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Hunter Original Short Reviews

248 reviews
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Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

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4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

44% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

73% "Moderate arch support"

238 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/14/10
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Ladies, these are the ones. Accept no substitutes. Hunter is the preeminent brand of Wellies. Whether you love the Royals (the British Royal Family) or not, admit they got it right choosing these boots for their country life. What other footwear is a home decorating statement? Other shoes left lying about look untidy. Hunter Wellies lined up at a bench in your entryway will be proof positive of your outstanding good taste. You'll be surprised at the comfort of these sturdy boots. And one can vary the snugness with thin or thick socks, Wellie Warmers or the like. Why choose Short boots? To avoid discomfort behind the knees from the tall ones, especially if you expect not to be tucking trousers into them all the time. The Shorts look great with all manner of sporty, outdoor or equestrian wear. In black or olive, they make a glorious fashion understatement. Do you really want to go about like Jemimah Puddleduck or a preschooler? Stay away from the garish, bright colors in these classics. Pair the black or green ones with a sweaterdress, tucked in corduroys and a lovely peacoat, or jeans and a field coat. Tie a Hermes scarf costing five times as much over your hair, if you must. Do yourself a favor. Scuff the Hunter Wellies up a bit, and leave a little soil dried into the treads and edges. This lends an air of casual elegance. Wellies straight out of the box are kind of like super bright white sneakers. If you don't want to look like a tool, walk through a barnyard, or a construction site if you haven't a barnyard at hand. Instant credibility. There's also a fine Hunter Wellie pouch made by the manufacturer. A separate item retailing in England for about $20, the neoprene logo baglet clips to the boot's buckles, with a sewn on, wide elastic that stretches around the entire leg. Taking your dog out for "walkies," attending a festival or outdoor concert, hiking the moors...if you drop your keys, ATM card or money "somewhere along the way" in the rain, it's a disaster. Add a Wellie Pouch to your Hunter Wellies, and your worries are over. A pair of Hunter Wellingtons have a very attractive price point, and will last for years, actually getting better over time. Do invest in real Hunter Wellingtons. They won't gather dust in your closet.

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10 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/18/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I loved these boots when I first got them. I stuck some Superfeet in them for support and I could walk around on rainy streets all day in comfort. Then, by the next rainy season, the dreaded white waxy film set in. I tried the Hunter spray, olive oil, Armor All, and nothing worked...a whole winter passed and I never wore them because they looked terrible. Here it is, the next winter, and I've just spent another 90 minutes scrubbing away with the Hunter spray and Goo Gone and they look just as bad as when I started. I've watched people clean theirs on YouTube and read loads of reviews where people say all these things work, but not on mine. These are going back in the closet and I'll never buy another pair of Hunters. My beloved wellies. So sad.

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5 people found this review helpful  

October 5, 2010

Anonymous

from oklahoma city

I just received these Hunter rain boots and am so disappointed! They are adorable but they are huge! I am a very consistent size 7, I ordered a 7 and my feet were swimming in them! I looked like a kid who put her dad's rain boots on. They are however, very well made and super cute so I will be exchanging them for a smaller size!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta GA

I bought the short Hunter boots for my NYC daughter, and she is thrilled. I love Zappos because if it doesn't work out, you don't feel ripped off. I bought a dress from another catalog. It was horrible, not like it looked or was purported to be. I had already paid shipping, and I had to pay shipping to send it back. Never again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2012

Kate R

 

Oh happy day, they fit! I have huge, athletic calves (17 inch) and tiny ankles, so I have never found boots taller than ankle length that fit. (I got the Hunter tall boots for Christmas and they were way too tight on my calves and huge in the ankle.) These boots, however, are fantastic. They are comfortable and very warm. I can't wait to wear cable socks that peak over the top of them. My only complaint is that the top of the boot brushes the very bottom of my calf and is irritating when I'm not wearing socks or thick pants. Yay!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Vancouver, Washington

Great boots. They do run very big. I usually wear a 7.5 to 8 and ordered 7 and they are still roomy enough for some wool socks. Not real cushy boots but very functional.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 5, 2010

Anonymous

 

Great boot. True to size. I also ordered a size down just in case, but it was too small. I have large calves, but these boots fit fine even with a pair of skinny jeans. These boots have such a polished, classic style. I purchased them in navy. Pretty comfy too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 18, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco

I loved these boots when I first got them. I stuck some Superfeet in them for support and I could walk around on rainy streets all day in comfort. Then, by the next rainy season, the dreaded white waxy film set in. I tried the Hunter spray, olive oil, Armor All, and nothing worked...a whole winter passed and I never wore them because they looked terrible. Here it is, the next winter, and I've just spent another 90 minutes scrubbing away with the Hunter spray and Goo Gone and they look just as bad as when I started. I've watched people clean theirs on YouTube and read loads of reviews where people say all these things work, but not on mine. These are going back in the closet and I'll never buy another pair of Hunters. My beloved wellies. So sad.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 27, 2012

Jill W

from Gurnee Illinois

I love them! Super cute and comfortable with the yellow fleece socks. I usually wear an 8 1/2 but the 8 fit perfectly even with the sock. I wore them to the flea market and got tons of compliments and of course I let them know where I got them. I love your company!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Vancouver

