New shoes from Hotter
I’m really excited about my new shoes from Hotter Shoes which arrived this week.
I didn’t used to get so excited about shoes, because my feet are broad across the toes and narrow at the heel with a high instep, so it was nigh on impossible to find shoes that fitted and were comfortable without resorting to boring black lace-ups. When I was pregnant my feet got even broader across the toes and it became even more difficult to find comfortable footwear. So I pleased and amazed to find that Hotter Shoes do some lovely and not at all frumpy styles in an extra wide fitting.
The first pair I bought, a couple of years ago, were the ‘Charleston’ style, in black. The photo below shows these shoes, which have been worn several times a week for two years but are still going strong.
This style works particularly well for me because there is sufficient width in the toes but the strap stops my narrow heel from sliding out of the shoe. The shoes are also really smart, with a bit of a heel, but extremely comfortable and good for pavement pounding. And they’re actually very lightweight so it means I can always take them with me on holiday without worrying that they’ll make my suitcase too heavy. I liked this style so much I bought three more pairs – a second pair in black, plus grey and purple pairs.
But then this autumn the ‘Charleston’ style was no more. And then I saw that there was a new style called ‘Valetta’ which was very much like the ‘Charleston’ but with extra detailing. And it was available in Teal which is one of my absolute favourite colours!!! So I bought some.
The photo above shows me trying on the new Valetta shoes (with black socks because that is what I happened to be wearing). They fit perfectly and I’m looking forward to wearing them them with teal tights and a dress.
If you want to see better photos of the shoes, and maybe buy a pair yourself, they can be found here.