Winter Walks with Hotter Boots

I suffer from a fairly common affliction amongst women . . . the dreaded chunky calf. I’ve always had quite a shapely lower leg but my calves are solid shall we say? I’ve always blamed it on wearing high heels when I was younger but I’m not sure if that’s really the case. Either way it does make make buying boots tricky. The only knee high boots I’ve ever owned were a stretchy pull on fabric and wellies never quite fit properly leaving them slightly ruched around my ankles which aside from looking unsightly also means they have a tendency to rub. Unsurprisingly I don’t really bother shopping for anything other than ankle boots now. When I spotted the knee length Belle boots on the Hotter website which come in not just a standard fit but also a wider leg too, I didn’t dare hope that they might actually fit me.

When my Hotter boots arrived, I tentatively tried them on, first of all being pleased that they fit my foot but not really expecting them to zip up comfortably.  I might have shrieked in delight when not only did the boots zip up easily but they fit beautifully – they hugged my calves without being too tight, the boots fit right up towards my knee – no crumpling at the ankle, no slipping or gaping.  Just beautifully fitting knee high boots.

Hotter Belle Boots - wide calf fitting

knee high Hotter boots for chunky calves

Now, to push my luck, the very first time I wore my Hotter boots I wore them for a proper day out – no wearing them in around the house or testing them out on the school run first.  I treated them with a protective spray after some helpful advice from someone on twitter and then headed out to a National Trust property for the day with my friend Donna.

Hotter boots in width fittings - Belle Boots

I felt smart and stylish but appropriately dressed for our day out – my feet were warm and comfortable and in fact the boots felt like I’d been wearing them for months, there was no rubbing or stiffness to deal with.

I’ve been wearing my Hotter Belle boots for a couple of months now and I still love them.  There’s a little creasing on the toe which has made them look a little scruffy but otherwise they look as good as new.

If you’re looking for boots to fit a wider calf, definitely check out Hotter and let me know how you get on!  (My cousin has already bought the Belle boots in black after seeing mine!)

*Disclaimer – I was sent a pair of Hotter boots free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions remain my own. Post contains affiliate links.*

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  1. January 18, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    Oh these look so cute! I was wondering why my Next boots were leaking so bad until I got home and realised the sole was coming away – time for a new pair and these look great!

  2. January 19, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    I have these boots too and love them!! I even more them to a concert this week and can confirm they were perfect for dancing too!

  3. January 19, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    They look fab! I’ve got some Hotter ankle boots and they are the comfiest things ever 🙂

  4. January 23, 2018 / 8:20 am

    These look fab! I will have to check out the Hotter range of boots, I need some thing that is a bit more formal than my DMs and walking boots! I love the colour of your Belle Boots. #triedtested

  5. January 23, 2018 / 9:40 am

    I love the look of this, I think I’d keep them for best though as I’d ruin them on the farm! #TriedTested

  6. January 23, 2018 / 10:50 am

    I agree these boots are great. I have them in black and a couple of years in they are still looking good, In fact, you’ve inspired me to put them on today #TriedTested

  7. January 23, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    My Mum is a huge fan of Hotter. These boots look really stylish :o)


  8. Hannah | Make, Do & Push
    January 23, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    Ooh these are gorgeous 🙂 We have a Hotter Shoes in Beverley, but I’ve never been in! I think I’ll be having a little visit next week xx

    • Colette
      January 23, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      You must make sure you try things on as their shoes look SO different on x

  9. January 23, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    I absolutely love Hotter boots, they are always so comfortable.

  10. Helen at Casa Costello
    January 25, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    Ooh they look fab. You do not suffer from chunky calves – you have the most delightful calves that do a brilliant job of keeping you vertical! I adored my Hotter boots and was so sad when I had to say goodbye. I’d worn them that much they practically walked to the bin themselves!

  11. January 28, 2018 / 10:36 am

    Love all things Hotter and wide calf fittings are a dream #TriedandTested

  12. Carol Cameleon
    January 30, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    I can imagine how frustrating it must be but how amazing it must be to find a comfy boot!

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