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Outback Hiker

Item# FW-K3000

4.82 out of 5 based on 38 customer ratings
(38 customer reviews)

$269.95

The Outback will keep you pain free, and highly mobile from the Desert to the Rockies.  This highly rated style is reinforced in the toe, breathable, nicely padded and tough.

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Product Description

The Outback is our original Korea made hiker.  Excellent off-road traction, and great breathability make this the perfect year-round hiking or work companion.  A reinforced toe guard protects the toes and premature toe wear. To upgrade your purchase from an “open” coil to an “enclosed” coil for $20, simply add the enclosed coil to your cart during checkout (Item# FP-KEC117  Click Here).  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.

 

Details:

  1. Nubuck 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. RO off-road outsole – provides traction off-road
  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:

 

Replace with the 1.0 Open Coil Off-Road Outsole (RO).  Click Here.  Item # FP-KOC012

1.0 RO Outsole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replace with 1.0 Enclosed Coil Off-Road Outsole (RO).   Click Here Item # FP-KEC012

Hikerenclosed heel

 

 

38 reviews for Outback Hiker

  1. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have worn z-coils before and they are great for my job which keeps me on my feet all day. Thanks.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Z-coil are the only shoes I wear. They are the only ones that don’t hurt my feet. I always wear the desert hikers. THey give me the most padding and protection. I started wearing z-coils about 10 years ago. I went to New Mexico about some property and met a lady there who was wearing them. She worked for Home depot and was on her feet all day on cement floors. She said if it wasn’t for z-coil she wouldn’t be able to work. .My feet were killing me, so I immediately went to the z-coil store in Roswell, NM and bought a pair. I’ve been wearing them ever since. On a scale of 1-5 I would give them a 10. Best thing I ever did for my feet.
    Thanks for asking. and thank you Z-coil.

    Deborah

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    “Oh my Gosh – Where have you been all my life?” My feet feel 10x better — and better than most people on the planet. I have 4 pair of the outback hiker, 1 pair of the Jubilee, and 1other pair that I forget the name. I just bought a Mint-Green colored coil.

  4. 5 out of 5

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    Been wearing these shoes for about 15 years and now looking for a new rep in my area. Thanks Z-CoiL….Wish you had a free pair after purchase of 10 pairs..

  5. 5 out of 5

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    These rock, the best shoes.

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    These are hands down the best and most comfortable shoes I have ever worn!!! I have had knee surgery and a permanent back injury with other feet problems as well. Have plenty of room for my feet to move and breathe and no back pain. I Don’t take them off until it’s time for bed.

  7. 5 out of 5

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    I tried the hikers. I really believe they will be the remedy to my osteoarthritic knees that have plagued me for 25 years. I wore them today and had little to no pain after all day walking.
    Thank you sincerely for this ingenious, humane product.

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have been wearing Z-CoiL’s for over 10 years. I love them.

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I love them because I am on my feet all day and I do a lot of lifting of older people. I do therapy at a nursing home.They are like shock absorbers for my body. The Outback hiker I believe is my favorite because of the additional ankle support. Love them…

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I Love the shoes, I wear them everyday, They take care of my back knees and keep me going.

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I was walking with a cane from excruciating sciatica/back pain. I was at my wits end. I met a clerk at a retail store with Z-CoiL’s. Since I started wearing Z-CoiL, I have run two 5K races!!! I still have a little pain but it is very manageable. I wear them all the time, and at work where I am on my feet 8-10 hours a day on concrete. I have worn Z-CoiL for 3-4 Years. The Outback is very breathable and almost too cold for winter.. I liked the previous Hiker that had more leather coverage. Z-Coil’s are awesome. Nothing more to say – They are Great!

  12. 5 out of 5

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    Love them! I Even have my husband wearing them now.

  13. 5 out of 5

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    My hikers with the enclosed heel make kind of a squishy sound when i walk but I’ll trade that any day for the support and comfort they give me.

  14. 5 out of 5

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    They are comfortable to wear while on concrete because of the spring heel and the soft sole on the front.

  15. 5 out of 5

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    I’m on my feet all day, z-coils help stop the heal pain.

  16. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I swear by Z-Coil. I had plantar fascia so bad I could barely walk 6 years ago. A guy from Vanderbuilt Hospital said I need to try Z-Coil. In 90 days my plantar fascia pain was gone completely! No doctor visits – just changing shoes. But I also noticed that most of my knee pain was gone. When I wear regular boots to work (on concrete), I can barely walk at the end of the day! I don’t know about the rest of the world but as long as I am breathing, I am wearing my Z’s.

  17. 4 out of 5

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    Helped my Plantar Fasciitis greatly.

