Getting the right fit for your Hunter boots is essential to a safe and comfortable experience. So, we have created the ultimate guide about Hunter boots sizing for men, women, and children.

Note: This guide is specifically for boots from the Hunter boot company and does not cover general hunting boots.

Please visit the websites for the manufacturers of other products if you’re interested in boots from other companies.

What Types of Hunter Boots Are There?

Hunter offers several types of boots, with products varying slightly based on gender and age.

Hunter Rain Boots

Hunter’s rain boots are available in three sizes: Tall, Short, and Chelsea.

Chelsea boots are much closer to traditional shoes than regular boots in shape but come with the same sturdy and water-repelling exteriors.

Other Hunter Boots

Beyond rain boots, Hunter offers lightweight, insulated, and field boots for help in different environments.

What’s the Best Size for a Pair of Hunter Boots?

Hunter boots are available in multiple sizes.

Men’s sizes run from US 7-13, women’s sizes go US 5-11, and kids’ boots come in US 13 and 1-6.

The exact sizing may vary between products, so check the product pages before you buy.

How Do I Measure for Boots?

Here are our tried-and-true steps for ordering the right size online if you cannot try your Hunters in person.

Step One: Dress Correctly

Put on the lower-body clothes you expect to wear with your Hunter boots. This includes your socks and, for some people, any pants or other elements that may get tucked into the boots.


Some people forget to include their socks when measuring for their Hunter boots, but this can significantly reduce the accuracy of the measurements.

If you cannot measure the clothing you’re most likely to wear with your boots, add about 0.19 inches to your measurements of bare feet and calves.

Step Two: Measure Your Calves

Getting your boots sizing correctly starts with measuring the calves. Get out a measuring tape and sit down, with your legs at 90 degrees and your feet completely flat on the floor.

Get your calf circumference by measuring your calves at the widest area, without tightening the measuring tape.


Pulling the tape tight will give you an inaccurate result. The best boots should be comfortable without squeezing your leg in.

Make sure to measure both calves and record the calf circumference for each. If you get different sizes, use the larger one.


Most people only need to order one pair of Hunter boots, but if your calves are too different, you may need to order two different sizes.


 Buyers with particularly wide calves may not be able to wear tall boots.

Step Three: Measure Your Feet

Place a piece of paper on a hard, flat surface, preferably by a wall. While you are standing, have someone else outline your foot as closely as possible. Repeat this for both sides because feet sizes can vary.

Once you have the drawing, measure from the very back of the heel to the front of the big toe.


Add 6mm to the measurement for women and 8mm for men.


This wiggle room is important to give the toes a little space to move around. Otherwise, it will be too tight.

Step Four: Consult These Guides

Now that you have measurements for both calves and feet, consult the guides below to find the best fit.


All measurements are in inches. Look for the smallest size that meets both the insole and calf area measurements.

Men’s Sizes

U.S.

UK

Euro

JP

Insole

Max Calf Area

Leg Height

7

6

39

27

10.2

15.4

15.0

8

7

40/41

26

10.5

15.4

15.0

9

8

42

27

10.8

15.9

15.0

10

9

43

28

11.2

16.2

15.9

11

10

44

29

11.5

16.4

15.9

12

11

45/46

30

11.8

16.5

15.9

13

12

47

31

12.2

16.7

15.9

Women’s Sizes

U.S.

UK

Euro

JP

Insole

Max Calf Area

Leg Height

5

3

36

22

9.1

14.4

14.8

6

4

37

23

9.6

14.3

14.8

7

5

38

24

9.9

14.9

14.8

8

6

39

25

10.0

15.2

15.9

9

7

40/41

26

10.6

15.5

15.9

10

8

42

27

10.8

15.8

15.9

11

9

43

28

11.2

16.1

15.9

Kids’ Sizes

U.S.

UK

Euro

JP

Insole

Max Calf Area

Leg Height

13

12

31

18

7.9

12.5

8.9

1

13

32

19

8.2

12.5

10.8

2

1

33

20

8.5

12.7

10.8

3

2

34

21

8.9

12.9

10.8

4

3

36

22

9.2

13.6

12.4

5

4

37

23

9.6

13.9

12.4

6

5

38

24

9.9

14.9

12.4

Common Questions About Hunter Boot Sizing

Do you still have questions about Hunter boots? We will answer them for you below.

