Tuesday 18 November 2014

Comfy and Stylish - Hotter Shoes: Review

If you're a parent you know that when you're running around after your little ones, comfortable shoes are a must. I can normally be found in a pair of beaten up converse trainers - very comfortable and great for being on the go all the time but not very stylish!

Recently I was invited to my local Hotter store in Bournemouth to have a nosy at their shoes and to find a pair to fall in love with. Previously I hadn't heard of the Hotter brand and my immediate thought was "Eeeek, shoes - will they have something for me?" . It's not that I don't like shoes but when you have big wide size 8s, trainers are just easier! And I don't do heels, most definitely not! But I took a look at their website and was pleasantly surprised. Lots of styles and yippee, lots of styles in a wide fitting!

Hotter Shoes have been designing and making footwear since 1959 and they actually started out making slippers. Nowadays they still make slippers but they also have a wide range of shoes and boots for both men and women. All their shoes are made with the secret comfort concept and each pair includes cushioning, flexibility, lightness and wiggle room for toes. And the soles are filled with millions of air bubbles - sounds comfy!

At Hotter Bournemouth the first thing that I noticed was how knowledgeable and friendly the staff were. They were very enthusiastic about the Hotter brand and suggested shoes for me to try on based on what I was looking for. I don't normally get the luxury of trying on lots of shoes (toddlers + shopping = stress!) so it was lovely to be able to take my time and try on styles I wouldn't normally go for.

The range of boots was gorgeous and I wanted to take them all home but I immediately took a shine to the Pixie . I tried a pair on and it was like wearing really really comfortable slippers - and with a faux fur lining I knew my feet would be lovely and snug.

Tearing myself away from the boots, I decided to try a pair of the Periwinkle Wedges on. I do own a couple of pairs of pumps that go well with jeans but I thought these would be ideal for a night out as they have a bit of a heel and look really pretty. I was really surprised once they were on my feet because they were so comfortable and even a heel-aphobe like me would be able to walk in them!

So I was torn - should I go for the boots that were comfy and stylish? Or the wedges that were sooo pretty but a bit out of my comfort zone? I debated for ages but of course I went for the boots!!!! The wedges were lovely but I didn't feel I would get enough wear out of them and I knew that the boots would become a staple item in my wardrobe throughout the cold winter months.

The lovely Pixie boots 

I'm really pleased that I've been introduced to Hotter Shoes and I will definitely be returning when I need / want a new pair of shoes!

Hotter are offering £10 off every style plus FREE UK delivery at the moment so check out their website: http://www.hotter.com

Disclaimer: I received a free pair of boots for the purpose of this honest review. All views are my own


  1. Those shoes look great, really comfortable looking and really on style too! It's great to hear about staff being knowledgable about their products and it's fab that you found a pair you like too :)



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