Thursday, April 30, 2009

Spring in Our Step Article from

April 29, 2009
These shoes make us think of Flubber, but they've got us walking on sunshine.

When we saw these on Helena Bonham Carter, we thought: something from her latest Gothy kids' flick? But it turns out Z-CoiLs, shoes with shock-absorbing metal springs for heels, are a hit all over Hollywood, spotted on Dustin Hoffman, Lenny Kravitz, Margaret Cho and Robert DeNiro. We desperately seek comfy shoes. Still, could we pull off the Z-CoiL?

Nancy and Ed from the Torrance store set us up:

  • We got star treatment. Everyone who buys Z-CoiLs gets a custom fitting. Nancy felt our foot bones and studied how we stand and walk.

  • Our shoes were tricked out. Nancy and Ed worked for 45 minutes, cutting and placing insteps, heel grips and arches until the shoes were a perfect fit. The shoes come with free "tune-ups" for life.

  • We got surprise exercise. Turns out learning to walk on Z-CoiLs works the core.

The verdict: They have the ugly charm of a Cabbage Patch Kid. But Z-CoiLs are outrageously fun to wear, every bit as springy as we'd expected and then some. We wanted to bounce around all day, and they're said to be comfortable enough to wear for miles without getting sore or tired.

And they kinda made us feel like celebrities.

Such as The Easter Bunny.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Z-CoiL Footwear Launches New Website Design

Z-CoiL Footwear has upgraded its Website at

The new site offers a revamped design, streamlined navigation, and reorganized content. The home page is organized to send visitors to Z-CoiL’s most requested information including product styles, testimonials, and the Founder Spotlight.

The site also features new or enhanced interactive tools, including a clickable map of Z-CoiL retail locations worldwide and a "News and Events" feature, which provides article downloads from media outlets around the country, press releases from Z-CoiL Footwear, an events calendar, and an archive of our online customer newsletters.

Let us know what you think!

Unveiling the New Shades of Spring

Spring Into Spring with Fresh, New Colors from Z-CoiL®

The Z-CoiL® Freedom, the best-selling style of our unique line of Pain Relief Footwear® products, ushers in spring with two appealing new colors: Navy/White for Men and Sky Blue/White for Women.

There is currently only a limited supply of these new athletic shoes, so interested customers are urged to hurry to their local Z-CoiL® store right away for a custom fitting.

The new blue Freedoms are engineered with the same innovative, shock-absorbing and pain-relieving technology as other Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear®. Both feature a patented, conical steel coil in the heel, which is designed to absorb up to 50% of the impact from walking or running, while delivering a 40 to 50% energy return.

The Z-CoiL® spring-suspension system works in concert with a built-in orthotic support that distributes pressure evenly across the bottom of the foot, eliminating sore spots and relieving the pain typically caused by heel spurs or plantar fasciitis. Z-CoiL shoes also feature thick, resilient cushioning under the forefoot, plus a rocker-bottom sole that gently assists each step. Such total foot support and cushioning work together to reduce the shock of impact to the body. And less impact means less pain.

New Blue Freedom Features:

Excellent durability and breathability

Full-grain leather upper with nylon mesh

Breathable spandex lining

Padded tongue and extra-soft, felt-lined insole

Reflector accents for nighttime safety

Available in Women's sizes 6-9 and Men's sizes 9-12
The Z-CoiL® Freedom also comes in a wider range of sizes in Royal Blue/White; All White; All Black; and All Gray.

Thousands of Z-CoiL® customers have reported a significant reduction in foot, knee, leg, hip, and back pain, thanks to their unusual footwear. Jani K. from Santee, CA, writes, “I feel like I have my life back again! Z-CoiLs have not changed my three bad discs and fractured neck, but I can live with it now, whereas before I hated getting out of bed, knowing the pain would hit. Now I can walk in Disneyland with my grandkids."

Monday, April 20, 2009

Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear®: The Ergonomic and Economic Cushion in Hard Times

Wall Street Journal reports rise in number of pain patients due to stress as economic crisis worsens. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports most at-work pain sufferers cited back pain, arthritis pain, and other musculoskeletal pain. The Ergonomic Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear® helps reduce muscular stress and musculoskeletal pain.

Santa Fe, NM (Vocus/PRWEB ) April 14, 2009 -- In hard economic times, stress levels go up, muscles tighten and vulnerable people start feeling pain. One way to cushion the beating that bodies (and wallets) take when times are tough is to simply to wear the right shoes. Many people are working longer hours or taking on extra jobs to make ends meet, and when people spend that time on their feet, standing or walking on hard, unforgiving floors, the result can be devastating to health.

