Some people obsess over clothing, but for others, shoes are the apples of their eye. Just like Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world”. Anyone with the right shoes can transform the way they walk and their outlook on life!
I have always firmly believed that I am a size 8 or 9, but I was so wrong. In fact, I have been wearing the wrong shoe size all this time! I always thought I have flat feet and needed bigger shoes. Hence I am wearing size 8 or 9 shoes thinking this will compensate for my wide feet. Sometimes my shoes can be ill-fitting due to too much room in the toe area.
Last week, I was invited to try out Hotter Footprint™ (Hotter Shoes 3D Footprint Technology) at their Solihull branch, with a one-to-one consultation with one of their in-store experts. Hotter Footprint™ is their latest foot measuring technology, where the scanner can determine your size, fit, and arch type with pinpoint accuracy. The system will also be able to recommend their best comfort shoe styles tailored to you. It is free of charge service and the appointments will take place during their opening hours between 9 am and 5.30 pm. If you are a Hotter shoes fan, you must try it out and you might be surprised with the result!
My husband and I both had a turn on the machine! We have to remove our shoes and roll up our trousers before heading to the machine. The machine then scans our feet and brings up the reading instantly.
I am so surprised to learn that I am only a size 6/7 but with extra wide feet and a neutral arch type. The machine will also give you the height and the width of your foot. You can get the results sent to your email for your future reference. Then it shows us the suggested shoes that would fit us according to our feet. Now I have to look out for Hotter Shoes with extra wide styles!
If you pop into their store, you can see their Spring and Summer collection in store now. Also, they have a brand new collection of athletic-inspired footwear that combines style with performance too. Their shoes are designed for the occasional or leisure athlete who wants to stay active while feeling comfortable and looking great.
I was already a big fan having owned many of their shoes for different occasions. From getting out and about to walking shoes!
The Mist GTX is their bestselling walking shoe and I have the navy multi nubuck colour for review. If you don’t have any Hotter branches near you, you can always use their online order service! Within a few days, you will receive your shoes in the post.
Since we had Guide Dog buddy dog Mabel, walking has become part of our daily routine. She has at least two walks a day, and with the British wet weather, a good pair with GORE-TEX ® technology is a must to keep my feet dry, fresh and comfortable!
This is a size 8 wide size, which fits me comfortably. Since the scanning, I now know that next time, I should get a size 7 extra wide shoe! This style with Stability+ technology offers smart insoles to support your heel. It also comes with a cushioned collar and tongue and padding at the ankle.
Next, I have these size 7 Kelly Sandals style which only comes in standard fit. In fact, it wraps around my feet comfortably. This is a sporty recovery sandal in a mink metallic colour. I am so surprised that the sandals are super soft, well-cushioned all around and lightweight. It also features an adjustable touch close fastening strap that can be easily tailored for a more bespoke fit. The sandals are so well made and there are no rough edges or loose stitches. I would definitely recommend them if you are looking for comfortable sandals. You will not be disappointed!
People come in different shapes and sizes, and that is why Hotter has 40 fitting and size combinations of shoes to give you the perfect fit! Each style will fit your differently. If you prefer spongy shoes, then look out for their Cushion+ style shoes. If you have swollen feet/water retention, you can try out their adjustable touch close fastening strap shoes. If you are looking for exercise shoes, then check out their sports collection! Look out for their standard, wide and extra wide fittings!
As for men’s shoes, they tend to have a dual fitting system with a removable internal inner sole, allowing a customised fit.
So what are you waiting for? Pop down to your nearest Hotter Shoes shop to get your feet scanned and check out their Spring and Summer collection!
Disclosure: We received the samples for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.