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Representing the Hunter spirit, the Original boot lies at the heart of Hunter’s heritage. We follow the journey of this icon from its Scottish roots to the present day, where it continues to inspire each Hunter collection.


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.

1856 marks the creation of the North British Rubber Company, later to become known as Hunter Boot Ltd. Using the newly patented vulcanisation
process, the company manufactured rubber boots and overshoes, alongside waterproof clothing, tyres and other durable rubber products.

In 1914, after the outbreak of World War I, the company was commissioned by the War Office to produce sturdy rubber boots to shield British soldiers
from conditions in the flooded trenches.

By the end of the war, rubber boots had become popular for wear in wet weather and the Original Green Wellington, now known as the Original Boot, was
introduced in 1956. Handcrafted from 28 parts, this iconic design was carefully hand assembled on a last for exceptional fit and comfort.

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Craftsmanship is central to Hunter, and today our wellies are still handcrafted using many of the same techniques, including the Original last from 1956.

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Watch the making of our iconic design:

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The Making of an Icon

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The Original boot continues to inspire the Hunter Original collection. Key elements feature in the design of our boots, outerwear and accessories, including
the moustache detail and the signature Hunter tread.




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