zcoil shoes? - page 2

I was talking with my mom this morning on the phone. She is at the hospital visiting with her brother who had triple bypass surgery on Monday morning. So far, he is doing pretty good considering... Read More

  1. by   nrw350
    Just looked at their website, and they have other styles to choose from http://www.zcoil.com/zstyles.cfm

    I just happened to think of something, what happens if you get something caught between the spring pad and the sole of the front of the foot? Seems like you could trip very very easily, esp if you are going upstairs!!! Anyone else agree?
  2. by   whipping girl in 07
    Originally posted by beachbaby

    Has anybody had trouble wearing the clogs that are so popular? I keep hesitating, I'm one of the clumsiest people I know!
    Linda
    You can't be any more clumsy than me (I make Gerald Ford look graceful) and I manage to wear the clogs just fine. It was interesting keeping them on my feet the first time I had to run down two flights of stairs for a code, but I adjusted quickly. You just have to wear thick socks so your feet don't slide around in them.
  3. by   wishingmary
    I love my z-coils and I wouldn't wear anything else to work. Before getting my shoes, I had to go to the chiropractor every other month to get straightened out. I haven't seen him since I started wearing them back in January 2002. They have paid for themselves. You do have to be mindful of cords, such as telephone cords, IV lines and the like but you have to be careful around them anyway. Mine are incredibly well ~~~~~~~d. I can even stand on one foot with the other one way up behind me. The balls of my feet and my heels don't hurt, nor do the calves of my legs. I just wish they could do something for tired legs after standing on them for 12 - 16 hours. Support hose helps but my shoes are the first things off when I get home and my legs don't come down for hours. And no one ever hears me complain about my back and I'm an aide while I finish nursing school in the fall. Lots of pulling, lifting, you name it. No back pain. Can't recommend those funny looking blessings enough! Have you noticed that Nike has a style with coils too? I saw a doctor wearing them. They were black with a shorter coil and a flexible black covering so the coils aren't as obvious as the z-coils.
  4. by   wishingmary
    The word that was screened out was "balanced"; my fire wall did not like it, it said it was equivalent to my bank balance. Does that make any sense? Let's see what it does this time.
  5. by   kats
    wishingmary, do you know what the Nike style with the coil is called?
  6. by   perfectbluebuildings
    Originally posted by jemb
    I'm trying to picture what would happen if you got mad and stomped one foot while wearing those shoes... "Owww. I just accidently kicked myself in the face!!!"
    you made me laugh out loud; I can see myself doing just that!!
  7. by   MelRN13
    Those are the strangest darn things I have ever seen! I think I'll stick to my dansko's. Wouldn't want to "spring" over a patient during a code!
  8. by   kats
    I was looking through the operating room nurse thread and one person recommended "Anywears" shoes. They are a lot cheaper and not quite so silly looking. They aren't exactly the best looking shoes, but they are also supposed to be great for people who have to stand a lot, like nurses. Do any of you have these kind of shoes and if so, what do you think? I also like how many different colors they are available in and how easy they are to keep clean.
  9. by   nursedawn67
    They are an ugly shoe...but I hear they work wonders for the legs and back. I prefer my skechers, but everyone has to find what works for them.
  10. by   petiteflower
    The Z coils look like high heeled sneakers----I wonder if they would match my easter dress----
    all kidding aside, I have not heard of them before--but I have heard of the anywears----most everyone I have talked to loves them.

    I was thinking of trying the Earth shoes--they are ugly too---but they look sooooo comfortable.
  11. by   petiteflower
    question-------
    do they sproing when you walk???? I keep having visions of walking down the hall sounding like the tin-man.
  12. by   wishingmary
    Kats,
    I'm sorry I don't know the Nike style. The coils aren't very springy like they look. I heard that basketball players have coils on the balls of the feet and not the heel. I feel awkward when I jump in them because they tend to shift my balance to far forward. I admit, I feel like a camel when I run in them. They definitely are not running shoes but I think it would be hard to fall with them on, they grip the floor very well, twirling is out. Comfort and lack of pain are more important than looks in my book.
  13. by   Mahema
    I am sorry, I just had to get in on this one. Are you kidding me? I am all for comfortable shoes but really...didn't these shoes appear on an episode of Seinfeld?
    "George likes these shoes. They make George jump higher..."
    You better get a lot of bang for your buck at ~150.00 a pair.

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