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Hunter Original Gloss Reviews

1068 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

12%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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June 20, 2016

Anonymous

from Arlington, VA

I love these boots! They're beautifully glossy, the graphite color is great and they fit my size 9 feet perfectly. Sadly, they didn't fit around my 16" (40mm) calves [insert sad face here], and a wrinkle at the ankle with these boots just doesn't work the way it does with leather... I should have paid closer attention to the description! So I've had to return them. But otherwise they're beautiful.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 7, 2016

Urszula C

from San Diego, CA

Three times a charm - it took me three orders to get the size right. Mainly because I read the reviews here and did the research online, and most people said they needed to size down a size or two. Well, I am 6½ or 7 in US (mainly 5 in UK) with regular width feet, and size 7 was the way to go for me (true fit). They fit just right to have either thin or thick sock in. Love the boots, I love the color (although I loved Pillar Box Red better, but no size in US 7). Finally a proud owner!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 24, 2016

Lana S

from Libertyville, IL

Received one pair and it had a white film all over both boots. Returned for second pair and had the same white film all over. They looked like they were 100 years old. I was told it was called blooming and to wash them. Unfortunately it didn't change a thing. Will be returning...again. Zappos - you need to check your inventory of these.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

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May 18, 2016

Anonymous

 

Finally broke down and ordered these lovely boots, however...the size 7 was too small. I have always heard to size down when it comes to these boots but they were just a little too snug, especially with the cable knit fleece socks. I am returning these and trying a size 8. Hopefully they work out!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 11, 2016

Jenny W

from Lincoln, NE

Love these boots! Comfortable and keep my feet dry on those rainy days. I usually wear a 7.5, so I ordered a 7 and they fit perfectly!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 16, 2016

Karen C

from St Paul, MN

I really haven't had the opportunity to wear these beautiful boots, it's been too dry! I've worn them around the house a little bit. After reading reviews, I did order a half size smaller than I normally wear and they fit perfect. They're not too tight around the calf. I'm 5' 7", 140 pounds and I can tuck a pair of pants in the boots. I love the bright red shiny look of them and can't wait to splash around in puddles!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 15, 2016

Cgraham

from georgia

Ordered the red original gloss Hunter rainboot. They were delivered in about 4 days from order. However, the product was disappointing. The boots had a film all over both boots and scuff marks on them. Very disappointed.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

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April 13, 2016

Anonymous

 

FANTASTIC! I love these boots and the HUNTER Brand is a great one to own! Handmade and very balanced, the HUNTER boot fits any outfit I put them with! Worth the money and great style!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 10, 2016

Anonymous

 

Gross- I ordered these and they were most definitely not glossy. They had some kind of white film on them that made them look ruddy and felt gross. I tried to wipe it off in an unconspicuous spot with no luck. Returned!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 29, 2016

Jason A

from Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin

This is a great long review, but it is worth the read. For a long time, I wanted a pair of boots that would last from quality. When I took a look at the price of Hunter boots, I was skeptical of buying them and told myself, "these boots must really be that good." Trust me on this one, they are, and they feel amazing on me! I ordered a pair in the military red original gloss. For those who want to know the true color, I have three words for you: fire truck red or stop sign red, but glossy. I also wanted the measurements to comfortably fit me. I ordered a size 11, and they fit great with a thick pair of socks. My foot size is a 10½ in men's. A 10 is too small for me since the boots are a pain to take off at the end of the day, and a size 11 is a tad bit larger but really works for me with about 1/2 an inch of toe room. That sounds like a lot of room, but are more cozy with thick socks. And the circumference feels great on my calf muscles. The boots don't feel too tight or loose against them; they feel just right. I do not usually mention names on reviews, but I have to give a huge shout out to Ashley Drew in customer service! She was incredibly helpful and reassured me that military red gloss is a very bold color and eye appealing for guys to wear. She also told me tons of guys wear women's Hunters in many colors. So for all the guys out there wanting to wear glossy Hunters but will not from a small fear of doing so, be creative and wear them for you. I also have a pair of gray graphite gloss Hunters, and I get compliments on wearing them a lot. I could go on, but I will stop for now. All in all, this was an amazing, feel good, look good purchase. I can't wait to wear these in the public eye and see how eye appealing they really are. Thank you so much Zappos for the pair of boots that I have always wanted!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg and maybe, Columbia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2016

Jenny

from Baltimore, MD

Like many others, I had been wanting Hunter Boots for a while but what color? Gloss or no gloss? Original tall, tour, or adjustable? I was most worried about the sizing because several reviews commenting on calf sizing. Finally I took the plunge on the Original Tall in Navy Gloss hoping I wouldn't have to return them and I wont and they fit like a glove! Hopefully this info will help others who are on the fence like I was: I'm a 9.5 in pumps and sneakers but tend to be a 9 in whole-size boots like Uggs, Sorels, and now Hunters. I'm an athletic 5'6" and 135#. I wear pants sizes Gap 27, Loft & J Crew 2. The widest point of my calf measures in at 14.5". The boots fit comfortable with a thick pair of socks and jeans. I haven't tried with boot liners but it felt like there was still enough room to comfortable wear those too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sorel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 15, 2016

C P

from Denver, Colorado

Love these boots! Very versatile color and style. I personally wear a 9 and the 9 is tight with thick socks to get into and get off. However, that being said they are very comfy once I got them on. I sent the 8's back. Way to tight.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 10, 2016

Anonymous

from Mn

Great boots! My second pair (first pair worked hard for 10+ years) seems slightly more streamlined and comfortably accommodates my inserts. Plan to use like my first pair for rain, mud, casual wear as well as lite work in the stable. I wear a 7-7.5 in most shoes. Purchased the Hunter 8 and am pleased with the fit. Thanks Zappos & Hunter!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 7, 2016

Victoria

from Encinitas

I've had my Hunter's for three years now. Being from San Diego, I wear them about 5-7 times annually. There is wear through the rubber where my ankles are, the labels are peeling off, and the rubber in the buckles is ripping. I thought these boots were sturdier than this, but I guess not. I'm quite frustrated with the lack of wear-time. I do, however, find them quite warm and comfortable to wear. Plus, they absolutely look stylish on rainy days.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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March 5, 2016

Anonymous

from Oneonta, New York

I love these boots! I am a size 7 and ordered 7 even though there were some recommendations to order smaller. The size 7 fits perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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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!

Style 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!

Comfort 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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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