Monday, November 8, 2010

Rave: Hotter Comfort Concept Shoes Live up to the Name

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***
**Random.org chose Une Autre Mere as the winner! Congratulations!**

A few years ago, for the first time ever, I experienced love-at-first-site bliss -- with a pair of extremely chic red leather high-heeled boots.

The first time I wore them, I felt beyond stylish strutting around the city on a date with my hubby.

Those boots were hot.

But they killed my feet and have remained hot in my closet ever since.

I know -- it pretty much defeats the purpose of having cute boots when they better decorate the inside of your dressing area than your feet.

Since then, I've sacrificed beauty in favor of comfort, rarely finding shoes where the two elements blend.

And then, a few months ago, Melissa was introduced to Hotter Comfort Concept, a shoe company that has deep roots in the UK but is just now expanding into North America.

Hotter offered to send Melissa, Sarah and I each a pair of shoes to try and see if they lived up to the Hotter promise: ultimate comfort combined with beautiful style.

So I picked a pair of boots -- mostly because I really want to wear boots but I've been scared to buy another pair after my red-heeled debacle.

The day my Hotter boots arrived -- soft suede ankle boots named Pixie in soft gray -- I tore open the box, and they were, indeed, hot.




But I knew: looks weren't everything.

I immediately put them on, intent on putting them to the ultimate test right away -- a walk to the park with my boys.

I wasn't going to let myself get attached to these beautiful boots if I couldn't, you know, wear them. {Because, my red boots don't need a life partner as they look beautiful in my closet.}

After we returned from our romp around the park, I knew how these boots got their name: they very apparently are Hotter because you can actually wear them comfortably without forfeiting beauty.


And for a woman who refuses to walk around limping after wearing a pair of cute shoes, Hotter shoes haven't just found a space in my closet, they've found a permanent home on my soles -- I've worn them nearly every day for more than a month.

My only suggestion? Buy your normal size rather than relying on the company's print-out size guide. I ordered a size nine rather than my normal eight and a half because of the size guide {which hubby helped me print, put together and use, so I'm pretty sure I measured correctly}, and I found the boots a smidge too big.

I decided to keep the shoes because with boots I often wear heavier socks as the air cools, and I'm very pleased with the fit. {However, with shoes, I probably would have had to exchange for the smaller size. Though, with Hotter, the exchange seemed like it would have been painless and easy, as a return slip with shipping label was included.}

Do you need hotter shoes than what you're currently sporting?

Hotter Comfort Concept Shoes has graciously has offered to give away a pair of shoes to one of my friends here! {How awesome is that?!}

To gain an entry, simply tell visit the Hotter shoes site, and share which ones you'd pick {don't forget the color!}

For extra entries {make sure to leave a comment for each one completed}, you can:
*Like Hotter on Facebook
*Tweet: I want my feet to look chic AND feel comfortable, so I'm hoping to win a pair of @HotterShoes from @HyacynthW. {include link: http://www.undercovermother.net/2010/11/rave-hotter-comfort-concept-shoes-live.html}
*Facebook post: I want my feet to look chic and comfortable, so I'm hoping to win a pair of @HotterComfortConceptShoest from @UndercoverMother. {include link: http://www.undercovermother.net/2010/11/rave-hotter-comfort-concept-shoes-live.html}

Trust my review and just want to order a pair of Hotter shoes {or provide hubby with a highly appealing Christmas hint}? Here's a 10 percent off coupon code provided by Hotter valid through Feb. 1, 2011: USABLG


***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***

Entries must be in by Friday, Nov. 12 at noon CST. Winner chosen by Random.org.

72 comments:

  1. I love your boots! Finding a pair that is so nice takes a long time!

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  2. Oh, yes. . . I --only-- wear sensible shoes now!

    http://www.hottershoes.com/en/Womens-Shoes/New-Arrivals/New-Arrivals-Shoes/36958_navajo

    These are the ones I want!

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  3. Oh I would totally get the Charleston Grey Combi ones. They have the vintage look that's classic.

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  4. And I friended them on FB. . . can you tell I want stylish and sensible shoes?

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  5. Oooh! Fancy :) I like the Charleston shoe... very cute!

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  6. Very cute shoes! I would love the Concerto's in the metallic brown! I wear size 9.

    What a cool contest!

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  7. I tweeted the message with my I_am_newme twitter account.

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  8. Sunrise in dove grey or black, size 7.5. Loooove them

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  9. Oops! I just realized those are European sizes. LOL! I wear 8 1/2 to 9 in USA sizes. Not sure what that is in their shoes.

