This review did not start well.
When Hotter first contacted me and offered me a pair of boots to review, my initial reaction was ‘erm… aren’t they a bit, well, aren’t they for… erm… older people?’
I looked on the website and honestly didn’t see too many styles that I thought would suit me.
Anyhoo. I kept my opinions to myself (unlike me, to be honest, generally I’m a chronic blurter) and chose a pair of fur and leather boots off their website. They came. I unpacked them. I thought they were okay. I wore them.
And wore them.
And wore them.
They’ve tramped round muddy fields (and been subject to undignified hosing off in the garden afterwards), pounded pavements, trudged round Portobello market and Christmas shopped at Westfield. They’ve cleaned out the garage (not on their own, they’re not that clever), collected Christmas trees, been holly collecting and even to parents’ evening.
They are, I’m happy to say, completely waterproof, and the suede is still unmarked and lovely, and the fur has remained gorgeously soft and unmatted, with very regular use. Fabulous quality.
The one problem with them, I think, is that they’re not massively trendy. I can’t even put my finger on why – maybe it’s the seams on the top of the foot?
BUT. They’re SO warm, and so comfy and so easy to pull on, and look so great with jeans, that I’ve just completely fallen in love with them. And now I wouldn’t give them up.
So, Mr Hotter (or Mrs Hotter, maybe) – please give us some trendier styles and I will be your avid and loyal customer forever more.
The boots reviewed were Heaven (currently in the sale with £20 quid off).