I think it’s safe to say that spring is finally here. (Although, I really don’t want to jinx it.) And with the arrival of spring comes rain and thunderstorms. I’ve already pulled out my Hunter Boots multiple times. I bought them on sale about a year ago and I’m so glad I purchased them. They are perfect for this weather, especially with all of the rain and slush. Hunters are a great investment, but there are certain things to know before you buy them.
Hunter Boots tend to run large. If you are an in-between size, I definitely recommend sizing down. But, good news for those who are typically a size 7.5 and smaller – you can fit into the child’s size! Why buy kids? Price and height. You’ll get the same Hunter style and quality at a fraction of the cost. And if you’re petite, the kids sizes run about 1.5 inches shorter, so you won’t be swimming in them. I would have bought a kids size, because I’m typically a size 7, but my legs are long and I actually needed the height!
If you wear your Hunter Boots religiously, you may notice a white film appearing on the top of them. This is known as “bloom” and is perfectly normal. It is actually a result of the high quality rubber’s insoluble particles rising to the surface. Hunter offers a Rubber Care Kit to clean them with for only $22.
Sticking To Spring
While I love my Hunter’s, I will not wear them in the heart of winter. In the Midwest, especially on the lakeshore, we tend to get hit with an ungodly amount of snow. Hunter’s are waterproof, but not very warm. I recommend sticking to fall and spring if you live in a snow heavy state. If you are looking for a boot more suitable for some light snowfall, I recommend L.L. Bean’s Duck Boots. I wrote a full review on them that you can find HERE. For heavy winter snow, I favor Sorel.
Are Hunter Boots Worth It?
The tall women’s Hunter Boots typically cost around $160, which makes a lot of people ask if they are worth it. I wholeheartedly think they are! I use mine quite frequently and they’ve held up very well. They are high quality and very cute. I’m planning on wearing them until they break.
How To Buy On Sale
As stated above, I purchased my boots on sale. Hunter does have a sale section on their website, but you won’t typically find their most popular boots there. To get the best deal, I’ve found that the best place to buy is local boutiques and retailers at the end of spring/beginning of summer. Typically, they are trying to move excess inventory out and you’ll be able to find them easier. If there aren’t smaller retailers or boutiques that sell Hunter’s around you, check online stores like TheRealReal and Nordstrom Rack.