Hunter boots have had a long and illustrious history. Founded in Scotland in 1856, Hunter has been handcrafting top quality rubber rain boots for generations. Hunter boots were the official boots of the Royal Army in both World War l and World War ll, and in 1940, they became the official wellington of the British royal family. In 2004, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the green wellington, Hunter introduced four new colors to its line of classic black and green boots, and sales soared. Despite their staid and utilitarian beginnings, their undeniable style caught the attention of the fashion-forward, and they have become a much coveted wardrobe staple the world over.
The iconic Hunter boots are cozy, comfortable, durable and stylish. They successfully combine function and fashion. While the style and cachet of Hunter boots is indisputable, the quality and craftsmanship for which the company is known is the true reason behind it’s enduring success. Each boot is handcrafted from 28 individual pieces of rubber and rigorously tested to ensure durability. They are guaranteed to be watertight and are lightly lined with a quick-drying synthetic material for added warmth and comfort.
The most popular style of Hunter boot is the Original Tall Rain Boot. Knee-high, with a straight fit and classic lines, the Original, in green or black, goes well with just about any casual look. For the more adventurous, it also comes in a multitude of colors, such as red, blue, lavender, burgundy and olive; in a variety of heights, from bootie to knee-high; and in both traditional matte and glossy finishes. There’s even the option of slim and adjustable fits for different calf sizes.
In addition to the Classic, other popular Hunter boot styles are the Balmoral Equestrian, crafted from neoprene rather than rubber, the quilted Savoy Riding Boot, and the limited edition Rag & Bone Tall Boot, designed by the acclaimed denim house. There are even a short biker boot and a high-heeled leather boot.
Hunter boots can be styled in countless ways. They pair beautifully with leggings or skinny jeans, boxy sweaters and scarves; they make a playful statement when worn with a dirndl or a miniskirt; and they are downright edgy as an accessory to short shorts. Beyond the boots themselves, a huge assortment of socks and wellie liners are available to customize the boot’s basic look and keep it on trend from season to season.
In addition to women’s styles, Hunter offers a range of equally stylish rain boots and field boots for men, and adorable, brightly colored wellies for children. There is a truly a Hunter boot for every taste and style.