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Hunter Original Short Gloss Reviews

276 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

24%Rated 5 stars

76%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

66% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

72% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 156 Original Short Gloss Hunter Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 7, 2009

Susan M

from New York City

Love my Hunters - When my original order for Hunter boots did not work out (my calf is shorter than I thought), I was hoping there would be an alternative. I found this shorter version and they are fun, fun, fun! These actually fit me better not just in height, but they hug my leg for a perfect fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 30, 2009

Kristine

from Chicago, IL

Love it! Love my new Hunter Wellies. I opted for the short since I had heard reviews regarding the calf area being tight on the originals. The shorts fit my calves and pants perfectly. I ordered a size smaller than my usual (I wear size 10, but ordered size 9) based on other reviews. I was also very happy with this decision. I got the purple ones and think they look good with all colors (black pants, brown pants and denim). These have been great in Chicago's rainy spring weather.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 25, 2009

Jess

from Minneapolis, MN

Comfortable, practical, springtime boot - I got these mainly because I walk and bus to work and in the spring/fall I've trashed some good shoes on rainy days. So I decided it was time to get some comfortable rain boots and these seemed like they would fit the bill. Perhaps they're not as stylish as some others that have cute patterns, but these are definitely more comfortable. I read other reviews stating that these run large, so I ordered down in size and am glad I did. Maybe they're made for wearing really thick socks as they do not have any sort of warm lining (as in, they're great for warm weather, not suitable for winter wear). But I'm wearing them we trouser socks, so I'm glad I ordered down. The arch support is pretty good, though I might just get a pair of drug store inserts to add a little bit more. These are exactly what I was going for: practical, completely waterproof, and comfortable to walk in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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April 21, 2009

Anonymous

from New York City

Great Wellies! Perfect boot for rainy days. Previously I tried the taller Hunter boots, but they felt too tall and therefore not so comfortable. I usually wear a 7.5 but ordered a 7 and they fit just fine. The only issue I've had is they painfully rubbed the back of my calves when I didn't wear long socks. They are fine with long socks or when tucking pants into the boot. I would recommend these boots. They are comfortable, fashionable and practical.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2009

Andrea M

from Dixon, Illinois, USA

Wellingtons in review - I’m very pleased with the fast processing, packaging, and product. My only real disappointment was that my "British" boots were Chinese made. I try to avoid Chinese made items whenever possible to support American- or British-made goods. However, I've always wanted a pair of Hunter boots so I'm ignoring the Chinese part. I still think it's a shame though. The fit was a little big for my size 8 wide foot, but I think a smaller size would be too tight. I'm hoping a lot of sock will get rid of any sliding. Just got to use them outside today in the rain. Felt great and as an English friend of my told me, "They're posh!"

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 30, 2009

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Great boot - Love this boot for easy on and off. I love to garden so this is an ideal waterproof boot and saves my sneakers from getting dirty!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style 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!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 23, 2012

Anonymous

from new york

I loved these boots, they are a great hight. But in a few weeks the entire finish came off. Zappos replaceed them, the new ones look fine for now but I have not warn them that much yet.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Ossining, New York

I think these are great, practical rain boots. I have wider, athletic calves and they fit perfectly. My only complaint is that the smack you calf when you walk & make a noise, which is kind of annoying, but not a deal breaker. I'd still recommend them!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 6, 2011

Allison L

from Spanish Fork, Utah

I don't agree with Hunter's sizing. Combining the U.S. size 9/10 into one boot (41 European) doesn't work for those of us with the size 10 foot. I ended up with a 42 in this boot, and it's just barely big enough. So, ladies, if you're a true size 10 or on the large end of size 10, get the size 42 boot. (Normally I wear a size 41 European.) Also, men's feet and women's feet are shaped differently. Men's feet are normally wider. As a result, my boots slip in the heel if I don't wear heavy socks. I'm keeping the boots because they do fit and they work perfectly for what I want them for. But the sizing needs to be tweaked and improved.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Columbia, SC

Based on customer reviews, I ordered the Hunter Original Short Gloss. (I am 5'4", 120 pounds, athletic build). These boots fit beautifully -- still had ample room for tights/thick socks and for tucking in my bootleg jeans. Ordered the UK38/US7 as I typically wear a size 7.5 in most boots. However, was quite disappointed in the height of this boot as they were less than 9.5" from bottom of the heel to top! Due to the unflattering mid-shin boot height, I opted to exchange for the Hunter Original Gloss. Fortunately, the Zappos team make returning a snap!

