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Hunter Original Short Gloss Reviews

332 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

52% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

62% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 287 Original Short Gloss Hunter Reviews

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March 2, 2011

Anonymous

from New Jersey

A Zappos rep helped me so I'd like to pay it forward. If you are a true size 6, you'll notice that the sizing is either 35-36/UK 3 (woman's 5/man's 4) or 37/UK 4 (woman's 6/man's 4), and that most of the reviews indicate that these boots fit rather snugly. If you are a size 6 like me, you ordinarily would go for a European size 36; however, the size range 35-36 will give you a no-space-for-socks fit and may prove a little more difficult to get off (but then again, all rain boots, especially the taller style, have this problem!). I went with the size 37 and they are perfectly comfortable with thicker/wool socks. They do feel bigger than my usual shoes because they obviously are, but they aren't so large that my feet feel huge or that I am flopping around in them. I personally would rather have that then squished toes. The gloss boots do get scuffed more easily.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 23, 2011

Anonymous

from Brooklyn NY

These boots are so classic - the glossy tone is not that flashy at all. I ordered them with a fleece sock insert, so as to have a snow boot/ rain boot in one. Unfortunately, even with the socks, my feet were pretty cold during NY snowstorm season. I kept them anyway because I need a good rain boot, and I can see these will last forever and are super comfy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 21, 2011

Sophia T

from Boston, MA

These boots are very comfortable and have helped me survive a snowy winter. They keep my feet dry and are roomy enough for jeans to be tucked in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 15, 2011

Lyn s

from kearney, missouri

Love these boots! Not one bad thing to say about them! The color is really pretty, and not at all too glossy. I will definitely be ordering a pair of knee length boots too! Very classic look that I am sure will never go out of style! Zappos, you rock as much as these boots do!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Houston, Texas

Love these rain boots! I am 5'2" with athletic calves -- these boots hit mid-calf with a little room left to tuck in jeans or leggings. I wear a 6 1/2 or 7 and my feet or wide. These boots were comfortable with a pair of thick socks. I don't mind the "bloom" but will probably purchase the Hunter spray.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 9, 2011

Anonymous

from Northern Delaware

Great boots! I went w/ the shorter version because I'm 5' and the tall ones made me feel like I was wearing hip waders. Not as super shiny as I thought they would be but I was glad for that--still shiny enough. I also got the fleece liners so I could use them on slushy days and they are plenty warm. Great w/ skinny jeans!

Brands I'd also recommend: kamik

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 9, 2011

Anonymous

from NY, NY

These boots are fantastic - they've saved me from months of wet feet! They are not as glossy as they appear in the picture - perfect for jeans & a nice shirt or to run to the gym.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 4, 2011

Cocobe

from Green Cove Springs, Florida

After trying almost every Hunter boot on I choose this one. Perfect for my 14.5 calf, Perfect for traveling into the city with, perfect for a plane, easy to get on and off. FYI, the Huntress get stuck on your feet...eck. I am using the fleece liner, just folded down and a pair of shell socks and the fit seems great. I can definitely get pants, lots of pant tucked in snugly. Next year I will get the Watlings, they were too cool but this was the more practical way to go, especially for air travel. I purchased a size 8 but got the medium liner, has a snugger fit. Zappos rocks! Great Customer service. I love it in the 3rd big box of boots they sent a sugar free Red Bull, too funny! I also received a card from Cristal at CS expressing how sorry they were that I was so unhappy with my original North Face purchase which lead me to Hunter boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 1, 2011

Anonymous

from New York City

I bought a pair of the Hunter Festival Short boots a few years ago and was disappointed to see that they seem to have been discontinued. I gave the Hunter Original Short boots a try. I was pleasantly suprised to find that they have a much softer insole than when I tried the Hunter Original Tall boot a few years ago. However, I compared the size 39 Original Short boot to my size 6 Festival boot. The Original is noticeably shorter, even though it's supposed to be the same size as the Festival. I need extra room for my orthotic, so hopefully the size 40 won't be too big. Also, it's not the warmest winter boot, but it's primarily a rain boot so that should be expected. Overall, I highly recommend this boot. Unlike many boots these days, this one is shaped like a foot: it's not super-pointy in the toe or wide and shapeless like Uggs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 31, 2011

Joseph H

from Brooklyn, NY

Bought these for my wife as a Christmas present and she has loved them and they're perfect for navigating the slush and snow that's been hitting NYC. They're not insulated, so wool socks keep her warm!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 31, 2011

