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Hunter Original Tour Reviews

141 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

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8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

69% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

66% "Moderate arch support"

130 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/30/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I ordered the tour instead of the original boots due to the reviews stating these were better for petite women. I have skinny calves and I'm also short so sometimes it can be tricky for me to find boots that fit right. I ordered my normal shoe size (7) and when I tried these on, they were gigantic. I'm a true 7 so these definitely run a whole size big. I sent them back and got the size 6 instead. They fit much, much better! They are comfortable, very stylish (esp with boot socks!), and aren't too heavy or bulky when you walk. These are exactly what I was looking for and I'm really happy I went with this style instead of the original. I would definitely recommend!

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11 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/8/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I ordered both the Originals and the Tour to compare them. I love the green color and the style and really wanted to keep one of the pairs, but in the end I couldn't justify the price. Hunter only has a 12-month warranty and many of the reviews on Amazon complain about seams splitting, leakage, and unhelpful responses from the company that recommend "never using the boots in any type of flooding, whether it be 2" or 5" of water." What?? The Tours were much more comfortable, but made much more cheaply, so it's very surprising that they cost the same as the Originals. The Tours are made in China, and the Originals are made in Indonesia -- which isn't necessarily bad in and of itself, but when I looked closely at the boots themselves, neither pair oozed a quality that seemed to justify their price, and the Hunter website didn't contain any reassurances beyond a 12-month warranty. Really sad to send these back, because they are very cute. I might try and find a vintage pair that was made before the quality of construction decreased.

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 12, 2015

Anonymous

from Texas

These boots are definitely worth the money in terms of design and style. I usually wear a size 8-8.5 in shoes and the size 8 Hunters fit me well. I have narrow feet so I was worried about the width, but they fit my feet really well with my thick Smartwool hiking socks. The boots appear to taper at the top and come in at the ankles, which makes them very flattering. I have skinny calves so usually rainboots gap like crazy around my legs, but the Hunters look really polished and well-fitted. These boots are also really light in comparison to other boots I've had. I got the black color and I think it looks very classic. I like the matte finish and understated design.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Ugg, Smartwool

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 11, 2015

Denise G

from United States

After researching the Originals vs. the Tour, I ultimately decided these would be a better fit for my 5'1 frame, as these are lighter weight and have a slimmer calf. I'm normally a 5.5 in most shoes, and sized up to a 6 and it fits well with socks. I've never had an issue with my calves and boots before but these fit pretty snug, it can be difficult to pull them off! But overall I'm happy, they are comfortable to wear for moderate walking, not too heavy or bulky and super cute!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Illinois

I ordered the Huntress originally because I was worried about my calves fitting in a pair of Hunter boots (about 14-in around). The Huntress was way too big for me in the heels, so I sent them back. I got these Tour ones, and I love them! I love the way they look and how they fit. My calves fit in them with some knee high thick socks and skinny jeans; it's snug but I can still fit a finger between my calves and the boot. I like how these are lightweight and easy to walk in. I also travel for work, so it'll be interesting to see how these fare from being packed and carted around the country. My one concern is how long they will last. I am hoping I can get a few good years of use out of these, but I am skeptical.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Oconomowoc, Wi

Cute boots, I got them in red. I got a size 9 (my size is between 8.5-9) and they are still so large that I use orthotics to improve arch support. So for me this larger size works well. These are not boots that I expect to give a lot of support, but to keep my feet dry. That definitely works! And Zappos showed its great customer service, as usual. Shopping here is fun!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love the Tour boot. Fits true to size, and is a good option for me over the regular Hunter boots because the height isn't as high up my leg. Fits me perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Mid-Atlantic

This packable boot would be great except that it is too tight around the top so they are coming back. As always, Zappos service is awesome so I'll keep looking there for a packable boot that has good support, is supple and durable, and has a comfortable, non-binding, shaft.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 19, 2016

Cindy

 

I bought my boots in Nov of 2014 and being in California during the drought I may have worn them 10 times at the most. This last week we had a big storm and realized that my sock was wet after wearing the boots. After further inspection, I noticed they had cracked by the heal on the side of the boot. I would expect more durability out of a money and tax rain boot.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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January 18, 2016

Kate

from Chicago

I bought these boots in March of 2015 and by January 2016 they were ripped and leaking (with normal use). Mind you- I didn't wear them over the summer. I had to return these and Zappos was awesome about making an exchange for the Hunter Original. WOULD NOT advise getting these boots unless you're only planning to wear them for light wear in rainy weather.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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July 15, 2016

SKM

from NJ

Love these! Been holding off for years buying them due to high price but well worth it. Now I am sorry I waited so long! They are way more comfortable than I'd anticipated. I am (5'1'') and they hit below the knee. Do not cut in at all (I even wore these with shorts). I really like the slimmer shaft circumference than the regular Hunter Boot. The Tour is narrower and much better for petite women.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 26, 2016

