Have Hotter shoes, will travel!

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I went to a lovely #shoesietuesday event at my local Hotter Shoes store in Nottingham recently. It was fab to catch up with some Nottingham bloggers and choose a new pair of shoes. I’ve also managed to wangle a little giveaway too.

I spent a lot of time deliberating but decided I wasn’t choosing another pair of heels I would wear a couple of times. Although perhaps I should, Hotter shoes are all about the comfort concept and I struggled so much with THOSE heels at the MAD blog awards and my brother’s wedding. In reality though, I spend very little time needing to wear posh shoes, and hours mucking about outdoors, but I forget to buy practical ones. Funny that isn’t it 😉

I love that Hotter are a UK company and that their shoes are made in the UK. As soon as Mel from Hotter mentioned that the hiking boots used special technology to make them really light, and that they used Gortex to make them completely waterproof, whilst letting your feet breath, I knew what I wanted.

Shoes for weekends at the park, the caravan, adventures out in the countryside making the most of Autumn. Shoes for the school run when it’s raining and dog walks on dreary days when Max the greyhound quite rightly won’t take no for an answer. I chose Hotter’s Summit Boots.

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I have rolled up my jeans in the pic above, so you can see the boot…lightweight yet supportive. I fell sideways (not at all Alice like) into a rabbit hole while walking Max in them, and I really noticed the support they gave to my ankle, it barely registered. Last time I did that I was unable to walk for a few days.

But under a jean they look more like a boot/trainer hybrid.

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I drank my cup of tea while the kids made the most of the playground, snapped some shots for the photography workshop I am doing, and I planned our next adventures.

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It rained a lot on Saturday, we trudged through wet grass to and from the playground. My feet remained snug, dry and ready for anything.

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Here’s to getting fit, getting outdoors and getting the most out of Autumn! What you got planned?

I can’t rate the staff at Hotter enough, they are so attentive, nothing is too much trouble. They made it very clear this is how they treat all customers, not just bloggers coming in for a store visit. This attentiveness is what sets Hotter apart.  The store is really comfy with sofas, it’s light and airy and spacious. You don’t feel rushed to make a choice.

See the full range of Hotter Gortex shoes here.

I will preview some of the gorgeous, and on trend everyday boots I tried over on A Residence very soon!

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252 Comments

  1. SARAH WILLIAMS
    10/10/2014 / 8:40 am

    I love the belle boots in black, look so comfy!

  2. laura banks
    10/10/2014 / 10:09 am

    the frost boots

  3. lynn heath
    10/10/2014 / 10:26 am

    I love the Carmen Boots – They look like they would keep my feet nice and warm in winter!

  4. iain maciver
    10/10/2014 / 11:05 am

    the frost boots

  5. vicky cockett
    10/10/2014 / 11:10 am

    Jewel Shoes in black are lovely. x

  6. karen cowley
    10/10/2014 / 11:15 am

    The frost boots would be perfect with this x

  7. Tracy Nixon
    10/10/2014 / 11:26 am

    I think the bag would look fab with the Ramble boots!

  8. Tarbs Gill
    10/10/2014 / 11:52 am

    Love the Carmen Boots they look really stylish!

  9. Rebecca Taylor
    10/10/2014 / 12:02 pm

    The frost boots 🙂

  10. Liam Bishop
    10/10/2014 / 12:04 pm

    I’d have to ask my wife, probably the Carmen boots!

  11. Carla Mills
    10/10/2014 / 12:12 pm

    The frost boots are great. Xx

  12. Julie
    10/10/2014 / 12:44 pm

    The Frost boots

  13. ruth steel
    10/10/2014 / 1:13 pm

    Donna shoes

  14. jodie crossley
    10/10/2014 / 1:39 pm

    love the black belle boots!

  15. Becca Staples
    10/10/2014 / 1:49 pm

    I like the helium shoes in brown x

  16. zoe payne
    10/10/2014 / 2:01 pm

    the ramble boots

  17. W. Critchlow
    10/10/2014 / 2:05 pm

    The frost boots

  18. Neil Firth
    10/10/2014 / 2:14 pm

    My daughter tells me the Frost Boots would be best

  19. Kathy D
    10/10/2014 / 2:29 pm

    Ramble shoes in Red

  20. Liane
    10/10/2014 / 3:09 pm

    I adore the Leanne shoe – so comfy – and a great name!

  21. Julie D
    10/10/2014 / 3:43 pm

    the ramble boots for me!