Brands I'd also recommend: Burberry

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 9, 2011

Anonymous

from Vancouver

After reading the reviews, I purchased the glossy short boot. I expected these boots to be super glossy; however, they were not at all. They were very matte and I wonder what the original (non glossy) boots look like. I first saw them and tried them on at a department store, and saw that the originals had all this white film on them. The lady said that that's how they come in and they have to wipe them down. I'm glad that the glossy ones that I ordered did not come with any film. I originally ordered my regular size and it was way too big. I exchanged them for a size smaller and they fit better. The only problem that I have is getting my feet into the narrow part of the boot. Once the foot was inside, it was nice and comfortable. Trying to take off the boot is another problem...very hard to do!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Nashville, Tennessee

So cute! My dear husband bought me these and a pair of BOGS for Christmas. (In two different sizes for me to pick which I wanted). I think I'm keeping both. The height is mid calf and I keep getting comments on how cute the buckle is. With my pants tucked in, sometimes they press on a seam and it bothers, but since they don't come half sizes, this is my bare minimum size. I just twist the seam a little and it's better. I wear them when it even looks cloudy as I love them!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 29, 2010

Anonymous

from Connecticut

Cute, easier to manage than the higher boots, still keeps feet and pants dry, looks good with the glossy finish.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stuart Weitzman, Ugg, Donald J. Pliner

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 8, 2010

Joy

from Colorado

FUN! FUN! FUN!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 2, 2010

Anonymous

from Washington DC

Adorable. Couldn\'t wait for it to rain so I could wear these! The calf opening is nice and wide, and they come off without too much of a struggle. Most importantly, of course, they keep my feet dry in the rain! No need to avoid the puddles!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 31, 2010

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

I bought the shorter version because I'm 5'3" and everyone was saying the high boot was too high; I'm happy with the shorter ones and got compliments the first day I wore them. I used them to walk to and from work with my work shoes in my bag on a very rainy day and my feet were dry as a bone. I walked a mile each way very comfortably with no break-in needed.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 16, 2010

Anonymous

from NYC

Good comfort and support in the sole. However, felt the heel was a bit loose so kept slipping up and down and caused a blister. Probably need to wear with heavier socks. The shorter shaft was perfect for my large calves and still able to slip my pants in them. And of course easier to remove than the tall shaft boot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 8, 2010

Anonymous

 

The boots are great. I picked the shorter boot because the higher ones which I originally bought did not fit around my calf area, too tight. But I love the shorter ones, fit great, true to my size. The only downfall is that the ridge of the boot cut into my leg while walking and irritated my calf. I have to put a sock or lining in the boot for comfort.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 20, 2010

Anonymous

from San Antonio, Texas

If you have narrow feet and\/or thin legs, then these boots are not for you. The colors are gorgeous and the boot is as chic as a rainboot gets, but the width was an issue for me and I will be returning these boots.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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April 1, 2010

Anonymous

from New York, NY

Functionally speaking, these boots are fantastic. But if you’re into the GLOSS finish vs. other Hunter boots, think twice. These boots "bloom" (as Hunter calls it) almost immediately after the first or second wear, and the finish on the boot looks like the regular Hunter boots in no time at all. I’ve tried wiping them with a damp cloth (as instructed by Hunter), but I have yet to find a way to restore the shine that drew me to these boots in the first place.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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February 22, 2010

Denise C

from Los Angeles, CA

I'm 5'4” and thought the shorter boots would be better for my shorter legs. They are adorable! I with they were a little tighter in the calf but there's lots of room to tuck in your jeans, etc. I also wish I would have purchased a size smaller. And I'm sure I'll figure out how to slick them up again, but one boot remained shiny while the other has that typical Hunter-dullness to it after walking around in the rain for 3 days straight.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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February 7, 2010

Anonymous

 

These boots are very comfortable to walk in. If you’re short in height, this boot is definitely recommended. It’s not as glossy as it looks, but it’s rather trendy & doesn’t look like ordinary rain boots.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 19, 2009

Anonymous

 

These boots are very sturdy! I have a pair of Uggs and I'm usually wary of slipping and falling when it's wet outside; however, the bottom of these boots have a strong grip so I feel confident now. However, I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but my feet begin to stink after wearing these a while. I haven't gotten it yet, but I think there are welly socks that are sold. When I went to go look for welly socks, they only had it for the tall boots and not the short ones! Bummer!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 8, 2009

G C

from CT

They feel very roomy, even a half size down from my usual size. I love the short height as I have short legs and they aren’t too tall. Very wide opening at top, a little tough to get boot legged jeans over.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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