January 2013 Archive

What else happened in 1983?

30 Jan 2013 10:28:57

Cosyfeet was established in 1983. As part of our 30 year celebrations, we’ve been finding out what else happened for the first time that year.

What else happened for the first time in 1983?

Cosyfeet was established 30 years ago, back in 1983. We thought it would be fun to find out what else happened for the first time that year. This is what we've discovered so far:

  • The one pound coin was introduced in England and Wales
  • The Internet was created
  • Microsoft Word was first released
  • Saga Magazine began publication
  • The first heart and lung transplant was carried out in Britain
  • ITV launched Blockbusters, a game show hosted by Bob Holness
  • The first episode of the historical sitcom Blackadder was broadcast on BBC One
  • Wheel clamps were first used to combat illegal parking in London
  • Swatch introduced their first watches
  • Cabbage Patch Dolls were sold for the first time
  • Compact discs were first released
  • Breakfast TV started in the UK with the BBC Breakfast Time and TV-am
  • Michael Jackson first performed the moonwalk dance
  • Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, June 18th, on the Challenger
  • James Dyson produced his prototype vacuum cleaner

If you can think of anything else that happened for the first time in 1983, please let us know!

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Deal of the week - Free Delivery

29 Jan 2013 15:12:25

For one week only, spend just £30 or over on any product/s and get FREE delivery (UK standard) worth £4.50!

For one week only, spend just £30 or over on any product/s and get FREE delivery (UK standard) worth £4.50! Simply add any product/s to your basket and enter the offer code WDJANFP when prompted. If the order value is over £30, you'll receive free postage.

 Terms and Conditions

To redeem our FREE postage offer (UK standard delivery) on all orders over £30 simply add the items you want to order to your basket and enter the offer code WDJANFP when prompted. This offer expires at 11.59pm on 5th February 2013. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

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How To Make Wide Fitting Shoes

24 Jan 2013 11:33:21

It is impossible to make a regular pair of narrow shoes into wide fitting shoes. The only way that you will be able to get a pair of these types of shoes is if you purchase them from a retailer or manufacturer who offers this type of footwear.

It is impossible to make a regular pair of narrow shoes into wide fitting shoes. The only way that you will be able to get a pair of these types of shoes is if you purchase them from a retailer or manufacturer who offers this type of footwear.

When making wide fitting shoes, manufacturers will go through the same process of creating shoes. The one thing different that these manufacturers will do is to pay very close attention to the width of the shoe. They will measure the dimensions accordingly, to ensure that the shoe is not the same width as the more traditional narrow shoes.

An individual who has wide feet that attempts to wear a narrow fitting shoe will be faced with a lot of problems. First of all, they will find it difficult to squeeze their wide foot into the shoe. Once their foot has made it into the shoe that they are attempting to wear, it will squeeze their foot together. This can cause the foot to have various deformities, due to how it is being forced inside the shoe.

Those that wear the wrong type of shoes that have wider feet will constantly feel like their feet are inflamed. They will notice blisters on their feet, corns, and bunions. These are just some of the deformities that can happen when a person chooses to wear narrow shoes, when they should be wearing shoes that are wider, The only way to avoid this from happening is to wear the right type of shoe.

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Socks Appeal update

23 Jan 2013 09:41:40

In December, Cosyfeet donated 500 pairs of new socks to homeless people attending ‘Crisis at Christmas’ centres across London.

New socks for homeless people

In December, Cosyfeet donated 500 pairs of new socks to homeless people attending podiatry clinics at ‘Crisis at Christmas’ centres across London.

Neil Kennedy, the Resources Manager of Crisis at Christmas said, “On behalf of over 3000 homeless guests, 8700 volunteers and the Crisis at Christmas team, we would like to thank Foot Shop Ltd for your support and wonderful gift of ‘Cosyfeet’ socks.”

Crisis is a national charity for homeless people. At Christmas, the charity provides companionship and support to alleviate loneliness and isolation, and to help people take their first steps out of homelessness.

Socks are an important part of foot health and are a constant need for homeless people who are often on their feet all day. At this time of year, it’s likely that the only pair of socks they own will be wet as well as worn. A pair of clean, dry socks won’t just provide them with comfort, but it could help prevent foot problems and even hypothermia.

We were very pleased to be able to help.

A guest receiving a new pair of socks at Crisis at Christmas

A guest receiving a new pair of socks at Crisis at Christmas

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Get proven relief from pain & swelling...

22 Jan 2013 13:03:16

For this week only get FREE delivery (UK standard) worth £4.50 plus a FREE tube of Reviving Foot and Leg Gel worth £5.00 with any purchase of the Revitive IX.

For one week only, as well as enjoying our SPECIAL PRICE of £199 (£165.83 less VAT), we're offering you FREE delivery (UK standard) worth £4.50 plus a FREE tube of Reviving Foot and Leg Gel worth £5.00 with any purchase of the Revitive IX. This remarkable, scientifically proven Circulation Booster is designed to increase circulation, reduce swollen feet and ankles and relieve tired, aching legs - so you can enjoy life in comfort again.