Natalala

from Queensland, Australia

I agonized over what style Hunter boots to purchase, and finally decided on the Tours for the following reasons: 1) The climate I live in (mostly hot/humid with very mild winters but long periods of rain and flash flooding). 2) The type of wear they would get (cycling and lots of walking). 3) My preference for comfort over other considerations, like durability (although these certainly do not seem flimsy, delicate or cheaply made). I am so pleased that I ordered the Tour (in matte black because I am boring ;)). These are incredibly light and flexible while retaining their shape, and even have a slight stretch/give for when putting them over jeans. I can easily walk in them all day without fatigue, and they are even soft/flexible enough for commuting on my bike. They are actually very stylish and look completely respectable outside of a pig pen. They are very close fitting on the calf, so if you have a well developed calf these would not be suitable. I also find these get a bit hot in the summer because there is not much space around my calf for the heat to escape. In saying that, these are not insulating so they might not be suited to very cold climates. I bought true to size (I almost sized down based on reviews but the 38s were out of stock) and I am glad they were - the 39 is perfect. I am actually a 38 in shoes designed to be close fitting (ballet flats, pumps) but like to size up for boots/work wear/sneakers to accommodate thicker socks and different fit preference. So depending on how you look at it, size up or stay true to size, but I would not recommend sizing down unless you specifically want a tight fitting gumboot. After all, these are gumboots and are meant to fit like gumboots not ballet flats/sneakers/pumps etc.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 8, 2016

Melissa G

from Michigan

I ordered both the Tour and the Original for comparison. I heard that the Tour would fit smaller calves/shorter legs better, however, I was concerned being that I heard they were not as solidly constructed as the Original. For reference, I am 5'3" 100 lbs and my calves measure about 13" at the widest point. For me, the Tour was a significantly better fit, not only in shaft circumference, but also in shaft height. The Tour had a smaller shaft circumference as well as a slightly shorter shaft height (which was better for me as the boot did not brush up against the back of my knees like it did with the Original). The Tour really was a totally perfect fit for my body type and size. There was a little space between my calf and the boot (wearing leggings), but it was not gaping like it was with the Original and I considered it to be how a boot should ideally fit. With Hunter in general, it is true that you should size down. They do not carry half sizes. I am a consistent size 6, and I sized down to a 5 based on others' reviews. I was glad that I did. The 5 fit me perfectly, and there was even room to fit the Hunter liner or a thick boot sock comfortably. In terms of the construction, the Tour is much lighter (because it is made for traveling and packing). The rubber does seem to be a little bit thinner than the Original and the seams are not as layered, hence the lower weight of the boot. However, the Tour is still of very high quality. The seams appear to be sealed well and I do not foresee having any issues with this boot. I really wish the Tour was at least a little cheaper than the Original since there is less material, but they do include a Hunter logo travel bag which compensates I suppose. Overall, I am very happy with the Tour. If you are debating between the Original and the Tour, I would suggest ordering them both to see how they fit on you, if you can. With Zappos' fast delivery, you could easily have a refund for the pair you decide against within a few days if you're quick with the return.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 7, 2016

Ingrid N

 

I was going back and forth between between the Original Tall and the Tour and I went with the Tour and I love it! I am 5'7" and wear an 8.5 and its a perfect length. I felt the Tall would be a little too high on my legs and the Tour hits at the perfect spot. I went down a size to an 8 instead of going up to a 9 and I think it was the right decision. It fits perfect around my feet and my toes have enough room. It is a little snug getting off but that's it. Very comfortable to walk in. Overall a great buy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 6, 2016

Anonymous

from Maryland

I normally don't write reviews but these boots are great! Based on reviews I did size down. I normally wear a 7 1/2 or 8 and got these in a 7 fit perfect. Of course Zappos delivered extremely quick!

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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March 8, 2016

Amber B

from Washington, D.C.

I bought these for an upcoming Atlanta trip and wore them the entire time I was there... They are so comfortable, like my feet were on pillows! They are super easy to take off, too, not to mention how cute they are. They are true to fit. I wear a 7 and ordered a 7 and they are perfect. I may have to order another color??

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 17, 2016

Anonymous

from Nashville, TN

I purchased the Hunter Huntress boots first, but they were huge in my calf area. I am 5'3", so after doing some more research, I exchanged them for the Hunter Tour boots. These are much better and have a more slim fit through the calf. They are slightly taller than I would prefer, they basically touch the bottom of my knees, but I still really like them! Definitely order the Tour if you are petite and need a slimmer calf fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 11, 2016

