Do I need to go up a size?
The most common question we are asked when a customer is looking to buy Hunter Wellingtons is 'Do I need to go up a size?' Our answer to that would be no, we recommend that you purchase the same size as you take in a shoe as Hunter boots do allow for wearing thicker socks.
What's the difference between uninsulated wellingtons, neoprene lined wellingtons, and leather lined wellintons?
Uninsulated wellingtons do not have any integral insulation, or other unusual features. These are boots that are just lined with cotton or nylon and includes all the biggest sellers that we stock. This includes the legendary Hunter Original and the Hunter Gloss.
An uninsulated welly is perfect for use in the spring, summer and early autumn. In the winter, you will find you get cold feet unless you wear extra warm socks or footlets. If you choose Hunter wellies, you can get coordinating fleece welly socks that are designed to fit their range of boots. If the weather is really, really cold you may want to consider our range of neoprene wellingtons.
Neoprene Lined Wellingtons;
If you spend a lot of time in your wellies, you'll know just how cold your feet can get if your boots are uninsulated. Neoprene wellingtons overcome this problem by encasing the foot in insulating neoprene, and trapping warm air inside. They are particularly suitable for shooting or fishing when you are standing or sitting for a prolonged period but are equally at home with more general purpose uses, such as dog walking on a cold winter's day. They are also more comfortable in cold weather, particularly when walking long distances, because you don't need to wear extra socks to get the required insulation.
Leather lined Wellingtons;
Leather lined wellingtons are lined in premium quality leather which is extremely comfortable and highly practical. A great insulator, leather lined wellies are warm enough for the winter but tend not to overheat your feet in warmer weather. Also, the natural finish of leather tends to minimise sweating, something that can sometimes be a problem with neoprene lined boots during warmer weather.
How do I look after my Hunter Boots?
Hunter recommend the following to ensure you maximise the life of your Hunter Boots;
To ensure a long and healthy lifespan for your boots, wipe clean and leave to dry naturally away from direct sunlight or artificial heat sources. Only use cold, soapy water to clean the boots. Never use solvents. Never store boots whilst damp, folded or creased. Keep in a cool, dry location.
Occasionally, you may notice a white powdery "bloom" on your Hunter rubber wellington boots. This is because rubber is a natural product and in certain conditions, insoluble particles may rise to the surface. This is a common process, characteristic of high quality, natural rubber and nothing to worry about.
This process does not affect the performance or durability of your boots. A pristine finish and shine is easily restored with regular use of Hunter Boot Buffer, or Instant Boot Shine, available from good Hunter retailers, as well as from our online store.
WARNING - There is a greater risk of slipping with increased sole wear. Exposure to solvents, oils and animal fats can swell the rubber and increase the risk of slipping. Hunter boots contain natural rubber latex, which some people may be allergic to.