Are There Any Tall Hunter Boots?

Hunter Boots sells several tall boots, including their Original Tall style of rain boot.

These boots cover leg heights of 8.9 to 12.4 inches for kids, 14.8 to 15 .9 inches for women, and 15.0 to 15.9 inches for men.

Are Tall Hunter Boots Rubber Boots?

Most Hunter boots are rubber boots, although some have insulating layers like Sherpa for added comfort. 

What Type of Rubber do Hunter Boots Use?

Hunter boots use vulcanized natural rubber.

Vulcanizing rubber is a process that involves using heat and sulfur to strengthen the rubber and make it more durable overall.

This is a popular process for making shoes, and it’s also used for tires, gaskets, and other rubber products likely to see heavy use over time.

Vulcanized rubber is significantly more durable and elastic than regular natural rubber.

The process isn’t exclusive to Hunter boots, but you won’t find many high-quality rubber boot manufacturers that avoid this process.

Are Wide Boots Available?

Yes. Hunter sells its Original Refined boots in many size and style options, including those with extra width for customers who don’t fit into the regular sizes.

Hunter’s Gardener Rain Boot is a particularly good choice, but if you’re looking for a different style, their size-adjustable original is an excellent place to start.

How do Socks Apply?

Hunter sells some socks directly. If you want to wear their socks along with their Original boots, or any other boots, you should buy the socks first so you can measure with them on.

What Design Options are Available?

Exact design options depend on the boots themselves.

Some shoes support a wide fit while others don’t, and various whole sizes depend on which measuring system you’re using.

Many Hunter boots are available in glossy and matte versions for added style, especially among the thick, adjustable boot lines.

What’s the History Behind Hunter Boots?

Hunter is a surprisingly old company, established back in 1856 as the North British Rubber Company.

Notably, the company has several Royal Warrants in England, which indicate their status of providing products to the British royal family.

Operations continued relatively normally for the company until World War I, when Britain’s War Office asked the company to provide boots suitable for the operations of trench warfare.

The North British Rubber Company continued providing shoes through World War II, by which point the Wellington style of boots they made were popular throughout the country.

After several name and ownership changes, the business spun off a few years ago as its own corporation, the Hunter Rubber Company, and it has since established offices in multiple countries.

Hunter boots are famous as expensive but high-quality products and Hunter boots fit most children and adults.

Is There A Difference between Hunter Rain Boots and other Hunter Boots?

Yes. Hunter rain boots are specifically for rainy weather. Like all boots, they’re open at the top and water can get in there, but they’re also designed to hug the leg closely and minimize how much water gets in.

Other Hunter boots are not quite as good in rainy weather.

Their Original tall boots use thick rubber on the outside to make them suitable for extremely poor weather, but the smaller shoes are only suitable for small amounts of water and mud in city environments.

Do Hunter Boots Run Big?

Hunter boots do not run big or small. They are generally true to size as listed on their charts, and they don’t offer half size options.

If you’re in-between two sizes, it’s usually better to go down unless you’re planning to wear thick socks, in which case you should go to the larger size instead.

You can wear a size larger if necessary, especially if you don’t need a tall boot. These boots are not suitable for wearing without socks.

If you need extra room because of your leg height or width, buy a size up.

How Old Should Someone Be for Their First Pair of Hunter Boots?

Hunter boots for kids start at US size 13. Individual growth rates vary, but most children reach this point somewhere between 4 and 5 years old.

Kids grow quickly, though, so you should decide if you want to buy them right away or wait until the Hunter boots fit better and for longer.

Children grow quickly, so if you want them to keep wearing Hunters, consider ordering the next size Hunter offers well ahead of time and switching as soon as your kid gets old enough.

If you have several kids, you may be able to pass down the kids' sizes.

Some people share on Facebook, share on Google, or post ads elsewhere if they have boots that are too small for their kids.

Buying used Hunter boots is one way to keep costs down when kids will outgrow the boots fast.

WHERE CAN I BUY HUNTER BOOTS?

Hunter boots are available both online and in many retail stores. You can find a shop near you by using Hunter’s shop locator.

Most stores will carry their Original boots, but they won’t always have the full lineup of less-popular products.

Don’t let this discourage you, though, because retail partners can generally order specific Hunter boots without much trouble.

If you need to know a bit more about the products or Hunter boot sizing, ask the salespeople in-store or contact Hunter directly.