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Hunter Original Short Gloss Reviews

227 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

69% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

74% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 82 Original Short Gloss Hunter Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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September 26, 2014

Kerri M

from Fernie, BC

Where do I start? Love! That's where I'll start. I love Zappos and I love my shortie hunters! It took me a couple tries to get the exact hunters that I wanted and Zappos was so accommodating every step of the way. They went above and beyond I make me, the consumer, happy. I have recommended them so many times and search them first for any future purchase. Okay, now the nitty gritty! I am a true 7.5 size. I originally ordered the hunter tall gloss in graphite 1, beautiful! Because of all the reviews I ordered a size 7. Perfect fit! You need skinny calves to swear them with jeans. However, I felt my legs would get hot in them so I exchanged for the shorties in size 7. But they were small, I had to heave them on. So I then exchanged again for a size larger. Size 8. They fit great. Size 7.5 would be perfect in the shorties but the 8 is nice so there is enough wiggle room and room for fluffy socks. And they don't look big! I hate going up a size cause then my feet look bigger, silly I know, but these 8 look just as small as the 7. Yay. I live in a mountain town so I also felt that the tall pair looked to "city" and if I lived back in the city I would've kept them probably. The shorties I feel look more like you want to get down and dirty and do some puddle jumping while looking awesome! Love my shorties so much that I have to display them so I can peek at them often. Gorgeous. Just do it. They will last for years!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sanuks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 7, 2014

Jay K

from Boston, MA

I purchased these as a gift in black for a friend going on a cross country tour as a primary walking boot; she had never worn Hunters before and could not believe how comfortable and cute they were! Size 6 was true to size and the shorter shaft was found to be easier to walk in than a higher boot. Very stylish boot, not at all displeased; great purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2014

Sammy

 

Love these boots! They are true to their reputation for being top quality, durable, stylish, and useful for rainy days. I have a pair of tall red Hunter rain boots that I also love to wear but I enjoy the convenience of wearing these...plus they feel better around your calf area and when you sit down they don't bend awkwardly. I was torn between choosing between a bright color or the black but I find that these black boots go with anything you are wearing. Definitely a great investment for your feet!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 7, 2014

Alyssa W

from Western NY

I LOVE THESE BOOTS. I've always been hesitat to buy a pair of Hunters because I have wide calves, but seeing as these were short and on sale, I had to give them a try. I'm so glad I did! They fit like a dream---aside from being a bit too close around my leg for my liking---and have excellent traction. I needed a great pair of boots for muddy paddocks and rainy turnouts, and they're marvelous. I didn't expect them to be as tall as they are, coming more midcalf than short, but I still love them. No stinky rubber smell, plenty of room for my toes to wiggle, and a beautiful green color. I did order an 8 when I usually wear an 8 1/2 or 9 since it was suggested to order down a size. They fit wonderfully, so definitely use the size guide and suggestions.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 30, 2014

Brandi

from Boston

I originally bought the original Hunter boots but they were too tall for me. I'm so happy that I exchanged them for these. I usually wear a 7 or 7 1/2 and the 7's fit perfectly. I wore them on a 2.5 mile walk right out of the box and my feet stayed dry. I love these boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 29, 2014

Jessica T

from Bloomington, IN

Super cute! Easy to slide on even with jeans on. High quality and worth the money. Very comfortable and the rubber is very soft and malleable. I have big, athletic calves so it was a great choice to get the short boot. I just wish it would rain more now!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 26, 2014

Anonymous

from Orlando, FL

I love the style and height. The top might be irritating to the bare leg so would probably work best over pants or with socks. I am returning because I did not like the color (pink) but will exchange for a different one.

Brands I'd also recommend: Hunter is the best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 23, 2014

Rebecca K

from United States

I love everything about these boots, they look great, and best of all they are 100% water proof. And if you have a wider calf, like me, these fit great unlike most of the tall rain boots out there. I generally wear a 5.5-7, depending on the kind of shoe. I went with a 6 in these and they fit perfectly. I got Clementine, and the color is beautiful.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 21, 2014

Anonymous

 

I wear a 6, but bought a 7. The 6 was too small once I put the sock in it. The 7 fit perfectly with the fleece sock.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2014

Andy

from Chicago

Bought the shorts for my wife because she is 5'3" and I thought they looked better and more functional. At first she was perplexed because they weren't the original style. She is now in love with them 'as much as her Uggs'. She also says they are 100% waterproof and as comfortable as a rain boot could be.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 2, 2014

Anonymous

from Mpls, MN

Love the boot. I cant believe how comfortable they are, I wear them all day. I have thinner calves so I was worried they might be too wide, but fit great. I usually wear 7 in shoes and ordered 7 in these-they fit perfect. Also ordered charcoal socks, but they did not match very well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 28, 2014

Anonymous

 

Loved these boots but even with a short they were hard to get on and too tight to tuck in my skinny jeans. I suppose I have what is considered a big calf but maybe I'm also just short enough that they came up too far to be comfortable. Have to send them backā€¦ disappointed. I'm still giving them a 5 for quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 24, 2014

Kiana

from New York

Excellent boot! They run a little big but that's OK because I'm most likely going to be wearing socks with them. I got the bright red color and they are absolutely eye catching! Will be wearing these relentlessly throughout springtime.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago

Love these! The taller style didn't have room for me to tuck in my pants, so I exchanged them for this shorter style. Perfect -- pants are tucked in, they're still tall enough to keep snow out, they're moderately supportive, and best of all -- they do not smell like a tire store. I also bought the fleece sole inserts, so they're toasty enough for this Chicago winter.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Cincinnati, OH

Love these, they are perfect for rainy days and mucking around in the mud. They fit pretty true to size. I wear a five and a half, bought size six so I could wear thick socks and it is perfect. I'm also short, the tall boots didn't work. These are about mid calf. They wash up quick and easy too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 14, 2014

Kim W

from Rock Hill, SC

Love the boot, I wear a size 7.5 and the 7 fits perfect even with a thick sock. I am returning the boot only because the Brick red is an orange red and I want a more candy apple red, I am going to order the pill box red to see if it is a better color, as soon as it is back in stock.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2014

Erin B

 

Bought these for my daughter who needed a pair of rain boots for college. She loves them. Ordered a 7... she normally wears 7 or 7 1/2. Fit perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Colorado Springs, CO

I bought the graphite Hunter boots for my daughter-in-law for Christmas. She loves them and they are perfect for the snowy and rainy weather in Chicago. I also purchased a pair of black Hunter boot liner socks. The next pair of Hunters will be for me!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 30, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

Rain boots so comfortable I could wear them every day! Not just rubbery, feel like a well-fitting shoe. Do NOT "go up a size". I wear a 7 or 7.5 and these 7's are perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 4, 2013

Margie P

from Chicago, IL

Absolutely LOVE my new Hunter rain boots. The color is amazing. I wanted to pick a color that would go great with earth tones as well as black & white tones and these are perfect! They fit great! I'm usually a 6.5 and purchased the size 6. There's still room for thicker socks in the winter. I find myself wishing for rainy days so I can wear my boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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