Irish Setter Drifter Women’s Trail Boot Review


Function and fashion for the wild and work.


When Irish Setter announced their new Women's Drifter oxford boot I was very excited to see how they incorporated Irish Setter's legendary blend of technology and experience into a boot durable and light weight enough to meet the needs of today's hunters. I know my Irish Setter LadyHawk and RutMaster 2.0 haven't let me down and have raised my standards on hunting boots and I couldn't wait to test these out.

The Drifter's motto is “because there is no off-season” making these boots a perfect match for hunters who's hunting season is the result of a year round hustle of scouting, food plots and property management. The off season also includes the daily grind of punching the clock to afford the hunting way of life. Drifter's lightweight good looks combine fashion with function with the textured grey full grain leather and teal mesh upper complimented by the grey and teal camo sole.

Photos courtesy of Irish Setter


Drifter's aggressive tread is at home driving a tractor, on the rain slick trails of a 3D Archery tournament after a storm, and on the concrete floor where paychecks are earned. The Venturist outsole bites into the mud and terrain yet the open pattern will spit out even the stickiest Georgia clay.

Drifter's footbed is designed to eliminate foot fatigue with the Agilite 3-piece comfort sole system combining a top layer of dense EVA for heel, arch and forefoot stability and support and a middle layer of softer, high rebound EVA offering underfoot comfort.

Drifter's other technologies include:

  • ScentBan – Irish Setter's exclusive scent control process added to footwear materials to kill odor causing bacteria.
  • Armatec – A tough and abrasion resistant covering used in high wear areas to preserve and lengthen the life of the boot
  • CuShin – Four-way stretch nylon with internal waffle mesh designed to minimize pressure from the boot tongue while maintaining premium comfort.
  • Quick-dry lining to wick away moisture.

Invest in your feet with boots that work and hunt as hard as you do! Irish Setter also offers Drifters in men's styles.

Irish Setter Women's Drifter oxford boot is available in sizes 6 to 11 including half sizes.

Style 2838 MSRP $114.99

Available at and select Irish Setter dealers.

Be sure to check out Irish Setter's extensive collection of hunting and work boots with over 60 years of creating leading outdoor footwear technology.