When afield tough boots will outlast all others.

I got to test out the Irish Setter Elk Tracker XD Boots and this is how well they performed.

When hunting through swamps, climbing hills and descending into ravines, well built and waterproof boots are an absolute necessity. If you hunt out of a treestand, you also are quite aware those same boots better not be bulky and are sure foot when climbing high into your stand. One slip from overly bulky boots can be very costly to say the least.

When the Irish Setter Elk Tracker XD Boots came for review, I was instantly amazed by the quality and heavy duty construction of them. Irish Setter’s description is just the tip of the iceberg of the great features:

“The 10-inch waterproof leather Elk Tracker XD hunting boot gives you extra durability, comfort and protection you need to go all day on the most challenging hunts. Keep debris out of the boot with a leather gusset overlay. Avoid discomfort on steep declines over rough terrain with tight, lace to toe fit. Get abrasion resistance and defend against rocks and sticks with a wraparound Armatec™ rubber rand. Keep your feet dry at all times with UltraDry™ waterproofing. Expect rugged performance and excellent underfoot comfort with the Vibram® Bulls-Eye® Air Bob Aggressive sole featuring Megagrip compound.”

The Irish Setter Elk Tracker XD Boots have incredible stitching that will hold up for many years. The quick lace eyelets let you get the boots on and off quickly. Waterproof boots are a must for the areas I tromp through during hunting seasons and beyond. I always say the best places are way off the trails!

Traction is everything when navigating rough terrain. The Irish Setter Elk Tracker XD Boots sports very aggressive traction that I found really makes a difference on even wet, clay hillsides. Luckily I took all of my review pictures before I indoctrinated them into the world of mud. They performed very well.

While all of the heavy duty features are great, comfort is the main concern for quality of use. Sore feet are always a sure turn off and I have a pile of boots I have bought over the years that have failed in that regard. The Irish Setter Elk Tracker XD Boots are sized right to your shoe size and the Men’s size 9 that I tried fit well with a light/medium weight hiking socks. They are very comfortable in rough terrain and also long marches through the wilds.

Did I mention they are waterproof? From muddy fields to swampy woodlands the Irish Setter Elk Tracker XD Boots kept my feet dry. The comfort of these great quality boots cannot be even imagined. Your feet will thank you especially after all day wandering through the backcountry.

From spring shed hunting to gathering ramps, the Irish Setter Elk Tracker XD Boots have performed perfectly. I highly recommend them!

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