The iconic Original Tall boot. At the heart of the Hunter Original brand and representing Hunter’s spirit, the boot has developed from the designs worn by pioneers. It evolved from the boot commissioned by the Duke of Wellington. His namesake style, or welly as it has become affectionately known, was first created in the early 20th century. Today the Original Boot is handcrafted from 28 parts and worn by those who lead. The style is built on the original last for exceptional fit and comfort and is made from innovative vulcanised rubber for protection from the weather.