Scramble Up Steep Slopes With The Irish Setter Mid-Height Elk Tracker


RED WING, MN (June 2007) — Irish Setter adds a mid-height boot to its popular line of all leather Elk Tracker hunting boots. This boot shares the proven combination of materials and special features resulting in a lightweight — yet heavy-duty — hunting boot with a new height that allows for more active hunting. This waterproof, non-insulated Elk Tracker boot is great for hunting environments that require scrambling and a wider range of motion.

“These boots help you conquer the rugged terrain you encounter when you’re pursuing elk. Perfect for scrambling up steep slopes,” said Kyle Rackiewicz, product manager of the Irish Setter brand for Red Wing Shoe Company. “These boots simply eliminate an entire area where boots could rub against skin and cause a hot spot. They also allow freer muscle movement in the calf area, minimizing constriction on steep slopes when muscles are working their hardest.  And because these boots weigh less, the return to camp is easier.”

All Irish Setter Elk Trackers combine a variety of features which contribute to their comfort and durability. The genuine leather welt construction provides some flexibility with enough rigidity and torsion control for stability on uneven terrain.  And the cushioning of the Comfort Cork EVA with Memory Foam and ScentBan Odor Inhibitor footbed comes standard on all models.

The suggested retail price for the mid-height Irish Setter Elk Tracker is $129.99. The mid-height style will be available starting January 2008 at leading outdoor sporting goods retailers.. Five standard-height Elk Trackers are available now in non-insulated, 200 and 600, and 1,000 grams of Thinsulate Ultra Insulation.  The 600 gram version is also available in kangaroo leather.  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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