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Hunter Original Short Gloss Reviews

269 reviews
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Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

68% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

71% "Moderate arch support"

262 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/18/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love these boots! I usually wear a size 8, 8 1/2, but these fit like a glove. I tend to wear wear thinner vs. thicker socks (my feet hate being confined to socks!) so consider that when buying. You should definitely wear socks with them or you will get little blisters on the backs of your legs as the edges rub up against your legs (makes sense). They keep my feet warm and completely dry in the water-winter wasteland that is Seattle, WA, which is exactly what I was looking for, and looks great with skirts. I have big calves, but have no problems whatsoever with these boots. We're talking a circumference of almost 16" here. I have soccer-player legs. Yup. And I love these cute little boots. They make me feel girly. If I wore skinny jeans, I could probably tuck my jeans in them, though it'd be a tight fit. But I wear boot-cut jeans, so that just looks ridiculous. I also have wider feet, and have no problems wearing these all day comfortably. It's just a matter of finding socks of the right thickness, which you can do at any REI-type store.

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/16/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I wore these boots for the first time yesterday. Since it wasn't actually raining when I was commuting to/from work, I left my pants untucked with the boots under my pants. Well the top of the boots left massive abrasions on the backs of my legs from rubbing. Granted I wasn't wearing the welly socks but it was August so didn't feel the need to wear them. Now I know. Beware that the same thing can happen to you. I'm very disappointed since I really liked them beside this issue.

Additional 249 Original Short Gloss Hunter Reviews

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February 6, 2015

Sarah

from Missouri

These boots are well worth it! I found them to be true to size. I wear a 9 in all shoes and the 9 fit perfect. I got the red and I get compliments every time I wear them. I'm trying to stop myself from buying another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 6, 2015

Jordan G

from Texarkana, Texas

I am 5'2" and I have ridiculously large calves. When I tried on the Hunter tall rainboots my knees were literally muffin topping over the boots. I didn't want the Huntress boot because they only have two color choices. These are the perfect remedy!! I was worried that because of my height they would look funny but they fit my calves and are about the same height as my Bailey Button Uggs. If you are dead set on a pair of Hunter boots but the tall ones won't work then get these immediately!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 31, 2015

Anonymous

from Santa Rosa, CA

Got red ones for Christmas and wanted to exchange for black. It was handled quickly and efficiently by Zappos. I just made a folder with your name on it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 30, 2015

Jeanette B

from Alabama

Love this boot! The gloss makes gloomy weather happier. It has enough structure to support your feet. The height is perfect for my leg length (I'm 5'4"). Circumference plenty roomy for skinny jeans (my calf is 14"). Ordered my usual size 9, but the foot is way too large. Trying again with an 8.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry, Hunter

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 29, 2015

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

I love these boots! Some reviews instruct to order a size up but I got my normal size 8 and they fit fine even with thick socks. I think the short boots are definitely easier to get off then the tall. I also purchased the tall glossy boot in graphite and the size 8 was too small but not such much because of fit but more because I had such a hard time trying to get them off. Also important to note, I prefer not to wear the hunter socks with the tall version- again this is only my preference and to avoid the hassle of getting them off. The tall boots fit so well that I can't really wear the thick hunter socks with them. But I like the look of the tall boots without the bulk of the socks. If you want to wear hunter socks with the tall version I would recommend getting the Huntress style which I don't believe is available in glossy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Hunter Tall Glossy

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 28, 2015

J. S

from Ohio

I have had these boots for a few weeks now and love them so far! They are comfy, cute and useful! The short version of these Hunter boots are perfect for people with wide, athletic calves that don't fit in the tall version. I would definitely recommend these boots for the rainy and winter months!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2015

Anonymous

from North Dakota

I'm very happy with my Hunter Boot (short) purchase. I usually wear an 81/2 and I got a size 7. They feel snug but not too tight, I feel the 8 would have been to big and clunky. I can wear a liner in them just fine as well. I bought them for a gift as well and she loves them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 15, 2015

