HAIX, a worldwide manufacturer of quality footwear for the law enforcement market, is looking to select 1,000 police officers to wear-test the HAIX Black Eagle boots.

"HAIX wants officers to feel the HAIX quality difference. That’s it. And what better way to do that than by giving 1,000 officers the chance to get a free pair of HAIX boots on their feet," the company says. "HAIX wants each chosen participant to put our boots through their paces. And then, after four weeks of wear, give us feedback."

Qualified wear-testers must be active in the law enforcement profession and be able to provide a wide array of testing scenarios in real-life situations.

Wear-testers can choose from either the Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX High Side Zip with Gore-Tex or the Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 FL High with Crosstech. Wear-testers must be able to fit the HAIX size range of 4 through 13 in whole and half sizes and 14, 15, and 16 for men. The HAIX Black Eagle line is a unisex line, so women order one size smaller.

HAIX will provide all boots free of charge. Officers are to wear them during the month of September while on active duty. In return, chosen participants must tell HAIX how well the boots performed. Deadlines for submitting the reports is October 15. Short, online wear test feedback forms will be provided by HAIX to make the reporting process easier. All wear-testers will get to keep their boots.

All feedback received from wear-testers will be provided to POLICE and the results will published in a future issue of the magazine and on PoliceMag.com. No wear-tester names or agency names will be published.

To apply to be chosen as a HAIX 1,000 pair wear-test participant, follow the link to sign up between August 10 and August 24. A total of 1,000 wear-testers will be selected from all entries after close of contest and will be notified via email.

For more information or to sign up to weartest a pair of HAIX boots, visit www.haixusa.com/1000