So, the first thing I noticed as I started unwrapping the big box this morning was, 'HUNTER'. Was tres excited. There is no way I could ever really justify splashing out so much money on wellies, but I've wanted a pair for a while now. The grin that came across my face when I saw the Hunter label earlier on was comical.
They don't fit. At all. In fact, it was downright painful trying to get them up and then off my legs. I had to enlist help to get the sodding things off me, actually. It really hurt.
Now, I am by no means a rake of a woman, I'll admit that. I'm a size 12, not a size 6, but my legs have always been fairly thin. I have never ever had chunky legs, nor have I ever had problems with any boots being too tight before. Until now. My super skinny size 8 sister even had problmes with these.
I'm gutted. Truly, I am. We all decided to cut back a little this year, so we did one big present each. My wellies were my big present. They have to go back.
Why anyone would design a pair of friggin' wellington boots that don't fit most people is beyond me. How the brand can justify selling 'welly socks' to go with these boots, is also beyond me. How the heck are you supposed to cram your legs into the boots WITH chunky socks on?!
My advice? Find a store that sells them and go try them on before you buy through an online store. Also, if you want to wear with wellie socks, buy a size up from normal. My boots fit my feet nicely, but would have been snug with socks.
All in all, hugely disappointed. Think I'll be sending Hunter a rather verbal email.