If you've a burning question for Ian email it to us at weloveshoes@hotter.com - we can't reply to them all but we'll feature the most popular in a future edition and on our Facebook page. Or why not inspire Ian by telling us about your perfect Hotter shoe?
Meet Ian Spedding - the man who's going to be showing a keen interest in your wardrobe over the next few years.
As our new Design Director you'll be delighted to know that this shoe fanatic's mantra is "every shoe should be designed and made to please the foot as well as the eye"! So what can ladies, and gentlemen, expect from this passionate shoe designer...

"I've joined Hotter at an amazing time, our shoes are looking better than ever and we've got a design team hungry to 'shoe horn' our trademark Hotter comfort into as many different shoe styles as women have occasions to wear them!" enthused Ian, who started his career in the Lake District working as a designer and pattern cutter. "We've just undertaken research to understand how customers feel our shoes can help them enjoy their lives and with feedback
from our home shopping and stores there's a wealth of information to steer our developments."

Ian has already spearheaded design teams that have driven two shoe brands to international success and he's now focussed on creating a collection of amazing shoes that Hotter customers across the globe will enjoy. "Look out for Hotter versions of on-trend products, such as our lovely Kiara brogues which we injected with Comfort Concept 'pixie dust' to make them some of the most comfortable on the market. And be assured, we won't be forgetting the thousands of loyal Hotter customers who have enjoyed our shoes for so many years - we've special new developments to reveal next season, so leave some wardrobe space for a few more pairs!"
"Octavia is my tip for a great all rounder that will give stand out appeal and performance all season long," says Ian.
"If your life is active you'll love the airy mesh lining, special sports insoles and wicking uppers that will keep your feet fresh and dry; but for me Octavia's real appeal comes from her sporty good looks and bright colourful accents."
Super lightweight soles
Breathable antibacterial footbed