— February 22, 2016 —
wellies / wellington boots
Hunter Wellington boots are crafted from natural rubber. This material is flexible and waterproof, providing the comfort and protection that Hunter is known for. The solid rubber is transported to the rubber footwear suppliers where it is mixed with pigments and rolled into thin sheets. These sheets are cut into the 28 individual pieces used to make the boots, they are then moulded by hand onto metal lasts. Finally, the rubber is put under intense heat and pressure in an autoclave, a process known as vulcanization. The finished boot is both waterproof and comfortable – characteristics of the natural rubber used.
Occasionally you may notice a white, powdery film on your Hunter rubber Wellington boots. This is because rubber is a natural product and, in certain conditions, insoluble particles may rise to the surface. This is a common process, characteristic of high quality, natural rubber and nothing to worry about. The Hunter Rubber Buffer will restore the boots to their original finish. We also recommend using the Boot Shine for general aesthetic maintenance; the silicone impregnated sponge will give the boots an immediate buffed finish and keep them looking their best.
For those boots in a stock room, please store in a cool, dry, dark location away from sources of direct sunlight and artificial heat.