Nicknamed ‘Blue Monday’, the third Monday in January is said to be the most depressing day of the year thanks to a combination of bad weather, high debt and poor diet in the aftermath of Christmas. Research however, has shown that introducing some colour into our lives is a great way to cheer ourselves up. So instead of feeling down in the dumps, why not brighten up your day with a pair of colourful shoes or socks!
Add sunshine to your day
Yellow can often be seen in nature. It’s the colour of sunflowers, daffodils, lemons and bees, and is associated with sunshine, spring, feelings of happiness and optimism. Not only are these sunny, yellow socks very cheerful looking, they’re also very comfortable! Thanks to the Softhold® top they won’t dig in or restrict your circulation.
Feel good in pink
Add a touch of pink to your sock collection with our Super-soft Bed Socks. Ideal if you have poor circulation or cold feet at night, they have a loose top for extra comfort.
Add some florals
Get some early spring in your step with a pair of beautiful floral slippers. Our Diane slippers in Plum Floral are cushioned underfoot for even greater comfort, and the broad toe area is perfect for problem toes.
A passion for purple
Combining the energy of red and the calmness of blue, purple sits exactly between the two shades on the colour wheel. It’s thought to help us with our creativity and is often seen as being a spiritual colour. Karena with added elastane stretch can accommodate and support many foot conditions.
Paint the town red
Red is a colour that’s associated with energy and happiness. A little can go a long way so a pair of red shoes is the perfect way to brighten up an outfit. Alison is ultra-adjustable so it fits a variety of foot problems, it also opens right out so it’s super easy to put on.
Check it out
There’s nothing like a bright check pattern - combining cheerful yellows and bold reds, Reggie in Burgundy Check will definitely bring a smile to your face. This smart and supportive slipper adjusts to fit swelling with ease, and the front is roomy and seam-free so it’s great for sensitive toes.
Don’t step on my blue suede shoes
It’s very easy to think of blue as a sad colour, but it is also the colour of the sky and the sea - it can represent freedom, imagination and calmness. Angus in Denim can lift any outfit, twin touch-fastening straps adjust to fit a variety of swelling and with its on-trend sporty detailing it’s a ‘blue suede shoe’ we love!
Gentle exercise is always a good way to boost your mood, so why not take a crisp winter walk on a dry day with our range of footwear, discover today and beat those January blues! And don’t forget that spring is just around the corner, which is always something to look forward to. Do you have any other tips for boosting your mood on Blue Monday? If so, we’d love to hear them, simply head over to our social media pages and let us know.