Hotter Shoes and the Tour De France

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Last week I told you about my trip to the Hotter Shop in Bury and I mentioned they let me take home a pair of shoes.

These are the shoes I took home, did any of you doubt i'd come home with anything less than dots! (ahem Spots Stephanie, Spots!) They even have spots on the inside.

To be fair I fell in love with these shoes at Blog On earlier on in the year.

Even though I own a lot of shoes, lots and lots of shoes. I really struggle. My feet are roughly a 6 and three quaters. 6.5 are often miles too small and 7's I walk out of.

Hotter do offer a measuring service but it's rare that they will actually measure your feet. If you go in store the staff will fit the shoes to you.

They even said thay have people ring up and give the measurements of their feet and get advice of what size shoes to order.

They also do a few width fittings in a lot of the styles.

Lace ups work well for me as although they feel a bit too long in the length they are the right width and I can tie myself in so i'm not walking out of them.

These shoes also got a bit of a run for their money well without the running bit. I went to Skipton to watch the Tour De France, I wore them on friday to go in to the town centre and we had a bit of four seasons in one day.

I find pump style shoes tend to rub on the seems but these didn't rub, my feet didn't over heat and they survived the rain pretty well! 

 I even tweeted a couple of #Shoesies to the hotter team on instagram. As you can see i'm not one of the cool kids and I tie my laces in bows.

I really love Skipton and I've posted about it a number of times before and we were all really happy when we found out the TDF was passing through, Skipton has really done itself proud by decorating the shop windows and there is bunting on every avaliable surfaces.

One of my favourite places is sitting outside Costa, people watching even in the rain. I did take rather a lot of shoesies. I'm pretty excited to see what else is to come from Hotter in their younger more contempory styles.

On the day of the race itself we decided to bypass the high street and went further along the route, which was a good choice. There were still plenty of people about but it wasn't over crowded and we were opposite where the VIP Helicoptors landed so I'm saying it was a pretty good spot! 

I took about 300 photos on two cameras and my phone, most of it is of the road and the cyclists before the race. I think the actual race past us in 10 seconds flat and we were so close to them. I brought my knees in closer so I didn't knock them off. I can also safely say out patch of the course was much more civilised that the Coté De Buttertubs! 

I feel like I'm on Harry Potter with the above. I have no idea how it's done it was just on my memory card like this! It looks cool though (I hope you can see what I can see!) 

Do you like my shoes? Did you see any of the TDF in person? 

The shoes were provided free of charge but all options are my own.

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  1. Love the shoes and so jealous that you got to see the tour.

  2. The shoes are a lovely colour and I love the polka dots! x

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