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.
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.
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.
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.
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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