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IRISH SETTER® MAKES NEW VAPRTREK HUNTING BOOTS EVEN LIGHTER, WITH BETTER TRACTION, DURABILITY & COMFORT

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Irish Setter VaprTrek #2831

RED WING, MN (December 2018) – The original Irish Setter VaprTrek® 8″ hunting boots were 40% lighter than traditional Irish Setter big game hunting boots without sacrificing support or stability. After their launch in 2014, this family of extremely lightweight boots quickly became a top seller. Since then the product team has been researching new technologies and construction methods to move the breakthrough design forward. After conducting materials testing and field wear trials, Irish Setter is proud to introduce the new VaprTrek lineup, which is even lighter while delivering better traction on rough terrain, all with improved durability and outstanding all-day comfort.

The great fit and go-all-day comfort that made VaprTrek boots so popular with hunters and hikers remains a top priority. A contoured last mirrors foot shape for excellent fit, while lace-to-toe eyelets help customize the fit.

A highly breathable and durable polyurethane memory foam footbed creates instant and all-day comfort for less fatigue. And it remains resilient – not succumbing to compression like most EVA footbeds. The uppers provide other comfort and performance features like waterproof, full grain leather, lightweight Rip Stop fabric, military-grade quick dry linings which wick away foot moisture, UltraDry™ waterproofing for long-lasting protection, a memory foam collar for instant comfort in all temperatures, a Cushin™ Comfort Tongue that provides comfort in the shin area and ScentBan™ scent control that eliminates odors within the boot. Select models feature Primaloft® insulation for warmth in cool environments.

Hunters look to Irish Setter for durable footwear and the new VaprTrek does not disappoint. Armatec™ XT technology adds durability and abrasion resistance in high wear areas of the heel and toe while leather reinforcement is strategically placed to protect flex points for enhanced durability over time.

These ultra-lightweight boots provide greater traction and support to allow for more time in the field with less fatigue. A lightweight, nylon shank adds arch support and EnerG technology within the dual density midsole delivers extra comfort in the heel and forefoot impact zones. A harder durometer RPM material is used in the midsole and it also extends to the outsole. Rubber sections of the outsole with multi-tiered lugs provide superior traction on uneven terrain and self-cleaning lugs shed debris with every step. Rubber pods are utilized for enhanced traction and durability. Tiered toe treads offer grip control when walking up steep inclines. The wrap-around instep provides protection from, and extra grip for, tree stand rungs or ATV foot pegs. The outsole provides best-in-class slip-resistance.

“We’ve transformed the VaprTrek boot. The all-new VaprTrek boots are even lighter than before while providing better traction, durability and comfort,” explained Charley Bryant, Irish Setter Product Merchant. “You just have to try them on to feel the instant comfort. And that comfort is engineered to last, so you’ll be comfortable all day.”

Men’s VaprTrek Boots (sizes 8-12, 13, 14 in D and EE widths):

  • Style #2829+ is a 5″ hiker in brown leather and fabric, $154.99*
  • Style #2830+ is an 8″ non-insulated boot in brown leather and fabric, $159.99*
  • Style #2831+ is an 8″ non-insulated boot in Realtree Edge™ camouflage, $159.99*
  • Style #2854+ is an 8″ boot with 400 grams of PrimaLoft® insulation in Realtree Edge™ camouflage, $169.99*
  • Style #2832+ is an 8″ boot with 400 grams of PrimaLoft® insulation in Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country® camouflage, $169.99*

Women’s VaprTrek Boots (sizes 5-11 medium width):

  • Style #2839+ is an 8″ boot with 400 grams of PrimaLoft® insulation in Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country® camouflage, $169.99

Men’s VaprTrek LS Boots with Insulation (sizes 8-12, 13, 14 in D and EE widths):

  • Style #822** is a 9″ boot with 800 grams of PrimaLoft® insulation in Realtree Xtra® camouflage, $199.99*
  • Style #826** is a 9″ boot with 800 grams of PrimaLoft® insulation in Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country® camouflage, $199.99*
  • Style #827** is a 9″ boot with 1200 grams of PrimaLoft® insulation in Realtree Xtra® camouflage, $209.99*

VaprTrek Snake Boots for Men & Women

Irish Setter has created men’s and women’s snake boots that combine a non-woven material with leather to defend against fangs, thorns and other threats. These popular lightweight, lace-up boots are now available in Mossy Oak® Obsession® camouflage.