  22. Helen M
    10/10/2014 / 4:07 pm

    The Frost Boots – lovely!

  23. John Taggart
    10/10/2014 / 4:11 pm

    The Periwinkle Wedges

  24. Rebecca Beesley
    10/10/2014 / 4:39 pm

    the jewel shoes in black are cute!

  25. kim neville
    10/10/2014 / 4:46 pm

    I like the Nigella boots

  26. Lisa Everaert
    10/10/2014 / 4:57 pm

    Loving the Carmen Boots xx

  27. Sandra Lane
    10/10/2014 / 5:00 pm

    I would choose the Carmen Boots to go with the bag.

  28. 10/10/2014 / 5:13 pm

    LOVE this review and the photos! You are so right, we often make the mistake of choosing shoes that just don’t fit our lifestyle. Happy

  29. Heather Macklin
    10/10/2014 / 6:11 pm

    Frost Boots!

  30. Amy PJ
    10/10/2014 / 6:39 pm

    Helium Shoes.

  31. laura stewart
    10/10/2014 / 6:48 pm

    i like the frost boots

  32. Sarah Pelham
    10/10/2014 / 7:04 pm

    The frost boots 🙂 lovely!

  33. valerie harbut
    10/10/2014 / 7:15 pm

    Periwinkle wedgies

  34. Stephanie Whitehouse
    10/10/2014 / 8:15 pm

    Has to be the Donna shoes

  35. Jenna K
    10/10/2014 / 8:23 pm

    I adore the Carmen Boots. I also love that this site does half sizes. I am a 6.5 and get so fed up of having to order shoes that are too big xx

  36. Emma Nixon
    10/10/2014 / 8:56 pm

    Frost boots

  37. aideen mcelhone (patel)
    10/10/2014 / 9:50 pm

    RAMBLE shoes 🙂

  38. Joelle Poulos
    10/10/2014 / 10:25 pm

    Those shoes look super practical + comfy!

    Joelle

  39. melanie stirling
    10/10/2014 / 10:52 pm

    The Ramble shoes.

  40. Karen Whittaker
    10/10/2014 / 10:57 pm

    The Ramble shoes

  41. anne murray
    10/10/2014 / 11:08 pm

    Black Jewel Shoes, there lovely.

  42. Lorraine Tinsley
    10/10/2014 / 11:45 pm

    The Carmen boots in Espresso

  43. kellyjo walters
    11/10/2014 / 7:37 am

    brown knee high with the fur

  44. Jackie Chapman
    11/10/2014 / 1:50 pm

    The Whisper boots in Cabernet

  45. Pauline Hill
    11/10/2014 / 2:45 pm

    brown knee high with the fur

  46. Hekna
    11/10/2014 / 7:32 pm

    I quite like the Carmen boots

  47. Lyla
    11/10/2014 / 7:36 pm

    The Summit Shoes

  48. Lyla
    11/10/2014 / 7:38 pm

    Oops – not supposed to say the summit shoes! My 2nd choice is the Mist Shoes

  49. samantha price
    11/10/2014 / 9:13 pm

    Summit Boots look good

  50. Angela Sandhu
    11/10/2014 / 9:16 pm

    Carmen Boots

  51. Michelle Banks
    12/10/2014 / 6:14 am

    The Whisper boots x

  52. LynneH
    12/10/2014 / 6:22 am

    Mist. They look so Comfortable

  53. Andrea Williams
    12/10/2014 / 9:49 am

    I would lick the Donna shoe x

  54. Andrea Williams
    12/10/2014 / 9:50 am

    Sorry, I would definitely pick it, not lick it!

  55. Corinne Peat
    12/10/2014 / 3:43 pm

    I like the mist ones

  56. Teresa Lee
    12/10/2014 / 3:56 pm

    The Sadie Boots….Thanks

  57. lyn
    12/10/2014 / 4:59 pm

    I love the Seville boots in Ruby. My hubby has a pair of Gortex shoes from Hotter and they are the most comfy pair of shoes he has ever owned. absolutely, well worth the money

  58. Andrea Fletcher
    12/10/2014 / 5:55 pm

    Cornwall boots in mushroom.

