You see an email in your inbox from a PR friend (Jacqueline at McCann) entitled 'SHOES!'. Do you:
a) Delete it - flippin' PR nonsense.
b) Ignore it - another PR email - yawn.
c) Open it immediately shouting to whoever is in the vicinity 'FREE SHOES!'.
In this house the answer is, of course, c)
The shoes are available online from www.hottershoes.com.
Hotter Shoes are a British company based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire (just down the road from me) that focus on the manufacturing of comfortable shoes. They have developed their own ‘Comfort Concept’ technology in the sole of the shoe that injects millions of tiny air bubbles to make a very light weight shoe. They also have a deep toe bed so that toes can move easily and flex out and concealed padding to offer even more comfort.
I'll say at this point that Andy is confused about women's shoes. He thought comfort wasn't important. He bases this on the fact that we once had to get a taxi to take us a few hundred metres from our restaurant to our hotel because I could not take another step in my sexy new Roberto Cavalli shoes. I was in agony.
Since having children (and walking miles pushing them up and down hills every day) I now appreciate comfort and spend a lot of time in trainers!
The Hotter Shoes website navigation was excellent. There are plenty of shoes to chose from, although I have to say that a lot of the designs are aimed at the *ahem* more mature shoe wearer.
I chose the Vista, an adjustable strap sporty sandal. In the write up they call it an 'action sandal', this made me chuckle. I usually buy a pair of 'action sandals' to wear all Summer.
When my new sandals arrived, in excellent condition, I had to wait for the boys to try them before I got a chance to put them on!
This is what an 'action sandal' looks like:
They are available in four other colours, beige, khaki, pink and red. They are £49, which is perfectly reasonable for an 'action sandal'. Most of the Hotter Shoes are £50 and upwards. This is expensive, but you have to pay for quality and - dare I say it - comfort.
We've had a few sunny days, so I've been out and about in my new 'action sandals'. I can happily tell you that no taxis were required. They are unbelievably comfortable, light and so so soft.
I'll be living in my action sandals this year and hopefully next year too.
Hotter Shoes get the Baby Baby two thumbs up (I would design a 'Baby Baby two thumbs up' badge if I knew how)!