How to fix a crack in my Hunter wellies

Hunter boots are a popular, designer brand of wellington boots, which come in a variety of styles, colours and sizes. Cracks in wellies may be caused by extremes of temperatures or incorrect storage, such as folding. Spraying the rubber with silicone spray on a regular basis can help to prolong the life of your boots but if you already have a crack, it can be fixed at home.


Clean the wellington boot with soap and cold water. Dry with a towel.

Pinch the boot on either side of the crack with one hand. With the other hand, apply a thin line of waterproof silicone glue inside the crack.

Press the crack together. Hold for 5 minutes or until the glue has sealed the crack.

Leave the wellington boot in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight for 24 hours.

To test that the crack is completely sealed, place the boot in water for at least 5 minutes. Place your hand inside the boot and feel for any dampness beneath the original crack.


Hunter suggests investing in proper care of your wellington boots. To ensure a long and healthy lifespan for your boots, wipe clean and leave to dry naturally away from direct sunlight or artificial heat sources. Only use cold, soapy water to clean the boots. Always read the manufacturer's instructions before using silicone glue.


Take extra care while using silicone glue to prevent fingers or clothing becoming stuck. Always use glue in a well-ventilated area.

Things You'll Need

  • Cloth
  • Soap
  • Water
  • Towel
  • Waterproof silicone glue
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