Sunday, February 27, 2005

NetXNews - Product Evaluation: Do Z-CoiL shoes actually work?

NetXNews - Product Evaluation: Do Z-CoiL shoes actually work?: "What makes a good athletic shoe? Cushioning? Support? Flexibility? Stability? Dozens of shoe companies with millions in advertising budgets can make finding the best running shoe or the best comfort shoe seem unattainable. The maker's of Z-coil believe they found it.

In the mid 1980's Al Gallegos, a shoe store owner and avid runner, had developed the usual injuries associated with running: heel spurs, plantar faciitis (mid-foot pain), knee problems and back pain. After narrowing the cause of his problems to the jarring of his foot against the ground when running, Al tried to find a 'shock absorber' to relieve the impact. Finding that a conical coil would help (and give energy in return), he made his own pair of shoes by having the local butcher cut out his soles so springs could be glued in. When friends with similar symptoms started asking for a pair of their own, thoughts of manufacturing them himself started to formulate. By 1997, after many laughed at his design, Al finally had a functional running shoe.

So, do they work? The reports say yes."

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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Testimonial: Lora Anderson

As a Radio City Rockette, I rehearse six hours a day in high heels! There is nothing better than slipping on a pair of [Z-CoiL ] clogs after doing our world-famous eye-high kicks! Lora Anderson

Lora Anderson, dancer, is excited to be a performing with her first ever modern dance company. With a B.S. in Dance Management from Oklahoma City University, Lora has danced professionally for 7 years and toured the United States, Europe, and Asia. She kicks up her heels with the Radio City Rockettes in NewYork City, but resides in Los Angeles where she has danced at Disneyland and Universal Studios. Some favorite musicals that she has performed in are A Chorus Line, Will Rogers Follies, Sweet Charity and Jesus Christ Superstar. Lora is a certified Pilates instructor and loves to train dancers, athletes and people from all walks of life.

Newsweek Article - Kicking It With the Rockettes (December 2004)

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Renown Computer Author and Columnist John Dvorak Sports Z-CoiL's!

"John Dvorak, a renown author and columnist, has recently been fitted with a pair of Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear! John is a current PC Magazine Columnist writing Inside Track, an essay and a weekly online column. These articles are licensed around the world. Also a weekly columnist for CBSMarketwatch, Info! (Brazil) and BUG Magazine (Croatia). John has written over 4000 articles and columns as well as authoring or co-authoring 14 books. He was the 2003 Award winner of the American Business Editors Association's national gold award for best online column of 2003.

CeBit 2004 Photo Essay: T-Mobile had a slew of showgoers wearing this "Just Relax" visor and headset. I don't know what went on with this campaign, but it caused everybody to want to be T-Mobile salespeople. Ommmmmmmmm! John Dvorak

John spends a lot of time on his feet, especially when he attends the various conferences and computer shows, like CeBit that is coming up in Germany and needed something that will provide him comfort at those gruelling affairs.

So, check out his feet the next time you see him at a convention!

Caesar Snee

Friday, February 04, 2005

Testimonial: Michael E. Schneider

Testimonial: Michael E. Schneider

If you have to spend long hours on your feet, you are a fool not to have them [Z-CoiL® footwear]. They are very forgiving. I have a fused left ankle. I walk heel first and the coil definitely cushions the impact, allowing me to spend more time on my feet. They give me more time to make money at my job. They pretty much double my earning power. I couldn't work any other way.

Michael E. Schneider
Carson, WA