Friday, April 07, 2006 - Specialty Shoes Stolen From Store - Specialty Shoes Stolen From Store: "A theft in northwest Austin has one business owner still looking for $30,000 worth of shoes.
More than 130 pairs of Z-CoiL shoes were stolen early Sunday morning from Total Relief Footwear."


New Mexico Business Weekly: SBA plans NM Small Business Week awards - 2006-04-06

New Mexico Business Weekly: SBA plans NM Small Business Week awards - 2006-04-06: "The New Mexico office of the Small Business Administration will honor a slew of entrepreneurs on April 28 at its annual lunch and ceremony.

The Small Business Person of the Year will go to Andres Alvaro Gallegos, president and CEO of Z-Coil Footwear in Albuquerque. Gallegos' firm created shoes geared to help relieve pain and has turned the venture into a multi-million-dollar company. "

USA : Z-Coil spring system for easy walk - Textile Fashion News Fibre2Fashion

USA : Z-Coil spring system for easy walk - Textile Fashion News Fibre2Fashion: "Z-CoiL Shoes for Pain Relief have a patented spring system and built-in orthotic plate.

Most people will suffer from some sort of foot, knee or back pain during their lifetime. And in many cases, these conditions will keep them from living a full life. But what if staying healthy was as simple as changing your shoes.

If Doctor Seuss made shoes, they might look like these shoes. While this funny footwear may make some people laugh, those who are wearing them are smiling for a different reason. They're finally walking without pain.

'It was significantly better in the knee department, perfect in the feet department, and pretty darn good in the rest of the department,' said Doctor John Webster, who wears Z-Coil Shoes.

John and Karolyn Webster have been wearing Z-Coil shoes for several years. They say the springy shoes have done wonders for alleviating their aches and pains."

Monday, April 03, 2006

April is Foot Health Awareness Month

April is Foot Health Awareness Month, So Do Your Feet a Favor

Z-CoiL® Footwear Brings Welcome Relief to Sore Feet

(Albuquerque, NM) Your feet take tremendous abuse. The impact of walking delivers a force that is two to three times your body weight, and three to five times your body weight when running! No wonder the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMS) has declared April to be Foot Health Awareness Month, to focus attention on this hard-working, yet often-neglected part of the body. And the cure for these poor suffering feet may be as simple as finding the right shoes, namely Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™.

"I have been off work for over one year, now going on two because of plantar fasciitis. I have had three different podiatrists as well, numerous orthotics, then I was given a series of shots, from cortisone to steroids and even shots to dissolve nerves in my heels. Nothing worked!" says Jovonne R. of San Bernardino, CA. By chance, she discovered Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™, and she says these shoes have made all the difference.

"Your Z-CoiL® shoes are a miracle!" Jovonne declares. "Now I actually look forward to going to the mall or to any function just to walk around. I don’t go places and just sit anymore; I’m up and moving or socializing.

People don’t realize that they don’t have to go through life with foot pain. I can’t say enough about how your shoes have helped me."

These unique-looking shoes with a conical-shaped steel coil in the heel have dramatically changed the lives of thousands of people who report either complete relief or a significant reduction in pain when wearing their Z-CoiL® footwear. The patented Z-CoiL® heel is designed to absorb up to 50% of the impact from walking or running, while delivering a 40 to 50% energy return. This coil-suspension system works in conjunction with a builtin orthotic that equalizes pressure distribution across the mid-foot, thereby reducing the pain caused by heel spurs or plantar fasciitis. Z-CoiL® shoes also feature thick neoprene cushioning under the forefoot and a permanent flex line at the ball of the foot, 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.

Many podiatrists and orthopedic specialists agree. "I now commonly recommend Z-CoiL® shoes to my patients for foot, ankle, leg, knee, hip, and all back pain," says Aaron B. Kaufman, a Doctor of Osteopathy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, who wears the shoes himself. "It’s hard to think about wearing any other shoes now because these feel so good. I tell my patients that I’m addicted to my Z-CoiL® shoes!"

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Americans Urged To Get Walking During April’s Foot Health Awareness Month

It doesn't matter who you walk with, just walk

Did you know healthy feet and a good pair of walking shoes are vital for walking? The reality is a 150 pound person walking one mile can exert a force of 63.5 tons on a single foot. For this reason, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) wants to educate consumers about the impact walking can have on the feet.

“Walking is such a beneficial exercise, but unfortunately the feet are often ignored,” says President of APMA Dr. Lloyd Smith. “We want walkers to know that simply wearing the proper walking shoe can help curtail needless foot pain.”

How to select the proper walking footwear and the common foot ailments associated with walking are some of the messages the APMA will emphasize as part of Foot Health Awareness Month and the association’s continuing public awareness campaign Podiatrists Keep America Walking. In addition, the APMA has created a series of walking initiatives, including promotion of its third annual Best Walking Cities competition and development of a walking pocket guide.

During the spring months, the APMA in conjunction with Prevention, one of the most influential health and fitness magazines in the country, will generate nationwide interest in walking and its health benefits with its Best Walking Cities competition. Events, such as city walks to award presentations, will be held in each of the winning cities.