Hotter Shoes recently invited me to a blogger event at their Solihull store. I was interested to learn more about Hotter as they are a British success story, which is always nice to hear about. Hotter are based in Lancashire, who have been making footwear for over half a century. Hotter started off making slippers, but before too long they had moved onto shoes designed to feel as comfortable as slippers. Doesn’t that sound amazing? To do this they use something known as the Comfort Concept. The comfort concept is hidden away within the shoe itself and includes features like wiggle room, soft cushioning and flexible soles. This means that your shoe or boot can look fashionable and stylish, but it doesn’t need to take that out on your feet.
Alex Longmore, who works with celebrities such as Jerry Hall and Jodie Kidd, has been taking a look at the Hotter range and she thinks that they have really hit the nail on the head with their combination of style and comfort. The new autumn collection from Hotter features fashion trends like the 1960s, it takes its inspiration from the catwalk. I’m loving some of the fur designs with their folky twist to bring them right up to date. Wedges are back and they are so much more comfortable than normal heels. I’m loving some of the colours too with purples, teals and burgundys all competing for my attention.
Wandering around the shop I felt really spoilt for choice. There were some gorgeous designs and I really liked the colours. I decided that I should go for something that wasn’t too safe. As a busy mum, I often go for classic choices when it comes to shoes or boots. Black or brown shoes or boots go with pretty much everything and are real wardrobe staples for me. That said I do tend to find that a bit dull and I like to add a bit of colour to my life. So I started looking at shades of leather or suede that I haven’t worn for a while.
Shall I go for these? #shoesietuesday #comfortconcept #shoesie @hottershoes
I initially picked these lovely knee-length boots out. They are the Hampshire style and these are the taupe ones. I thought they looked amazing and I could imagine getting some envious looks in the school playground when I wore them on the school run. However, having discussed various styles with the knowledgable and helpful Hotter staff, I settled on these gorgeous teal Seville boots. I’ve been wearing them on the school run for the last couple of weeks and have had some nice comments made about them. The key thing for me though is that they look great and they feel great too as you walk along.