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Hitting the Christmas Markets with Hotter Shoes

The best part of the colder season for me is the new clothes. Knits, jeans and boots! Yes sandals and vest tops are lovely in the summer but you have to shave, moisturise and tan. When do I have time for all that? When I was contacted by Hotter Shoes to review some of their boots and co-incide that with a trip to the Solihull Christmas market I was sold.

What made this experience even better was I would be sharing it with Lucy from Real Mum Reviews and what made it EVEN better was that we would be kid-free. We rarely get any time together without our girls chattering away in our ears and interrupting us every 5 minutes.

We headed over to Hotter to choose some boots and get kitted out for some shopping and lunch in Solihull.

What Did I Choose?

I had been doing some browsing online and I was really after some comfortable boots to walk to and from work in, three days a week. Parking is not fabulous where I work and I am often on the road and have a little walk. It’s pretty cold at present and my Ugg boots are not cutting it when it is so damp.

I picked out these beautiful Belle boots in dark tan. They also come in plum and jet black and a wider leg fitting, to suit all leg shapes. What I also like is the boots have half sizes available, which is brilliant to ensure a more comfortable, snug fit.

They are currently retailing at £135.

These are the boot details as specified online:

  • Premium Burnished Velvet Nubuck finish
  • Two width fitting options
  • Adjustable elastic leg inserts for added flex
  • Flexible and lightweight sole
  • Full length inside zip
  • Upper Material: All Waxed Nubuck
  • Sock Material: All Leather – Textile
  • Lining Material: All Textile
  • Sole Material: All Rubber
  • Fastening Style: Zip Fastening
  • Heel Height: 35mm, 1 1/2 inches

Lucy and I both chose different boots and you will be able to read her review too when live.

What Did I Think?

I was amazed at how comfortable these boots were. I have to be honest I have never shopped at Hotter before but these boots combined style and real comfort. Sometimes you feel you have to break a new pair of shoes in; this is not the case with these Belle Boots.

Girl wearing belle boots from hotter shoes in solihull market

I loved how smooth the boots were and how easy they were to adjust to my legs. I do have quite skinny calves but I could adjust the buckles on either side and they fit much better. I often find it a problem when buying boots, as they look too baggy around my calves, but not this brand.

girl wearing belle boots from hotter shoes

Lucy and I had a good wander around the market and my feet just felt great; supported, yet comfortable. There were no blisters starting, as there was no rubbing.

Overall Thoughts

I was really impressed with my boots. I’m not going to lie; I often put fashion over function and it always bites me on the bum. I end up cold, wet or with blisters.

These Belle Boots from Hotter really combine fashion, style with comfort and I think for the price, they are really worth it. I know I can team these boots up with jeans, my pinafore dress and some lovely chunky knits. I have already worn them a few times to work and they have been great.

I really think these will be a pair of boots that will last year after year.

girl sat in solihull christmas market wearing hotter belle boots

Disclosure – I was provided with a pair of boots in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



  1. December 8, 2017 / 6:43 am

    These boots are so cute I’ve just got uggs at the moment but I’m definitely going to have a look at this range. So stylish.

  2. December 8, 2017 / 7:00 am

    These look great. I’ve been needing a pair of comfortable boots for the School run and have been considering Hotter. I spend 2 hours a day walking to and from the school, I need a pair of boots that are stylish but feel like trainers essentially! I’m going to have to check these out.