Hunter Rain Boots – glossy finish or no gloss?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which finish for Hunter Boots
    Matte/original : (21 votes)
    66 %
    High Gloss : (11 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
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    1549 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Mine are the glossy finish, but after wearing them in the rain and snow just a few times, they started to look matte. Either way you go, they’re great boots! I’ve had mine for 2 years and other than the dulling of the gloss, they don’t seem to have any scratches or scuffs.

    Post # 4
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    857 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I have a pair of glossy and a pair of matte. The matte hides the dirt/sludge so much better than the glossy, so I say matte! 

    Post # 5
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    2905 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Matte for sure! 

    Post # 7
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    857 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Hunters are made of natural latex rubber, which means they often get a white, chalky “dust” on them. It’s called bloom and totally natural. My tall, glossy wedge boots look like shit and need constant cleaning. (Also: What was I thinking buying WEDGE rain boots? So dumb) My tall original boots do not. 

    Post # 9
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    5408 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I personally would get matte because the glossy ones look so rain-booty (like a rubber ducky) and I would wear them in snow. But since you’re primarily wearing them in the rain, maybe that wouldn’t be a consideration for you. I just think the glossy ones remind me of galoshes and bright yellow rain jackets more, whereas the matte are more fashionable IMO. 

    Post # 10
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    280 posts
    Helper bee

    We sell Hunter’s at the store where I work. When people ask me this question I recommend they go with the matte finish because the glossy boots end up becoming matte anyways as you wear them. Our display boots lose their shine after several months of being handled until they look the same as the matte boots. There should be no difference in the wearability.

    Post # 11
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    646 posts
    Busy bee

    Make sure you get the warm inserts!! Makes cold snow days a tab bit more bearable!!

    Post # 12
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    4438 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I love the glossy- just bought some today:) I know the matte is more popular, but to me, the glossy looks a bit dressier and the matte is more like a gardening boot.

    Post # 13
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    3143 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Can you post photos

    Post # 14
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    4438 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    glossy

    matte

     

    Post # 14
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    2 posts
    Wannabee

    Did you figure out witch one too choose yet?

    Post # 15
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    2956 posts
    Sugar bee

    smileysarah06 :  I’m sure she’s probably had them both by now. It was 4 years ago!

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