Simply add the Revitive IX to your basket and enter the offer code WDRFP when prompted. You'll automatically receive free postage and won't be charged for the Reviving Gel (which will be added to your basket), saving you £9.50!

Terms and Conditions

To redeem this offer, simply add the Revitive IX to your basket and enter the offer code WDRFP when prompted. This offer expires at 11.59pm on 29th January 2013. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

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Bath Half Training Update - Not long to go!

15 Jan 2013 09:56:27

On 3rd March, a team from Cosyfeet is running 13.1 miles to raise money for Canine Partners. With a few weeks to go, we asked them how training is going.

On 3rd March, a team from Cosyfeet is attempting to run 13.1 miles to raise £1,400 for Canine Partners, our chosen charity of the year. With only a few weeks to go, we asked some of the team member s how their training is going and how they’re feeling about running on the day.

Julia Edwards – Marketing Manager

The furthest I have been lately is 8 miles. Most of my runs are shorter 4 milers because I’m trying to fit them in with looking after my son.  I now need to concentrate on getting some more training in but age and achy hips aren’t helping!

Jackie Bemmer - Financial Director

I surprised myself by getting up to a 6 mile run just before Christmas but the longest since is only 5 miles. Race day is terrifying me. I'm going to be slowest in history but I just really want to complete the course.

Chris Rickman - Assistant Graphic Designer & Web Administrator

8miles is the furthest I’ve run. I go out running twice a week and I’m feeling quite confident I’ll make it round but I’m certainly not going to break any land speed records!

Janine Fox - Web Retailing Assistant

I’m up to running 10 miles and I’m probably running about 4 times a week. I’m nervous about the run itself, doing it in front of all those people!

Nick Brine - Operations Director

I’ve run the half marathon distance a few times on and off road. I recently completed the distance in 1hr 55mins which included stopping and waiting for my running partner and chatting to friends I met on route. I aim to run a 1hr 45min in training and expect to do better on the day.

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Win a £50 Cosyfeet voucher!

9 Jan 2013 09:56:25

Tell us what you think of our products and you could be in with the chance of winning a Cosyfeet voucher.

Tell us what you think!

Have you shopped with Cosyfeet before? We’d love to hear from you. Simply email competition@cosyfeet.com with a review of any product you've bought and you could be in with the chance of winning a Cosyfeet voucher.

On 1st February, we’ll randomly select one reviewer from the entries and send them a £50 Cosyfeet voucher. Good luck!

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Relieve pain and enjoy comfort once again!

8 Jan 2013 14:53:42

If you suffer from foot pain or simply want more comfort, then take a look at our collection of professional Foot Comfort solutions.

If you suffer from foot pain or simply want more comfort, then take a look at our collection of professional Foot Comfort solutions. All our products are carefully selected from the world's leading manufacturers so you can be confident they're of the highest quality and guaranteed to work.

To take advantage of this fantastic offer, add any items from our Foot Comfort collection to your shopping basket and enter the promotional code WDFCFP when prompted. If the order value is over £15, you'll receive FREE Delivery worth £4.50.

Terms and Conditions

To redeem this FREE Delivery (UK Standard) offer on Foot Comfort products, simply add any items from our Foot Comfort Collection to your basket and enter the code WDFCFP when prompted. The minimum spend is £15 to qualify for Free Delivery. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Only available to UK customers. This offer expires at 11.59pm on 15th January 2013. Offer only applies to products in the Foot Comfort category on Cosyfeet.com.

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December 2012 Newsletter Competition

8 Jan 2013 10:12:44

Patricia Day from Kent won a £50 Cosyfeet voucher for submitting a product review. Well done Patricia!

Patricia Day from Kent won a £50 Cosyfeet voucher for submitting a product review.

Well done Patricia!

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Different Brands Of Extra Wide Shoes

5 Jan 2013 09:05:42

There are many people, both men and women who need to be careful when shopping for shoes.

There are many people, both men and women who need to be careful when shopping for shoes. Women are usually more prone to having extra wide feet. If they have wide feet, then they will need to wear extra wide shoes for comfort and to avoid blisters when walking. There are lots of different branded extra wide shoes available. A popular brand on the UK market is Clarks.

Wide feet can be caused by a wide variety of problems. This includes genetics, pregnancy, and weight gain, just to name a few. If you have ever been told you have wide feet, regardless of the reason for it, it is imperative that you are careful when shopping for shoes.

It is not safe to try to force your wide foot into a narrow shoe. Doing so can have adverse effects on your feet. You could damage your feet, and leave behind lasting effects that do not easily subside. Wearing a shoe that is too narrow for your foot, will not only hurt your foot by doing so, but also cause you to have an awkward posture.

Your incorrect posture, can lead to even more serious issues, such as leg, foot, and joint issues, along with back pain. Men and women who choose to wear the wrong type of shoes for their wide feet will also experience calluses, blisters, and corns on their feet. This is a common problem that comes from not wearing extra wide shoes, when your feet require you to. Getting a size larger than your regular size is not the solution for the problem. The only solution is to purchase shoes that cater to your wider feet.

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