Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I used to Walk on Tiptoes to Avoid the Pain in my feet

Alex K came in recently saying "I have worn Zcoils since 2003. I walk a lot-30km per day at a speed of 7 km/hour. I can now walk a 10K in less than two hours. Sitting used to be OK, but not standing or walking without morphine. I was on tiptoes in my Birkenstock trying to avoid contact with the ground prior to Zcoils. In the time I have had Zcoils my morphine consumption has decreased. I have profound peripheral neuropathy and an unstable left ankle."

Alex came in to buy another umpteenth pair of Zcoils, this time a pair of work boots.

He also loves the Injinji toe socks we carry in the store. He says,"They make my toes all be in harmony for the first time since 1967. I can give homebound pastoral care now since I can walk better. I wish the government would allow payment for Zcoils, not morphine." He left with six pairs of new Injinji High Performance Socks.

A 40 Mile Journey from Arlington in the Snow and Rain to Get Zcoil

Delia and her husband made the long trek from Arlington in the snow and rain to buy her sixth pair of Z-coils. She says,"I have worked as a nurse for Lifecare Marysville for 9 1/2 years. I pulled a muscle 4-5 years ago in my back. My legs and hip began hurting 4 years ago. My plantar fascitis causes everything to hurt."

She has worn Z-coils for the past 4 years and now owns 6 pairs. She bought a pair of grey freedoms today with the coils enclosed (covered). Any Zcoil shoe can have the coils covered. A non-skid spray was applied to her soles due to the foul weather conditions lately. She also owns a pair of sandals, white clogs, white freedoms x2, and a pair of brown hiker Z-coil footwear..

She found out about the Zcoil from her father-in-law who was going to sell Zcoil footwear in Sun City, AZ. She says' "Since wearing the Zcoil my back has stopped hurting. I have stopped crying from the pain since wearing Zcoils and recommend Zcoils to others. I hand out cards to everyone."

January Newsletter

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Walk Without Pain- Choose Your Shoe
January 2009
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Good News
Shoes relieve foot, leg, knee and back pain
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Good News!
November and December were rocking for Z-CoiL, coming off the Good Morning America segment with great momentum and securing a segment on "The Doctors" which will air some time in the first quarter of 2009, I can already tell this is going to be a great year!The idea for the next release will be focused around the economy and sustainability of the Z-CoiL as a brand. As we head into 2009 and hard economictimes are effecting all of us, a story about the durability of the shoe with its replaceable coil heal will be a refreshing approach.Thanks to all of you for your sustaining support in 2008. May 2009 be filled with joy and happiness.
News From Costco
Our products and services for Costco employees will be posted at the Seattle Bulletin board.

Dear All,
The New Year is normally the time to make those New Year's resolutions. Many times we resolve to take off the pounds gained from the holiday festivities. If this is your wish, we at Zcoil of Seattle want to reward you for this years efforts to take off those pounds. It is as simple as stopping into the store to get weighed and photographed between January 7-14, 2009. At the end of the year, after being reweighed and photographed between December 28-31, please share your wonderful stories of Walking Without Pain- Choose Your Shoe. For every pound lost, you are entitled to store discount on Z-coil products. Please see the store for details.
Shoes relieve foot, leg, knee and back pain
Four out of five Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, and 75% will have trouble with their feet. So chances are that you, too, will find yourself dreading that trip to the mall, or unable to enjoy visiting the zoo with your kids or grandkids, simply because it is too painful to walk. Happily, there's a pain relief solution that does not involve pills, shots or surgery: a special type of shoe called Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear. Z-CoiL shoes are engineered to reduce impact to the body and relieve stress on aching joints. The coil spring acts as a shock absorber, reducing the force of impact at the heel by up to 50% (and putting that extra "spring" in your step!). Extra thick, resilient cushioning at the ball of the foot also softens impact and its rocker-bottom assists your forward-motion. A built-in orthotic plate in each shoe provides necessary support, improving your posture and helping to relieve such painful conditions as heel spurs and plantar fascititis. Hundreds of Z-CoiL customers have sent in testimonials that attest to the effectiveness of these life-changing shoes. Many claim they have been able to continue working at jobs where they're on their feet for hours. And many other express their heartfelt gratitude for having their active lives back again! "Within one week of buying my Z-CoiL shoes, I was no longer taking any pain medication for my back. Within two weeks, my knee pain was gone!" says Joan Highsmith. If you feel you are missing out on life because of foot, leg, knee, hip or back pain, why not visit the Z-CoiL store nearest you and try on a pair. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Chela Keeps Her Job as a Traveling Nurse

Chela Hutchison and her mom came in to try on new and buy established styles of Zcoil yesterday.

