Liberty Slip Resistant
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Liberty Gray Slip Resistant FWK1004 Top
Liberty Gray Slip Resistant FWK1004 Sole

Liberty Slip Resistant

Style #: FW-K1004
4.84 out of 5 based on 63 customer ratings
(63 customer reviews)


The Liberty is our original top selling walker/runner.   You will forget you have a shoe on as the Liberty absorbs each bump and cradles your foot in comfort.


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Product Description


The Liberty is our best shoe for serious walkers and runners.  Soft full grain leather and stretch mesh upper is breathable and quick drying.  The Z-CoiL springs and orthotic stabilize the foot, yet provide massive cushioning — rendering the hardest road completely harmless.



  1. Genuine full grain leather
  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 – helps to prevent slipping on water.
  7. Wide toe box – sets your toes free
  8. Padded collar and tongue – reduces foot friction
  9. Felt lined removable insole – conforms to your foot shape
  10. Made in Korea


Replacement Parts:


SR 1.0 Open CoilReplace with the 1.0 Open Slip Resistant Coil.  Click Here.  Item# FP-KOC112









Enclosed CoiL:  The 1.0 slip-resistant enclosed heel  is embedded with mesh for exceptional durability and life. Order Here.  Item #FP-KEC112.  To upgrade your purchase from an “open” coil to an “enclosed” coil for $20, simply add the enclosed coil to your cart during checkout.  Next add “COILCOVER” in the coupon section, and we will replace the open coil for an enclosed coil.  The discount will be reflected in your total.

Enclosed Heel Slip Resistant


63 reviews for Liberty Slip Resistant

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great shoes. Have used them for the last 10 years. Great for my ankles, Knees, and Back. Wear them everywhere. Would not want to wear anything else.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I have degenerative spinal disease. Zcoil shoes lets me walk throughout box stores without using the cart for a walker.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I bought my first pair of Z-Coils 9 years ago at the Fair and have not worn anything else since. With ankle and knee joint problems and some lower back issues I find that without them I would almost not be able to walk. The might look expensive but they are well made and one pair can last over a year if you take care of them where other types of shoes can cost a lot and you have to buy two to three pairs a year which would cost you even more money in the long run. I highly recommend these shoes for anyone, even people without physical problem. They are very comfortable and you can walk for a long time without your feet getting tired.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Extremely satisfied, after a hip replacement and 2 back surgery I couldn’t stay on my feet very long with out being in pain. Then I bought a pair of z-coil shoes and what a relief. I’m able to work and play much easier and almost pain free, Thanks z-coil.

  5. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Zcoils have changed my life. I was considering going to a desk job due to severe foot pain. After switching to Zcoils, I now can continue my job and have an active life again. Thank you Zcoils!!!

  6. 5 out of 5


    I love my Z-Coil shoes! They might not be pretty but they are really comfortable. And the customer service is excellent!

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I work at a hospital and i used to have alot of inner knee pian. Ever since i wore the shoes my pian has greatly reduced,about 98% thanks :)

  8. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The shoe was fine but a little awkward to get used to. Unfortunately, my hip would ache whenever I wore them and I returned them. Love the idea of the shoe, the shoe was nice and buying it was very easy.

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Love the shoes 15 pairs later!!

  10. 2 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Sizing was off. I measured my foot with inches and centimeters and was even generous with the measurement. Even so , when the shoes arrived they were tiny. I am usually a size 7 and I was a size 7 in a z-coil. I ended up traveling to my the nearest z-coil dealer and having them fitted. Now that I know my size, I will be able to order then online. Otherwise, I’m quite happy. They do make a difference in my pain. I am dealing with plantar fasciitis.

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Love these shoes. Went from “crippled old lady” to walking without much pain. I have arthritis and bone spurs, so I needed shoes that would work for both conditions. All the other orthopedic options I tried didn’t work.

  12. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I began having foot pain approximately 20 years ago. I went to all the doctors and had all the recommended treatments with the exception of surgery. Nothing worked. Then one day a friend saw and bought a pair of Z-Coil shoes at a trade show. I purchased a pair and my experience was life changing. I’d though I was going to have to file for disability, but within weeks of wearing the Z-Coils, I was able to work and do many things that I’d given up. My feet still get sore if I’m on them for long periods of time, but nothing like before. As an added bonus, I also got relief with my lower back pain.

