August 2017 Archive

Bridge the Gap between the Seasons

30 Aug 2017 11:29:17

Enjoy the last of the summer and get ready for autumn with our selection of fabulous footwear suitable for the change of season...

Enjoy the last of the summer and get ready for autumn with our selection of fabulous footwear.

Shelley

A cross between a sandal and a shoe, the upper has lots of ventilation to keep feet cool but the toes are covered so it’s great for our unpredictable climate.

Shelley

Move

Ideal for summer workouts or autumn strolls, this sporty-looking shoe is incredibly shock-absorbing so your knee and ankle joints are protected when you’re on the go.

Move

Paradise

Part shoe, part sandal, this on-trend style keeps feet cool but protected so you can wear it all year round. 

Paradise

Floyd

This smart ‘shandal’ style is crafted from soft, hand-finished leather and has a flexible sole and padded collar for added comfort. 

Floyd

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10% off orders over £30 for the Bank Holiday weekend

27 Aug 2017 09:00:00

Treat yourself this bank holiday weekend with 10% off orders over £30. Offer available for a limited time only so you need to be quick! Ends 11.59pm on Monday 28th August 2017.

Treat yourself this bank holiday weekend with 10% off orders over £30. Offer available for a limited time only! Ends 11.59pm on Monday 28th August 2017 (terms apply*).

10% off £30 - Bank Holiday

*Terms and Conditions
To take advantage of this offer, simply add any item/s worth £30 or more to your basket (excluding postage) and enter the offer code CFBNK10 when prompted. 10% discount will be deducted from the order total. Offer excludes sale items. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer expires at 11.59pm on Monday 28th August 2017. Offer only applies to in-stock items. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

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Things to do Over the Bank Holiday Weekend

24 Aug 2017 09:00:00

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Here are a few ideas that might inspire you!

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Here are a few ideas that might inspire you!

Head to your local lido

Pool 

 

 

Do something touristy in your town that you've never done before

Museum

 

 

 

 

Take a picnic to your nearest park

Picnic

 

 

 

Have a game of crazy golf

Golf

 

 

 

 

Enjoy a BBQ with your family or friends

BBQ

 

 

 

Spend a lazy afternoon in a hammock

Hammock

 

 

 

 

Go for an evening bike ride

Bikes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have any bank holiday activity ideas? Email us at community@cosyfeet.com and we’ll share them on social media. 

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THIIS Magazine - August 2017

23 Aug 2017 09:00:00

THIIS Magazine have featured our waterproof styles in their most recent article...

THIIS Magazine have featured our waterproof styles in their most recent article - Cosyfeet are breaking new ground for walkers! Read the full article here.

Waterproof Styles

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Al-Fresco Formals

22 Aug 2017 09:00:00

Enjoy outdoor entertaining this summer with our collection of stylish shoes and sandals.

Enjoy outdoor entertaining this summer with our collection of stylish shoes and sandals.

Selena

This gorgeous sandal strikes the perfect balance between style and comfort. Softly lined throughout, it’s flattering to swollen or mis-shapen feet.

Selena

Zinnia

Bring a sense of style to every outdoor occasion with this elegant, lightweight sling-back. Ideal for swollen feet, it has a touch-fastening strap that adjusts for a comfy fit. 

Zinnia

Hettie

This stylish heel is stable and supportive. With super-soft linings, a seam-free toe and underfoot cushioning, it’s an exceptionally comfy shoe.

Hettie

Carmen

This dressy shoe has a decorative button which disguises a touch-fastening strap that peels back to expose a gusset. The gusset gently stretches to accommodate swelling. 

Carmen

Darby

Our extra roomy brogue is the perfect partner for formal wear. Crafted from soft, hand-finished leathers this handsome shoe feels as good as it looks.

Darby

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Make your Own Ice Lollies!

18 Aug 2017 09:00:00

Ice lollies are easy to make and children and grandchildren will love helping out. They’re also healthier and cheaper than shop-bought versions...

Strawberry Milk Lollies

Strawberry Milk Lollies

Ingredients:

  • 400g ripe strawberries
  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 405g light condensed milk

Method:

  1. 1. Hull the strawberries and whizz them in a food processor until smooth. Mix in the milk and condensed milk.
  2. 2. Pour the mixture into 12 ice-lolly moulds and attach the tops. Freeze for a minimum of 4 hours or until solid. Warm the moulds with your hands or under warm water to release the lollies. 

 

Melon Ice Lollies

Melon Ice Lollies

Ingredients:

  • 500g watermelon flesh, cut into chunks – no need to de-seed it
  • 300g honeydew melon flesh (de-seeded), cut into chunks
  • Juice of one lime
  • 100 ml pressed apple juice

Method:

  1. 1. Put the watermelon in a blender and whizz until smooth. Strain into a jug, then pour into 8 lolly moulds about a third of the way up. Freeze for about 1 hour or until almost frozen solid.
  2. 2. Rinse out the blender and add the honeydew melon with the lime juice and apple juice and whizz to a purée.
  3. 3. Push the mixture through a sieve and pour into the lolly moulds, inserting a stick in the middle, and freeze until solid. Pour in the remaining watermelon juice to fill the moulds and then freeze. 