  59. melanie
    12/10/2014 / 6:52 pm

    The Carmen boots

  60. Jennifer Toal
    12/10/2014 / 7:28 pm

    The Carmen boots

  61. Rachel McMillan
    12/10/2014 / 9:46 pm

    brown knee high with the fur

  62. Susan H
    12/10/2014 / 10:23 pm

    The Mist Shoes great for the winter

  63. tracy sinclair
    13/10/2014 / 1:24 am

    I like the Whisper boots in Black x

  64. EMMA WALTERS
    13/10/2014 / 7:34 am

    the whisper boots would look fab

  65. Andy Kadir-Buxton
    13/10/2014 / 3:31 pm

    My wife would look good in Carmen boots.

  66. jayne hall
    13/10/2014 / 5:06 pm

    carmen boots in brown

  67. 13/10/2014 / 8:45 pm

    I’d choose the Jewel shoes. They look soooo comfy.

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  69. clair downham
    14/10/2014 / 2:35 pm

    carmen boots in brown thanks

  70. Louise Asekokhai
    14/10/2014 / 5:35 pm

    The Whisper boots

  71. tony allan
    14/10/2014 / 5:36 pm

    The Whisper boots in Cabernet

  72. Emily Clark
    14/10/2014 / 10:15 pm

    The Carmen boots are lovely!

  73. Jennifer Ball
    15/10/2014 / 8:55 pm

    The mystery boots!

  74. lyn Burgess
    15/10/2014 / 9:05 pm

    The Carmen boots in brown would go well with the brown bag

  75. Peter Herrell
    16/10/2014 / 8:34 am

    The Rambles shoe in the green option. The perfect Autumn shoe!!

  76. vicki hennie
    16/10/2014 / 4:26 pm

    I love the the mist ones

  77. Janice Mackin
    18/10/2014 / 11:54 am

    I love the Nordic Boots!

  78. Nia Wyn Dunn
    18/10/2014 / 8:58 pm

    The Pixie Boots!

  79. Sheila Reeves
    18/10/2014 / 11:41 pm

    Winsome shoes look good

  80. donna clinton
    19/10/2014 / 11:55 am

    I would choose the Nordic boots

  81. Farhana
    19/10/2014 / 2:52 pm

    I’d go for the Nordic Boots

  82. sharon mead
    19/10/2014 / 5:06 pm

    love Hotter! Whisper boots next on my list

  83. Harriet
    20/10/2014 / 2:02 am

    Nordic Boots look great

  84. Amanda Beamish
    22/10/2014 / 10:39 am

    I like the carmen boots

  85. LYNNE COLLINS
    22/10/2014 / 3:44 pm

    ‘Mist Shoes’ lovely & comfy for my awfully Wide feet

  86. sarah stevens
    23/10/2014 / 2:28 pm

    the Carmen Boots

  87. Michaela Turner
    24/10/2014 / 8:15 am

    The Fearne shoes, love them

  88. Jayne T
    24/10/2014 / 10:42 am

    The lovely Mist Shoes.

  89. liz ferguson
    24/10/2014 / 5:26 pm

    pixie boots

  90. Zoe Roxby
    24/10/2014 / 10:03 pm

    Nordic Boots

  91. MANDY DOHERTY
    25/10/2014 / 11:31 am

    The Frost Boots

  92. Mark Palmer
    25/10/2014 / 2:31 pm

    Nordic boots

  93. Wendy Tyler
    25/10/2014 / 2:41 pm

    I like Shake Shoes as they are so comfortable and versatile

  94. Cat (Yellow Days)
    25/10/2014 / 4:52 pm

    I like the sadie boots

  95. dorothy cavender
    26/10/2014 / 2:24 am

    I would go for the Nordic boots-they look great

  96. Sue McCarthy
    26/10/2014 / 8:27 am

    I like the Moonstone boots

  97. Sue Wickins
    26/10/2014 / 2:17 pm

    The Nordic boots

  98. angy pangy
    26/10/2014 / 8:59 pm

    Nordic boots

  99. katie skeoch
    26/10/2014 / 10:50 pm

    The Carmen boots would go well and would be great for walking in the colder weather

  100. Lauren Old
    27/10/2014 / 7:58 am

    I like the Carmen boots

  101. Deborah B
    27/10/2014 / 8:32 am

    like the helium shoes

  102. Craig Havery
    27/10/2014 / 11:13 am

    helium shoes

  103. Sharon L Johnson
    27/10/2014 / 5:08 pm

    defo the frost boots, just love em x

  104. donna l jones
    27/10/2014 / 7:22 pm

    Nordic Boots!

