About us

ABOUT US

EST 1959

The company was set up in 1959 in Lancashire and we've been designing and making footwear ever since! We diversified from our roots - slipper production - in the early 1990s, when we had our 'eureka moment' - identifying a niche in the market for stylish shoes with comfort built in. Since then product innovation, world class production facilities and continual reinvestment in our business has seen our shoe collections expand beyond all recognition and our circle of Hotter friends grow by hundreds of thousands each year.

Experts in comfort for every foot

Experts in comfort for every foot

There’s no such thing as the ‘average foot’ so we offer four widths and UK whole and half sizes. Our designers inject timeless style into collections of active, casual and deck shoes, as well as boots, sandals and slippers; all brought to life in the latest colour palettes and quality materials.

Unique Comfort Technology

Unique Comfort Technology

Our Cushion+ technology creates an ultra-lightweight, supremely soft experience by using an OrthoLite® insole and innovative Infinergy® technology. Our Stability+ designs benefit from a balance bar which sits mid-foot, and an OrthoLite® insole, to create excellent lateral support and a brilliantly secure feel.

Hotter App

Serving our customers

Hotter has over 4m customers in the UK and overseas, buying online, through our mail order channel and at 17 targeted UK Technology Centres. We’re digital experts, we listen, we adapt, we innovate … our App is the first in its class to offer augmented reality and digital sizing so our customers can size, try on and buy our shoes literally anywhere.

Celebrating our people

Celebrating our people

There’s more to us that you think, and it’s our people who drive our business forward. Hotter colleagues make shoes in our UK factory and ship them across the globe from our distribution centre. We have Fit Experts in our Contact Centre and in our Technology Centres and digitally focused teams at our head office work with 3D printing, digital design and CGI graphics, blending craft and technology to bring you the best footwear.