Hunter Rain Boots Sizing Chart: All You Need to Know

Hunter boots are a traditional rainy day lifesaver, but they’ve also become a trendy addition to any wardrobe. They’re also the best festival footwear option that will keep you dry all through a weekend. These boots have a minimalist, quality build, and they’re a fantastic addition to any style-conscious person’s wardrobe for long, rainy winter days.

We’ll give you all the details you need to find the best fit for your Hunter boots with a handy Hunter rain boot sizing chart for men, women and kids. We also included some tips for measuring your feet and calves, as well as finding the right pair and caring for your boots.

Hunter rain boots sizing chart

Hunter Boots Sizing Charts

We collected the basic Hunter boots size charts for men, women and kids, including specific charts for their extra-wide options.

Hunter Rain Boot Sizing Chart for Men

These are the measurements for the Hunter Original Tall boot.

US size UK Size EU Size Insole length (inches) Calf width (inches) Calf height (inches)
7 6 39 10.2-12.2 15.4 15
8 7 40/41 10.5 15.4 15
9 8 42 10.8 15.9 15
10 9 43 11.2 16.2 15.9
11 10 44 11.5 16.4 15.9
12 11 45/46 11.8 16.5 15.9
13 12 47 12.2 16.7 15.9

Original Wide Leg Hunter Rain Boot Sizing Chart for Men

Hunter carries some models of their traditional rain boots for wide calves. You can find your size in the Original Wide Leg model here.

Also, note that these boots have a 1.5-inch heel height.

US size UK Size EU Size Insole length (inches) Calf width (inches) Calf height (inches)
5 3 36 9.6 15.7 12.5
6 4 37 9.8 15.8 12.5
7 5 38 10 16.2 12.5
8 6 39 10.3 16.3 12.5
9 7 40/41 10.7 16.5 12.5
10 8 42 11 16.9 12.5
11 9 43 11.3 17 12.5
11 10 44 11.7 17 12.5
12 11 45/46 12 17.8 12.5
13 12 47 12.4 17.8 12.5
14 13 48 12.7 18.3 12.6
15 14 49 12.9 18.6 12.6
16 15 50 13.2 18.9 12.6

Hunter Rain Boot Sizing Chart for Women

These are the measurements and size conversions for women’s sizes of the Original Tall boot.

US size UK Size European Insole length (inches) Calf width (inches) Calf height (inches)
5 3 36 9.1 14.3 14.8
6 4 37 9.6 14.4 14.8
7 5 38 9.9 14.9 14.8
8 6 39 10.0 15.2 15.9
9 7 40/41 10.6 15.5 15.9
10 8 42 10.8 15.8 15.9
11 9 43 11.2 16.1 15.9

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Original Wide Leg Hunter Rain Boot Sizing Chart for Women

The wide-leg model also comes in women’s sizes. Here are the measurements and conversions.

US size UK Size EU Size Insole length (inches) Calf width (inches) Calf height (inches)
5 3 36 9.2 15.2 14.8
6 4 37 9.6 15.5 14.8
7 5 38 9.9 15.8 14.8
8 6 39 10.2 16.1 15.9
9 7 40/41 10.6 16.4 15.9
10 8 42 10.9 16.7 15.9
11 9 43 11.2 17.0 15.9

Hunter Rain Boot Sizing Chart for Kids

Looking to get your child their first pair of Hunter boots? Here are the sizes for kids. In US sizes, they start at toddler size 13 and then move on to big kid sizes. The starting point equivalent for UK sizes is 12.

US size UK Size EU Size Insole length (inches) Calf width (inches) Calf height (inches)
Toddler 13 Toddler 12 31 7.9 12.5 8.9
1 Toddler 13 32 8.2 12.5 10.8
2 1 33 8.5 12.7 10.8
3 2 34 8.9 12.9 10.8
4 3 36 9.2 13.6 12.4
5 4 37 9.6 13.9 12.4
6 5 38 9.9 14.9 12.4

How to Measure Your Feet for Hunter Boots

Here’s how you measure your feet for Hunter boots.

