If you’re short or petite like me, you know that it can be hard to judge how boots will fit
and look on you when shopping online. The models always seem to be 5’10 with long
legs. I’m only 5’3″, so I took photos of my tall original and short original Hunter Boots side-by-side
to help you make the best choice.
I bought my original tall Hunter Boots last fall. They were on sale at Walmart.com, of all
places, and the deal was too great to pass up. I debated what color to buy and settled
on navy because I wanted a classic look that wouldn’t go out of style. Plus, I think navy
goes with pretty much everything. The tall boots fit me well and look great when I’m
standing up or walking around.
I think they make my legs look longer. But they do dig into the backs of my calves/knees
when I sit down (they are about 14 inches high). Plus, they are kind of difficult for me to
get on and off. Overall, I am still very happy with my purchase. The boots are very high
quality and I plan to keep them for years. I also invested in the Hunter rubber boot care
kit, and I bought the cute cable knit boot socks for fall and winter wear.
We’re currently in peak sale season, and I noticed that Hunterboots.com was having a
sale on some of their boots, up to 50% off. I’ve been feeling the itch to get another pair
in a more fun spring/summer color; and I was curious about the original short style. I
actually went into Nordstrom Rack and tried on a pair of short Nebula boots in black.
I liked the way they fit me. They are much easier to pull on and off and they hit me
about mid-calf (they are about 9 inches tall). But I didn’t want black, so I left them behind.
I ordered the original short gloss spearmint boots from the Hunter sale because the deal
was so incredible. The spearmint color in person is a very pretty pale mint green. However,
I have noticed that the color frequently photographs baby blue. I plan to wear them with
dark jeans, as well as with white, pink and purple.
I could also easily fit into the Big Kids boots. For reference, I wear a US size 6 women’s
shoe, which means I would fit into a size 4 in the Big Kids boots. This is definitely something
to consider if you’re looking for a deal and find a color that you like.
Hopefully this helps you if you’re debating which boots are a better fit for you! I’m happy
with both pairs, but I think I’ll probably wear the short boots more often for running errands
on rainy days.