Hunter Alternative?

mrsmadz902

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I sadly need to retire my Hunter Welligton Tall Melrose due to sever cracking (wore them for my commute practically everyday for 6 months of the year over 2 years)



I can't find another pair of Hunter's I like and don't really like how loud the Gucci & Burberry rainboots are...any other suggestions? What do you guys wear in rainy weather? Dunno what else to wear in Hunter's absence!
 

newmommy_va

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Feb 11, 2011
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2 older threads on this topic:

Wellington (rain boots) - not just Hunter: http://forum.purseblog.com/the-glass-slipper/wellies-rain-boots-pic-thread-246118.html
Rain boots (TPFer recommendations): http://forum.purseblog.com/the-glass-slipper/rain-boots-hunter-lacoste-or-just-any-353878.html

GL!

I sadly need to retire my Hunter Welligton Tall Melrose due to sever cracking (wore them for my commute practically everyday for 6 months of the year over 2 years)



I can't find another pair of Hunter's I like and don't really like how loud the Gucci & Burberry rainboots are...any other suggestions? What do you guys wear in rainy weather? Dunno what else to wear in Hunter's absence!
 

mrsmadz902

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Thanks newmomny! I'm a momma of 2 boys so I'm not sure i will be able to survive without wellies for much longer! They're so versatile and easy. Maybe I will buy the Burberry ones..seems to make sense considering the London weather ^_^
 

newmommy_va

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Good luck! I'm in flats all the time, to keep up with my little one, so I understand! :smile:

Thanks newmomny! I'm a momma of 2 boys so I'm not sure i will be able to survive without wellies for much longer! They're so versatile and easy. Maybe I will buy the Burberry ones..seems to make sense considering the London weather ^_^
 

mrsmadz902

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I'm gonna get Hunters again LOL

Can't decide between these colours though (sadly, I took too long to decide on the Vermillion and now they're sold out :sad:)

What do you guys think? Stone, Caffee Latte or Pewter Metallic Black? I'll be wearing these for the commute in/out of work and just everyday when the weather's yucky. The spring jackets I would wear them with would either be: a navy trenchcoat or a beige trench caplet.

Thanks for the help!
 

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eurasiangirl

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I sadly need to retire my Hunter Welligton Tall Melrose due to sever cracking (wore them for my commute practically everyday for 6 months of the year over 2 years)



I can't find another pair of Hunter's I like and don't really like how loud the Gucci & Burberry rainboots are...any other suggestions? What do you guys wear in rainy weather? Dunno what else to wear in Hunter's absence!
LE CHAMEAUS!! THE BEST RAINBOOTS EVER! Super comfortable and look nice. I have the Vierzon Lady IIs.
 

eurasiangirl

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WOW!!! Where did you even get a pair from???? Beautiful!
Haha whenever I get a chance to recommend these boots - I have to! They're just the best rain boots I've come across. And I have to emphasize that they are so COMFORTABLE...whereas others like my Hunters are clunky and get heavy I could literally wear Le Chameaus all day. Light, soft, stylish, great quality and comfy footbed...plus theres a buckle at the top of the boot where you can adjust the width of the calf which gives the leg a great slim silhouette. I have a more athletic muscular calf and my friend who has the same boots has stick thin calves - and they look good on both of us, thanks to that little detail :biggrin:

I got mine from a local equestrian outfitter. Le Chameau's website carries them, naturally :biggrin: Nordstrom sometimes carries them. Zappos carries them http://www.zappos.com/le-chameau-womens-shoes~1 and Amazon also carries them http://www.amazon.com/Le-Chameau-Womens-Vierzon-Lady/dp/B007RDG700

Here's some pics of Kate Middleton wearing them too http://www.barnackcountryclothing.c...012/02/kate-middleton-le-cheameau-wellies.jpg
http://www.graziadaily.co.uk/fashio...jeans--burberry-shirt-and-le-chameau-boot.htm
http://lechameauusa.wordpress.com haha sorry, couldn't resist...though I believe she's wearing the "Chasseur" style

Also, here's videos of the bootmaking process which I found interesting (because so many things these days are NOT painstakingly made by hand anymore...!!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9x3TNe0iR4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f4dSGurd-k

I swear I'm not affiliated with the company at all...I just love these boots :roflmfao: and everyone I know who has them raves about them too!
 

Lyn2005

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Hi, have you considered the verbier rain boot by Hunter? It has a similar wedge heel. The lacing in the back is decorative, it is a solid back, so you could take out the lacing and cut off the extra flaps, or switch it with black shoelaces