Thursday, November 18, 2004

EZ Shoes Blog: Z-CoiL Footwear : Why wait?

Z-CoiL Footwear : Why wait? It is interesting that in many cases of people coming in the store, they have seen or been told about Z-CoiL Footwear at least three times... Sometimes, their doctor first recommends them and they do some research. Then they might see someone with them on and talk to them and get a good report. Finally, they see someone else or someone they know buys some and tells them their personal life-changing story. Finally, they are motivated to come into the store and check them out.

We had another such case this week with a woman who's doctor recommended them, she talked to someone in them, and then her doctor recommended them once again. At this point, 5 months had passed before she finally came in the store!

She put some on and just kept saying "unbelievable, unbelievable..." Her foot pain was drastically reduced and she was actually able to put her full body weight on the foot that had given her such severe issues for many, many years. Of course, her next statement was "Why haven't I come in before? Why have I waited this long?" Only she can answer that... was it the looks (we are a bit unique looking!)? Was it the price? Was it just doubt that anything can help?

The good part is that you don't have to wait! I don't know of any Z-CoiL distributor that charges to try shoes on! In fact, many have very liberal return policies.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

New Footwear Product Providing Pain Relief for a Myriad of Conditions

Podiatry MGT

Z-CoiL® Pain-Relief Footwear™, based in Albuquerque, is a growing line of footwear dedicated solely to pain relief. Invented by Al Gallegos to initially help runners with numerous pain issues, the company quickly realized Z-CoiL customers were reporting pain relief for standard foot, leg and back pain-related ailments caused by disease, injury or overuse. Z-CoiLs have been slowly gaining ground with podiatrists as more patients discover the benefits.

Dr. Mark Lambert, D.P.M. at Pensacola Foot & Ankle Center in Pensacola, Florida and Dr. Timothy Young, D.P.M. at Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialists of Issaquah (Photo), Washington have been using Z-CoiL Footwear with their patients for more than a year and are finding extraordinary outcomes. Dr. Ed Espe, a podiatrist in Bemidji, Minnesota has also experienced positive results with his patients.

“I can’t count the number of patients I have seen in the past twenty years with lower extremity problems due, at least in part, to their footwear. I am constantly on the lookout for innovations in footwear,” Dr. Espe says. “The Z-CoiL concept appears to be a potential breakthrough after years of gimmicky modifications to (mostly) athletic shoes. I can see great possibilities for our aging population to remain active for a longer period of time and for prevention of injuries in athletes.” The footwear is made with a rigid nylon and glass fiber UCBstyle prefabricated orthotic mounted on a coil spring at the heel to absorb impact and return some of the stored energy to the foot.

By Pam Trhlik, Communications
Manager, Z-CoiL Footwear

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Monday, November 08, 2004

Preventive·Foot·Health Socks

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Thursday, November 04, 2004

"Knock Your Socks Off"

Feature Article: "Go Ahead, Knock Your Socks Off"
Diabetes Foot Facts
Frequently Asked Questions; Diabetes and the Feet
Keep Your Feet Fit For Life Checklist
True/False Quiz on Diabetes and the Feet
"Knock Your Socks Off" News Release

APMA Diabetes Campaign - 2004

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Z-CoiL Testimonial of the Month: November

After reading the recent Baltimore Sun story about Z-CoiL shoes, my wife Joann and I decided to visit Coil Heaven in Laurel, Maryland, and see what the fuss was about. I mark that down as one of the wisest decisions we have ever made. I am 62 years old with a bum knee, and in the past year was diagnosed as having a herniated disc that was pressing against the sciatic nerve and causing me several problems, such as numbness and at times loss of function in my right calf. My wife has had back problems at times, which would result in her being required to take pain pills and rest. Her biggest problem was standing on her feet over 1/2 hour and walking any distances. This is where Z-CoiL footwear comes into the picture.

Once we entered Coil Heaven we were greeted by the most energetic, professional and knowledgeable sales persons I have ever met. Ms. Kathryn Jo Ottman explained the concept and design of these shoes and showed us several pairs and styles. We tried several pairs on and walked around to test them. To make a long story short, these shoes are the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever had on my feet. Since I have been wearing them, I have not had a single problem with my back, knees or feet. I now walk everywhere and just hate to take them off for the night. My wife is ecstatic that she can now walk around our development with ease, stand on her feet for longer periods of time and no longer requires pain pills for her back.

These shoes are truly amazing, but to really give them a test, my wife and I visited our grandchildren in Ocean City last week. Now you know when you have two little boys, one three and the other five, you must walk the boardwalk. Not only did we walk the length of the boardwalk, but at times carried one or both grandchildren. We even outlasted my daughter and son-in-law. All this because of these shoes. They are absolutely wonderful and I will never give them up. My wife loves them so much she is going back to Coil Heaven to order the high tops for winter.

To add one more item to our satisfaction list is Ms. Kathryn Jo Ottman. What a delight to have met her. She truly believes in this product and it shows. I can honestly say we bought these shoes not only because they felt good on our feet at the store, but because Ms. Ottman just won us over.

Thank you Z-CoiL and Ms. Kathryn Jo Ottman.

Joe and Joann Elwood
Havre De Grace, Maryland