New Irish Setter Upland Boots Reflect Popular Boot Trends


RED WING, MN (January 2008) — Irish Setter’s classic upland boots like the Wingshooter #844 with its signature amber leather and white sole continue to have a strong following. But Irish Setter is also paying close attention to boot trends and regional preferences and has developed boots that meet those demands.

The Irish Setter Wingshooter #849 is poised to become a big seller for Irish Setter. The non-insulated upland boot fulfills many hunters’ preferences. In addition to an attractive suggested retail price of just $129, this brown leather boot measures in at the popular 6” height. Six-inch height boot sales are now so strong that Irish Setter has an entire 6” collection. And because Irish Setter and its parent company Red Wing Shoe Company are known for offering sizes and widths, the #849 is available in extended sizes from 6D to 14EE. 

The Irish Setter Wingshooter #849 includes another popular feature – a black sole. The darker sole is especially popular in the southern regions of the country where red clay is common in the soil. This upland boot utilizes Goodyear leather welt construction and an UltraDry waterproof membrane. For fans of the black Irish Setter Prairie sole, Irish Setter is also introducing a non-insulated, waterproof 9” version. The Irish Setter Wingshooter #851 is also a great value at a suggested retail of $149.

Irish Setter keeps building on its heritage, and our new Wingshooters are a great example: By blending classic upland patterns with new materials we can deliver performance regardless of styling preferences,” explained Irish Setter Product Manager, Kyle Rackiewicz.

The new Wingshooters 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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