  • Style #2869 is a men’s 17″ non-insulated, lace-up snake boot with Mossy Oak® Obsession camouflage®, $214.99
  • Style #1821 is a women’s 16″ non-insulated, lace-up snake boot with Mossy Oak® Obsession camouflage®, $214.99

About Irish Setter

Based in Red Wing, MN, Irish Setter is a division of the Red Wing Shoe Company that produces a full line of performance hunting boots and rugged outdoor casual footwear. Irish Setter continues to use leading technologies and the finest materials to offer customers the highest quality outdoor footwear. For more information about Irish Setter’s heritage, products and retailers, visit www.irishsetterboots.com.

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PICK IRISH SETTER® ICETREK BOOTS WITH THERMALBOOST FOR COLD WEATHER ACTIVITIES

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Irish Setter IceTrek Boot #3896

RED WING, MN (December 2018) – When the mercury drops choose Irish Setter® IceTrek boots. These waterproof boots with 1600 grams of PrimaLoft® insulation come equipped with ThermalBoost™ – a revolutionary, multi-zone barrier system that delivers serious insulating protection against brutal cold and biting wind. This insulation technology is strategically built into specific zones that are prone to heat loss – the toe box, beneath the insole and within the footbed. ThermalBoost provides the equivalent warmth of 400 grams of additional insulation without the added bulk or weight for late season hunters, ice anglers, snowmobilers and others who won’t let the cold temps keep them inside.

To enhance warmth and comfort, IceTrek boots are built on the King Toe® last which provides extra space in the toe box – trapping warm air around the toes. The King Toe last also makes it easier to get into and out of these 12” boots.

IceTrek boots with RPM™ technology are surprisingly lightweight while offering durable performance. The Ice Claw RPM-LS outsole featuring RPM composite material and Ice Claw rubber pods provides superior traction on snow, ice and uneven terrain. Rubber lugs are added to key areas of the outsole to increase traction during heel strike and push off. An RPM midsole provides comfort underfoot while reducing boot weight. A rubber rand surrounds nearly the entire perimeter of the base of the upper for added abrasion resistance in ice and crusty snow conditions. Additional Armatec™ heel and toe protection guards against ground hazards. A gaiter clip is integrated into the design for additional snow protection.

A lightweight, breathable upper consisting of abrasion-resistant polyester includes a memory foam collar which forms to fit the ankle for comfortable stability in the boot shaft. The Cushin™ Comfort Tongue offers long-lasting comfort in the shin area. UltraDry™ waterproofing keep feet dry, while a ScentBan lining delivers scent control through a process that kills odor-causing bacteria. Select IceTrek styles have the unique BOA® lacing system to make it faster and easier to get in and out of lace-up boots, and to easily adjust or tighten the tension of the stainless-steel laces even when wearing gloves.

“Irish Setter IceTrek boots are built for extreme cold conditions,” explained Charley Bryant, Irish Setter Product Merchant. “Choose IceTrek boots to keep feet warm during winter hunts, ice fishing, snowmobiling or other activities that take you outside on brutally cold days.”

Men’s IceTrek Boots (sizes 8-12, 13, 14 in E widths):

  • Style #3896 is a 12″ boot with 1600 grams of PrimaLoft® insulation and ThermalBoost in Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country® camouflage, $229.99*
  • Style #3897 is a 12″ boot with 1600 grams of PrimaLoft® insulation and ThermalBoost, BOA closure in grey, $249.99*

About Irish Setter

Based in Red Wing, MN, Irish Setter is a division of the Red Wing Shoe Company that produces a full line of performance hunting boots and rugged outdoor casual footwear. Irish Setter continues to use leading technologies and the finest materials to offer customers the highest quality outdoor footwear. For more information about Irish Setter’s heritage, products and retailers, visit www.irishsetterboots.com. Irish Setter. The Hunt Never Ends.

