Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Bob Graham visited our store, Z-CoiL of Seattle, from So. Miami. He works for Univision, a Spanish TV network for the past 30 years. He was in town for the soccer match this week-end. It is a MLS- Major League Soccer game, LA Galaxy versus Utah. Featured will be David Beckham and lots of Spanish players. Players from both teams make up the US team competing for the World Cup.
Bob is staying at the Hyatt here in Seattle. Machiavelli's is a couple of doors down from our store. On the way back to the Hyatt after a delicious Italian dinner at Machivaellis, he spotted our store. The next day he came right over for his third pair of Z-CoiL's. He has been wearing Z-CoiL shoes for the past 8 years.
He first saw the Z-CoiL shoes being worn by an ICU nurse in Phoenix 10 years ago.
Bob's wife Dottie started wearing the Z-CoiL shoes first, about nine years ago. Dottie now has 9 pairs of Z-CoiL's: 2 pairs of athletic shoes (Freedom) blue and white and one is all white, Black Mary Jane style, Black clog, and another sneaker type.
Bob got Dottie's hand me downs for 5-6 years. "These shoes just last so long".
Bob purchased his first new pair of Z-CoiL shoes about three years ago.
Last summer Dottie gave away Bob's brown hiking boots to a friend who had very bad shin splints. The shin splints went away. "You can't pry the Z-CoiL's off his feet", Bob said. This friend's wife helped them obtain their first Chinese baby adoption. She was 13 months old at the time of adoption and is now 4 years old. The paperwork is in now for a second Chinese adoption. Bob said, "Being 50 and having a 4 year old child keeps me young."
His previous pair of dress sandals he forgot to put up and the Z-CoiL's got chewed on by their puppy. This left him Z-CoiL-less and on the hunt for a new pair.
Today he is trying out the enclosed coils on a pair of gray hiking boots. After being evaluated on the I-Step machine, he was fitted for a pair of supportive Lynco orthotics. The enclosed coil can be attached to any Z-CoiL style.
Dottie has lower back pain that the Z-CoiL's help eliminate. She worked as a trauma nurse, but now is getting her masters to be a nurse practioner.
When they were in China, the Chinese people were taking pictures of the Z-CoiL footwear. In the US Dottie and Bob are telling people about the Z-CoiL's.
Speaking of China,Audrey S. visited our Z-CoiL store from China while visiting Seattle. She is an ex-patriot. Her mother in Spokane raved about the shoes so much she convinced her daughter to get a pair. Audrey was evaluated on the I-Step Pressue Analysis and was fitted with the Lynco supportive orthotics in her new Z-CoiL brown hikers and two pairs of our great socks that keep you warm while wicking away any moisture on your feet.
Posted by Your 2 Feet at 11/20/2009 11:15:00 AM
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Al and Helen Brown were surprised to see Nancy Chong on stage giving a quilting lesson at Al's 40th Redmond High School reunion in these strange looking shoes.
After Nancy explained how the shoes work to reduce impact on the joints, Al and Helen went to learn more. They bought their first pair at the Bellevue location.
That was six years ago. The store in Bellevue went out of business so they found us for other pairs.
Al owns a pair of brown hikers as well as gray and black hikers. He needed new insoles for the hikers since he wears them so much. In addition to a pair of black freedom athletic shoes, he acquired a pair of Sandias on sale today ( sale limited to overstock on hand).
Helen is just as enthusiastic for Z-CoiL footwear. She owns the black freedom's as well as the white freedom's. Today she bought the Loryn's on sale ( sale limited to overstock on hand).
Helen says the only maintenance she has had to do is obtain a new set of coils four years ago. "These shoes are worth the money since they last so long and help me so much!"
Helen used to have nagging pain in her neck and shoulders. Not only has this pain gone away wearing the Z-CoiL shoes, she notices she stands straighter as well.
"They told us to break the shoes in slowly, but we did not do that. We wore them all the time from the start."
Al is so much better from the pain and stiffness he had in his foot, leg and back since wearing the Z-CoiL pain relief footwear. The burning and numbness in his feet and pain in his legs started after two hours on his feet. Now he goes up and down the stairs with no problems.
"So many people stop us to ask:
Are they comfortable?
Can you jump fences?
What are they for?
I just hand them a card and tell them they are good for foot, leg and back pain."
Al and Helen are building a house at Steven's Pass. They used to be skiers until a couple of years ago. They currently live in Bellevue.
Posted by Your 2 Feet at 11/10/2009 05:24:00 PM
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Joe Etchart lives in Montana and came to our store recently while visiting our fair city.
Joe bought his blue and white Freedom 2000 (athletic shoes) eight or ten years ago.
These are the only shoes he is able to run in that don't bother his knees. He bought the Z-CoiL's in Albuquerque after his family told him about them. At that time the old location for the Z-CoiL corporate store was in Albuquerque it is now in a bigger store in a new location) . He was pleased with the service since his gait was analyzed for the need of any coil adjustment.
He had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and open surgery on his left knee. The knee trouble made it hard for him to run until he found the Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear. Now he runs five miles a day.
The maintenance of the footwear includes replacing the coils for new ones every so often. This is accomplished by unscrewing the old coils and screwing in the new coils.
When his kids were younger he wore the Z-CoiL's to their track meets. Many folks asked about them and he told them they work for him.
"Exercise is very important to me and without the Z-CoiLs I wouldn't be able to do it."have been the only thing that works for me to keep me active".
Joe is involved in ranching, manages real estate and is on the Board of Directors of Alpine Air, a regional freighter airline.
Posted by Your 2 Feet at 11/03/2009 02:34:00 PM