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Z-coil Shoes

Katie5 Katie5 (Member)

Who wears those eye-displeasing shoes? Just saw it on the top page of this website.Are they comfy?They sure don't look pleasing to the eye?

I know someone that swears by them. She says they are definitely ugly, but the most comfortable shoes she owns. She has 2 pairs and wears them anytime she will be walking all day.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

They look like you would rotate your ankle easily.....:(

I do not have a prosthetic leg, and I'd rather not look like I have one

Wow I am with Turd, theey are BUTT UGLY and yes they appear to be a nightmare for twisting of ankles.....

Mrs. SnowStormRN, RN

Specializes in Mental Health, Medical Research, Periop.

They do look rather strange, but Im thinking thats where sneaker companies are going these days, look at those sketchers with the round bottoms, which I always picture someone leaning forward like that Michael Jackson video. With the Z-Coil if you press down hard enough looks like you can spring into the air and maybe dunk on someone. Eventually we will have to pick the least ugly of all the ugly sneakers, LoL!

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Forever Sunshine, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC. Has 7 years experience.

I have them! I love them! I know they look ridiculous and weird but they actually are very sturdy and support the entire foot. My feet never ache.

Looks like hooves to me.Are we running out of ideas? Nurses we should design a shoe with our own specifications that would ALSO look pleasing to the eyes.

fanfan8787RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Geriatrics and dialysis. Has 6 years experience.

Fuguly :barf01:

my friend loves them. especially while she was pregnant and on her feet all day. yes they are ugly but i think comfortability overrules the fact that they're not fashionable @ all :monkeydance:

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Screw shoes... let's all go for one of these

That's no better:(. I take it you're a guy(if your username didn't give you away already:D)

AgentBeast, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology and ER Nursing. Has 7 years experience.

I'll never understand why people would wear these shoes, or those "Shape-Ups" shoes. No thanks. I'd rather not look like a fool and/or kill my back.

JeneraterRN

Specializes in OB, Med/Surg, Ortho, ICU. Has 3 years experience.

Wow, does anyone remember moon shoes from the early 90's? That is what those remind me of.

yousoldtheworld

Has 5 years experience.

They are definitely ugly, but I know people with back problems who swear by them. I'd probably try them out if they were in my price range...I've gotten past being bothered by wearing ugly shoes to work if it means coming home and not feeling like my feet are going to fall off!

heron, ASN, RN

Specializes in Hospice. Has 40 years experience.

Fugly they may be, but they're the only thing I'll wear to work. I was worried about twisting my ankle, too ... but the springs' base is wide enough that it really isn't that unstable. They can also enclose the spring so that they don't look soooo unusual.

They're not for everyone - they're heavy and feel a bit like wearing steel-toed boots. They are not good for working on an uneven surface like a construction site or outdoors. Unless you get the heel enclosed, they also pose an increased tripping hazard - you can catch the heel on trailing cords on the floor.

They're also quite expensive - close to $200 now - but the good news is that the only thing that really wears out is the spring/heelpad. You can get those replaced for about $50 without buying a whole new pair. Mine are going on 8 years old, now.

BTW - where do you think the sneaker companies got the idea? Z-Coils have been around for over 10 years.

Z-coli? Is that a new kind of bacteria?? :lol2:

Forever Sunshine, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC. Has 7 years experience.

Wait wait wait. I do not have those. I googled them because what was described is not that. I have the zig-tech. (Below)

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Mrs. SnowStormRN, RN

Specializes in Mental Health, Medical Research, Periop.

Wait wait wait. I do not have those. I googled them because what was described is not that. I have the zig-tech. (Below)

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I would wear these.

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