Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Hotter Shoes Review and Giveaway


Right off I will tell you that I though Hotter shoes were for older women. I mean anyone who sells shoes based on comfort being priority has to be for oldies right? Ladies and Gentlemen you have to dispell the myth, shoes can be lush and comfy at the same time! Hotter are a brilliant brand and I found my recent trip to an event in their Newcastle store really eye opening.

Its kinda brave to let this many Bloggers loose in a shoe shop!!!

The store is all natural tones, comfy chairs, all built at the perfect height to try on shoes, its full of lovely displays. The staff are well trained in helping find the best and right shoe for you and they are really knowledgeable, I've got to tell you the helpfulness even extended to someone fastening my shoes for me! I was somewhat taken aback but I could totes get used to that kind of service.

The shop is stocked with something for every occasion, dressy shoes, wedges, flats, sports, walking and even the traditional and original hotter shoe! 

Before we went along I had been stalking the website (as you do) and  I couldn't decide if I should go for flats or high. I  had my eye on these lovely platforms



and these comfy looking sandals






after much deliberation and the trying of many many shoes ....

Many shoes being tried on by sofa stories' Suzanne


I finally went for these..









And for my birthday (which is in FOUR DAYS if you are reading this dear husband) I'm hoping to find this lovely ranger bag to match in my pile of presents (by pile I mean one pahahah)

and maybe even these sandals too...




Right then, on to my shoes, which I have worn every single night on our recent holiday, so I'm a fan of wedges anyway as I find them easier to walk in than heels, but these babies are so amazing! first of all they don't clump! Do you know when you get a heavy wedge and you sound like you are stomping around? Well these make hardly any noise at all, they are practically made of air (well full of it anyway) they are really light and they have a rubber sole so its like walking on a foam shoe, but far more stylish.

And the perfect mam seal of approval? I can run in them! I know right? So when Termite decided she wanted to escape I just legged it after her and it was like wearing trainers (I'm writing this with my 'I kid you not its really true you have to try it' face on)

After we had chosen our shoes we were introduced to the brand and I found out some fab stuff, heres a history of the brand first of all
1959 Thomas and Harriet Houlgrave set up a slipper making business
1990s Second generation Stewart Houlgrave takes over the business
1996 Launch of mail order
1999 Purpose built call centre opened
2002 1st retail store opens in Southport, UK
2003 £6m investment in new factory in North West England
2004 Introduction of www.hotter.com
2007 Further £1m investment in robotic production lines
2009 Re-launch of UK website
2010 Launch of first national TV advertising campaign and Hotter USA 2011
25th Hotter store opens
2013 50th Hotter store opens in Milton Keynes, UK
2014 We launch into Germany with a dedicated website and catalogue
2015 We win a Queen’s Award For Enterprise and are named UK Manufacturer Of The Year!

Hotter now have more than 75 stores nationwide 

And the reason they are so amazing ?

'Hotter shoes are lighter than you’ll believe – with air bubble filled soles. Super soft leathers are breathable, pliable and simply an indulgent treat for toes. Flexible soles include special grooves that yield and support your feet as you walk and pillows of cushioning create a slipper like feeling underfoot. That’s the #comfortconcept! Seamless. Ageless. Appealing to every sense. Hotter designers create shoes that are made specifically for British feet, on British lasts. Every pair is tested to ensure the perfect fit'

I cant wait to get my hands on some of their boots for autumn (as if we are even going to get a summer eh?) and I'm super pleased to tell you the lovely Hotter team have offered me a fabulous prize for one of you lucky lot... a handbag of your choice (stock permitting) simply fill in the rafflecopter below.

