Many comfort brands of shoes claim to help relieve lower body joint pain. Unfortunately, most of them go about it the same way—by adding more foam or EVA shock absorbing materials to the shoes. But there’s a problem with these shoes.

Shock Aborbing Midsole Types

 Understanding Shock Absorbing Shoes

The purpose of shock absorption is to dissipate the massive amount of kinetic energy that enters your body with each step. While foam or EVA cushioning can diminish the force of impact delivered from your heel up the kinetic chain to other lower body joints, it actually makes forward movement harder. It’s equivalent to walking in sand.

Shoes constructed with thick, cushiony EVA or foam midsoles absorb—i.e., lock away—the energy transferred between the ground and your foot. That means it takes more energy to continue the gait cycle from heel to toe-off and more energy to actually lift your foot. Because you have to expend so much energy to move forward, you experience muscle fatigue sooner. This is why most runners, including elite distance racers, use shoes with extremely thin midsoles as they fear energy loss.

Compounding the energy loss is the fact that traditional shock absorbing shoes are often made with materials that are highly flexible and break down relatively quickly. The flexibility of the shoes fails to keep ligaments that run along the bottom of your foot in their natural position. When allowed to stretch beyond their natural threshold, ligaments begin to tear, which causes plantar fasciitis, and if left untreated, can result in heel spurs.

Superior Technology

Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear® is built differently. To increase the comfort of every step and provide effective treatment and immediate pain relief for a number of lower body joint conditions, Z-CoiLs use patented technology to provide impact reduction and energy return. Z-CoiL shoes have a spring-loaded heel that reduces the impact of heel strike by up to 60% and returns 40% to 50% of that energy upward upon decompression. Combined with the forefoot rocker bottom sole, Z-CoiL shoes facilitate a smooth, effortless gait.

Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear are the only shoes with a built-in orthotic to provide rigid support for plantar ligaments, and they are made of durable materials, making them an alternative pain relief remedy that will last.

Invest in Pain Relief Products that Work

Z-CoiL‘s impact-reducing spring technology provides immediate pain relief and prevents future impact-induced injuries. Our shoes are so effective, they have helped many wearers avoid costly, painful and invasive treatments, including surgery, for lasting lower body joint pain relief. In fact, some benefits plans cover Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear (with the proper documentation from your health care provider), making them an even more cost-effective pain relief solution.

Try 30-Days Risk Free

We are so sure that Z-CoiL®Pain Relief Footwear®will help to relieve your back pain that we offer a 30 Day Risk Free Guarantee & Free Shipping. Send them back if you are not completely satisfied, and we will give you a full refund. Over 1 million pairs of Z-CoiLs have been sold since 1995!  Call us and find out how we can help you relieve foot, leg and back pain and walk happy.  Contact us to order your Z-CoiL Footwear today!

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