Chela works at the Renton campus of Virginia Mason as a travel nurse. She says" I would not be able to still be a floor nurse if it were not for the Z-coil footwear. I have sacroiliac dysfunction and arthritis in my right lumbosacral region."

Chela was first introduced to the Z-coils four years ago while working at Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina. Two years later she bought her first pair in Pennsylvania. She has a pair of white freedoms and a pair of anniversary edition styles. Today she purchased her third pair of Z-coils: another anniversary style since she likes them so much.

The lynco orthotics, with the extra metatarsal support, especially assist her with the ball of the foot discomfort. She stood on the I-step machine for a free pressure analysis and for recommendations on which arch support to get.

She is thrilled," I have referred two nurses from Puyallup to this store when I was at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Z-coils have decreased my pain and increased my quality of life. I have significantly reduced the need for pain medications. If it were not for the shoes, I would not be able to walk or work."

Monday, December 22, 2008

The holidays are always busy and hectic for us, and it is very easy to get wrapped up in all of the day-to-day details of life. This morning, Ryan and I were wondering how we were going to navigate our Seattle roads to not only get to work safely, but to attend a festive holiday gathering tonight in Kent.

Our thoughts drifted toward family and friends. I picked up the phone and called a few family members just to say hi. The family in Florida and Hawaii are mystifyed and worry how we get around with all the snow we have had-Carefully!

Then our thoughts turned toward our customers. We have a lot of people that stop into our store around this time of year and we hear wonderful stories. You may want to read in our blog the life altering experiences reported just last week. From Texas and all over the country we hear of a customer who reported losing 33 pounds and is becoming far less insulin-dependent. Another customer has lost over 50 pounds.

" All of these holiday encounters serve as a constant reminder to us:"We are not in the shoe business, we are in the relationship business." Anyone can sell you a shoe. The difference is - we want you to feel better. It's what makes this business gratifying and rewarding. All of life's other little problems are far less significant when you can make a difference in someone's life." We wish all of you the best in happiness and health for 2009. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"I Can Walk Circles Around the Youngsters"

Janice and Narayan Baltzo, of Living Music Radio.com, came in recently with mom to buy more Zcoil pain relief footwear.

Janice shared her compelling story of her first contact with Zcoil footwear and how they changed her life..
" I've had a lot of back trouble for decades. I have tried naturopaths, chiropractors, osteopaths, icing, yoga and acupuncture for any help in easing my pain. "

"I injured my spine when I turned wrong while holding a light truss (heavy gear) in1979. I ended up in the hospital with a "frozen" spine."

"One day while on the road in June of 2008 we had stopped at a rest stop. I had to hobble to the restroom my back hurt so much."

What was to follow was a life changing event at the next rest stop.

"We stopped for some ice cream and met a lady who said "I can walk circles around these youngsters". She said it was because of her Zcoil footwear she was able to be so active. Her late husband it turns out used to sell Zcoil pain relief footwear and she happened to have some in the back store room that fit me. That was the first pair of Zcoils I bought-a pair of Black Freedoms."

After that is history: "OMG look at this, I ran out to the van saying "I am running".
I then ran around the rest stop jogging the perimeter right after I got them and was giggling. I was so darn happy.

I looked up where Zcoil was on the web and came in for my next pair- a Black Taos Strap (Mary Jane style). She also bought the Lynco arch supports, our Injinji "toe socks", and several of the bamboo socks.

Narayan has a pair of the grey Freedoms and ZWalkers. Mom got a pair of Z Walkers with laces that stay tied "knotty boys". She was so pleased with the way the Jobst compression socks made her legs feel with better circulation.

Janice is so moved by her experience with the footwear she mentions her story everywhere their music and their connecting communities work carries them-to churches, yoga centers, independent bookstores, and outdoor concerts. "How can you not want to spread the word about Zcoil?"
Here is more about the work of Janet and Narayan:

Vision Statement
Vision Statement: To create, perform and promote music & lyrics that are expansive and life-affirming. To help advance music beyond its current common usage as entertainment or stimulation, and utilize its power to inspire, heal and uplift.- Composing music with Sacred Intention- Performing this music with uplifted consciousness in receptive venues- Promoting awareness of Sound and Music's effect on us so we can make healthier choices- Infusing conscious music into every possible form of media, including radio, television, movie soundtracks and advertising- Increasing awareness of artists to be more conscious of the effect of their art on themselves and others- Creating opportunities and opening venues for conscious musicians and audiences- Connecting communities through shared musical experiences- Increasing the appreciation of Music, Art and Beauty in our society
© 2008 You're Loved & Living Music Radio with Narayan & Janet

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Ergonomic Study Conducted At New Mexico Highlands University

Wayne Scheler, New Mexico Highlands University, conducted a study on Ergonomic Implimentation to reduce Plantar Pressure.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Al Gallegos Reflects On His First Customer Success Story

On the new Z-CoiL YouTube Channel, Al Gallegos, Inventor and Founder of Z-CoiL Footwear, talks about one of his first customer experiences.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Walk It Off Seattle

Our “Walk it off Seattle” program starts in January.

