2020 Spring Vaprtrek Snake Boots Press Release

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RED WING, MN (June 2019)

STYLE 2846

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Kim Emery at kim@fireflypublicity.com

Irish Setter adds more snake boots to its expanding collection for men and women. All Irish Setter snake boots feature SnakeGuard protection, which impedes fangs and thorns from penetrating the boot upper by combining a non-woven material with leather or nylon. Irish Setter snake boots offer a variety of closure systems, allowing hunters to create a customized, comfortable and secure fit. Style #2846 includes the BOA® closure system which securely tightens and untightens the stainless-steel laces with the turn of a dial on these 17" knee boots. Style #2848's convenient side-zip makes entry/exit easy in these waterproof, non-insulated knee boots. The VaprTrek snake boots share all the lightweight, traction, durability and comfort performance features found in other VaprTrek boots.

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 added new technologies and construction methods to upgrade the line. 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 the foot shape for excellent fit, while lace-to-toe eyelets ensure a custom fit.

An EVA footbed with a memory foam top layer is highly breathable and durable, providing all-day comfort and less fatigue. 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.

"It's nice to feel comfortable and confident in snake territory," explained Charley Bryant, Irish Setter Product Merchant. "We've listened to consumers and added more options that are easy to get on and take off while also providing a secure fit."

VaprTrek Snake Boots for Men & Women

Irish Setter men's and women's snake boots combine a non-woven material with leather to defend against fangs, thorns and other threats.

  • #2846 is a men's 17" non-insulated, BOA® closure snake boot with Mossy Oak® Obsession camouflage, $249.99
  • #2848 is a men's 17" non-insulated, side-zip snake boot with Realtree Edge camouflage, $229.99

Irish Setter VaprTrek snake boots are available now, with new styles coming in January 2020 to leading outdoor retailers. Visit www.irishsetterboots.com to learn more.

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 purpose-built hunting boots, work 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. Go all day, everyday.

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*Prices shown are suggested retail in USD.

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