Spring ready with floral trainers

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Style and comfort are a constant wardrobe frustration for me, especially given that I have back and neck pain. I went to Hotter in Solihull for their blogger event to explore what they have that could help. I was delighted to see that there were lots of options with colours reflecting the same offerings across the high street fashion stores. It means that I don’t necessarily have to feel out of touch with current trends and the lightweight, cushioned styles will work with my wardrobe.

After looking around the store I could see that they had lots of different styles too; from boots to sandals and trainers with some slippers thrown in for good measure. But the Mabel floral trainers (£45) were really calling me. I tried them on in a 4.5 (so pleased that they have half sizes as standard) and they fit perfectly. I loved the comfortable sole, the width fitting and the fabric. The floral trainers looked lovely and if I need orthotics added to my shoes then these inner sole can be completely removed to accommodate them if needed. I was sold instantly.

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I decided on the aqua lace floral print fabric but I may have to come back and get these in another colour. The midnight vintage floral look like they would be a great addition to my wardrobe and the navy floral is a cute print too.

I pair these floral trainers with jeans, dresses and skirts without any problems. I find that despite the floral print they work well in my wardrobe that seems to be lacking in prints on the whole. For a casual spring look, I’ve styled Mabel* with my Levi jeans, a loose fit slogan tee shirt and a waterproof jacket in a cheery bright yellow. It’s the kind of outfit that is perfect for a weekend walk through the city for coffee and cake with Mr Ting. The waterproof jacket being pretty essential for the weather here in the UK.

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The Mabel floral trainers are so comfortable that I even wore them on a trip on the Severn Valley Railway with lots of walking all day without a single issue. It was like walking in shoes that I had had for years. I am converted to not only wearing floral print trainers but also to the Hotter Shoes range. It might not be a glamorous destination for footwear as they don’t sell sass-adding stiletto heels that I would usually buy. But I think their range has a place in my wardrobe and that surprises yet delights me also.

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