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Review: Brooke Royal Edition Hotter Shoes

Back in May I attended the Blog On Conference in Manchester. I met up with friends, attended some blogging sessions, ate cake and met Prince Charming and tried some shoes on at the Hotter Shoes stand. I then had the good fortune to have my name pulled out of a hat and I was the lucky winner of a pair of Brooke Royal Edition deck shoes.

The Brooke Royal Edition shoes from Hotter are limited edition and were designed to celebrate this year’s Royal Wedding. They are a bright and snazzy pair of deck shoes, boldly emblazoned with a colourful print dedicated to the star-spangled banner.

Review: Brooke Royal Edition Hotter Shoes

Made from premium soft grain nubuck and velvet nubuck uppers are boldly printed with the star-spangled banner. Inside, the padded collar and tongue along with a breathable cushioned insole are designed for maximum comfort. Once shoe has a Union Jack inner, the other has the Star Spangled Banner, it’s a nice hidden touch. They have a lovely grippy sole so you won’t slip and slide on any deck.

At the Blog On Conference, the Hotter Shoes team were on hand to measure our feet. I’ve not had my feet properly measured since I was about 14, so this was a bit of a revelation. All my adult life I’ve been wearing a size 7. When they measured me it turns out that I’m actually a 6 and a half. But as I like to wear thick sports socks I figured I’d continue with a & with anything which needs socks, but for sandals I would change down to a 6 and a half.

It’s probably worth popping into your local Hotter Shoes store to get your feet measured; especially if you’ve not had it done for 25 years like me!

Review: Brooke Royal Edition Hotter Shoes

These Brooke Royal Edition Hotter Shoes cost £75 but at the time of writing you can get 20% off on the Hotter Shoes website.

These Brooke Royal Edition deck shoes really make a statement. They’re bright and they’re bold, but they’re also a lot of fun! They are also really comfortable and a great style of shoe to wear in the summer. I’ll be packing these in my suitcase for my holidays, that’s for sure!

Disclosure: I was sent a pair of Brooke Royal Edition Deck Shoes by Hotter Shoes in exchange for this review.

Hotter Shoes Livvy – My perfect summer pair

It may be summer, but there’s a part of me which still feels reluctant to fully cast aside my winter boots. Maybe it’s because they look great with my leggings, maybe it’s because they’re so darn comfy, but probably it’s because apart from one sultry week, we’re still enjoying frequent showers of rain, with the odd wintery deluge of hailstones. Despite this I have dusted down a few old summer faithfuls and I’ve got myself a fancy new pair of Hotter Shoes – Livvy. Check out these beauties, they’re new in and I adore the colour.

Hotter Shoes Livvy

I fell in love with them on the website and once they were in my hands I loved them even more! I chose the stunning turquoise colour, but they’re also available in mustard, putty, magenta and light taupe. These cost £59 and they are beautifully soft and comfortable.

Hotter Shoes Livvy

As you can see from the inside of the shoe, there is plenty of padding which means they are so comfortable to wear. There are little holes punched in the sides and all over which allow your feet to breathe, making them ideal for hot summer days.

They look really stylish and eye-catching too. I wore them casually with some leggings and the next day I wore them with a nice summer dress, they looked equally lovely with both outfits.

Hotter Shoes Livvy

They are available in three width fittings, standard, extra wide and slim fit. I went for standard and I will say that they are quite roomy, perhaps this is because I’m not wearing my socks with them, so that’s worth taking into consideration if you are treating yourself to a pair.

The soles are quite nice and grippy as well as being quite thick, which for me is a good thing, I often find summer shoes have quite thin and flimsy soles, these are obviously well made and robust, which is what you’d expect from Hotter. They are really, really good quality and they’ll last me for years.

It’s fair to say I love them, and they really stand out against my increasingly ancient selection of boring black and cream sandals. These gorgeous, colourful Hotter Shoes are my perfect summer pair!

Note: I won these gorgeous shoes from Hotter and loved them so much I wrote about them.

Walking for health with Hotter Shoes

Regular readers will know I have a bad back, it’s so bad that it’s probably going to be fused sometime this year so I have to be careful about what kind of shoes I wear. I can’t wear heels or anything especially frivolous, but that’s fine because heels and frivolity aren’t much called for on the school run. I’ve had my eye on a nice pair of Hotter Shoes for a while, so I was really excited when these beauties turned up in the post.

Hotter Shoes

Aren’t they beautiful? They’re called Star and they are described as a “smart ladies sports shoe”. For me they are a really comfy pair of trainers. I do a lot of walking, so a good, comfortable, supportive trainer is essential. It has a deep PU sole which is filled with millions of tiny air bubbles which help give the shoe a bit of bounce.

I wore them out and about on the school run, visiting a couple of clients, going out for coffee with friends and for a leisure walk I try and do a couple of times a week for exercise. These lovely trainers from Hotter Shoes were really comfortable and supportive. Not only that but they look seriously great, one sporty Mum asked me if they were high performance trainers and several other people commented on how cool they looked.

Hotter Shoes

They certainly turn heads but for the right reasons. Admittedly I did choose what I thought was the funkiest colour available, in my favourite colours, teal and navy so they do match approximately 80% of my wardrobe anyway. I love them, I really love them.

Made in England, this shoe has a suede like upper which is made from Microfibre and leather and the sole is Polyurethane, and has contrast stitching which I love. I take a UK size 7 standard width fitting. These are a really good fit, comfortable to walk and run in with no wiggle or rubbing, new shoes always rub me but these didn’t. I wore them for six hours on the first day and they were comfortable from when I put them on to when I took them off.

Importantly for me, some shoes can alter my posture which makes my back hurt more than usual, the supportive nature of these helped me stand correctly and they didn’t increase my pain levels, for this reason and because they look so darn good too, I’ll be treating myself to more Hotter Shoes in the future. Honestly, they feel like your feet are having a lovely warm hug.

Note: I was sent a pair of Hotter Shoes free of charge for review purposes. All images and opinions are my own.