Friday, October 29, 2004

Shirley MacLaine wearing Z-CoiLs in the National Enquirer (Nov. 2002)

A photo of actress Shirley MacLaine wearing Z-CoiLs appeared on the second page of the November 26, 2002 issue of The National Enquirer.

The Caption Reads

TALK ABOUT putting a little spring in your step!

Every out-there Shirley MacLaine puts her weirdest foot forward with a pair of truly bizarre shoes while strolling in Beverly Hills. The 68-year-old screen veteran is still a working girl in Hollywood, appearing last year in "These Old Broads." And it's only fitting that Shirley's latest movie is titled "Hell on Hells: The battle of Mary Key"!

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We meet folk at various spots in the country that have them and swear by them. Shirley still wears them and loves them.

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Saturday, October 23, 2004

Christmas Zs

Last year, mom gave me a pair of Z-CoiLs for Christmas. I worked in a clothing store and every night my feet hurt like the devil. The springy souls did the trick. Now, I have happy, pain free feet at the end of my shift.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

The Shoe Box Blog: A Young Girl Of 10

The Shoe Box Blog: "Last week I had a young girl of 10 in to be fitted for Z-Coils shoes. This is a real guttzy kid!!! She was born without a leg and has not let it stop her or slow her down. The Shriners buy her a new protheses every year but at her age that isn't fast enough. She grew over 3.5 inches last year and this is causing some real problems with body pain. Her and her mother were in about 6 weeks ago to see if maybe when she got her new leg that the Z-Coils would help her to be able to walk better and 'maybe, Mom, I'll be able to run'! Like I said, she isn't letting the situation get her down.

When you have one side growing and the other isn't, all the muscles are lax on one side and pulled tight on the other. This causes the hips to be uneven, her back leaning to one side and pressure on the good knee.

She came in wearing her new leg. Posture was much improved but as she walked she rolled. Her protheses attached at the hip. To make it walk, she had to throw her weight. This causes muscles on the good leg, her hips and back to tighten. She rolled out on her good foot. This all combined made her walk very haltingly."

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Thursday, October 14, 2004

My Story: ShoeBox Mary - Z-CoiL Dealer Anchorage, Alaska

My mother was in Nakiski, Alaska visiting a friend she had gone to high school with. Now, that is a miracle in itself, as they are in their 70's and they know where each other lives and one isn't pushing up daisies.

They went up to Kenai, Alaska, about 15 miles away, to get some plants for her friend yard. While at the greenhouse my mother saw these goofy
looking shoes with coils on the back and asked about them. She was told they were for pain. The lady sold them and then let you return them if they didn't fit. So, Mom got a flyer telling all about them as she was not sure of my size.

When she got back to Anchorage, she called and told me about these crazy looking shoes that were suppose to help with pain and that she had a flyer about them and would put it on the refrigerator so I could pick it up the next time I was over.

Several weeks went by and I had been to her house a few times but we had both forgotten about the flyer.

Early one morning a friend from the Kenai area called and was telling me about the shoes as they knew I had just started working a new job and was having real problems with my hips as the concrete aggravated my arthritis. They said they were selling like crazy there.

Later that night about midnight, I went to bed but just couldn't seem to get comfortable. I finely dozed off and out of no where I hear:

"Don't buy them, sell them".
W h a t....
Something goofy is going on....I rolled over and finally dozed again and I heard it again,

"Don't buy them, sell them".

Now something is getting real goofy...what am I suppose to not buy, but sell? (I didn't think of the shoes as it had been way over 12-14 hour since I had talked to my friend).

I finally got to sleep and about 4:30 AM I sat straight up in bed and said,"it's those damn shoes!!".

The next day I got up and headed to my mothers and got the flyer, came home and went upstairs to my friends and had them go on line and see if they could find out where to get them. We got the number.

The next day was a Monday and I called and asked if they were looking for dealers. I asked for information to be sent to me. (I had never had a pair on my feet.)

I got the information and of course it said you had to have a pair and like them before you could be a dealer.

I called and order my shoes and the day after I got them I wore them to work. No more pain! That was Aug 3 of 2000 and I opened the store on Nov 1, 2000. We had to wait till they got an order in October to get our first order of shoes.

NOW THE REST OF THE STORY: My father was a diabetic and heart patient. He passed away Feb 7, 2000. Before his death he had lost both legs just below the knee because of diabetes but was still able to walk with prostheses up to the day of his death. My mother and I started The Shoe Box from the life insurance he left her. After we became dealers, we found out that Z-Coil was working on a diabetic shoe. This has not progressed to well to date but is still something they are working on. After selling Z-Coils to many diabetic people, I have found how much they have helped with this affliction.

I believe these shoes are the new-age answer to many health issues and I guess someone "up there" thought the same thing. Don't know where the voice came from that told me to do this but when things get tight I just say "OK you better help me out here or I can't get the bills paid" and it seems to work every time.

