The Hotter Shoes Review

hotter shoes review

I’ve known about Hotter shoes and their amazing design and comfort for a while, so was intrigued to be asked to check out the local flagship Hotter store in Nottingham and run a Hotter shoes review. If, like me, your view of Hotter is one of traditional design and a classic shoe then you may be surprised at what I found out when I visited.

It’s true that Hotter shoes have been pleasing the older customer for many years now with their exquisite comfort and practical design but they’ve listened to their customers’ feedback and have realised that they would like to see the Hotter shoe design applied to many other styles of shoe that can be worn for many different occasions.  And that’s what they’ve done. I can safely say Hotter shoes can be stylish and funky, as well as oozing comfort and practicality. Just take a look at the shoes below, and the ones above which could be worn for work, or a more stylish occasion perhaps such as dinner or a wedding.

hotter shoes review


The Hotter Shoes Review

I visited the Nottingham Hotter Shoes store on a drizzly morning mid-week and was welcomed in and shown around the range. It soon became apparent that the store was getting busy, very busy in fact and the staff needed to spend time serving their customers. So this was a great opportunity to spend my time trying on and experimenting with the different styles available. It seemed only right to try on lots of different styles and experience the hotter shoes comfort for myself.

hotter shoes review

hotter shoes review

hotter shoes review

I loved the ballet pumps and pink flat shoes, fabulous for walking in and I was very taken with the patent Somerley, the lace up brogue which are bang on trend, but didn’t quite look right on my skinny ankle!

hotter shoes review

The Comfort Factor:

I have to say walking in a pair of hotter shoes is like walking on air. Soft, bouncy and warm, these shoes are divine! Soles are made from thousands of tiny molecules and air bubbles which go into the base of every shoe to make them super soft. The leather is grade 1 leather that bends and moulds with your foot, and if in a heel, you’ll notice the pyramid build which means you hit the floor with less force. Now I know I haven’t given you nearly as much technical information here as the staff in the shop will be able to give you; they really were incredibly knowledgeable, but believe me when I say these are some of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I’ve worn, ever.

My Hotter Shoes Review Choice:

So which did I go for in the end? Well I chose these little beauties: Riviera Heels in Blue Suede.

hotter shoes review

They are incredibly warm, bouncy and extremely lightweight. I’ve worn them several times now, a few times with dresses and again with wide leg jeans for the school run. They are incredibly versatile and I love them! They’re the kind of shoe where you don’t even realise you’re wearing a heel. I’m very pleased with them. Riviera Heels sells for £80 which is a good price to pay for such comfort and quality; these shoes aren’t going to fall apart anytime soon that’s for sure.

So have I convinced you that Hotter Shoes aren’t just for the older generation? Would you be interested in a stylish yet comfortable shoe for work, or for an evening out or even for your winter boots this season? If you’re looking for just that, then I would highly recommend giving them a go. You can see the full range, including the new Winter season styles at the Hotter Shoes website.

I would like to thank the staff and Tracy the Manager, from the Nottingham Hotter Shoes store for welcoming me so warmly and showcasing their knowledge and their shoe range in such a professional way.

Disclosure: I was given a complimentary pair of Hotter shoes for the purposes of this review. The opinions and comments are genuine and honest.


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  1. September 30, 2013 / 9:24 am

    Whoo comfy shoes, love most of the designs and colours. Great choices I like ballet style and the ones you picked 🙂

  2. May 28, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    Lovely review of those shoes. They look extremely comfortable!

  3. November 20, 2015 / 6:56 pm

    I got myself a pair of riviera heels myself. They look awesome and are not to grueling on my feet :=)

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