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Sidewinder Womens

Style #: FW-05082
4.85 out of 5 based on 48 customer ratings
(48 customer reviews)


The sporty Sidewinder sandal is just the thing for an active day outdoors.  Two adjustable soft padded leather straps assure a personal fit, and allow for easy on and off.


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Product Description

The Sidewinder sport sandal has been a Z-CoiL favorite for years.



  1. Genuine full grain leather
  2. Replaceable spring – ships with open coil
  3. Wide toe box – allows for much toe wiggle room
  4. Soft padded straps – hug the foot and instep
  5. Forefoot EVA cushioning – cushions the ball of the foot and toes
  6. Built-in Z-Orthotic® –  protects plantar ligaments
  7. Optional Felt lined removable insole – included
  8. Wash with soap and warm water



Replacement Parts:


Open CoiL:  Replace with the 1.0 Open Slip Resistant Coil.  Click Here.

SR 1.0 Open Coil











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

48 reviews for Sidewinder Womens

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    very comfortable, roomy esp for hammer toes, secure adjustable straps very important, optional replacement adjustable insole definitely helps with precise fitting, esp like the optional coil cover so the spring doesn’t catch on something which could result in a fall–hopefully more colors will be available for women.

  2. 5 out of 5


    been wearing them since they were called Z-tech.

  3. 4 out of 5


    Love my shoes. Pain in my knees, back and feet feel better since wearing my shoes.

  4. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I used to go to Z coil stores but many times I cannot find stores in cities where I work (I relocate with a job a lot)…so I start to order online. It’s convenient but when they didn’t follow my instruction (Lg coil for size 6 shoes)…mail me the shoes with small or medium coil which didn’t support my weight ! I had to use my spare coil. I quit ordering shoes online. I don’t have time sending back the shoes or just the coil at my cost !

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have worn z-coils about 15 years to work, shopping outings, traveling, anytime I know I will be on my feet especially on sidewalks or concrete. My shoes have helped me delay L4/5 fusion and now that it was a success I wear them to extend the time I can be on my feet.

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have bounce in my step and no problems with plantar fascitits which is why I tried these in the first place.

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    “The only shoes I wear ….. outstanding

    Not a day goes by without giving your website out. People stop me on the street, airports, shopping. I gladly share my opinion to anyone who asks. My favorite is a young boy asked me if I play basketball.”

  8. 5 out of 5


    When I was in the Z-Coil tent at the Balloon Fest many years ago, an elderly woman told me she had started wearing Z-Coils and that they had made it possible for her to walk again. I took a chance and am so glad. Not only are they intriguing to anyone and everyone who sees them, they make it possible for me to stay active. I love them! It actually makes my wish list on a regular basis that Z-Coil never go out of business.

  9. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Sandals are great but my foot hurts with plantar fasciitis with regular shoes. No pain with these sandals.

  10. 4 out of 5


    I would rate them 5 stars but have a problem with the sidewinder sandal and they don’t fit right and leave a bruise on the ball of my foot.I LOVE the other ones and my husband really likes the work boots. I made a believer out of him!

  11. 5 out of 5


    LOVE my Z-coils. I have a lot of foot, leg and hip pain. My Z’s have helped tremendously! I recently purchased the inserts with the adjustable arch support. That made my Z’s even better! Thanks for a great product.

  12. 5 out of 5


    I like these for myself!

  13. 5 out of 5


    “Been wearing Z-coils for 10 years. My feet are so bad that if I don’t wear Z-coils when I work I can’t walk without pain by the end of the day. Now we live in Belize and love the sandals.
    I recently ordered a pair of Diamondbacks and was so impressed that the next day I ordered a second pair.

    Thank you Z-Coil!

  14. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This shoe has allowed me to walk pain-free from heel spurs.I wear them 90 percent of the time.Outstanding!

  15. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Standing on hard floors for 98% of my 8hr. shift as a CNA gave me Plantar Faciaitis, heel spurs, and joint degeneration in my knees. I have been wearing Z-Coils for over ten years now, and they are the only shoes I can wear all day. I have tried to wear other shoes since, as would like to wear a more “”girly”” style shoe, but I always have to go back to the Z-Coils to keep my feet from hurting. I would like to wear the “”Julia”” shoe, but my women’s size 12 med width feet with a Dr. Morton toe, are not happy in even a women’s size 11 closed toe shoe. The closed toe Z-Coil shoes I wear are a Men’s size 11. Every chance I get I try to make the point to Z-Coil staff the need for manufacturing larger women’s shoes. I had a pr. of the Mary Jane style, forced myself to wear them, but ended up with calluses on the tips of my toes–the velcro strap wore out before any other part of that shoe as I had to keep my heel back in the shoe to keep my toes from being beat up, but it only worked a short while and then would have to snug up the velcro again. Despite all this, Z-Coil shoes are still the best for me!!

