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Hunter Original Short Gloss Reviews

345 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

53% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

62% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 175 Original Short Gloss Hunter Reviews

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June 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston

I loved these boots when I first received them, and for several months after...but just after the year warranty was up, they started cracking all over. I have tried to patch and repairer with recommended rubber glue, but nothing works. So disappointed.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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June 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

Adorable! I bought these for a trade show that I am working in a very rainy state. Per the customer service rep at Zappos, I ordered a full size smaller and they fit like a glove.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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May 23, 2013

Laura i

 

Actually I was very disappointed. They look darker on the web and they were all scratched and stained. I didn't returned them because I don't leave in the states and I had to live and didn't have time

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 11, 2013

Dana R

from Michigan City, Indiana

Love my Original Short Gloss boots! I first purchased the Original Gloss Boots, but they were entirely TOO tall. I am 5'6 and the boots actually hit my knees, making it difficult to walk and look rather odd....so I sent them back and ordered the Original Short Gloss. These are the perfect height (comes to about mid-calf). Mine are the graphite color, but they appear much lighter in color than it shows online. I'm wearing them now...perfect for rainy spring days in Indiana! Very comfortable and light in weight. I purchased the short Welly socks in yellow to wear with them on colder days.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Saint Louis, MO

I've wanted these red Hunter boots a long time but didn't want to spend the money. Finally bought them and I really love how they look. I am a true 8 1/2 and got these in a size 8. There is plenty of wiggle room in the toe area. As some other reviewers said, they do chafe the back of your calves if you wear them without pants tucked in. I also bought a fun pair of Dirty Laundry rain boots in orange/fuchsia for less the same height as the Hunters. They don't rub the back of my leg and I kinda like them better. So it's Dirty Laundry for the Dog Park and Hunter's for nicer occasions. Go figure. Zappos overnight shipping rocks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dirty Laundry

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 21, 2013

Ceci

from United States

Super fun and cute! I bought these in a 9 even though I'm usually a 9.5 or even 10. Fit perfectly. I was really happy when I bought them. They were a great color and high quality. My only problem is that they "bloomed" even though they are glossy. Great boot, definitely worth the money.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 21, 2013

Melanie W

from Georgia

These boots are very well made and comfy. (I did add an arch support; now they're perfect.) The color is not as blue as the photo on the website indicates -- it's more gray than that -- but I'm still pleased, overall. The shape of the boot is stylish and pleasing, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucchese, Mephisto, Via Spiga

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 20, 2013

Linda

from New York

These are adorable. I was sad that the tall boot doesn't fit a larger calf, but these are cute enough that I don't feel I'm missing out. Have to wear thin socks -- there's no warmth without socks and nowhere to fit thick socks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2013

Jenjoh1128

from Ohio

I went back and forth between the Original short and the Original tall. I went with the short ones and they are really cute! However, when I put them on I wasn't crazy about the fit. They gaped a little too much at the top for me and were really hard to get off. So, I'm returning them to Zappos. They were excellent with their customer service. Whichever ones you order, get them from Zappos. Shipping was super-fast, too!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

Love my new hunter boots, keeps my feet dry when there's rain. I did purchase the Hunter socks that go with them and they make the fit a little tighter.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Atlanta, Georgia

I LOVE these boots!! I never write reviews but I know how valuable they are when ordering shoes online; I always read reviews related to shoes/fit. I usually wear an 8 1/2 but after reading the reviews on these boots, I ordered an 8. They fit perfectly!! I did order the Wellie socks as well and can't imagine wearing them without the socks. Keep my feet warm and dry in this unusual weather year!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Indianapolis, IN

I'd never given any thought to Hunter until my granddaughter added these boots to her Christmas list. I was totally impressed with the quality of these boots. They're exceptionally well-made - a nice heavy boot with a good lining. And according to my granddaughter, they fit well too. She wears them with the boot liners (cuff folds over the top of the boot) and they look great. The best surprise was the overnight delivery from Zappos! I'm very happy with this purchase.

Brands I'd also recommend: cindydee46204@yahoo.com

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2013

Anonymous

 

I was surprised how big these were. I threw out the box and wore them outside, so I cannot return them, but they are way too big! So I sold them used online for a lot less than I spent.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 11, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great boot. Wore them in the snow with good socks and they preformed well as alternative to snow boots. No slip. Wide fit in ankle/calf area

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2013

Curt

from Virginia

bought these for my wife for Christmas. She absolutely loved them! The size was as other have said...runs a little larger than normal. This worked out perfectly since my wife usually wears between a 9 and 9.5. I bought these in a 9 and got her the "liner socks" which she also loves. Great styling and she loves that these have a lower heel than some other similar styled Wellies. As always...Zappos customer service sets the bar for all others!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great color and style. I'm short so the boot height is flattering versus leg-swallowing. It's reasonably roomy for the thick-calved,fairly unfitted except for the narrow dorsal part of the foot bed which serves to anchor your foot in the boot. It was a tight squeeze to get into the boot, but roomy for every other part of the foot. Its remarkably comfortable for walking and the fire engine red color is VERY bright.

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 3, 2013

Michael T

from Milwaukee, WI

Purchased these for my mom as a Christmas gift and she was thrilled. Fit her well and function great in rain/snow/salty conditions.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 27, 2012

Linda

from Central PA

Best fitting rainboots! My daughter's second pair. She loves the shorter style, and finds the high a little too snug in the calves.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Burbank, California

I bought these as an alternative to my knee-high yellow Hunter wellies, which are classic and great for serious rain, but can be a little clunky. These shorter wellies are perfect for driving or walking around the city. The gloss makes them look like patent leather - very stylish.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 12, 2012

Jessica S

from Los Angeles

Super cute rain boots! These are a little bit lighter grey than I expected but they are really cute. I wear a 7 1/2 or 8 so I got the size 8 and they fit great even with a pair of fuzzy socks. There is plenty of room in the calf area, but they do rub the back of my calf when I walk in them, so we'll see how that goes (may need a long sock or something), but I've never had rain boots before so maybe they all would do that! They are cute and comfortable and since I live in LA it doesn't rain too much so it's not a big deal!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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December 11, 2012

C S

from Vernon Hills, IL

I ordered the next size up based off of reviews and the fact that I wanted to be able to wear a sock/liner in these boots. Sadly they are huge in the ankle and snug on top. Only order these boots if you have narrow/skinny calfs.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 4, 2012

Raquel

from Modesto,Ca.

Wow! Went to Nordstrom (love them); did not have this real Red color. I wear an 8 1/2 - 9 with flats, I ordered an 8. Perfect fit. Thank you for your speedy delivery - ordered Saturday reg s/h, arrived my office on Tuesday! Amazing. Love them!

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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November 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

They are so cute! Not as comfortable as they should be. A little pricey but they are my second pair I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Columbia, MO

Love these boots! The fit like a glove. I wear a 9.5 and order a 9 in them and they are perfect. I also ordered the socks (boot liners) that go with them, I don't recommend them. The seems are quite big and hurt my toes and every time I would pull my foot out the sock would com with it. Quite inconvenient!

Brands I'd also recommend: ugg

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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