There’s a major bonus to working from home … you can wear your slippers to work! Now you can picture just how glamorous I am, can’t you? Seriously though, I have noticed a massive change in my feet since I left office work and stayed in my kitchen. I used to be a heels girl, spending 8 hours a day on my feet delivering training courses. I just can’t do it now – in fact, I’m to be heard grumbling if I even have to place my trotters in outdoor wear.
I do like to be able to walk to school for the afternoon pick up from time to time though, which makes it difficult to decide which shoes to wear. I’m prone to blisters and stingy balls (not entirely sure that’s the technically correct term but you know what I mean – when you feel like the base of your feet are on fire?)
When I was invited to Hotter shoes in Bury a couple of weeks ago, I jumped at the chance to finally get the feet sorted (Figuratively you understand! My slippers would fall off if I actually jumped). I’d heard of the ‘Hotter moment’ but was sceptical whether there was such a thing. What is supposed to happen is, you try the shoes on, you stand up to do the gangly walk around the shop and you have an ‘Aah’ moment when you realise how comfortable the shoes are. Hotter say that they started life making slippers – they pride themselves now on making shoes that are as comfortable as slippers.
Well, did it happen? Yes it did! We had been shown a brief video and presentation about how Hotter shoes came to be and the success of the business so far, then we were offered the chance to mooch around the store and choose a pair of shoes to our liking.
Nope, I don’t think you quite got how awesome that was! We could choose whichever shoes we liked! Now judging from some of the footage of the olden days of Hotter, I’m thinking I would have struggled to find a pair I liked – I could have easily chosen half a dozen different shoes at the moment. There are heels, sling backs, sensible walking shoes, trendy shoes, canvas shoes, exercise shoes and even trendy men’s footwear. And that’s before I get onto the bags and purses!
I opted for a pair of suede nude heels – I can wear them for meetings, WI events, meals out and even the odd trip to the pub that we keep promising ourselves we’ll have. I wanted to do the ultimate test though and do the walk to school! I’m happy to confirm they give the ultimate squishy Hotter moment (Its not compulsory to give an involuntary ‘Aah’ but you just might do) and even better, NO STINGY FEET!
The ladies at Hotter (there were no men there) pride themselves on giving an individual service – They do not go solely off what size you normally are – there are wide fittings, go up to size 9 and have half size fittings and certain styles will fit different foot shapes – Your feet are in their hands!
What you might not know about Hotter:
- They are the Uk’s biggest shoe manufacturer.
- They produce a pair of shoes every 20 seconds.
- In just 4 years, they have gone from 5 stores to currently 67 stores!
I’m pleased to announce that Hotter have offered a £20 voucher to the lucky winner of a Hotter giveaway on Casa Costello. To be in with a chance of winning, you just have to follow the simple Rafflecopter instructions below. Entries will close on the 5th August at 00.00. Please see Terms & Conditions on the Rafflecopter.
Disclosure: I was invited to Hotter and offered a pair of shoes. I was given free reign about what to write and all opinions are honest and my own!
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