24 September 2013

Hotter Shoes - Octavia

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When Hotter Shoes got in touch with me asking if I would like to review a pair of their new Autumn range of shoes, I knew that this was a must especially seeing the amount of choice I could pick from. This made it difficult to pick but eventually I went for a pair that suited me. 
  
Hotter Shoes have been designing and making footwear now for 50 years that are not only stylish and practical but also have comfort built in. 
They believe in something called a 'Hotter moment' which is that feeling of sinking your feet into soft, cushioned comfort and realising that Hotter Shoes speak only the truth when talking about their growing range of footwear. 

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Since I am trying to get fit and lose a bit of weight at the moment, I thought a sports shoe type would be much better for me so I chose the Octavia shoes which have a moulded footbed to make them ultra supportive.

The Octavia shoes are lightweight and their moisture wicking properties keep feet fresh on the longest days. These were the reasons that I decided on this choice. I wanted a pair of shoes that would support my feet whilst I am running or doing a work out but also were light to wear and had all the usual comfort properties whilst still looking nice.

The new range of Octavia shoes have a black sole and come in 5 different colours that you can choose from, chocolate, dark green, liquorice, ruby and the colour I went for, petrol, which is a dark blue.

Usual lightweight footwear are really slim and have a snug fit but these are actually quite wide on the foot which is great for me as I have wide feet. I chose a size 5.5 and they fit perfectly for me.

Wearing them, I found them comfortable and very easy to wear and the fact that they are moulded means that my feet just sit at the right angles to give me the comfort and support I need whilst exercising. The great depth of tread on the bottom of the sole means that they will last ages and will also grip very well which is great since we are forecast for upcoming snow.

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And the biggest plus of all, they didn't need 'breaking in'! This is one problem that I have nearly always suffered with and it usually takes me ages to fully break a pair of shoes in, to the point that most times they have gone out of fashion and off of my shoe rack.

You can tell that each and every aspect of the shoes has been designed for comfort and durability which is the reason that Hotter shoes has such a big following and has customers coming back again and again.

The Octavia shoes retail at £69 per pair which initially, I thought was a bit steep but actually after wearing them and seeing how comfortable they are, I think the price is quite reasonable. You can see more about them on the Hotter Shoes website.

9 comments:

  1. They look fab! I've never heard of them before...

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  2. they look very comfortable - pricey though

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  3. It really is so hard to find a comfortable pair of shoes these days

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  4. I have their catalogue, but sadly too dear for me

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  5. Oh they look lovely and comfy :)

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  6. They look so comfortable! I Love a lightweight pair of shoes :) x

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  7. They are wonderful - so why oh why have Hotter stopped making Octavia shoes? I haven't found any other shoes that I can wear in comfort. I am heartbroken. Let's start a campaign to get them back.

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