It was only a matter of time before Hunter improved upon something that we didn’t think could be improved upon. Hunter have come a really long way since 1817 and the first Original Leather Wellington boots, Mr. Henry Norris, the American entrepreneur who created the first rubber Hunter Original Wellington Boot in 1855, has passed along a craft and a product that is not only an icon in the UK and Europe, but is fast becoming a wardrobe must-have in the United States..
Arriving in Scotland in 1855, Mr. Norris had a dream to marry the Wellington boot with the new rubber manufacturing process that was sweeping the U.S. It turned out to be the perfect marriage; combining a boot that was already in use, with a brand new material that made it 100% waterproof and now here we see cumulating in to the Hunter neoprene wellington boots that we see today .
Surviving, in fact prospering, through World War I, the Hunter Original Wellington boot factory made more than one million pairs ofHunter boots to outfit the troops, manufacturing wellington boots 24 hours a day. During World War II the Hunter Wellington boot mill was pressed into military service with more than 80% of its goods going to equip the military with Hunter boots, life belts, gas masks and ground sheets.
It would be 100 years from the first time that Mr. Norris stepped onto Scottish soil before the Hunter line came to be. The Original Hunter Wellington boot was the first rubber boot to take into consideration the orthopaedic needs of certain customers. Their comfort was an improvement and the Original Hunter saw their popularity rise within the mills and factories of the UK, being worn by both men and women. Today you will also see Hunter neoprene Wellington boots on the streets of New York City and around the U.S. In 2005 Hunter introduced the Hunter neoprene wellington to the people of the U.S. and Hunter now occupies a showroom on prestigious 7th Avenue in NYC displaying their Hunter neoprene lined wellington that is so great against the cold .
The Hunter Original Neoprene Wellington Boot, our newest addition, along with the, adds a snug Neoprene lining to the Hunter Tall boot. This synthetic fibre is utilized worldwide as an insulator, its closed cell construction keeping millions warm in all kinds of apparel applications. If you are serious about warmth and comfort, then the Hunter Original Neoprene Wellington boot should be your choice of footwear. The Hunter Original Neoprene Black Wellington Bootis one of our most popular colours-black goes with virtually everything. However, we’ve seen an increase in sales to gentlemen for our Hunter Original Neoprene Chocolate Wellington Boot, no doubt because men’s wardrobes have expanded to include many hues of brown. In fact, most men
have a black and a brown overcoat; they need their Hunter Neoprene Wellington boots to match so as to look well turned out. You say you already have a black and a brown pair of Hunter Neoprene Wellington boots? Well then, our Hunter Original Neoprene Navy Wellington Bootsshould be your next choice. Navy just never goes out of style and it is amazing how polished these boots look with just the right navy jacket. A gentleman’s wardrobe is just not complete without at least three pairs of Hunter Neoprene Wellington boots.