The Royal Horticultural Society has finally revealed the contents of its first Hotter-RHS footwear collection, a new range that will be available in Hotter stores and online in 2020.
The partnership was unveiled earlier this year, when the RHS awarded the license to Hotter – the UK’s largest shoemaker – to develop a selection of comfortable yet stylish women’s shoes and sandals. Details, however, were kept under wraps.
Until now, of course.
For the Spring Florals Collection, Hotter has created two exclusive patterns, using a selection of the RHS’s extensive library of 25,000 botanical art images. The team has used the two designs as accents on three of its best-selling products: Chase – a stylish and comfortable casual; Tropic – a pretty sandal; and Shake, a versatile everyday shoe.
Hotter is manufacturing 14,000 pairs of the premium leather shoes in its UK factory in Skelmersdale. The shoes will come in sizes three to nine (with some half sizes). Both standard and wide fit options will be available. Made from premium leather, the footwear has been designed for comfort, using clever design details, padding and adjustment to give the perfect fit.
Hotter’s Spring Florals collection in partnership with the RHS will launch in March 2020, when it will be available to buy internationally via hotter.com and at Hotter’s 80 UK stores.
“We have been searching for the perfect collaboration partner for a number of years and the RHS is definitely the perfect fit,” said Hotter CEO Ian Watson.
“Our customers have an affinity with the great outdoors: they are active, appreciate horticulture, and, of course, need comfortable shoes when taking time out at the beautiful RHS Gardens and flower shows across the UK.”
Shereen Llewellin, licensing executive, RHS, added: “Hotter is a highly regarded company, crafting shoes that are the epitome of comfort and style. Like the RHS, Hotter strongly supports British design and development: it has a commitment and passion for footwear entirely made in the UK. We’re delighted to be working with Hotter and eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Spring Florals Collection.”