  105. rachel richardson
    27/10/2014 / 7:53 pm

    Loving the carmen boots!

  106. 28/10/2014 / 3:36 am

    Think the Nordic Boots would match it nicely

  107. sam henderson
    28/10/2014 / 7:21 am

    nordic ones are just fab.

  108. sam henderson
    28/10/2014 / 7:21 am

    nordic ones are just fine

  109. Katherine Coldicott
    28/10/2014 / 11:40 am

    Whisper Boots

  110. Leesa Dunn
    28/10/2014 / 1:37 pm

    I would choose the Nigella boots

  111. Jenny Harper
    28/10/2014 / 3:08 pm

    I love the Justina boots

  112. Penelope S
    28/10/2014 / 4:49 pm

    Their Whisper boots look good to me

  113. Kat Glynn
    28/10/2014 / 5:39 pm

    I love the Sadie boots x

  114. Filipa
    28/10/2014 / 5:58 pm

    The Carmen Boots in Black to match the bag 🙂

  115. jude dysart
    28/10/2014 / 6:58 pm

    Carmen boots.

  116. Helen Garner
    28/10/2014 / 7:05 pm

    I would choose the Donna heels

  117. DOLLY A
    28/10/2014 / 9:17 pm

    Donna Heels

  118. Penny Ford
    28/10/2014 / 9:18 pm

    MOONSTONE BOOTS

  119. Tracey Quinn
    28/10/2014 / 9:26 pm

    The Whisper boots x

  120. rachael jones
    28/10/2014 / 9:29 pm

    Sadie boots

  121. Chantal
    28/10/2014 / 9:35 pm

    I’d go for the Mystery boots 🙂

  122. Tracy Alder-Ashwin
    28/10/2014 / 10:16 pm

    The Sadie boots

  123. Miriam Said
    29/10/2014 / 12:05 am

    The Casey shoes or the Cannes Boots, both in black.

  124. Amanda Longman
    29/10/2014 / 8:37 am

    Summit Boots

  125. Kerry Lethbridge
    29/10/2014 / 9:15 am

    I can’t do completely flat so the lomand boots would be amazing

  126. Tania Atfield
    29/10/2014 / 9:36 am

    Genie shoes look perfect for walks

  127. Sarah mcRae
    29/10/2014 / 10:18 am

    The Sadie boots

  128. jessica newman
    29/10/2014 / 10:30 am

    te sadie boots are fab

  129. julie munro
    29/10/2014 / 10:57 am

    i like the carmen boots

  130. kirsty cooper
    29/10/2014 / 11:34 am

    I love the ramble shoes!

  131. carol boffey
    29/10/2014 / 12:37 pm

    donna heels

  132. sarah rees
    29/10/2014 / 12:48 pm

    Carmen boots

  133. Zoe Trelfa-porter
    29/10/2014 / 12:49 pm

    The moonstone boots

  134. Diana
    29/10/2014 / 1:16 pm

    I like the Sadie boots 🙂

  135. Sammie Martin
    29/10/2014 / 1:28 pm

    I would choose the Mist Shoes to go with the red bag

  136. Julie Ward
    29/10/2014 / 1:35 pm

    Shearsby shoes

  137. Bernadette Willis
    29/10/2014 / 1:41 pm

    their Whisper boots

  138. Robby Price
    29/10/2014 / 1:47 pm

    The Carmen Boots in Black

  139. 29/10/2014 / 2:34 pm

    The Carmen boots in black are lovely!

  140. jen jackson
    29/10/2014 / 3:43 pm

    carmen boots

  141. LEE HARDY
    29/10/2014 / 3:56 pm

    Carmen boots for the wife.

  142. olivia Kirby
    29/10/2014 / 4:05 pm

    the Appledore shoes are cute

  143. Susan Jackson
    29/10/2014 / 4:23 pm

    The Appledore shoes

  144. Stephen Little
    29/10/2014 / 5:25 pm

    Sadie boots

  145. Allan Fullarton
    29/10/2014 / 5:36 pm

    Carmen boots

  146. 29/10/2014 / 5:58 pm

    Love the Whisper boots

  147. Laura P
    29/10/2014 / 6:20 pm

    It’s a close call but I think the Danielle boots just clinched it!

