The colder weather brings about a whole host of change to the landscape; leaves change to vivid shades of red and gold before leaving tree branches bare, grey clouds dominate the sky and a damp chill permeates the air. Despite its austere-sounding appearance, Autumn is actually one of the most beautiful times of the year, when many people enjoy taking a trip to explore the countryside. The inclement weather, typical of the season, offers some challenges in terms of what shoes to wear. Finding warm and durable footwear is essential, so this month we are focusing on the perfect styles to help you enjoy making the most of the countryside.


A Country Ramble

Set your own pace and enjoy either a gentle or challenging ramble across the countryside. Taking to winding country lanes, boggy fields or rocky mountainsides, you’ll find the perfect companion in Mist. These sturdy but lightweight walking shoes make easy work of all sorts of different terrain and their hidden
GORE-TEX® technology guarantees to keep water out, leaving your feet feeling warm, dry and comfortable.

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Once again these shoes are excellent. They are VERY comfortable for walking miles and miles which I do everyday with my dog. Waterproof and mud proof without a doubt – Chrissie, West Berkshire

A Walk In The Woods

Take a walk amongst the trees and engage in a full sensory experience. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the woodland, keeping an eye out for wildlife and picking through fallen leaves, conkers and acorns. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the woods in Hotter Original Whisper, our popular ankle boot that feels blissful underfoot and features gorgeous ruched uppers with dual fastening zips for a easy access and a snug, secure fit.


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Feel like I could walk miles, no problem. The leather is so soft, the interior is so comfy and I can’t say enough about these boots. They are just terrific – Verna, Santa Clara

Exploring A Country Manor

Seek out the perfect country estate offering acres of gardens and parkland to explore. Enjoy a gentle stroll through kitchen gardens, mazes and courtyards before heading indoors to warm up and enjoy a delicious lunch or afternoon tea. For elegance and durability, look no further than our beautiful Belle. This elegant boot combines warmth, comfort and grip for walking outdoors with chic styling for a smart but relaxed silhouette.

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Casually beautiful, so well crafted, durable, sublimely comfortable – Samantha, Kentucky

Leaf Kicking In The Park

Relive your childhood years and take a trip to the local park to indulge in a spot of leaf kicking. If you have little ones to accompany you – all the better! There’s something so satisfying about jumping and kicking your way through a pile of crisp leaves that brings back lovely, warm memories. Pull on a pair of cosy Orla boots with waterproof GORE-TEX® technology and kick away to your hearts content – and maybe also sneak in a quick puddle jump or two!

It’s so hard to find waterproof boots which are also stylish enough to wear around town. These are lovely, very pretty and lightweight – Pearl, Sussex

A Trip To The Lake

Enjoy a walk around a lake and admire the still calm of the water. In the UK, the Lake District is absolutely stunning at this time of year, and with the main tourist season long finished it offers a wonderfully peaceful retreat from the busy daily routine. Sink into the cushioned cosiness of Hotter Original Pixie, our much-loved slouchy boot, crafted from silky-soft suede and sporting a full-length zip for flexible access and a luxurious faux fur lining.

I love them so much, wear them all day long for work and I do 10 hours shifts. They are so comfortable and so warm as fur lined – Penny, Torquay

You can check out Pixie here.

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Jenni Summers

A little bit about me… Hi! I am the PR and Social Media Executive here at Hotter, and have worked here for over 17 years. One of the things I love about Hotter is the passion staff have for our shoes; they are always striving to find more ways to help our customers find their perfect pair. When I’m not in the office, I love to cook, craft and shop!

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