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Visit http://www.fireflypublicity.com for more information about its public relations services for outdoor products. Firefly Publicity works closely with writers and editors to place products in media like magazines, newspapers, on-line content, radio and television. Public relations is a cost effective way for companies to maximize their marketing or advertising budget. Firefly Publicity is a results-oriented pr firm located in Red Wing, Minnesota. If you’re interested in gaining exposure for your company’s products, please contact Kim Emery at Firefly Publicity.

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Irish Setter® Traveler Shoes Are Stylish & Comfortable

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Irish Setter #3805

RED WING, MN (June 2017) —Irish Setter Traveler shoes provide stylish comfort. The non-marking Traveler’s RPM sole technology reduces weight while providing exceptional comfort and durability. A cushy memory foam footbed and supple full-grain leathers enhance the comfort level. Stylish stitching gives these shoes a relaxed, casual look perfect for evenings, weekends or work. These casual shoes are built with the same quality found in the legendary line of Irish Setter boots.

Men’s Traveler Shoes (sizes 8-12, 13, 14 in D and EE widths)

  • Style #3806** is an oxford in brown, $109.99*
  • Style #3804** is an oxford in tan, $109.99*
  • Style #3805* is a chukka in tan, $119.99*
  • Style #3808 is a chukka in gray, $119.99*
  • Style #3812 is a slip-on in gray, $109.99*

“Traveler shoes are inspired by the looks of our traditional boots and the lightweight feel of athletic shoes,” explained Charley Bryant, Irish Setter Line Manager at Red Wing Shoe Company.

Traveler shoes will be available at leading outdoor retailers in July 2018. Visit www.irishsetterboots.com for the retailer nearest you.
About Irish Setter

Based in Red Wing, MN, Irish Setter is a division of Red Wing Shoe Company that produces a full line of performance hunting boots and rugged outdoor casual footwear. Irish Setter continues to use leading technologies and the finest materials to offer customers the highest quality outdoor footwear. For more information about Irish Setter’s heritage, products and retailers, visit www.irishsetterboots.com.

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About Firefly Publicity

Visit http://www.fireflypublicity.com for more information about its public relations services for outdoor products. Firefly Publicity works closely with writers and editors to place products in media like magazines, newspapers, on-line content, radio and television. Public relations is a cost effective way for companies to maximize their marketing or advertising budget. Firefly Publicity is a results-oriented pr firm located in Red Wing, Minnesota. If you’re interested in gaining exposure for your company’s products, please contact Kim Emery at Firefly Publicity.

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How to Select Your Next Hunting Boot

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Irish Setter Ravine hunting boot

Selecting the right hunting boot and the right fit will make a big difference in your outdoor experience.  Kim Emery, spokesperson for Irish Setter boots, is sharing some general information to help you start out the hunting season on the right foot.

Hunting boots can be divided into different categories based on terrain and weather conditions. The upper materials, linings and soles are the variables that make these boots work in different environments. To properly select a boot you should think about what you’ll be walking through, the wetness, the temperature, scent control and the terrain underfoot.

The boot upper is the part of the boot that’s above the sole. It supports your ankle and protects your foot against abrasions from sticks, thistles and rocks. The upper materials are usually leather or leather with nylon fabric. Leather provides support and protection and will be sturdier than most fabrics in rocky conditions. Leather quality can vary quite a bit. The top of the line is a full grain waterproof or water-resistant leather. Lower priced boots often incorporate more nylon or use split leathers. Fabric panels can help make the boot more lightweight, flexible and affordable. Fabric panels frequently use popular camouflage patterns to complement your hunting clothes.

Waterproofing is another feature that can be extremely important for hunters. In extreme cases cold, wet feet can lead to a medical emergency. If you’re walking through dewy grass in the morning, you may only need a water-resistant leather without a waterproofing system.

Another major consideration in your footwear selection is insulation. Choose your insulation need by the air temperature, ground temperature and amount of foot movement. If you’re planning to hunt in a warm climate you’ll probably want a non-insulated product.  Insulation is measure in grams. Two hundred grams is about the least amount of insulation you can buy in footwear. Insulation numbers increase from there to 2000 grams. Deer hunters need to balance their need for a non-sweaty walk in and out with the need for a comfortably warm foot while stationery in a deer-stand, not generating any foot heat.