Now I guess you have most of my story. The rest is - we were the first retail Z-Coil shoe store other than the one the company has in

Shoe Box Mary

P.S. My mother now suffers from Alzheimer's so doesn't work in the store any more. She use to come in from time to time just to lace shoes or what ever but she isn't driving anymore so once in a blue moon my brother will drop her off for a couple of hours and she will lace shoe.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Interview - Last Christmas I could not walk - I really couldn't

Audio Interview: Karen Bates - I'm telling you. I could not live without these things. I really wouldn't. I could not walk at Christmas and...

your2feet - Puyallup Fair September 2004

Monday, October 11, 2004

Arthritis Community & Forum: Try These instead of drugs!!!!

Arthritis Community & ForumAfter a couple of really bad falls - right on my knees on concrete floors, I began to develop osteoarthritis - but slowly, over time. Now, like 10 years later, my right knee is bone-on bone and my left is just about that way too.

I was in almost constant pain for the last 4 years - drugs didn't help, cortisone helped a little - for a while - but really nothing helped much.
I was looking at TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT at age 52. Then someone told me about these Z-Coil shoes for pain relief and after doing some research and talking to a doctor, I decided to try them.

I drove over 300 miles to get them - from Lexington, KY to Atlanta, GA. And they were worth it.

I can walk without pain!!!!!

So my very best advice for anyone with arthritis is to get yourself some Z-Coils. Its a shoe, with a built-in orthotic and a steel coil on the heel which acts as a shock absorber.

It is amazingly effective.
It depends on your condition and how bad it is, but these were wonderful for me.

They were tested by the US department of Energy and found to reduce the IMPACT if your body weight as you walk (normally 2-3 times your weight), by 50% or more!!! THAT makes a difference!

It will significantly reduce PAIN - in some cases completely.

They do look a little "different" but, for me, its better than the big old metal brace like I used to wear or me limping and all hunched over (the shoes also help your posture - because they help you walk correctly).

There are a lot of adjustments that can be made for specific problems too, like pronation and flat feet.

Anyway, after wearing these awesome shoes for several months, my husband and I had become such believers, we decided to become dealers.

Never sold shoes before in my life, but I am now - I am actually working now - when I was unable to do anything but a sit-down job before - and even that was difficult.

They may not be the answer for everyone, but I tell you, they seem to help about 95% of the people who come in to our little store.

I think everyone should check them out and give them a try - may be able to delay or even avoid surgery.

I CANNOT sell them online, so don't ask.

People have to be properly fitted.

So go to the website:
Read about them and then go and find a dealer near you - you will be glad you did! Hope this helps.

"Those must be comfortable shoes. I bet you could walk around all day in shoes like that and not feel a thing" - Forrest Gump

Thursday, October 07, 2004

ATFootwear: Local Couple Discovers Pain Relief while on Vacation. . .Turns Into Business Venture!

ATFootwearEd and Nancy Aubry had no idea that their vacation last October would turn into an exciting business venture just 3 months later. During the summer of 2003, the couple made plans to attend the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Due to personal obligations, the trip almost didn't happen when Nancy suggested to Ed that they should postpone the trip until next year. Ed said that if they waited until next year, the trip wouldn't happen. So, they packed their bags and arrived in Albuquerque 3 days later than originally planned.

Arriving late afternoon in Albuquerque, they settled in their room and decided to have an early dinner. During dinner they noticed their waitress was wearing these very different, but interesting looking shoes. As Nancy puts it, "We decided not to ask about the footwear because it may have been a medically related problem.". Well, the very next day while at the Balloon Fiesta, Ed and Nancy were looking for a bite to eat (again) when they came across the footwear. Nancy exclaimed, "That's the shoes that the waitress was wearing last night.". The name of the foot-wear was Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™.

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Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Senior Life: Is your pain telling you something?

Senior Life: "Pain is nature's way of telling us that something is wrong. I once heard of a man who kept hitting himself on the head with a mallet because it felt so good when he quit. That man, if he ever existed, definitely had something wrong. Trying to avoid physical and emotional pain is one of the major efforts in life, and is the basis of a multibillion-dollar business in medicines and medical bills."

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Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Z-CoiL Testimonial of the Month: October

Z-CoiL pain relief footwear TM:

"I absolutely love my Z-CoiLs! My doctor said I need a knee replacement and my Z-CoiLs are helping postpone that. I am a car dealer, and going to the auctions was getting impossible. With my Z-CoiLs I can be on my feet all day with no problem!!
The store here in Clovis that carries your shoes, Makin' It Natural, has been so helpful. I had a problem that they corrected and the staff was so kind. I have several friends that bought Z-CoiLs after seeing my results.
Thanks again!!

Ken James
Clovis, NM

Monday, October 04, 2004

Z Shoe Store Etc., TV Commercial

Z Shoe Store Etc., CommercialCheck out the Z-CoiL TV commercial from Z Shoe Store Etc, Scottsdale, Arizona. (Click Title)

Friday, October 01, 2004

Interview: Hair Dresser with Bad Back

Audio Interview: My name is Gay and I've had my Z-CoiL hiking boots for five, six, seven, eight, nine months now and...

Your2Feet: Puyallup Fair September 2004