Between January 7 and January 14, 2009, we invite you in to be weighed and your photo taken.

For every pound lost during the year, you will be rewarded $1.00 towards the purchase of any Z-coil product in the store.

Between Dec 27 and December 31, 2009 come in to be reweighed and a photo retaken for comparison.

This will be compared to the amount you were measured in January. The amount of $1.00 per pound lost will be awarded based on this comparison difference (More details at the store)

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Customer Testimonials: Why I Wear Z-CoiLs

Several Z-CoiL owners talk about their personal experiences and how the spring in their step has improved their quality of life. (WMAR ABC Channel 2 in Baltimore)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Ergonomic Implementation to Reduce Plantar Pressure"

"Ergonomic Implementation to Reduce Plantar Pressure"

Researchers at New Mexico Highlands University tested the ergonomic effects of Z-CoiL footwear in a weight-bearing, industrial environment and found that the shoes significantly reduced impact pressure on the plantar surface of the feet!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Interview: Margaret Chesebro, Wigwam Socks

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Z-CoiL dealers Dr. Lotchie Kerch, Seattle, and Caesar Snee, San Francisco, along with Jack Olmsted, Z-Blog Reporter, talk with Margaret Chesebro, a field marketing specialist with Wigwam socks.

WigWam Video: Ironman Wisconsin 2007

In The News

Wigwam to benefit from fed move to restrict sock imports
Gannett News Service

Interview with Joaquin Romay, Injinji Toe Socks

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Dr. Lotchie Kerch, Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear Seattle, and I talk with Joaquin Romay, product designer and founder of Injinji Toe Socks.


Like so many creations, this one was born out of necessity. Or in this case, dirty laundry. Brothers, Randuz and Joaquin Romay were hiking in Oregon eight years ago when Randuz exhausted his supply of clean socks. Joaquin, a Berkenstock salesman at the time, suggested that Randuz try a pair of his rainbow-colored toe socks.

The next morning the brothers headed off on a trail run, their toes snugly and individually tucked into multi-hued hosiery.

"Somewhere in the middle of that run we stopped and said, 'Hey, how do those toe socks feel?'" recalled Joaquin, now 33.

"It feels like I'm barefooted," said Randuz, 34.

Sitting around the campfire that night, the brothers - renaissance types who surf, play music and stage photo exhibits - could only talk toe socks.

"From that evening on," Joaquin said, "that was the rest of our lives." (Read More)

Next week, the second part of this interview will be broadcast live on this blog. If you are interested in participating in the online radio talk show via phone, IM or GoogleTalk, let me know through comments.

Randuz Romay, Injinji's Marketing Director, produced and directed this short video that showcases people talking about using toe socks.

Small Business Assistance: Mechanical Testing of Z-Coil Shoe

Sandia National Laboratories conducts mechanical testing in 2001 through New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program on shoes developed and patented by Z-Coil Footwear.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

WBZTV- CBS Boston - "Health Watch - iStep by Aetrex"

The iStep by Aetrex is the most revolutionary digital foot analysis device ever created. In less than 30 seconds the iStep will capture your foot type, pressure points and shoe size and then help recommend the ideal footwear and orthotics for your individual needs.

Stop into Z-CoiL Seattle today for a free digital foot analysis!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Bodies Back in Motion

