April 2018 Archive

Get up to 75% off in our clearance sale

25 Apr 2018 09:00:15

We've got some great offers in our clearance sale, including up to 75% off selected products. But be quick - once they're gone, they're gone!

We've got some great offers in our clearance sale, including up to 75% off selected products. But be quick - once they're gone, they're gone! (terms apply - see below*)

Clearance sale

*Terms and Conditions
Click here to view the Keep Active clearance sale products. Only available while stocks last. Limited stock available. We reserve the right to withdraw this sale at any time.

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Sustainability at Cosyfeet

24 Apr 2018 09:00:00

At Cosyfeet, we really value our responsibility to do our bit for the environment. Read our latest blog post to find out the ways we are reducing waste and improving sustainability at Cosyfeet.

At Cosyfeet, we really value our responsibility to do our bit for the environment. Here is our latest blog post to show the ways we are reducing waste and improving sustainability at Cosyfeet:

We’re sending fewer letters. Using telephone and email communication has helped to reduce our paper wastage.

Reducing out of stock items. This means fewer despatches so less waste packaging and transport pollution.

Recycling bins around the whole business. Where possible, everything is recycled in every department.

Recycling bins

 Recycling bins are in every department at Cosyfeet

We’re reducing packaging on products. Buying products pre-packaged means there is less packaging for transporting.

Reviewing all packaging. We’re currently reviewing our use of plastic packaging and looking into alternatives.

Charity donation. When returned items cannot be put back into stock, we tend to donate them to charity, which helps someone in need as well as reducing our product wastage.

Relocated shoe production. We recently moved manufacturing from India to Spain and Portugal; as well as making the production time much quicker, we have greatly reduced our carbon footprint. The factories also procure the materials locally, again reducing the transportation needs. We also manufacture and source a number of products from the UK.

Reusing shoe boxes. The improved quality of our shoe boxes means they can be reused for returned items.

Shoe boxes

Our improved, robust shoe boxes can be reused

Caring for the environment is not limited to businesses, so we have gathered some great ideas for reducing your waste at home:

Turn off electrical items when they’re not in use. This will save you money on electric power.

Fix leaking taps. The average UK citizen uses 150 litres of water a day! Reduce this average by having that drippy tap mended.

Reduce food waste. Instead of throwing out of date food away, start a compost heap in your garden – click here to find out more.

Recycle more. Try to buy products which feature recyclable packaging; find out more about the major supermarkets' sustainability plans here.

Go paper-free. Changing to online banking, billing and other communications can reduce your paper wastage considerably.

Take reusable bags with you when you shop. This will save you having to buy them at the till and reduce your plastic use.

Use reusables! Instead of plastic water bottles, invest in a reusable one that can be cleaned and refilled to help tackle plastic bottle wastage.

Do you have some tips on reducing, reusing and recycling? Leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments below!

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The cooling comfort of cotton

22 Apr 2018 09:00:00

With temperatures set to rise this week, we have put together our favourite footwear picks for keeping feet comfy and cool.

With temperatures set to rise this week, we have put together our favourite footwear picks for keeping feet comfy and cool.

Molly, Sammi and Steffi

These three cotton-lined styles are perfect for the warmer weather – Molly is lightweight and adjustable as well as having an open-toe so you’re ready for a scorching day. Sammi offers excellent support around the heel as well as being a lace-up for better adjustability. Our Steffi style features a toe-shaped upper which is square and roomy – ideal for those with more swollen feet. All three have a cotton-rich lining to help wick away moisture and keep your feet cool.

Fabric styles

Molly, Sammi and Steffi provide cooling comfort for hotter days

Margaret

The cotton version of our popular Skye style, Margaret is super soft and lightweight but still supportive for all day comfort. With a cotton lining and seam-free toe box, you’ll be prepared for holidays and days out.

Margaret

Margaret shown in lemon

Koryl

This flatteringly feminine shoe is roomier than it looks, so perfect for swollen feet. Our selection of beautiful fabrics, combined with a cotton lining to keep feet cool and fresh, will ensure you have something comfy to wear for any occasion.

Koryl

Koryl in leopard print for a more adventurous look

James, Jim and Steven

Our men’s cotton-rich styles feature some smart fabrics and a variety of fastenings. The Elastane front featured on James and Jim ensures there will be no pressure on feet if they’re sore or sensitive, as well as being stretchy enough for bunions or hammer toes. The cotton canvas back offers a huge amount of support for comfort. As James has a touch-fastening, Jim has laces, so there really is something for everyone.

For those with swelling or bandaging, there is Steven which opens right out, making it the easiest to get on and off.

Men's cotton styles

James, Jim and Steven are perfect for sunny days

We also have a great range of cotton-rich socks! Click here to find out more.

