I am a long time fan of Hotter Shoes. In fact, I wear them practically every day. They are one of the few shoe brands I have ever found truly offering comfort and durability in one shoe. They are ideal for the school run, long shopping trips and everything in-between and I wouldn’t be without them.
I’ve been lucky enough to receive a pair of Hotter’s lovely leopard print Raven shoes fresh from their new autumn and winter collection, which come in a black, tan and Urban Grey leopard. Mine are the black/leopard ones. and I can see that they will be an autumn staple.
Hotter Shoes’ Raven is a casual style shoe that combines a soft suede upper with easily adjustable laces and has the comforting Hotter deep padding which cocoons your feet and lets you walk miles without having to worry about blisters – right from the first moment you put them on. (Who has time to ‘wear shoes in’ these days?)
The sock and lining are all leather and the insole is removable – although why you’d want to I’m not sure.
The sole is made from polyurethane which gives what I like to think of as the Hotter bounce and there are half sizes all the way up to 8. There is a size 9 and I think an 8.5 is a slight omission but it’s nice to see that there’s an 8.
Most ranges offer an 8 these days, of course, but it wasn’t always so and the styles available used to be frumpy. Hotter has got this right from the off which is another reason I like them.
Delivery is free over £25 and returns are free if you’re in the UK. You can also return your shoes to the nearest Hotter store. There seems to be an increase in retailers who will only pay for returns if products are faulty. Not on in my book but no such problem here.
Raven retails at £75 and Hotter regularly offers discounts and special deals on its shoes. I’ve got my eye on Viviene too (another leopard print style with a heel and an ankle strap). Take a look at the new range.
All Hotter shoes are manufactured here in the UK in their Lancashire factory. In these dubious BREXIT times, I’m all too happy to support our own industries.
If you want a stylish shoe that is as comfy as a slipper that will even let you walk around London all day without a trip into Boots for a plaster, these are the ones for you.