At home on a hiking trail, trekking through timber, or working on the Back 40, the Irish Setter® by Red Wing® Brands Trailblazer is a rugged boot…for rugged men. The uppers feature UltraDryTM 100% waterproof lining and ScentBanTM antimicrobial technology. The Bulls-Eye® Air Bob Carbon Rubber soles gain traction on rough terrain, thanks to an aggressive lug pattern, while an EVA midsole reduces weight and provides underfoot cushioning.
Goodyear Welt Construction: the Only Way to Build a Great Boot.
Trailblazer Boots are assembled with Goodyear welt construction. It's the oldest and most reliable construction method, delivering footwear that's flexible, durable, and easily repairable.
So how does it work? In short, a strip of firm leather (called the welt) is stitched to the leather upper. The welt acts as a sort of "anchor layer" for the stitching that binds the boot together. Goodyear welt construction provides solid footing, flexibility, and allows the outsole to be replaced, effectively lengthening the life of the boot.