Monday, January 31, 2005

Z-Buzz - The Z-CoiL Quartarly Magazine (Winter 05)

Z-BuzzSM is a Magazine for Z-CoiL® Footwear Lovers Everywhere

What’s in Z-Issue

Page 1 The Art of Pain Relief: Eye-Catching Footwear is Catching On
Page 1 Adventures Await - in Z-Coil Shoes
Page 2 Adventures Await - in Z-Coil Shoes
Page 3 A New Leg To Stand On
Page 3 Customer Care Tip
Page 3 Small Victory for Postal Workers in Pain
Page 4 Sore Feet Take a Hike
Page 4 Remembering the Man Who Inspired Us
Page 5 The Art of Pain Relief:Getting Personal
Page 6 Our Incredible Footwear

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Sunday, January 30, 2005

Albert hits the mark

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them

-Albert Einstein

Thursday, January 27, 2005

PRESS RELEASE: Z-CoiL Unveils Six New Springy Soled Shoe Styles

PRESS RELEASE: Z-CoiL Unveils Six New Springy Soled Shoe Styles

Now There Are More Fashion Choices In Getting a Spring In Your Step

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2005 -- Today, EZ-Shoes, an independent Z-CoiL pain relief footwear dealer, is happy to announce that they are one of the first retail outlets in the country to offer six new stylish springy soled shoes to individuals that suffer from back, leg or foot pain in the South Bay Area.

Several of the styles (Taos Zip, the Bone SideWinder Sandal, the Taos Strap and the Zueco Strap) were produced to test their marketability - meaning that if customers buy them and provide positive feedback, they will be put into the full line of production.

The brown/tan Men's SideWinder Sandal and the Women’s Lo-Cut Dress boot (photo) are a Limited Edition – the pain relief footwear will not be offered again once these styles sell out.

"We have had a great demand for a more dressy style for both men and women and Z-CoiL Corporate listened!" said Caesar Snee, owner of the authorized Z-CoiL San Jose store. "We have had great reception of the new styles. The "Mary Jane" style for the women fits well and holds onto the heel better than the traditional clog. It also is cut lower in the front for people who have a high instep and can't fit into other styles."

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Sunday, January 23, 2005

Knoty Boy The Ultimate Shoe Lace

Welcome to The Ultimate Shoe Lace

The knotty boy shoelaces are an innovative approach to solving several issues facing those of us wearing lace shoes.

1. You no longer have to lace the lace shoes-the elastic shoelace
maintains a tied fit, yet you just open up the shoe and slip it on.

2. You have a large selection of great colors to dress up a new or old lace shoe-some of my younger customers even do dual colors tying them both on top and "inside" on the same shoe.

3. You don't have to bend down so long or so far for those suffering with a sore back or hip.

4. Those with sore fingers get relief from tying, yet get the benefits of a tied shoe.

5. The asymmetric benefits of this shoelace can be an adjunct for
fitting shoes on different foot types-especially those with a rolling
arch, a flatfoot, or a pronator. By using extra tension while tying on one side of the shoe, you can get added correction by offsetting the tension on the other side.

6. Thank-you Knotty boy for listening to us Z-coil dealers and adding a shoelace to fit our pint sized customers, and to fit the high desert hiker smaller eyelets.

I will keep providing feedback whenever needed.

Lotchie Kerch, D.P.M.

Panama's Canopy Tower : THE TOWER

Panama's Canopy Tower : THE TOWER

Dr. Kerch in her Z-CoiLs at the top of Panama's Canopy Tower during a break from the Northwest Podiatric Foundation seminar meetings.

The Canopy Tower is located on top of Semaphore Hill, in a well preserved semideciduous tall forest in the heart of SoberanĂ­a National Park. It is at an altitude of 900 feet above sea level, and from its roof you can see the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal and the skyline of Panama City, just 30 minutes away.

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Friday, January 21, 2005

Z-CoiL Footwear : Hand Painted Designer Z's now at EZ Shoes!!

Z-CoiL Footwear : Hand Painted Designer Z's now at EZ Shoes!!

Hand painted Taos Clogs by Allison Snee. See more pictures of Allison's bright and fun wearable art.

Testimonial: Retta Kelly

"This is my fourth pair of Z-Coils.

They’ve changed my life!

I can work all day –

no foot pain
no knee pain
no hip pain!

I never leave home without a pair in my luggage---maybe two.”

Retta Kelly

Friday, January 14, 2005 - Z-Coil Footwear: Customer Testimonials - Fitness & Weight Loss

Springy Soled Shoe With The Built-in Adjustable Orthotic Provides Support For The Out-Of-Shape And Over Weight - Listen To Online Unedited Interviews

i-Newswire, 2005-01-11 - PORT TOWNSEND, WA (January 12, 2005) – Your2Feet, an independent Z-Coil pain relief footwear retail dealer in Seattle, WA, has published unedited, auto-starting audio interviews with customers on their website ( ) and blog ( ). If you are a broadband Internet user, click on one of the links and a customer testimonial will automatically play immediately. Remember to turn your speakers on.

(NOTE: dial up users may have to wait up to five minutes for the 1 megabyte wav file to load - but there is plenty of information to read during the delay.)

Fitness Interview (, Front Page)
Kathy Batson, a Jazzercise instructor and kindergarten teacher, is on her feet all the time and has been diagnosed with plantar fascitis…

Weight Loss Interview (, Nov. 15th)
Since wearing Z-CoiLs, Carrie lost 85lbs, started walking and stopped talking her diabetes meds…


"Z-CoiL pain relief footwear is changing the way I am practicing medicine." Dr. Lotchie Kerch, a Seattle podiatric physician, foot surgeon and Your2Feet owner. "Impact can now be reduced by 50 percent or more when using the Z-CoiL footwear. This impact reduction dramatically relieves pain in such conditions as plantar fasciitis (heel spars) and arthritis. I have been a practicing podiatrist for over twenty years and I have never seen anything as effective in footwear. I'm seeing people who have been living with intolerable pain relieved by this phenomenal technology."

Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear

The unique patented design of Z-CoiL Footwear, combining a large coil under the heel with a rigid, ¾-length orthotic, is the invention of Z-Tech's Founder and Chairman of the Board, Al Gallegos. Al realized the many injuries he endured as an avid runner were caused by impact. His quest to develop shoes that would reduce the force of impact, while providing proper support, resulted in Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear.


A Step Above Footwear, LLC: Customer Testimonial

I have worn the Z-coil shoes for about three months.

I find the black Freedom 2000 very comfortable - no jarring on the heel when running slowly.

People comment that I look taller.

I appreciate how well made they are, which indicates they will last a long time.

The owner of A Step Above in Santa Rosa really knows her shoes.
She adjusted mine in less that five minutes because one of my feet were pointing inward. I have "hammer toes" and got a size larger. They have felt fine ever since. I wear them hiking and walking in town.

Three of my friends with foot problems bought them after I told them how comfortable they were.

Robert Coulombe
Santa Rosa, CA
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