anyone have 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   TrickieTam
    They strangely resemble high heels!! It may be easier on your purse and body to get Nike Shox. But then again they look kinda comfy considering the number of shoes I went thru while working in a facility. U name it I had it, from Birkenstocks (several types), Nikes, Reeboks, Nurse Mates, the list goes on.
  2. by   heron
    I've worn z-coils for 2 years now and wouldn't consider anything else. Good points: much less wear and tear on my back, hips and ankles; coils can be replaced without replacing the entire shoe ... thus the shoes pay for themselves in about a year. Bad points: way funny-looking; about as heavy on the foot as a pair of steel-toed work boots; higher risk of tripping around wires, cables, hoses, telephone cords, etc. Also, while they are great for working, don't try to hike in them ... walking on a downhill grade too long resuts in really sore toenails. Finally, while they don't really have to be custom built, the footbed can be stretched out to fit your foot ... much easier to break in. Love 'em!
  3. by   Sleepy_Princess
    My mom has been wearing Z-Coils for about two years. She has been a nurse for 25 years, and she swears they are the best shoes she ever worn. Her podiatrist recommended them because she was having severe foot pain at the end of her shift. As for the heel height, she's a little on the short side, so she loves it!
  4. by   Katydidit34
    I tried some on today and now I wish that I hadn't. I AM HOOKED!!! Oh my gosh, they are sooooo comfortable. I felt like I could just spring around the store!! I wish I could buy a pair because they are fantastic!!
  5. by   Ginyer
    On the General nursing board there is a post about shoes and a lot of people talked about their z-coils. More nurses had negative comments than positive because of tripping, sprained ankles and getting them hooked on wires and tubes and other things. They all said they were really comfortable but too risky.
  6. by   babynurselsa
    I have several friends that just swear by them. I am not a graceful person and they just look like trouble to me. They swear you don't bounce. Still not convinced. I will just stick to my anywheres. Love them
    I think the z-coils look like prosthetic.
  7. by   suzy253
    I've only seen pictures of them--I'm afraid I would be a total klutz in them.
  8. by   tntrn
    I work with a couple of gals who have them. One for about 2 years and one for nearly 1 year now. Both nurses love them. I personally would be fearful of getting them entangled in monitor cords or IV tubing because I guess I'm a klutz when it comes to stuff like that hanging on the floor.

    AS far as the cost goes, if you wear them just at work, you can deduct the cost under uniform expense on your taxes. And I have done that for years on any of the shoes I wear just at work.
  9. by   earthangelrn2003
    Hi Kimberly,

    I have had my z-coils for over a year and love them. I stared at the ones my coworkers wore for about 6 months before trying them because they are so funny looking. But now that I have tried them I won't wear amything feet used to hurt so badly at the end of a 12 hour shift that i would put them on ice when I got home. I noticed an immediate difference with these shoes. As for the looks ,as long as my feet don't hurt they could be neon green with polka dots and I'd still wear them !