“ Brand: int / Type: Boots „
As some of you on here might know I suffer from Arthritis in my joints, and it is especially bad in my feet and because it is winter, recently they have become especially painful. So I have been trying a range of medication, herbal medication and soothing products, and the Int Cozy Heated slippers is one of my products, which I wanted to try and was highly recommended by my friends and the reviews on the internet, so I thought I would give them a go and see if they soothed my current pain.
The slipper is made from a soft material, like a more softer fleecey material, which comes in a range of colours, but I personally think the cream ones are a perfect colour for most people, so if buying for a present, I would recommend the cream colour ones, unless they say otherwise! The slippers come up to the ankle, which I personally prefer from slippers, as they stay one more and easier. The slippers are comfy to have on when sitting down, but it is very difficult to walk around, which is very impractical, as I wear and walk around the house in my slippers, so it was too uncomfortable to walk in these, it made they seem a little pointless.
The main idea of the slipper boots is to microwave them (crazy idea, I know!) which enables the boots to be warmed up, which means the feet are warmed up and also it, in principle, is meant to help with joint problems and bad circulation, which is a real positive for individuals suffer from. And heating up the slippers could not be easier, you just put them in the microwave for a couple of minutes, depends on the strength of your microwave, and then just wear them! Couldn't be easier, but obviously be careful not to overheat the slippers as they will be too hot to wear, but this method does enables you to heat them to your exact tastes, a real advantage.
I personally think this slippers are really comfortable and soft, and when put in the microwave, the heat is really nice and does last a considerable amount of time, which is always great, which also means that it does soothe certain joint pain, but also would help others with similar problems and circulation problems, but the major problem is the fact is it near impossible to walk in them because of the things in the sole, but it is great to wear in bed and on the sofa and is particularly nice to wear in the winter. Now to just persuade my boyfriend to keep warming them up!
Cozy Heated slippers are found mainly on the internet, on sites, such as Amazon, eBay and other stores, and costs roughly £10-£20.
My boyfriend bought me a pair of these slippers for Christmas last year, and last night was the first time I had got them out since the snow earlier this year! They are microwavable, you put them in the microwave for a few minutes to warm them up.
These boots are nice and soft to touch, and when you put your feet in them for the first time when they have been heated up, it does feel nice on a really cold night, but I always have a problem walking in these! They are so heavy, and they fall off whilst you are walking too. They don't stay on like a normal slipper boot, as the stuff in the sole which heats up in the microwave is so heavy, it just makes the slippers slip off. They only really work if you are sat down with them on. Even sat down, I find them heavy on my feet, and uncomfortable.
You can get these in different colours, mine are purple. I am not sure how much they are as they were a present but I think he got them of the iwantoneofthose website.
Although these do really warm your feet up when its freezing, I wouldn't buy another pair. They do go cold quite quickly too, and about 10 minutes there not really that warm enough to keep on. Normal slipper boots I think are much more comfy. These slipper boots are a great idea though, its just a shame they don't stay hot long enough and they always slip off!
My boyfriend also got his mum a pair of these, and she found the same problems. We both hate the smell of lavender they give off too, so both pairs have now gone in the bin!
I recently bought a pair of these microwave slippers for myself as a wee treat. I thought if they were any good i will by them for my mum and gran for christmas.
I bought mine from www.play.co.uk for £14.99 free delivery, many other websites like ebay, amazon and the gadget websites are also selling them for about the same price.
With the colder weather in scotland i was delighted when they arrived on my door step. I have a coal fire and it always dies out by the morning and the house is freezing cold and wooden floors dont help, my idea was to heat them up and put them on first thing in the morning.
I bought mine in a lilic colour but you can get them in many colours. They are super soft to touch made from flease material. They come up past my ankle. The sole is also just the flease material but has pocket pouches filled with wheat grain and smells of lavender. You have to heat them in the microwave for 2 mins and pop them on your feet.
I am a size 7 and bought them in the Large size and they fitted me perfectly and had plenty of room.
I like the look and the feel of them but i cant help feeling a little disappointed with them, they are the most expensive slippers i have ever bought and wont be buying them for my mum or gran for christmas. Due to the wheat grain being uneven in the soles of the slippers its difficult to walk in them and can be uncomfortable. I also found them to be very slouchy around the ankles and offered no support to my feet. To be honest they are more like bed socks than slippers and are more of a novelty than a practical piece of foot wear!
