Irish Setter is one of the world's premier lines of performance sporting and outdoor boots. The line is descended from Red Wing Shoes' 1920 line of "outing boots." Those strapping 18" models are considered to be the first boots built specifically for outdoor recreation. Irish Setters uphold an age-old tradition of all-day comfort and unequaled fit. Since its inception, Irish Setter has sought out the best materials, construction methods and technologies available at the time. Today's Irish Setter boots may feature Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membranes, UltraDry waterproof construction, Thinsulate Ultra Insulation, ScentBan, SnakeGuard or even Aerogel, a nanotechnology used by NASA. Irish Setter is based in Red Wing, Minnesota - a beautiful, historic Mississippi River town. It's surrounded by bluffs, trout streams and lakes. The fishing is good. So is the hunting.