December 2018 Archive

New Year’s resolutions for your feet

21 Dec 2018 10:17:29

After a long old year, your feet deserve some tender loving care. We’ve put together a few ways that you can start giving your feet the star treatment in 2019.

feet on towels surrounded by candles and flower petals

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, one thing that doesn’t often spring to mind is your feet. But after a long old year, your feet deserve some much-needed tender loving care. So, as well as vowing to watch less television or keep on top of the dishes this New Year, make sure you put the comfort and wellbeing of your feet on your list of resolutions too.

To help, we’ve put together a few ways that you can start giving your feet the treatment they deserve in 2019.

Pamper and Moisturise

exfoliating feet with a pumice stone

Who doesn’t love to feel pampered now and again? And our feet are not to be missed when it comes to soaking our troubles away.

BeautyMommy blogger Nada has several tips for getting baby-soft feet overnight, the first being to exfoliate using a shop-bought or homemade scrub. “Most of us have dry and cracked feet because we don’t take care of them,” says Nada. “Dead skin can cause our feet to become dry and patchy, but regular exfoliation will get rid of the dead skin and result in softer and smoother feet.”

After soaking your feet for 10 minutes in your bathtub or foot spa, Nada says to “apply and massage a small amount of scrub to your feet, giving more attention to areas like the balls of the feet and the heels, then leave the scrub on for a few minutes before rinsing off with warm water.”

Sarah Waite, nail technician and blogger from Chalkboard Nails told us how as well as exfoliating, moisturising is also the key to maintaining silky-smooth feet: “Everyone wants nice looking hands, but your feet need some tender loving care too! The easiest thing you can do to improve the look and feel of your feet is to moisturise them. Just before bed, apply a moisturising lotion or body butter, and then pull on a pair of socks. You'll wake up with noticeably softer feet.”

Need some moisturiser recommendations? Check out our range of foot creams and lotions that your feet will thank you for, or why not try our moisturising socks.

Treat Yourself to a Pedicure

getting a professional pedicure

Pedicures are like an MOT for your feet, nail polish is optional! After a year of taking you to near and far places, the ultimate treat for your feet is to book in for a massage and pedicure with a professional. Relax and unwind as your therapist soaks your feet, trims and buffs your toenails before finishing up by massaging a soothing moisturiser into your feet.

To maintain your soft and renewed feet, Sarah recommends investing in a foot file. “If you're ready to take your home footcare up a notch, invest in a foot file, but avoid ones that have a blade or look like a cheese grater. Keep the foot file in your shower, and at the end of your shower, when your skin has been softened by the heat and the water, use it to exfoliate your heels and any rough skin you may have.”

Buy a New Comfortable Pair of Shoes

Cosyfeet Megan extra roomy boots

Shoe pictured: Megan

With the new year comes new ethics, and ‘out with the old, and in with the new’ springs to mind when it comes to footwear! It’s time to put aside that old, worn pair of shoes you’re attached to because they are ‘comfortable’. The new year is about starting afresh, so now’s the time to invest in a new pair that are comfortable, but also look the part, complement your wardrobe and will have you feeling like a new person.

Comfortable doesn’t have to mean basic - there are plenty of shoes out there that are both attractive, fashionable and comfortable. We offer an all-inclusive range of wider fit shoes that are extra roomy, comfy and suitable for a range of occasions in an array of styles. So, if a lack of comfort is what’s stopping you from buying yourself a new pair of shoes, we’ve got you covered.

Start Doing Foot Exercises and Stretches

a person stretching their feet

A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions to exercise more, but let’s not forget about exercising our feet! Doing some foot exercises and stretching out our lower muscles from time-to-time is a great way to encourage good blood flow and can help alleviate any pains and discomfort. But there’s more to it than just flexing your toes.

Great Western Hospitals recommends some easy exercises for strengthening and stretching your feet that you can do in the comfort of your own home. See below two exercises to get you started.

