Submitted by Jay
I own a pair of Haix, they can be rebuilt and very comfortable. The thing is, most of these new Soldiers don't get why they should resole a pair of boots and would rather pay $200.00 for a pair of boots that you don't get any real wear out of. Fieldcraft is simply not taught and I have noticed that a lot of these exotic boots cause people to develop bruises and other problems due to lack of support.
ED - Jay, I did the once over on Haix, and the only tan boot I saw available was the Airpower P9. Is this the boot you have, since the Army has officially gone away from black boots (which is what most of the Haix line is.)