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Z-Coil Shoes Too Heavy

Reader Reviews: Z-CoiL Shoe Reviews from Walkers

User Rating 2 Star Rating

By Lisa

Updated October 20, 2011

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Average comfort

Praise or problems with comfort and wearability? 

I developed planter fasciitis from working retail full time for the past 20 years. Z coil helped some with the pain in the bottom of my feet, but they are so heavy, that I now also have tendonitis on the tops of my feet. Not for people who are constantly on their feet 40 plus hours a week.

Relief from Discomfort 

No difference

What difference have these shoes made? 

I now have tendonitis in both feet due to the heavy weight of these shoes

My Review 

They are great if you only stand around for up to 3 hours a day. I never am able to sit at work, I stand and walk on concrete floors for 8 plus hours a day. I had the leather Mary Janes and these shoes are just too heavy for people who use them for more than 2 or 3 hours at a time. The only shoe I have found that helps is the Nike Shox. Wish I could wear them but my company forbids any type of sneaker!

Would you recommend this to a friend? 


Wendy Bumgardner, About.com Walking, says:

Z-Coil shoes are popular with people with chronic plantar fasciitis. But as you found out, they are not for everyone. I do not recommend wearing heavy shoes.

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