It is a canvas base and a foam outer layer. Its very comfortable, It reclines to lying position. The chair does lock into place when reclined, but has now come a little loose over time. I always hold the back as I lift people from reclining position. The feet are supported fully with the canvas back and the foam layer. I have a massage couch and another recliner also reasonable prices. I can send pictures on request. I need the space at home so am happy to take best offers! I am happy to answer any questions.