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Hunter Original Tall Gloss Rain Boots Reviews

1177 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

14%Rated 4 stars

5%Rated 3 stars

2%Rated 2 stars

2%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

54% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

1120 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/22/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Size down or stay with your regular size? Gloss or matte? The quintessential Hunter boot questions. I am typically a size 9 and ordered a size 8 and 9. I was buying these rain boots not only to wear when it rains, but to wear with heavy socks in the winter - our winters are a slushy mess but don't bring heavy accumulations of snow. Given this is the case, I assumed the 9 would be the pair I would wind up keeping because it would probably better accommodate heavy socks. As it turns out, I swam in the 9s. Even two pairs of thick socks didn't help. The size 8 was perfect - they fit perfectly as rain boots with a thin sock and can still accommodate a winter-weight sock. I also found that I preferred the gloss boot. For those like me who might worry about this, they are not too glossy. I have friends who claim the gloss boot "blooms" less too - but only time will tell. I bought a pair of these boots in black and graphite and wound up keeping the graphite. The color is a fantastic medium gray - a great neutral and a little more fun than an everyday color like black. I've gotten tons of compliments on them and wonder why I waited so long to get these boots. It rains where I live quite a bit and gets muddy and mucky out. In these, my feet stay dry and toasty. They are also a pleasure to walk in and are not heavy like some snow boots. Hopefully, I'll feel that my winter socks or a new pair of welly socks will keep my feet toasty when I wear these during the winter. Highly recommend!

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57 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/14/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Huge! I was wearing my thickest wool socks and even then, these boots were so big it was laughable. Order a size down - maybe 2!

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May 19, 2017

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Anonymous

 

I originally ordered a 9 and found that size to be too big. I generally wear 8.5 in boots and was told that these run smaller than other brands, which is why I went with a 9. The 9 was big even with the boot liners. I exchanged the 9 for an 8 and am happy with the product.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 15, 2017

Sarah c

from IL

This item came to me very dirty. The boots are completely smudged all over. They were supposed to be high gloss and do not appear to be at all. Very dissatisfied!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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May 13, 2017

Lisa E

from Chicago

These run small. I have another pair in a 10 and had to buy an 11. The 11 fit the same as my old hunter boot. Really weird.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 11, 2017

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Marsha A

from Florida

I received these boots yesterday and was so excited until I took them out of the box and saw that the entire rear by the heel of both boots was badly damagaged and scoffed so that the rubber was removed and those parts were not glossy. It appears that I have been sent used boots which is so disappointing as the fit, color and look was perfect. I own two other pairs of Hunters that I bought personally in stores and neither look scoffed like this pair. I am not sure whose fault the badly damaged shoes is - Zappos or Hunters but I am feeling Zappos since they packed and shipped me a product that should not have been mailed out.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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May 9, 2017

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Anonymous

from Michigan

These fit me perfectly as I actually need a 10.5 to fit perfectly, so I ordered the 10 (based on other reviews) and it was perfect. The first time I wore them, it was all day outside and I had no problems whatsoever, comfort-wise. I did not need a break-in period or thicker socks. They came a little marked up from the box, but I think this will happen naturally from normal wear so I didn't bother to send back. Overall, highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 8, 2017

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Denyce

 

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! The shiny finish and gray color I ordered makes these amazing. I would for sure go up a half size or so from your normal shoe size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 7, 2017

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Liz W

from Charlotte, NC

Class up your puddle stomping excursions with some glossy tall Hunters. I ordered my true size, and they fit fine with normal socks and are a bit snug with thicker socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 29, 2017

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Anonymous

 

delightful! lighter in color than the "graphite" i imagined, and even from picture; no matter! can't wait to splash about!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 22, 2017

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Marchelle T

from New York

Classic. My go to rainboot!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2017

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JJ

from Roseville, CA

Wanted to love these, but they didn't fit. I thought I had pretty average size calves, but these were way too tight in the calf, meanwhile the rest of the boot was too big, I pretty consistently wear an 8 (occasionally 7.5), but I was swimming in the 8. I returned them for a size 7 with the adjustable back to have more room in the calf, they fit perfectly and I love them!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 18, 2017

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Jules

from Staten Island NY

Love hunter boots! Normally I wear a size 8 in these boots but sometimes I feel they are too big and have to wear thicker socks. I decided to order a 7 this time and although they fit more snug, they are still perfect. I am still able to tuck my leggings or jeans in. I have three pairs, pink, purple and black. Very stylish, dressed up or down!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 14, 2017