Heel Raise

  • Stand with your feet wide apart and knees bent
  • Put your hands on your knees or on your waist
  • Lift one heel off the floor
  • Put it down again
  • Repeat 10 times with each foot

Ankle Pull

  • Sit on a chair
  • Cross one ankle over the other knee
  • Place your hand on the top of your foot and stretch your ankle by gently pulling your toes down
  • Hold for 20 seconds
  • Feel the stretch in your shin
  • Repeat 3 times with both feet

Great Western Hospital recommends completing their list of exercises a minimum three times a week to strengthen your muscles and improve overall foot comfort.

Don’t Ignore Foot Problems

podiatrist holding a foot

Medical professionals can sometimes describe our feet as ‘windows’ as they can often indicate a health problem elsewhere in the body. It’s for this important reason that your final New Year’s resolution for your feet should be that you get any unusual foot problems checked out by a GP as soon as possible, as it could be an indication of something bigger.

Podiatrist Jake Heath from Kenton Heath Clinic told the Mirror: “We neglect our feet and put up with signs and symptoms that, in any other part of the body, would have us running to medical professionals,” and it’s very true – how many of us have had a foot issue that we’ve ignored and waited to see if it would ‘go away on its own’?

Jake says that some common symptoms to be aware of include: a swollen toe, which could indicate gout; your nails turning club-shaped, which could point to a lung condition; sore toe joints, which could signal rheumatoid arthritis as well as ulcers and numbness which could be a sign of diabetes.

The list of symptoms to be aware of is endless, but Jake’s biggest advice is to not take a chance if you notice any changes in your feet “Speaking to your GP or podiatrist about changes in colour, or shape of nails is a good idea,” says Jake, as an early diagnosis can be key to preventing any long-term damage, as well as identifying any underlying health conditions.

From treating your feet with new, roomy footwear to buying yourself a soothing foot cream, we stock a range of feel-good foot products on our website that are sure to kick-start your new year in the right direction.

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Join in with the Festival of Winter Walks

19 Dec 2018 12:29:00

Get out and about this winter, clear the cobwebs and get those walking boots on. The Festival of Winter Walks is here to inspire you to do just that!

Ramblers are a British charity that was set up back in 1935. They are working to protect and expand the places people love to walk and promote walking for health and pleasure. To do this they created The Festival of Winter Walks which is an annual celebration of walking over the Christmas and New Year period. It is a great way to discover the pleasures of walking and meet new people.

This year hundreds of walks organised by Ramblers will be taking place all over the country, between 21st December 2018 and Sunday 6th of January 2019. All walks are free and open to all abilities.

5 ways walking can benefit your health:

  • Walking regularly can help you maintain a healthy weight
  • Walking can strengthen your bones and muscles
  • Want to improve your mood? Walk!
  • Walking has been known to help improve balance and coordination
  • Getting out and about for a walk can help to boost immune function which could protect you from the common cold and flu that pass around during winter

Family Winter Walk

We sell a variety of men’s and women’s durable boots fit for outdoor walks this winter.

The Moose High-Performance boot for women is designed for challenging conditions. Tackle rain, mud, ice and snow in this strong and flexible waterproof boot.

Moose High-Performance

The women’s Minnie will keep feet protected, warm and dry. The cleated sole has good grip and is shock-absorbing for extra comfort.

Minnie

The men’s Livingstone boot is 100% waterproof and specially designed for those with swollen feet. The water-repellent leather combined with our CosyTex™ membrane will keep feet fresh, warm and dry during a walk.

Livingstone

Stanley is a comfy and practical walking shoe for men. It is roomier than it looks due to its ‘hidden depth’ design.  Windproof, breathable and waterproof.

Stanley

Now all you need to do is go and embrace the outdoors!

View our full range of men's and women's walking footwear.

0 Comments | Posted in Cosyfeet Blog by Elsie Brockway

Order in time for Christmas with our free delivery offer

14 Dec 2018 11:30:00

Complete your Christmas shopping and get free delivery (UK standard) worth £4.99 when you spend £50 or more.

