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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Comfy Choir Shoes from Hotter

Since joining Belfast Community Gospel Choir, I've struggled to find footwear to wear on a long concert night. We're usually at a venue a couple of hours before a gig starts for a sound check so usually BEFORE the concert starts, my feet are sore! I guess I could wear flat shoes but l like to wear a heel as it looks so much smarter. 
My quest for comfortable heels started back in September and included some sites that I maybe wouldn't have looked at before - including Hotter, a site I thought was just for my parents. It would appear not - meet my new choir shoes 
Glamour Heels c/o Hotter Shoes
So I knew I needed two things in my choir shoes - a decent 'frontage' to keep the shoe on when we run up the aisle and onto the stage at the beginning and while we move throughout the gig AND a sturdy heel. I wanted the height but needed a decent heel giving me this height. These shoes ticked all the boxes:

Ok, so they're not super trendy but I know a lot of my readers need something comfortable for work that doesn't look like a granny shoe. 
And here I am on Saturday night, ready for a gig. Wearing a Warehouse plain jersey faux-wrap dress I bought years ago. It's a brilliant dress (when worn with the right support underneath - unforgivable otherwise!) as it's not too tight and restrictive and not too warm - it's hard to keep cool singing your heart out under the lights!
Now I'll be honest and say that my feet do still hurt at the end of a concert - any heel worn for 4 or 5 hours straight will hurt in my experience but these shoes, used with some sole pads have been the most successful heels I've worn at a concert to date and with 2 more concerts in the next 2 weeks, they're earning their keep!
Thank you Hotter Shoes
Ax
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22 comments

  1. I think they look lovely and perfect for the job in hand! I would love to hear you sing ... perhaps in March?

    Fiona

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    1. Haha - I am definitely a choir singer...not a soloist. Maybe after a few cocktails?!? x

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    2. It's here in print - yes after cocktails

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  2. Finding heels that are both comfortable and stylish is like trying to find the holy grail.

    www.lifestyleandimage.co.uk

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    1. It certainly is Carol! And it involves looking outside the box a bit...so glad to find Hotter! Ax

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  3. You know I really quite like them for their purpose - they remind me of a pair of Patrick Cox block heels I used to wear for work in the late 90s - they were super comfortable for marching around the City. xx

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    1. Thank you Joanna - there is a 90's vibe to them actually...I think I had a pair quite similar then also! Ax

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  4. They are fab! A loafer with a heel....bang on trend I say! They look great with your dress too!You look super stylish xx

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  5. Avril you look stunning in the photo. Loved the honesty of the post and they are nice shoes and perfect for the situations.

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    1. Why thank you Iva! What a lovely comment x

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  6. Quite like them - am aiming towards comfy heels at the moment as an alternative to flats - I never feel quite myself in flats if I'm honest.

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    1. Thanks Emma - they are a perfect option to try out then! Ax

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  7. Amazing photo of you Avril, your hair looks gorgeous too!! Comfy shoes are hard to find I usually go for a wedge when in need of comfort, but you've done well here- the loafer is bang on trend too!!

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    1. Thanks Trea - a wedge would be a great option also! Ax

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  8. Hey, they're not so bad! In fact when paired with opaques and your black dress, they look more than presentable ... or maybe that's because that is quite simply one of the most gorgeous photos of you that I've seen!!

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    1. Aw...you're making me blush Helen! Thank you - a bit blurry...but I had made an effort for the concert and was wearing make-up and I'd had a blow-dry. All helps :) x

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  9. oh I used to have a pair like this in the 90's like Joanna said Patrick cox. You look stunning in that picture. x

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    1. Thank you so much - you're too kind. I'm off to google those Patrick Cox ones now! Ax

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  10. I think they look good Avril and you look fab in your gig outfit - I'm so envious - must start my singing again, can just never find time even to practise! Anyway back to the matter in hand - I too owned a similar pair of shoes with a silver buckle thingy and block heel in the 90s (from Warehouse I think) they're at the bottom of a wardrobe somewhere (yes I am a hoarder!) xx

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  11. A definite 70s vibe going on with this style and the heel will keep you head and shoulders above the other members of the choir. X

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  12. These look comfy, you picked a great style :)

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