What Makes Happy Feet?


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 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 sixty 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.
  1. For people with heel pain, shoes with underfoot cushioning can provide some relief
  2. For those who lack sensation in their toes due to diabetes it is vital to have smooth internal seams
  3. To help prevent corns and callus you must make sure there’s plenty of space around and on top of your toes
  4. If you need to wear orthotics then shoes with removable insoles may be helpful
There are lots of secret ingredients we conceal in every pair of Hotter shoes to make them the most comfortable you have ever tried. Features such as removable insoles, 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!
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Healthy shoes make happy feet
Hotter is a member of the Healthy Footwear Guide which aims to help people make healthy choices when buying footwear.
Don’t forget the HFG has 11 stringent criteria, but every pair of shoes we design and make has hidden comfort features to give you a feeling of liberation as soon as you slip them on. Ask our Fit Ambassadors in store and on the phone more about our heels with hidden foam cushions, strappy sandals with hidden adjustments and slippers with super supportive soles.


Remember to change hosiery once a day and select socks that contain at least 80% cotton or wool to allow the feet to breathe normally.



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



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.

*Always consult a doctor if you are considering a new exercise routine.

Every shoe we create is designed and crafted in our Comfort Lab, discover more from the beating heart of Hotter here >