The Hunter brand has become very popular over the years, not just in Great Britain, but globally. Hunter Wellington Boots started as quite a traditional company, but nowadays the brand has embraced the 21st century and Hunter Wellies are worn by everyone for a much wider range of outdoor activities than those who wore them in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Hunter recognise that the Wellington Boots of today are not just about keeping your feet dry and warm on the farm, they are a fashion statement. Women and men alike want a boot that not only fits like a glove, but also looks great on their feet, whether walking the dog or heading to the latest in a long line up of music festivals.
Hunter are proud of their roots. They started off as a Scottish company with a customer base mainly from Britain and now you will find the brand across the world with a variety of products that offer an insight into their proud heritage.
Hunter still strive to deliver high quality products offering customers the best possible service and products they can. They continue to improve their ranges to move with the technologies which allow them to produce such high quality garments of today. Hunter are not only improving their already brilliant products, but they are also looking for and designing new products to meet the demands from today's Hunter customer.
Hunter began in 1856 by Mr Henry Lee Norris. The company, then known as The British Rubber Company, had just 4 members of staff. By 1875 the company grew to 600 staff members.
During World War I the War Office asked them to construct a sturdy boot suitable for the conditions in flooded trenches. With such high demands in Wellington boots for the army, (in fact, 1,185,036 pairs of wellies) – the factory ran night and day to meet the high quantities required. The fashionable boot had now become a necessity.
They were once again called upon to provide the army with Wellington boots for World War II. Again, the demand was high which meant they had to move their production line to a larger factory in Heathhall Dumfries where they were based up until 2008.
Not only did Hunter supply the army with their high quality boots, but the company now takes pride in their very own Royal Warrants.
Royal Warrants are a recognition to companies or people who regularly supply services or goods to certain members of the Royal Family for a minimum of five years. The Royal Warrants came from both HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HM The Queen herself. A recognition that provides a mark of excellence and quality.
Today, the Hunter range supplies men's Wellington boots, women's Wellington boots and children's Wellington boots. Their collection does not only supply boots, but also an extensive range of Hunter welly socks and accessories too. You will also find the Hunter Boot Shine and Hunter UV Tech Boot Polish to help protect and extend longevity of your favourite Hunter welly boots.
You will still find Hunter classics available such as the Hunter Original Green Wellington boot for both men and women due to their popularity. A boot which was actually first produced over 50 years ago! Other favourites include the Adjustable Original Hunter Welly which provides a great fit for those who need some extra room around the calves.
Some of our personal favourites at Simply Hike for this season are the Hunter Tall Gloss Wellington Boots All Gloss in Violet for women, the Hunter Original Kids Wellington Boot in Yellow, the Hunter Balmoral Neoprene Wellington Boots available in both men's and women's specific boots, and the fun Hunter Zebra Print Welly Sock for extra warmth and comfort.
We're sure that when you purchase a Hunter product through Simply Hike that you will be filled with confidence. Hunter today, remains as the preferred Wellington Boot brand for customers who like to both work and play hard whatever sort of welly boot wearer they are. After all they are fit for Royalty, so why shouldn't you experience the Hunter lifestyle too?