I love shoes.
I know lot’s of people say that but not only do I love shoes, my husband loves shoes too. If we had the income we would give Imelda Marcos a run for her money in the shoe department.
Sadly for my shoe collection multiple pregnancies have done something horrible to my feet, they grew! Or spread, the end result is that I wear a bigger size. Which is a bit cruel when you have a closet full of shoes that now pinch, squeeze and hurt your feet. I have been slowly re-building my shoe over the last few years but it's still weak and missing many things.
One area that was seriously lacking in my shoe collection was dress shoes. Since I don’t work in an office anymore I just didn’t feel the need to replace all my different dress shoes. If I needed to dress up for an event I would either suffer through some pinching or I would buy new ones as needed.
This spring I have a bunch of events that I need to dress nicer for, weddings, showers, church gatherings and a little (SOLD OUT) stage production. I wanted to get a basic black pump that I could wear to all of these things and more without crying by the end of the night.
Meet my Hotter Quickstep.
I had worked with Hotter last winter and loved my boots. They were the most comfortable boots ever right out of the box. I expected my new shoes to be comfortable to, it’s what Hotter is known for, but I expected some break in time since they were dress shoes.
The first time I wore them was to a Sunday church service where I ended up walking around and bouncing a very crabby almost 23 pound baby for almost 2 hours. Two hours of walking, bouncing and standing, in new heels, never before worn.
My feet were fine! No blisters, no hot spots, no sore spots nothing. They were as comfortable as my boots. I even wore them for a day in the city without any nylons and still no hot spots or blisters. As far as a dress shoe goes these are the most comfortable that I have ever worn and they are cute!
I mean usually when you think of a comfort shoe you think of some kind of blah looking flat that your grandma would wear. Not at Hotter, they are chic and comfortable!
Now I am always completely honest with you so here is the only downfall, they are kind of pricey for my budget for a dress shoe. I am always willing to spend more on boots and shoes I wear all the time, runners, summer sandals for everyday. However for dress shoes that I only wear for a few hours at a time I tend to look for shoes that are less then a $100. Now I was talking to my mother-in-law about this (she is a huge fan of British shoes). I mentioned that a comparable brand state side was cheaper if comfort was the key thing you were looking for. She brought up the exchange rate...which probably accounts for the difference.
Now for the fun part, I get to give one of you a pair of new spring Hotter’s too! What will you choose? The super cute Gaby Sandal:
A dressy Valetta?
Or maybe something sporty?
Giveaway Details:This is going to be a super easy, super quick contest (ends FRIDAY April 13)
Snap a pic of your bare feet and tell me where you would wear the Hotter of your choice:
Tweet or Instagram the pic with the Hashtag #HotterLuv
Not on twitter? Post (or tag Hotter) it on the Hotter Facebook Page!
You can get 1 additional entry if you come back here and tell me you and which shoe you choose.
So where will you wear YOUR Hotter’s?
Leagaese: No purchase necessary to enter, prize is valued at $120 and subject to availability of stock. I received a pair of Hotter quickstep to assist in this review, no other compensation was received and opinions expressed are all my own.