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THE HUNTER STORY

A SYMBOL OF BRITISH COUNTRY LIFE.

1856

"So what if there's only four of us."

American entrepreneur Mr. Henry Lee Norris started North British Rubber Company (later to be renamed Hunter Boots, of course), with only four employees.

1875

"Well, the holiday parties sure look different."

We had grown to 600 employees. That's an average of 11.6 new hires a day.

"Sir, the War Office is on the phone."

In World War I, we were commissioned to mass-produce our sturdy boot for the British Army. A total of 1,185,936 boots had been made for this purpose by the end of the war.

"Sir, the War Office is on the phone... again."

We were turned to yet again in World War II, to protect British soldiers in flooded trenches. In addition, we were asked to produce other supplies including gas masks, life belts, and ground sheets.

"Looks like we're gonna need a bigger place."

We moved to Heathall, Dumfries in order to cope with the high demand.

1956

"Now that we're bigger, let's think bigger."

We introduced our most famous boot, the Green Wellington in 1956. At the same time, we also launched the Royal Hunter, another bestseller that continues to be made today.

1977

"How about a round of applause, eh?"

The Royal Family had been wearing HB for so many years; His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh awarded HB with a Royal Warrant. In 1986 Her Majesty the Queen also granted HB a Royal Warrant.

2007

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Continuing to make a reliable, good-enough-for-the-Army, good-enough-for-Royals boot for the masses, in 2007 we had our biggest year yet, proving no other boot compares to an authentic Hunter Boot.

2008

"Home is where the heart is."

We moved back to Edinburgh in 2008. It is here we'll continue to supply the world with boots it can rely on anywhere from city rainstorm to a muddy mountainside.