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Hunter Original Short Boot Reviews

80 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

51% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

70% "Moderate arch support"

78 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/15/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I bought these (my first pair of rain boots) for my trip to Vancouver and I am so happy I did. They are highly durable, comfortable, and stylish. Especially for guys who don't like the look of those awful galoshes with cheesy prints on them. There is no insulation so get yourself some thick wool socks. They do seem to run almost a full size big so keep that in mind. I'm a short guy 5'6" so I opted for these versus the original ones, these hit me at the shin. Overall love my Hunter boots and I can tell they will last me a lifetime.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/10/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

I'm in the camp that found these unisex boots to look a little feminine. They do run big; I normally wear a 10 and the 9 was even a smidge large on me...and yet, they looked really dainty. They felt dangerous to walk in for me; the heel was just not wide enough for my taste. While waterproof, they are also thin and cold inside, and I really don't want to wear several pairs of socks. (Thanks to Zappos for taking them back so easily).

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 8, 2011

Maggie

 

I bought these for my husband, and he loves them. Perfect for city life and walking to work. Well worth the price! Wish I had bought them sooner.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 7, 2011

Neil P

from NWCT

Perfect boots for rain or snow. These are classic and will surely stand the test of time for years to come. I used them for the last few snowfalls and have begun to venture into my very muddy garden with them. Warm socks are a must, they do not offer much insulation. Enjoy!

Brands I'd also recommend: sperry, tretorns, Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 3, 2011

Jay C

from Murfreesboro, Tennessee

I love Zappos.com, I ordered a size 8 (mens) and Got them within two days. They were a bit tight and I really needed an 8.5 but of course there no "half sizes". I got the 9 the very next day and it fit next to perfect. Very comfortable. I put a sole cushion in the bottom and it is perfect. I can't wait for the rain! These boots are winners!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sorel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 27, 2011

Anonymous

 

This is the boot for the winter we had. You can wear it day-in and day out - comfortable and durable. Great item.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 22, 2011

Stephan

from Maryland

I posted a review of the Hunter 'Shorties' a month ago. Still loving the boot. A good thick wool sock will go a long ways to keeping your feet warm in snow and ice, and now as the mess is thawing, they are doubling up nicely (with lighter socks) as rain boots. Actually, I should say mud boots. Regardless, a nice "multi-tasking" ability over snow boots with fur, leather or suede.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 17, 2011

Anonymous

 

These boots are great! Keep my feet totally dry in the snow and slush. They don't have much insulation, so be sure to wear thicker socks with them, but I highly recommend. They are also the perfect height for men. My only complaint is the shipping. They said 3-5 business days and it took 6 business days. Kind of annoying in the middle of a snowy winter.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2011

Debbie O

from North Wildwood, NJ

Zappos has an excellent selection of Hunter boots. I ordered a pair of the original short boot for my husband for Christmas. The boots arrived within 48 hours of ordering. As it turned out, I ordered the wrong size, and Zappos could not have made it easier for me to exchange the boots. My husband now has his his new Hunter boots which he has used almost constantly since we have had a blizzard every week since Christmas. I own 3 pairs of Hunter boots myself, and could not be happier with them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Eddie Bauer waterproof boots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 2, 2011

Anonymous

from SF, CA

Love them, they are Wellies after all. Not much support though so can be tiring after long hours gardening. Easy clean up with a hose!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 29, 2011

Josh s

from New York, ny

Best shoe purchase ever. Love my Hunter boots. Super comfy, look great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 28, 2011

Dustin R

from washington, dc

This is a durable, very well made, long-lasting and comfortable boot that I highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2011

C. M

from Washington, DC

These boots are worth every penny! They're totally waterproof, have decent arch support and look awesome. I can trounce through deep puddles and snowdrifts with ease and get complements on them frequently. they do feel a bit big around the calf, but that works well for tucking in your pant-legs and wearing thick socks (they're not very insulating). thoroughly pleased.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2011

C. M

from Washington, DC

These boots are worth every penny! They're totally waterproof, have decent arch support and look awesome. I can trounce through deep puddles and snowdrifts with ease and get complements on them frequently. They do feel a bit big around the calf, but that works well for tucking in your pant-legs and wearing thick socks (they're not very insulating). Thoroughly pleased.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 24, 2011

