You are several and you ask me how to identify if the Hunter boots are counterfeit or otherwise original, since unfortunately there are still many places where they sell them by originals and they are not.
Be very careful with this, if you find any of these sites, it is good that you communicate it to the house, in this case Hunter, because that harms the image of the company and destroys many jobs as a company. You will also be buying a product that is not of the expected quality.
Some points that you have to fix, which are very essential are:
*** The box must bear the shields of His Majesty the Queen of England and the Duke of Edinburgh, who recognized the firm as “official suppliers” of waterproof footwear for hunters, this recognition being made through a Royal Certificate of his Royal Highness in 1986 and 1977 respectively.
Another detail of the box is the official website of Hunter Boots.
*** Inside we will see the match sealed and not sewn! besides the logo in the template. On the side you also have lines to write the name of the owner and the size written on the back, along with the Hunter logo again and the two shields that appear in the box.
*** In the buckle, where the rubber intern goes, it must have engraved in deep relief “HUNTER” and the heat seal (the rubber, which is attached to the boot) is smooth, not rough in the shape of a diamond as I have viewed.
*** On the buttons of the buckle, the Hunter logo is engraved, which is a scale, and below it is the year of the founding of Hunter 1856.
*** in the sole, in front of the heel, in the case of the classic model, (the first model does not have), it has the logo of the same color as the boot.
*** Inside the box there is always a carton, where besides the care of the boot, in the back there is a sticker with hologram with the Hunter logo and a serial number, since each boot has a different one , through which the firm monitors the products from the time they leave the factory to the last official point of sale.
I put pictures of these details of an authentic Hunter boot, so you can compare it with yours.
I hope it helps you.