The past five years have not been kind to Z-Tech.
The Albuquerque-based maker of Z-CoiL Footwear, the shoes with the funky-looking springs on the heels, has incurred losses in five of its past eight fiscal years. Sales peaked at $12 million in 2005, but have been sliding since to about $6 million in 2010.
The company has faced financing difficulties with its lender, including losing a $2 million line of credit.
But Z-CoiL is rolling out a new line of shoes without the coil, an aesthetic stumbling block for many potential buyers.
Z-CoiL pegs firm’s future to stock issue - New Mexico Business Weekly
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
The past five years have not been kind to Z-Tech.
At the Port Townsend Kinetic Sculpture Race, Tammy Palmer didn't know what she was getting herself into when she asked me about my Z-CoiL shoes.
Tammy talks about the wonderful service her has received from Hugh Solaas, owner of the Shoe Safari in Silverdale, WA.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
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Friday, August 13, 2010
Dr. Kerch, Seattle podiatrist for over 25 years, steps out on Better Northwest to share her findings. She adds, " There is more you can do to relieve your pain. Science and technology bring innovations to shoegear and products to aid your healing. I can give you the tools and support to help you achieve better health. Rocker sole technology has been around for many years for treating different types of arthritis, hallux limitus, and many other conditions. The Ryn is the Next Generation of rocker sole and Z-CoiL the double rocker sole are at the cutting edge of pain relief footwear."
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Put a Spring in Your Step
by Heidi Tungseth
“My father is a disabled vet. He is in desperate need of a new pair of Z-coil shoes. He currently has a pair that is very worn and torn. He's had them for years. He only wears these shoes because it helps with his back and knee pain. I would like to buy him a pair for Christmas, but I can't afford the cost. I ran across this (press release) ad a bit late, but I was wondering what the Veteran's day special was and if you would still honor it.” (Read More)
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
The Best Idea on Two Feet
Z-CoiL footwear commercial contest
3 Winners, over $5,500 in cash & prizes
AND the ability to have your commercial aired across the country!
Create a unique and original commercial
for Z-CoiL Footwear and you could WIN BIG!
Make us laugh. Make us cry.
Make us stand up and cheer!
Make it something you’d want to see on TV.
Maybe it’s about your pain management, or how you can walk again because of Z-CoiL shoes; maybe it’s about your individuality, or a way to stand out; maybe it’s your way of staying on your feet longer and working harder than your co-workers; or maybe it’s your zany obsession with all things coiled.
Whatever it is; you write it. You cast it.
You direct and shoot it. You have total creative control!
Friday, October 09, 2009
Elaine has worked for Home and Auto Insurance for the past eight years as an adjuster. She helps folks rebuild after catastrophic losses. Her department has especially involved in the ongoing California fires.
Nine years ago she had a torn right meniscus. She refused surgery, "I knew it would heal. But I gained sixty pounds in the process." She had to be inactive during the healing process. That is until she started wearing her first pair of Z-CoiL pain Relief Footwear five years ago. (Read More)
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Z-Coil shoes - 29th May, 2008 - Nursing for Nurses: "I have to admit have been the best nursing shoe I have ever worn. I suffered from heel pain 3 years into my nursing career and tried every shoe out there. I finally found Z-Coils and can honestly say made working 12 hour shifts feel like 8 hours."
Z-COIL SHOES : We Fix Traffic Tickets Blog: "Most of you know I’ve been a fan of Z-Coil shoes for about 10 years. We went camping and did some hiking over the fourth of July in Joshua Tree National Park. I say some hiking because my Z-Coil High Desert Hikers literally fell apart during a short hike on the third. The glue holding the soles to the body gave way and that was the end of any more hiking. When packing for our trip
High Desert Hiker
I selected a pair of gray Z-coil hikers that had been barely broken-in over an older pair of brown hikers that are well worn. Who would have thought that a $250.00 pair of shoes would fall apart?"
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Z-Coil Seattle - When Lilli Bennett, 80, was a very active 73 yr old “snow bird” (South in the winters), walking daily and playing a sports court game called pickleball, she started having severe hip pain making it impossible to continue her activities.
She purchased her first pair of Z-Coils, WOW, within days she was able to continue being active. Not only has Z-Coils relieved her pain and discomfort, but since she had been a child, she has had hammer toes that created alot of discomfort. Lilli says, "I can honestly state that Z-Coils has corrected that issue as well. I now own 8 pair of Z-Coils I wear them daily to be able to function. Z-Coils, Pain relief footwear, has changed my life. I may be 80, but I spring along as if I were “16”!!!
Listen To Lilli on The Dr. Pat Show