  13. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    These will have to be pried off my feet when I die. I have suffered with plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and bunions over the years. These are the only shoes that allow me to get through my day comfortably. They do have a break-in period, especially the leather Legend. I almost sent them back but decided to keep trying and while I can’t wear them all day yet, they still are great. The Liberty and Freedom are my favorites for comfort. Made it 10 hours one day without sitting down only because of these shoes. Wish I had known about them sooner. While the price can seem daunting initially, when you think of how many orthotics, different shoes, bunion pads I have tried over the years, these are a bargain.

  14. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Worn them since 2003. Been wonderful experience. Shoes can be a bit hot in summer; so once wore regular shoes with orthopedic inserts and developed Achilles tendinitis. Back in Z-coils and all pain went away. Thank goodness and my Z-coils

  15. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I could not do the things I want without Z-coils. However over the seven years , four pairs of shoes and two sets of springs, I have found them to be to loose fitting. My first pair was great the last three including this newest pair. It is not the length or stability. I can not get the original firmness when lacing then. Since I still have the original pair I have tried to compare them. It may be you have more mesh and leather strips are thinner or mot as many. I wear my shoes every day. I mow my yard. Lift heavy things. On my feet for hours thanks to Z-COILS!

  16. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Bought them for my wife.. Her old ones wore out, Great shoes.

  17. 5 out of 5


    “I am currently the happy owner of two pairs of z-coils-the liberty and the hikers. I had tried in previous months to get used to the z-coils but just couldn’t feel right in them. And then , Joe at the headquarters led me in the direction of Terry, a physical therapist near me, who helped fit and adjust them and now, I couldn’t be happier. My severely arthritic knees, from, accidents, athletics and being a plumber all my life, for the first time in well over twenty years ache about 90% less! I am exercising in ways that before hurt, whereas now, I can rebuild muscles that were not being strengthened and improve my fitness no end! These shoes although require patience and proper fitting and adjustment are nothing less than a miracle. Thank you Al and your family for inventing and selling these crazy but wonderful shoes!
    Steve B
    Granby, MA”

  18. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Quality footwear that really does help diminish back,foot and knee problems, especially neuropathy…..

  19. 5 out of 5


    The z-coil shoes makes it less difficult for me to get around. I wouldn’t be able to do much without them.

  20. 5 out of 5


    I have several friends that have them. I LOVE my new shoes. I am a physical education teacher and I am on my feet all day. I cannot tell you how pleased I am with these shoes.

  21. 5 out of 5


    I have a screw in my heel and these shoes are a God send.. I have been wearing them for over 3 years. They are GREAT !!!

  22. 5 out of 5


    I work in a factory on cement all day. My heels and ankles would hurt so bad by the end of the week l could barely walk. I’d take pain killers and soak my feet but that was only temporary relief. Zcoils solved that. My feet get a little tired at the end of the day but nothing like they used to. I don’t think l could do my job without them.

  23. 5 out of 5


    “Countless other “”footwear”” intended to aid back and leg discomforts proved to be mostly failures in the “promise and product”.
    Along came Z-Coil… and my health, comfort and mobility has changed dramatically. I am always eager to recommend the shoes because I am NEVER in doubt as to shoe’s quality, function and the company that stands behind it. Good Job!! Purchasing is a snap. Phone or online. Customer service and return policy is second-to-none! Repeat:Second to None! Keep up the good work… what a treat to do business with you.”

  24. 5 out of 5


    “First took a bit of getting used to not used to being so tall and bouncy.
    Then the 2nd week I put the 1/2 size adjustment in (read the instructions first -ha ha )
    and they really helped with the pain. I can put my foot on the ground in the morning now -yeah !
    Considering buying another pair now to alternate days .”

  25. 5 out of 5


    I crushed both heels in 1986. I tried every shoe I could find because the orthodics were so heavy that they were causing additional damage to my knees and hips. One of the nurses at the doctors office suggested I try z-coil and I have been wearing only them ever since I bought my first pair in 1999.

  26. 5 out of 5


    I love Z-Coils. I have tossed all of my other shoes and will wear nothing else.

  27. 5 out of 5


    Love both pair of my Z-Coil. I stand 10 hours a day at work and they provide me with relief from tired legs.

  28. 5 out of 5


    I have a bone spur and a degenerate joint in my big toe, I love these shoes. I could not work without them. I have been wearing them for about 15 years. It is great to be able to order them on line now.

  29. 5 out of 5


    Before z-coils my feet would hurt and burn so bad that after a 10 hour day I had to sit in a chair for about 30 minutes just to get them to calm down. I just love these shoes.

  30. 5 out of 5


    I am on my feet on hard floors for 8 hrs several days a week.This wouldn’t be possible without these shoes.

