Friday, February 27, 2009

QVC Community » Forums » Fashion Talk » z-coil shoes?

On Thursday, a Z-CoiL discussion began on the QVC Community Forums. Below are a couple of posts:

I am at that point where comfort is VERY important to me. Was wearing pedors shoes but someone suggested z-coil shoes. Anyone own a pair or have an opinion? Yes, I know they are funny looking. - traveler

I have owned a pair of z-coil shoes for over 3 years. They are the most comfy shoes I have ever put on my feet in my life of over 54 years. I just love them and wear them three seasons except summer. I wear them anywhere I go, from casual to dressy occasions as well as all day walking tour in London. They wear well and still look new after wearing almost everyday eight months a year for last several years. The most comfy and fun shoes ever!!! They often serve as conversation starter. They even give me a little boost to my height (>2 inches) without any discomfort. - MaryMD

Wow! Thanks for starting this thread!!

ShopQueen-thanks for the website address, and Vamp, I appreciated reading your comments. Vamp, what part of the country are you in? West Coast? East Coat? Middle?

I just looked at the website, and I can hardly wait to see what it feels like to wear these shoes.....they make me smile, and remind me of a funny Seinfeld TV Episode...I wonder if they got the idea for that particular episode from seeing these shoes....On that website, I found I store I am familiar with, and I will get there in the next few weeks, so that I can try on a pair of these. I walk a lot here in NYC (Manhattan) so I'm always on the lookout for a good running shoe, b/c they have the most cushioning and padding...but now, i'll have to try these. I am also a shoe lover, so I am intrigued. I can hardly wait to see how these feel. And yes, they are unusual looking, and sometimes something so unusual, or "ugly" can go so far that it becomes rather ATTRACTIVE LOL Yes, I am serious. -nycgal

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Z-Coil Testimonial- heal your Plantar Fasciitis | Authentic Threads

"Its funny, because in 2004 I ran a marathon with no foot injuries or pain. But about a year later, I started working at a new place and wearing flat, non-cushioned work shoes. I walked several blocks on cement to a bus, then I walked on cement to the building I worked in, then I walked on cement all around my neighborhood.

Suddenly I had flaming pain underneath my foot that I learned was Plantar fasciitis. It took me awhile to figure out what the pain was. Basically the plantar fascia under my foot had torn a little bit from all the pounding my feet were getting, then it got inflamed, and because I kept walking everyday, it never got a chance to heal.

Well, after many months of pain, I found Z-Coil shoes online. They are so ugly, but I swear, my feet hurt so bad, I just didn’t care at all. I had a family vacation coming up and I didn’t want to be in pain the whole time. I wore my Z-Coil shoes for two weeks before the trip." (Read More)

Monday, February 23, 2009

DR. Albert J. Gadomski discusses Z-CoiL footwear

Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear featured
on Tampa Bay's tv morning show Studio 10! DR. Albert J. Gadomski discusses the many pain-relieving benefits of wearing Z-CoiL footwear

West Columbia, SC - TV Commerical

West Columbia, SC Z-CoiL Dealer TV Commerical.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

ABC's The Best Years

The Z-CoiL Pain relief footwear in Millersville, MD Infomercial.

Read Testimonials from Millersville, MD Customers

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

OhGizmo! » Archive » Z-CoiL Shoes Are Apparently Not A Sight Gag

By Andrew Liszewski

While they might look like they came from a grade 6 science fair project, the Z-CoiL line of shoes are apparently very real. Their most striking feature, the Z-CoiL itself, is made of steel and serves two purposes.

First, it slows the rate of impact experienced by the body when taking a step, since it absorbs a lot of that energy as the coil is compressed. Then as the foot moves forward to take the next step that energy in the coil is released, giving you a small boost.

Unfortunately the shoes just look plain ridiculous, and I’d gladly choose to live with any pain if the alternative involved me wearing these things in public. (Read More)

The above article generate a rather large amount of comments:

I'm a healthcare professional and I wear Z-CoiL shoes in my office every day. I own seveal pair. They have been great for my back and knees. Your sophomoric comments about z-coil reflect a lack of awareness. Z-CoiL (headquartered in Albuquerque, NM) has been selling this footwear for over 12 years... - John Dobbins

Z-CoiL shoes were recommended to me by my knee surgeon to save me from a second surgery...5 years later of wearing z-Coils and no knee pain and NO KNEE SURGERY! - Sandy

I guess ignorance is bliss... apparently, you have not been in as much pain as I have in my life, because if you were, you would realize that if a shoe can make you be pain-free when doctors have recommended surgery on both knees and hip, you would wear them! Without my Z-CoiL's, I am in a lot of pain and have a severely reduced quality of life. With Z-CoiL's, I lead a normal productive life... I just hope that you never have to endure the kind of pain that I have, but if you do, try Z-CoiL's. It changed my life and it will change yours! - James R.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Z-CoiL Fitting Process

Rockville, MD Z-CoiL Dealer, Ed Phipps, walks us through a typical Z-CoiL fitting process in this informative video presentation.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Podcast: Judy Anderson Z-CoiL Corporate

Dr. Lotchie Kerch, Z-CoiL Seattle, talked with Judy Anderson, Z-CoiL Corporate manager, before they went off to work the 65th annual Seattle Home Show (February 14–22) at the Qwest Field Event Center.

Gabcast! The Dr. Lotchie Kerch Show #11

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Z-Coil Cofra Italian Footwear

The Z-Coil dealer in Waco, TX had this commerical produced by the local cable company.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Celebrity: Dustin Hoffman

On the set of Meet the Parents, Dustin Hoffman models a pair of Black Freedoms.

Source: Z-CoiL Facebook

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Living Music Radio: Al Gallegos Interview

Janet and Narayan interview Al Gallegos, inventor of Z-CoiL footwear, at the Seattle Z-CoiL 6 Year Anniversary celebration.

Living Music Radio Archived Shows
NOTE: Al's interview is on the second part of the show.
February 9 - Devadas & Al Gallegos

(Living Music Radio)

Janet & Narayan Baltzo
MP3 play whole song, hi-fi (broadband)
MP3 play whole song, lo-fi (modem)

© 2008 You're Loved & Living Music Radio with Narayan & Janet

Monday, February 09, 2009

Podcast: Dr. Lotchie Kerch D.P.M Interviews AL Gallegos

Gabcast! The Dr. Lotchie Kerch Show #8

Dr. Lotchie Kerch D.P.M, owner Z-CoiL Seattle, talked to AL Gallegos, the inventor of the Z-CoiL footwear, during the store's Sixth Anniversary Open House Celebration.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Testimonial: Jutte

Limo, OH distributors share thier personal story about Z-CoiL shoes.