Lifespan of the shoe featuring Mist by Hotter

Lifespan of the shoe featuring Mist by Hotter

I am a huge shoe junky. If given a choice of handbags, jewellery, make-up or any other tempting goodies I will always go for the shoes… but I also have high standards… I love shoes but not just any shoes. For me a pair of shoes must have “soul”; they must be comfortable, well made, friendly for my feet and yes, they must look good too.

When we moved out of London I still wanted, indeed needed to fit my love of shoes into our new countryside lifestyle. Unfortunately this did mean replacing some of my brightly coloured and funky footwear with something more suitable for a “village” life, something that would be more in line with my age and the new type of activities that you do in the countryside; Yet something still classy, still comfortable, and yes still good quality and funky looking.

My search for such footwear had led me to Hotter.

I found myself a pair of Mist shoes – flat shoes with a breathable lining, cushioned insole and lightweight soles. When I tried them on I knew that these shoes will become my best friend and I just had to buy them.

At first they were just a going out daily shoes but very soon they became my go to shoes and once we got Lilly they turned into my walking shoes. I could walk in them for hours and hours either sun or rain; no matter the weather conditions my feet were dry, warm and comfortable.

I have had my first pair of Mist for 6 years now. During this time:

Mist by HotterI lost my insoles or at least a top part of it

Mist shoes by Hotter

The soles have developed visible signs of usage but are still intact and in perfect order

Brown Mist by Hotter

The shoes became a bit out of shape

My Mist by Hotter

And Bunk from time to time has had a chew on my shoe laces

That’s all… 6 long years of wear and tear and these are the only things I have to report. Yes, they might not look as nice and fresh as a brand new pair but they are still fully usable shoes; they still keep my feet dry and warm and provide the same comfort as they did the first day I tried them on (maybe even more as they have moulded to my feet over the years).

Last year I’ve got a new pair of Mist, exactly the same, also in brown. I have had them since February but I didn’t put them on until this October. I knew that I had this lovely, comfortable pair of shoes in my cupboard but I simply couldn’t say goodbye to my original pair… and I still didn’t. Now I use my 6 years old pair for the dog walking and any “dirty” work (like gardening) and my new pair are have now became my “go to town” pair of shoes 🙂

I’ve just checked the Hotter website and they no longer make Mist in brown, they do however have a beautiful red version now. I know I will not “need” a new pair for a long, long time yet I am extremely tempted by the new red ones.

Mist by Hotter are currently sold in a choice of four colours: black, navy, sangria (aka red) and smoke / limestone. They have an RRP of £90 and come in sizes from UK 3 up to UK 9. You can pick a standard or wide fit version. They feature GORE-TEX lining, have lace-up fastening and are built to last! I can personally vouch for all these points!

Lifespan of the shoe featuring Mist by Hotter.

If you are in the market for a new pair of walking shoes, look no further!

What’s your favourite pair of shoes?

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Giveaway – £20 Hotter Shoes Gift Card

Hotter-LogoWe all dream about comfortable shoes. After all if our feet aren’t happy we aren’t happy.

One of the Hotter slogans is “Comfy shoes deliver Happy feet” and I totally agree with it! Our happiness starts with the shoes 🙂

Hotter was created in 1959 and ever since they have been designing and making comfy footwear. I actually own a pair of Hotter shoes and I was and still am wearing them for the last 5 years… yes, they have seen better days but they are still going strong and they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned – I will bring you their review within the next few weeks.

Hotter Comfort Concept

In celebration of my pending 1 year blogoversary, which is tomorrow I have for you one £20 gift card to spend on Hotter goodies. It will be a “real” paper gift card, so you can shop online or pop to one of the Hotter Shoes stores which are all over our lovely country.

To enter this giveaway:
Please follow my blog and leave a comment: I would like you to describe your dream pair of shoes – either a pair you own and love or an imaginary one, you wish someone would create just for you.
Additional entry: Please follow Hotter Shoes on Twitter and leave me a comment that you have done so.
Daily additional entry: Follow me on Twitter and RT the competition message as stated below, and then please leave a comment telling me that you have done so.
Happy feet start with @hottershoes and I want to #win a gift card with @AgataPokutycka enter at http://wp.me/p3l2gI-Qu end date 14/04

Good Luck!

T&C
1. Open to UK entrants only.
2. One obligatory entry per reader + 1 additional entry + 1 additional daily entry allowed.
3. There will be 1 winner in total. The winner will receive 1 x £20 Hotter Shoes gift card.
4. Hotter Shoes will be responsible for the delivery of the prizes.
5. Winner will be picked at random and informed within 7 working days from the close of the competition via email or Twitter.
6. Winner will then have 7 working days to claim their prize, after this time, a new winner will be automatically selected.
7. Closing day is 14-04-2014 at 23:59pm, an entry made after this time will not be counted.

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UPDATED 8/05/2014

The lucky winner was picked at random and it was Annie C.!

Well done Annie!

Annie accepted her prize and hopefully will receive her voucher shortly.

Thank you all for entering!