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Performance footwear for those with a more active lifestyle, with the comfort of a Cosyfeet shoe
Partnership with the University of Exeter
Through our work alongside the University of Exeter, we have developed sports shoes designed specifically with the older foot and body in mind, while still retaining the roominess and comfort that Cosyfeet shoes are known for.
During sports activity, it is important to wear appropriate footwear to avoid injury; this is increasingly important the older we get. By conducting research on older people engaging in sports activities at the University of Exeter’s unique laboratory facility, we were able to establish the differences in how older adults move their feet and lower bodies during sport activities when compared with younger adults.
The result of our extensive studies is a true performance sports trainer offering all the necessary stability and cushioning to enhance an active lifestyle and minimise the risk of injury, without compromising on the special footwear characteristics required for extra-wide or vulnerable feet.
Sport Active™ Special Features
1. The breathable mesh is flexible & supportive
2. Breathable, seamless lining throughout
3. Quality leathers provide stability & comfort
4. Heel designed to give excellent support
5. Footbed is 100% breathable & moisture-wicking
6. Contains carbon to absorb moisture & bacteria, preventing odours
7. High-density shock-absorbing foam minimises impact on joints
8. Footbed retains original shape & cushioning over a long period of time
Double Density Sole
9. Lightweight PU midsole provides underfoot cushioning
10. TPU outsole features enhanced grip & durability for key pressure areas
11. Double density sole designed to give essential lateral support without compromising on flexibility
Our women’s Sport Active™ styles include Viva and Vamos. Specially designed for those with a more active lifestyle, these styles include a double density sole for perfect cushioning with enhanced grip and durability. The flexible uppers are constructed from a breathable mesh, which stretches to conform to the shape of the foot, with leather sections for increased stability. Each style has been specially designed to enhance an active lifestyle, while minimising the risk of injury.
Victor and Vasco make up the men’s Sport Active™ range. With the specially designed double density sole to ensure optimum cushioning as well as enhanced grip and durability. Featuring flexible uppers, constructed from a breathable mesh and supportive leather, they easily conform to the shape of the foot. While the upper, lining and footbed are all 100% breathable to create a healthy environment for the foot, without compromising on comfort and roominess. Choose from a lace-up or adjustable touch-fastening - both can easily accommodate a variety of swelling and foot problems.
The Cosyfeet Touch
Cosyfeet have been designing and manufacturing footwear for the older wearer since 1983, providing much wider, deeper and roomier styles than the wide-fitting footwear available on the high street. We wanted to apply our expertise into creating a sports shoe that provides foot protection, enough stability to prevent injuries, and a sole with just the right amount of grip. Combined with our use of high-quality materials, and advanced shoemaking techniques from expert craftspeople, the Sport Active™ range from Cosyfeet can encourage a healthier and more active lifestyle, for longer.
Dr Sharon Dixon
Associate Professor in Biomechanics, University of Exeter
“This exciting partnership between University of Exeter and Cosyfeet has allowed knowledge gained from laboratory testing to be combined with industry expertise regarding footwear design, to develop a bespoke shoe for active older adults.”
Head of Product & Merchandising, Cosyfeet
“We are thrilled with the outcome of Cosyfeet and the University of Exeter’s combined efforts. The result is a high-quality performance shoe, which is roomy, comfortable and designed to last.”