User Review: Red Wing Irish Setter
Source: received it as a personal gift
Great boots, tough soles and very comfortable, especially given the price!
- Mesh lower limits waterproofing
I've had my Irish Setters since about 2008, and have put them through hundreds of miles of abuse. From Idaho backcountry 13-mile days, Utah 10 milers and countless miles of East Coast mud, streams, and sticks these boots haven't let me down yet.
Mine are mid-calf with a mix of leather and mesh lowers, which does hurt the waterproofing. While they are GoreTex lined, I have admittedly not cared for them properly with regards to re-applying proofing sprays. The soles are starting to wear significantly but do not suffer from a lack of traction or comfort. The insoles have lost much of their cush under my big toe and after significant downhills the ball of my foot is tired.
Fit is spot-on and very little break-in was required.
Support is also excellent. I have a weak ankle and while it will roll some in these boots, I have yet to exert it to the point of discomfort.