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Hunter Original Short Gloss Reviews

258 reviews
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Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

68% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

72% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 113 Original Short Gloss Hunter Reviews

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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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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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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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February 6, 2015

Sarah

from Missouri

These boots are well worth it! I found them to be true to size. I wear a 9 in all shoes and the 9 fit perfect. I got the red and I get compliments every time I wear them. I'm trying to stop myself from buying another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 6, 2015

Jordan G

from Texarkana, Texas

I am 5'2" and I have ridiculously large calves. When I tried on the Hunter tall rainboots my knees were literally muffin topping over the boots. I didn't want the Huntress boot because they only have two color choices. These are the perfect remedy!! I was worried that because of my height they would look funny but they fit my calves and are about the same height as my Bailey Button Uggs. If you are dead set on a pair of Hunter boots but the tall ones won't work then get these immediately!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 31, 2015

Anonymous

from Santa Rosa, CA

Got red ones for Christmas and wanted to exchange for black. It was handled quickly and efficiently by Zappos. I just made a folder with your name on it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 30, 2015

Jeanette B

from Alabama

Love this boot! The gloss makes gloomy weather happier. It has enough structure to support your feet. The height is perfect for my leg length (I'm 5'4"). Circumference plenty roomy for skinny jeans (my calf is 14"). Ordered my usual size 9, but the foot is way too large. Trying again with an 8.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry, Hunter

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 29, 2015

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

I love these boots! Some reviews instruct to order a size up but I got my normal size 8 and they fit fine even with thick socks. I think the short boots are definitely easier to get off then the tall. I also purchased the tall glossy boot in graphite and the size 8 was too small but not such much because of fit but more because I had such a hard time trying to get them off. Also important to note, I prefer not to wear the hunter socks with the tall version- again this is only my preference and to avoid the hassle of getting them off. The tall boots fit so well that I can't really wear the thick hunter socks with them. But I like the look of the tall boots without the bulk of the socks. If you want to wear hunter socks with the tall version I would recommend getting the Huntress style which I don't believe is available in glossy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Hunter Tall Glossy

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 28, 2015

J. S

from Ohio

I have had these boots for a few weeks now and love them so far! They are comfy, cute and useful! The short version of these Hunter boots are perfect for people with wide, athletic calves that don't fit in the tall version. I would definitely recommend these boots for the rainy and winter months!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2015

Anonymous

from North Dakota

I'm very happy with my Hunter Boot (short) purchase. I usually wear an 81/2 and I got a size 7. They feel snug but not too tight, I feel the 8 would have been to big and clunky. I can wear a liner in them just fine as well. I bought them for a gift as well and she loves them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2015

Anonymous

 

I purchased the Hunter Original Gloss Short in black; size 7. I normally wear a 7.5 Medium, but since these run slightly large to allow for thick socks in cold weather, I chose to size down. They are comfortable and waterproof. The black is glossy and beautiful. I’m 5’1 with slim legs, and I prefer the short boots to the tall because I like the look of the short on me versus the tall. I wear them with denim leggings and the black is universal and doesn’t look out of place with dress pants on rainy days when I have to go to work.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2015

Jen C

from San Diego, CA

Great boots! They definitely run big - I wear mine with comfy socks so it takes up some of the room and keeps my feet warm. Had a little trouble keeping the buckles on the side fastened.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 8, 2015

Sarah

from Nebraska

FINALLY found the perfect Hunter. Let me start by saying I am a 6'tall slender build and by no means have "large" calves (I'm an avid runner/athletic lifestyle). Based on reviews I first ordered the Hunter Tall women's size 9 as I generally wear between a 9 and 9.5. The calf was ridiculously small and they went back immediately. I read additional reviews and exchanged for the Hunter Hunter men's size 8... The calf was ever so slightly larger but not enough to fit welly socks or jeans inside. Sigh, the second pair went back. Determined, I decided to give the Hunter Original Short in Black Gloss a try and I am thrilled! I ordered a 9 and they fit perfect... Considering my height I was worried they would be too short and look silly, but they are great and perfect in the calf area. The original pair I ordered was black matte and I am so much happier with the gloss, adds a feminine touch and so cute. Great with or without welly socks and will be able to wear them with a variety outfits and throw them on with sweats or dress them up with leggings or cute socks. The shorter boot is easier to slip on and off... Have already received compliments when wearing them out. They are great in winter slush and they are warm and comfy with black cable knit welly sock. Highly recommend. My only complaint would be that without a sock or leggings they do rub on the back of my leg, but considering the cold weather not a huge concern now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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