Irish Setter Tamaracks Enhanced With Handcrafted Red Wing Shoe Company Leather

RED WING, MN (January 2008) — The proven Irish Setter Tamarack boots are now enhanced with Red Wing Shoe Company leather. The Tamaracks have a loyal following of serious hunters who appreciate its streamlined upper and high performance sole platform. Now for 2008, Irish Setter has looked to its heritage and added premium Red Wing Shoe Company leather.

This top-of-the-line leather is made with US hides at the company’s tannery located near the corporate headquarters in Red Wing, Minnesota. For more than a century, the master tanners at the tannery have been perfecting their craft and producing some of the best leathers in the world.

For the Tamaracks, Irish Setter selected waterproof, breathable mottled leathers for a natural camouflage look. A matching leather brushguard adds a functional and traditional style element to the design. A kickplate on the heel protects the leather while assisting with easy boot removal.

The Irish Setter Tamarack #4800 is non-insulated and features Desert Ghost leather, ScentBan and a Gore-Tex waterproof membrane. The suggested retail price is $169. At $175, the Tamarack #4801 offers 400 grams of Thinsulate Ultra insulation, Gore-Tex waterproof membrane, ScentBan and all-brown upper with Bean Calico leather. The #4802 Tamarack provides 800 grams of Thinsulate Ultra insulation, ScentBan, Gore-Tex waterproof membrane and Woodland Ghost leather. The suggested retail for this great package is $179.

“These new Red Wing Shoe Company leathers offer a dimensional look that we haven’t seen before in leather,” explained Irish Setter Product Manager, Kyle Rackiewicz. “We’re keeping the Tamarack line fresh with new looks and added features while maintaining the great value people have come to expect from Irish Setter Tamaracks.”

The new Tamaracks will be available in July 2008 at leading outdoor retailers. Visit for the retailer nearest you.

Based in Red Wing, MN, Irish Setter is a division of the Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. that includes a full line of performance hunting boots, fishing shoes and outdoor casuals. Irish Setter continues to use leading technologies and the finest materials to provide customers the best quality outdoor footwear. For more information about Irish Setter’s heritage, products and retailers, visit


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