Monday 28 April 2014

Hotter Shoes Review

I was delighted recently to find myself invited to a small preview event in the local Hotter Shoes store. I'd seen the shop once or twice on my quick dashes into town, but I rarely have time to stop and shop for anything these days, so it was a pleasure to be able to join some other local bloggers and to be shown their new range of shoes.

Hotter are a UK company who still manufacture 80% of their shoes in the UK - surely unheard of these days that the manufacturing has not been shipped abroad wholescale for the cheaper labour costs? Don't be fooled into thinking that makes these shoes expensive though; I found them to be very good value for money considering the thought and materials which have gone into them.

Personally I hadn't heard of Hotter Shoes until they turned up in our town, but since posting pictures of the shoes, I've had plenty of comments from people my age who are big fans. The reason why? They are very well made, and extremely comfortable to wear. They use special technology in their soles so it feels as if you are walking on air bubbles. A couple of people have even admitted it feels like going out in your slippers!

It was explained that their business had been built on some classic styles, which are generally favoured by an older generation due to the comfort, but that they have now expanded and worked with designers to bring in a wider range suitable for all ages. They cover everything from sandals through to work shoes and sports shoes, and even some gorgeous wedges - but keep that all important #ComfortConcept for all of them.

I found a few styles to try on myself - my favourites were probably the ballet pump styles, which came in gorgeous aqua and pink colours, but there were lots of styles which I loved.

I eventually chose the Shake style (as below) in a lovely aqua, and did the school run in them the following day. SO comfortable, and I did get lovely compliments about them. Also couldn't resist doing the #shoesie - for those not in the know, that's a #selfie except it shows just your shoes!
Hotter #shoesie - possibly taken from too high up?!
Hotter Shoes also do gorgeous umbrellas, slippers and gloves, and their handbags are definitely worth a look if you're not after new shoes right now!

I'm pleased to be able to offer all my readers an introductory offer of 10% off plus free delivery when you order online from The code to use is PKCTEN (terms and conditions: 10% off plus FREE delivery is for first orders only. You are entitled to 10% off the total order value of any full priced items in the Hotter range (excluding shoe care products) plus FREE delivery. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer or on Sale or Factory Clearance items and gift vouchers.)

Disclosure: I received a pair of these shoes to take away and put to the test but all views on these products are my own honest opinions.