Hunter 'Regent St. James' Rain Boot (Women)
I was little bit worried when reading some reviews on Hunter boots complaining them being stiff and small. I actually find my boots very comfortable. The color is just as nice as the pictures. I consider them a great purchase!
Only 1 reason why they are missing a star
I love these boots! They are a little big but rightfully so as they are a winter boot... leaving room for winter socks (I'm usually an 8.5 and i got a 9).The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because when I got them in the mail, the rubber had white powdery looking stuff on it that wouldn't wash off with water. After doing a little online digging, I found out that it is because the rubber is made from natural rubber which I guess breathes or something over time and causes the rubber to emit this powdery looking stuff. I got the hunter boot shine sponge and it completely solved the problem (as advised to do on their website).
Hunter 'Regent St. James' Rain Boot
The boots had a white "film" on them when i got them - i took them back to nordstrom and they informed me that this is called "blooming" and is a predictable/normal phenomenon... the rubber Hunter uses basically sheds wax over time. I thought this was annoying and made the boots look like they were deteriorating but the sales guy told me Hunter actually markets boot polish to "touch this up" on an as needed basis. He gave them a "touch up" and they really did look better so i bought some polish and decided to keep the boots. we'll see how it goes!
Very nice quality rain boot and fits well. I have a narrow foot and most times boots are too wide on me. While this boot does not fit me perfectly width-wise, it is comfortable and does not gap like most boots do.