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Outback Hiker

Item# FW-K3000

4.89 out of 5
(18 customer reviews)


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.



  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

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

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18 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.


  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


    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


    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


    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


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

  13. 5 out of 5


    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


    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


    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


    Helped my Plantar Fasciitis greatly.

  18. 5 out of 5


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

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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