Published on April 9th, 2020 | by Kirsten Borrink13
Hotter Shoes : Stylish Shoes with Comfort Built In
Hotter shoes has been manufacturing quality, comfortable footwear in Lancashire, England since 1959. The company started out producing slippers, then shifted gears in the 1990s and began making what they call “stylish shoes with comfort built in.” It’s no surprise that we at the Barking Dog soon became fans (see all of our Hotter reviews here).
Most Hotter shoes come in multiple widths, feature excellent cushioning, and are made with quality materials to ensure superb comfort. A wide range of styles means you can find comfortable, attractive shoes for any occasion, even if you have hard-to-fit feet. In the company’s words, “Our design and technical teams work hard to create a whole range of beautiful shoes…We use premium materials so that every time you sink your feet into their cushioned softness, they feel both comfortable and protected.” Over the years Hotter shoes has become the biggest shoe manufacturer in the UK. The company is proud of its high commitment to quality control and desires to deliver the very best to its customers.
To help you get to know Hotter shoes better, let’s take a look at some of their most popular styles, starting with the cute Hotter Shake. It’s hard to think of a more versatile shoe style than this sweet mary jane. It’s available in either smooth leather or velvety nubuck, and features a braided strap with touch-close fastening, which means no buckles to fuss with. The cushioned, removable insole and flexible lightweight outer sole offer excellent comfort and stability. The Hotter Shake is available in seven colors and four widths, priced at $125.
You don’t need to have your finger on the pulse of athleisure style trends to know there are many places besides the gym to wear comfy sneakers like the Hotter Leanne. Hundreds of online reviewers – even those with sensitive feet – rave about this best-selling active shoe, which is cushioned, has good arch support, and has a removable, orthotic-friendly footbed. The Hotter Leanne sneaker is available in five colors and three widths, $125.
Nothing beats an easy-on ankle boot for style and practicality. If you read reviews of the Hotter Whisper zip boot, you’ll notice many people saying they own multiple pairs. What better recommendation can you ask for? “These are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn” is a common theme. The Hotter Whisper features two convenient zippers, a lightweight sole, and a removable insole. Available in multiple colors of soft leather or suede, in three widths, priced at $145.
The more we learn about Hotter Shoes, the more we appreciate how mindful their designers seem to be about versatility. The Hotter Tropic sandal is a case in point with its sleek, go-with-everything styling. It has a perfect heel height, secure wide front strap, and a cushioned microfiber footbed to keep your feet cool and comfortable all day. And it comes in a veritable rainbow of colors and fun patterns. The Hotter Tropic sandal is available in three widths, at $119.
For light hiking, dog-walking, traveling, or any activity where a waterproof performance shoe is just the ticket, look no further than the Hotter Mist. Reviewers rave about its out-of-the-box comfort, durability, cushioning, and style. Waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex technology and a slip-resistant sole add even more practicality to this impressively comfortable shoe. The Hotter Mist is available in standard and wide widths and several attractive color combinations for $165.
In addition to the shoes we’ve featured, Hotter produces an extensive variety of other styles including dress shoes, wedges, rain boots, and men’s shoes. Click here to see their full line.
Shipping to the US is free on orders over $120. Keep in mind that if you’re in the United States, your Hotter shoes will be coming from across the pond, and may take 10-14 days for delivery. Returns are free for exchanges, but a $7 fee will be charged if shoes are returned for a refund. Read more about Hotter’s shipping and return policies here.
Have you tried Hotter shoes? If so, please leave a comment and let us know your thoughts – we love hearing from readers!
I just found Hotter shoes last year but have bought several pairs since then. I have worn a pair similar to those you reviewed and you are right! They make dress shoes with comfort built in. The oxford and boot styles are great for everyday wear. I love them!
How are these shoes for plantar fasciitis?
I have MANY pairs of Hotter shoes. I have wide feet and a high instep and plantar fasciitis. They are comfortable and supportive and when they say WIDE, they mean it! Hotter has many styles but one niche that is fairly unique to them at their price point is what I would call “delicate comfort dress shoes. As in…could I wear these shoes with a fancy dress? Or at a wedding?? Hotter is a great option if you’re not on a Taryn Rose budget.
I have tried them. I like the various flats with the rubber soles, unfortunately they are all too wide for my marginally narrow feet. Last year they they brought out a few slim fit styles, and I bought a pair of sporty ballet flats which were just perfect. I’m disappointed to see that this fall they only have that one style and one other in the narrower fit.
I agree! I couldn’t really promote their slim fit in this post because they only have one shoe in that width.
Seconding the question about plantar fasciitis. How are they in the arch support dept? I can’t get a sense based on the picture they have on their website. They look beautiful, though!
Here’s my experience as I’ve had two pair in the past. Both offer great cushioning and shock-absorption. The toe box roomy and heel doesn’t slip. Arch support is not enhanced like a Vionic, Birkenstock or Dansko. It’s minimal to moderate. However, many styles have removable footbeds so you can use your own insole (just read descriptions).
This is really helpful, thanks for your response! (And, as always, LOVE the blog!)
The best shoes which suits for the dress. Purchased 1 pair based on the suggestion.
How about shoes for small feet? I wear a 4.5 wide and I’d love to find some mid heel (2 inch) dress pumps.
CHeck out Vaneli shoes – some stylish heels available in smaller sizes and multiple widths…
How thin (or thick) are the soles? My metatarsals need protection.
Hotter shoes are great …I have a few pairs but many have seen better days…I have big wide feet and they work well for me…in fact I wear them right out!!