Towards the end of last year I did a walking tour of Bournemouth with Hotter Shoes where I learned interesting facts all about my home town and saw things that I have walked past on an almost daily basis and never noticed.
During this walk, the Hotter team mentioned that it was the 10th anniversary of their Bournemouth store on April 20th 2017 and asked if I could think of a way to celebrate.
I am a bit of a daredevil on the quiet and had the perfect challenge to set a group of bloggers and the Hotter team……….the PierZip on Bournemouth Pier.
The PierZip is the world’s first pier to shore zip wire, boasting a 250 metre dual zip wire, allowing you to challenge friends or family to race from the end of the pier to the shore!
The brave bloggers and I met on the pier and got kitted out in the safety equipment and our new Hotter Shoes which all came from their Active range.
I chose the Appleby GTX shoe which is ideal for our outdoor adventures. Not only is it lightweight and comfortable, but has been designed with GORE-TEX® which repels water to keep my feet dry, whilst offering maximum breathability to leave my feet feeling dryer for longer.
My comfy shoes were a godsend on the climb to the top of the tower which stands a nerve-wracking 25 metres above the sea.
Despite the nerves in the group, I think everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience with some of us brave adventurers braving the zip wire twice.
Even the staff from the Bournemouth Store gave it a try too!!
It was soon my turn and I could not wait to launch myself off the platform.
Taking on the Pierzip is a truly unique and unforgettable experience!
This is the first time I have ridden it at sunset and the panoramic view of Bournemouth and its coastline bathed in orange as the sun went down was spectacular.
Once we had landed, we all gave a brief interview about our experience and the shoes we had chosen, before heading to Aruba for a spot of dinner and a cocktail reward.
Happy 10th Birthday Hotter Bournemouth, here’s to the next ten years!!
A big thanks to all the bloggers who came along and to Carl from Waveslider Photography for the amazing pictures, you can read their posts by clicking the links below:
Even Angels Fall: Taking the Leap with Hotter Shoes
Beta Mummy: Staring Death in the Face with Hotter
The German Wife: Celebrating Hotter Bournemouth 10th Birthday from Way Up High
Lucy Greenslade: Hotter Shoes 10th Anniversary: I Wimped Out