Z-CoiL® footwear restores mobility to arthritis sufferers
Arthritis is a painful, often crippling condition that keeps many people from doing the things they enjoy, or even need to do every day. Nearly one in five adults in this country are afflicted with arthritis, a term encompassing more than 100 different degenerative diseases that affect the areas in or around joints, causing pain, swelling, and loss of movement.
Joint pain and stiffness can make movement difficult, yet it’s very important for those suffering from arthritis to maintain as much flexibility and muscle strength as possible in order to protect their joints.
Z-CoiL® footwear can help. The shock-absorbing Z-CoiL® heels, along with thick and resilient cushioning at the forefoot of the shoes, greatly reduce the sort of jarring impact that is so hard on aching joints. The coil also returns energy of motion to the wearer by up to 50%, putting that extra “spring” in your step, while the rocker-bottom soles of the shoes promotes a smooth, rolling gait that gently propels you forward. In Z-CoiL® shoes, walking can actually become a pleasure again, rather than a pain.
In fact, Z-CoiL® shoes have been recommended in Arthritis Today’s Walking Guide as “a good choice for people who have heel pain,” due to the way they absorb shock. They are also described as being especially good for heavy walkers and over-pronators, or people whose feet roll inward when they walk.
“When I was given a pair of Z-CoiL® shoes as a Christmas gift,” observes Pamela, a jeweler in Las Vegas, Nevada, “little did I know my health would be the real gift. Within the next month, my arthritis pain was gone.”
Pamela had suffered from both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) since she was 20. Her job requires her to be on her feet 12 to 14 hours a day, and every joint in her body ached. “When I first went in for the shoes, I was all bent over and in pain,” she remembers. “Now I am standing straight and tall with no pain.”
Alex, in retail sales in Overland Park, Kansas, has a similar story. “I was having severe problems with arthritis in both knees—so much so that I could barely get through a day at work.” Then he read an article in his local paper about Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™, and Alex decided to give the unusual shoes a try.
“After wearing the shoes for a couple of weeks,” he reports, “I found the pain and stiffness had lessened enough that I could start walking on a regular basis again—at first just a little, and then more frequently and on longer walks.” As a result, he says, “I’m healthier now than I was in my 20s and the arthritis is a non-issue.”
Steve, an engineer in Frisco, Texas, attributes the pain relief he and his wife, Kathy, have experienced to the unique design of their Z-CoiL® footwear. “As an engineer, I can appreciate that springs behave in a unique manner of physics known as Hooke’s law: the force exerted is a linear function of extension or compression. In other words, the spring slows your step down with a slow, constant force, rather than an abrupt stop.”
Steve once used a cane and had serious bouts with rheumatoid arthritis that lasted at least a week. Now with Z-CoiL® shoes, he believes his attacks are fewer and less severe. “I can only attribute this to the Z-CoiL® shoes and the cushion that they add to every step.” Kathy, meanwhile, has suffered for years from chronic back pain due to a car accident, but Z-CoiL® shoes have helped her get back on her feet too.
“Both my wife and I can now stand in line at the grocery store, something we could not tolerate before due to pain,” says Steve. “Now I can stand in line and I am not in pain at all.”
To read more testimonials from Z-CoiL® customers whose springy shoes have made their arthritis pain more manageable and their daily lives more enjoyable, visit our website at www.zcoil.com. Or visit a Z-CoiL® footwear store near you, and discover how you, too, can “bounce back” from arthritis.

For more information about this pervasive and chronic condition, visit www.arthritis.org.
To read more testimonials from Z-CoiL® customers, go to www.zcoil.com/testimonials.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

New Fall hours

It's that time again, the sun is gone, the rain is here to stay and fall is upon us.
Stop in today to see us our new fall line of Terrasoles and the New Z-trek shoe coming soon.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Limited Hours 9/12 and 9/13

We apologize for any inconvenience we will have limited hours Friday 9/12 from 4pm-7pm and 9/13 Sat from 10am-2pm we appreciate your understanding and patience.
Thanks Management

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Closed Sunday 8/31 & 9/1 for Holiday weekend

Sorry, but we will be closed August 31,2008 and September 1,2008 to let our employees be with their families for this Holiday weekend.We will re-open Sept 2, 2008 @ 10am.

Sorry for any inconvenience

Thanks Management

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

We missed the Puyallup fair but are doing something even better ( Off site location )

Watch out Puyallup !

It's that time of the year again, we feel the wind, the rain and that's right the FAIR approaching. We weren't able to make the Fair this year but we have set up something even better. An off-site location that gives you and your feet some much needed 1 on 1 attention.

We wil be at the:

Best Western Park Plaza Hotel
620 South Hill Park Drive
Puyallup, WA 98373

Location ~ Covington Room

Dates ~ Sept 12 & 13, Sept 19 & 20

Time ~ TBD

Thats right 2 whole weekends of just you and us.
More information to Come Stay tuned or call for details.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

A new way to find us

It's Finally here, we have been waiting for weeks and months even. A BRIGHT NEW SIGN to go with the new inside of the store. Swing by today and see how weve changed. Mention you saw this online and get 10% off any purchase in the store.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

5 New styles in now ( Terrasoles )

Terrasoles ~ new styles now available.

ABC News: Saving Lives In These Shoes

Last month, ABC News featured Z-CoiL in a Johns Hopkins Hospital 6-part miniseries that followed doctors and nurses as they balance their professional and personal lives in one of the nations busiest trauma centers.

