Whether thanks to their affiliation with the royal family or the bevy of celebrities who wear them on repeat, Hunter Boots is a brand staple for the rich and famous.
Sporting the versatile shoe during her Emmy-nominated interview with Oprah, the 41-year-old Duchess wore Hunter's Tall Rain Boots with a pair of jeans and a white button-down while giving a tour of her family's chicken coop, "Archie's Chick Inn, Established 2021."
Much like the royal family's fondness for Barbour jackets, the U.K.'s most famous residents have been fans of Hunter boots for years.
Princess Diana was photographed in the iconic wellies at Balmoral Castle prior to her royal wedding in 1981, and 30 years later, her former husband, Prince Charles, wore the brand's Argyll boots while visiting flood victims in England. Most recently, Lady Gabriella Windsor, a cousin to the queen, wore the famously British rain boots to a polo match.
A longtime favourite of the royals, Hunter has received two royal warrants from the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh for its handcrafted, high-quality designs.
'My go-to winter boots'
The Hunter Original Insulated Tall Rain Boots have earned an average rating of 4.1 stars on the Nordstrom site, with shoppers deeming them a must-have for winter weather.
They're "insulated and oh-so-cozy!" writes one shopper. The interior lining is "perfect," they say, "but the insulated sole of the boot is the real show stopper!"
The reviewer calls the boots their "best purchase" this winter, noting their "absolutely outstanding" quality.
The boots are "brilliant for keeping your feet and lower legs warm," echoes another.
"Perfect fit and very comfortable," writes a third Nordstrom shopper. "My go-to winter boots!"
Despite dozens of five-star reviews, some reviewers say that while the insulation is "cozy," the wellies are not a replacement for genuine warm winter boots.
To give your wardrobe a royal-approved refresh for 2023, shop our top Hunter boots picks below.