March 2018 Archive

Boat shoes for land and sea

27 Mar 2018 09:00:48

Our premium boat shoe styles are made from luxurious leathers which gently mould to your feet for the ultimate in comfort and style…

Our premium boat shoe styles are made from luxurious leathers which gently mould to your feet for the ultimate in comfort and style…

Sandy

Elegant and stylish, it features our ‘hidden depth’ design so it looks neat even on swollen feet, despite being very roomy. It’s lined with super-soft leather and has lightweight, shock-absorbing soles for all-day comfort.

Sandy

Sandy comes in two limited edition colours

Will

Designed for style and comfort in equal measures, this handsome boat shoe is a true classic. Much deeper and roomier than it looks, it has a hand-stitched apron for extra ‘give’ and a removable ‘airflow’ comfort footbed so it’s ideal for orthotics.

Will

Lace-up style Will in chestnut

Woody

This handsome, premium boat shoe fits swollen feet with ease thanks to the special ‘hidden depth’ design. It’s crafted from our luxury leathers which gently mould to your feet as well as being lined with soft leather for all-day comfort. The shock-absorbing, ‘airflow’ footbed adds to the exceptional comfort of this timeless classic.

Woody

Woody comes in a variety of classic colours

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Cosyfeet Easter 2018 delivery aims and opening hours

26 Mar 2018 14:33:02

Our Easter 2018 delivery aims and opening times.

Delivery Aims:

We will not be despatching or delivering any orders on Friday (30th March) or Monday (2nd April). Any Next Working Day or Convenient Collect orders placed after 2pm on Thursday (29th of March) will be delivered on Wednesday (4th of April).

Opening Times:

Our shop and contact centre will be closed on Friday (30th March) and Monday (2nd April). They will be open as normal on Saturday (31st March).

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My Weekly - March 2018

19 Mar 2018 09:00:14

Hurray! Our super-comfy Cape Mohair® Medi Socks are in My Weekly magazine’s ‘Focus on Sore Feet’ health feature this week!

Hurray! Our super-comfy Cape Mohair® Medi Socks are in My Weekly magazine’s ‘Focus on Sore Feet’ health feature this week!

My Weekly

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English Tourism Week 17th - 25th March 2018

16 Mar 2018 09:00:00

Taking place in spring each year, English Tourism Week celebrates the value and quality of tourism in England. We have gathered a few suggestions for days out around our native Somerset.

Taking place in spring each year, English Tourism Week celebrates the value and quality of tourism in England. We have gathered a few suggestions for days out around our native Somerset.

Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Take time to explore one of Britain's most spectacular natural landmarks. From its awe-inspiring cliffs to its extraordinary subterranean stalactite caves. The Cheddar Gorge and Caves hold many fascinating secrets about our prehistoric ancestors, and is an international centre for both caving and rock climbing – don’t forget to sample the cheese too!

Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge in Somerset

Glastonbury Abbey

Set in the heart of the town, Glastonbury Abbey was one of the richest and more powerful monasteries in England. It is now a Grade I Listed Building as well as a Scheduled Ancient Monument which is open to the public as a visitors’ attraction.

Glastonbury Abbey

The Lady Chapel at Glastonbury Abbey

Roman Baths

Situated in the city of Bath, the Roman Baths are a complex site comprising of a well-preserved Roman site used for public bathing. The Roman Baths themselves are below the modern street level. There are four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the museum, holding finds from Roman Bath.

The Roman Baths

The Great Bath at the Roman Baths

Of course, tourism usually involves a lot of walking, so be sure to choose a comfortable and supportive pair of shoes from our new spring range – here are a few styles to put a spring in your step:

Ashley

This on-the-go casual style for men offers lots of support and adjustability for all-day comfort, available in colours which are fashionable all year round.

Ashley

Move

This style is incredibly shock-absorbing so your knee and ankle joints are protected when you’re on the go. The spongy, cushioning footbed also gives an exceptional level of underfoot comfort – perfect for getting out and about.

Move

Bounce

The super-flexible sole and shock-absorbing Cushion Active™ footbed ensure a cushioned landing with every step. Made from premium leathers and breathable uppers, this supportive casual is so incredibly comfy, you’ll never want to take it off!