Preparations

To measure your feet, you’ll need to find a piece of paper, a pencil, and a ruler or measuring tape.

Put on the type of socks you’ll be wearing with the boots. If you’re going to be wearing your boots in the winter or for staying outside for longer periods, you might like a pair of thick socks.

If you want them for summer use in a festival or the city, you’ll be fine with a thinner sock. It’s always ideal to wear socks in a rain boot because your feet will inevitably sweat in them. If you don’t wear socks to absorb the moisture, it might cause suction and make it harder to take off the boots.

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Find the Right Spot

Place the piece of paper on a hard, even surface, preferably next to a wall. Don’t measure your foot on a carpet, if you can avoid it. You can use a bit of tape to prevent it from moving around and ensure the best possible result.

Draw Your Foot

Step on the piece of paper with your heel against the wall, making sure you’re not clenching any muscles that might affect the measurement. Outline of your foot on the paper, making sure the pencil is as upright and close to your foot as possible.

Ask for Help

You can ask someone else to help you, and it will make measuring easier for you. If you don’t have another pair of hands available, try to make sure your foot doesn’t move, and your heel doesn’t lift.

Grab the ruler and measure the distance from your heel to the tip of your longest toe. Keep in mind that this doesn’t necessarily mean your big toe!

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Add Some More for Wiggle Room

If you’re looking for women’s Hunter boots, add 0.2 inches to this measurement to get your insole length and compare to the size charts to find your size. For men’s boots, add 0.3 inches.

Fitting for Insoles

If you use orthopedic inserts or other custom insoles, you can measure the length of the insole and add a bit extra for wiggle room. Keep in mind that inserts occupy more space in the shoe width-wise, so the boots may get tighter around the toe box, as well.

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How to Measure Your Calves for Hunter Boots

For a pair of rain boots, you’ll also need to know the measurement of your calves to get the boot shaft size correct. Some of us pack more muscle and have wide calves, others have extra slim legs and need a narrow fit so that the boot doesn’t move around when walking.

Here’s how you measure your calves for Hunter rain boots.

Preparation

Put on the clothing you’ll be wearing with the boots. Whether it’s a pair of jeans or leggings or even thicker outdoor clothing, you’ll need it all to fit inside your boot.

You’ll need a measuring tape. If you don’t have one, you can use some string and a ruler.

Sit Down

The ideal position for calf measurement is sitting down on a chair, with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle; this way, the calf muscle will be slightly flexed, and it’ll be easier to spot the widest spot.

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Measure at the Widest Spot

Measure your leg at the widest point of the calf over your clothing. Keep the measuring tape firm but not tight for the closest results. Measure both legs and if there’s a bit of variation, go with the bigger measurement to make sure your boots will fit.

Pick the Right Model

If your calves are too wide for the standard boots, check out the shorter version of the Original boot from Hunter. It’s available in both men’s and women’s sizes and has a looser fit on the leg. You can also check out the ankle boot Chelsea, or the lace-up model Pac that’s made of leather and insulated, perfect for winter use.

For a slim fit, check out the Hunter Original Refined boots. The shaft of these boots is only 14.2 inches at the widest point.

How Should Hunter Boots Fit?

A pair of Hunter rain boots are the right fit when you have enough room in the toes to wiggle them and not feel them cramped up at the top. The heel should lift comfortably, but not so much that the boot slams against your foot when you walk.

When in Doubt, Size Down

Given that these boots don’t come in half sizes, many people like to size down if they’re between sizes; this will make the boots easier to walk in if you wear them for everyday life.

Leg Fit

The shaft fit is another important part of the fit of your new Hunter boots. The Refined Original model is ideal for those with very slim calves. If yours are thicker, you can opt for the shorter, wider models like the Chelsea or the shorter version of the Original boot.

For Winter Use, Size Up

Having a bit of extra room in your boot is something you might enjoy if you wear them mostly in cold weather.

Remember that Hunter boots hardly have any insulation, so they can be pretty cold in some climates. You’ll need to add some thick socks if you’re using them in chilly weather, and that will require a bit of extra space in the boot.

