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Hunter Original Short Gloss Reviews

437 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

24%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

54% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

64% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 292 Original Short Gloss Hunter Reviews

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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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June 7, 2009

Anonymous

from Bronx, NY

The aubergine is a subtle enough purple that they’re not obnoxious, which I love. I ordered a 9 although I usually wear a 10, and they fit fine with thin cotton socks (haven’t tried them with wool socks yet). I wish I would have gotten the taller ones, but I do love these boots.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 9, 2009

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I've ordered MANY Hunter boots and none have fit me around the calf. The Original, the Huntress and even the Argyll were too tight. I don't even have particularly chubby calves, either! (approx. 17 inches around) I finally found what I needed with the Original Short because they come up just below the widest part of my calf. There's still plenty of length to tuck in your pants and they are high enough to tramp around in muddy forests and shallow creeks. I'm glad they're shorter than the Hunter Original because now I'm not tempted to venture into mud that I might get stuck in! My feet were a little sore after a several mile hike, but some nice insoles fixed that.

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva, Merrell, Simple

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 24, 2014

Anonymous

 

For me, these boots did not run big. I originally purchased the Hunter short boot in a half size smaller than I normally wear. I am a 7 1/2 and the 7 was too tight to get on and off and not much toe room. I ordered the 8 and it was a much better fit for me with room for thicker socks or a sheepskin liner for added comfort. I also found when I walked, the back of the boot pressed against my calf. I'm sorry to say the second pair is going back not due to the fit so much as to the condition of the boots when they arrived. I don't know how many people tried on the boots before they arrived at my doorstep, but they looked awful right out of the box….not the new look you expect when paying this price.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kamik

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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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February 2, 2011

Jane

from Illinois

I have not worn these boots yet as I live in the Midwest and snow boots are in order right now. I originally ordered the Hunter brown mat finish short boot. Every time I put them on to wear, they were covered in a white film. In some of the reviews, it mentioned the white coating and said it could be wiped off. I didn't know it meant every time you want to wear them, you have to wipe them off with a damp cloth. I called Zappos to complain. While the rep. I spoke with said they do not take back worn shoes, they would allow it this time. I ordered the black glossy instead. Hopefully, they will not require the care of the mat finish.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 25, 2010

Alina F

 

They're pretty, I like them better than the non glossy. The gloss does come back if you spray them with McNett UV Tech Protectant and Rejuvenator. Capris tend to slide out of these boots and as I have large calves, the top of the boot does rub against my calves and hurt a little. This doesn't happen with regular length pants. Other than that, they're comfortable to walk in. I got these in my normal shoe size because I wanted to tuck my pants in them. A size smaller worked for my wide feet but not for my wide calves as I couldn't tuck in my jeans. I already own a pair of Bogs that I can wear in midwest winters, they're that warm, so these Hunter boots I got for warmer weather. I don't really wear them enough to justify the high cost, but I also hate it when my pants get splashed.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 2, 2009

Sara

from San Francisco

Not as glossy as I thought they would be, but very comfortable and fun! I ordered a size down based on the other reviews and that was perfect!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 5, 2009

Anonymous

from New York

Return - These boots look cute but that's about it. They're heavy and have a plastic smell. Do not expect to wear a cute skirt or shorts with these, pants should be tucked inside the boots to protect the skin, as I found out the hard way as the rim of the boots cut into my legs and left scars that are still visible months after.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 2, 2017

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Melissa R

from Boise, ID

I was so glad I bought these boots for a recent trip to the coast. They fit perfectly and the Ocean blue color was beautiful. Kept my feet dry all weekend and were comfortable to hike around in all day. I normally wear 8.5 or 9 & ordered 9. There was plenty of room for a thicker sock, but my feet didn't slide around in them when I wore a thin sock. They fit around my large calves without being bulky too. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 31, 2017

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Gabi N

from Boston

These shoes are GREAT. they're true to size and you can count on them to do the job. I love the height of the boot because it makes them very easy to take on and off. Living in Boston, where we still get snow storms some years in March and April--I can rely on these shoes to keep me dry and comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 20, 2017

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Megan N

from New York

Bought these as a gift for my mother in law. She's normally a 6, we had to get her a 5. We purchased military red. She adores them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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March 19, 2017

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Jaime

from Maine

These are the perfect height! Pretty easy on and off. I wore them all day and they were super comfortable. Well made and they look so cute! I'm between a 9-9.5 and the 9 is perfect even with a thicker sock.

