Could you win the £1000 Cosyfeet Podiatry Award?

The Cosyfeet Podiatry Award 2020 is now open for entries. This £1000 award will be presented to a podiatry student or qualified podiatrist planning a special project that will develop their professional knowledge and skills while benefitting others.


Applications are invited for projects including voluntary work, placements, research or other initiatives. The winning entry will demonstrate how the entrant’s chosen project is of value to clients whilst advancing their own professional development. This award is designed to assist with costs associated with the applicant’s selected project, which could include expenses for equipment, travel or living. Projects may take place in the UK or abroad.


Former winners have undertaken a wide range of initiatives including those relating to the podiatric needs of dementia sufferers, the diabetic foot and the treatment of talipes equinovarus in children. Others have travelled to Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia or South America to assist with conditions resulting from diseases such as leprosy and filariasis.


Michael Hutchby, a podiatric surgeon and doctoral student at the University of Derby, was the proud winner of the Cosyfeet Podiatry Award 2019.

His award will fund IT support for his research. This will investigate whether an increased period of post-operative analgesia can be obtained by applying a saphenous nerve block just above the knee rather than at the ankle, and whether such an increase reduces the need for post-operative opioids.


Cosyfeet specialises in extra roomy footwear, socks and hosiery for people with extra wide or swollen feet. The company’s goal is to help keep people mobile for as long as possible by providing good footwear to fit swollen and misshapen feet in comfort.


If you would like to apply for the Cosyfeet Podiatry Award, visit for further information and to enter online before the closing date of April 24th, 2020. The winner will be requested to submit a report and photographs about their project, and to feature in Cosyfeet publicity relating to the award.


Cosyfeet is the UK market leader in extra roomy footwear for swollen feet, with many styles suitable for people living with diabetes. As well as being extra wide and deep, Cosyfeet footwear is adjustable, so it fits a range of swelling from minor to very swollen. It also accommodates very wide feet, problem toes, bunions and bandaging. Lots of thought goes into Cosyfeet’s shoemaking including carefully placed seams, cushioned support and removable insoles to accommodate orthotics.  Cosyfeet also offers a range of specialist socks and hosiery. With over 36 years’ experience of fitting swollen feet, Cosyfeet is a well-known, respected brand that is recommended by over 11,000 Health Care Professionals. For more information email or call 01458 449071.