  18. 5 out of 5

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    In February of 2001 I crushed a foot. Spent 3 months on crutches and 13 months using a cane. Got my medical release but still couldn’t walk, with the foot still not 100% and now a back seriously messed up after the length of using a crutches/cane combo. Walking was still a painful process and slow. The second time “Evening Magazine” re-ran the Z-coil article, my fiancé was able to see it. We had seen a place that was on my daily commute that advertised Z-coils. I put my first pair of Cloud Walkers on in the summer of 2012 and was able to walk like a normal person! My family and work mates were stunned! I credit Z-coils with allowing me to be on my feet to work a full time gig. Because of Z-coil’s I can wear a pair of heels on occasion. I truly believe that without them I would not have had another 15 years of work under my belt! At a convention I met up with actor Tim Russ, (Tuvok, Star Trek Voyager) who expressed an interest in my shoes. He was, at that time, wearing a very large knee brace and rocker type of boot. He was looking for a shoe that was going to help give him the same height as the rocker-boot and the Z-coil was that height. Who knows, maybe he did get a pair and now wears them too!!!????

  19. 5 out of 5

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    I have a broken back and the Z-Coils have helped me last longer on my feet with less pain.

  20. 5 out of 5

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    “I had plantar plantar Fasciitis so bad I could barely walk. After 3 years, 2 different podiatrists, physical therapists, cortisone shots, custom Orthotic inserts, a bulky plastic boot with Velcro straps, all at significant expense and I only had temporary marginal success. It always came back with a vengeance.

    I Talked to some people at work who I saw wearing Z-Coils. The common thread from those discussions was “”the best thing I ever did””. So following that logic I tried them and it is safe to say it was the best thing I ever did. Three weeks later I was pain free. That was about a year and a half ago. Still pain free.

    If you can take the fashion hit, go for it! I walk around a lot on raised die-cast metal floor tiles in a clean room at work. It is worse than walking on concrete all day. I wear the Z-Coils pretty much exclusively at work. I wear my regular shoes everywhere else. This works out well for me. Completely pain free now!

  21. 5 out of 5

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    Guys we have always been happy with the shoes.

  22. 5 out of 5

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    I love my shoes very much, they stop pain in my ankle and most of the pain in my knee. They also strengthen my back.

  23. 5 out of 5

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    As a physical therapist – 50+ year-old female and someone who was beginning to not be comfortable on my feet for extended periods – Z-Coils have transformed my ability to work – walk and play comfortably for hours. I have even hiked mountains in the Hikers. I love both the comfort and the quality and will continue to use and promote them to friends and associates.

  24. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I love my Z- Coil shoes. It is the only kind of shoe I can wear at work. The shoes have helped me so much and I do not know what I would do without them.

  25. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I love the product. It’s the only footwear I can wear that doesn’t cause pain, Also a smaller size appropriate enclosed coil on the Outback would be a welcomed improvement.

  26. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Wow …I have only gotten to wear them on the cement floor of my shop four times, but total magic. 5 hours on the cement and no pain in legs,back etc…..I am all yours….love them and the guys in the steel shop think they look pretty sweet.

  27. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my Z-coils, they have honestly changed my life! I can’t express enough the comfort and mobility that I have regained. Thank you!!!!

  28. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Very comfortable and eliminates most leg and back stress when working behind the Bar.

  29. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have a pair for most occasions. Have tried other ‘brands’ brandishing the ‘spring step’ design. Nothing compares. If anyone ever comments I joking tell them I have the most comfortable shoes in the nursing home. I DON’T LIVE IN A NURSING HOME! I’m going to really test them in 2016 when I wear my hikers on the El Camino De Santiago.

  30. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    As a pharmacist who is on his feet for 10+ hours a day, I could not work without my Z-Coils. I have been wearing them for over 10 years, and the stress they take off my knees and hips is incredible.

  31. 5 out of 5

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    If not for Z-Coil shoes, I would walk with a cane….maybe two canes. As it is, I walk normally, without any assists.

  32. 5 out of 5

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    A life changer for me! I am an incomplete para and in a lot of pain. The Z-coils make it so I can walk at least short distances.

  33. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have gout and I work on concrete all day i am a salesman at lowes.

  34. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have been wearing Z-coil for 10 years now. The Outback hiker is the only way that I am able to keep walking with a 20 year old injury on my ankle. I love the them!

  35. 4 out of 5

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    Three pairs and very satisfied with Z-Coil shoes. Two days after my first pair, I spent three days standing on cement for 9 hours per day – I more than survived!

  36. 3 out of 5

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    The largest drawback with your shoes is the soles comes loose and I have to take it to the shoe shop and have them glued back on.

  37. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The exchange process went well. Quick response to me email request.

  38. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Love the shoes! Wish there was a store close to us.

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The Outback hiker was built specifically for those requesting ankle support. 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
-high top ankle support

ZCoiL Mens Size Guide

ZCoiL Womens Size Guide