You have spoken and the message is clear: comfort is cool and sporty is the new smart. Whether you love sports-luxe or simply like a laid-back aesthetic; here we breakdown the phenomenon called ‘Athleisure’.


Technical Knits

Sitting on our brand new sole Spring, the new technical knit collection is the super-sporty offering for those who can’t stay in one place for too long. Office? Bar? Lunch with friends? Trainers are no longer restricted to the gym and uncomfortable is no longer a word we associate with fashion.


Fit – The moulded insole in each style yields to the contours of your foot for an enhanced fit that aids daily performance.

Bounce – The new Spring sole in this collection is made from supportive, ultra-light PU.

Flex – Crafted from one whole piece of flexible, breathable textile, the knitted uppers fit like a sock that moves with the natural gait of your foot.


Everyday Active

Versatility, functionality and a laid-back attitude are the cornerstones of a good Athleisure wardrobe but if you prefer a more subtle introduction into the trend opt for a style from the everyday Active range. From boots with sporty accents to Active shoes that you can wear with anything, these styles are your go-to shoes for the season ahead.


Fit – Twin adjustments and hidden elastic panels combine to enhance the feeling of support and provide an easy off-and-on fit.

Bounce – With shock absorbing technology built into the soles, these shoes skilfully cushion floor-to-heel impact to redefine your underfoot comfort.

Flex – The subtle toe spring and heel rock combine to provide essential roll of walk.


The Deck Collection

Dresses, skirts, trousers or jeans… our clever collection of deck shoes looks wonderful with every outfit combination. This modern twist on a classic nautical shoe is designed to provide all the comfort of a trainer with all the wearability of your favourite pair of leather casuals. Oh and did we mention they are crafted from quilted leather?

Fit – The luxury leather lining and insole yields to your foot creating a bespoke fit, just for you.

Bounce – The TPU soles on Brooke provide all the lightweight benefits of our signature PU with essential extra grip technology.

Flex – Extra long laces provide room for busy feet to flex throughout the day.


Made in the Comfort Lab


The doors to the Hotter Comfort Lab are now open. Discover more about the beating heart of Hotter and the signature Fit, Bounce, Flex that we include in every pair of shoes.




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