In the Z-CoiL clip, medical staff explain how their footwear helps them work 12-16 hour shifts.

To Watch The Video:

Go To Hopkins.ABCNews
Click on the "Web Extra" Tab
Using the right scholl arrow (more videos), find the segment entitled, "Saving Lives In These Shoes".

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Terrasoles !

Stop in today and See the New shipment of Terrasoles an all green product made from all recycled material, The latest and greatest Styles for men and women.

Stop by today and Get socks for 30 % off

Friday, June 20, 2008

Fremont Fair~Here we come

Stop by our booth @ the Fremont Fair booth #p18 and see whats NEW and on Sale.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Sock Sale NOW

Dont miss it, its Finally here
30% off socks.

Stop by today and pick some up.
(excluding any Wayi products)

Pain Relief Product: Topical Analgesia


The gel applied from a tube or pump bottle affords the doctor the opportunity to create a more thorough application by massaging the effected area during application.

Through massage the patient benefits from an increased blood flow and warming of the region at the cellular level for better absorption of the Biofreeze product.

This hands on application also reinforces patient touch which has been shown to be very important in the healing cycle.

"Biofreeze provides the working person relief to continue through the day, to be able to sleep at night, and continue to be active."
Gerard Cronin, DC. CCEP

"I had to write to tell you what a great product this is. The first time I used Biofreeze it gave me excellent results!"
Thomas E. Prohaska

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Z-CoiL ® Pain Relief Footwear™
Recommendations for Pain Relief Products


  • Gel toe crest
  • Toe tubes and separators
  • Foot appliances
  • Budin - for 1 or 2 toes
  • Injinji toe socks - for pre & post op (photo)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wayi is now here

Now caring Bamboo socks Men's Ivory and Women's Black and Ivory more to come soon...

Wayi clothing is made of 100% bamboo.

Bamboo is a sustainable resource that thrives naturally without the use of pesticides or the need for fertilizer. Bamboo can grow as much as18 inches over night. The bamboo used in the production of textiles is plantation-raised bamboo. The significance of plantation raised bamboo is that the harvesting of the bamboo does not interfere with the habitat of Panda bears.

Because of its hollow fiber, bamboo has unusual breathing capabilities.

The fiber is filled with micro gaps and micro-holes which allows for better moisture absorption and ventilation than other fibers.

Bamboo fiber can absorb and evaporate perspiration quickly. Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial because of its bio-agent bamboo “kun” which does not allow the growth of bacteria on the fiber and therefore eliminates the need for anti-microbial chemical treatment (which is known to cause allergic reaction). When you perspire your clothing will not pick up the odor of your perspiration.

Bamboo fabric is anti-static and does not cling.

Bamboo is 100% biodegradable.

Bamboo apparel products offer the following unique benefits and qualities to its customers:

It feels like cashmere or silk, it is extremely soft.

Bamboo apparel is comfortable, more breathable than cotton, fast drying, moisture-wicking, and thermal regulating. It will keep you cooler in the summer, and you can layer it to be warmer in the winter.

Bacteria Free
Bamboo fiber contains a natural agent, that prevents the growth of bacteria, thus prevents odor.

Bamboo is one of the world’s most prolific and fastest growing plants. It is inherently organic and is grown without pesticides or chemicals, and is 100% biodegradable.

Easy Care
No dry cleaning necessary. Launder in cool water on Gentle Cycle and tumble dry low. Stain removers may be used for stubborn stains. The use of bleach or liquid fabric softener is not recommended. Dryer sheets may be used. Remove from dryer promptly or line dry.

A quantitative antibacterial capability test was performed by the China Industrial Testing Center (CTITC) from July 7th 2003 thru July 11, 2003. One hundred percent Bamboo Fabric was tested over a 24-hour incubation period with bacterial strain type Staphylococcus aureous. After the 24-hour period the numbers of live bacteria were counted in each sample. The results showed that 100% bamboo fabric exhibits 99.8% antibacterial kill rate.

Studies by the Japan Textile Inspection Association (JTIA) revealed long-term antibacterial efficacy of bamboo fabric. The quantitative test method JISL 1902 was performed using 100% bamboo fabric that had been washed industrially 50 times. Incubation over a 24-hour period with bacterial strain type MRSA Staphylococcus IID 1677 was followed by a count of live bacteria on each sample. Results showed that bamboo fabric showed antibacterial efficacy (greater than) 70% after 50 industrial washings. (Results obtained from Shanghai Tenbro Bamboo Textile LtD)

Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Textile Benefits:

Fifty individuals suffering from the fungal infection tinea pedis commonly called athlete’s foot were given antimicrobial, antibacterial socks. All fifty test subjects reported the disappearance of the burning and itching that accompanies athlete’s foot within 1-2 days of wearing the socks. Within 2-6 days the blistering and sores characteristic of athlete’s foot disappeared and the skin returned to normal. None of the fifty individuals reported any adverse effects.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

It's here

It's here a new sandal for men and women with a closed toe.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Northwest Foodservice Show Booth 124

On Sunday and Monday (April 27-28), we will be exhibiting at the 46th The Northwest Foodservice Show, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.

