I have a confession to make, I hate shoe shopping! There I said it, I am a girl who hates buying shoes. I am sorry, I know i have just let down a big handful of shoe shopping enthusiasts.
When I was invited to a Hotter #ShoesieTuesday event a few weeks back I wondered whether I was the right person to go, I live in trainers and really struggle to find any shoes that i both like and find comfortable. I decided that I would go along and see whether they could combat my fear of shoes!
I was happy to find that a good friend of mine and some other lovely bloggers were going so it promised to be a good night.
On arrival we were greeted by very friendly smiley staff from the shop, the area manager and nibbles (which were very welcome after a hard day at work). We were left to our own devices to have a look around and try on any shoes we wanted.
At first I felt a bit like a fraud, I was stood in a shoe shop, surround by excited shoe lovers wondering what I had let myself in for! Then a lovely sales assistant called Jane had a chat with me, I told her how I felt and mentioned that I lived in trainers….her advice was to try on some of the trainers they had to see how they felt.
I tried on a great pair of plum star shoes from the active range, and do you know what?! They were lovely, lovely to look at and lovely to wear. It was a great way to ease me into shoe shopping.
We were then lucky enough to hear more about Hotter, the company and the comfort concept! During the talk there was lots of mentions of the ‘Hotter moment’, I got the gist to be that once you had experienced your first hotter moment, you would fall in love with the pair of shoes that caused it and would become a massive fan of Hotter itself.
…and then it happened, I spotted some boots (anyone who knows me, knows I never look at boots), the boots called to me. I picked it up and I called to Jane ‘can I try these please?’. When Jane returned with a pair, I slipped them on and Oh My comfort…..I smiled!
I was informed this was my ‘hotter moment’ and to be honest it was, I went on to try lots of different things but kept coming back to the boots! They were instantly comfortable and they looked good too!
I had such a lovely evening and I even enjoyed shoe shopping, in fact I still smile now thinking about how lovely the staff were, how knowledgable and the fact they wanted to help. I smile at the fact I had a hotter moment and the Carmen came home with me!
I will do another post soon as to what the boots are like! But tell me…do you like shoe shopping? Have you had a hotter moment?