RED WING, MN (January 2009) —Irish Setter’s lightweight knee boots with easy entry side zippers have become popular with big game hunters. Hunters appreciate that the boots are more breathable than rubber boots. Now Irish Setter is offering those serious sportsmen another option with the King Toe feature. The high volume toe box’s additional space provides increased comfort and warmth.
King Toe was initially developed for Red Wing Shoe work boots. Because Red Wing Shoe Company is Irish Setter’s parent company, Irish Setter was able to utilize this popular feature in their rugged hunting boots. The King Toe allows feet to stretch out and enjoy 38% more volume in the toe box area than standard boots.
The Irish Setter King Toe knee boot #2842 features 800 grams of Thinsulate Ultra insulation, Realtree All-Purpose HD camo, dark brown leather, ScentBan, a convenient side zipper for easy on/off and UltraDry waterproof construction. This 17” boot has a suggested retail price of $189. The aggressive Mountain Claw outsole with gripper teeth on the toe provides good traction and stability for climbing steep slopes.
“Irish Setter is enjoying the same success Red Wing was having with the King Toe boots so we’ve expanded our King Toe collection. Everyone seems to like the extra wiggle room,” said Kyle Rackiewicz, Irish Setter Product Manager.
The new King Toe knee boots will be available in July 2008 at leading outdoor retailers. Visit www.irishsetterboots.com for the retailer nearest you.
About Irish Setter
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 www.irishsetterboots.com.
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