Festivities Include:

· A trade show exhibit floor featuring more than 500 booths.
· Educational Seminars led by industry experts.
· Kitchen tips from first rate Northwest chefs on the Chef Demonstration Stage
· Sampling of Northwest beers at the Washington Beer Commission Tasting Pavilion
· Specialized products for ethnic foodservice at the World Products Pavilion
· Displays of new and soon-be-be available products in the New Product Showcase
· The salmon slinging antics of the Pike Place Fish Mongers
· Networking opportunities with more than 12,000 of your industry peers

Terrasoles® Coming In May

In May, Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™, formerly known as Your 2 Feet, will sell Terrasoles®.

Go On
Seek Adventure
Live For Comfort With Terrasoles!

Terrasoles® outdoors lifestyle footwear, targets the void many people face when transitioning from their active footwear into something that is more comfortable and casual, yet remains functional. Terrasoles' hybrid design appeals to those whose hearts belong to the spirit of the great outdoors.

"Terrasoles redefine the casual after sport shoe," says Jerry Hemphill, Terrasoles® Brand President. "We use technology to create lightweight, flexible styles with unique support and shock attenuating features. Our vision is one of a young-in-attitude, active consumer who participates in or is inspired by activities such as hiking, running, rafting or travel.

The environment also is top of mind when we consider Terrasoles' components. We utilize environmentally friendly elements wherever possible. Our packaging and other collaterals are being produced on recycled stocks with soy inks, and we are using high-quality fleece made from recycled materials in some travel and cold weather styles. We believe that small, environmentally smart steps like these are easy to implement from a business perspective and critical to implement from an environmental perspective.

Terrasoles®, which retails from $30 to $60, is easily identifiable at retail through its unique character and unified branding elements, including its distinctive "blades of grass" logo.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Northwest Women's Show 2008

Phtoos of the Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™ Seattle booth at the Northwest Women's Show March 28 - 30th, 2008, at Qwest Field Event Center in Seattle.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

ABC Channel 13 Houston News Report

ABC Channel 13 Houston, TX, produced this news report on the local Z-Coil Pain Relief Footwear retail outlet.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Superfeet or Lynco or Custom Orthotics

Which can help me?
I hear this all the time asked by folks suffering with foot, leg, and back pain in our store "Your 2 Feet", "Z-coil Seaatle's Authorized Dealer".

The interesting thing is each of these three assist to a varying degree and can attain goals by different routes.

As you may have heard in the streaming podcast interview on an earlier post, on your2feet.blogspot.com, the future owner of Superfeet goes into great length on the pros and cons of the various applications for her product line. The control comes in the heel cup.

Lyncos has a variable assortment of products for high or flexible low arches with or without more metatarsal support. Theirs is a more cushioning, flexible control focused more in the medial longitudinal arch.

The custom orthoses (orthotics) are usually made by a podiatrist. These usually are very controlling with posting in the heel and obtaining control around the subtalar joint via neutral positioning during casting.

At our store we also have products for higher arches that do not take up as much volume in the shoes.

To experience our products, please visit our store downtown 1201 Pine St Seattle or call 206-838-7338. We will also be at the NWWS MArch 28th-30th in the purple section Booth #1442. There is a way to approach relief for your 2 feet!

Your Two Feet can feel like This 2

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Croc, Your shoes saved my life and my marriage. About two years ago I was diagnosed with a severe case of Polio. After weeks of failed treatments, the doctors realized that I had an allergic reaction to the medicines prescribed to me. I was placed in the Iron Lung for 6th months and it deeply affected my relationship with my husband. Finally, I was released from the Iron Lung and sent to therapy in hopes that I may walk again. I was given various pairs of orthopedic shoes, but none worked. Then one day my friend introduced me to Crocs. Learning to walk again was a difficult struggle, but with the Crocs' comfort and support I was able to achieve my goals and get back to a semi-normal lifestyle. Once there, my husband and I began to mend our relationship and connect on a spiritual level we had never before reached. I just wanted to say thanks again for saving my life, my marriage, and for giving me a brighter future. I love you.
− Hope Daniels

Find the Seattle Connection for Crocs Rx footwear at "Your 2 Feet" and "Z-coil Seattle Authorized Dealer" in Seattle, 1201 Pine St. You can find out the truth about how silver in your socks and crocs works-It really does prevent bacteria and fungus from robbing you of healthy feet!
Seattle, Wa. 98101 206-838-7338

Silver Helps Fight Fungus and you can by wearing CrocsRx™ Therapeutic Shoes

CrocsRx™ Patients

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

CBS San Francisco

CBS 5 Eyewitness News answer man Ken Bastida visits the San Francisco Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™ store to test out a pair of springy soled shoes.

