When you are looking for shoes that will allow you to continue walking and running pain-free, you are likely to find a number of options that will absorb the shock of a hard heel strike. While shock absorbing shoes may diminish pain on impact, cushiony shoes can also contribute to foot and leg fatigue.
The Problem with Shock Absorbing Shoes
Most major brands of sport or walking shoes claim to dissipated shock by adding foam or EVA in the midsole of the shoe. Their objective is to diminish the force of impact delivered to your heel with each step. Not only is the shock reduction limited by the material properties and diameter but an unintended side effect is that it actually sucks the energy out of your step, requiring more effort to propel yourself forward. And, most cushiony materials do not hold their form and break down quickly with sweat and heat.
Additionally, most shoes designed to absorb shock are very flexible, which contributes to plantar fascia ligament instability that can lead to plantar fasciitis and heel spurs.
To diminish stress forces delivered to the foot and up the kinetic chain while providing energy return, you need shoes that provide something better than simple foam shock absorption.
CoiLs that Deliver Impact Reduction + Energy Return
Rather than use soft, energy absorbing cushioning to diminish the stress forces delivered to your foot, Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear® relies on a patented coil system and innovative design to reduce impact and deliver an energy return.
The steel spring in the heel of Z-CoiL shoes compresses to absorb impact, but the decompression of the coil returns energy upward. The ease of lift combined with the forefoot rocker bottom sole facilitates a smooth, gliding gait that makes forward movement nearly effortless. The ease of movement allows you stand longer and walk and run farther.
The materials used in the patented coil system are durable, so Z-CoiLs provide the same impact reduction and energy return for the lifetime of the shoe (on average, two to three years).
Put a Spring in Your Step
Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear is available in a number of styles and for a variety of active pursuits. Find the shoes that fit you and get the energy return that helps keep you moving pain-free longer. All Z-CoiL products come with a 30-day risk-free trial, so you’ve got nothing to lose but your pain!
Only one brand of shoes gives you pain relief and energy return to keep you moving longer—Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear! Contact us to order yours today!
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