To take advantage of this offer, simply add any item/s worth £50 or more to your basket and enter the offer code CFLPFP when prompted. Free delivery (UK standard) will be automatically applied to the order. Take advantage of this fantastic offer today. Offer ends at 11.59pm on Monday 17th December 2018. Terms and conditions apply.*

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To redeem our free delivery offer (UK standard) on all orders of £50 or more, simply add any item/s worth £50 or more to your basket and enter the code CFLPFP when prompted. Free delivery (UK standard) will be automatically applied to the order. This offer expires at 11.59pm on Monday 17th December 2018. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer available on in-stock items only and/or if all items are in stock. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

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Cosy Christmas Gift Guide

7 Dec 2018 12:29:00

Searching for stocking fillers? Hunting for perfect presents? Why not solve your gift dilemmas with the Cosyfeet Christmas collection this year! We’ve got comfy socks, snuggly slippers and pamper products.

Whether snuggling by the fire munching mince pies or entertaining guests with a dinner party or a dance is your cup of tea this Christmas time - we’ve got some fabulous products to help everyone enjoy this festive season, in comfort!

Gift idea for those with poor circulation: REVITIVE Medic

REVITIVE Medic

The REVITIVE Medic is scientifically proven to increase circulation. Using electrical muscle stimulation, this powerful and effective circulation booster may actively improve circulation. Developed and tested by researchers at leading UK universities, it has been known to reduce pain, swelling and other symptoms of poor circulation. Shop now.

Gift idea for those who have sore or sensitive toes: Snoozy Slipper

Snoozy Slipper

The Snoozy slipper is a cosy, warm-lined slip-on with a versatile design. With ultra-soft, fleecy-lined cosiness. Thanks to its clever design, you only have to simply fold the collar up or down at the front or back to create four different ways to enjoy snuggly softness. The seam-free toe area is ideal for sore or sensitive toes. Shop now.

Gift idea for those with swollen feet: Extra Roomy Super-soft Bed Socks

Extra Roomy Super-soft Bed Socks

Keep swollen feet and legs warm at night with these Extra Roomy Super-soft Bed Socks. The brushed yarn is luxuriously soft while the loose top around the ankle offers extra comfort. Especially good to warm up swollen feet in bed. Shop now.

Gift idea for those who like to get out and about: Folding Cane with Carry Bag

Folding Cane

An attractive, adjustable lightweight and easy to use cane that you can carry in your handbag. It folds up easily and comes with a quilted carry case. Buy in two pretty designs, Black Floral or Navy Sprigged Floral. Shop now.

Gift idea for those who like to relax: Rose Bath Oil

Rose Bath Oil

Soak away the stresses of the day with this beautifully-scented oil. The uplifting aroma is calming and soothing while the blend of essential oils and flower essences help hydrate and nourish the skin, leaving it radiant and silky smooth. Relax and unwind with rose bath oil after a long day. Shop now.

Gift idea for those who love a party: Koryl Shoe

Koryl Shoe

A flatteringly, feminine extra roomy shoe that looks great for festive occasions. The beautiful fabrics, combined with an adjustable leather-look strap and button detail, bring a touch of glamour to any outfit. Shop now.

View our full Cosyfeet Christmas collection here.

On social media throughout December we are counting down to Christmas Day with our Cosy Advent Calendar, suggesting great gift ideas each day.

Cosy Advent Calendar

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to see more.

0 Comments | Posted in Cosyfeet Blog by Elsie Brockway

Free Secret Santa gift with UK orders over £100

5 Dec 2018 11:30:00

Buy perfect presents for one and all and enjoy a great gift for yourself with our secret Santa offer.

To take advantage of this special offer, simply add any in-stock item/s to your basket worth £100 or more and enter the offer code CFSANTA when prompted. The free secret Santa gift will be automatically added to the order.

Exclusive Offer

This offer is available for a limited time onlyOffer ends at 11.59pm on Tuesday 11th December 2018. Terms and conditions apply.*

Shop now.

*Terms and Conditions
To redeem this offer of a free secret Santa gift, simply add any item/s worth £100 or more (excluding delivery) to your basket and enter the offer code CFSANTA when prompted. The free secret Santa gift will be automatically added to your order. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer expires at 11.59pm on Tuesday 11th December 2018. Promotion available to the first 100 customers who redeem the offer. Available to UK customers only as the free gift cannot be delivered overseas due to carriage restrictions. If you return any items for a refund, the secret Santa gift must also be returned to qualify. Free gift cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative. Offer available on in-stock items only and/or if all items are in stock. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. 

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