied terrain types.


A 16cm or 6-inch mid-height boot, the Wood or Brown version of the HAIX XVENTURE uses minimum 2.0mm thick Nubuck leather for the majority of the uppers and the Coyote version uses split cow leather (rindspaltleder in German) of similar thickness. The GTX suffix denotes that a Gore-Tex laminate waterproof membrane lining ‘sock’ is used and the specification sheet states this is three-layer, so it will be non-insulated meaning the boot can be worn in warmer climates / seasons without the foot overheating. Lacing is two-zone, though without a mid-point lace lock. The anti-slip outsole with shock absorbing heel is one of HAIX’s own designs. The brown version is available in half sizes from UK6 to UK12 and the coyote version in half sizes from UK3 to UK 12 plus full sizes to UK15.


Once I get my hands on a pair, or preferably get my feet into them, I’ll bring readers an update. As I only ever wear boots (with the exception of a single pair of shiny black shoes that the girls insist I wear on those odd occasions when they are in an evening dress) and as I wear mid-height versions when not reviewing full height combat boots, I suspect these will be right up my street – so to speak.

[Images © HAIX]


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