My #HotterMoment With Hotter Shoes Chester

Last week myself and several other North West bloggers were invited to the Hotter store in Chester to learn all about the history of Hotter shoes and to have a look at the new Autumn/Winter range for 2016.

I’m already a big fan of the shoes, I have a pair of Solar shoes which I wear for the school run. I might be frugal but one thing I won’t skimp on is good quality footwear, you’re feet have to carry you a long way so investing in them by buying good quality is definitely the way to go.

We received a warm welcome to the Chester store with Prosecco and delicious canapes, we spent a little time chatting and admiring the beautiful shoes, boots and handbags on display before sitting down to listen to the history behind the company, the comfort concept and the shoe designs which was really interesting.

img_20701I didn’t realise just how local a company Hotter Shoes is, it’s factory and call centre are based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire here in the North West, the company was founded in 1959 and today has over 80 stores in the UK as well as a thriving online store.

After our history lesson it was time to have my #HotterMoment, to find the perfect shoe for me, each pair has a secret #ComfortConcept feature including cushioning, flexibility, lightness and wiggle room for toes.

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img_20671I had spotted a few styles I liked so it was a tough decision trying to choose one pair, but after seeing some fellow bloggers trying on the Pixie boots my mind was made up.

Trying them on I knew I had made the right decision, the soft suede outer and the faux fur lining paired with the cushioned insole and lightweight sole made me feel like I has slipped my feet into a pair of slippers and the tassel detail makes them look super stylish and on trend. The Pixie boots will be perfect paired with with leggings and jeans in the colder months.

img_20761I also chose the beautiful Verity bag in burgundy, it has three generous sized compartments inside and comes with a detachable strap.img_20751Discount Code

If you want to treat yourself you can get £10 off any full priced item in the Hotter range (excluding shoe care products, accessories and gift vouchers) and free delivery by using the code DKETPD online at www.hotter.com or calling 0800 525 893.

Angela xx

*I received a pair of boots and a handbag free of charge from Hotter for attending the store event.*

 

Hotter Solar Shoes Review

Earlier this month I attended the Blog On MSI conference in Manchester and while I was there I spotted a Hotter Shoes stand displaying some of their latest styles, I had heard and read so many good things about how comfortable and what good quality their shoes were so I spent some time admiring the different styles and talking to one of the brand ladies about the different designs. I spied an entry form offering a chance to win a shoe of your choice to review and of course I entered.

To my absolute delight I got an email congratulating me on winning and I knew straight away which pair I would choose as I had spent some time looking at them at the conference, I chose a pair of Solar shoes as the memory foam footbed looked so comfortable and as I’m trying to be more active this year I thought they would be perfect.

The shoes arrived well packaged and in a bright lime green box, the tissue paper covering the shoes had a beautiful butterfly and flower design in light grey and lime to match the box, inside I found the Solar shoes I had ordered, I chose the Jet Black pair which has a purple sole and stitching which I think looks so stylish set against the light microfibre upper.

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I couldn’t wait to get them on and see if they were as comfortable as they looked, I had to visit a new playgroup that’s about 4 miles from my house so I thought that would be the perfect opportunity to test them out.

I put the shoes on and adjusted the laces which was really easy to do, I felt a few inches taller immediately thanks to the extra 1 1/4 heel ( it all helps when you are 5’2″) I could feel straight away that the insoles were super comfortable as they had a lovely little bounce to them when I walked, my whole foot felt perfectly cushioned.

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I was expecting to have at least a blister after walking to and from the playgroup but my feet stayed healthy and comfortable the whole time, the Solar shoes are designed to keep your feet fresh which makes them ideal for exercise such as walking.

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I was surprised at how light the shoes felt to wear and I’m sure that’s due to the customised memory foam (memorise by Hotter) and the deep PU sole that’s filled with millions of tiny air bubbles.

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After wearing the Solar shoes for the past two weeks I’ve found them to be durable but flexible at the same time, I’ve paired them up with leggings, jogging pants and yoga pants for a casual look and I also think they would be ideal to travel in due to how light and comfortable they are.

I’m planning on buying a pair of sandals from Hotter next as I’m really impressed by the quality and comfort they are a brand definitely worth investing in.

You can see all the styles for yourself on the Hotter website or you could visit one of their stores to see the styles for yourself.

Do you own a pair of Hotter shoes ? if you do what do you think of them ? leave me a comment below I love hearing from you.

Angela xx

* I won the shoes for the purpose of the review, all opinions are my own and completely honest*