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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March 15, 2017

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Anonymous

 

My go to boot when I need something to just throw on!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 14, 2017

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Erica

from NY

I've worn them four times and they are super comfortable! I have several pairs of the high Hunter boots and I find them stiff and uncomfortable. These are amazing! They are the perfect height for me...I'm a bit on the shorter side. I have the graphite color and just ordered two more pairs because I love them so much!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 14, 2017

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Jamie K

from King of Prussia

I was so excited when these hunters went on sale! I've been looking for rain boots to walk my dog in, these are perfect! They are the perfect height so they don't obstruct your ability to walk and they fit great in the foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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March 14, 2017

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Denyse

from New Jersey

These boots are fabulous! This is my second pair of Hunters. The quality is great, no wet feet and the are very comfortable. Wore them for a few days in rainy Oregon in March and my feet were dry and comfortable all day, even with light hiking! I usually wear an 8 (a 7 1/2 depending on the brand) and the size 7 fits perfect, even room for heavier socks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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March 10, 2017

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Theresa

from MI

I have been holding off of Hunter because of their high price yet now I can say they really are worth it! The footbed is fabulous and the tracking stable. Thanks Hunter!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 8, 2017

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Natalie

from California

I absolutely Love these boots! I ordered military red in a size 7 & 8. I usually wear 7.5, but wasn't sure if boots run big/small. Size seven fit a bit smug so I decided to keep the 8. I tried them on with thick socks and they were perfect. I wear them with skinny jeans and there is still leg room left. I have muscular calves so tall/tour boots were too tight. These short boots are perfect and cute!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 5, 2017

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Anonymous

from Chattanooga TN

Great color in person! Deep and pretty! Sized up a little..

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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March 4, 2017

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Briana

from Bluffdale, UT

Love these! I would definitely say they run large. I usually wear a 7.5-8 and the 7 in these fit perfect. I wasn't sure how comfortable they would be at first, but after wearing them for 12 hours strait at Disneyland, I would say they are actually pretty comfortable!

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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March 2, 2017

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Anonymous

from Seattle

Perfect! True to size for me and I love the short height. Easier to get off.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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February 24, 2017

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Robin

 

I am a 6.5 and I ordered the 7. It is a little big. I'm guessing the 6 would fit me better but the 7 works with thick socks. I have wanted these boots for a while and I really love them. I have no regrets.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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February 22, 2017

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G.K

from Santa Clarita, CA

Beautiful true red color, and a super comfortable boot!!! I wore these on a rainy day to an amusement park, walked around in them all day, my feet didn't hurt or get blisters. I am usually a 7-71/2 and ordered a 7 which had extra some extra room, but that is perfect because I planned to wear these with thick socks and I also ordered the shearling inserts for extra coziness, and there was enough room to accommodate that extra cushiness. These hit mid calf and I love that height, since I'm petite and have shorter legs, I add some long socks peeking out and it gives them a really cute and taller look, and they do not look at all clunky. I love them so much, I get excited for rainy days.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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February 22, 2017

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Deborah K

from Texas

This is my 2nd pair of Hunter short boots. They are wonderful. The tall ones are too hot for me, and they simply do not fit my leg well. My calves are too muscular for the narrow tall boots. My first set of Hunters lasted me nearly six years before beginning to show signs of splitting and cracking. I live in Texas, though. That TX sun destroys boots. I still use the first pair, but only to the chicken coop. My new ones are for wearing anywhere else in polite society. My first pair were black. I really like the grey color. It is super subtle.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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