  148. Serena La Pietra
    29/10/2014 / 6:40 pm

    Eliza in snake skin. xx

  149. Claire D
    29/10/2014 / 7:00 pm

    Donna Heels for me

  150. Sheri Darby
    29/10/2014 / 7:08 pm

    The Star shoes

  151. lia sturman
    29/10/2014 / 7:13 pm

    MOONSTONE BOOTS

  152. Chris Fletcher
    29/10/2014 / 7:34 pm

    The Carmen Boots would be a good match

  153. Jane Middleton
    29/10/2014 / 7:45 pm

    Jazz Shoes look classic, elegant and comfortable

  154. Angela Wilcox
    29/10/2014 / 8:04 pm

    I love the mystery boots

  155. Sophie
    29/10/2014 / 8:16 pm

    The Carmen Boots look lovely and warm with a beautiful style. Love them!

  156. tim taylor
    29/10/2014 / 8:33 pm

    the Carmen Boots

  157. Debbie Preston
    29/10/2014 / 8:47 pm

    The Mist shoes

  158. kelly
    29/10/2014 / 9:15 pm

    Black! 😉

  159. Vikki D
    29/10/2014 / 9:43 pm

    The mist shoes look lovely

  160. Naomi Buchan
    29/10/2014 / 9:47 pm

    I love the Justina Boots xxx

  161. Karen R
    29/10/2014 / 9:47 pm

    I do like the Bethany Shoes 🙂

  162. Irene Gilmour
    29/10/2014 / 9:49 pm

    Carmen Boots

  163. Rebecca H
    29/10/2014 / 10:29 pm

    I love the Justina boots1

  164. sarah
    29/10/2014 / 10:33 pm

    Carmen Boots in black

  165. Sarah Ballantyne
    29/10/2014 / 10:46 pm

    I love the Carmen boots – very stylish but really cosy

  166. shirley mackay
    30/10/2014 / 1:19 am

    moonstone boots

  167. lisa86x
    30/10/2014 / 1:26 am

    I love the bags

  168. elaine stokes
    30/10/2014 / 8:12 am

    The Carmen boots look perfect

  169. Amanda Norwood
    30/10/2014 / 9:16 am

    Love the Carmen boots!

  170. 30/10/2014 / 9:27 am

    It’s got to be the Carmen Boots, they’re beautiful!

  171. Emer Fogarty
    30/10/2014 / 9:27 am

    The mist shoes in black or sangria.

  172. Gwyn Sharps
    30/10/2014 / 10:27 am

    So much choice, but I think it’d be the Carmen boots.

  173. Annamarie Riddiford
    30/10/2014 / 11:23 am

    the Carmen boots

  174. Michelle Wild
    30/10/2014 / 11:54 am

    Cirrus shoes.

  175. CAROLINE WATSON
    30/10/2014 / 12:57 pm

    CARMEN BOOTS LOOK GREAT

  176. chirag p
    30/10/2014 / 2:06 pm

    Carmen Boots

  177. Melanie
    30/10/2014 / 2:28 pm

    The black Carmen Boots

  178. Melanie
    30/10/2014 / 2:31 pm

    I love the black Carmen Boots

  179. Kay panayi
    30/10/2014 / 3:22 pm

    I love the Justine boots

  180. Jennifer Burnage
    30/10/2014 / 3:38 pm

    Carmen Boots

  181. Caroline Howard
    30/10/2014 / 4:44 pm

    The Justina boots

  182. Sami
    30/10/2014 / 5:10 pm

    The carmen boots!

  183. ella sky
    30/10/2014 / 8:04 pm

    Carmen boots

  184. susan moore
    30/10/2014 / 9:25 pm

    the Carmen boots

  185. Samantha Fenn
    30/10/2014 / 9:37 pm

    Hampshire boots in Taupe

  186. Susan Fraser
    30/10/2014 / 10:12 pm

    I love the Aubergine / Cherryberry Ramble Shoes,

  187. Laura Caraher
    30/10/2014 / 10:13 pm

    The Carmen Boots are fab 🙂

  188. felicity smith
    30/10/2014 / 10:37 pm

    the Carmen boots

  189. Natalie Crossan
    30/10/2014 / 10:39 pm

    I love the carmen boots x

  190. Sarah Mullen
    30/10/2014 / 10:40 pm

    Carmen boots

  191. Brenda Wilkes
    30/10/2014 / 10:42 pm

    Loved the Shout shoes

  192. Alisa Moore
    30/10/2014 / 11:25 pm

    Carmen boots

  193. Sarah Davies
    30/10/2014 / 11:42 pm

    I love the Donna shoes

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