May 2014 Archive

My Weekly Magazine: May 27 - June 2, 2014

30 May 2014 11:09:30

Good news for feet...We may love ballet pumps but our feet don't! Here's a great solution - the Ellie, a dainty ballet pump from Cosyfeet...

The Ellie

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Competition: Win a pair of Cosyfeet sandals of your choice

30 May 2014 10:17:14

Email us a photo of you wearing your Cosyfeet footwear and you could win a pair of Cosyfeet sandals of your choice.

The beach? The countryside? A picnic in the park? Email us a photo of you wearing your Cosyfeet footwear when you’re out and about and you could win a pair of Cosyfeet sandals of your choice.

New to our sandal range for women are Sunny and Cher. These adjustable, stylish sandals are incredibly comfy thanks to the spongy footbed and soft leathers. For men, Bradford and Bingley offer a supportive yet flexible fit and are made from robust, hand-finished leather. Click here to see our full sandal range.

To enter the competition, simply email your photo to competition@cosyfeet.com by 1st July 2014. We will pick our favourite from the entries and the winner can choose any pair of Cosyfeet sandals.

By submitting an entry to our competition you are consenting to us using your name on our website and in future newsletters. Competition entries must be received by 1st July 2014.

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Cosyfeet Community Award

30 May 2014 10:04:55

The Cosyfeet Community Award offers a one-off donation of up to £500 to registered charities or not-for-profit organisations and clubs who are working on local projects within the UK that support and enrich the lives of older people.

The NEW Cosyfeet Community Award

Cosyfeet Community Award

Loneliness and isolation is a problem that affects many people as they get older. According to the latest Age Concern and Help the Aged survey results, 7% of people aged 65+ in England say they always or often feel lonely. If you include those who say they are sometimes lonely, the figure rises to 33%.

In a recent review, Age Concern found that group activities are particularly useful in helping older people out of loneliness and isolation. The report states that participating in leisure, social, cultural and spiritual activities in the community, as well as with the family, allows older people to continue to exercise their competence, to enjoy respect and esteem and to maintain or establish supportive and caring relationships.

The Cosyfeet Community Award offers a one-off donation of up to £500 to registered charities or not-for-profit organisations and clubs who are working on local projects within the UK that support and enrich the lives of older people. There are 2 awards of up to £500 available – one for projects operating within Somerset (which is where Cosyfeet is based) and one for projects operating outside of the county.

We are particularly interested in projects that provide practical and emotional help, keep older people active or give them a chance to meet up with others. It might be a friendship group, a lunch club, a telephone befriending service, an exercise class or even a special interest group – anything that may help older people to feel less isolated and part of the community.

To apply for the Cosyfeet Community Award please click here.

Cosyfeet Community Award

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How to trim your toe nails properly

30 May 2014 09:57:26

Nothing ruins a good pair of sandals like a set of unattractive toe nails. Getting healthy looking nails starts with making sure you trim them regularly and properly.

Top tips for trimming your nails

It may seem like the simplest of tasks, but cutting your toenails is a job that needs to be undertaken carefully.

“The most basic mistakes can lead to painful and often serious problems such as ingrown toenails and infections’ warns the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.

Never use scissors on toenails, as they are much thicker than fingernails and scissors may twist, tear or rip them.

Always cut them straight across so that they are level with the ends of your toes and not too short. Don't try to cut around the corners of the nails as this can encourage ingrowing toenails. You can buy professional nail clippers to help you cut your toe nails correctly.

If you can't bend down to cut your nails, ask a friend or relative to help you. Failing this, contact a podiatrist; your doctor’s surgery may also offer this service.

If your nails are especially thick or you experience pain when you cut them, consult a professional. Diabetics have to be extra careful because the circulation and nerve supply to the feet can become impaired by an ingrown toenail. Nicks in the skin around the nail may get infected and, in rare cases, form an ulcer and become gangrenous.

Toenails often serve as barometers of our health. Pitted nails, ingrown nails, discoloured or infected nails should be evaluated and treated by a podiatrist who can diagnose the ailment, and then provide appropriate treatment or prescribe medication.

Top tips for trimming your nails

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Do our feet get bigger as we get older?

30 May 2014 09:56:25

Have you have worn a certain shoe size all your life only to find that you’re starting to need extra wide fitting shoes?

Have you have worn a certain shoe size all your life only to find that you’re starting to need extra wide fitting shoes?

According to the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists our feet get larger as we get older. In fact, it’s not uncommon for someone to experience an increase in shoe size by a half-size or more as they age.

So if our feet are getting bigger, does that mean they are still growing? Apparently not. One of the reasons that our feet change size is because our body's ligaments and tendons alter as we age. They gradually lose strength and their ability to "spring back" which causes arch height to decrease and foot length to increase.

Another explanation is that as we age, we gradually lose the fatty pad that cushions the heel so feet tend to spread, becoming wider and longer. Weight gain also adds pressure to our feet - the more pressure they have to put up with, the more they will stretch or spread out. Women often complain about having wider feet during pregnancy. That’s because the body releases hormones which relax the soft tissue structures in the ligaments. This hormonal change along with the natural weight gain during pregnancy is known to increase a woman's shoe size.

