Thursday, 3 July 2014

Hotter Shoes Blogging Event Cardiff

Recently I was invited to a blogging event run by Hotter Shoes. Hotter Shoes was set up in 1959 and originally designed and sold slippers.... until they had their 'Eureka' moment, they would design shoes with style and comfort combined. Their passion for the business, great customer care and quality footwear has seen their brand go from strength to strength, so I was excited when I visited their Cardiff branch recently.




I was welcomed by Mel the lovely PR lady and treated to some refreshments as we chatted about the brand. Before long we were joined by some of South Wales gorgeous bloggers such as Lorraine from Squeaky Baby blog, and Su from Soosie Wales.

Hotter Shoes unique selling point is their "Comfort Concept" -  shoes that are lightweight in design with breathable leathers and liners, great flexibility and softly cushioned soles full of millions of air bubbles. Many of their shoes also have no internal seams which greatly adds to the 'slipper' effect.

Some facts about Hotter Shoes I didn't know

They are a family company.
They are the biggest shoe company in the UK.
They are authorised to use Gortex in their walking shoes and boots.
Their standard fit is a D to an E fitting but they even go up to an EEE.
They have a UK call centre for customer care.
They have a 100 % happy guarantee

These are some of my top picks below, let me know what you think of the designs.



pretty plimsolls

Hotter are keen to appeal to a younger market than they have previously and you can see this in some of their fashion led designs, like the floral plimsolls above. I can see these being worn by uni students or festival goers as well as trendy mums who love comfort.


super soft shoes

These beautiful shoes would add a touch of class to a summer outfit worn at a wedding, a day at the races or a garden party. How gorgeous is the floral liner on the shoes to the left?


wonderful wedges

I would wear these fabulous wedges out for dinner, and I can see they would be popular for workwear, combining classic style with comfort.


Dawn Shoes £65

I was allowed to pick a pair of shoes to take home, but as you can see it was a very difficult decision as I was spoilt for choice! So what design did I choose in the end?  I picked a pair of navy denim effect wedges with an adjustable strap. It is difficult to find navy wedges and these were super comfortable and easy to wear with jeans or a summer dress for a smarter look. The cushioned sole made it feel like I was walking on air and the rattan look was a modern touch.

At the moment Hotter Shoes have a SALE on so it is a great time to buy. You can find Hotter Shoes on Facebook and Twitter, and following them is a great way to find out about new designs, special offers and sales. Also many thanks to The Boy And Me who organised the outing, it was lovely to meet you too!

* I was given a pair of Hotter Shoes for an honest review

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33 comments

  1. Shoes for me has to be about comfort - as well as style....! Some really love shoes here, never tried Hotter shoes before, but have now read about them a few times, so going to have to check them out

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    1. That is what they do so well comfort and style combined :)

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  2. I would think they were old fashioned shoes, but some of these are really nice. Glad you had a fun time x

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    1. Yes some of the designs are cute and very modern.

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  3. Hotter shoes have a come a long way from the Granny styles (that my mum still wears!) of the past. We have a new shop here in Ipswich and I was really impressed.

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  4. Should I admit to thinking Hotter shoes were only for the older generation. I've been proved wrong.

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    1. I think they have something for all ages now.

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  5. I saw these on IG. I had a good look at their website and i'm impressed, comfort and style = perfect.

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    1. Exactly you have summed the company up well :)

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  6. I adore hotter shoes. Once you get past the older styles. They are the comfiest shoes I have ever worn

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    1. They certainly felt very comfortable to me.

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  7. I love those shoes with the floral lining, they remind me of Mary Poppins' shoes!

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  8. I have some of their floral pumps and they are very comfy. Love those spotty ones.

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  9. I always thought of Hotter she's to be more for older people, sorry, but there are a few styles which I like so I was wrong x

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    1. I think they have much more modern styles than most people realise.

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  10. I've never heard of Hotter shoes, but they look pretty nice!

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    1. There are some cute designs I must admit.

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  11. I haven't heard of them before but they look great.

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    1. Certainly worth popping into you local store. Check out the store locator on their website.

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  12. I didn't realise they made such pretty shoes, I definitely want to try a pair now!

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    1. They are so comfy, you will not be disappointed.

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  13. These always look so comfy, nice and padded and soft on the old painful feet. x

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  14. These look really good - I've heard about Hotter Shoes but never looked at their designs before. I have such trouble finding good fitting shoes - off to have a look now!

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    1. Their staff are well trained in customer service and fitting. Let me know how you get on!

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  15. They have such a good rep, I really need to take a closer look at them x

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  16. Gosh, this just makes me think I really need to go shopping for a new pair of shoes! The plimsolls are lovely.

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