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Stay Warm at Your Desk with a Heated Footrest

Updated on September 28, 2011

Heated Footrest: Warm Feet Are Happy Feet

While many of us try to keep the heat turned down a bit in the winter, that doesn't mean we like to be cold. Sometimes, just keeping our dangling feet warm can make all of the difference. A heated footrest can be an economical and convenient way of doing this.

Unlike a space heater, these heated footrests don't require a noisy fan or blower, they don't emit fumes, create moving air, or generate drier air and the static it can bring. They install just as easily though, as all they require is a standard outlet.

Buying Tips

Some of the features you might want to consider when choosing a heated footrest are:

1. Adjustable heat settings. Sometimes you need more, or perhaps less heat.

2. Adjustable positions. One position doesn't fit all! You want to assure you can maintain good posture.

3. Safety. An on/off safety switch means that even if you leave the footrest on when you leave the area, you don't have to worry about it over heating or creating a fire hazard.

4. Flexibiilty. Some heated footrests can also be laid flat like a floor mat or set upright like a leg warming radiant heat panel.

Toasty Toes

This Toasty Toes heated footrest helps improve your posture as well as keep your feet nice and warm. It uses no fans or blowers, and creates no fumes. It is a 90 Watt device which delivers gentle radiant heat. It can adjust to three different positions and has variable heat control so that you can set it up to meet your personal preferences.

You can adjust this footrest so that it becomes a heated floor mat or set it up as a vertical heating panel to keep your legs and lap warmer. It's made of molded hard plastic and is light weight. It measures 12" x 18" x 5" and is easy to take along between home and work.

This heated footrest has a safety switch to prevent overheating and comes with a one year warranty.


The McGill heated footrest operates on 100 Watts of power and provides two heat settings. It has a flexible top which you can adjust to the position you want. It can be left as a footrest or stood up to create a radiant heat panel for your legs.

It measures 3 7/8" x 18.25" x 13" and fits easily under any desk. It can be relocated wherever you wish .


This is a good choice for those who like to work with their shoes kicked off. This heated footrest from Alimed has a carpeted top for comfort. It provides radiant heat with Hi and Low heat settings. The angle can also be adjusted for comfort.

This footrest plugs into a standard 120V outlet and measures 20" x 14" x 10". It also features an on/off safety switch to prevent over heating.


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    • BkCreative profile image

      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      This just sounds so delightful. And sometimes that is all you need - not to heat the whole house - just to warm your toes. Make great sense.

      Thanks for the information. A great gift idea too. Rated up!

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      PaperNotes 7 years ago

      This is great. I was thinking of a gift for grandmother. I suppose she'll appreciate this. Thank you.

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      Great idea - pity it's the end of our winter! Must think of one for next winter.

      Love and peace


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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      A heated footrest sounds good to me.

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      Maryanne Maguire 7 years ago from Santa Monica, CA

      Wow, hadn't heard of these. On my Christmas list :)

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      irenemaria 7 years ago from Sweden

      Yes - I want one

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      sir_tallest 7 years ago

      You do know a lot about feet

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      craftdrawer 7 years ago

      My feet are always cold in the winter. Maybe if I got one of these I wouldn't need to be under my afghan all of the time.