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A step in the right direction

April 22, 2015

When I was a teenager I would walk miles each day, aside from getting the bus to school I walked everywhere. Over the years I have slowly started to walk less and less. That was until I had Roo and Tigger I then upped my walking as it would soothe them in the pushchair plus it got me out of the house and burning off some of the excess baby pounds.

Since the beginning of the school year I have relied upon the car much more as it is impossible for me to drop Tigger at pre-school, Roo at her school and get myself to work on time in a morning. This September however the children will be in the same school so there is little excuse for us not to walk the school run, especially on beautiful days like we have been having recently.

In order to take a step in the right direction those lovely people over at Hotter Shoes asked me to take a look at their active range to choose a pair of shoes to help get me back walking. With many different styles and colours to choose from it was a difficult decision to make but in the end I opted for the Star Shoes as they not only looked comfortable but came in a wonderful plum colour.

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Hotter Shoes – Star Shoes

Arriving within a day or so of ordering I was very happy to take delivery of my new Hotter Shoes from the courier. Tigger did ask if the package was for him, ‘no they are Mummy’s new shoes and they are purple!‘ I replied.

The next day I popped them on as I got the children ready for school and immediately my feet felt comfortable, supported and I had an extra bounce in my step.

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After dropping the children at pre-school and school I headed to my favourite walking spot at The Waterways. Setting off on a stroll around the pathways, over the bridges and through the gazebos I was able to take in the calmness of the water. Looking over the beach, out to Scroby Sands ans watching the sun rise up through the sky it was a great way to get back into walking.

My new Star Shoes provided a soft, comfortable platform in order to walk upon as I made my way round the paths. The funky contrast of plum shoes with pink stitching and sole gives that little pop of colour. With shoes this comfortable I have no excuse not to head out for a walk.

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Disclosure: I received a pair of Hotter Star Shoes FOC for the purpose of review.

  • Morna April 23, 2015 at 5:58 am

    They look fab! My three year old is obsessed with purple, she would love these! I really miss walking on my own. I do go running but a leisurely stroll is a lovely thing.

  • otilia April 28, 2015 at 10:09 am

    oh they do look nice and comfy Sarah! I need a new pair for walking and hopefully driving 🙂

  • Carolin April 28, 2015 at 10:57 am

    I’m really trying to force myself to walk more and since installing the Fitbit app on my phone, I’m really conscious of how little I moved in a day. Now I’m kind of obsessed with reaching my 10k steps a day…

  • Emma April 28, 2015 at 11:24 am

    They look so comfy! I will be investing in some decent trainers when this baby is out! Time to get properly fit after that! 😀

  • Cass April 28, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Ooooh I love them! I’m a recent convert to Hotter Shoes and love wearing mine, they’re the most comfortable shoes I have x x

  • Sonya Cisco April 29, 2015 at 9:06 am

    My OH needs the car for work, and has to leave too early for drop offs, so we have to walk to school come rain or shine! Have to say I am still shoving Syd in his pushchair at the moment, as the 20 minute walk would be 40 otherwise – dreading it in September when he starts reception as cant turn up with him in the buggy then! Am hoping his scooter skills improve over the next few months! And comfy shoes is a MUST for all that walking everyday!

  • Mammasaurus April 29, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Oh I love the colour Sarah! I keep hearing good things about Hotter shoes – I’m off to see if they do sandals as we are off on our Summer hols in a couple of weeks and although with rain here today it seems mad to be looking into sandals it’ll be sunshine before we know it!

  • Penny Carr April 29, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Ooooh – I love those and I’m already a huge Hotter fan too. My trainers that I got from them a couple of years ago have no covered so many miles (a couple of miles a day for the school running even further if I walk to town or elsewhere too) that they’re starting to be a bit long in the tooth. I may have to look to replace them with some of those as I love the plum colour.

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