Foot Health Advice

 
DID YOU KNOW THAT WE WALK AN AVERAGE OF 115,000 MILES IN OUR LIFETIME? WHAT IS PERHAPS MORE INTERESTING IS THAT 70% OF FOOT PROBLEMS ARE CAUSED BY BADLY FITTING SHOES.

We spend half our life wearing a pair of shoes, which is why they must be designed and made properly - and why they must also fit well and be comfortable.

Comfort shoe experts

We are shoe experts; shoe experts who love feet - as simple as that! We want you to love your feet too, which is why we've put together this simple guide to looking after your feet. We believe if we can help your feet to feel good and look good too, then you'll be able to make the most of your Hotter shoes.

So what really does make happy feet? Having made footwear now for fifty years we've had lots of opportunity to discuss this with customers, members of the public and a range of health care professionals and have come to the conclusion that different things make different feet happy. For people with heel pain, shoes with underfoot cushioning can provide some relief; for those who lack sensation in their toes due to diabetes it is vital to have smooth internal seams and to help prevent corns and callus you must make sure there's plenty of space around and on top of your toes.

The most comfortable shoes - ever!

There are lots of secret ingredients we conceal in every pair of Hotter shoes to make them the most comfortable you have ever tried - click here to discover the secret of our comfort. Features such as contoured footbeds, extra roomy toe boxes, soft padding at heels and tongues, lightweight, shock absorbing soles and smooth internal seams all combining to take you to comfort heaven!

With over 300 foot conditions it can be tricky to find the right fitting shoe for you. Don't forget you should always consult a podiatrist for foot health advice.

Passionate about buying shoes

We know that you are probably as passionate about buying shoes as we are at about making them - which is why we know that every time you return to Hotter you'll find something new, exciting, and incredibly comfortable to fall in love with.
Foot Heath Advice
HOW TO WEAR
Change hosiery once a day and select socks that contain at least 80% cotton or wool to allow the feet to breathe normally and prevent excess sweating.

Remove and air the insoles from your shoes when you have taken them off to prevent build up of bacteria - this stops shoes becoming smelly!
FEET FACTS
There are over 300 different foot conditions - and nearly 90% of people in the UK are affected at some point in their life.

Foot problems can be inherited, due to wear and tear, due to disease or from poor footwear choices.

Each foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 20 muscles and 100 ligaments.

With every mile we walk, we shift approximately one hundred tonnes (the weight of a blue whale), just to move our own body weight forward.

Your feet can mirror your general health - your podiatrist may be able to detect the initial signs of conditions such as poor circulation and arthritis when they check your feet.
EXERCISE
As you read this straighten your toes and wiggle them - this will help exercise and refresh your toes.

At the end of a busy day, sit with your feet up for ten minutes to help circulation.

To refresh your feet massage gently with a foot roller - or better still ask your partner to massage them for you.