  31. 5 out of 5


    “I have had my liberty shoes for over 2 yrs and use them daily around the house and wear my freedoms for all else. The only bad part is sole on the heel below the spring it not made for walking on gravel so you have to order rugged ones.

  32. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Liberty brand fit the best – love the side breathing areas which accommodates the little toe – wider toe box
    i started with Legend and didn’t know there was a Liberty shoe. I saw it on line and decided to try it
    much better fit for me.

  33. 5 out of 5



  34. 5 out of 5


    I have lost all cartilage in right knee and beginning to have problems with left. Able to walk and even hike in the Guadalupe Mountains of Texas with my Z-coils.

  35. 5 out of 5


    Z-Coil shoes absolutely saved my life. I had a botched bunion surgery many years ago that made it so I almost never can find comfortable shoes, and since I discovered Z-Coil it has changed everything. They are the best things ever. I cannot wear regular high or even somewhat high heels, and yet I walk a couple miles a day in my Z-Coils that have a somewhat high heel and they are fabulous!

  36. 5 out of 5


    I really like the easier walking for my knees so much that I actually wore the soles of my sneakers out and had to replace them! Thanks for helping me hike again.

  37. 5 out of 5


    Best pair of work shoes I have ever owned. This is my third pair.

  38. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    So nice to be pain free finally!

  39. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have 7 pairs of Z-coils shoes, but this is the best shoes I ever have.

  40. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Within 2 days of wearing these shoes, there was significant improvement in my foot pain. Totally worth it for me.

  41. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I stand up 10 hours a day at work. These are the only shoes I wear to work. My knees and legs are less tired at the and of the day when I wear these. I’ve had them about 3 years and I’ve only replaced the insole. The rest of the shoe is as good as new.

  42. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    “I have been wearing ZCoils since 2002 and wear nothing else. I can’t walk comfortably without them, and could hardly walk at all when I first started wearing them, due to birth defects and back injuries. With these shoes I have my mobility back. I have worn them on trips to at least 50 other countries, and I am always asked about them, and stared at!

  43. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    My recent purchase was my first on-line. I’ve always purchased from a store in Phoenix until it closed and I relocated. I was worried that this purchase would not go as smoothly. Because I was familiar with (and love) the product I took a chance and am glad I did. The fit and quality met my expectations and shipping was handled well. My only regret is that I waited so long to place my order.

  44. 4 out of 5


    At first walking was shaky, however I’m getting used to them!

  45. 5 out of 5


    I love the shoes, I just wish you had the women sizes to fit me. I wear a size twelve in women’s shoes but have always had to by the men’s size 11s. I am a walking advertisement for your company because people always stop me and ask questions about them like, are they comfortable, cost, benefits, and I sing the praises of your brand for over 13 years.

  46. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Best shoes ever!

  47. 5 out of 5


    Without these shoes I would be in trouble. Several years ago I thought I was going to have to stop working or find another job because of painful joints and back pain. That was 5-6 years ago and I am able to work up to 14 hours a day as an RN in a busy ICU. These shoes are a god send.

  48. 5 out of 5


    No more foot or lower back pain! Makes my job so much easier now. These shoes are worth it, trust me. You won’t regret getting them. :)

  49. 4 out of 5


    I purchased the shoes to run distance. I always feel my left calf muscle ready to pull after a mile or so of running. I ran with the new shoes but still felt my calf ready to strain again. I am a physical education teacher and wear them every day. At the end of the day my feet do not ache as they do when I wear my regular running shoes. I enjoy wearing the new shoes.

  50. 5 out of 5


    my friend had these. when my shoes got wet I put on his ,have not gotten out of them yet!!!!!!! I love them . will wear them forever now. going to buy more next sale! everyone ask everyday where to get them in Birmingham,alabama!!!!!! I will tell them Huntsville now that I know. sharon

  51. 5 out of 5


    I brought these shoes on my doctors advice. I stand for 8 hours a day on cement floors and had such intense foot pain at the end of the day that I could barely walk. After a few days of wearing these shoes my foot pain is gone. Love these shoes. They are very comfortable and have made my standing on the cement floors pain free.

  52. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Nothing beats Z-Coil shoes working 12-hour shifts and running the entire time while at work. I am a nurse and have recommended these shoes to everyone I work with, and people that are just curious about them. My back and legs do not hurt even after the busiest of shifts!

  53. 5 out of 5


    There is no way I could stand up on this concrete floor without my Z-Coil.