Marie C

from Los Angeles, California

I have always been a size 6-1/2 US, but with bunions, I now wear size 7. I ordered 7, but it was a bit loose; still, I could fix that with heavier socks. However, the boots are heavier than I expected (1-1/2 to 2 pounds each?); not sure if weight was indicated in the description and I should have checked first. Loved the styling and the quality (very well made), but the fit together with the heaviness is not for me. It does not rain very much here in Southern California, and I ordered to use and pack for overseas travel. The weight was a bit problematic for me in terms of baggage weight restrictions these days. I'm sure people living where it rains and snows love these boots.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 10, 2015

Anonymous

 

I purchased the Hunter Original Gloss Short in black; size 7. I normally wear a 7.5 Medium, but since these run slightly large to allow for thick socks in cold weather, I chose to size down. They are comfortable and waterproof. The black is glossy and beautiful. I’m 5’1 with slim legs, and I prefer the short boots to the tall because I like the look of the short on me versus the tall. I wear them with denim leggings and the black is universal and doesn’t look out of place with dress pants on rainy days when I have to go to work.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2015

Katherine

 

I love these boots! They run a bit big. The only change I would make? Offer half sizes. I'm a true 7. I think a 61/2 would have fit perfect. The only reason I didn't exchange for a 6 is l, I'd rather add more socks than have too small and cold feet.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 9, 2015

Jen C

from San Diego, CA

Great boots! They definitely run big - I wear mine with comfy socks so it takes up some of the room and keeps my feet warm. Had a little trouble keeping the buckles on the side fastened.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 8, 2015

Sarah

from Nebraska

FINALLY found the perfect Hunter. Let me start by saying I am a 6'tall slender build and by no means have "large" calves (I'm an avid runner/athletic lifestyle). Based on reviews I first ordered the Hunter Tall women's size 9 as I generally wear between a 9 and 9.5. The calf was ridiculously small and they went back immediately. I read additional reviews and exchanged for the Hunter Hunter men's size 8... The calf was ever so slightly larger but not enough to fit welly socks or jeans inside. Sigh, the second pair went back. Determined, I decided to give the Hunter Original Short in Black Gloss a try and I am thrilled! I ordered a 9 and they fit perfect... Considering my height I was worried they would be too short and look silly, but they are great and perfect in the calf area. The original pair I ordered was black matte and I am so much happier with the gloss, adds a feminine touch and so cute. Great with or without welly socks and will be able to wear them with a variety outfits and throw them on with sweats or dress them up with leggings or cute socks. The shorter boot is easier to slip on and off... Have already received compliments when wearing them out. They are great in winter slush and they are warm and comfy with black cable knit welly sock. Highly recommend. My only complaint would be that without a sock or leggings they do rub on the back of my leg, but considering the cold weather not a huge concern now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2015

Kelly

from Chicago

I love these boots! They feel great and look great and not big, chunky and clunky which I didn't want and how I felt in other rain boots. After reading other reviews that they run small I ordered a size 7 I usually wear size 8 and they feel great and I can comfortably wear socks with them. I would recommend ordering size down. I'm also short 5" and the short boot looks great. I've tried the tall and it went over my knee. I looked ridiculous. I would highly recommend these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2015

Anonymous

from Dallas area, TX

I returned Kamik Heidi style and got these instead. There is a huge difference in comfort between the 2 brands/styles. I have short legs, so I am not comfortable tall boots. I love the Short Gloss! Perfect boot height for protection from wet weather, very comfortable at the top/opening, and I have about an inch of movement against my calf which keeps the boots comfortable and allows ample room for tucking in jeans or other pants. I usually wear a 5½M in shoes. I ordered these boots in a 5 and a 6. I returned the 6 because they were too spacious in the foot area - like I would have to wear very thick socks with them or possibly even two pairs of socks to get them to feel like the size 6 was not sloshing around on my foot. The 5 has ample room for me in my standard socks that I would wear with boots, I have a good amount of room in the toe box, and the instep (I have a high arch and high instep). So in my experience, I needed to size down in these boots, but I am glad that I ordered two sizes initially so I could compare them at the same time. Thank you, Zappos, for your great customer service to help make fit decisions easily.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2015

Anonymous

 