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Interview with Cathy Tate, Superfeet

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Z-CoiL Dealers Dr. Lotchie Kerch in Seattle and Caesar Snee in SF talk with with Cathy Tate, a sales rep for SuperFeet.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

My Z-coil's are so Worth It!

Darla Moyer came in today with her Black Z-Walkers. She is so grateful about her life altering experiences wearing the Z-coils that while in the store she was telling other customers about her story that I cannot wait to tell you about.

Years ago she abused her back while landscaping, especially after a battle with a tree that she lost. This incident landed her right in traffic. Her doctors told her there was nothing that could be done for her back pain. They said: " I would have to live with the pain."

Another unfortunate accident, tripping on a rubber mat at Key Arena, ended up injuring her knees so badly she ended up with both knee having to be replaced. She now has only 37% functional capacity of her right knee and 30% use of left knee.

"Prior to wearing Z-coils, I had constant knee and back pain and had to take Vicodin 2-4 x day for the severe pain I was having."

"What works for me, if I start to have any back pain, I bounce up and down on the springs and that (release of impact) makes the pain go away-I don't know how-it just does."

"Another result of the Z-coil footwear is that instead of working only four hours per shift, I can now work 16 hour shifts at work as a prep cook for at the Hearthstone. I like my job so much that after helping my friend out for what was supposed to be only six weeks, I stayed."

"I tell everyone about them-They Are So Worth IT! I give so many people your phone number, even the folks that stop me in the street to ask me about them. The nurses at the Hearthstone want them."

" The money I have saved is from the savings of not having to buy New Balance shoes every three months at $85.00 a pop...and they did not help my pain."

While in the store we watched her walk and determined her annual tune-up was to add a wedge to the outside of her coil to control the lopsided knee she has had ever since the knee replacement.

FYI: tune-ups are free with every pair of Z-coils purchased for the lifetime of the footwear. As many of our enthusiastic Z-coil wearers share with us, and as our own wearing experience attest to, they find the Z-coil footwear appears to be longer lasting than most available shoes on the market. We are so pleased to share Darla's amazing story.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Bouncing around

Carol Miller came in today to replace the heels on 3 pairs of her Z coil shoes, Carol has been wearing Z coil shoes for about 2 years and loves them. She wouldnt give them up for anything. She used to spend up to 120.00 on normal shoes that "claimed" helped you walk better and to take away the pain but nothing worked. She has had terrible arthritis for about 5 years now, she has had knee surgery and has been suffering ever sense. After she bought Z coil pain relief foot wear it the pain in her knee and back was reduced tremendously. She is so in love with them she just decide to buy her 7th pair. Thats right 7 pairs in 2 years she wears them everywhere, work shopping, you name it she is in them. All of her co workers laugh and call her tigger because of the spring but at the end of the night the only one laughing is her. Free from alot of the pain the other workers are having from standing for 8-10 hours. You bounce away girl! She previously bought all of her shoes at the Puyallup store which we have to sadly say is no longer with us. But she found out the careing people of seattle are always here to help. stop back anytime.

Friday, February 15, 2008

1 Day left to our Sale dont miss out who knows when it will happen again

You heard it only 1 day left Sale ends Febuary 16 2008. Stop in now. Also dont forget check us out on Myspace, that rights its Finally here join us www.myspace.com/your2feet Lots of updates about whats new in our store.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Show your loved one how much you care

Only 5 days left to stop in to Your 2 Feet before the sale of the season is over. Why not give the Best Valentines gift that that youre loved one can use over and over agian.
Sale is 20% off everything through out the entire store stop by today.
1201 Pine St Seattle WA 98122
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 11am-6pm

Monday, February 04, 2008

Did someone say Birthday Time

It's Heidis Birthday and her mom brought her for her very first pair of Z-coil shoes. Heidi fell off a horse when she was 17 and has serious back pain now. She has been seeing a chiropracter 4-5 times a month to reduce some of the pain and pressure she has caused by this accident. She has done lots of research on Z-coil shoes and even our website http://www.your2feet.com/ She first saw them at Dr's Office where she works. She bought a pair of Black Tia's and is hoping to reduce some of this pain.Follow up story to come.....