According to a recent interview in the Wall Street Journal* with Dr. Christopher L. Edwards, director of the Behavioral Chronic Pain Management program at Duke University Medical Center, they are seeing a rise in patients amid the current economic crisis. "There's a very strong relationship between the economy and the number of out-of-control stress cases we see." Muscular tension is the typical bodily reaction we see when someone is stressed. So if we walk around without coping with it, it takes a toll on our muscles. Over time this can lead to the chronic aches and pains associated with stress.

For people struggling with chronic pain due to heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, arthritis in knees and hips, or lower back pain, wearing Z-CoiL
Pain Relief Footwear can help them to stay active and productive, for far less than the cost of doctor visits, pain medication, custom orthotics, or even surgery.

For only about $200 a pair, these shock absorbers for the body not only cushion the foot's impact with the ground by 50%, but also reduce fatigue by returning 40% of the energy! The durable construction of Z-CoiL shoes makes them last for years, and the heel coil assembly is designed to be replaced at a minimal cost, further extending the life of the shoe.

According to Charlene Chavez, a Registered Pharmacist in Gallup, NM, "Standing all day long had taken its toll on my feet and back. I was constantly in pain and I didn't know how much longer I would be able to work. Finally, I tried Z-CoiL shoes and have never been happier or more pain-free."

Pain experienced at work hurts productivity, to the tune of $61.2 billion per year, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association**. The majority of at-work pain sufferers cited back pain, arthritis pain, and other musculoskeletal pain as the principal causes of their lack of productivity.

Pain Relief Footwear can be an excellent cushion in hard times, providing affordable health benefits that keep active people going strong.

* – Health Journal, March 17, 2009 -**JAMA, November 12, 2003—Vol 290, No. 18.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Trendy Z-CoiL Shoes Put Spring in Celebrities' Step

Los Angeles, CA (CNS) - You now have reason to toss your towering heels and painful pumps away in the name of fashion. The pain-relieving footwear line Z-CoiL promises to be the savior of your tender, aching soles.

Once just an orthotic health trend, the shoes have now found a niche in the fashion world. A slew of celebrities and public figures, from Helena Bonham Carter and Robert DeNiro to Bill Clinton and the founders of Google, have been shod in the springy space-age footwear. The nationwide demand is now being met by shoe retailers who are stocking their shelves with the revolutionary pain-relieving line.

Z-CoiL's awkwardly-shaped trendsetting design guarantees to lessen the severity of back pain while combating common podiatric ailments. Armed with a cushioned sole and a patented shock-absorbing heel coil, Z-CoiL shoes are engineered to distribute weight more evenly and reduce painful impact.

Statistics report that over two-thirds of Americans will sustain some foot problem in their lifetime. With that date in mind, the inventors of the Z-CoiL technology knew a product with promise to mitigate foot, leg and back pain will surely find demand.

This testimonial from Helena Bonham Carter appears on the company's website: "It's like walking on grass, barefoot, and I feel I have much more stamina. They cushion you from the exhaustion of everyday life."

Chelsea Milko - Celebrity News Service CNS Reporter

Monday, April 6, 2009

Testimonial of the Month - April 2009

I was in your store on Sunday and bought a pair of Z-CoiL shoes with what I will admit was skepticism for fear of another snake oil remedy to help with my foot pain.

What I want to tell you is OH MY GOD!!! After only two days of wearing Z-CoiL shoes, my pain is almost 100% gone. All that is left is what I can only describe as a very slight, almost phantom discomfort I believe will disappear after my feet are given a chance to completely heal over the course of some time.
I am jokingly referring to this purchase as my ”miracle shoes.” They may look a little funny but it is worth it and anyone that wants to tease can stick it in their ear! I have been walking around in mild to severe discomfort for a couple of years.

Last year I went to a podiatrist who prescribed custom orthotics. He told me that if those did not work I was most likely looking at surgery (that may or may not work) to relieve my discomfort. For some reason “foot surgery” scared the hell out of me so I have been putting it off and living with the pain.

Then, last week I was listening to the Dr. Bob Martin radio show on KFYI and he gave your store and the product an unsolicited plug while discussing a foot problem with a caller. I thought to myself, “What do I have to lose? If they don’t work there is always the surgery option.” In closing, thank you, thank you, thank you! I have not been pain-free in a very long time.

Aside from the shoes, the owners at the Scottsdale store were also very friendly and quite helpful. Even though they have probably done this a thousand times or more they patiently explained the product without appearing disinterested and went the extra mile to make sure my difficult-to-fit feet were fitted properly.

Pleasantly surprised and eternally grateful,

Steve F.
Scottsdale, AZ