Celebrating 50 years of making feet happy
Hotter Comfort Concept celebrates 50 year of making feet happy on November 6th 2009 - Happy Birthday to us!

It's thanks to each and every one of you that we achieved an amazing milestone on November 6th 2009 … fifty years of making happy feet! We're proud that so many of you have joined us on our comfy shoemaking journey helping us to find good homes for the
1.3 million pairs of comfortable shoes we make in the UK each year.

We'd like everyone who loves our comfy shoes, boots and sandals to join in with our celebrations and if you know someone who you think would love to give a shoe a good home then why not share our news today with the handy links below. Make sure you're signed up to our newsletter for all the latest information, but in the meantime why not have a look around our 50th birthday page where you can:

enter our 1959 'celebrity' crossword to win a £50 Hotter voucher
listen to our 50th story as told on BBC Radio Lancashire
find out what our customers think is the most comforting invention of the last 50 years
have a look at our Hotter gallery of faces from yesteryear
check out the history of Hotter on our Comfort Club pages

We're also trying to create a memory bank of your favourite footwear from the past 50 years – so if you have a photo of yourself in your favourites Mary-Janes, platforms, kitten heels or comfort classics we'd love to see them - where else but at weloveshoes@hotter.com We look forward to hearing from you soon,

Kind regards

Stewart Houlgrave
Managing Director
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A huge shoe-shaped* birthday cake and a special treat for Skelmersdale based charity Twinkle House was part of Hotter Comfort Concept's 50th birthday celebrations. With a chorus of 60 Hotter customers singing Happy Birthday to Hotter, our factory tour guide Peter Atherton and tour host Angela Robson presented Twinkle House's manager Jill Appleton with an impressive cake to remember.

Stewart Houlgrave said : “We decided to donate our birthday shoe cake to Twinkle House for the staff, children and parents to enjoy, and it's thanks to each and every one who works here at Hotter that we have achieved this amazing milestone”.

*The shoe cake is Paradise, in Plum!
Enter our 1959 'celebrity' crossword here to win a £50 Hotter voucher.
We asked you to nominate your favourite inventions of the past 50 years – and the overall winner (voted for in our Comfort Club poll) was orthotics.

Here's the winning entry
Inspired by this lovely photo of Heather and Frank Philips from
Kent on their 1959 wedding day we decided to find out if 1959
means something special to you too. Perhaps it's the year you
were born, the year you got married or when you started your
first job? Simply email your stories to weloveshoes@hotter.com and put
1959 in the subject line. Hotter's MD Stewart Houlgrave (also born in 1959) will choose his favourites and the best will win a £50 Hotter voucher.
Stewart appeared on Sally Naden's BBC Radio Lancashire panel show talking about the success of the company.

Click here to listen in.
* All competitions end on February 20th 2010. No cash alternative is available. Winners will be advised by email and winners' names will be published at www.hotter.com
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