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Hunter Original Gloss Reviews

867 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

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8%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

60% "Felt a half size larger than marked"

89% "Felt true to width"

80% "Moderate arch support"

837 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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30 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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4 people found this review helpful  

February 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Very nice boots and well made. They were too tall for me and hit me at low knee making it uncomfortable for walking. I am 5'-5", so fairly average height for a woman. Thankfully there are shorter shaft sizes available; however, not as many color options. Great product overall, sad to have to return them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Swansea, MA

I absolutely LOVE these boots. I've worn them all day, been on my feet, and they are still comfortable. I actually look forward to rainy days just so I can wear these adorable rain boots. They are made well, but I agree with others that the calf is narrow so make sure to measure before you buy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 14, 2011

Cecilia P

from Houston, Texas

What a dilemma: order your size or a size down? If you read the reviews on here, you would be, as I was, tempted to order a size down. I normally wear a size 7 and ordered a size 6. Although, the boots fit they were too snug to wear with thick socks. Also, the shaft will be proportionally narrower with a smaller size. The size 6 boots were tough to get out of, and I had to sit down and tug at them to get them off. I prefer a bigger size where you can slip them off, especially if they are wet and muddy. My calves are 13.5 inches. Unless you can point your toe like a ballerina, your foot will get stuck when passing through the shaft. I would recommend going down in sizes if you are in between sizes and have relatively small calves.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 14, 2012

Anonymous

 

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!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 24, 2012

Brenna G

from New England

I have always loved Hunter Wellies, but was waiting for the right time to justify my splurge. Well, let me tell you, they were worth the wait! These wellies are beautifully made, comfortable, and look super-cute on. You can tell by the craftsmanship that they are made to last, so the price is not really a big deal. I would highly recommend these to anyone who wants stylish wellies from a trustworthy company.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Dallas, TX

I just received my Hunter Original Gloss boots in graphite, and they are so cute! I really wish that there were half-sizes because instead of ordering my usual 10, I would have gotten a 9.5. If you plan on wearing thick socks with the boots, then the extra room shouldn't be a problem. Rubber also doesn't stretch, so don't order a size smaller if you're on the fence! If you love these boots, but not so much the price, check out Kamik! They have similar boots for almost half the cost!

Brands I'd also recommend: Kamik; Northface

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 29, 2012

Natalie D

from Philadelphia

I love these boots - cute and feminine. I sometimes wear them with Welly socks (leopard print) for cold winter days. You'll really stand out or just wear them plain with leggings and oversized top. Cute!

Brands I'd also recommend: welly socks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 15, 2012

Carrie H

from Prairie du Sac, WI

Love these boots! A little clunky but that's to be expected. Love the liners that you can order to go with them. Super cute and fun boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, Il

Love these boots! They are perfect for Chicago's cold winters and wet spring seasons. I tread through snow and wet slush all the while my feet stay cozy, warm and dry! Would buy another pair in a heartbeat!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 29, 2012

Jasmine

 

After contemplating whether or not to buy these for over a month, I finally went ahead and purchased the graphite pair. They are so cute, but I wish I would've listened to other reviewers that said they run big. I am a 7.5 but mostly an 8. I decided to go with the 8 instead of 7, so I could wear with thick socks or the boot liners. 8 was too big, and when I walked my foot would slip out. I am returning for the 7, and I hope they will fit great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 8, 2011

Chas W

 

I first ordered the huntress because I thought I had big calf muscles. When they came in, they were really big around my calves but not in a good way. Zappos sent me the original hunter, and they were perfect: plenty of room with leggings, jeggings, and skinny jeans. They also made my legs look longer than the huntress. Also I usually wear a size 8, but I ordered the 7, and they fit perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Steven, Steve Madden, Dolce Vita

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 3, 2011

Alicia G

from Boston, MA

Love these boots! Not only have I had multiple comments on them (positive) but 5 of my friends have purchased in all different colors. I love the shiny look of the original gloss over the dull original look, but that's just me. Came back to order the welly socks so I can stay warm in them all winter and walk right through the slush! I did buy the 8's because I read that they ran big, and they fit perfectly, I am normally and 8 1/2 or 9 in running shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Richmond, CA

I just got these in the mail, and they look really stylish and of good quality. The feel great on my feet. I didn't want the traditional yellow or to go with another "black boot," so I ordered the brown ones. I'm not sure how I feel about the color. I guess I'll have to try them on with jeans etc.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 28, 2011

Crush

from Roanoke, VA

LOVE! Wearing my hunter black gloss for the first time today, and I must say they are awesome! I normally wear a 6.5, but I ordered a 6, and it fit perfectly. I normally hate the rain and cold but couldn't wait for it to rain so I could try my new boots out!! I wore them for the first time to work today... lots of compliments! As always Zappos gives great customer service, and I received my new boots in two days!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 8, 2011

