Tuesday, 29 April 2014

What I Wore Wednesday: Hotter Shoes


I love shoes. I can remember playing shoe shop with my younger sister in my Grandma's closet as a little girl and I'm pretty sure my love of shoes is genetic. My great great grandfather supposedly owned a shoe factory in Riga so the love of shoes goes back many generations. The only thing I love more than gorgeous shoes is comfortable shoes.

For me comfortable shoes should still be stylish and when you find that perfect combo of comfort and style I'm a happy girl. Luckily Hotter Shoes does just that--comfortable shoes that come with a 100% happy guarantee. All their shoes have hidden ‘Comfort Concept’ elements inside- such as soles that bend, hidden cushioning and hidden elastic behind buckles but are still trend lead.  Comfortable, trendy shoes that are guaranteed? When #CollectiveBias asked if I'd like to visit my local Hotter store I had to check it out!




Hotter is a UK based company who champion British manufacturing and design. They produce a pair of shoes every 20 seconds and as well as 65 stores throughout the UK you can also shop online worldwide.



It was a beautiful sunny day in Glasgow so I was immediately drawn in by this summer picnic window display of super cute slip-ons, loafers and floral print canvas lace-ups.



Every year when the sun starts coming out I start dreaming of my perfect wedges. I love Hotter's Hannah Heels super soft suede pom pom detail and cushioning underfoot gives you extra comfort, whilst a hidden elasticated panel behind the adjustable buckle offers added stretch room. Wedges that are cute and comfy? Score!



Loafers and slip-ons are really in this season. I call them boat shoes because they make me think of tanned, glamourous people sailing around in the sunshine in crisp white outfits. Just me? I don't have any shoes similar to this style in my wardrobe so I decided to try on two different styles of slip-ons or boat shoes.


These super soft nubuck and leather Laura Shoes are gently cushioned and naturally breathable. I loved the bright blue contrasting with the lighter, softer tan and they were super comfortable!


How sweet are these pink Kate Shoes with leather lace bow and on-trend contrast stitching? I loved the rose shade of this leather boat shoe and a padded insole means your feet are cosseted, whilst a lightweight flexible sole will stand the test of the toughest days. 

I had a good think about my wardrobe and which shoes I'd probably get the most wear out of this summer. It will probably come as no surprise to anyone that I went with one of my most favourite colours--pink!



It probably didn't hurt I wore pink into the store!  I'm already picturing wearing my new boat shoes with everything from floaty sundresses to khaki capris.  How would you style these boat shoes?
 




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48 comments:

Melaina25 said...

Love them - I blogged about deck shoes this week too - there must be something in the air...

Melaina25 said...

Thank you for hosting!

Melaina25 said...

Comfy and cute is the best combo! Like your bold colors.

xo, Amy Ann

The Real Arnolds

Melaina25 said...

I love boat shoes! I have a couple pairs of Sperry's the pink ones are too cute....styled with boyfriend jeans or cutoff shorts maybe paired with a chambray shirt.

Melaina25 said...

I'm a huge shoe lover too! That's awesome that you can track it back in your family! How fun. Love the boat shoes you chose. They do look super comfy!

Jessi
www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

Melaina25 said...

We're on the same wavelength again! I just did a post about wearing comfy sneakers with everything. I like the pink boat shoes, and I bet you'll be able to wear them constantly. I have some rose gold ones and they work with tons of outfits.

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for hosting! I'd love to go to that store!

Melaina25 said...

Ooooo I didn't even know Hotter did pretty shoes! Are they comfortable?

Melaina25 said...

I must admit that it's not somewhere that I have looked before but I absolutely love those boat shoes they are so cute!

Melaina25 said...

Those boat shoes are gorgeous. I love both the pinkish-coral and the lavender/periwinkle ones. The Wedges with the Pom Poms are super cute also. Did you buy any pairs of shoes?


Thanks for hosting your fabulous link up, Melaina. =)

Melaina25 said...

Love the pink boat shoes. I have a pair of pink ones too that I wear all summer...except now mine are a little beat up.

Melaina25 said...

Those cobalt boat shoes are adorable!!

Melaina25 said...

Indeed those shoes are HOTTER!!


Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Melaina25 said...

Those pink shoes are so fun! Can't wait to see how you styled them.


Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Melaina25 said...

Thank you for hosting!

Melaina25 said...

Cute!! I love those pink shoes!

Melaina25 said...

Great shoes!


Sofia


stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

Looks good. x

Melaina25 said...

Love boat shoes!! They are my favorite in the summer!

Xx Kelly

http://www.panache-lifestyle.com/

Melaina25 said...

I would have chosen boat shoes too! I would totally wear them with cropped pants!

Melaina25 said...

I am shoe obsessed and been considering some colorful boat shoes for the warmer months! Love the pink ones you picked :)


xoxo
Jasmin
www.jasmindaily.com

Melaina25 said...

Pink is a good choice!
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Melaina25 said...

Can't go wrong with pink :)

Melaina25 said...

Go for it!

Melaina25 said...

Phew!

Melaina25 said...

They seem a popular choice this year!

Melaina25 said...

I try, I try ;)

Melaina25 said...

So comfy too!

Melaina25 said...

Can't go wrong with pink!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for joining in :)

Melaina25 said...

Gotta love pink!

Melaina25 said...

haha love it :)

Melaina25 said...

They were so cute but a bit too narrow for me I think in the toe?

Melaina25 said...

Not beat up, preloved :)

Melaina25 said...

I'm a sucker for anything pink or purple!

Melaina25 said...

I think you have to look beyond some of the shoes which are, hmm slightly older looking and see there are some really cute ones, too!

Melaina25 said...

VERY!

Melaina25 said...

You can order online, too!

Melaina25 said...

I'm ALL about comfort :)

Melaina25 said...

The love of shoes runs deep!

Melaina25 said...

Oh great ideas! I still think I'm the only blogger without a chambray shirt :)

Melaina25 said...

I love a bold shoe!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for joining in :)

Melaina25 said...

We are just super on trend :)

Melaina25 said...

Would love to own pink loafers but summers in Sacramento get so hot that I'm mostly in flip flops or sandals.

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- Karen

Melaina25 said...

loving the pink blouse and pink shoes!!

xo Jessica

www.NewlyLoved.com

Melaina25 said...

I love boat shoes, they are really hot news this summer and look fab on you.

Melaina25 said...

Love the boat shoes how 'canoe' possibly live without them ?