When I first saw these rubber wellies, I loved them because they were different than the standard Hunter boots you see on everyone. The “Lapins” have lace-up detail, a buckled strap, contrasting trim at the back seam, rubber sole, 1″ platform and 4″ heel. Stylish, practical and fun – or so I thought. Now maybe I got a defective pair, but these boots chalk up a lot. So much so, that it will look as if I’m wearing two completely different boots, one black and one grey. I spent an hour using the hunter buffing spray to clean these, which I think is ridiculously high maintenance for a boot that should look carefree.