First off I ordered the original short good in bright plum from Zappos, and did not realize untill Christmas morning that they sent me two different sizes! One size 7, one size 8! Thankfully, Zappos got a few more in stock so we were able to return them and purchase the correct sizes. If it were any other company in sure it would had been awful!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 11, 2014

Anonymous

 

So cute, shorter than my other Hunter RB I love the shine. It was exactly what I was hoping for! These run a bit big but nothing a thick sock won't help.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 5, 2014

Anonymous

from Minnetonka, MN

I am very pleased with my purchase. I was nervous about ordering a size 6 since I'm typically a size 7, but they fit great. I even ordered the ivory fleece boot socks to go with and the boots don't feel snug at all with this thicker type of sock. I even got a compliment from a neighbor while I was walking my dogs in my boots in some mucky weather.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 21, 2014

KJ J

from Washington, DC

After years of wanting Hunter rain boots, I finally bought them! I love the color. Not the most comfortable, but they're not really supposed to be I don't think.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 17, 2014

Laura

from Dublin, OH

Very cute boots! Color is great. I prefer the shorter Hunter Boots for better comfort and ease in taking off and putting on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2014

Laurel C

from connecticut

Love these! I had the original adjustable but they were too hard to take on and off throughout the day when I'm in and out walking my dog. These slip on and off easily and look great. I'm typically a size 8.5 to 9 and the 8 fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 12, 2014

Anonymous

from New Mexico

I have always wanted a pair of Hunter boots. I really wanted to buy the tall boot, but my calves are just wide enough for it to be uncomfortable. I ordered these instead and I am very pleased with my purchase. It's been raining a lot here and slip them on to do things out in the yard. They're a little big without socks. I will order some boot socks as it is getting colder, but since I don't wear them for very long without socks I have not experienced any negative effects. They're beautiful, solid boots. They are comfortable. I wear a women's 10 and it is always spot on except for my New Balance sneakers. I get NB shoes in a 10.5. These feel about a half size larger on my feet, but I am not going to say that necessarily will be the case for someone else. There appears to be some wiggle room in EU sizing and I think that's were the discrepancy is with these boots for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 3, 2014

Bonnie

 

These were very large and loose on my feet. I normally wear 7.5-8 but ordered the 8 as I figured I'd be wearing thicker socks. Still way too large. Too bad, they are gorgeous!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 26, 2014

Kerri M

from Fernie, BC

Where do I start? Love! That's where I'll start. I love Zappos and I love my shortie hunters! It took me a couple tries to get the exact hunters that I wanted and Zappos was so accommodating every step of the way. They went above and beyond I make me, the consumer, happy. I have recommended them so many times and search them first for any future purchase. Okay, now the nitty gritty! I am a true 7.5 size. I originally ordered the hunter tall gloss in graphite 1, beautiful! Because of all the reviews I ordered a size 7. Perfect fit! You need skinny calves to swear them with jeans. However, I felt my legs would get hot in them so I exchanged for the shorties in size 7. But they were small, I had to heave them on. So I then exchanged again for a size larger. Size 8. They fit great. Size 7.5 would be perfect in the shorties but the 8 is nice so there is enough wiggle room and room for fluffy socks. And they don't look big! I hate going up a size cause then my feet look bigger, silly I know, but these 8 look just as small as the 7. Yay. I live in a mountain town so I also felt that the tall pair looked to "city" and if I lived back in the city I would've kept them probably. The shorties I feel look more like you want to get down and dirty and do some puddle jumping while looking awesome! Love my shorties so much that I have to display them so I can peek at them often. Gorgeous. Just do it. They will last for years!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sanuks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 23, 2014

Anonymous

from New Jersey

I usually wear a size 6 and these were too roomy - my foot kept sliding forward leaving room in the heel. Otherwise they seemed comfortable and sturdy. The description is somewhat misleading in that it says "Adjustable strap on the side" and yet "the buckle on this boot is merely decorative." I was disappointed that I could not use the strap to tighten the top of the boot.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 12, 2014

Valerie J

from United States

Great boot for wide calves. However, it rubs against your leg so you'll need a sock. I also found that the label info on the inside of the boot rubbed off on my leg.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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