  54. 5 out of 5


    I was in Albuquerque NM and decided to take the time to try the z-coil shoe. Sharon, the store manager, fitted me perfectly with the Liberty style shoe. I have an implanted pain infusion pump installed for severe degenerative disc disease and can tell you the benefit of this shoe is off the chart. I can walk further distances with mineable pain. These shoes are definitely worth the price.

  55. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    It is the only shoes I wear. Quality shoe that lasts a long time. Is great for my back, and arthritis in my knees and ankles. Have been wearing them for 8 years and just hope you never go out of business.

  56. 5 out of 5


    I’ve been wearing Z-Coils since 2004. In 2014 my feet started to grow at 50 something–no fallen arches, no explainable reason. I wore Z-Coils exclusively until that point, but was afraid to purchase more until my feet settled in. I was heart broken when I could no longer fit into my shoes. I did purchase a pair of Bio-Treks which I really like, but the styles are limited. I finally purchased the closeout Diamond Backs and I’m back to my Z-Coils! I love Z-Coils and tell eveyone who will listen! As soon as there is a sale on a gray Liberty, I’m on it! My wife suffers from many foot and leg ailments and she also loves her Z-Coils as well. She has two pair of Freedoms.

  57. 5 out of 5


    Went back to wearing my old (circa 2000) hikers daily due to a neuroma. For summer, I wanted a lower shoe so purchased a Liberty. On both pairs, I wish you carried half sizes. As someone who is just over a shoe size, going up to the next full size results in a bulky fit. The new shoes have a much wider (10%+) toe box than my old pair, increasing that bulky look and feel (compared to the average width I am used to). That said, the shoes are very comfortable and stop my neuroma from causing any pain. I wear them all day every day unless there is a specific occasion (garden boots in the garden, dress shoes to the theater). The toe box is padded better than any other shoe I’ve seen or had and the spring is very comfortable. Given the results, I would/will buy another pair sometime- I just wish there were other size/width options- even if only in your top 1 or 2 sellers.

  58. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have Planter fasciitis and have a 3 level lumbar fusion, I don’t have the nagging foot and back pain like i have with other shoes. With Z-coils I am able to live an active lifestyle. Thank you Z-coil for giving me my life back !

  59. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have purchased new from your online site for myself and my family. We love them. My feet and an ankle hurt after yard work or walking much and turning to z-coils always alleviates any pain. Z-coils helped my son’s plantar fasciitis problems. My husband is now wearing them for his knee pain. Z-coils are great.

  60. 5 out of 5


    This shoe is one of my greatest conversation starters, Everywhere I go people ask me where I got them, I heard about them from my fed ex delivery driver. I would give them a five star rating for comfort as they have helped a lot with my Plantar Facitius, Before Z-CoiL I was hardly able to walk because of the pain I was experiencing, since then my pain levels have dropped considerably and I am able to work almost pain free. Most Importantly I am able to dance again. Thank you Z-CoiL.

  61. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have been wearing Z-CoiL’s for 4-5 years. I am a nurse and work 12 hour shift that are extremely difficult on my feet and body. With the Z-Coil Liberty my back completely stopped hurting. My knees also stopped hurting. The balance and support is great. They are a little expensive but well worth the money. My first pair lasted 2 years.

  62. 5 out of 5


    I am a nurse…..and I have been wearing Z-CoiL’s for almost 6 years…I will forever wear Z-CoiL’s… them!!!!!! While most nurses are complaining about their feet hurting …I can walk for miles!!!!

  63. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Are you kidding? I love my z-coils!!!! I first saw them at Irving’s shoe fly in York, pa and tried them on on a dare because they were so strange… This pair is my second purchase and they are the only shoes I’ll wear for walking and running. I get stopped all the time when people ask me about them. With two herniated discs, they let me continue to exercise with minimal pain.

    I’m wearing them right now in the Charlotte airport! Absolutely a five!!!


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The Liberty is one of our standard general use shoes. It runs slightly wider than our Freedom Classics. The shoe is built for a normal E width but because it is a lace-up, it can be adjusted for all widths C through EE. We built the toebox (ball of the foot) to a E width to prevent irritation in this area

This shoe runs true to size so order the size that you normally are. For unknown size, measure your foot length on a ruler and use the size chart below to find your size.

This shoe is ergonomically designed with our standard great fit features:
-a rounded, padded heel,
- a built in orthotic with a standard arch,
-a wider than normal toebox width for better fit in the toe area
-a padded tongue and collar for decreased abrasion
-a rocker bottom for easy mobility
-conical spring in the heel for 50% impact reduction to the body

ZCoiL Mens Size Guide

ZCoiL Womens Size Guide