Natalia

from Australia

I live in a sub-tropical climate that receives periods of heavy rainfall, and after agonizing over size and style for ages, I bought the Tour original boots in matte black. Color and finish aside, with regards to the Tour style I am so glad that I did. I have never tried the normal weight boots, but dang these ones are so light. They are super comfortable due to their lightness, they are flexible but retain their shape (I was worried that they would be floppy - they are not). I could easily bust moves at multi-day festival in these, or work all day on a farm/mow the lawn/jump in puddles etc. Sizing was difficult because there are so many reviews that say to size up because they are huge. This was not my experience. I have one foot larger than the other, so for open shoes and heels I fit to the smaller foot (EU38/AU7.5), and for closed shoes/boots I fit to the larger foot (EU39/AU8). The majority of reviews say to size down half to one size, but luckily they were out of stock and I went for the 8. I am so glad that I did. These fit perfectly. The length is a true EU39/AU8. And if both of my feet were a 7½, I would probably size up rather than down as they feel great on my smaller foot as well. I think it is important to remember that these are gumboots so they fit wide and are not really meant to sit snug (hello, rubber). I am not sure if this is what people are referring to when they say they run large? I say stick to your normal size. If you are a half size with narrow feet, maybe size down, if you are a half size with wide feet, maybe size up - with consideration to your preferences for foot/shoe feel. Then of course there is the leg thing... Thankfully these are narrow so no annoying leg slap! (Other gumboot experience). But if you have impressive calves, you may want to consider other styles (huntress/adjustable/short) which, sadly, do not come in the lightweight rubber. I was like "Oh, should I have gotten the gold speckled shiny unicorn ones instead!?" I kind of did not have a choice because the matte black were the only ones in stock, but they certainly look smart and understated and will go with everything. I am kind of glad that I did not go with the forest green because they may have looked a bit too working in the garden-esque. Yes, black is a bit conservative and boring, but they will definitely be worn extensively. If I was buying in store I may have been more adventurous with color, but online, just go with what you think you want in your closet/what is available in your size!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 11, 2016

Anonymous

from Delaware

The boots arrived promptly and were just as I'd hoped. Warm and comfortable, they helped me stay dry as I cleaned up after a Nor'easter! And they are attractive enough to wear in town.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 10, 2016

Anonymous

from CT

I love the navy - color is just off black so neutral enough to wear with everything. I tried the classic Hunters and the adjustable backs before settling on the tours. I love that they are definitely lighter weight and more flexible which makes them much easier to pack. They were still comfortable - I wore them walking around Boston for a whole weekend and my feet never hurt. The shaft circumference is smaller than the original and the adjustable back, so if you have larger calves I would not recommend these boots. I thought that they ran slightly large. I am usually a 6½-7, and a 6 in these boots fits me perfectly with room for socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 10, 2016

Summer P

from Las Vegas, Nevada

I love the Hunter Tour! It's just like the original but much lighter weight. They were great for wearing around New York in the snow!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 31, 2016

Claire

from Phoenix, AZ

Love these hunter boots! it runs true to size (I usually wear a ten but got a nine first and had to order the ten). I have a skinny calf and this fit perfectly. I like the heel of the boot better than the tall hunter boot. I wear them with and with the sock and love them. I'm glad I finally have a rain/snow boot to wear during our monsoon in Phoenix and trips to north for snow.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 19, 2016

Heather R

from Florida

I purchased the Tour in a size 8 after trying the Hunter Original in size 9 (I generally wear an 8.5/9 but unfortunately Hunter does not come in half sizes.) The 9 was too large overall in the foot and calf area -- I have small calves, around13.5". I decided to go with the Tour in an 8 and it was a good choice for my 5'5" frame. I love the Navy Blue and receive a lot of compliments. Also the Tour are lighter in weight than the Original & come with a cute drawstring Hunter bag for travel.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2016

Anonymous

from California

Bought these rain boots because I needed some nice heavy duty and durable boots for the El Nino coming here to California!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2016

Lilibeth M

from San Ramon, California

The best online order I have ever done! I ordered them on December 22 (late evening). Zappos promised to deliver by Christmas. I didn't expected them until the 24th or 25th, but I got them on the 23 around 4PM! Awesome service, super happy with my new boots. It was my first order on Zappos! THIS GIRL IS A HAPPY GIRL! Thank you Zappos! And again the boots are awesome. :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2015

Kim R

from Washington State

I am in love with these boots! I appreciated the comments on these, because there are a few reality checks when considering these boots. The opening around the calf is quite small. That happens to work for me, since I am 5'10" I can wear these with legging jeans, but bunching up regular pants and stuffing them in looks a little awkward. They are quite wide around the foot and ankle area. I am normally a size 11, and I tried both the 10 and the 11. The 10 was just too small, but I could see how ordering a size down could help for some people. Lastly, they do not have any insulation to speak of. I have been wearing mine in snow, but I would definitely recommend some thick, wool socks! In spite of it all, these boots are highly functional and look amazing!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 27, 2015

Helen S

from Houston

I bought a pair of these 5 yrs ago & while very comfortable, and hardly worn re the climate I live in, after 4 yrs they started disintegrating & cracking. I was told by the Hunter USA Boot Company that the tour boots as they are pliable are not durable. So I wld not recommend this model.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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