Irish Setter’s Alpine Guide Hunting Boots Are Built For Mountainous Terrain

RED WING, MN (January 2008) — The Irish Setter Alpine Guide hunting boots are outfitted with features to appeal to big game hunters who venture into higher elevations and rocky terrain.

The Alpine Guide has all the bells and whistles Irish Setter could put into a 9” big game boot. The uppers boast high quality Red Wing Shoe Company leather, ScentBan, Gore-Tex waterproof membrane, 400 grams of Thinsulate Ultra insulation and TecTuff material to minimize abrasion in rough terrain. The boots also feature a polyurethane/gel footbed which efficiently absorbs shock for long-lasting comfort while carrying heavy loads in rough terrain. And its exclusive Vibram Summit outsole is built to last, with a dual-density PU midsole on top of a thick, solid rubber cleat platform. The tread is designed to provide maximum traction on rocky, uneven surfaces.

 “We saw an opportunity in the marketplace for a truly great alpine hunting boot, so we called on our technical team to pull together the ultimate blend of premium components and configuration to meet the tough use associated with mountainous terrain.  The Alpine Guide is built with the best components available and exceeds our objectives for performance in the field,” said Kyle Rackiewicz, Irish Setter Product Manager.

The new Alpine Guide boots #2899 will be available in July 2008 at leading outdoor retailers. The suggested retail price is $219.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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