The Best Rain Boots: Hunter Wellies
The struggle to find cute rain boots is real. So many rain boots for women actually look like they are made for a child. Real women want stylish rain boots (is that too much to ask?) and our editors have dedicated themselves to the cause, trying on literally hundreds of pairs to find the perfect one. We looked for a boot that was not only waterproof, but could also be worn to the office or happy hour or brunch without causing embarrassment (yes, they’re rain boots but you have to wear them IRL!). The ideal pair doesn’t make legs look bigger, can step in a deep puddle, and maybe even has a little celebrity endorsement (Kate Moss, anyone?). Our picks: Hunter Wellies and other Hunter shoes.
Why Our Editors Like Hunter Rain Boots
Kate Moss pretty much kills it when it comes to her fashion choices, so when she wore Hunter Wellington boots to a UK music festival in 2005, the world listened (or at least the fashion world did). Stylish girls everywhere started wearing Hunter rain flats immediately–and haven’t really stopped since. The brand makes tons of great styles beyond the classic well boots, too–they now have heeled Hunter booties our editors are obsessed with. They are also a blogger favorite–there are many street style images that prove Hunter wellingtons boots can actually make–not break–an outfit.
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Hunter Boots Sale
The only downside to Hunter boots is that they are a little pricey (around $150, depending on the style). We think they’re a worthy investment (they do last forever), but if you want to find Hunter boots on sale, we’ve got the dish on that, too. The company runs a great sale during the holidays–it typically starts around December 1st and features their bestselling tall and short styles for 30-40% off. During the rest of the year, they always have a sale section on their website, although the styles and exact discount varies. If you’re looking for a mens Hunter wellies sale or kids Hunter wellies sale, you can find them all in the same place.
The Best Cheap Hunter Wellies
If you’re looking for cheap Hunter rain boots, we suggest using Shopstyle to set a price alert for the pair you want. Our editors are online shopping experts and swear by this trick (for finding cheap rain boots or anything, really)! We’d also suggest opting for one of the cheaper Hunter boots styles–either the short rain boots or the Chelsea boots. Another trick if you are looking for cheap women’s Hunter wellies is to see if you can fit in to a kid’s pair (they are half the price!).
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