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Hunter Original Short Gloss Reviews

280 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

51% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

62% "Moderate arch support"

271 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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9 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 260 Original Short Gloss Hunter Reviews

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May 20, 2015

Stephanie B

from New York, New York

I love my tall Hunters and I wanted to love these, unfortunately, I wore them four weeks ago and STILL have scars/scabs on the back of my calves from how badly they rubbed against my bare skin. When I wore them around the house to check out the fit they felt totally fine, yet increasing the mileage on the street (walked about 1-1.5 miles) they rubbed the back of my legs raw and bloody. As I bought these to wear in warmer weather, I didn't want to need to wear socks, so this boot just doesn't work for me in the way I intended. Be very sure it won't destroy your calves before wearing them outside of the house. I'm still scarred and paid $150 for the pleasure.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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May 11, 2015

Lia G

from Philadelphia, PA

So these boots work exactly as indicated. They keep the rain out and keep my feet warm. They're comfortable and stylish. However, I was a bit disappointed that the shiny finish doesn't last through one wear or out of the box even. The first pair I purchased came all scuffed up and discolored so I exchanged them for a second pair, which Zappos did with no issues. The second pair came and they looked beautiful. I wore them once in the rain and the shiny finish disappeared and looked like the first pair I received. In the future, if I purchase another pair of Hunters I'll be getting the matte version. I'm going to invest in the shine restorer to see if that makes them look like new. Overall, these boots are great. I know they're rain boots and meant to take a beating and the manufacturing quality ensures they'll be able to. However, buy them for the utility and not their beautiful appearance if you intend on using them when it rains.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 30, 2015

Amber J

from Northern California

Love the new boots! So cute in this shorter size! HOWEVER- I have a pair of taller Hunter gloss boots in Fuschia pink and they do not scuff as bad as these! One wearing and the entire inner sides of these boots are totally scuffed and it won't come off I have no idea why or if they are now making them different or what very displeased for the amount of $$$ spent!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 28, 2015

Anonymous

 

I definitely loved the look of this boot and wished that it would have worked for me. I found the boot extremely hard to get on and off which was a deal breaker for me.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 23, 2015

Jenny A

from Webster NY

This boots are AWESOME! I wear a 7-71/2 and ordered a 7 and they fit perfectly. I can even wear thick boot socks comfortably. I own two pairs of hunter rain boots and these have become my favorites. I own the taller ones but these are more versatile. I will get more colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 22, 2015

Anonymous

from United States

I am petite (5' tall) and wear a size 4 in US women's, but often I can make a size 5 work in boots with thick socks. Not even close on this one. The boots were huge and they hit my calf in an awkward spot. Would not have been comfortable even with thick socks, had the fit been closer. The Graphite color seemed much more of a dull shade than it looks on the site. Trying again with Burberry kids rain boots.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 18, 2015

Anonymous

from Pennsylvania

After trying the Original Tall I ended up with the Short mainly because they were easier to get off! Everything about the boot fits great...plenty of room in the calf. They look nice and will be put to good use in the yard and occasional trip to the store. I'm an 8 1/2 and I got the 8 which are just right. I tried the 9 but they were way too big and still difficult to get off! I am able to wear the fleece sock insert too as well as having room for pants legs. (A little harder to take off but still okay.) Overall the short Hunter in gloss is useful, stylish and comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 4, 2015

Glenda B

from Birmingham

Cute boot mid calf. It does rub there so make sure you have pants on that reach below mid calf. I thought it was true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 2, 2015

Yellowpillow

from Columbus

A fine boot for rainy spring days. I got the slate blue. I wish now I chose the black it would look better with leggings. Funny at my workouts studio there are three pairs of the identical boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 2, 2015

Susan G

from Bloomington, Indiana

I love these boots. I am 5'2" so the short boots are a perfect height on my legs. They are pretty comfortable, and I have enough room to wear thick socks if I need to. I am typically a size 7 and I got a size 7. The color is also beautiful, and goes with everything while still being a pretty blueish slate instead of a typical neutral shade.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 2, 2015

Carol w

from United States

I love love love Zappos service with a smile over the phone. Last order I placed I was in the midst of a huge snowstorm. The order taker asked how I was and explained my situation on Cape Cod. She said why don't you come outto sunny Las vegas for a visit and get warm! Oh and I love my boots. Much needed with feet of snow this winter.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 2, 2015