Warning- i found it difficult to evenly heat them in the micro wave and ended up with a burning smell coming from them after a few months. I have now binned them.
I would recommend just buying normal slippers as these are not worth the money or practical at all.
I really, really feel the cold. When I saw some heatable slippers in the body shop, I really wanted them! However they were about £24.99 which I thought was far too overpriced. So I did, what I do everytime I see something I want which I can't afford, I came home and searched on ebay. I suddenly found there were tons of different brands about. I chose the INT cozy boot heated slippers as they were cheaper at £11 and looked slightly better than the clumpy old fashioned body shop ones. I chose the cream colour as that is more my sort of thing. Due to the wheat in them they weigh quite a bit so be careful postage can catch you out.
The slippers are made of very soft fleecey material and come just above the ankle. They are so soft to the touch they feel really nice on the feet which is lovely. The idea is that you warm them up in the microwave for a couple of minutes (but no longer) and then put them on your feet to keep them nice and warm and snuggly. I think time will vary with each individual microwave and I really really recommend you have a bit of trial and error with your own microwave to find the perfect time for you. Too little time and they will get cold too quickly (you will find yourself up and down to the microwave) or too much time and you will burn your toes.
The wheat patches are actually stored in the sole, so these certainly aren't walk around slippers, more, put them on and put your feet up ones. It does make them slightly unpractical.
One health warning I have to put in-do not put really cold feet into boiling hot slippers as you will get chilblains!
The slippers are lavender scented. Lavender divides people, you either love it or you hate it. I don't like it and thought I would just put up with it as these are the cheaper ones. It was quite strong at first, but it does fade away. Whether you count this as a good thing or not is up to you!
Overall I would rate these slippers depending on what you wanted them for. There are not the most attractive foot wear, they are uncomfortable to walk in, and they do not stay warm as long as a hot water bottle. However they are really soft and comfy for sitting down and any warmth is a boost in this bitterly cold weather.
As I get older, I'm convinced my circulation has gotten poorer and I suffer terribly from freezing feet, especially at this time of the year when we're being bombarded with snow and below freezing temperatures. I've been reading that poor circulation is more common in women than men and the risk of developing poor circulation does in fact increase with age. I'm only 27 so I wouldn't exactly say I was getting on in life and I do try things to try and improve my circulation such as body brushing which is supposed to be beneficial but to be honest I'm not convinced it makes that much of a difference so I'm always on the lookout for new ways to keep my tootsies warm.
One day whilst scouring the internet for gift ideas to give to the other half for Valentine's day I came across these microwaveable hot boots and thought - how perfect, I bet they would keep my toes warm in the evenings and if anyone understands how cold my feet get, it's my partner as I'm always attempting to warm my feet up by slipping them between his calves for heat so what better idea for a valentine's gift than these furry warmers and like the gem that he is, when I opened my presents yesterday what was amongst them...........yes you're right, a lovely cream pair of these Intelex Hot boots.
***What are Intelex Hot boots?***
Following the trend of the ever popular wheatie, these hot boots are lovely fluffy boot like slippers complete with a non slip sole that have wheat incorporated into the boot lining so that when you put them into the microwave to warm the wheat absorbs the heat very quickly and once the boots are on your feet the heat is distributed slowly and evenly to keep your toes cosy which is great in theory. The boots are made of super soft furry material that is incorporated inside the slipper as well as outside and I think they are very touchable.
***The heat properties of Wheat***
For many years now wheat bags have been used as an alternative therapy for those aches and pains which many people suffer from on a daily basis such as arthritis, Rheumatism and even menstrual cramps. The unique cellular structure of the wheat means that the heat or cold is absorbed rapidly and the heat released evenly making wheaties a safer alternative to using a hot water bottle. Heated wheat packs have also been known to help relieve tension and stress and are a great non prescription alternative to pain relief. Of course the wheat's ability to hold the heat is also incredibly effective for just warming those parts of your body that suffer a little bit more from the cold and that is primarily what I have my boots for - anything else is an added bonus.