Bounce

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Diabetes and the importance of correctly fitting footwear

14 Mar 2018 09:00:00

Ill-fitting wide shoes for women can cause damage to the feet in people who have diabetes due to neuropathy. Neuropathy can cause loss of sensation in the feet which means the damage can go unnoticed.

Ill-fitting wide shoes for women can cause damage to the feet in people who have diabetes due to neuropathy. Neuropathy can cause loss of sensation in the feet which means the damage can go unnoticed.

If shoes are too narrow, tight or loose, they can cause blisters or ulcers which can be slow to heal and lead to infections. Therefore, it is important to have comfortable, correctly fitting shoes. Your podiatrist can advise you about this, but here are some tips:

  • Beware of choosing shoes that are too tight as the increased pressure of tight shoes can make them feel the right size.
  • Feet get larger and broader in older people, but many people often continue to buy the same size. One study showed that a third of the people surveyed said they took a different shoe size from the one they were wearing, probably due to the fact that shoes sizes vary from maker to maker.
  • Before buying footwear, run your fingers inside to check for anything that may harm. Looks for styles that have minimal seaming to help prevent rubbing which could lead to foot sores.
  • After buying a new pair of shoes, wear them for 2 hours at first, then inspect your feet for pressure marks or irritations. A hand mirror is useful to ensure that all parts of the feet can be examined. Gradually build up the wearing time.

Alison

Look for footwear with minimal seaming. Style shown: Alison from Cosyfeet

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Adjustable shoes for men with swollen feet

12 Mar 2018 09:00:00

If you’re a man with wide or swollen feet, then it’s important to look for wide shoes for men to give you the extra room you need.

If you’re a man with wide or swollen feet, then it’s important to look for wide shoes for men to give you the extra room you need. It’s also preferable to choose a style which has an adjustable fastening so that you can adjust it to accommodate additional swelling over the course of the day.

Laced styles tend to give the most secure fit with plenty of support and adjustment. Shoes that are designed for very wide or swollen feet often have a slightly longer lace which allows for fitting flexibility.

Stanley

Stanley style from Cosyfeet can be adjusted to fit swelling

Touch-fastening styles offer lots of scope for adjustment and are ideal for anyone who has problems tying a lace. The positioning of the fastening should be placed so that it doesn’t cut into the front of the swollen ankle area. Strap extension pieces are often available for touch-fastening styles. Strap extensions lengthen the straps, so you can accommodate very swollen feet and ankles.

Elvis

Elvis from Cosyfeet has a touch-fastening strap

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Cosyfeet Competition - March 2018

11 Mar 2018 09:00:00

Find the names of six new Cosyfeet styles in our word search competition and you could win a pair of shoes of your choice from our new spring collection.

Spring styles

Find the names of six new Cosyfeet styles in our word search competition and you could win a pair of shoes or sandals of your choice from our new spring collection!

To be in with a chance of winning, simply find the six new Cosyfeet styles in the word search below and fill in the entry form by 11.59pm on 31st March 2018.

The winner will be randomly selected from the correct entries and will win a pair of shoes or sandals of their choice from our new spring collection. Terms and conditions apply*

Good luck!

V L Z R F H G C Y Z D Y
F Y D J R W R H L I J K
C E S W A V L K P J A E
X C L S N X X J B T O C
O E U L C Y E J A W O N
N A L L E B A R A N Z U
R H H L S B I X O P L O
E R H U C N A M O K G B
M S U J A R P S J X O V
A P X T Q X U R I J O T
H J I I O Y O A J Y R P
F C O B N H P H F J M W

Sorry, but this competition has now finished.

*Terms and Conditions:
To be in with the chance of winning a pair of Cosyfeet shoes or sandals from the new spring collection, simply find the names of 6 new Cosyfeet styles in our word search and complete the competition form above by 11.59pm on 31st March 2018. Click here to view our new collection. A winner will be picked at random from the correct entries. The winner will be contacted by email. Prize cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative. We reserve the right to withdraw this competition at any time.

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Why we love leather

11 Mar 2018 09:00:00

As well as looking great, leather footwear is durable, breathable, water-resistant, easy to clean and moulds to your feet for maximum comfort.

As well as looking great, leather footwear is durable, water-resistant, easy to clean and moulds to your feet for maximum comfort. Genuine leather shoes and sandals also allow your feet to breathe and sweat to escape. This promotes a healthy environment within your footwear ensuring feet stay fresh and dry during the spring and summer months. In turn, this helps prevent foot odour and athlete’s foot and keeps feet at a comfortable temperature.