 

Orange Lollies

Orange Lollies

Ingredients:

  • 5 large carrots
  • Juice of 4 large oranges, zest of one
  • 1 satsuma, peeled then chopped

Method:

1. Finely grate the carrots and place in the middle of a clean tea towel.

2. Gather up the towel and squeeze the carrot juice into a jug, discarding the pulp.

3. Add the orange juice and top up with a little cold water if needed. Stir in the orange zest and satsuma pieces. Pour into lolly moulds and freeze overnight. 

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Able Magazine - August 2017

17 Aug 2017 09:00:00

Our Move shoe has been awarded a fantastic five-star review from Able Magazine...

We're so thrilled that our supportive and active style, Move, has been awarded a 5* review from Able Magazine - read the full review here.

Move Award

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Lazing in the Garden can be Good for you

15 Aug 2017 09:00:46

According to research, relaxing and unwinding outdoors is a great way to stay happy and healthy.

We all know about the benefits of exercising outdoors. But did you know that lazing in the garden with a good book can also be good for you? According to a variety of research, relaxing and unwinding outdoors is a great way to stay happy and healthy.

Lazing in the garden

Just being outside is proven to increase alertness and relieve fatigue. Spending time in nature has also been shown to lower stress levels and lift our mood. The smell of certain flowers, including jasmine and roses, have been proven to increase relaxation while the scent of fresh pine has even been shown to lower depression and anxiety.

Breathing lungs full of fresh air is great for our respiratory system, getting the oxygen flowing and boosting our cells while soaking up some sun helps our body create Vitamin D which is good for our bones, immune system and nervous system.

Being outside can even help you heal faster.  In one study, people recovering from spinal surgery experienced less pain and stress and took less pain medication when they were exposed to natural light.

Spending time outdoors is also a recommended treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is sometimes called “winter depression.” Outdoor light exposure may help your mood even if it’s cold and cloudy. It can also help you restore your concentration. One study found that people's mental energy bounced back even when they just looked at pictures of nature.

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Mid-Season Jobs for the Vegetable Garden

11 Aug 2017 09:00:00

It’s National Allotment Week so we’ve been looking at which jobs need doing in the vegetable garden.

It’s National Allotment Week (14th – 20th August) so we’ve been looking at which jobs need doing in the vegetable garden.

  • Pepper plants will benefit from being potted on into progressively larger pots.
  • Train cucumber stems upwards instead of trailing over the ground to make the most of the space available. Simply tie in their long stems to vertical wires or a wigwam of poles.
  • If you're growing aubergines, pinch out the growing tip once they have 5 or 6 fruits. Pick fruits while they are young. You can expect to start harvesting in mid to late summer.
  • Nip off the growing tips of squash and courgettes to encourage branching.
  • Pinch out tomato side shoots each week. Cut off any leaves growing below the lowest ripening fruit trusses to improve air circulation and prevent diseases.
  • Boost your tomato crop by regularly feeding them with dilute tomato fertiliser once a week. If leaves look pale and yellow feed more regularly.
  • Feed crops with a general purpose fertiliser. 
  • Apply a high-potash fertiliser once fruits start to form on peppers, cucumber and tomatoes. You can use this on sunflowers too.
  • Harvest garlic when the tops start to bend over and yellow.
  • Pick your courgettes while they are young. Regular picking encourages more fruit.
  • Encourage more marrows by harvesting regularly. Marrows that form in July and August should reach a good size by autumn. Let their skins harden in the sun before cutting them later in September or October. They can be stored into winter.
  • Pick, dry and freeze herbs for using later in the year.
  • Resist the temptation to harvest more rhubarb stems. This allows the plant to build up reserves for next year.
  • Pick runner beans regularly to prevent them becoming stringy and to make room for developing pods. Leaving mature pods on the plant can prevent further flowers forming and reduce your crop.
  • Harvest beetroot, peas, carrots, chard, potatoes, salad leaves, lettuce and tomatoes this month.
  • Water your fruit and vegetable crops daily in warm weather. Try to ensure that they are consistently moist.
  • Use grass clippings as a mulch around potato plants to stop tubers near the surface from turning green. Alternatively earth up your potato plants as they grow. If you're growing potatoes in bags, gradually add more compost until the bag is full.
  • Control slugs to prevent them damaging your crops. Try using a natural pest control to reduce numbers.
  • Tackle blackfly on broad beans by pinching off any affected growing tips.
  • Check for cabbage white butterfly eggs under brassica leaves and squash any that you find.
  • Clear away any diseased and spent foliage on and around your vegetable plants to keep them healthy.
  • Clear weeds regularly, as they compete with your crops for nutrients and water.

Information supplied by Oaklands Plant Nursery in Street, Somerset. 

Vegetables

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OAPSchat - August 2017

9 Aug 2017 12:00:43

Our Move shoe has been recently featured by OAPSchat - read the full article here!

OAPSchat have featured the Move style in their recent article - Move allows you to be comfortable and active thanks to its shock absobing support. Read the full article here.

Move

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