We have been designing and making footwear for over 50 years, in fact Beaconsfield Footwear was established in 1959. We diversified from our roots - slipper production - in the early 1990s when we had our 'eureka moment'. We identified a niche in the market for stylish shoes with comfort built in and the Hotter brand was launched. Since then product innovation, world class production facilities and continual reinvestment in our business has seen our shoe collections expand beyond all recognition and our circle of Hotter friends grow by hundreds of thousands each year. We sell our shoes and accessories in the UK direct through our customer service centre, online at and through more than 75 Hotter stores. Our international markets currently include the US, Germany, South Africa and the Middle East.

In 2015 we are proud to have both won a Queen's Award and been named UK Manufacturer of the Year. Discover Hotter on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or join us on our blog ‘It’s a Shoe Thing”.

Aims of the Guide

  1. Help people to recognise the key features of footwear that will most likely offer a healthy and comfortable fit
  2. Encourage companies to manufacture shoes with these key features
  3. Encourage companies to join the Healthy Footwear Guide and actively promote footwear with these key features
  4. Help people find shoe stores that can advise on the correct fit of this footwear
  5. Offer advice to people who cannot get to a shoe store on the key fitting properties to look for when trying Healthy Footwear Guide recommended footwear