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Summer’s unlikely style trend

29 May 2014 15:15:39

No longer a fashion faux-pas, wearing socks with sandals is set to be this summer’s look.

Socks worn with sandals is finally in fashion!

For years the sock and sandal combination has been a style no-no. In fact last year Debenhams customers voted it as the worst look of all time. But according to fashion industry insiders the much vilified pairing is set to be one of the big summer looks.

The trend may partly be thanks to Hollywood actor Bruce Willis who sported them while out walking with his daughter last week. Other celebrities such as David Beckham and Justin Bieber have adopted the look. It also showed up on a number of the spring catwalks.

For those of us who have always preferred comfort over fashion, it’s liberating to know that the sock and sandal combo is no longer taboo!

Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis was recently spotted sporting the sock and sandal combo

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What causes swollen feet?

28 May 2014 08:23:43

When fluid builds up in the space between the cells of your body swollen feet can occur. There are many reasons this can happen; some are minor and temporary...

When fluid builds up in the space between the cells of your body swollen feet can occur. There are many reasons this can happen; some are minor and temporary but others are more serious. If you are concerned about your swelling or want to determine its cause, you should consult your doctor, especially if you have an underlying medical condition such as diabetes.

Swollen feet can indicate that there may be a serious problem with your heart, kidney, liver or blood vessels. Varicose veins or a trauma such as an ankle sprain can also cause feet and ankles to swell. Other causes could be a poor diet that’s high in salt, an allergic reaction, poor circulation or the side effects of medication.

Elevation is one of the simplest things you can do to try and minimise swelling. Elevate your legs higher than your heart for maximum benefit. Sitting with your legs up on a foot stool can be a great remedy for reducing swelling. You can also try walking more often to increase muscle activity and improve circulation.

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FREE delivery with our Jump sandal

27 May 2014 16:50:01

Enjoy blissful comfort for active feet and save £4.75 on delivery when you buy our Jump sandals.

Enjoy blissful comfort for active feet and save £4.75 on delivery when you buy our Jump sandals*. These sporty-looking sandals are perfect for action-packed days in the summer. The soft, stretchy neoprene lining adjusts to the contours of a swollen or mis-shapen foot to give a supremely comfy fit.

To take advantage of this great offer, simply add our Jump sandal/s to your basket and enter the offer code WDJFP when prompted. You'll automatically receive FREE UK delivery worth £4.75.

Terms and Conditions

To redeem this FREE delivery (UK standard) offer simply add any Jump (OD) sandal/s to your basket and enter the offer code WDJFP when prompted. *Offer applies to Jump (OD) and not Original Jump (OOD). Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. UK customers only. Offer only applies to in-stock items. Offer expires at 11.59pm on 3rd June 2014. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

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Arthritis Care Week 19th – 25th May

21 May 2014 09:48:44

To coincide with its awareness week, the charity Arthritis Care have published a survey that reveals 70% of people with arthritis endure constant pain.

Coping with the pain of arthritis

To launch its Arthritis Care Week, the charity Arthritis Care announced the results from a survey of 2,008 people which looked at the implications of pain due to all types of arthritis.

Results from this survey show that:

  • 70% of people living with arthritis experience constant pain despite taking relevant medication
  • 23% of people described their pain as ‘just bearable’ and remarked that this occasionally prevents everyday activities
  • 9% described it as ‘often unbearable’ and mentioned that this frequently prevents them carrying out everyday activities

Arthritis Care have published a booklet entitled ‘Coping with Pain’. It contains lots of suggestions and includes specific methods of pain control such as massage, relaxation, hypnosis, counselling, complementary therapies and drugs.

The booklet can be downloaded at www.arthritiscare.org.uk.

Cosyfeet has a range of innovative products designed help relieve pain. Click here to see our collection.

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Free Tired Legs Cream

21 May 2014 09:35:54

Stimulate and revitalise tired legs with our Cosyfeet Tired Legs Cream. Worth £14.00, we're offering this sumptuous cream for FREE when you buy any Cosyfeet fabric shoes or sandals.

Stimulate and revitalise tired and aching legs with our Cosyfeet Tired Legs Cream. This rich cream is full of natural moisturisers and contains lavender, eucalyptus and horse chestnut. Its anti-inflammatory and decongestant properties help boost circulation and it's free from artificial colourings and fragrances.

Worth £14.00, we're offering you this sumptuous cream for FREE when you buy any Cosyfeet fabric shoes or sandals*. To take advantage of this fantastic offer simply add any Cosyfeet men's or women's fabric shoes or sandals to your basket and enter the offer code WDSSLC. A free pot of Cosyfeet Tired Legs Cream will be automatically added to your basket.

"This cream is my first line of defence when my legs and feet are swollen and severely aching. It quickly gives relief and reduces the redness of broken capillaries."
Review by Sheila Pearse

Click here to view our range of fabric shoes and sandals or here to view the Tired Legs Cream.

*Terms and Conditions

To redeem this offer of a FREE pot of Cosyfeet Tired Legs Cream worth £14.00, simply add any Cosyfeet men's or women's fabric shoes or sandals to your basket and enter the offer code WDESSLC when prompted. One FREE pot per order. This offer expires at 11.59pm on 27th May 2014. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer only available on in-stock, full price items. Limited stock available, whilst stocks last. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

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