Anonymous

from New Hope, PA via Mississippi

These boots fit perfectly. I bought a 10 (but I'm easily a 10 1/2), so I was a little nervous after reading the reviews. Bottom line - don't get overwhelmed by all the reviews, and go with your gut. There was plenty of room in the calf and still plenty of room in the boot for the Wellie socks. The boots are less glossy than the photos which makes me rethink the brightly colored boots. A bright color for a cold winter day doesn't sound so bad now. As for the shaft height, I'm 5'10", and they are barely below my kneecap. Finally, the foot comfort level is better than other Wellies. Perfection.

Brands I'd also recommend: Donald Pliner, Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston

These are wonderful rain boots. They are waterproof and comfortable. I have already worn them twice for long walks in the woods with my dog and my feet remained warm and dry. I am 5'4" and normally wear a 7½ or sometimes a 7 and my foot is a bit on the narrow side. The size 7 was perfect. I am not sure why others complained about them being tight in the calf. I am slim with small to slightly muscular legs and the boots are perfect with jeans tucked into the fleece Hunter liners. There is still plenty of room to spare. I have done a couple of 1 mile walks in them in comfort, but they might be a bit heavy for anything more than two miles.

Brands I'd also recommend: Northface

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 25, 2012

Kimberly B

from Mobile, AL

I bought these for my daughter to wear on a trip to New York. She absolutely loved them! Not only did they look great, but she never complained that her feet hurt! We walked everywhere, even in the rain. The only complaint she had was her feet were wet at the end of the day, sweaty feet not rain, she did not wear absorbent socks. They are excellent rain boots! Wear absorbent socks, as there is no air circulation.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 27, 2012

Beth

from Cleveland, Ohio

Great boot, fit nicely and very attractive. I wear an insole support which makes them very comfortable. Not made for cold weather though, my toes get cold very fast. And a bit hard to get off. Other than that I like these boots quite a bit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Baffin snow & cold weather rain boots, not as attractive but much warmer.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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February 16, 2012

Yewande D

from Middlesex,NJ

I was excited when I got the boots. I wanted to get these boots for months. Got the boots took a few steps with them, and noticed that the top of the boots were hitting the back of my thigh and it was so uncomfortable. Because I wore them outside only for 10 seconds I knew I couldn't return them back to Zappos so I had to call Hunter boots and they told me they will inspect them and exchange them for the huntress which is 2 inches shorter then the huntress. I am 5 feet tall so I guess I am too short to wear the Hunter Original. :(

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Manhattan

These are definitely for those heavy rain days. There are no insoles for the foot to have cushioning. I need heavy socks for cold days but, they definitely look great.

Brands I'd also recommend: ugg boots, frye boots

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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January 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

I ordered the high gloss black boots but when they arrived they were not nearly as shiny as the boot in the picture. They actually do not look glossy at all despite the correct label on the box. I ended up keeping the Hunter Regent style in black high gloss because it was glossy and looked a tad more chic. I was shopping for a rain boot to wear to work and I felt like the Hunter Regent style looked more professional. The bottom of the Regent was less contoured and it was an overall sleeker looking boot. The Hunter Original is definitely a more casual look.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

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March 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Tried these on in store and found the fit of the boots I received to be different. Without socks these are roomy but with socks one boot hits the back of my ankle and hurts. When I felt the inside of the boots I could feel a difference in quality between one boot and the other. The seam area on one boot was larger and they didn't connect to the heal very well. They are terrifically cute but I need comfort and am disappointed. Have tried the Sperry, they run narrow, tried the Hunter, now going to try Kamik and pray they fit well.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 27, 2012

STOMP

from DC

These boots are way too wide. I have normal width feet and they were swimming in these.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

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April 14, 2012

Amanda

from Grand Rapids, MI

Though the calf is narrow, it wasn't as bad as most made it sound. I am an average size woman, and was able to fold my boot cut jeans and wear them inside the boot. I ordered the extended calf and the regular, only to return the extended calf not needing the room. I did go up a size, from a 9 to a 10, and that might have helped. I live in Michigan, and the boots with and without the Welly socks are great. I simply adore them. They are stylish, comfortable and keep me dry and warm. Great boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 14, 2012

JessicaD

from New York, NY

Hunter gloss all the way! I purchased in navy a few months ago and also got the insert shortly after so I could wear with skirts in colder weather. Sometimes the one buckle comes undone and the boots have rubbed and left marks on the other, but I'm fine with some wear because these are attractive and effective for rain (and snow, with how I wear them) boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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