Trailblazer Press Release - June 2017


RED WING, MN (June 2017)


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Irish Setter Trailblazer mid-height boots share the proven combination of materials and special features resulting in a lightweight — yet heavy-duty — hunting boot with a height that allows for more active hunting. These waterproof, non-insulated Trailblazer boots are 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 early season elk. Perfect for scrambling up steep slopes," said Charley Bryant, Irish Setter Line Manager for Red Wing Shoe Company. "These boots 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."

All Irish Setter Trailblazers 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.

Men's Trailblazer Boots (sizes 8-12, 13, 14 in D and EE widths):
  • Style #878 is a non-insulated, all leather distressed brown boot $214.99*

Irish Setter boots are offered at select retailers and online. Please visit for more product details and availability.

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

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*Prices shown are suggested retail in USD.