June 25, 2010 // Franchising.com // Albuquerque, NM - Despite a crippled economy, the Z-CoiL Footwear company has continued to make steady strides in the marketplace for two years running, expanding the size of its distributor network by 25% each year! From 164 U.S. retail locations back in May of 2008, Z-CoiL grew to 204 stores in May 2009, and now numbers 257 stores in May 2010, demonstrating an average growth rate of 25% over same two-year period that has been so disastrous for most businesses.
Although same-store sales have slowed throughout the Z-CoiL distributor network, more and more shoe retailers are recognizing the value of adding the Z-CoiL brand to their product offerings in order to appeal to a whole new category of consumers: people in pain.
Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear is a unique brand of shoes specially engineered to relieve foot, leg and back pain. For 15 years, Z-CoiL has proven to be a pain-relief and pain-prevention solution for people who spend long hours on their feet, such as nurses, warehouse workers, retail staff, and teachers.
Like shock-absorbers for the body, Z-CoiL shoes feature a conical-coil steel spring in the heel that greatly reduces impact at heel-strike and delivers an extra little "spring" in your step, lessening fatigue. Thick cushioning also protects the ball of the foot, while a rocker sole promotes a smooth, rolling gait. A built-in orthotic plate provides important arch support and even helps to improve a person's posture, relieving stress to the entire musculoskeletal system from the ground up.
Hundreds of unsolicited customer testimonials attest to the life-changing effects of Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear, as people suffering from such painful conditions as plantar fasciitis, arthritis, sciatica and lower back pain discover they are once again able to work and walk and enjoy more active lives, thanks to the unusual shoes on their feet.
Z-CoiL is on a mission to bring relief to everyone who suffers from foot, leg, or back pain. This is no small task, considering that:
Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear is an innovative and effective product whose time has come.
In business since 1995, Z-CoiL has grown from a small retail store in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to a network of over 250 retail locations across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Today, in spite of a very tough economy, Z-CoiL continues to expand its distribution network and develop new footwear lines that greatly improve people's mobility and enhance the quality of their lives.