A couple of weeks ago I was invited to Hotter Bury to have a good old nose at their latest styles, specifically their range of Hotter sandals. It’s been three years since I was first introduced to the brand so I was keen to return and see what they’ve got on offer this summer!
Now I must admit that last time I visited the guys at Hotter I struggled a bit with my large wide feet and even with the wider fits my choices were limited so when I had a quick browse of the Hotter website prior to the event and fell in love with the Sun Sandals I didn’t really hold out much hope that they would fit – especially as this particular style doesn’t currently come in a wide fit.
The girls at Hotter are keen to emphasise that you really should try a range of styles on, not just for a choice of fit but also because shoes can look so different on your feet to the way they look on the shelf. Never is this more true than in a Hotter store. At first glance I could see lots of shoes my Grandma would have probably liked, but once you dig a bit deeper there’s some real gems to be had.
Of course I made a beeline straight for the Sun Sandals that I’d had my eye on at home but also grabbed a few other pairs to try on as well. What I found really interesting was how different shoes looked on other people’s feet – for example this pair of gold sandals looked gorgeous on Jenny but really didn’t suit my feet at all.
I also tried the Tourist Sandals and could happily have walked out of the store with them – they fit beautifully (despite being a standard fit) and were really comfortable. Two of the Hotter girls were in fact wearing these in store and I think my Mum would love them too. Had I not already had my heart set on the Sun Sandal I think these would have been the ones.
But . . . I was all the heart eyes for the Sun Sandal and luck was on my side! Despite having been on my feet all day teaching, they still fit! I basically had my “Hotter Moment” right there and then and did a little dance around the store.
Just look at them! How gorgeous are they? They are so insanely comfortable thanks to the air bubbles packed into the sole, the micro-fibre insole and the hidden elastic adjustment under the buckle. My usual sandals are
pretty very flat and whilst they are really stylish I do know about it if I’ve been wearing them too much – my arches give in and my heels get very dry and cracked. This just isn’t going to happen with my new Hotter sandals. They fit perfectly to my feet, there’s no flopping about or gripping with my toes just to keep them on my feet.
The tan works well with both black and navy which are the staples of my wardrobe but I must admit I do really like the Truffle colour way too! I’ve worn my new Hotter sandals twice now – once for a night out in Leeds and once for a full day of shopping in the Trafford Centre. I wouldn’t normally dream of wearing a brand new pair of shoes shopping but honestly I might as well have worn my slippers they were so comfortable.
I love that I can wear them day or night – with pretty much anything in my wardrobe and I’ve already had several compliments on them! You know I’m going to be wearing these to death this summer.
*I was invited to Hotter Bury to choose a pair of Hotter sandals free of charge for the purposes of review. All thoughts and opinions remain my own*