Ashley

from Idaho

These are definitely comfortable in the foot bed for sure - but they need to come in half sizes. I am a 6.5 in most shoes and that would have been perfect. I got the 7 and they're ok but are slightly big with normal socks on. But then, the 6 would have definitely been too small in the calf. These are definitely not for bigger calves. I'm 5'8 135 lbs and by no measure have larger calves but still have to work to get them off.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 12, 2017

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Abby M

 

I love love love the look of these boots! I haven't got to wear them yet because the weather is warming up and we haven't had much rain lately. When I first tried them on there isn't much room in the calf area and I would say I don't have the skinniest calves but I don't have big ones either. My sister told me they would stretch as you wear them. I am usually 9 and I ordered a 9 and they fit perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 10, 2017

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Anonymous

from DE

I have pretty small calves, and these boots left NO extra room in the leg. I tried wearing them with the fleece boot socks, and I couldn't get the boot off! I don't know why these are so narrow!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 2, 2017

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Nissa

from Harrisburg, PA

Felt pretty true to size. I'm a 7 1/2 wide-ish. I ordered an 8 and they fit great. I could wear with a thick warm sock but I think I'll order the shearling insoles and see how it goes. the graphite gloss is very gray. (My computer makes it look a little blue-ish but they are gray like a dolphin. Kind of blah, actually.) Construction seems top notch. Not light but not super heavy, either. Stable under foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 23, 2017

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Holly G

 

Liked the boots, but the rubber was very smelly! Not as cute as the matte finish!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 22, 2017

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Anonymous

from RI

Very comfortable and good fit in the calf... not tight like some other brands.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 18, 2017

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Anonymous

from Dallas, TX

Great boots! I usually wear an 8 and ordered these 1 size up. Even one size up they're really hard to get off but I think with time it will be easier.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 15, 2017

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Becky

from Cumberland, MD

Love the look of these boots! I am pretty short (5'2") and I was concerned that the tall boots might not look good on me.....but I really like the way they look on me. I felt that the fit was true to size. I typically wear a 7.5 or an 8. I first purchased the size 8 but felt as if they were too large. The 7 fits well. I have a muscular calf, so it is a little snug on that part (especially when wearing the Hunter Cardigan Boot Socks that I purchased to go with these). Overall, very pleased.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 15, 2017

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Rick b

from Appleton, WI

Excellent boots, wife couldn't be happier.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 14, 2017

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Kelli c

from Bend, or

I love these boots! They fit well and don't slide off of your feet and they are super warm. I love the color choices. Only thing bad about them is that they are scuffed after only wearing them a few times.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 12, 2017

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Nick

from Texas

Got this for my wife in 2014 and she still wears them! Great comfort and long-lasting value. I really recommend these for anyone wanting to keep their feet dry and look good while doing it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 6, 2017

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Erika

from Seattle

Super comfy. I am usually a 7.5 and the 7 fits perfect. Love the gloss look! Other reviews said they are sort of a pain to put on and take off, But I haven't had that issue at all. I'm 5,4" and 130 ponds, and these hit me right below the knee!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 2, 2017

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Debra B

from Sacramento

Love these boots. Been meaning to buy new rain boots for a while and was glad to find these on sale. I would normally purchase black to go with most things but tried the Graphite Gloss and love the color. Awesome! The boots are very comfortable and well worth the money spent.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2017

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Elizabeth

from Okinawa

These rain boots really are the best. I've had my pair (in graphite gloss) for about seven years and they are still in good condition, though they do look their age. Oiling them regularly helps the condition, but they are still 100% waterproof. During the time I've had them I lived in Oklahoma (sudden downpours, humid weather), upstate New York (cold, snowy winters, rainy autumns and springs), Seattle (lots of rain), and now Okinawa (hot, humid, but rainy winters). My Hunter boots have been essential in all locations. I have since bought Hunter kids boots for my older kids after cheaper boots fell apart. Hunter's website recommended half sizes go down, since I'm a 5.5 or 6, I went down to a 5 and I still have to wear two pairs of socks for a good fit. My oldest daughter wears a size 4 Youth/big kids and that fits me perfectly. When my current boots need replacing I'll be buying these again, probably in the same color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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