Anonymous

 

Purchased these boots for my Mom. She loves them. Very warm and cozy. Highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 10, 2011

Anne

from louisville

My first pair of wellies since I was a child - and happy/surprised at how grown up they are! Stylish, comfortable - recommend them for feeding chicks, walking the dog, or a trip to local watering hole on rainy night. My favorite shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: more of the same!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Tigard, OR

I bought these as a gift for my daughter. She attends school in Portland, Oregon where we get lots of rain and mud. She loves them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 31, 2010

Anonymous

from Minnesota

Love these boots. They are pretty sleek for being rain boots. They have good treads and hit mid-thigh. The graphite is more of a light gray, which surprised me, but it's a good color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 10, 2010

Anonymous

from San Francisco

I love these boots! The tall was too tall for me (I am 5'4') but the short is just right.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 27, 2010

Anonymous

 

I bought these boots last year for Christmas. I pulled them out a few weeks ago and noticed one boot looked matte and the other shiny. I contacted Zappos to see if there was anything they could do for me and they replaced the boots with no problem. I received a new pair 2 days later. Wonderful service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 22, 2010

Anonymous

from New York - Western

My daughter loved these boots - like the shorter because she is only 5'4". They look great - fit great and really do the job during the rain on campus.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, teva, uggs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 6, 2014

Anonymous

 

I have wanted Hunter boots forever but am cursed with wider than average calves. I'm short (approx. 5'3") and my calves measure about 17.25", I guess the widest part of my calf starts earlier than most people's. I tried the Huntress - sadly, they didn't work for me and I didn't fit. When I saw the shorts, I figured it was worth it to give them a try. I also have a high instep (I sound like a mutant now lol) and actually got stuck in the boot! They're made of great material and somehow it created a suction that made it nearly impossible to pry the boot off without help. It was a bad scene. They are so cute but just not quite right for my legs. I have tried nearly every Hunter style and I think it's just time for me to move on. Excellent quality and the lipstick pink color is vibrant and fun without being too neon or obnoxious.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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August 30, 2011

Lisa D

from Martinshohe, Germany

I love these Wellies with the exception of the opening. I have large, muscular calves and the top rubs my calves raw, even with socks over them. Most others will not have this problem, as I seem to be in a very small percentage of people afflicted with elephant calves! LOL!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 17, 2011

Erin

from milwaukee, wi

I just received the red gloss in a 9 after returning they grey gloss in 8. I wanted a color that was a little more "flashy" for the price of the boot. (Price is a bit high, but I'm a sucker for labels and Hunter is the best for rain boots, they're like the wet-weather Uggs!) I usually wear an 8.5, but ordered an 8 after reading a lot of the reviews that said to size down. I found that my big toe rubbed the front of the boot in an 8, and I was not even wearing socks (which you will have to do - tall ones - to keep the back of the boot from rubbing on your leg). The size 9 fits perfect with socks! And I have wider calves. What I like is that I can wear my jeans tucked into the boots and there is still room at the top of the boot so it doesn't looked like my leg is crammed into the boot. Can't wait for some rain! Bring on the fall weather!

Brands I'd also recommend: uggs, sorel, north face

Overall Rated:4 stars!

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November 1, 2011

Lisa D

 

I waited to break these in 3 months before giving my 2 cents. We have a mini farm here in Germany, and I use these daily. At first they rubbed my calves raw even with socks on, and there is apparently a hole in one of the heels as it hisses and whistles when I walk. The coloring has also cracked and faded where the front of my foot and ankle bends. I had heard great things about Hunter Wellies, but I have to say, I'm not impressed... especially due to the wear after only 3 months for the price.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

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June 17, 2011

Anonymous

from NYC

I really needed a waterproof boot and this does the job, but they are hot to wear and hard to walk in for long distances (I wanted to be able to walk around NYC in the rain). Also you must tuck your pants in, or they rub your shins and calves when you walk. I'll keep them for a rainy day, but they aren't what I had hoped.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

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August 16, 2011

Anonymous

from NYC

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.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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June 6, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

These are the most durable and comfortable rain boots I have ever owned. I usually wear between a 6/6.5 and I ordered these in a 5. They were perfect. I now have a few colors to coordinate my rainy days!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Madison, WI

This boot was true to size and very comfortable. I like the gloss, it is sharp but not too catchy.

Brands I'd also recommend: The North Face

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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