*AD – This shoes were gifted to me for the purpose of this review, however, all opinions are my own.*
I have a bit of a confession to make. I have a bit of a thing for cow print. I’m not sure when it started really, at some point in my teens I think. I got a massive furry cow print hat for Christmas, think Jamiroquai and you’re pretty much there. But you see, I didn’t stop at the hat. Oh no. I had the gloves, the scarf and the furry mini skirt, I was seriously coordinated. It was the 90s… what can I say?
I can’t seem to let go of this *ahem* 20 year love of cows and if you look around my house, you are likely to find a nod to this crazy facet of my character. From the little cow that was hidden on my wedding cake, to the cow print decals I have decorated over one of my fridges, I suspect this love of all things fresian is here to stay.
So imagine my sheer and exciting delight to discover Hotter’s new Tourist sandals are available is this most loved of prints. So, I am rather excited to be reviewing them for you.
Sandals are my favourite pair of shoes. Forget high heels and boots, sandals are where it’s at. I wear them as long as I possibly can until my toes are just too cold to take it anymore and I reluctantly switch to boots and shoes in the autumn. Another caveat is they have to be comfy, I have no time for shoes that hurt my feet, I walk 10-15,000 steps per day usually and my feet have to be happy while I’m doing so.
My usual go-to sandal is a Birkenstock, I tend to live in them. So I was intrigued to how Hotter sandals would compare. I’ve reviewed Hotter shoes before and really like their boots, but I bought some ballet pumps of my own accord and I just can’t seem to get the heels to stop from rubbing, so I have had a mixed experience with them. I should note all ballerinas seem to be rub me – there must be something strange about my feet, it’s really frustrating.
I am glad to say that these sandals are so, so comfortable. They are definitely going to give my much loved Birkenstocks a run for their money. I am wearing a size 7 here and my feet are quite wide and as both straps are adjustable they fit really well. I tend to be a size 7 or 8 depending on how a shoe comes up.
The upper of these sandals are leather, the sock and lining textile and the sole rubber. They are really comfortable and offer arch support too. They are the type of shoes that don’t need ‘wearing in’ I just put them on and they are good to go straight away. If cow print isn’t your thing (you strange person, you) this sandal comes in loads of different colour combinations so definitely worth checking out. I can see another colour combination working its way into my wardrobe in the future. These are so comfy, the print makes a fab and fun statement and I am really pleased with them.
Now time to work out how to sneak the cow print handbag into my house because I think you would all agree I need it… !