Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Salt Lake Tribune - when Good Housekeeping reader Ann Dorsey wore a pair

Salt Lake Tribune - Business (03/16/2005): "New footwear with a spring in the heel - called Z-Coils - promises to relieve foot, back and joint pain.

But when Good Housekeeping reader Ann Dorsey wore a pair, she fell and broke her ankle. (FACT CHECK: GH reported "a woman broke her leg wearing them (Z-CoiLs)". Is Ann Dorsey the women that instigated the GH investigation?)

Was this a fluke - or are these shoes dangerous?

Many of Good Housekeeping's testers felt unstable while wearing the Zueco style ($180).

Being fitted by a licensed dealer, the company said, would prevent those problems. Maybe so. But the elevated heel might strain the back and increase arthritis in the knee, said the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons Communications Council." (FACT CHECK: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons was unaware of the GH report until after it was released.)

1 comment:

JOlmsted said...

To: Special Projects Director, Good Housekeeping

On March 16th, the Salt Lake Tribune and several other publications reported that "Good Housekeeping reader Ann Dorsey wore a pair (of Z-CoiLs), she fell and broke her ankle."

Is Ann Dorsey the Good Housekeeping reader that instigated the GH Z-CoiL footwear investigation?

In your report, it is stated that the Good Housekeeping reader broke her leg. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that Ann Dorsey broke her ankle. Please explain.

A link to the Salt Lake Tribune article is available at:



Z-Blog Reporter

E-Mail from the Special Projects Director, Good Housekeeping. Tue, 1 Mar 2005

> Your email was forwarded to me because I
> produce the Good
> Housekeeping Reports TV news stories, which included
> one about Z-Coil
> shoes. I will try to help answer questions you have
> regarding the Good
> Housekeeping Institute's evaluation of the shoes,
> but I cannot release the
> name, address, email or phone number of a Good
> Housekeeping reader who
> wrote to the magazine. What is the Z-Reporter?

> Special Projects Director
> Good Housekeeping