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.
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.
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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