J.J. slipped and fell backward on the frozen icy parking lot as he was loading our rental RV. J.J. endured the pain and let his body mend itself but his lower back has become his "Achille's Heel."
So when I saw an elderly gentleman with a straight back walked by with springy steps, wearing a pair of shoes with what looked like springs, my curiosity had to be satisfied.
The shoes he wears are made by Z-Coil. He mentioned to me that he had some problems with his leg, so he decided to try it out. The shoes are not cheap, nearly $250 per customized pair, but they give him such comfort that he can walk 2 miles a day pain free.
He suggested, rather than ordering our first pair online, to make a trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico to have them fitted I told him, as a bonus, the shoes would also give me additional 1-2 inches in height. He laughed and said "And you will get better phone signals up there too!"
Here is a photo of this kind stranger's Z-Coil shoes.
Aloha -- Cathi