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Get set for summer with a great offer

18 Apr 2018 09:00:00

For a limited time only, get 10% off selected men’s and women’s fabric shoes and sandals. Don’t miss out! Only available while stocks last!

For a limited time only, get 10% off selected men’s and women’s fabric shoes and sandals. Don’t miss out! Only available while stocks last! 

Don’t delay – order today! Offer ends soon, terms apply - see below*

Get 10% off selected fabric shoes and sandals

*Terms and Conditions
This offer expires at 11.59pm on Sunday 22nd April 2018. Click here to view the selected fabric shoes and sandals category. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. 

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My Weekly - April 2018

13 Apr 2018 09:00:00

Liz, our lovely fitting expert and shop manager, is in the new issue of My Weekly Magazine advising on comfy shoes for a diabetes sufferer...

Liz, our lovely fitting expert and shop manager, is in the new issue of My Weekly Magazine advising on comfy shoes for a diabetes sufferer...

My Weekly

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Be prepared for April showers

12 Apr 2018 09:00:00

With rain and drizzle forecast, we have collected some top horticultural tips and the best outdoor styles to wear when tending to the garden this month…

With rain and drizzle forecast, we have collected some top horticultural tips and the best outdoor styles to wear when tending to the garden this month…

Rain in the garden

-          Keep weeds under control without using chemicals with manual removal – this will prevent any damage occurring to surrounding areas.

-          Protect fruit blossom from any late frosts as the new flowers and buds in springtime are particularly vulnerable to frost.

-          Tie in and prune your climbing and/ or rambling roses as without regular maintenance they can become a tangled mess with very few flowers.

-          Be sure to sow hardy annuals, herbs and wild flowers – the secret is to prepare a good seedbed, free from weeds with a crumbly-textured soil.

-          Sow new lawns or repair bare patches as this will prevent weeds germinating, as well as making your lawn look nicer.

When gardening in unpredictable weather, keeping your feet dry can cause problems! We recommend our CosyTex™ waterproof styles for all your outdoor needs.

Minnie and Moose

Specially designed to fit swollen feet and ideal for walking, these good-looking, 100% waterproof shoes and boots are both comfy and practical. The cleated soles offer good grip underfoot and are shock-absorbing for extra comfort. The water-repellent leather combined with our waterproof, breathable CosyTex™ membrane ensures your feet stay fresh and dry.

Minnie and Moose

Minnie and Moose for ladies

Stanley and Livingstone

Our 100% waterproof styles for men are perfect whatever the weather; featuring a breathable, windproof and waterproof CosyTex™ membrane as well as a cleated, shock-absorbing sole unit for extra comfort when out and about.

Stanley and Livingstone

Stanley and Livingstone for men

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March 2018 Newsletter Competition Winner

10 Apr 2018 09:00:13

Susan Hey from Barnsley has won a pair of Cosyfeet shoes from our new spring collection for correctly finding all the shoe names in our word search! Well done, Susan!

Susan Hey from Barnsley has won a pair of Cosyfeet shoes from our new spring collection for correctly finding all the shoe names in our word search! She has chosen a pair of our Francesca 'shandals' in Sapphire Blue. Well done, Susan!

Francesca

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The benefits of having a pet

8 Apr 2018 09:00:00

April is National Pet Month, a celebration of the joy that pets bring into people’s lives. Studies show that there are many benefits to having an animal companion...

April is National Pet Month, a celebration of the joy that pets bring into people’s lives. Studies show that there are many benefits to having an animal companion:

National Pet Month

Lower stress levels

Pets have been found to lower the levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, in our bodies, leading to a calmer approach to life. Studies show that if you own a pet, you’re also less likely to suffer from clinical depression.

In a recent study carried out at the University of Columbia, the researchers surveyed students before and after they spent time in a drop-in therapy dog session. Students were free to pet, cuddle and chat with canine companions during the sessions.

They filled out questionnaires immediately before and after the session, and again about 10 hours later.

“The results were remarkable. Participants reported significant reductions in stress as well as increased happiness and energy,” said Stanley Coren, of the University of British Columbia, “Even 10 hours later, students still reported slightly less negative emotion, feeling more supported, and feeling less stressed.”

Lower blood pressure

Petting your cat or dog helps your body release a relaxation hormone which can lower your blood pressure. Dog owners also walk more and due to the increased exercise, tend to have lower blood pressure than people who don't have dogs.

Better emotional health

A 2001 study, reported in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, found that pet owners have higher self-esteem, are more extroverted and less lonely, are less preoccupied, and less fearful of everyday challenges.

Helps you socialise

Going outside for a walk with your dog can lead to increased social interaction and a sense of connection with your community, which can improve your mood and reduce your stress levels. 

Companionship and love

If you live alone, pets can help stave off loneliness and encourage feelings of responsibility as you’re caring for another being.