Big game hunters often value scent-control when hunting at close range. Some scent control products block foot odors from escaping. Others approach scent control by killing odor-causing bacteria. This process can be applied to various materials from leathers to linings to footbeds.

Last but not least are the soles. Soles provide varying levels of traction, cushioning, shock absorption, lateral stability and flexibility. Try to balance your need for flexibility, which makes walking easier, with durability which provides longer wear over time.

Tread size is critical when selecting a boot. A shallow tread works best for varying upland terrain to limit mud and debris pick-up. A deeper, more aggressive tread works best for mountainous and hilly terrain. Manufacturers provide a variety of options so you should be able to find the right one for your needs.

Hunting boots play a critical role in the enjoyment and success of your hunting experience. Take the time to find the right hunting boot so you won’t need to think about your boots during your hunt, just the hunt itself.

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About Kim Emery & Firefly Publicity

Kim Emery is the owner of Firefly Publicity and handles public relations for Irish Setter boots. Visit http://www.fireflypublicity.com for more information about its public relations services for outdoor products. Firefly Publicity works closely with writers and editors to place products in media like magazines, newspapers, on-line content, radio and television. Public relations is a cost effective way for companies to maximize their marketing or advertising budget. Firefly Publicity is a results-oriented pr firm located in Red Wing, Minnesota. If you’re interested in gaining exposure for your company’s products, please contact Kim Emery at Firefly Publicity.

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Inspect Hunting Boots Now

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Irish Setter VaprTrek hunting boot

It’s time to check out existing hunting gear to make sure it’s ready for another season in the woods and fields. Gear is just as important as strategy to ensure a successful outing. “Footwear is a critical piece of gear that can make or break a hunting experience. Hunting boots that don’t perform can make a good day of hunting go bad quickly. And no one wants to be the weak link that cuts the day short for everyone,” said Irish Setter boots public relations manager Kim Emery.

Several problems can result from hunting in boots that are past their prime according to Emery. Holes, cracks and tears can allow water to enter the boot which creates an unpleasant feeling and can hasten hypothermia and trench foot. A separating sole can lead to a trip or fall or complete sole failure. Not something you want to happen when you’re miles from camp. Overly soft leather reduces ankle support which can lead to sprains. Soles may go flat without proper arch support. Poorly fitting footwear can cause annoying calluses, blisters or corns. Walking in poorly fitting shoes or boots can lead to knee and back problems.

“It’s always best to select a high quality boot like Irish Setters. But if they don’t fit properly, even the best boots can give you problems,” advised Emery.

So inspect your boots now to determine if you need to replace them. Footwear experts advise replacing boots if:

  • Holes or cracks in outsole
  • Worn heel or outsole
  • Sole separating from boots
  • Broken lace hooks or lost eyelets
  • Hole in upper fabric or leather
  • Leather that’s damaged or worn thin
  • Soft or crumpled leather or fabric at back of heel
  • Broken midsole or shank
  • Degraded cushioning under the foot
  • Fallen arch support
  • Torn lining
  • Tight fit or sloppy fit

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About Kim Emery & Firefly Publicity

Kim Emery is the owner of Firefly Publicity and handles public relations for Irish Setter boots. Visit http://www.fireflypublicity.com for more information about its public relations services for outdoor products. Firefly Publicity works closely with writers and editors to place products in media like magazines, newspapers, on-line content, radio and television. Public relations is a cost effective way for companies to maximize their marketing or advertising budget. Firefly Publicity is a results-oriented pr firm located in Red Wing, Minnesota. If you’re interested in gaining exposure for your company’s products, please contact Kim Emery at Firefly Publicity.

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IRISH SETTER® DRIFTER TRAIL BOOTS ARE IRISH SETTER’S LIGHTEST BOOTS

RED WING, MN (June 2016)

Irish Setter Hunting Boot

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Irish Setter® Drifter trail boots are purpose-built for maximum durability and minimum weight. Available for men and women, the Drifter boots utilize waterproof full-grain leather uppers combined with abrasion-resistant mesh for maximum comfort and breathability. Quick dry linings wick away foot moisture and ScentBan™ scent control eliminates odors within the boot. The Cushin™ Comfort Tongue provides comfort in the shin area. Armatec™ technology adds durability and abrasion resistance in the high wear areas of the heel and toe. All Drifter boots feature the Agilite™ 3-piece comfort sole system that combines a top layer of dense EVA for heel, arch and forefoot stability and support and a middle layer of softer, high rebound EVA which offers great underfoot comfort. The Venturist™ outsole’s aggressive lug pattern provides superb stability and traction on the toughest terrain. Drifter hiker models feature UltraDry™ waterproofing for dry, long-lasting protection.