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In the Summer, Leave Room for Socks

Rubber doesn’t breathe as much as other shoe materials, so in warm weather, your feet will likely sweat quite a lot. If you’re looking for a pair of boots for a summer festival, a tight fit can be comfortable. Still, make sure you have some room for breathability. Also, always wear socks to wick away some of the moisture.

For Extra Ease, Pick Shorter Models

The Original tall boots can be particularly hard to pull on, as is the Refined version with a narrower shaft. If you want to avoid fighting it, opt for the shorter models. Pulling the boots on is also much easier if you have a bit of extra room in the boot.

Do Hunter Rain Boots Run Big or Small?

Hunters tend to run true to size, but you should add 0.2 inches for women’s boots and 0.3 inches for men’s boots when taking measurements; this will give you some room for your socks, especially if you’re planning to wear your boots in cold weather.

Differences Between Hunter Boots Models Sizing

There are many options of different boots for all tastes, from the classic models to extra short, wide or narrow models. These are some of the basic models of Hunter boots and how they fit.

Original Tall Boots

The classic and iconic Hunter boot model is designed tall, to fit right under the knee. It has a bit of room over the arch to make it easier to pull the boots on your feet even with thick socks. The calf circumference of the Original tall boots is 15.2 inches, and the total height is 16 inches.

Original Short Boot

The short version of the Original boot is the right choice for those who have a shorter frame. It’s also a good choice if you don’t want to struggle to pull on the boots. The leg height is only 9.4 inches, and the width is 14.7 inches.

Another bonus of this model is its overall smaller size. That’s why this boot is easier to store in a bag if you need to carry another pair of shoes with you.

Refined Slim Boot

This boot is a slimmer version of the classic. It’s more streamlined, making it a more stylish version for city use and the ideal option for slim calves.

The Refined Slim also has less room in the foot area right over the arch; this helps it stay on, but makes it tougher to pull on the boot. The calf circumference of this model is 14.2 inches.

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Refined Original

The Refined Original combines the best of the Original Tall and the Refined Slim. It’s ideal for those who like a slimmer look in the foot area but don’t have a super slim calf. This model has the same calf width as the Original, at 15.2 inches.

Original Back Adjustable

If you’re a fan of the Original boot but need some extra space for movement or a thicker pair of pants in the winter, this is the top option for you. The boot has the standard fit and shaft height of the Original, with extra width over the arch.

On top of this, it has an expandable gusset that gives you about 0.6 inches more room at the top of the calf. Its full width goes up to 15.8 inches, and the total height of the boot is 16 inches.

Original Wide Leg

Hunter’s Original Wide Leg boot has the same fit over the foot as the classic model, but the whole leg has a much wider fit. It’s the ideal option for those with wide calves or those who need more space for thick clothing underneath.

At its widest point, this boot has a shaft circumference of 16.1 inches, which is nearly a full inch wider than the Original boot.

Huntress

This boot has a relaxed, wide fit over the leg and calf. At 14.8 inches, the shaft height is shorter than the Original, making it the ideal alternative for women with a wider leg. The design is feminine, but the boot still has some space over the arch.

Chelsea

The Chelsea is the go-to option for those who want an easy boot to slip on for a rainy workday. It’s an ankle boot with a wide ankle circumference to make it easy to wear and improve breathability.

This boot has a slightly tighter fit than usual, so if you use thick socks or are between sizes, you should size up.

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How to Care for Your Hunter Boots

While rubber is a comfortable and durable material, it does take a tiny bit of work to keep your boots shiny in use.

Soap and Water

After use, especially when your rubber boots have gathered a bit of dirt or mud, you should wash them. Only use soapy, cold water to wash off the grime, and leave the boots to dry on their own.

Clean up Inside Out

Your rubber boots might start gathering some dirt on the inside, as your feet sweat inside them. If you don’t take care of them inside and out, before long, you might have some bacterial overgrowth and smell in your new pair of boots.

