A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to Hotter Shoes blogger event in Bromley. I’d heard good things about Hotter, plus I love shoes but I have difficult feet to keep happy, especially following two pregnancies. I was doubly excited when the email mentioned food, drink and a free pair of shoes. Three of my favourite things.
I messaged Fran of Whinge Whinge Wine to see if she was going as she’s local too, she was so we arranged to meet at Bromley South station. It didn’t quite go to plan, you can read Fran’s tale of woe here. It involves a late bus, missed train, me waiting at the station while some plonker is trespassing on the tracks and police are screaming around and all the while she was stuck on a train and we were missing the event.
Eventually I headed up to the shop, not expecting to ever see Fran, she was still incarcerated on one of South Eastern’s finest. I was greeted with a glass of bubbly and brought up to speed. I’ll be honest, I’d never been in a Hotter shop before and I was pleasantly surprised. Although the emphasis is on comfort there were some pretty stylish shoes on display. Many have #comfortconcept features like “memorise” insoles, extra wide or even dual fitting but the best part for me is the cushioning and padding. Many would say I have enough of my own cushioning and padding, and they would be right but when it’s in your shoes, under the soles of your feet that makes a hell of a difference!
I wanted to wait to write my review after I’d had a chance to wear my chosen shoes. It wouldn’t feel right otherwise. I’d chosen these sandals and frankly hadn’t had a chance to wear them until recently due to the inclement weather. I really put them through their paces on the school run and then a trot to Sainsburys and back. About a 2 mile round trip at a guess. They were so comfortable, only one strap rubbed but with a bit of adjustment that was sorted. They have velcro adjustable straps across the toes. I know what you’re thinking “Velcro?! Are you 5 or 75?!” Honestly it’s so well hidden you’d never notice unless you were looking. I’ll certainly go back to Hotter because not only were the shoes comfortable and excellent quality but the staff were lovely and helpful too.
So, all’s well that ends well. I got some new sandals, Fran made it eventually and we went to the local pub for a well deserved bottle of Prosecco!
I recorded a video for Hotter at the event you can view me in all my technicolour glory here!
Hotter very generously gave me these shoes free of charge. Thank you!