A dependable pair of rain boots is a must-have for anyone’s footwear collection. Why not choose the best? Hunter has been producing the quintessential rain boot for more than 50 years, and has been in the footwear business even longer. With Hunter, you can trudge through the rain and mud in style, trusting their high quality boots to keep your feet warm and dry even in the messiest conditions.
Hunter has a rich and storied past. Founded in Scotland by an American entrepreneur in 1856, Hunter grew steadily in popularity, but truly hit their stride with the start of World War I in 1914. The British War Office commissioned sturdy rubber boots to protect soldiers’ feet in the trenches, and the Hunter factory ran 24 hours a day to keep up with the demand, producing more than 1 million boots over the course of the war. Having established themselves as a trusted name in protective footwear, Hunter was called upon again to serve soldiers in World War II. By 1986, Hunter had become the official providers of waterproof footwear to both the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen of England, a great and much deserved honor.
Often imitated, the Hunter Original Boot, or Wellington, has remained the iconic rain boot, worn by everyone from festival goers to fashion models to royalty. True Hunter Originals are still made on the last created in 1956 and are handcrafted from 28 parts. Available in short and tall styles and a variety of eye-catching colors, Hunter boots are as much a fashion statement as they are utilitarian. When you slip into a pair of Hunter boots, you can be confident that your feet will be warm, dry, protected, and classically, effortlessly stylish.