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Hunter Original Gloss Reviews

1068 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

54% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

1023 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/22/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Size down or stay with your regular size? Gloss or matte? The quintessential Hunter boot questions. I am typically a size 9 and ordered a size 8 and 9. I was buying these rain boots not only to wear when it rains, but to wear with heavy socks in the winter - our winters are a slushy mess but don't bring heavy accumulations of snow. Given this is the case, I assumed the 9 would be the pair I would wind up keeping because it would probably better accommodate heavy socks. As it turns out, I swam in the 9s. Even two pairs of thick socks didn't help. The size 8 was perfect - they fit perfectly as rain boots with a thin sock and can still accommodate a winter-weight sock. I also found that I preferred the gloss boot. For those like me who might worry about this, they are not too glossy. I have friends who claim the gloss boot "blooms" less too - but only time will tell. I bought a pair of these boots in black and graphite and wound up keeping the graphite. The color is a fantastic medium gray - a great neutral and a little more fun than an everyday color like black. I've gotten tons of compliments on them and wonder why I waited so long to get these boots. It rains where I live quite a bit and gets muddy and mucky out. In these, my feet stay dry and toasty. They are also a pleasure to walk in and are not heavy like some snow boots. Hopefully, I'll feel that my winter socks or a new pair of welly socks will keep my feet toasty when I wear these during the winter. Highly recommend!

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45 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/14/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Huge! I was wearing my thickest wool socks and even then, these boots were so big it was laughable. Order a size down - maybe 2!

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March 4, 2016

Jess

from springfield, ma

I am always a 7 or 7 1/2, usually 7 for open toe shoes/sandals and 7 1/2 for shoes and boots. My feet and legs were swimming in the 7s - I returned the 7s and I am keeping the size 6. They are a tad on narrow side but otherwise perfect. Odd sizing.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 25, 2016

Jill c

from Philadelphia

Sizing is way off. This 19 is supposed to be a 4.5 and I don't think so. It is very small. The fabric's texture and the fact that only one side has velcro will make it very difficult to get your LO's foot in there even if you size up. I love the color, the style, and the arch support and sole look of very good quality and comfort. I may try to go up a size or two.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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February 25, 2016

Jill c

from Philadelphia

I love my boots! One thing I noticed is wearing low cut socks with them give your ankles blisters. Other than that i think they're really cute and work great!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

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February 19, 2016

Anonymous

from Spokane, Washington

I absolutely love these boots! I wear a size 8.5 - 9 (depending upon the shoe) so based on all of the reviews saying that the sizes ran big I got an 8. Nope! I could get them on, but they were almost impossible to get off again and were tight against my calf. I sent them back and got the 9 and they are absolutely perfect. My kids play soccer so these will be great for those days out on the soccer field this Spring. I look for any excuse to wear them. Love these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 17, 2016

Shannon W

from Centreville MD

Love these! I am a 8.5 and ordered an 8..they fit perfect! Looking forward to a rain day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 17, 2016

Anonymous

from NYC

This is the third time that I've purchased a pair of Hunter rain boots in the last 10 years. I wish they held up longer than 3 years, but I live in NYC and I'm tough on my shoes. So they're pretty resilient. I do tend to order a half size up so that I can put insoles inside of them for arch support (I have flat feet) or to wear them with thick socks. These really are the best rain boots I've found.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 15, 2016

Grace C

from Buffalo, NY

I bought these shoes for my daughter. After six months of wear, they developed three tears in the boots. These tears are caused by the folding of the rubber, but they still should have lasted more then six months. They are fashionable boots, but do not provide warmth at all, unless you buy the expensive inserts for the boots. The socks that provide a little warmth are also not too cheap. After contacting the company about the tears they said there was nothing they could do. Except being stylish these boots were awful. They are way over priced, develop tears (letting water in), and are freezing cold. I would rather pay the money for Uggs which will at least keep your feet warm and dry.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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February 9, 2016

Lynn H

from Ossining, NY

I wanted a pair of rubber boots that I knew would last. Hunter boots are made well and are comfortable. They are not warm in a snowstorm but boot socks take care of that. I wear a 6½ and ordered a 6. Perfect fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 6, 2016

Elizabeth A

from Honolulu, Hawaii (living in Morgag, Ca)

Bought these for my daughter she is normally a size 11 for Nikes and a 10 for other shoes. Got her the size 9 and they fit and she can even wear a little thicker socks. She loves the Red (high gloss) it matches a lot of things and it's a very fun color.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 2, 2016

Lindsay N

from Vero beach fl

I debated over glossy or matte and I'm so happy I went with glossy. These boots are so cute and go with everything! Totally worth the money! Definitely size down.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 1, 2016

