The boots' toe box is built around the King Toe, which provides extra space and helps trap warm air around the toes. The Ice Claw RPM-LS outsoles feature RPM composite material and rubber pods, for traction on snow, ice and variable terrain. Rubber lugs have also been added for better traction in mushy conditions. The heel and toe meanwhile feature Armatec protection guards against ground hazards. For deep snow, a gaiter clip is integrated into the boots' construction.
As far as comfort is concerned, the IceTrek's upper is constructed from lightweight, breathable and abrasion-resistant polyester, with a memory-foam collar to fit the ankle for stability in the boot shaft. UltraDry waterproofing keeps feet away from moisture, while ScentBan lining delivers scent control through a process that kills odor-causing bacteria. Some IceTrek models even feature BOA lacing systems, which make it quicker to adjust laces, even without removing one's gloves. irishsetterboots.com
Men's IceTrek Boots (sizes 8-12, 13, 14 in E widths)
- Style 3896 is a 12" boot with 1600 grams of PrimaLoft insulation and ThermalBoost in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country® camouflage, $229.99
- Style 3897 is a 12" boot with 1600 grams of PrimaLoft insulation and ThermalBoost, BOA closure in grey, $249.99