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Hunter Wellies

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Hunter Wellies...providing you great comfort and fit all year round.

First making their appearance in 1817, at a time where men's fashion was going through significant changes as gentlemen swapped their knee breeches in favour of trousers. Hunter Wellies are high performance wellingtons, featuring the latest technology for the field and countryside.

Hunter boots are designed to match the anatomy of your feet and calves for a snug and comfortable fit. Perfect for everything from shopping, walking the dog to working on farms or even festival-goers. Hunter Wellies maintain an excellent fit throughout and give you a full range of movement. The stable design is perfect to take on slippery terrain with confidence. They offer comfort throughout the day on your feet over a wide range of surfaces, which has made Hunter a popular choice for lovers of the countryside and ideal in the mud and rain at UK summer festivals.

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Caring for your Hunter Wellies

Due to the type of environments your hunter wellies will be exposed to, the guide below will give your pointers to take care of your hunter wellies to ensure a healthily lifestyle for your boots.

      [1] Wipe clean and leave to dry naturally after use
      [2] Use only cold, soapy water to clean. Never use solvents.
      [3] Store in a cool, dry location and never store boots whilst damp
      [4] Avoid storage near sources of artificial heat or direct sunlight
      [5] Do not store folded or creased
      [6] As Hunter boots are made of natural rubber, a white film may rise to the surface. This is a normal process and it does not affect the performance of the boot.
      [7] The rubber can be kept in peak condition by treating the boot with Hunter Buffer Boot (see product), which is specifically formulated to preserve both colour and flexibility.

For Hunter Wellies with a gloss finish
Due to the natural characteristics of rubber, you may notice that the shine of your boot will fade with time. To revive the shiny appearance, simply buff your boots with a soft dry cloth.

History of Hunter Wellies

The origins of wellingtons
Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington instructed his shoemaker, Hoby of St. James Street London, to modify this 18th century boot.  They designed a new boot in soft calfskin leather, removed the trim and made the cut closer around the leg. It was hard wearing for battle, yet comfortable for wearing in the evening. The Iron Duke didn't know what he'd started - the boot was dubbed the 'wellington' and the name has stuck ever since.

Wellingtons boots were made of leather, however in America, where there was more experimentation in shoemaking, producers were beginning to manufacture with rubber. One such entrepreneur, Mr. Henry Lee Norris, moved to Scotland in search of a suitable site to produce rubber footwear - here sees the beginning of Hunter's story. 

Hunter wellies quickly caught on with patriotic British gentlemen eager to emulate their war hero. Considered fashionable and foppish in the best circles, they remained the main fashion for men through the 1840's. In the 1850's they were more commonly made in the calf high version and in the 1860's they were both superseded by the ankle boot, except for when riding.

Production of the Wellington boot was dramatically boosted with the advent of World War I due to the demand for a sturdy boot suitable for the conditions in flooded trenches. Making the hunter wellies a functional necessity.

Again hunter wellies played an important contribution during World War II. At the outbreak of war in September 1939, although trench warfare was not a feature of the war, the wellington still played an important role. Those forces assigned the task of clearing Holland of the enemy had to work in terrible flooded conditions.


By the end of the war the wellington had become popular among men, women and children for wear in wet weather. The boot had developed to become far roomier with a thick sole and rounded toe. Also, with the rationing of that time, labourers began to use them for daily work.

Hunter wellies are waterproof and are most often made from rubber or a synthetic equivalent. They are usually worn when walking on very wet or muddy ground, or to protect the wearer from industrial chemicals and they are traditionally knee-height.

In Britain, there is a light-hearted sport, known as 'hunter wellies wanging', which involves the throwing of Wellington boots as far as possible.

Hunter wellies, though invented in Britain, are very popular all over the world.  In cold climates they were especially useful in springtime, when melting snows leave wet and muddy ground for a couple of months. Children can often be seen wearing them to school and office staff wear them to work to save their shoes. 

Green hunter wellies are popular in Britain, while black hunter wellies remain the favourite in Scandinavia and the USA. Hunter Wellies specifically made for cold weather, lined with warm insulating material, are especially popular in Northern Europe.

Featured Hunter Wellies

Hunter Wellies in Black

Hunter Wellies in Fuchsia

The fuchsia Hunter wellies have the legendary comfort and fit you would expect from Hunter. They are general use boots, perfect for everything from shopping to walking the dog. The design has won it iconic status and made it a must have fashion statement. The Hunter Original's are non gloss finish.
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Hunter Wellies in Red

Hunter Wellies - Red

The red Hunter wellies are general use boots, perfect for everything from shopping to walking the dog. The Hunter welly is now a symbol of British life and exudes practicality and protection.
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Hunter Argyll Full Knee Wellington

Hunter Argyll Full Knee Wellington

The traditional farming boot within the Hunter range, sporting a generous calf width and knee height. Suitable for all round farming and general agricultural use, this is a rugged and hard wearing boot.
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Original Hunter Wellies in Green

Original Hunter Wellies - Green

With the legendary for comfort and fit from Hunter. These Hunter wellies are general use boots, perfect for everything from shopping to walking the dog. Its design has won it iconic status and made it a must have fashion statement.
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Original Hunter Wellies in Aubergine

Original Hunter Wellingtons - Aubergine

The Aubergine Hunter wellies are general use boots. They are perfect for everything, from shopping to walking the dog. When it was first launched the Hunter Original broke all the rules; lightweight, near fitting and above all, comfortable.
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Hunter Wellies Balmoral Classic

Hunter Wellies Balmoral Classic

Balmoral Hunter wellies are a high performance wellington boot featuring the latest in technology for the field. The sculptured boot top and contrasting piping gives a stylish yet practical design.
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Hunter Gloss Wellies BLACK

Hunter Gloss Wellies BLACK

Black gloss Hunter wellies, have all the features you’ve learnt to expect from Hunter. They fit great, they’re unbelievably comfortable and they look fantastic! Buy hunter gloss wellies today and start enjoying your time wearing them.
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Hunter Gloss Wellies BITTER CHOCOLATE

Hunter Gloss Wellies BITTER CHOCOLATE

Bitter Chocolate Gloss Hunter wellies, fit great and they look fantastic! Hunter gloss wellies are now a big regular in all the top fashion magazines, all the celebrities have been seen wearing them. Dazzling high gloss finish Hunter wellies.
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Original Hunter Wellies in Aubergine

 

 

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