Product Type: int Hunter Original
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Cosy Cosy Toes
int Cozy Boots Heated Fluffy Boot Slippers
Member Name: stillclueless
int Cozy Boots Heated Fluffy Boot Slippers
Advantages: Lovely scent and very effective at keeping your feet warm
Disadvantages: Not practical for walking around in
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.
Summary: Go on; treat yourself to some cosy toes