Pets As Therapy

Our charity of the year, Pets As Therapy, recognises the enormous benefits that contact with a pet can bring. Their volunteers, along with 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

The 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.

Click here to find out more about how Cosyfeet is supporting Pets As Therapy.

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Stress Awareness Month

8 Apr 2018 09:00:00

Stress Awareness Month is a good opportunity to take a moment to think about how we can reduce stress and improve our quality of life.

Stress Awareness Month is a good opportunity to take a moment to think about how we can reduce stress and improve our quality of life.

Stress

Simple ways to relieve stress

Stress is a natural response to crisis and fear. Sometimes stress can be positive as it makes us more alert and helps us to perform better. However, stress is only beneficial if it’s short-lived. Prolonged stress can cause other mental health problems, emotional exhaustion and physical illness and can impact on work, relationships, families and every aspect of life.

What can you do to address stress?

Professor Cary Cooper, an occupational health expert at the University of Lancaster has these top 10 stress-busting suggestions:

  1. 1.     Be active

Exercise can help reduce some of the emotional intensity that you're feeling. It can clear your thoughts and help you to deal with your problems more calmly.

  1. 2.     Take control

There's a solution to most problems. If you remain passive, thinking, 'I can't do anything about my problem', your stress can get worse. That feeling of loss of control is one of the main causes of stress and lack of wellbeing.

  1. 3.     Connect with people

A good support network of colleagues, friends and family can ease your worries and help you see things in a different way. "Talking things through with a friend will also help you find solutions to your problems," says Professor Cooper.

  1. 4.     Have some 'me time'

We often don't spend enough time doing things we really enjoy. It’s important to set aside some time for socialising, relaxation or exercise.

  1. 5.     Challenge yourself

Setting yourself goals and challenges such as learning a new language or a new sport, helps you to become more emotionally resilient. It also helps to build confidence which in turn will help you deal with stress.

  1. 6.     Avoid unhealthy habits

Don't rely on alcohol, smoking and caffeine as your ways of coping.  Over the long term, these crutches won't solve your problems. They'll just create new ones.

  1. 7.     Help other people

Evidence shows that people who help others, through activities such as volunteering or community work, become more resilient, "Helping people who are often in situations worse than yours will help you put your problems into perspective," says Professor Cooper, "The more you give, the more resilient and happy you feel."

  1. 8.     Work smarter, not harder

Working smarter means prioritising your work, concentrating on the tasks that will make a real difference. Leave the least important tasks to last.

  1. 9.     Try to be positive

Look for the positives in life, and things for which you're grateful.

  1. 10.     Accept the things you can't change

Changing a tricky situation isn't always possible. Try to concentrate on the things you do have control over.

Natural stress relievers

Cosyfeet has several natural stress relievers that can help you banish tension and keep you calm.

Relax with lavender

Lavender is known as a calming and relaxing herb and is frequently used for insomnia, anxiety, depression and natural stress relief. Try adding a few drops of Pure Lavender Oil to your evening bath to help you unwind.

Lavender Bundle

Reduce stress with a good night’s sleep

Getting a good night's sleep can help reduce the effects of stress. If you’re having trouble falling asleep, spray a few drops of Lavender and Chamomile Slumber Mist onto your pillow.

Lavender and Chamomile Slumber Mist

Improve your mood with natural endorphins

Exercise is an excellent way to reduce stress and improve your mood. Our lightweight, portable Pedal Exerciser is ideal for exercising leg and arm muscles and boosting your circulation.

Pedal Exerciser

Get out in the fresh air

Research shows that exposing your lungs to some fresh air can help relieve stress and anxiety. Enjoy getting outdoors in comfort with Isabelle and Ashley, our new sporty-looking styles.

Isabelle and Ashley

Did you know that pets can also help to reduce stress? Click here to find out more.

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Cosyfeet Competition - April 2018

8 Apr 2018 09:00:00

Send us a photo of your pet to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Pets at Home voucher!

To coincide with National Pet Month, send us a photo of your pet by Monday 30th April 2018 and we’ll display our favourite on the Cosyfeet website. We’ll also send the owner of the winning pet a £50 Pets at Home voucher!

To enter our competition, simply send a photo of your pet via the online form below by Monday 30th April 2018. Our favourite entry will win the Pets at Home voucher. Terms and conditions apply*

Good luck!

National Pet Month

Sorry, but this competition has now finished

*Terms and Conditions:
To be in with the chance of winning a Pets at Home voucher worth £50, send us a photo of your pet via the competition form on Cosyfeet.com by 11.59pm on Monday 30th April 2018. Our favourite entry will win the voucher. The winner will be contacted by email. One entry per customer. Prize cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative. We reserve the right to withdraw this competition at any time.

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