Zeek

from Folsom, California

These are great boot. They will keep your feet dry all day. These are comfortable enough to wear all day long.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 14, 2011

Big S

 

Ran fairly close to size for me. I wear the boots when I walk my dog through the mud and muck, and are great in streams as well. Easy to hose off. For colder weather I recommend buying the fleece sock liners (although the liners are generic, they call them for 'women'. For guys, simply get a large and you'll be fine), and the boots double up for snow duty. My feet are warm. Worth the extra money over generic ones at local Sporting Goods stores. Zappos includes free shipping and returns in their price, hence the extra discount over Nordstroms.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2011

Tim R

from Long Island, NY

What a great product and just in time for the snow. With over 20" of snow in 3 weeks these boots kept my feet dry, warm and no slips. I may have to get a 2nd pair in another color!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2011

SteveM

from NJ

Very pleased with these boots. I needed a lightweight and waterproof solution, that I could wear to/from the office, on days that the streets of Manhattan are wet and or snowy/slushy. This boot is perfect for my needs. Hunter boots are practical, comfortable and stylish (I tuck my slacks into the boot). Two recommendations: -Prepare to wear wool socks, the boot itself is not insulated and the rubber conducts the cold temperature. -Definitely order a size smaller than your regular shoe size. Even with a size smaller you'll still be able to wear thick wool socks. I find a pair of long ski socks do the trick, especially on cold days. Finally, Zappos didn't disappoint. Ordered Saturday night, received Tuesday afternoon.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 3, 2011

John

from New York, NY

Nice looking boots and comfortable too. I've seen these Hunter boots at other stores and most of them had a layer of white powder on them (blooming). The pair I received from Zappos was perfect!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2010

RDB

from Sacramento, CA

Great boots. As others have said they run a little big - I ordered 1/2 size smaller than my tennis shoes, I could probably have gone a full size smaller. I am using my 'Super Feet' inserts with these boots and they are as comfortable as my running shoes. As always Zappos was amazing! Ordered on Saturday December 25th and the arrived on Monday - how do they do that?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 28, 2010

Anonymous

from Atlanta

I had done a lot of research on rain boots, and landed on the Hunter boots. I mainly wanted a pair of boots that would work for walking my dog, brewing beer, and regular old rain duty and the Hunter Shorts seemed to fit the bill. My fiancee got them for me for Xmas, and I must say I am impressed. They are very nice, and comfortable, but not very warm. Just make sure you put on some thick socks and you will be golden. They feel like they will last about 20 years, just get some thick wool socks and you will be golden.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 21, 2010

Anonymous

from New York

Very pleased with product, as well as service from Zappos. Only negative comment on the Hunter Boots is the smell of rubber - must let them air-out before putting in the coat closet - very strong rubber odor.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2010

Talia

from brooklyn

I just got home from wearing this boot all day and I love it. After the foot trauma that was the Hunter high boot (it took my boyfriend and a staircase to get them off - it was almost like they were suction cupped on). The short boot is like a breath of fresh air. I'm hoping in the long run the big price tag with pay for itself (it has to be cheaper than buying $40 every season, right?) - they seem built to last. The color is nice and dark and they look great with jeans and dresses.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 26, 2010

Anonymous

 

I am a female with wide feet and larger calves. I ordered a size down, my feet fit just fine, but there really wasn\'t enough room to tuck in my jeans. I\'m returning these and getting the short gloss in graphite in my regular size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 28, 2010

David B

from Tampa, FL

This is my second pair of Hunters. I buy them primarily to wear during multi-day music festivals like Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN. Given the crowd (80k), the rain, and the porta-potties, there is nothing better than Hunters on your feet. They also go well with shorts!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 13, 2010

Anonymous

from Snowmass Village, CO

It's mud season and the dogs rate these a 5 since they still get to go to their usual haunts. Excellent traction, too. I use my orthotics in these for arch support, works fine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 24, 2010

SteveO

from Atlanta

Very comfortable slip-on boot. I have large calf muscles so the short boot is much better fitting than the tall version. Feel as though I should be slogging around the Irish countryside when I wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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