RED WING, MN (October 14, 2022) Next generation Elk Tracker XD boots feature the original Elk Tracker’s legendary comfort in an even more rugged, durable boot that take the award-winning boots to the next level.

A full leather camo upper with leather gusset overlay protects feet and prevents debris from entering the boot. Welted construction enhances durability while a wraparound rubber rand offers abrasion resistance against rocks, sticks and other sharp objects. Irish Setter Field Camo Desert Leather, offers superior concealment and coordinates with other popular camo patterns to match a variety of terrain. This proprietary camo Troutbook® leather is made in Red Wing, MN.

TempSens technology helps regulate the temperature within the boot to maintain constant foot comfort. In hot conditions, the system reacts so moisture is hyper-wicked away from the foot, facilitating evaporative cooling. This helps keep feet cooler, drier and more comfortable. In colder conditions, the system also pulls moisture from the skin, but traps it to create a thermal barrier that helps maintain a constant, comfortable temperature inside the boot. UltraDry™ waterproof construction offers long-lasting protection. Primaloft® insulation (200 grams) is available in Elk Tracker XD style #3981.

A lace-to-toe fit allows a tighter fit which reduces discomfort created by movement within the boot, especially when descending steep terrain. A locking hook row assists in keeping the boot tight during lacing. A Cushin™ comfort tongue provides comfort in the shin area while ScentBan™ scent control eliminates odors within the boot.

EnerG material underfoot provides comfort and sustained support through an energy-returning core sandwiched between midsole and outsole. EnerG delivers a recharging burst of energy with every step. A resilient, removable EVA/memory foam footbed delivers long-lasting comfort. An ultra-durable Vibram® rubber outsole features bulls-eye air bobs with a tread pattern that releases mud and dirt for superior traction.

“Hunters have come to rely on Irish Setter Elk Tracker boots when they get their tag,” said Charley Bryant, Irish Setter Product Line Merchant for Red Wing Shoe Company. “Irish Setter Elk Tracker XD boots are extra durable for the most demanding conditions and hunters.”

Men’s Elk Tracker XD hunting boots (sizes 8-12, 13, 14 in D and EE widths):

  • Style 3980 is an 8” non-insulated brown boot, UltraDry™, Field Camo Desert Leather upper, $249.99*
  • Style 3981 is an 8″ boot with 200 grams of Primaloft® Insulation, UltraDry™, Field Camo Desert Leather upper, $259.99*
  • Style 3982 is a 10” non-insulated brown boot, UltraDry™, Field Camo Desert Leather upper, $259.99*

All Irish Setter Elk Trackers combine a variety of features which contribute to their comfort and durability. The original Elk Trackers feature genuine leather welt construction that provides some flexibility with enough rigidity and torsion control for stability on uneven terrain. And the cushioning of the removable Comfort Cork EVA Footbed with Memory Foam and ScentBan™ Odor Inhibitor comes standard on all models. Locking lace hooks help tighten boots for a secure fit. Primaloft® Insulation provides warmth in cold environments. The aggressive Bulls-Eye® Air Bob aggressive sole offers superb stability and traction on the toughest terrain. The dual-density sole provides maximum underfoot cushion. Leather/fabric versions feature UltraDry™ waterproofing to keep feet dry. All leather upper versions feature a GORE-TEX® membrane which blocks moisture from the outside, while allowing moisture inside to evaporate.

Men’s Original Elk Tracker hunting boots (sizes 8-12, 13, 14 in D and EE widths):

  • Style 861 is a 10″ non-insulated brown boot, UltraDry™, Leather upper, $209.99*
  • Style 880 is a 12″ boot with 200 grams of Thinsulate® Insulation, GORE-TEX® membrane, all leather upper, $254.99*
  • Style 882 is a 12″ boot with 600 grams of Thinsulate® Insulation, GORE-TEX® membrane, all leather upper, $259.99*
  • Style 860 is a 12″ boot with 1000 grams of Thinsulate® Insulation, GORE-TEX® membrane, all leather upper, $259.99*

Irish Setter boots are offered at select retailers and online. Please visit for more product details and availability.

About Irish Setter

Irish Setter boots help people who work and enjoy time outdoors to go all day by producing a full line of purpose-built footwear. Irish Setter uses leading technologies and the finest materials to offer customers the highest quality outdoor footwear. Irish Setter is a division of the Red Wing Shoe Company and is based in Red Wing, MN, along the banks and bluffs of the Mississippi River. For more information about Irish Setter’s heritage, products and retailers, visit


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