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Fashion vs. Function

Painful shoes can be harmful to your feet!

Why oh why can’t all those fashionable shoes in the world be comfortable and good for your feet as well? It seems like a shame to not buy that sweet pair of heels or those handsome European brogues when they would look just right with your favorite wardrobe pieces.

Which is more important, shoe fashion or shoe function? The saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” And Christian Louboutin is famous for saying, “I would hate for someone to look at my shoes and say, ‘Oh my God! That looks so comfortable!’” These imply that fashion is crucial.

Then again, the words of Coco Chanel, the queen of elegance herself, should be considered. “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”

There are decisions to be made!

Some Perspective

With all those steps and nerve endings and moving parts—is it any wonder that 77% of people say they have experienced significant foot pain?

And yet, in spite of how common foot pain is, only about a third of people with foot pain go see a foot doctor. On average, humans don’t take very good care of their feet, and they pay a high price for that neglect in pain that restricts their activities.

Love your Feet

What if we were to consider our foot comfort to be indicative of our foot health? Seriously, think about that for a moment. If your stomach starts hurting, you know there’s something wrong in your stomach. If your back hurts, guess what, you know there’s something wrong with your back. Is it really that big of a stretch to think that foot pain indicates a foot problem?

And what if, in addition to acknowledging that foot pain means a foot problem, we were to actually do something about it? Go see a foot doctor, get the problem diagnosed, and treat our feet respectfully so that they can continue to carry us through life.

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said, “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” You can’t just jaunt on down to the parts store and grab a new pair of ankles or arches when you’ve worn yours out. Take advantage of modern day knowledge and care for your feet so you can stay active for many years to come.

A Few Tips

  • Loose shoes can be almost as troublesome for your feet as tight shoes. Follow Coco Chanel’s advice and go for the luxury of comfort.
  • Buy shoes by how they fit, not by the size that’s listed on the box. Brand names differ from each other and your feet change over time. Fit doesn’t lie!
  • Make sure your shoe balances the heel strike cushioning you need with firm support for your arches and ankles. Both are required for foot health.

At Z-CoiL, we’ve made a science of testing out what feet need and providing those things in a wide array of footwear styles. Boots, dress shoes, athletic shoes, hikers, even sandals are all available with the same life-changing, patented support built into them.

Our shoes are not only guaranteed to reduce your foot pain or your money back, but the insoles and heel coils are replaceable to ensure each pair lasts as long as possible. Our clients report reduced pain, increased mobility, and a return to many of their favorite activities once the science of Z-CoiL shoes is at work for them. Try a pair today and experience a new level of foot comfort for yourself.