Sophia P

from Dover MA

What great boots! They are comfortable, warm, and stylish; they were my go-to outdoor footwear this winter, no matter what I was doing. We had a challenging winter in Mass. this year, but these boots stood up to all sorts of weather and could be worn with any outfit. I have wide feet and normally have difficulty finding boots which would fit me properly. I usually wear a 6 1/2 WW. I ordered a 7 in the Hunter. The toe box is nice and roomy and I could wear them all day and still be comfortable. A great product!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 23, 2015

V

 

Closer to purple than the plum pictured, and much shorter than the photos indicate. Buckle at top is really cheap -- didn't trust that it would last more than a few days. Returning unworn.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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March 22, 2015

Mary A

from St. Louis

Ordered a size up since I needed to wear these with my orthotic, which usually I need to go up a half size. Definitely needed my regular size (a 9) which would've been fine but I need these at the end of the week, for vacation. Got these for the rainy streets of London. The height was great and it seemed that there would be room for pants tucked in (and I don't have thin calves by any means). Color was nice for spring, nice and bright. If I had more time, I would have kept these. The Bogs I did keep will work fine.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bogs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2015

Sarah

from Arkansas

These boots are great! They do run big. I usually wear a 10 in shoes and ordered a 9 and I still have plenty of room for a thick sock for winter. I would highly recommend investing in these boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2015

Anonymous

from West Michigan

Sadly, I had to send these snappy boots back. I ordered a size 8 and a size 9. Neither pair was waterproof. I chose a pair of Aigle boots instead. Strange that Hunters are now made in China, Aigles are (still) made in France, yet the Aigles were less expensive.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sanita, Kamik

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 9, 2015

Robin S

from Indianapolis

Love these boots! Very comfortable and really cute. I read some reviews that they rub, but I haven't had that problem. I've even worn without socks at all, and haven't had an issue. I get compliments on them just about every time I wear them. They do run a little large, so I ordered a size down and they are perfect. Easy to clean as well, and the shine does stay. I got the red, and if you ever get the robin's egg blue in shiny, I'll order those, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 4, 2015

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

These are the cutest rain boots! I almost didn't want to wear them because they're so shiny, but they're perfect for central Texas rainy days. I ordered them in Military Red, and I normally wear an 8.5 but I ordered an 8 and the fit is perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2015

Laura

from Boston

I ordered both the tall Original back adjustable and the Short Gloss boot. I usually wear a 7 1/2 or even an 8 in some narrower Frye styles, so heeding reviews, I ordered a 7 in the Hunters. The Originals were roomy, but this allowed me to add the fleece liner and still feel comfy. The Short was much roomier than the original. Partially, this is because the ankle on the tall boot is stiff and holds my foot in place. If you are a 7 or even a 7 1/2 and want a shorter rain boot, consider ordering the 6. It's a great boot, easy to get off and on, but it runs large in the footbed. Incidentally, I ordered in the evening and Zappos had these boots at my door by 3pm the following day.

Brands I'd also recommend: UGG Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 28, 2015

Anonymous

 

Love these boots! I needed a one size smaller and I put in a gel shoe liner. They are very comfortable and they look great - winner!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 19, 2015

Julie M

from SpringLake, NJ

My first pair of Hunter boots! And they are just gorgeous! I chose the gloss red! They reminded me of my boots when I was a kid! They truly brighten your day! I cannot wait now for rainy days! They fit true to size! They remind me of a boot that could be compared to Dorothy's red shoes! Too cute! I will wear them with black leggings, white leggings, etc. They truly will pop any outfit!

Brands I'd also recommend: UGG

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 13, 2015

Anonymous

from Virginia Beach

So cute - lots of compliments! I wore them all day to the office and feet were comfy all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 12, 2015

Rachel P

from Brooklyn, NY

I love these. In my opinion, it's worth it to spend a little extra for good quality. I had a slightly less pricey pair of rain boots, and the rubber split where the toe bends, making them useless. These are nice, heavy rubber but not too heavy. The sheen/gloss is just enough, and the color is beautiful. The short height is still tall enough to protect your pants from puddles but a bit less cumbersome than the classic knee height. Believe it when reviewers say they are cut large-I NEVER wear less than an 8.5 and am sometimes a 9. I bought a 9, and they were huge. The 8 is perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 11, 2015

Nancy b

from new york

Lovely boots but the buckle is merely a decoration. I was expecting it to control the width, making them good for wide calves. Not the case. I am returning them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 9, 2015

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

I have wide-ish feet and needed to size up rather than down. They fit great, are really comfortable and keep my feet dry!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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