You can connect with Hotter on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

64 comments:

  1. i do love this bag :) http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-shoulder-bags/estelle-purse

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  2. This is my fave!! love a good slouchy bag! http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-shoulder-bags/elise-purse

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  3. I really like the Benidicta bag! :)

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  4. I wore my new hotter heels for the first time weekend and I was nervous - first time I've work heels in around 10 years. OMG they lasted all night and everyone was super jealous of them. I could even manage a boogie in them :D

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    1. I LOVE the Tilbury Bag In The Coral Colour: http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-shoulder-bags/tilbury-purse

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  5. i like this thankyou http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-shoulder-bags/amber-purse

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  6. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-sale/benidicta-bag perfect for my hols

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  7. I love this one http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-sale/benidicta-bag

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  8. my Wife would love this one - http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-handbags/verity-purse

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  9. I love the Elsie Bag - http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-cross-body-bags/elsie-purse

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  10. I love Hotter! I love the Nova bag... couldn't pick a colour though between aqua and dusky pink!

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  11. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/viewallaccessorieswomens/elsie-purse this is my favourite - its gorgeous!

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  12. This one is my favorite: http://www.hotter.com/us/en/Accessories/accessories-purses/amber-purse

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  13. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-shoulder-bags/verity-purse

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  14. I like this one:
    http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-handbags/harbour-purse

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  15. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-handbags/elsie-purse

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  16. love! http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-sale/benidicta-bag

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  17. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-handbags/verity-purse-uksl

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  18. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/viewallaccessorieswomens/marine-purse

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  19. I love this one
    http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-occasion-bags/prudence-purse-uksl

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  20. I can`t make my mind up between the Harbour Bag http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-shoulder-bags/harbour-purse
    and the Ranger Bag http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-sale/ranger-purse

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  21. ♥️ This one http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-cross-body-bags/asher-purse

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  22. I <3 this one: http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-occasion-bags/prudence-purse

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  23. This one is lovely http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-cross-body-bags/asher-purse

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  24. I like this one:
    http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-occasion-bags/prudence-purse-uksl

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  25. This handbag is lovely. Thank you so much for the chance http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-handbags/erin-purse

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  26. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-occasion-bags/prudence-purse We like this one best closely followed by the Carolina

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  27. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-shoulder-bags/cindi-purse

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  28. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/womens/womens-new-this-season/ella-purse

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  29. Elizabeth Hinds13 July 2016 at 20:53

    I love this one :) http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-shoulder-bags/harbour-purse

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  30. Can't deiced, too many nice things!

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  31. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-handbags/harbour-purse

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  32. I think I'd pick the Ranger Bag but some other have caught my eye.

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  33. I love the Elsie Purse Bag...ultra soft, ultra stylish - in my favourite black leather and really practical too. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-handbags/elsie-purse

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  34. I adore the Prudence bag :)
    http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-occasion-bags/prudence-purse

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  35. Love the Carolina http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-handbags/carolina-purse

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  36. My really favourite bag is this - http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/harbour-purse.
    Cool prize

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  37. I like the benidicta bag http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-sale/benidicta-bag

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  38. I love this bag!

    http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/womens/season-preview/hepburn-purse

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  39. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-cross-body-bags/ella-purse

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  40. Gosh, just tried to paste my tweet but accidently hit V :P
    https://twitter.com/nattycrossaint/status/755774713058787328

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  41. I love the Verity Bag - it is so girly and pretty http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/viewallaccessories/verity-purse-uksl

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  42. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-shoulder-bags/amber-purse

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  43. Loveee ♥ this bag http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/viewallaccessories/cherish-purse

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  44. Love this one. Pretty detail x http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-occasion-bags/prudence-purse-uksl

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  45. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/viewallaccessorieswomens/amber-purse

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  46. I like this bag http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/viewallaccessories/cherish-purse

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  47. I like the Bianca bag x

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  48. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/lucy-purse

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  49. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-handbags/elsie-purse

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  50. Love this multi pocket bag http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-handbags/elsie-purse

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  51. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/lucy-purse

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  52. I'd go for the martha bag in soft blue

    http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/viewallaccessories/marthe-purse

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  53. http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/amber-purse This one

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  54. Love the amber bag
    http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-handbags/amber-purse

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  55. Love the Elsie Bag http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-handbags/elsie-purse

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  56. Harbour Bag http://www.hotter.com/gb/en/Accessories/accessories-handbags/harbour-purse

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  57. I love this one http://www.hotter.com/us/en/Accessories/accessories-purses/amber-purse

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