Rain boots have become as much a fashion statement as mules in recent years — and Hunter Boots have a lot to do with the shift from utilitarian to ubiquitous trend. The Wellington boot has roots in Scotland, where the first design was released way back in 1856. It has been a top choice for royals like Princess Diana and supermodels like Kate Moss, who you might say put the Wellies trend on the map when she wisely wore a pair of knee-length green Hunter boots with a teeny, tiny dress at the Glastonbury festival.
There are plenty of reasons to love Hunter boots. Their rain boots styles range from classic tall boots to short boots, adjustable, technical, and even Chelsea boots. The brand never stops expanding its line of shades and you can score Hunter boots in every color from baby blue to camo. There’s just one thing we don’t adore about Hunter: a pair of quality boots can easily run you $150 or more. If that’s not in the cards any time soon, don’t despair because these five Hunter boots knock-offs are just as cute and functional.
1) Target Women’s Classic Knee High Rain Boots
They have a no-slip lug sole, a high gloss finish, and will keep the rain away like nobody’s business — these are the black knee high rain boots that will go with every outfit you have, but also add a slight kick to plain jeans and a T-shirt. With styles that range from $20 to $40 you can’t beat the price. One reviewer who says she owns Hunter boots raves about these boots, saying they have a cushioned insole that’s similar to Hunter — be sure to order up because they run large.
2) Capelli Boots
These Capelli knee-high rain boots, which will set you back just $35, are made from 100 percent rubber and protect your feet from all of the elements — even puddles. The interior shade matches the exterior and the gorgeous, lush red hue is on-trend this season.
3) Kamik Women’s Jennifer Rain Boot
If you yearn for the color selection that Hunter offers, you’ll love Kamik’s mid-calf Jennifer rain boot. It comes in 15 colors like periwinkle, turquoise, charcoal, and viola, and features a small 0.5” heel for just a bit of height. It has a wingtip foot, logoed shield at the shaft, and a safe and secure rubber sole. These boots also have close to 3,000 reviews from people who say they can stand up to snow, mud, and ice. Expect to spend between $25 and $90 on a pair.
4) Twisted Drizzy Tall Rubber Rain Boots
With a durable rubber sole and adjustable buckle, these sassy mid-calf rain boots stand apart from others because of their easy fit and fashionable color and design selection. In addition to choosing among shades like green, blue, and pink, you have the option of having fun with multicolored boots and even polka dots. Go wild — each pair costs just $3.
5) Joules Welly Print Rain Boot
These pretty print rain boots have a slight platform rubber sole that measures 0.5 inches. They run between $29 and $97 and are super comfortable, thanks to an expanding inset with an adjustable buckle strap.