Rubber boots have made their way back into every day fashion. While they seem to be fairly low maintenance, there's a process called "blooming" that can affect the look of your precious wellies. It's basically a white chalky residue that makes your boots look like...well, crap. I know you're trying to make a statement with the boots, but that statement shouldn't be "I was talking in class so the teacher made me go out back and bang out the chalkboard erasers."
The best way to fix blooming is a rain boot buffer. It costs around $12 but if you're spending $180 on Hunter boots, you should probably take care of them. If you don't plan on spending your grocery budget on boots, a household quick-fix for blooming is olive oil. Take a small amount and buff it in to the blooming part if the boot and you should be good to go.
When it comes to fashion, there are a lot of differing opinions. But everyone can agree that blooming is not a trend they want to hop on board with. So why not take care of your boots and let the world see how rubber boots are making a (clean) comeback?