To ensure our leather footwear is of the highest-quality, we use materials from trusted suppliers that are thoroughly tested to industry standards. Our leathers are hand-finished, giving an enhanced appearance, and are supple to give softness and more comfort in wear.

Good quality rawhide is the basis of our product and is a major factor in the quality of our leather. We only use European tanneries, which in turn only choose raw material of the finest European origin. This ensures the high quality and natural character of our leather. Our tannery partners use production processes with minimal environmental impact.

The final production processes of our leathers ensure that we achieve a high standard of durability, stability and good looks. Different finishing techniques are then used for the leathers’ specific application. For example, level of shine, waterproofness, wax content, pattern or texture (including suedes and nubucks).

Generally, our standard smooth leathers are finished with a light layer of pigment, which helps to achieve a high level of durability plus a clear aniline finish. This helps retain some of the natural appearance of the leather.

Once our shoes are completed, one of the last processes they go through in our workshops is the application of an individual hand-finish. The leather is creamed and polished providing a superior nourishment, appearance and longevity to the leather.

Leather styles

Leather styles Isabelle for women and Ashley for men

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Cosyfeet's new charity of the year

11 Mar 2018 09:00:00

Pets as Therapy is our chosen charity of the year. We are raising money to help fund the important work that their volunteers and pets do to provide comfort, companionship and therapy to those in need.

Pets as Therapy is our chosen charity of the year. We are raising money to help fund the important work that their volunteers and pets do to provide comfort, companionship and therapy to those in need.

Pets As Therapy is a UK-wide, national charity. Its volunteers and their temperament-assessed dogs and cats make regular visits to nursing homes, hospitals, hospices and day care centres. The volunteers spend time with the patients, residents or visitors, allowing them to stroke the PAT pets and enjoy some companionship. For pet lovers who no longer live in their own home, or elderly people who attend day care centres but can no longer own a pet, interacting with a PAT pet can bring great comfort and joy.

Pets as Therapy - Carole and Millie

The very special brand of care, companionship and therapy that Pets As Therapy provides is being increasingly recognised by the medical profession. Volunteers are being asked to assist with stroke rehabilitation work and help people with phobias or mental health issues. Many schools are also now inviting Pets As Therapy dogs to spend time in the classroom and help children with reading difficulties.

For more information about the charity visit www.petsastherapy.org

Doing our bit to help

Cosyfeet wants to help Pets as Therapy continue their vital work. That's why we will be donating 25p for every pair of our bestselling Holly or Richie slippers you buy this year.

In previous years we have helped RVS, PDSA, Canine Partners, WRVS, BIBIC and Diabetes UK.

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Royal Voluntary Service summary

9 Mar 2018 09:00:00

Over the past two years, Cosyfeet and its customers have been raising funds to support a vital service for older people in North Somerset.

Over the past two years, Cosyfeet and its customers have been raising funds to support a vital service for older people in North Somerset.

Run by national volunteering organisation, Royal Voluntary Service, the North Somerset Community Companions (formerly Good Neighbours) service offers caring, friendly support to older people – helping them remain independent and engaged with their community.

Irene Minton

Community Companions service user, Irene Minton with her Christmas Hamper

This service makes a real difference to an older person living alone and is reliant on the amazing contribution of 80 Royal Voluntary Service volunteers. Our tireless volunteers have gifted thousands of hours over the last two years to provide older people in North Somerset with valuable company and friendship as well as ensuring they stay safe and well.

Hundreds of older people have been referred to the service by their GPs, who identify those most at risk of ending up in hospital within a year. Volunteers then spend an hour or so a week, either in person or over the phone in the older person’s company. They also often help with small jobs in the home, weekly shopping and collecting prescriptions as well as signposting to local community amenities.

Generous donations from Cosyfeet, totalling in excess of £15,000, have helped Royal Voluntary Service raise awareness of the availability of Community Companions to people locally, as well as to recruit the all-important volunteers. It has also enabled the charity to expand the service’s reach within North Somerset and help more people in need. Volunteers have also benefitted through staying active, with many fostering some great new friendships along the way.

A big thank you to everyone that has donated – your support has made a life-changing difference to many older people in North Somerset.

RVS

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