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New Shoes For Christmas From Hotter

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Christmas, Product Reviews | Posted on 22-11-2012

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If you’re looking for something stylish and comfortable to wear on Christmas Day this year, or want to spoil your other half with a good long lasting pair of shoes then here are a couple of Hotter’s newest additions, perfect for the festive period.

For the man in your life the new “Thor” shoe is a very versatile style. A great sporty appearance which is also smart enough for a trip to the pub or date night these shoes are superb. They also benefit from being Gortex so you don’t need to worry about puddles or heavy rain, plus you could use them if you’re taking the children for a walk in the park or woods and find yourself a but muddy!! My husband has a pair of these and he uses them on “Casual Fridays” to go to work. He has to walk to our local train station which is about a mile then about three miles to his office when he gets off the train. Whilst he has said that the soles are a little harder then he is used to – typically he wears trainers to walk to work – he was impressed that they withstood all weathers and as a daily commuter this was very important. “Thor” shoes are available in Mahogany (shown here) or Mushroom and are priced at ¬£95.
For the girls, if you’re looking for a nice comfortable heel to wear on Christmas Day whilst you’re dashing about after the children and cooking up a feast in the kitchen then the “Amethyst” might just be your perfect shoe. A stylish court shoe with a quirky off-set strap this comes in Brown (shown here), Ocean or Taupe. Its ideal for wearing with skirts or dresses for something formal, but would also work fine with a pair of jeans for a day out with the girls or a trip to the shops. This shoes features a new sole with additional padding around the heel and ball of your foot making it even more comfortable to wear for a long time. The shoe also fastens with a simple velcro patch which makes them quick to get on and off whilst also looking smart. I am a huge fan of Hotter shoes as you’ll know from previous posts, but these are without doubt my favourite pair. They are so comfortable, and for someone who lives in flats this is quite a feat. I will definitely be wearing these on Christmas Day and no doubt for a long time to come.

You can find these latest styles from Hotter and many more in store or online now.

Race For Life

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Product Reviews | Posted on 27-07-2012

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Recently I took part in Worthing Race For Life with my Mum. Its a brilliant event and supports a charity that is very important to us as a family. In 2010 my Mum beat two forms of cancer, so the work done by Cancer Research UK is invaluable. Our race this year was done to support two friends who have recently been diagnosed and are fighting this disease right now.

Now we didn’t run, but I like to think we maintained a good walking pace and thanks to the slightly overcast weather we finished in our best time out of the three times we’ve taken part in the race. ¬†Another reason I think we did it in our personal best time was thanks to the comfortable footwear I was wearing. I’d been contacted a couple of months before the race by Sports Shoes about another project where they were trying to encourage women to get more active. Any Mum will know that inactivity is never an option with children around, but getting out and doing some exercise without their “help” is great for fitness, stress relief, and for getting some me-time. Running is a good cheap option – you just need to head out your front door.

Sports Shoes were generous enough to send me a pair of running shoes to do Race For Life in. I went for these from Asics:

The shoes are Gortex so I knew if the usual inclement British weather kicked in and we were racing in a downpour my feet would stay dry. The first time I put these shoes on was the morning of the race – I won’t lie and tell you I was in training! – and they were SO comfortable and by the end of our 5K walk my feet were still comfortable and there wasn’t a blister in sight!

You can take a look at the great range of shoes available at Sports Shoe here.

Whilst my Race For Life is over for this year – I’ll be back in Worthing next summer – you can still donate to support Cancer Research UK here.