Kinky Boots… (A Hotter Shoes Review)
“These boots are made for walking…”
No, they really are.
They’re not just great looking, but they’re soooooo comfy!
My feet don’t know what’s hit them…well, actually, they do. A squishy cushion of comfort is what’s hit them!
The other night, I was invited to a blogger event with Hotter Shoes, Guildford, to learn more about their shoes, how they are made, what sets them apart from competitors and to also, so exciting, get a pair of shoes or boots of my choice. Seriously, it was more exciting than Christmas!
I have a couple of pairs of their shoes already (thanks to my Mum being a HUGE fan of them already – she now has more pairs of shoes than Imelda Marcos…) so I knew how comfortable they were, but I wasn’t entirely sure on the companies history/unique selling point. I think some people have an impression that Hotter shoes may be for the ‘older’ market but that completely isn’t true. They’ve worked really hard on their more fashion forward approach and I am pretty certain there is a pair of shoes for everyone in the store, from Goretex lined (waterproof) boots to loafers and brogues. They also do shoes for Gents.
I went along to find out more…
There are currently 70 Hotter stores and more than 200 independent retailers (many inside Garden Centres!) nationwide.
We were given a little presentation by a member of staff (she did ever so well) about how the shoes are made, the companies history and the styles of shoes they have and then, we were unleashed into the shop and told we could try on any pair of shoes we wished. It was like a fairy godmother had made a wish come true!
I knew instantly, given the time of year, I would like some new boots so that’s what I tried on. I tried a couple of different styles but I had already fallen in love with a pair of ‘on trend’ dark Brown ones that look fab over the top of skinny jeans, or tucked under a pair of Bootcut ones. Decision made within 5 minutes I think!
They fit like a glove (I am a size 4 and these were spot on) and they were super light on my feet, despite the fact they’re boots. They’ll be perfect for all those school runs.
(Side note: They also do some lovely bags. I may have bought one home. In fairness, some of the other bloggers also fell in love with the same bag and did the same…)
Almost all Hotter shoes come in a wider fit and a few pairs even come in a triple wide fit.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hotter shoes to anyone. They’re well made (British too which is a bonus!), comfortable, practical without compromising on aesthetics and they also have excellent customer service.
Thank you Hotter shoes for inviting me along!