If you've been a little curious about exactly how a Hotter shoe is created, here's ladies designer Kim Denton to give you a sneak peek behind the scenes of this season's most popular newcomer Lauren. At 2¾ inches tall this is one of Hotter's highest wedge heels, but with Comfort Concept® features hidden inside Lauren's stylish exterior you'll find it really is a pleasure to wear.
INSPIRATION
A season starts 12 months before the shoes hit the shelves when we're avidly checking out catwalks, key international shopping cities and colour forecasts to spot the trends we can 'hotterise'.
INITIAL SKETCHES
Back at the office, we pool ideas, see what fits best into product strategy and we sketch, tweak and refine many, many shoes before we make our final selection.
TECHNICAL SPEC
Technical drawings are made for each shoe; including upper, sole, lining and fastening so that patterns can be drawn up.
COLOURS & FINISHES
We play around with leathers,
colours, linings and trimmings on the computer so we can tweak and perfect the finished look.
TEST & PRODUCTION
Every pair is fitted and wear tested thoroughly before we press the button for final production.
THE VERDICT
We invited blogger Ellen Arnison (In a bun dance) to test out Lauren;
'Normally I take my work shoes off the minute I come in, but I found myself still in Lauren by bed time.'
-Ellen