Susan B

from Brainerd MN

Mine arrived covered with the "bloom." I could not get it off, rubbing hard with either a cloth or paper towel. Not willing to purchase a product to get it into the shape it should have been in when it came. So I am returning.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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February 1, 2016

Jennette L

from San Francisco, CA

I don't know what it is about these boots, but I found them kind of uncomfortable. I am returning them. It may be that the higher heel coupled with the very flexible arch are the reason. They are cute though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2016

Valerie V

from San Francisco, CA

I absolutely love these boots. I had originally ordered the Hunter Tour, which was just a wee bit tight. These are perfect for wearing with jeans and pants that are slightly thicker than leggings. The color is gorgeous, and a great option from standard black (and in my case, red). I am looking forward to wearing them in the next rain!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2016

Melinda S

from Savannah, GA

I have 14.5" calves and really wanted a pair of Hunter boots. Originally I ordered the Godess because I was worried about them fitting my calves. The Godess were too large overall. I then purchased the original gloss in a size smaller based on the other reviews. I am a size 8. After receiving the size 7 boots, I realized they were too small so I ordered the size 8. I have no trouble wearing them with skinny jeans or leggings. Luckily Zappos exchange policy is unparalleled and after my 2nd exchange, the 3rd pair fits beautifully and I love my boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 26, 2016

Kelly K

from Nashville

Love them! I had to go a size up from my normal size but overall they are awesome!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2016

Emily B

from Auburn, Maine

Love these boots! I live in Maine and we get snow and cold temperatures! These boots are great for the snowy and slushy weather and keep my feet somewhat warm! However I would not wear them if it's very cold outside and you have to be out for a long period of time. They do run tight at the calf.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 23, 2016

Liane S

from Macomb, Michigan

I love Hunter boots! This was my second pair. They fit a little big. So always in buying Hunters, but a half size smaller than what you are. I am a 7½ and buy 7. They fit perfectly. They are so easy to clean. And I have gotten so many compliments on the red! You can see me coming for a half mile away. I love Hunters in the fall and winter and spring. You can really wear them year round. These are a must buy. And also buying from Zappos makes it so much easier. I always buy my Hunters on Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2016

Anonymous

 

Shout out to Zappos. My boots had excessive blooming and they replaced them. I love my Hunter boots. They are perfect for chasing my boys in the rain or walking the streets of Paris while on vacation.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 19, 2016

Annie F

from United States

These are insanely cute and practical, but they are a tad snug in the calves and too high on a short-legged girl like me (5'3) - they touch my knees and feel restrictive.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 16, 2016

Seana N

from Napa CA

I love Hunter boots! I have 3 pr now and have found that the original gloss seems to fit the best for me (i'm a size 10 and have relatively wide feet. I got a pair of the regular more matte type and they seemed to fit smaller than the gloss. They're fine with either a boot sock or thin socks; either one feels good, but if it's cold, better with boot socks. The graphite is a nice grey color and looks good with a lot of things. I also got the Military Red, which is a true, darker red. I was debating between that and the Pillar Box red but once I received them, found that the Military red was exactly the color I wanted. I also want to say that I'd ordered the red boots one day before 1pm PDT and rec'd the boots the next morning. Unfortunately, they were the wrong boot; so I called customer service at around 4:30 that same day (a Tuesday) PDT to let them know that I wanted to exchange them for the gloss boots and even though they told me I wouldn't receive them until Thursday since I was calling after 1 PM, the correct boots were on my doorstep at 10:30 Wednesday morning! I hadn't even sent the wrong boots back yet! I am amazed by their customer service and have always been happy with my purchases.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2016

Anonymous

from Virginia

I love these! My daughter has a pair and I loved them. Because they run a little big, I sized down half a size. They are a classic and I will wear them for a long time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2016

Anonymous

from Carlsbad, CA

I love these boots. I have had my eye on them for years and finally took the plunge with the anticipation of El Nino. The bright pink is so much fun! I sized down a size and they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2016

Cheryl G

from Houston, TX

This rain boot is a cut above others I've tried. Nice fit and well-made. I ordered them as Christmas gifts and everyone was quite pleased. I do agree that you can buy a size down. I wear a 7-1/2 medium. I ordered an 8 (as I usually order up when half sizes are not offered) and it was way too big. The 7 is perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 11, 2016

Ilene O

from NH

Super adorable boots! Love the glossy gray. Light weight and easy to stroll around in when it's wet, slushy or rainy. I usually wear a 7 1/2 but purchased the 7 and they are perfect with a wool knee sock. I tried the Hunter socks but not only were they too bulky, but there is a seam that rubs the ankle. Great Zappos service as always!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 11, 2016

Erin C

from Kentucky

Love these boots! Perfect color and fit is great! I wear a 7 1/2 and I got a 7 since they do not offer 1/2 sizes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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