Firefighter in pain no more

Melissa Ledbetter is in at out Downtown location at our first ever 20% sale. She is buying her 5th pair of Z-coil shoes. Melissa has been a firefighter for some time now as well as a loving mother whose on the go all the time. In 2003 Melissa was diagnosed with planter fascitis she was in terrible pain from running on her feet all the time. She heard about Z-coils from one of her friends and she said no way! Have you seen them but after 2 years in pain she decided hey why not lets try something. My feet are killing me. Melissa bought her first pair of shoes at the Bellevue locations (which sadly is no longer there.) Sense wearing Z coils she has had tremendous Improvements and has little to no pain. She says that Z-coils were one of the best things that came into her life.
You guys rock!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Meet Alex, New Store Manager

Hi Z-coil Lovers,
I just started managing our store on Pine St. We are having our first store sale this weekend and it has been very well received (More to come stay in tune at our website or blog)! I am fitting Carol Benner with a new pair of Tia black Z-coils. She will have taps added since she has a history of quickly wearing out the soles. She would like to square dance again. I can offer you assistance in fitting and adjusting your footwear to meet your needs. I look forward to meeting all of you. Come see all of our new styles and stock items.

Interview: Ann Thariani, Co-Founder Gilden Tree

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Ann Thariani is the co-founder of Gilden Tree. The small company in Omaha, Nebraska has been importing a pumice stone called the Footscrubber (photo) from Pakistan for over 17 years. Dr. Lotchie Kerch, Your2Feet and Caesar Snee, Z-CoiL dealer in San Jose/San Francisco, to Ann about her business, products and the educational program that has established for the families that produce their products.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sale of the Season @

20% off everything in the entire store!!!!
Z coil footwear, Crocs rx, Wigwam Socks, you name it its on SALE!!!

February 1st-16Th
Don't miss out. Stop In now

Exclusive to Downtown Location
1201 Pine St. Seattle WA
@ The corner of Minor and Pine

Hours Monday through Friday 10-6 and Saturday 11-6
For more info call 206-838-7338 or visit http://www.your2feet.com/
Only Authorized Z coil Retailer in Seattle

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Interview: Mike Gonzalez the CEO of Xtenex

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Caesar Snee, the owner of the San Jose and San Francisco Z-Coil(r) Pain Relief Footware stores, talks with Mike Gonzalez the CEO of Xtenex, the manufacture of The Ultimate Shoe Lace - Knotty Boys.

The Ultimate Shoelace is comprised of laces with pre-tensioned elastic knots that control lace movement through a footwear's eyelets. When stretched, the knots collapse for easy lace-up and adjustment. When tension is released, knots re-emerge to surround both sides of the eyelet securing a desired fit.

It differs from regular laces because it can customize footwear fit around personal comfort and performance needs. It stops lace migration which is a leading cause of footwear pain, discomfort, numbness, foot fatigue and Diabetic concern. It allows custom fitting throughout the shoe instead of limiting adjustment to just an ankle tension.

Your2Feet has a variety of Knotty Boy lace colors and sizes in stock!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Pain Relief is a Family Affair

Jack Moore came in from Tacoma with his wife, Anne, and son David. David is the third generation of the family to work at Boeing. Dad has had multiple injuries at Boeing working, with 23 years seniority, as a quality assurance inspector. 4years ago he stepped into a hole in a platform and his T4-T6 was inflamed. He was taking a lot of pain pills, having pain on a scale of 10, it was an eight. While undergoing an MRI, he saw several nurses walking in Zcoil pain relief footwear. The women gave a testimonial about the Zcoil footwear and how it helped them with their pain at work walking all day at the hospital. Jack went home he did extensive research about the footwear and brought the family along to purchase their first pair of shoes. Jack and Anne bought their first pairs of cloudwalker velcro black shoes and David bought the black Freedoms (from the Puyallup store that is now closed). After all these years wearing them Jack's reduced his pain to a level 2. David started wearing them in high school due to C2 back pain from wearing heavy back packs. Now at Boeing he has had years of relief from his back pain. Mom needs a knee replacement and has cut the pain severity and reduced her recovery time. When the Boeing Auburn plant temporally didn't allow the use of the Zcoil footwear, they fought to get back the Boeing authorization and succeeded. Now they came to our Pine St store in Seattle to buy their second pair of shoe- David bought another pair of freedoms, mom and dad bought another pair of cloudwalker velcros. A family that wears (Zcoil footwear) together stays together.