And these aren’t just new styles. Some serious re-engineering has gone into this next-generation of Z-CoiL pain relief footwear to make them even more effective, more comfortable—if that’s even possible—lighter-weight, and of superior quality.
In February 2012 you can expect to find 5 new styles for women and 3 for men in our Online Store, as well as in retail stores around the country, with several more styles on the way a few months after that. First up:
- Athletic shoes for both men and women (M9-13, W6-10)
- Full-grain leather lace-up Oxfords for both men and women (black)
- Hikers for both men and women (black)
- FGL Mary Janes for women (black)
- FGL Clogs for women (black)
So stay tuned for more teasers as the release date approaches!
Is less really more? That’s what people are wondering when they look at new ”minimalist” or “barefoot” footwear like the Vibram Five Fingers® “shoes” shown here. Proponents of these shoes argue that going barefoot, or barely covering the feet, is the most biomechanically natural way to go. Well, that may have been true when humans were hunter/gatherers on the African savannah. But what about modern men and women who spend most of their lives working and walking on concrete and pavement?
Z-CoiL and its sibling product line, Bio-Trek, take quite the opposite approach. Engineered as “pain relief footwear,” they instead provide wearers with maximum support and shock-absorption to reduce, and even help prevent pain and injury to feet, joints, and backs.
We asked Al Gallegos, the inventor of Z-CoiL shoes and a long-time runner, for his opinion. He says, sure, minimalist shoes may have a role to play — in water sports, or as boating shoes. But not as running gear.
“One of the most efficient forms of running is landing on the heel,” Al explains, “and if you attempt that with a minimalist shoe, you would not last very long on the road.” Considering that Al is still running at 80 years of age, he may know something about going the distance in the right footgear! (He’s shown here competing in the 2011 Senior Games wearing prototype Bio-Treks.)
There’s been a lot of buzz about the #HDBOYZ, “the world’s first boy band in high-definition.” Maybe because the whole band wore Z-CoiL shoes at a recent PopRally concert at LA’s Museum of Modern Art! You can watch their performance at DIS Magazine, a multimedia art magazine
that clearly recognizes the avant garde appeal of Z-CoiL footwear.
DIS Magazine has featured Z-CoiL shoes in the past, too. Check out Z-CoiL footwear as High Performance Art! See how many times you can spot Z-CoiLs!
Is this shaping up to be a Battle of the Brands?
On the one hand (or is it foot?) we have Al Gallegos, the inventor of Z-CoiL footwear and the ever-buoyant spirit behind the company’s Pain Relief mission. He’s shown here on the right, holding his creation, which features his patented spring-suspension system combined with built-in orthotic support: arguably the most effective, non-invasive solution there is for overcoming foot, leg and back pain.
On the other, we have his son, Andres, the company’s President and CEO. In his hand is a revolutionary new type of pain-relief shoe making its world debut this fall: the Bio-Trek®.
Andres has never suffered from the same pain issues as his Dad, but he’s always stood firmly behind the same pain relief mission, and is determined to stay healthy and active for many years to come.
So he came up with his own ergonomic footwear solution: a unique “hybrid” shoe that blends superior cushioning with rigid support, much in the same way that a Z-CoiL shoe does … but which he can also wear mountain biking!
Check out all 8 new Bio-Trek footwear styles for Men and Women! If you or someone you love has hesitated to buy pain relief footwear because of the look of the coil, this could be the answer for you!
Seems so perfect for the season: offering these incredible Z-Trek hikers at an incredible sale price. Only $159 in stores and $169 if you purchase online! But only until our stock runs out, or November 30, 2011, whichever comes first. And no more are coming down the pike, either, since these brown Z-Treks were introduced as a Limited-Edition style. They come in sizes for both Men (9-12) and Women (6-10). So really, don’t wait to get yourself a pair of these wonderful hiking shoes–you’ll feel great and look great all day long.
Twelve-hour shifts spent walking and standing on hard floors really takes a toll on those who are dedicated to helping others. Crippling foot and back pain often force them to change careers, or they may try to cope by taking pain meds or spending hundreds of dollars on all kinds of comfort shoes.
It’s true that Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear doesn’t come cheap, but the company wants to lower the bar for nurses by offering them FREE SHIPPING THROUGH THE MONTH OF APRIL, along with a generous 30-Day, Risk-Free Trial policy. If you visit Z-CoiL’s special Nursing Shoes web pages, you’ll see an array of favorite nursing styles and read dozens of testimonials from medical professionals who swear by their springy shoes.
Then if you order online from this special website, you are given a coupon code that you enter at checkout to have your Z-CoiL shoes shipped directly to you at no charge — but only through April 30th. Then you have 30 days to try the shoes in the workplace to see if they really do help to relieve your pain. You can return them in any condition for a full refund — but Z-CoiL is betting you’ll never want to take them off your feet!
We’re very sensitive to our customers’ pain here at Z-CoiL, as you might expect, and we know a lot of people are hurting out there. That’s why we have decided to keep our lower holiday pricing in effect for the foreseeable future. Many of our most popular styles, like the Freedom athletic shoe, will remain BELOW $200. And our discontinued, close-out styles are priced lower still.
So if you want to start the new year feeling your best, there may never be a better time to stock up on Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear!
Start a Healthy Walking Program!
Maybe you’re starting a new walking regimen as one of your New Year’s Resolutions. Z-CoiL shoes can keep you from hurting, to help you reach your fitness goals! You may want to check out the American Council on Exercise’s new Kick-Start 2011 Workout, a simple 3-month exercise program that includes a progressive walking component. In just 12 weeks, you can build from a 15-minute walk to a 30-minute jog!