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Hunter Wellies - A buyer's guide for the Hunter Boots range
Hunter wellies have become the must have item for celebrities and festival goers. But what makes this brand so unique and what styles are available? This hub aims to tackle those questions.
About the Brand
The Hunter brand started life a Scottish company, this proud heritage has stuck with them through years of production. The original hunter wellie was designed to tackle the harsh terrain and weather conditions of England. Hunter have had 150 years to perfect the design, during these years they have combined modern technology with traditional hand crafted techniques - allowing them to forge the hunter wellies' legendary comfort, performance and durability.
Hunter has been deemed worthy of several awards but the superlative recognition comes from the The Royal Warrants of Appointment as suppliers of the waterproof footwear to Hm The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The royal warrants are a badge of honour for any supplier that has provided the Royal Family with a good service for over 5 years. These highly sort after awards are always seen as a sign of excellence and quality. Taking this on board it is no surprise how highly prized the hunter wellies have become.
Now we have a basic overview of the brand, it's time to move on to the styles. If you're looking for more history behind the brand, try the wikipedia page, Hunter wellies.
Hunter Wellies come in a range of styles, over the years they have created several orginial designs whilst at the same time improving on the classic hunter welly boot.
Hunter wellies main line of boot, is the heart of the Hunter boot range. This welly provides comfort, durabilty and protection - whilst at the same time providing your outfit with a certain degree of style. If you're doubtful of the fashion value of this boot, just check out this picture of A-lister Sandra bullock sporting her pair. However, it's not just the usual black and green -these boots are available in a rainbow of colours. The original boot is the iconic welly which started the incredible hunter journey. It has had several different styles attached to it;
With the gardener in mind, Hunter made a range of wellies with prints from the Royal Horticultural Lindley Library on them. This gives the boots an original, fresh feel, perfect for gardening or anyone looking to add a little more style to their festival outfit.
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This was the desinger plus brand collaboration which got all the fashion tongues wagging. A functional hunter wellie by a seasoned designer. The stunning Jimmy Choo hunter boot combines the stylish design of the the original tall hunter boot, with the elegance of a Jimmy Choo. The result is hunter wellie that even the A-listers can wear.
Working with the fantastic water aid charity. Hunter wellies were given a special design and the proceeds from this boot were donated to the water aid charity. This was a massive success in 2010, with many stars at Glastonbury such as KT Tunstall, The Subways, wearing their own pair.
The original short boot, is one of the most successful hunter wellies. The design is available in many styles, lace-up,classic and even the latest festival 2010 design. The short boot provides the same comfort and durablity whilst adding a twist to the timeless design. Hunter created this shoe in a range of colours, again it's the full rainbow including an electric pink!