***What else is in the boots?***
The boots also have incorporated into them a lovely lavender scent to help sooth and relax the senses to aid you in obtaining a better sleep, combining aromatherapy with warmth - what more could a girl ask for. Again, Lavender is one of those fragrances that has been used for years as a natural alternative remedy for a variety of common ailments such as anxiety, headaches and just stress in general which is all down to its seemingly relaxing properties. This all natural product almost sounds too good to be true so you can imagine how eager I was to try these out for the very first time so it was in the bin with the packaging and off to the kitchen for the microwave.
***Heating the Boots***
The instructions for heating the boots were clearly marked on the packaging they arrived in indicating that 2 minutes was sufficient to fully heat them and there is also a label located inside the boots that instructs users to only heat from room temperature and for a microwave with a wattage of 600-1000 Watts the maximum heating time is 2 minutes. I'm really not sure what's supposed to happen after the 2 minutes - maybe the wheat explodes or goes on fire or something but careful to stick to the heating instructions I popped them into the microwave for a cautious minute and a half.
I must add that I've seen a lot of variations of the heated boot on the market and there is one that has removable heat packs that you place in the microwave without having to put the whole boot in there but the ones that I have do not have any such inserts and the requirement is to put the entire boot or boots as the case may be into the microwave.
Now in the interest of hygiene I do recommend that you place the boots in the microwave with the non slip sole facing up the way - that's the way I've been doing it.
***How long did the heat last for***
After having popped the boots in the microwave for a minute and a half, I excitedly pulled them onto my feet without giving them any opportunity to cool down, feeling the warmth immediately and relishing in it, and absolutely loving the soft feel furry material they are made from. The heat however only lasted for a mere 25-30 minutes at the most so I also decided to follow the instructions and put the slippers back into the microwave for the full 2 minutes. The difference in the heat was quite substantial and I would almost go as far as to say that after 2 minutes the wheat was just a little too hot and I was a little concerned about my poor toes being scalded, but within a couple of minutes my feet were incredibly comfortable and toasty and the heat lasted the 2nd time round for a somewhat more admirable hour long snuggle session.
***What about the lavender aromatherapy***
The smell that came off the boots when I first opened them was quite strong and after having taken the boots out of the microwave the essence of lavender was even more potent. Now Lavender may not be everyone's favourite scent but I absolutely love it and it is one of those smells that helps me to relax and I firmly believe that it does help you to achieve a better night's sleep so I'm impressed that something as simple as a fragrance has been incorporated into this product and I think it makes it more appealing to the consumer. The thing to remember is that if the fragrance fades which it ultimately will over time, all you have to do is buy some Lavender scented essential oils and add a couple of drops onto the slipper to rejuvenate the scent.
***How practical are the boots***
Although these boots are classed as slippers, they are quite impractical for walking around in. The wheat that is contained in the lining makes the boot quite heavy and if you're trying to walk around in them you can feel the grains moving underneath your feet, so not the most comfortable way to try and walk around your house but if all you're planning on doing is sitting with your feet up and relaxing, maybe watching a bit of tv with your favourite bar of chocolate then these will certainly provide you with the warmth you need for your feet as you indulge in a little pamper time. The boots are a one size fits all pretty much, catering for size 3-8 so they are a little big on me as I'm on the lower end of the foot size spectrum at a tiny size 3.
***My overall opinion***
I'm 7 days in with my heated slipper boots and so far I think they're fantastic and would thoroughly recommend them, not just to those of you that suffer from poor circulation like I do, but to those of you that enjoy a little bit of warmth on the cold winter evenings and don't want to crank up the heating, these would make a great gift for a friend or family member or even a housewarming present. Of course I have indicated that they're not the most practical footwear product to wear as simply slippers for lying on the sofa or in bed, simply watching tv they're are ideal and they look pretty good too.
***Where can you buy them***
I want a pair I hear you cry - but where can I get them? Well my pair came from a website called theincensestore.com and at the moment they are on sale at £11.99 - what a bargain. You can also buy them from another website called findmeagift.com for a slightly more expensive £16.95 but personally I think these are very reasonably priced boots and had I been purchasing them for myself I wouldn't have grudged paying the £16.95.