Irish Setter® Introduces Extra Durable Elk Tracker XD Hunting Boot Series

The next generation Elk Tracker XD boots pack the legendary comfort of the original Elk Tracker into an even tougher, more durable boot that takes award-winning boots to the next level.

A full leather camo upper with a leather reinforcement layer protects the feet and prevents debris from entering the boot. Welded construction improves durability, while a wraparound rubber tread offers abrasion resistance against rocks, sticks, and other sharp objects. Irish Setter Field Camo Desert Leather offers superior concealment and blends with other popular camo patterns to match a variety of terrains. This patented camouflage Troutbook® the leather is manufactured in Red Wing, MN.

TempSens technology helps regulate the temperature inside the boot to maintain consistent foot comfort. In hot conditions, the system reacts to wick moisture away from the foot, facilitating evaporative cooling. This helps keep your feet cooler, drier and more comfortable. In colder conditions, the system also draws moisture away from the skin, but traps it to create a thermal barrier that helps maintain a constant, comfortable temperature inside the boot. UltraDry™ waterproof construction offers long-lasting protection. primaloft® Insulation (200 grams) is available in Elk Tracker XD style #3981.

A lace-to-toe adjustment allows for a closer fit that reduces discomfort created by movement within the boot, especially when descending steep terrain. A row of locking hooks help keep the boot tight during lacing. A Cushin™ Comfort Tongue provides comfort in the shin area, while ScentBan™ scent control eliminates odors inside the boot.

EnerG material underfoot provides comfort and sustained support through an energy-returning core sandwiched between the midsole and outsole. EnerG offers an energy recharge with each step. A durable, removable EVA and memory foam footbed provides long-lasting comfort. An ultra-durable Vibram® The rubber outsole features bull’s-eye air cleats with a tread pattern that sheds mud and dirt for superior traction.

“Hunters have come to trust Irish Setter Elk Tracker boots when they get their tag,” said Charley Bryant, stockist for Red Wing Shoe Company’s Irish Setter product line. “The Irish Setter Elk Tracker XD Boots are extra durable for the most demanding conditions and hunters.”

Men’s Elk Tracker XD Hunting Boots (Sizes 8-12, 13, 14 in D and EE widths):

  • Style 3980 is a Brown 8” Non-Insulated Boot, UltraDry™, Field Camo Desert Leather Upper, $249.99*
  • Style 3981 is an 8″ boot with 200 grams of Primaloft® Insulated, UltraDry™, Field Camo Desert leather upper, $259.99*
  • Style 3982 is a 10” Brown Non-Insulated Boot, UltraDry™, Field Camo Desert Leather Upper, $259.99*

All Irish Setter Moose Trackers combine a variety of features that contribute to their comfort and durability. The original Elk Trackers feature a genuine leather welt construction that provides some flex with enough stiffness and torsion control for stability on uneven terrain. And cushioning from the removable Comfort Cork EVA insole with Memory Foam and ScentBan™ odor inhibitor comes standard on all models. Locking lace hooks help tighten boots for a secure fit. primaloft® Insulation provides warmth in cold environments. The aggressive Bulls-Eye® The aggressive Air Bob sole offers excellent stability and traction on the most difficult terrain. The dual-density sole provides maximum cushioning underfoot. Leather/textile versions feature UltraDry™ waterproofing to keep feet dry. All leather upper versions feature GORE-TEX® membrane that blocks moisture from the outside, while allowing moisture from the inside to evaporate.

Men’s Original Elk Tracker Hunting Boots (sizes 8-12, 13, 14 in D and EE widths):

  • Style 861 is a 10″ Non-Insulated Brown Boot, UltraDry™, Leather Upper, $209.99*
  • Style 880 is a 12″ boot with 200 grams of Thinsulate® Insulation, GORE-TEX® membrane, leather upper, $254.99*
  • Style 882 is a 12″ boot with 600 grams of Thinsulate® Insulation, GORE-TEX® membrane, leather upper, $259.99*
  • Style 860 is a 12″ boot with 1000 grams of Thinsulate® Insulation, GORE-TEX® membrane, leather upper, $259.99*

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

About the Irish Setter

Irish Setter Boots help people who work and enjoy time outdoors get through their entire day by producing a full line of purpose-built footwear. Irish Setter uses cutting-edge technologies and the best materials to provide customers with the highest quality outdoor footwear. Irish Setter is a division of the Red Wing Shoe Company and is headquartered in Red Wing, MN along the banks and bluffs of the Mississippi River. For more information on Irish Setter heritage, products and retailers, visit