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Hunter Original Short Gloss Reviews

229 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

73% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 184 Original Short Gloss Hunter Reviews

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October 19, 2013

Erin W

from Naples, Florida

I adore these boots! I've always been somewhere in the 7 1/2 - 8 range depending on the shoe or boot and I went with the 7 1/2 on these. They're still a bit roomy but depending on your climate, you may need this room for thick socks. With these slick boots, you definitely don't mind those rainy days anymore!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are perfect rain boots without being the traditional knee-high welly style. I am 5'9" and they hit at the low calf. While I do tend to wear wide calf riding boots otherwise there was no need to worry since they hit at a smaller circumference point on the lower leg. They are definitely not narrow in the foot portion either, I felt they seemed a tad wider then a regular shoe which was perfect for me. The likelihood of wearing thicker socks with these makes the additional width useful. I can see as other reviewers have noted that they'd be a bit rough on a bare leg, high socks, tights or pants tucked in would solve the problem. Very happy with them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 30, 2013

Jessica H

from United States

Love my red shorty Hunters! I'm a narrow 7.5, and these fit great with normal every day socks. (With dress socks or thinner socks, they'd be about a half size too big, so just keep that in mind.) When you're walking for a while in them, if you're not wearing pants then your shins might get a little irritated, so I always wear pants with mine, but they are soooooooooo comfy! I also have the tall Hunter tour boots in navy and I love them just as much - almost a little more because they're flexible! These shorty boots are the original so they're glossy and stiff, but wonderful! I would absolutely recommend Hunters to anyone! Love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Aldo, Diesel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 2, 2013

Madison K

from Jackson, MS

First off, let me start by bragging on how helpful and awesome the customer service I received was. The woman I talked with on the phone was extremely kind and went above and beyond to help me out. Now on to the shoes themselves. These boots are great! They are a great size (for those of us whose legs are too short for the regular Hunters) and they look very cute :) the only thing I would suggest is going probably a half size smaller than what you're used to wearing. All in all, the boots are a great product and a great investment!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 29, 2013

Nicole

from Brooklyn

These boots may not last more than 8 months. I bought these boots in black gloss. For me, they were an expensive purchase for rain shoes, but I went for it because I read how dependable they are. I liked the look of them, for rain boots. The short boot allowed me to easily wear them over pants. My real complaint about this boot is that the exterior cracked in less than a year. At first I thought that the cracks were simply aesthetic, and only as deep as the gloss finish (still disappointing), but upon further inspection I noticed that the cracks were deeper making them not water-proof and therefore, pointless. What a waste of money!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 21, 2013

Anonymous

from New York

These boots fit me perfectly. The boot fit nicely around the foot area, had room for my high instep and room for wide calves with an adjustable side strap.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bogs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 29, 2013

Camille

 

Great boots overall! After having these boots for 2 years now, they haven't failed me through heavy rain and deep puddles. A little heavy, but all rainboots are, pretty much. I'll be saving up some money to get the taller boots in the future, but these are great too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 6, 2013

Katie T

from Auburn, Alabama

I bought these for my term abroad is Edinburgh, Scotland and they are lifesavers. They are really comfortable for a lot of walking and keep your feet try. Plus they are way packable than my tall Hunter boots. I do wish the gloss didn't scratch as easy, but overall they are a must.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 25, 2013

Anonymous

 

A well-made boot. I have not had a pair of rain boots in years and have continuously flooded my sneakers during the winter. I finally broke down and bought a pair of these. I will warn you though that I have thick calves and I the boots cut into my leg when I wore them. I still have marks a few weeks later. I invested in the welly socks that are also sold on Zappos and the problem was resolved. Also, I usually wear an 8 or 8 1/2, but the 9 fit better.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston

I loved these boots when I first received them, and for several months after...but just after the year warranty was up, they started cracking all over. I have tried to patch and repairer with recommended rubber glue, but nothing works. So disappointed.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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June 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

Adorable! I bought these for a trade show that I am working in a very rainy state. Per the customer service rep at Zappos, I ordered a full size smaller and they fit like a glove.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 26, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have had these boots for about a year, and ultimately wish that I had not bought them (nor would I buy them again). I will admit that for the first four or so months I had these, I was much harder on them than your average "wear them when it is rainy" person, given that I was working at a job that required black rubber boots, and so these were getting worn over 30 hours a week (since then, they have been worn irregularly - probably only a dozen or so times). Anyway, given that the price of these is probably four times that of most rain boots, I expected them to hold up fine. They both have and have not. They are still waterproof a year out, and while some cheaper rubber boots will crack with frequent wearing, these have not. That said: the right boot has developed an irritating "squish" whenever I walk, and I am dubious about its longterm waterproofing capabilities. Inexplicably, the Hunter decal on the left has peeled half off. They cannot be worn on bare legs (must have pants/leggings tucked in) because they have literally rubbed my skin bloody. The worst irritant, though, is the blooming. Hunter will try and tell you that this blooming - or, white waxy film that appears and makes the boots look terrible - is normal, comes from extreme temperature shifts, and will wipe away with a damp cloth. This, in my inexperience, is extremely untrue. First of all, my boots were stored in a temperate house, not outside or anywhere with temperature swings. However, even if they had been: only one of the boots got the blooming, despite the fact that they were literally stored side by side. It was so bad that it turned the black boot nearly grey. And damp cloth, you say? Nope. The only way I got the blooming to go away was by purchasing Hunter brand spray/polish. Needless to say, after spending so much money on rain boots, I was not at all happy to be spending even more cash just to make these boots wearable again (since frankly, I was not going to go out with one grey boot and one black). Are these boots totally awful? No. The arch support, though not fantastic, is decent for rain boots. When it is not covered in a waxy film, the glossy black is really sharp looking. And for half the price, maybe I would not regret buying them - but at what they sell for, I wish I had not been caught up in the Hunter name and had gotten some off brand boots for way less cash.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 23, 2013