You can wipe your boots clean with a cloth and a solution of soapy water. When you’ve finished, pat them dry with another cloth. You can help them dry up faster by stuffing some paper towels inside them for about an hour and then removing it to finish the drying-up process.

To get rid of the smells naturally and without harming your boots, you can sprinkle some baking soda inside them. Try to always wear socks with boots. If you wear them without socks, you’ll risk accumulating moisture and smell inside.

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Polish Up

Hunter boots are natural rubber, and they sometimes develop a white layer or ‘bloom’ that doesn’t come off with soap water. The good news is that you can get rid of this white residue easily at home.

Hunter sells a full kit for your boots, with a cleaning cloth and a rubber buffer. You can also keep them clean and polished with these tips without spending on specific products.

All you’ll need is olive oil or another type of natural vegetable oil, and some paper tissue or cloth. You can use cheap olive oil, but if you only have an expensive one, don’t worry. You won’t waste a lot of oil on polishing up your boots.

Here’s how you can make your Hunter boots nice and shiny like new again.

  1. Ensure your boots are clean and that you’ve washed out any traces of dirt from your last use.
  2. Pour a bit of oil on the tissue or cloth, and let it absorb for a second.
  3. Start applying oil to your boots, focusing on the area where you see the most residue. Don’t forget about all the creases, because they tend to gather quite a bit of blooming.
  4. Make sure you don’t apply oil to the soles. It will make your boots slippery, which can be dangerous.
  5. After you’ve applied the oil on the boots, let them sit for just a couple of minutes.
  6. Grab a clean piece of tissue and wipe out any excess oil; this will prevent you from staining your clothes. Too much oil will also make dirt stick on your boots even faster in their next use.

Storage

Always let your boots dry up between uses to avoid the growth of bacteria, and try to wash them immediately after use.

Don’t store the boots while they’re still wet, but don’t try to speed up the drying process with a heater, either. Artificial heat could end up damaging the tone or deforming the natural rubber of your boots. The same goes for the sun: rain boots are not made for direct sunshine!

Never store your boots folded, because you might damage the material. It’s best to store them upright and stuff them with an old, folded-up towel, so they keep their form.

Pro tip: You know those little bags of silica gel you find when you buy a new pair of boots or a purse? Don’t throw them out! When you store your new Hunter boots, you can put a couple of them inside and prevent the moisture and smells from developing inside.

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FAQs

Do Hunters Run True to Size?

Hunter boots generally run true to size, but they only come in whole sizes. If you’re in between two sizes, you should generally wear a size smaller. The exception is the Refined version of the Original boot, which has a narrow shaft and a more streamlined look. With this one, it’s best to wear a size bigger than normal.

Are Hunter Boots in UK Sizes?

Hunter boot sizing is expressed in UK, US, and European sizes. If you’re unsure about your size, measure your feet and refer to our handy Hunter rain boot sizing chart; this way, you’ll ensure the right fit for your foot and calf.

Do Toddler Hunter Boots Run True to Size?

Hunter kids’ boots run true to size. If you’re unsure, it’s better to size up rather than down, given that your child’s foot will likely grow fast.

Do Hunter Boots Stretch?

No, Hunter boots definitely don’t stretch. Rubber is not a material that would have a natural give. Since the boots don’t really have a lining that would gradually wear thinner, they’ll remain the same size from the first day of use to the last.

If your boots ever get damaged, have a look at our guide on how to repair rubber boots.

Do You Size up or Down for Hunter Boots?

Hunter boots are generally true to size, but they only come in whole sizes. If you’re between sizes, you can opt for half a size smaller for a nice, snug fit. With the Refined boots, it’s better to go up half a size.

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The Takeaway

If you’re looking for your first pair of Hunter boots, these tips should help you find the right size. Measure your feet and check out our Hunter rain boot sizing chart for men, women, and kids. If you need an extra-wide fit, refer to the one that’s specific for the Original Wide Leg model.

Make sure you take into account the type of clothing you’ll be wearing with the boots. Both your socks and pants will play a big part in your comfort, so it’s ideal to try them on with those same clothes and thick socks.

 

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