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The season of rain is coming to town. Since I have a dog, my Cavalier King Charles, Enya Amelié, I have to go outside, even when it’s raining. Walking arround the grass, on the mud, through puddles, my shoes have to be tough and stylish thou. Easy to clean and 100% waterproof. When I think of it, I can’t get past the most iconic rain boots ever, The Hunter’s. They are quite expensive, but they are worth every cent. And hey, how many rain boots do we have to have? Only one, and they better be good. They are definitely on my “to buy list” in very short therm. Here are some facts and info about the Hunter’s …

The Story

Hunter is a British heritage brand with a rich history of innovation and is renowned for its iconic Original boot. Established in 1856, the brand is worn by those who lead, forging designs to shield pioneers from the elements and the bleakest of landscapes. The story of the Wellington boot begins in England in the early 19th century. The Duke of Wellington commissioned famed London shoemaker Hoby of St James to modify his military Hessian boots. These first boots, the Duke’s namesake style, were made of leather, cut close to the calf and were designed as a fashion item. Later with technological advances, the boots were made from rubber, employing the innovative technique of vulcanisation, patented in 1844. The rubber material ensured that the boots were completely waterproof. Because of their protective qualities, the boots were worn by explorers, farmers and soldiers in the field.
The Making of an Icon
The year 1956 marks the creation of the Original Green Wellington, one of the earliest built on a specially designed, orthopaedic last for exceptional comfort and fit. This style later became known as the Original boot, the iconic design at the heart of the Hunter brand. Using many of the same techniques, today the boots are handcrafted from 28 parts and carefully hand assembled on the Original last from 1956. With craftsmanship central to Hunter, this dedication ensures the boots offer exceptional fit and comfort.
Kate Moss in Hunters
From pioneers and explorers to celebrities and icons, Hunter boots soared in popularity. They were worn by Lady Diana Spencer in her engagement photos in 1981 and later by Kate Moss at Glastonbury. Today the boots are instantly recognisable on the festival fields of Britain and across the globe.
For autumn/winter 2014 Hunter Original presented its first campaign

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