I was recently lucky enough to get my grubby mitts on a fabulous new pair of winter boots, but not just any old boots, a Hotter Shoes pair. In fact I was actually given the choice of what I would like to try.
I had a good old look on their Hotter website were there are loads of different styles on offer, not just shoes but with winter coming lovely winter boots too. Hotter Shoes offer ‘The Comfort Concept’ that ranges from the cushioning, the super soft leather and flexi grooved soles so they are non slip.
Ok I will admit that some of their designs are probably for the more ‘mature’ audience however DO NOT LET THAT PUT YOU OFF!!
On closer inspection they have some beautiful classy on trend pumps, heels, ankle boots and full length boots- all offering the same cushioning and support as their more ‘sensible’ designs.
I chose the Mystery boot to try. For me I struggle to wear any sort of heels as I suffer with severe muscular pain in my ankles due to my M.E/CFS, so for me the idea of the cushioning in the soles/heel was a huge draw.
They came well packaged and protected and I couldn’t wait to try them on. Now I don’t want to shatter your illusions but I do not have ‘the’ model figure and although my thighs are on the thunderous side I actually have ‘little chicken legs’ below the knee. So inevitably this happened when I tried the boots on……..
However, as many of you know I’m a bit of a knitaholic, so I quickly knitted up a lovely pair of ‘boot toppers’ to fill the gap!!! Yes knitted boot toppers……………..do not knock before you try people. Then this is what they became…………..
To be honest I think I prefer them with the toppers anyway. But that aside I have to say the cushioning in the heel is no lie, amazingly it feels as though your feet just sink into them.
Now I haven’t had a great deal of time weather wise to wear them yet but on the several occasions I have got to wear them I have had them on my feet ALL DAY!! They were comfortable, cushioned and warm, and the leather itself is soft. I do think as my ankle pain worsens over the winter ( as it always does) these boots will help with both the built in cushioning and the soft sole that is also non slip.
On chatting to a friend about them she confessed that she has actually been buying Hotter Shoes for a long time and in fact the pair she had on looked like a pair of flats on first glance but was actually a lovely wedged pump shoe!
Since getting my boots I have taken a longer and more detailed look through their website and brochure and found several pairs of ranging from a beautiful pair of pumps that would look great with thick tights and skirt and some ankle boots that would look fab with my jeans. If they are all as comfy as the boots I was sent then I will be ordering soon.
DISCLOSURE- the boots were sent free of charge for review purposes, however all words and thoughts are my own