Men’s Drifter Trail Boots (sizes 8-12, 13, 14 in D and EE widths):

  • Style #2833** is a non-insulated brown oxford, $114.99*
  • Style #2834** is a non-insulated brown/gold hiker, $139.99*
  • Style #2835** is a non-insulated grey/olive hiker, $139.99*
  • Style #2836** is a non-insulated brown/citron hiker, $139.99*
  • Style #2837** is a non-insulated hiker with Realtree Xtra® camouflage, $139.99*

Women’s Drifter Trail Boots (sizes 5-10, 11 medium widths):

  • Style #2838** is a non-insulated gray/teal oxford, $114.99*
  • Style #2839** is a non-insulated hiker in Realtree Xtra® camouflage, $134.99*

“Irish Setter Drifter boots are our lightest trail boots ever,” explained Charley Bryant, Irish Setter Hunt Line Manager for Red Wing Shoe Company. “You can feel the lightness when you pick them up. And you’ll feel it with every step.”

New styles (indicated by **) will be available at leading outdoor retailers in January 2017.

About Irish Setter

Based in Red Wing, MN, Irish Setter is a division of Red Wing Shoe Company that produces a full line of performance hunting boots and rugged outdoor casual footwear. Irish Setter continues to use leading technologies and the finest materials to offer customers the highest quality outdoor footwear. For more information about Irish Setter’s heritage, products and retailers, visit www.irishsetterboots.com.

Irish Setter® Bar Boot Available in Popular Black & Tan Options

Irish Setter Bar Boot 3831

RED WING, MN (June 2014) — Irish Setter Bar Boots offer classic upland hunting boot looks in an everyday rugged casual boot. These 7” boots are comfortable at family gatherings as well as the local watering hole. The boots are offered in rich full grain, roughout, waterproof leathers.  A durable and flexible soft gum rubber sole adds to the comfort and casual styling.• Style #3826 is a lace-up 7” boot in black roughout leather, $149.99*
• Style #3827  is lace-up 7” boot in tan roughout leather, $184.99*
• Style #3831** is a pull-on 6” boot in tanroughout leather with black goring, $184.99*“These new Bar Boots capture the classic look and feel of the Irish Setter brand. They’re a favorite withallwho wear them,” explained Charley Bryant, Irish Setter Product Manager for Red Wing Shoe Company.Irish Setter Bar Boots are available now in men’s sizes 8-12, 13, 14 in D (medium) and EE (wide) widths, with new styles (indicated by **) available in January 2015 at leading outdoor retailers. Visit www.irishsetterboots.com for the retailer nearest you.
About Irish SetterBased in Red Wing, MN, Irish Setter is a division of Red Wing Shoe Company that produces a full line of performance hunting boots and rugged outdoor casual footwear. Irish Setter continues to use leading technologies and the finest materials to offer customers the highest quality outdoor footwear. For more information about Irish Setter’s heritage, products and retailers, visit www.irishsetterboots.com.
Editor’s Note: Visit http://www.irishsetterboots.com/press for media information and images. Please use the login and password provided to access images in a variety of formats. The recommended images for this product are: 3826, 3827, 3831.*Prices shown are suggested retail in USD. Please contact kim@fireflypublicity.com for pricing outside of the USA.
About Firefly PublicityVisit http://www.fireflypublicity.com for more information about its public relations services for outdoor products. Firefly Publicity works closely with writers and editors to place products in media like magazines, newspapers, on-line content, radio and television.Public relations is acost effective way for companies to maximize their marketing or advertising budget. Firefly Publicity is a results-oriented pr firm located in Red Wing, Minnesota. If you’re interested in gaining exposure for your company’s products, please contact Kim Emery at Firefly Publicity.

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