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Desert Hiker Slip Resistant

Item# FW-C0301

5.00 out of 5
(7 customer reviews)

Discontinued. Limited Sizes Available.

With abundant comfort and support the Desert Hiker well-suited for long day hikes, weekend backpacking or traversing a concrete jungle.

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Product Description

The Desert Hiker is and excellent urban and mountain hiker.  Engineered with a reinforced toe, breathable mesh and padded collar and tongue the Desert Hiker gives you unlimited comfort.



  1. Nubuck leather with reinforced toe guard – prevents premature toe wear
  2. Replaceable spring – ships with the open coil
  3. Breathable mesh – helps to keep the foot cool
  4. Forefoot EVA cushioning – cushions the ball of the foot and toes
  5. Built-in Z-Orthotic® –  protects plantar ligaments
  6. Slip resistant outsole – provides traction on and off road
  7. Medium Toe box – for a wider toe box choose the “Outback” hiker
  8. Padded collar and tongue – reduces foot friction
  9. Felt lined removable insole – conforms to your foot shape
  10. Imported upper, final assembly and spring unit made in USA


Replacement Parts:


Add your coil cover for $20.  Click here. Item# FP-CECC-BLK

Desert Hiker with CC



To replace with the 2.0 Open Coil – Click Here.  Item# FP-OCBB1














7 reviews for Desert Hiker Slip Resistant

  1. 5 out of 5


    I have really enjoyed finding the difference that Z-Coil makes for me. I wore my Desert Hikers for 5 days walking all over the LAS VEGAS strip. My feet were the only ones not hurting at the end of our vacation. They are great!!

  2. 5 out of 5


    Oh I love them. This is my second pair. I can’t be on my feet all day without my zcoils. Super comfy!!! Super awesome!!! Love my zcoils!!!! I would rate them a 6! I am so very pleased with the customer service.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The only shoes I have worn for ten years

  4. 5 out of 5


    Dear Sharon & Z-CoiL,

    In 1969 I badly sprained my left ankle and in 1970 my right ankle was fractured and not set well. By the mid-1990’s every step hurt and felt like ground glass inside as the osteoarthritis progressed in both ankles. I saw my first Z-Coils at a trade show around 2004 and got a pair of desert hikers. When the black dress shoes came out I bought two different pairs, then got a pair of the old cloud walkers, which I replaced with new ones Spring of 2014, then I bought a pair of 25th Anniversary dress sneakers, then came the 7″ steel toe work boots with closed heal spring, a replacement pair of hikers and finally a pair of sandals.

    I rate all of the shoes “5 out of 5!” My arthritic ankles are as good as they can be, which is much better than they were 10 years ago pre-Z-Coil. The orthotic corrected my ankle misalignment and my knee and hip pain has gone away, too. If walking is painful in any way, I strongly recommend Z-Coils! This morning I put in my 5 mile “forced march” on my newer pair of hikers. Thank you all so much for making walking enjoyable, again!

    Don Dodson
    La Mesa, CA

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This review is being written at the end of day one (1) with my new Desert Hiker boots. I decided to order these because I wanted a sturdy shoe with a bit of backbone that would be able to handle the trails I enjoy hiking on. Well, at least the trails I used to enjoy hiking on until pain from osteoarthritis got the better of me. Long story short, I believed the design would help my situation and condition, so I took the plunge and bought my first pair of Z-Coils! I couldn’t be happier with my purchase! This is one serious boot- it has MORE than the “bit” of backbone I was hoping for AND is made of high quality materials and fine workmanship! It looks fantastic on and feels even better! Although I may not have made it to the trails today, I am optimistic about my future once again and know that it won’t be long before I hike far and climb high! Thank you Z-Coil!

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I work trade shows for a living. Standing all weekend long, on a concrete floor, walking around and helping people find what they are looking for. I’ve been doing this for 8 years, and without my Z’s, I would be a broken wreck at the end of the day?

    How do I know? I started out doing the shows without Z-Coils, and I was a broken wreck at the end of each day.

    I have now worn no other shows that Z-Coils for seven years, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  7. 5 out of 5


    I am a maintenance man for a 160 unit housing complex. I move everything from paint cans to refrigerators. I used to limp home when I first got this job. Now I only wear Z-CoiL and they have made an amazing difference in my life. I love the spring which softens each step. Each pair lasts me about 1 year. You can see that I wore through the heel after a year, and they still felt great. People complain about the price but they don’t understand the value of no pain, no doctors, and easy walking. I would recommend these to anyone who is on their feet. Our housing complex has many US Veteran residents, many of who wear Z-CoiLs that were donated by the Z-CoiL corporate office. They love them as well.

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