  16. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):


  17. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I need knee replacement surgery. But currently a possibility. Z coil eliminates a great deal of pain for the time being.

  18. 4 out of 5


    Very comfortable.

  19. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great shoes really helped my feet and legs.

  20. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I had a problem with my sciatic nerve and was “crippled” when I first found the shoes. I am a Tennis player. I do not play tennis in the shoes but for 15 years they are the only shoes I wear daily. They helped me have less sciatic pain and I could walk upright. I rarely go out in public without someone asking me about the shoes. I have given many testimonials for the shoes.

  21. 5 out of 5


    I’ve been wearing Z-coils for 10 yrs now. I am a hair dresser & stand on my feet for hours. I’ve had a bad back since 1969 & these z-coils relieve any back pain within 1 hr of wearing.
    I live in Louisiana & can’t find a store who sells them. The one here in Baton Rouge closed.
    I’m desperate to get my shoes tuned up or buy a new pair……..anyone know a store near BR & New Orleans??????

  22. 5 out of 5


    I had been having problems with my feet for years from standing all day for work. I started wearing Z-Ciol shoes/sandals 8 years ago and haven’t had any trouble since. I took them on trips to Dubai and Japan. They saved my feet and legs. If I am going to be standing or walking all day I have to wear my Z-Coils.

  23. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I received this pair at the campground that we are currently staying at in Houston for me to receive my cancer treatments. I told you in my note that my left leg is 1 1/2 inches shorter than the right due to a hip replacement. When I got my shoes and used them to do my therapy walking here at MD Anderson, it was the first time that I didn’t have pain in my left hip/pelvis region or my back since I have had my stem cell transplant. I have even seen a pair of the sneakers on one of the stem cell nurses. Z-coil gets a 10 in my book.

  24. 5 out of 5


    My feet are severely pronated. Hard orthotics sliced the inside if my foot no matter how many different type, designs and custom fittings. With Z-coil’s I can use soft orthotics and walk without pain.

  25. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The sandals are great. I did tell people the other day that they might not need so much pain medication, If they were wearing z-coils. I get stopped all of the time with people asking where they can get z-coils.

  26. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Perfect, back pain disappeared, I will always wear the Sidewinder sandals.

  27. 5 out of 5


    I only wear z-coils. Relieves and prevents back, knee, and ankle pain as well as heals hammer toes and bunions.

  28. 5 out of 5


    I began wearing these shoes 10 years ago, after failed year long treatment of plantar fasciitis and they have given me back my freedom. Before these shoes, I would work or spend day with grandchildren and ice my feet for a day or two before being comfortable. I had a big box of all kinds of ‘recommended’ comfort shoes which I then gave away as they did not help me at all. I cannot say enough good things about the freedom these shoes have provided to include hikes on vacation, running after grandchildren with no consequences, and general comfort. The only wish I would have is that they would have a dress style as they are generally more clunky styles and they do not go with a dress well. I have many pair as I am afraid they would go out of production and I NEED THEM!
    Thank you for this opportunity to let you know how much I enjoy your product.”

  29. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    “I have been exclusively wearing Z coils for 14 years. They have been the best shoes I have ever owned. I was extremely displeased when Z coils decided not to make a womans size 11 !!! I hope Z coils reconsider their decision to cut off women who wear size 11. I don’t want to take my business elsewhere when my current Z coils wear out”.

  30. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Z-Coil keep me walking! After a motor vehicle accident that injured my spine in 3 places, Z-Coil has kept me walking pain free for 15 years! Thank you Z-Coils!!

  31. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have worn Z-Coil shoes exclusively for the last 9 years as they are the only footwear that are comfortable for me to wear. To have my heels floating on air as I walk is amazing!!

  32. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I wear Z-COILS EVERYDAY, Cannot and will not go without them. My feet do not hurt anymore!!!!

  33. 5 out of 5


    I LOVE Z-Coil shoes! I just wish you hadn’t discontinued some of the styles!. More styles for women, please.

  34. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    When I called to ask about 1/2 sizes and the arch support; I talked with a real person and even doing the messaging was a GREAT help! Thanks and looking at another pair of z-coil to wear, : ).

