Thursday, 22 September 2016

Heavenly Hotter -Amazing comfort and style for Autumn #review

You know when you get home after a long day on your feet and you take your shoes or boots off and release that blissful "aaaaaaaahhhhh" noise of joy and relief? Now imagine that same sensation when you put your footwear ON!

The lovely folk at Hotter shoes call that a #HotterMoment and want the world to know that their shoes offer this level of comfort along with the latest fashion colours, styles, trims and textures.

Yes they still do ultra-comfy sturdy styles which your Gran would love but they nestle alongside cute zippy ankle boots, totally trendy patent brogues (the style all the teenaged girls are wearing in my neck of the woods) and elegant evening styles which won't leave you with blisters and bunions or hobbling home. They do gorgeous bags too.  Cue my husband rolling his eyes in despair.

Hotter Stevie shoes

I was the oldest at a recent #ShoesieTuesday blogger evening where we learned about the origins of the company which started out in 1959 named Beaconsfield Shoes making slippers. They still make slippers. Lovely slippers actually if anyone is wondering what to buy me for Christmas.

I examined the other lovely attendees footwear - I was the only one already wearing Hotter (the amazingly comfortable and versatile H92 slip-on with memory foam insole which I picked up earlier this year. (the updated version of this is called Cloud).


I wondered what these younger women would make of the brand. I wondered if maybe I love it because with diabetes and fibromyalgia their shoes give me style without compromise - but I have long abandoned stiletto heels and plastic pointy toes for wedges and leather foot shaped shoes.

Turns out once they put them on their feet and had their own Hotter Moment it was more an issue about which one of the many styles they loved they would pick as their favourite.

The great thing about Hotter is that they use lasts created from information about actual British feet rather than foreign statistics so the shoes are statistically more likely to fit British feet.
Not British - no probs! The brand stocks a wide range of width fittings and styles and all staff are extremely well trained in finding you the perfect footwear and will happily offer suggestions based on your foot shape and needs.

I defy anyone to not find a pair of shoes or boots in their stores that don't make you feel like Cinderella and like Prince Charming has popped your glass slipper on your foot. I can't promise blue birds flying round your head though.

Many of the styles have interchangeable insoles to ensure the best fit as most people's feet differ in size and shape slightly. Some styles even have washable insoles. Most styles are built on their amazing lightweight bubble filled sole with extra padding in crucial places - no extra gel pads required in Hotter shoes!

Getting fitted in one of the 76 stores nationwide is your best option for a perfect fit but there is a fab website with click and collect as well as online shopping with a handy fitting guide and information about all the shoes, the materials they are made from and the answer to pretty much any question  you might think of.

Hotter shoes Most of the range is made right here in GB but the company will happily deliver internationally - Hotter shoes are extremely popular in the US apparently and their customer service phone lines stay open to reflect time zone differences for the American shoppers.

Back to my evening shopping at the store inside Watford's Intu shopping centre. As always I was torn between a variety of styles and once again I lingered over the Shake shoes - this time in tan. (last time I coveted the floral Rose Bloom Shake style, below, which I've just spotted are in the Clearance area of the website!)

Hotter Shake style



There's a picture  on the front page of the latest Hotter catalogue of a woman wearing the tan Shake style with chunky grey tights and I imagined myself in this combo with a denim pinafore and a grey grandad Tee.......

Mystery knee high boots from Hotter #StyleWithASmile

But the lure of the butter soft leather of the brand's Mystery knee high boots (RRP £89) proved too much and they came home with me along with a fabulous chic cross-body Carolina tan leather bag (RRP £55). I was not the only one to choose these boots although the zipped Vanity boots (RRP £89) proved very popular too !


Hotter zipped Vanity ankle boots



I can't wait to stride through crunchy autumn leaves wearing my beautiful boots. Instead of coming home and saying "Aaaah!" when I take my boots off I will be saying "Awwwww" as they are so comfortable I won't want to remove them. As the store's hashtag mat boasts, my boots give me #StyleWithASmile.

Hotter Mystery Boots #HotterMoment

If you want to have your own #HotterMoment pop into your local store or check out the website (where there are currently discounts on offer if you buy more than one pair of shoes from the new collection.)
blogger madmumof7

Disclaimer: I received Mystery boots and a Carolina bag for the purposes of this honest review.

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  2. OK, I have boot envy! The burgundy version of the ones you're wearing look right up my street...can a girl have too many pairs of boots for Autumn/Winter?! ;)

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  3. Make sure that your diabetic shoes have conforming removable insoles for extra support. You can remove these insoles as needed for a particular fit. I find this website for Best shoes For diabetic you can visit this site.

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