(Albuquerque, NM - April 2011) -
Emergency Room Nurse Terrie F. worried that she might have to give up the work she loved and settle for a sit-down job. For seven years she had struggled with chronic, stabbing foot pain, diagnosed as plantar fasciitis. She tried all the shoes typically recommended for nurses who spend long hours on their feet on hard, unforgiving floors. None of them helped-until she tried Z-CoiL® footwear.
"After three weeks all my foot pain was gone, and I can now work more than two days in a row," Terrie says. "As a matter of fact, I have worked eight days now without difficulty." Read dozens of similar testimonials from other medical professionals.
These odd-looking shoes with a spring in the heel have dramatically changed the lives of thousands of people who report either complete relief or a significant reduction in foot, leg, or back pain after wearing their Z-CoiL footwear.
Like shock-absorbers for the body, the Z-CoiL's patented conical-coil steel heels are designed to absorb up to 50% of the impact from walking or running, while delivering a 40-50% energy return. This coil-suspension system works in conjunction with a built-in orthotic that cradles and supports the foot, distributing pressure more evenly (to relieve the pain caused by heel spurs or plantar fasciitis), and even improving a person's posture. Thick cushioning under the forefoot and rocker soles also help to make walking a pleasure, not a pain.
Many people in pain refuse to try Z-CoiL shoes because of their unusual appearance, or they imagine the shoes are unstable. In fact, the opposite is true. Many Z-CoiL customers report that they actually feel more stable in their Z-CoiL footwear than in regular shoes. Because the coil cone-shaped, it compresses straight down rather than tipping, and the flexible coil also compensates for some surface deviations to protect the ankle.
And beauty is in the eye of the beholder, especially if the beholder is hurting. "People think they look weird, but cool," Terrie says, "and kids really get a kick out of them. The best part, though, is jumping out of bed in the morning and my feet don't hurt at all."