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  10. Like them on face book too

    I'm 7.5 in us sizes, not sure about European. And i didn't leave myemail before it is kaya3 at earthlink dot net

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  11. Oooo I'm likin that Pixie in Sangria!

    megryansmom@sbcglobal.net

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  12. I posted to FB too.

    Megryansmom@sbcglobal.net

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  13. Love them! I am always on the search for comfy shoes! My pick are Heaven in Plum, size 9.

    I "liked" them on FB and posted on my status!

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  14. Oops, comments for each one completed... "Liked" on FB

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  15. Also posted on status.

    In case you need it...email address: algrant1973 at comcast dot net

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  16. Loving the mozart and rancho but I think, if I won, I'd choose the Aquarius in black combi.

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  17. I love the ones you have since i've been searching for gray boots... Pixie grey. Thanks for another great giveaway.

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  18. I think I like the Zermatt in black or the Pixie in grey. Hard to decide!
    cvlheart at gmail dot com

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  19. JADE- Chocolate scrunched!

    What a great giveaway. Thanks, lady.

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  20. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/laanykidsmom/status/1984760280780801

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  21. You didn't let us know how hard making a decision would be. There are so many boots and shoes. I love the Pixie, though, and in the reddish color.

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  22. ohhh, i love the pixie in the soft grey -- you picked out the best one!!

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  23. They have some cool looking shoes. Hard to decide, but I would go with...

    Jade, Maroon Scrunched
    http://www.hotterusa.com/en-us/Occasions/Daywear/36340_jade

    ibeeeg(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I tweeted about this giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/#!/ibeeeg/status/2029563420868608

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  25. I would love the Pixie in black. Need something comfortable for aching pregnancy feet!

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  26. Oooh I adore the Winter Taupe Western boots.

    And I can't pick favorites in shows (painful or not) that wouldn't be fair to my shoes. ;)

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  27. I will tweet about this in about 10 minutes. Count on it!

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  28. Finally, a comfortable, attractive alternative to Uggs! So hard to pick just one, but I like Pixie in Tan or Black.

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  29. He he he... Liked them on FB. Post #2 for my Pixie boots in Tan or Black :)

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  30. AND, I posted a status so bring on my Pixie boots in Black or Tan. LOL!

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  31. Great shoes!! I'd pick Pixie in Soft Grey. Those look so comfy!

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  32. I'd pick Jade in Black!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  33. Oh I can't decide! Either the Nirvana in red or the Taurus in black. Such a hard decision!

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  34. I would definitely go with the Starshine in Brown. And I totally hear you on wearing sensible shoes. I'm all about comfort these days. Of course, I never had near as much fashion sense as my sisters to begin with. ;)

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  35. okay, those are very cute! I'd love a pair of beautiful shoes/boots to wear in the Canadian winter as I cycle my kids to and from school and then to work daily! are you kidding me? I'd really love a pair!

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  36. I love the Bliss shoe. My name is Bliss too. I would love to sport a Bliss shoe. The carmel color size 8.5. Perfect for work and everyday.

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  37. Love the shoes! There are so many that are adorable. If I won I'd like Terra in Sangria in 7 1/2. :)

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  38. Ah, I've been looking for a pair of no-lace everyday shoes. I'd go for Sugar or Elation in brown!

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  39. I just found your blog through Sarah and I love it! Very fun posts, I think I'll be your newest follower! :)

    Anywho, back on task here... I would totally go for the Sugar in Deep Teal. I'm sure I could make teal match most of my clothes, yes? ;)

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  40. I just posted about them on facebook too!

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  41. I looked at the site, but I love the ones you are wearing! The gray is so nice!

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  42. Love the grey boots!! Look so comfy!!

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  43. I shared the post on my facebook too!

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  44. Starshine extra wide would work awesome on my feet!

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  45. I liked 'em on Facebook. If I had Hotter shoes, I would walk all over Washington DC and not complain about my feet hurting.

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  46. I can't choose between the Heaven, or zippy both in brown!
    They look so practical and cute at the same time!
    I really need some new winter boots.

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  47. Love these shoes! I need a new pair of shoes desperately I love the Leanne ones in Damson/Coral

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  48. Would love to have the pixies in grey. Was looking at grey UGGs but these look more comfortable!!

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  49. Love the pixies in loganberry! Like on fb.

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  50. I would love a Pixie in a soft gray in size 7. :)

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  51. i would also love the pixie in soft grey! *crossing fingers*

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  52. liked 'em on fb! (and still loving the pixie soft grey)

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  53. I go Dewy eyed for the extra wide (black snake skin)

    or
    I go into the zone for the extrawide Tone Extra (BLack is the new black)

    size 7

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