Best boots ever! Very comfortable, stylish and most importantly dry! Lots of other (cheap) rain boots make your feet feel sweaty if you wear them all day, not Hunters though! I've worn them on light rainy days to days when there is heavy wet snow and they always feel great. One pair isn't enough, I'm keeping an eye out for my second.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are the most comfortable rain boots I have ever put on! I am normally an 8.5, so I bought an 8. I also bought a fleece welly sock. I was able to put them on with the welly sock and tuck in my jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 21, 2012

Anonymous

from chicago

I was reluctant to get the exact same pair of rain boots that every other woman in Chicago has, but I got sick of having wet feet. These boots are comfortable and completely waterproof. They are very cozy with the welly socks.

Brands I'd also recommend: NONE. definitely none.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love these boots! Your feet will never get wet in these. Highly recommend the fleece socks that go with them; they keep your feet toasty and look cute, too! Best rain boots ever!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 9, 2012

Chris n

from Grand Junction, Colorado

Love these boots. My daughter has a pair and highly recommended them and when I needed a pair of rain/snow/rough weather boots...not wanting to copy her I ordered a completely different brand. Unsatisfied, I finally ordered my own pair of Hunters and immediately loved them and wondered why I just didn't listen to my daughter in the first place. These boots are stylish, comfortable, durable and warm enough for the Colorado climate I live in...and now like my daughter I am highly recommending them. Oh, and did I mention they are easy on and easy off...now my only problem is what color to order next.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 3, 2012

Celeste R

from United States

I really love these boots. I am 5'1" and have a thick calf and these boots are perfect. I can stuff my jeans into them or wear skinny jeans or even wear them with tights - they are perfect in most any situation. The color is really cute as well. I am a size 8 and I purchased the size 8. Personally I think that even though the fit is a little loose, it is the right fit to wear with jeans. I found an 8 to be perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 12, 2012

Anonymous

 

Well, I got these for my daughter and when she opened them she was super excited. They are warm and comfortable and she loves them. She turned me onto Zappos. Definitely recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love my short navy Hunter rain boots. I have some tall rain boots, but love having a pair of the short. They are easy to put on, and I can still tuck my jeans in them. I wear a 7 1/2, and the 8 fits good. Happy with purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 3, 2012

Jessie K

from Chicago, IL

These boots are adorable! I first bought the Original Tall Hunter boots, but they were too tight on my calves (this is the first boot that I've had a problem with -- my calves aren't even very large). So I exchanged for the Original Short and these are perfect!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 3, 2012

Clareann G

from Beacon NY

The Hunter boots are better than expected, especially with the fleece socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 28, 2011

Suzy l

from nyc

I was looking for a rain boot that wouldn't be heavy/bulky and this seems to do the trick. Good boot and nice and comfy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Central Illinois

Love these boots. Wore them in the rain all around Sweden with a blue coat (flag colors) and not only did they last on my feet for over 7 hours, I got lots of compliments on them. Thick socks work best and fewer hours on your feet would be better. Nice height for a taller woman 5"8" and a sturdy heel for walking. Wide enough for jeans tucked down inside and nice roomy toe box. Can't wait to try them in snow this winter.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2011

Shira

from Los Angeles, CA

I ordered these boots last week because I have been wanting a pair of rain boots. They definitely seem worth the money based on the quality of them. I am normally a size 11.5-12 so I ordered the 11 as it was the largest size and everyone said they run big. They definitely fit me. My only complaint is that they seem very narrow in the ankle area. I have chicken legs and ankles too so they still fit but its definitely snugger than I'm used to with boots. Overall I still like them and I worry that people with normal or large sized ankles may not be able to get these on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 27, 2010

Anonymous

from Laguna Beach, CA

Zappos has the best customer service anywhere, ever! Re this boot: Hunter makes high quality, fashionable & practical boots. Great colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 19, 2010

Janet K

from Mill Valley, California

I bought these boots a couple weeks ago and finally had a chance to wear them today. Walked my dogs about 2 miles and they are unbelievably comfortable. No breaking in period. Felt like cushy slippers. I was a little leery about spending so much, but decided to because of the reviews and glad I did! I wore ski socks and folded them over the top as I thought maybe they would rub. Perfect! Also, I did not size up as everyone recommended. I bought a size 8 and they were a tiny bit big, but with thick socks they are perfect. Since I need to walk the dogs in them I didn't want something on the small side for fear of my toes going numb, which has happened in lesser brands. Buy them! You will adore them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 18, 2010

Anonymous

from San Francisco

Really cute, and really comfortable. The shoe actually has nice cushioning, especially in the heel. I bought the shorter ones, which I find to be the perfect height.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 13, 2010

Anonymous

from florida

These boots are fun to wear! They make me smile every time I put them on because it's just like being a little kid splashing through puddles again. Be sure to wear thick, fuzzy, warm and very colorful socks to complete the desired effect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 4, 2010

Anonymous

from NEW YORK CITY

This runs both a 1/2 size larger and wider than others.

Brands I'd also recommend: This is the best boot of its kind.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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