Tuesday, March 09, 2010

All About Rocker Sole Shoes - RYN, MBT & Skechers Comparison

Unstable or Stable? Which type of rocker sole shoe is the best for you? Store owner Cam White discusses the benefits of rocker sole shoes and provides tips for selecting the right shoe for you.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Jewel says "The Z-CoiLs Make Everything Not Hurt"

Jewel Martinez-Velasquez bought her first pair of Z-CoiL's 5 years ago. At that time there was a store in Puyallup. Her first pair was a gray Zueco Clog that has since been discontinued. However we have a few left in stock on sale. We had her size so she was happy.

She had her high desert hikers tuned up with a new pair of coils and Insoles. After watching her walk, she needed a coil adjustment. The coil's were turned 90 degrees to correct for her over-pronation. She is unable to wear sandals because of how much she pronates, but then they never turned her coils on the sandals. We'll have to try that out next.

Jewel found out about the Z-CoiL's when she saw someone in Pet Smart wearing them. She was a dog Food Rep at that time for Blue Buffalo-totally natural, holistic, and fit for human consumption.

For the past three and 1/2 years she has worked as a special projects coordinator for Rest Co. She goes into Safeway with a schematic of how things are to be displayed on the shelves. Discontinued items are removed, etc. The company also does projects for other companies such as for J & J. This job involves 10-12 hour days walking on cement.

Her issues are with foot pain. She has progressive degenerative joint disease in her feet, plantar fascitis and she overpronates. She's tried custom made orthotics, but they have not worked. The only thing that has worked are the Z-CoiLs. She says,"It took some breaking them in and she had to learn a new way to walk. Then everything fell into place. I got 100% relief as long as I wear them. I can't walk without my Z-CoiL's."

"People ask me about the shoes all the time. I tell them the benefits are great. The Z-CoiL's absorb the shock so you don't get that jolt up the legs and back. The Z-CoiL's also help to not create problems. The Z-CoiL's make everything not hurt."

Thursday, March 04, 2010

It Doesn't Matter How Much They Cost, If They Can Take Away The Pain

Toni Galiirobbins and Robb Robbins have been married for 47 years. They met 52 years ago when he was a 16 year old youngster working as a soda jerk. She was 14 years old when she met him.
Toni worked for 15 years running a daycare. Later she was employed at RJ Reynolds doing sales field work.
Robb was a paid firefighter for 31 years in Oakland, CA and Ashland, OR. He worked construction in gravel, concrete, and mud. The mud in particular made it challenging with the Z-CoiL's until he started wearing galoshes.

Toni had been suffering with heel spurs and plantar fascitis for 4 years under the care of her podiatrist. Nothing worked from injections, custom orthotics, physical therapy, etc.

They saw the Z-CoiL's in a window in a Grant's Pass store 10 years ago. Toni was game for anything that could help her heel pain. One month after wearing her first pair of Z-CoiL's 99% of her pain went away.

Her podiatrist warned her not to wear the Z-CoiL's because he thought they were dangerous. Toni says," Yes , they were dangerous- to his practice! I have never had to go back to him."

Toni has at least 8 pairs of Z-CoiL's-different colors, different styles. A black and a white pair of clogs. The athletic shoe "Freedom 2000" in white, in black, in blue and white. Two pairs of sandals, one in beige/tan, one in black.

Robb has 8 pairs including the pair he bought today-the Z-trek. The Z-trek is a good all around shoe. Robb started wearing them after asking his wife if she thought the Z-CoiL's might help his hip and back pain. His right leg is 3/4 inch shorter than his left. He pronates (rolls in ) more on his right side. After several attempts, the Grant's Pass store was able to find the right coil configuration to work for him. The coils last a long time. He replaces them every 2 years.

Robb now wears an extra large coil on his right side and a medium coil on his left side. He has the right coil turned 90 degrees on most of his shoes. Today we had him try a left XL on his right foot. These modifications help control his pronation and amount the coil descends on walking. He will consider enclosed coils now since swapping right for left XL on his right seems to be helping.

Toni and Robb square dance 2-3 times a week. At conventions they are dancing 4-6 hours a day. The Z-CoiL's help the pain especially on concrete floors. On wood they can get away with cowboy boots some of the time, wearing Z-CoiL's between dances.

Robb says, " I want the Z-CoiL cowboy boots. They will be my next pair."

Toni and Robb," We tell people about them all the time. If they have time, they get the whole story. If not, we give them the abbreviated story. These Z-CoiL's helped what was causing me pain. "

"It doesn't matter how much they cost if they take away the pain. "

Brennan-The Kid Reporter- On The Today Show

Have you seen Brennan in the news covering the Olympics? He scored some great interviews-both being interviewed and giving interviews. Click the link above to see the interview by Sara Haines on the Today Show.