Putting Hotter’s Ribble Boots through their paces!

Regular readers will know that we spend a lot of time outside having adventures and this year this those adventures have been, well, rather damp!

I am a big believer that there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing, but I have to admit that with the torrential rain we have been having recently, even we have opted to stay indoors.

We have, however, made a break for it when we have spotted a drier window of opportunity and got outside for some much needed fresh air, wrapped up from the elements of course.

Last year my wardrobe staple was my Carmen boots from Hotter which were not only stylish, but were made from Goretex too which kept my feet warm and dry – even when caught out by a rather large wave on the beach at West Bay. I literally lived in them all winter until flip flop weather arrived.

This year, although my Carmen Boots still looked good, I fell in love with the new Goretex Boots from the Hotter range – Ribble. The difference between these and Carmen were the finish – this came in either a brown suede look like Carmen, or a black leather which I opted for. My favourite addition to these boots though was the sole as they come with the same sole as their walking boots which is much more suited to outdoor activities.

ribble Boots

I have pretty much lived in these lovely boots since I got them in November as they boast waterproof protection and superior breathability too. The sculpted PU sole is filled with millions of tiny air bubbles which makes for a luxuriously light walking experience and they look great over leggings and jeans.

Although we have not had any cold weather as yet I am confident they will keep me warm as well as dry as they have a furry lining inside too and so far I have road tested them on a few forest walks, very wet and windy school / shopping runs and the beach. They rescued me from a rather deep puddle I managed to park in at swimming too!

Ribble Boots are still available and are now half price in the Hotter Sale – grab a pair whilst they are still there!!

16 thoughts on “Putting Hotter’s Ribble Boots through their paces!

  1. These look great – I live in boots all winter too. Can you adjust them to make them tighter or looser around the calf at all?
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  2. Rachel says:

    These boots just look perfect for the current weather we are having x
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  3. They look great, as everyone says, stylish and comfy, a winning combination.
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  4. This look amazing, I live in my walking boots at the moment, but these seems a really great side step in terms of the fact that they look really stylish too (and my walking boots are old and not really as water proof as they should be so I can’t join in with puddle jumping!)
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  5. Jen says:

    I LOVE these and am off to buy a pair. I need something for muddy football watching and wellies just do not keep my feet warm
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  6. These are lovely! Wellies can sometimes be cold on my feet so it’s always good to find a versatile pair of sturdy boots that can see me through our outdoor adventures. x
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  7. Love the look of these boots, they look so stylish and comfortable.
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  8. Tori Gabriel says:

    These look teally comfortable. I need a decent pair of boots so I can join in puddle jumping. I had to watch recently when I want to join in.
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  9. Sonia says:

    They do look fab, I have two pairs of Hotter boots and love them both but they are more dressy, I could do with some like these that are more practical x
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  10. Kizzy says:

    I could do with those for walking the dog!
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  11. Much more stylish than my mummy’s horrible wellies and they look warmer too! We’ve never tried Hotter shoes but have a store near us in Winchester – must pop in and have a look x
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  12. The L's Mum says:

    I love the look of those boots and how comfy they appear. I find it so hard to find boots that are both comfy and look stylish for the winter and wet weather. Great they are in the sale to. Thanks for sharing.
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  13. You are indeed the outdoor adventurer!! I love those boots – they are similar to my own Hotter boots which have been so fab and comfy on the school run! Hotter are like a mother’s stylish secret aren’t they?!!
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  14. They do look very stylish but yet practical. I do a lot of walking and it’s quite difficult to find everyday boots.
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  15. I agree we stick on full sets of waterproofs and wellies and then head out.
    These boots look a bit more forgiving than wellies are as they can become uncomfortable as they slip on your feet as you walk.
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  16. Monkeyfooted Mummy says:

    I love the look of these, so hard to find stylish weather appropriate boots in the ☔rainy season though

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