Hunter Original Short Gloss Reviews

420 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

24%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

55% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

63% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 274 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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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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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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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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Fit Rating

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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February 15, 2017

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Anonymous

from Michigan

Classic style and great quality. If the fit around legs in rain boots is a concern..... Height of rhis boot will be more likely to fit wider calves than the tall version of same boot.

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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February 13, 2017

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Anonymous

from MS

Love the hunter rainboots, but, they rubbed my calf until I had a blister the first time I wore them. So they definitely need to be worn with pants or tall socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 12, 2017

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Missie

from Milwaukee, Wi

I consistently wear size 8.5. I originally ordered down 1/2 size per some reviews but ended up going up to the next size to have room for socks. I love these boots! They are so comfortable and supportive that you can wear them all day. I love the glossy finish as it's a good contrast when wearing black leggings. The shorter shaft makes them so easy to get on and off. Great product and not to mention super fashionable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 12, 2017

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Michele

from New Haven, Michigan

I love these boots! I have the tall gloss red, short gloss black and olive short. I'm short so the short boots work better for me. But the red gloss (tall) get a lot of looks! Good construction on these boots and very true to size. Definitely worth the money!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 8, 2017

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Anonymous

from Oregon

These were a Christmas gift for my college daughter. She wanted some cute boots to walk around in for rainy days on campus. They fit perfectly and were a big hit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 6, 2017

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Chandra B

from Oregon

Perfect for wet, muddy, or snowy days

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 6, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Love these boots! The color is perfect and love the fit. I'm 5'4'' so the short boot is much more flattering than the tall style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 4, 2017

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Anonymous

 

These boots are great - run a little large but better to be large so I can wear the Wellie socks with them. The height is great!

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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January 22, 2017

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Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Great quality rain boots with a thicker sole. Classic stylish design too!

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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January 22, 2017

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Andrea

from Texas

Love these! They fit great even over my athletic calves. (I have a pair of tall Hunter boots and they fit snugly over tights and are a little tough to wear over jeans, but these shorter ones fit great!) And the glossy red are adorable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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January 22, 2017

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Dori

from Oregon

I love these boots! Great for ALL weather conditions!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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January 19, 2017

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Allison

from ATL

Super cute and love the color! They are short boots so they kind of hit my shin in the wrong place, but overall, they are pretty comfy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 17, 2017

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Diana A

from New Jersey

Sooo cute and shiny! Love, love the rich color! Bought to replace my ancient Burberry boots and am more than pleased with these. Bring on the rain...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2017

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KATHLEEN

from NY

Beautiful boots, exactly what we expected (they are my daughter's). She is thrilled with them. Shiny, well constructed. Absolutely would buy again (although agree they are pricey for a pair of rubber boots <grin>)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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