So, I bought a pair of Hunter Boots! What an awesome birthday gift to myself, right? LOL
"Inspired by deep-sea wetsuits, The Original Ribbed Leg Wellington boot is handcrafted from 28 rubber parts. We have set the smooth foot section against the ribbed leg, creating a textural contrast that highlights the iconic shape and construction of the boot. A new supple rubber compound in a semi-matte finish has been used to ensure comfort and protection from rain." - HunterBoots.com
The Hunter Original Ribbed Wellington Boots are more expensive than the Hunter Originals but the subtle details at the sale price was worth it to me. There are many retailers that carry Hunter Boots so I definitely recommend that you shop around. I was able to find a good deal on Nordstrom here: http://bit.ly/1qtZeMc.
These boots are 100% rubber with a semi-matte finish. These boots come in three different colors: Bright Peacock, Bright Coral, Black, Navy and Yellow Chartreuse.
These boots fit true to size. I'm a size 7.5 and I ordered a size 7 per the website's instructions. They fit good but I can feel the tip of my toe, so I think I would have gotten away with a size 8. If I purchase another pair of Hunter boots I would definitely get a size 8. The size 7 still fit after putting on a thick pair of wool socks. The ankle is a bit tight when trying to take the boots off, other than that they're still really comfortable. I don't feel like they're suffocating my feet at all.
I'm realt excited to wear these boots! I hope that they will survive our Wisconsin Winters and that they'll keep my feet warm when I go to a Packer game in December :)