Please note: Every Hunter rubber wellington boot is made from 100% natural ingredients and small amounts of wax are included in the rubber compound during the process that is used to make each pair. When exposed to certain environmental factors, this wax can "bloom" to the surface and appear as a white powdery finish.
This is not a defect with the boots, and is completely natural. If this does happen, you can wipe this "blooming" clean with a warm, damp cloth. We recommend Hunter Boot Buffer spray which restores the finish to your Hunter Boots.
About Hunter Boots: HUNTER BOOT, creator of the original rubber Wellington boot, counts everyone from the British royal family to modern fashionistas and trendsetters among its roster of fans. The iconic British brand has expanded beyond the classic "wellie" into a full lifestyle brand -- complete with new products, styles and colors for men, women, and children -- yet always staying true to its original foundations for fit, comfort, durability and performance.