Essential Guide to Buying Hunter Boots

December 26, 2018Kelly Baum

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Winters in MI can be brutal – but I look forward to basically living in my Hunter Boots once the first blizzard rolls around! This guide to buying Hunter boots is all you need to know to pick the perfect winter essential.

Guide to Buying Hunter Boots

Guide to Buying Hunter Boots

If you’re at all into preppy fashion, or if you’re just looking for a solid, dependable pair of boots to get you through the winter, you’ve come to the right place!

I purchased my first pair for $80 a few years ago and I’ve never looked back – not only do they get me through MI blizzards, but they are one of the essentials any preppy girl needs! If you’re into preppy fashion, don’t forget to check out my guide to living the preppy life on a budget.

You don’t have to purchase directly from Hunter

My first pair I purchased a few years ago, I snagged off I’ve often found better deals shopping at other online retailers rather than ordering directly from the manufacturer.

Here’s a few of my favorite sites for buying Hunter boots:

Hunter boots retail at full price for around $150, but I usually pay between $70-90 per pair that I purchase from one of the sites above!


You don’t have to size up

I usually wear a size 8 in heels and a size 8.5 in athletic shoes – I fit into size 8 Hunter boots just fine, and with thick socks!

Hunter doesn’t produce boots in half sizes, but I still recommend sizing down rather than up. You’ll definitely find that these sizes run larger rather than smaller.

They are the only winter boots you need

I’ll be honest, these are the only winter boots I own. If there’s a blizzard and 2 feet of snow on the ground, I’m grabbing my Hunter boots! The reason why I get so much use out of these is because they’re tall (duh.) and they’re incredibly thick.

Let me explain: I’ve had so many pairs of snow boots over the years that end just above the ankles. The problem is, I live in Michigan where snow gets really high, and it sucks when the snow is higher than the top of my snow boots. However, I never have the problem of snow getting in my Hunter boots!

You’re probably thinking, “why don’t I just get a cheap pair of rain boots, then” and the answer is no.

My Hunters are going on three seasons strong and still look brand new!

Any rain boot that costs under $50 that I’ve ever had has inevitably ripped at one point during the season, so investing in a good pair is essential.

Maintenance is necessary – but minimal

Buying Hunter boots is great if you’re into low-maintenance! To get these looking brand new again, all you need to do is hose them down or wipe away the dirt, and then I condition mine every-so-often with a little bit of olive oil rubbed on with a paper towel. Super easy and it helps my boots last for another season.

Have I convinced you, yet? If you can’t tell, I highly recommend my Hunter boots, year after year! And the best part is, these are just great for winter – I pull these out any rainy day of the year!

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    Sarah DeLeon

    December 31, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Love this post! Hunter Boots are so fantastic in the fall and winter and I love your tips for buying them – they are spot on!

    1. Kelly Baum

      Kelly Baum

      December 31, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      Hi Sarah, I’m glad these tips were useful! I don’t know how I could live without them, to be honest!

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