About Z-CoiLs

More than a comfort shoe: patented pain relief technology that works

Z-CoiL changes lives with revolutionary, patented footwear technology for people with foot, leg and back pain. Each pair features open or enclosed replaceable springs in the heel and a built-in orthotic. The result is significant impact reduction while providing increased foot support and stability.

Invented by a runner with pain

Invented by Al Gallegos, for his own pain associated with decades of running. At 85 years of age, Al still runs and competes in the senior Olympics, and is still actively involved with Z-CoiL operations in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Over 1 million pair sold since 1995 

Over 1 million pair of Z-CoiL’s have been sold and are worn by many people you know like Dustin Hoffman, Helena Bonham Carter, Joe Walsh, Bill Clinton, Shirley MacLaine, Deepak Chopra and many more.

Actress Helena Bonham Carter, a Z-CoiL enthusiast, writes: “They are so comfortable! They cushion you from the exhaustion of everyday life. Everywhere I go I get asked about them and complimented about their look. I am a true Z-CoiL die hard.”



The Z-CoiL Spring makes each step safer and softer. The unique replaceable conical coil design reduces impact up to 60% more than conventional shoes. And since impact is the primary cause of foot, leg and back pain, your body will notice an immediate difference. Walking in Z-CoiL is unlike anything you have felt before. Some people describe the feeling like gliding. Each step feels easy, light and enjoyable. Your body will love the Z-CoiL Spring.

Not only does the Z-CoiL Spring reduce impact, it can control over-pronation. Over-pronation is when your feet roll too far inward when walking or running. The spring can be adjusted in 90°increments to add more resistance to the inside of the foot, to correct over-pronation.


  • Patented conical spring in the heel, which reduces impact by 40-60% (according to tests performed by the American Department of Energy) and provides energy return, reducing fatigue.
  • Patented Z-Orthotic™ to stabilize tendons and ligaments.
  • Rocker bottom sole that assists forward motion and limits movement during toe-off.
  • Flex line at the forefront of the foot to encourage bending at the ball of the foot.
  • ¾” Cushioning in the forefoot to protect delicate metatarsal/forefoot joints, ligaments and bones.
  • Extra wide toe box to relieve pressure on toe joints.

All elements of the shoe design provide Z-CoiL treatment—effective pain relief from a number of lower body impact-induced conditions.

Impact reduction, stability and the problem with modern footwear

Preventing stress injury and providing relief for existing injuries requires impact reduction - i.e., footwear that actually limits the amount of force that travels up the kinetic chain. However, cushioning impact alone will not ensure healthy joints and pain relief. Shoes that offer extra padding actually encourage atrophy in the muscles of the foot. Weak muscles can lead to a number of compensating movements, many of which direct stress forces to areas of the foot that are not designed to absorb impact.

Unfortunately, most modern footwear has taken an either-or approach to solving the problem of increased impact along the kinetic chain. Either they provide cushiony soles to reduce the force of impact but allow the flexibility for soft tissues to move outside a normal range of motion, or they provide a rigid sole to keep the foot (and stress forces) in a natural range of motion but with very little impact-absorption, resulting in high impact all the way up the kinetic chain.

Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear is the only shoe that offers both the impact reduction and stability you need for pain relief, injury prevention and whole body support​.

Z-CoiL's can help relieve pain

Z-CoiL wearers have reported significant relief from the pain associated with many medically-diagnosed conditions, including:

  • Heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, and metatarsal pain
  • Lower back pain and sciatica
  • Arthritis and other common joint pains

Springy Feet's happy customers include people with: rheumatoid arthritis; fibromyalgia; drop foot; Morton's neuroma; fused ankle; stroke damage; permanent injury from motorbike, car or farm machinery accidents; back ache; plantar fasciitis; aching calves and feet from long work hours on hard floors and general weariness from aging. 


Our mission is to change your life by relieving your pain and making walking enjoyable. We offer a 30-Day Risk Free trial where you can return in any condition for a full refund if not completely amazed. You have nothing to lose but your pain.

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