Laura i

 

Actually I was very disappointed. They look darker on the web and they were all scratched and stained. I didn't returned them because I don't leave in the states and I had to live and didn't have time

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 11, 2013

Dana R

from Michigan City, Indiana

Love my Original Short Gloss boots! I first purchased the Original Gloss Boots, but they were entirely TOO tall. I am 5'6 and the boots actually hit my knees, making it difficult to walk and look rather odd....so I sent them back and ordered the Original Short Gloss. These are the perfect height (comes to about mid-calf). Mine are the graphite color, but they appear much lighter in color than it shows online. I'm wearing them now...perfect for rainy spring days in Indiana! Very comfortable and light in weight. I purchased the short Welly socks in yellow to wear with them on colder days.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Saint Louis, MO

I've wanted these red Hunter boots a long time but didn't want to spend the money. Finally bought them and I really love how they look. I am a true 8 1/2 and got these in a size 8. There is plenty of wiggle room in the toe area. As some other reviewers said, they do chafe the back of your calves if you wear them without pants tucked in. I also bought a fun pair of Dirty Laundry rain boots in orange/fuchsia for less the same height as the Hunters. They don't rub the back of my leg and I kinda like them better. So it's Dirty Laundry for the Dog Park and Hunter's for nicer occasions. Go figure. Zappos overnight shipping rocks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dirty Laundry

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 21, 2013

Ceci

from United States

Super fun and cute! I bought these in a 9 even though I'm usually a 9.5 or even 10. Fit perfectly. I was really happy when I bought them. They were a great color and high quality. My only problem is that they "bloomed" even though they are glossy. Great boot, definitely worth the money.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 21, 2013

Melanie W

from Georgia

These boots are very well made and comfy. (I did add an arch support; now they're perfect.) The color is not as blue as the photo on the website indicates -- it's more gray than that -- but I'm still pleased, overall. The shape of the boot is stylish and pleasing, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucchese, Mephisto, Via Spiga

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 20, 2013

Linda

from New York

These are adorable. I was sad that the tall boot doesn't fit a larger calf, but these are cute enough that I don't feel I'm missing out. Have to wear thin socks -- there's no warmth without socks and nowhere to fit thick socks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2013

Jenjoh1128

from Ohio

I went back and forth between the Original short and the Original tall. I went with the short ones and they are really cute! However, when I put them on I wasn't crazy about the fit. They gaped a little too much at the top for me and were really hard to get off. So, I'm returning them to Zappos. They were excellent with their customer service. Whichever ones you order, get them from Zappos. Shipping was super-fast, too!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

Love my new hunter boots, keeps my feet dry when there's rain. I did purchase the Hunter socks that go with them and they make the fit a little tighter.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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February 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Atlanta, Georgia

I LOVE these boots!! I never write reviews but I know how valuable they are when ordering shoes online; I always read reviews related to shoes/fit. I usually wear an 8 1/2 but after reading the reviews on these boots, I ordered an 8. They fit perfectly!! I did order the Wellie socks as well and can't imagine wearing them without the socks. Keep my feet warm and dry in this unusual weather year!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Indianapolis, IN

I'd never given any thought to Hunter until my granddaughter added these boots to her Christmas list. I was totally impressed with the quality of these boots. They're exceptionally well-made - a nice heavy boot with a good lining. And according to my granddaughter, they fit well too. She wears them with the boot liners (cuff folds over the top of the boot) and they look great. The best surprise was the overnight delivery from Zappos! I'm very happy with this purchase.

Brands I'd also recommend: cindydee46204@yahoo.com

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2013

Anonymous

 

I was surprised how big these were. I threw out the box and wore them outside, so I cannot return them, but they are way too big! So I sold them used online for a lot less than I spent.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 11, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great boot. Wore them in the snow with good socks and they preformed well as alternative to snow boots. No slip. Wide fit in ankle/calf area

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2013

Curt

from Virginia

bought these for my wife for Christmas. She absolutely loved them! The size was as other have said...runs a little larger than normal. This worked out perfectly since my wife usually wears between a 9 and 9.5. I bought these in a 9 and got her the "liner socks" which she also loves. Great styling and she loves that these have a lower heel than some other similar styled Wellies. As always...Zappos customer service sets the bar for all others!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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