  35. 5 out of 5


    My husband and I are now retired and we live in Argentina and La Jolla, California. I purchased many pairs of Z-Coil to take with me to Argentina. I’ve been wearing these shoes since 1998 when I bought my first pair of sandals in your store on 4th street. I very very seldom wear any other type of shoes. I used to have spurs and since I started wearing these shoes, I have no problems at all. I simply love them!!!! I also appreciate the black heel covers you have introduced recently at a reasonable price.

  36. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Love my Z-Coils and I am so happy the sandals are back.

  37. 5 out of 5


    “I work from home, and I’m on my feet most of the day.
    My husband likes to travel and we often spend days on end walking and at museums. The Z-CoiL’s are the most comfortable shoes I have. I particularly like the open toed styles, so there is never any chaffing of my funny shaped toes. I have custom made orthotics and they fit into the shoes very securely. “

  38. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I really like the sidewinder. However the lining has stitching on the edge that irritates my toe. So, I had to purchase another lining, which is NOT black. And, the new lining shifts. I haven’t solved that issue yet.

  39. 5 out of 5


    Five Stars!!!

  40. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve suffered from plantar facaitis off and on for 8+ years. Many moons ago, I met someone who was wearing a pair and she loved them. At the time, I couldnt afford a pair. Recently, I found the Lorens on clearance. I bought them. Within a week, I found relief from the pain of my achilles tendon and arches. That was without having them adjusted. And, im off the pain pills! Thereafter, I bought two more pairs of Lorens and dyed one pair black. If only I would have taken the leap of faith back then, I could have saved myself thousands of dollars in doctors visits, prescriptions, unsuccessful arch supports, orthotics and heel cups, suffering and wasted time resting when I could have been enjoying my life. So with that being said, take a leap of faith. Try a for thirty days, if the don’t help you, send them back. You can’t lose.

  41. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Accused of being an ugly shoe??? I have been having a totally opposite experience. I’m a teacher, and my students are more fascinated with my shoes than what I teach! I’ve been asked by strangers where I get them, why there is a coil…etc. Now you have a great website and online store, so I tell them this website. I have been wearing them since 2003. Before meeting Z-CoiL, I could walk about 20 minutes with a lot of pain on my feet, and now I can walk for 2 hours without any pain! They also last a long time, but I have several pairs because I like having them with different styles. So I like to accuse you that I can no longer buy other shoes but Z-CoiL. Thank you very much!

  42. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I want you to know these are the best shoes for me. I had heel spurs etc for at least 20 years & after wearing Z-coils now for I think 10 or so years it has disappeared. These shoes saved me as I was a relative young woman at the time & I haven’t had any pain since. I’m very grateful for Z-coil. When walking through Airports a lot of people stop me and ask why I wear them, my favorite is that little kids ask me if I play basket ball and of course I say yes. I’m 72!

  43. 5 out of 5


    I have worn these sandals for 7 years. I also have 3 other styles. I love Zcoil. I originally started using them because of plantar fasciatis that went away as soon as I tried these. Please please make some women’s sandals in WHITE.

  44. 5 out of 5


    I have been wearing these sandals for seven years they are wonderful. I had. Two orthotics made in different ways and no relieve from pain but these z-coil sandals are heavenly to walk in I use them every day and I am pain free. I would love more colours in the sandals. Thank you z-coil

  45. 5 out of 5


    I have arthritis in my feet,and have worn this particular shoe for more than 5 years.I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t found Z-Coils as walking had become increasingly painful for me.These shoes are marvelous!The velcro straps make it possible to adjust them as needed.I I have 4 pair of this style and I wear them from the time I get up to the time I go to bed.I simply cannot walk in anything else.Price doesn’t matter when it comes to walking.

  46. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I was searching online for the condition that I have called “FOOT DROP”, and it directed me to Z-CoiL. I went to the Corporate store and once I was in a pair of the Sidewinder Sandals I felt no more strain on my spine. The CoiL makes you step heel to toe which is what I need and the toe part has a small rock forward to it that is amazing. I have my summer shoe. You have to try this shoe it’s great! I never thought I would be able to wear a shoe and be comfortable again. Thank you so much!
    Vanessa Mills

  47. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I walk 6 to 10 miles a day and I need a great shoe, Z-Coil is the answer. Definitely worth the price I absolutely love my shoes.

  48. 5 out of 5


    This sandal fits beautifully. So comfortable and attractive. Looking for other colors in the future!!

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