Our Store is closed effective Sept 17, 2016.

Unfortunately, after 13 years helping people lead a pain free life, we lost our lease and were forced to close our store.

You can still order Z-CoiL Footwear online but they will not be adjusted.  If you purchased from our store before, we probably have fitting notes on you and can help you adjust a new pair of Z-CoiL's.  If you have not purchased from us but have Z-CoiL's, we may be able to determine your adjustments from photo's and customize the shoe from you.  Contact us via email and we will check our records to see what we can do.

We have arranged a discount code for our customers when ordering online at zcoil.com.  At checkout, you will see a box for Coupon Code.  Simply enter zcoilsj in that box and you will get a 10% discount!  It would be best to send me an email first so I can look at any adjustments needed.  There is a good chance I can tell you what to enter in the comments box to have headquarters adjust the shoes before they ship them.  We are still looking at other ways to be able to help our customers and we will send an email out if we figure something out.

We can be reached at (408) 558-9596 or send an email to sales@ez-shoes.com.

My heartfelt thanks go out to all of my loyal customers that allowed me to pursue my passion for as long as I was able.  I wish you all the best in the future!




   Serving the Northern California Coastal areas (formerly EZ Shoes and Z-Connection)





Happy Birthday Al Gallegos!

Our beloved inventor of Z-CoiL footwear turns 80 years old this month!  Al is such a great person who is full of zest and energy that we thought it would be great to send him a birthday card with well wishes from his customers who's lives he has touched.

We have in our store a HUGE birthday card and we invite all of you to come in and sign the card, writing Al a message about how his wonderful invention has changed your life.  Don't worry, it is plenty big to accommodate all of you!  We sincerely hope you can take a few moments to pay us a visit and send well wishes Al's way.  He will be absolutely thrilled!  We have a little thank you treat for those of you that can spare the time to come in.  The last day to sign the card will be Friday, 3/11, in order to get it to him in time for his birthday. 

If you can't make it in, there is a link below where you can send him an email with your wishes.

Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you in the store!

 Z-CoiL Inventor Al Gallegos Turns 80!  

Celebrating a Wonderful Life

Just like the springy shoes he invented, Al is one-of-a-kind, full of positive energy, warmth and support. In spite of a hard road, he has always bounced back and always helps to change people's lives for the better. Alvaro Z. Gallegos turns 80 years old on March 14th, and we hope you'll join us in wishing him the happiest of birthdays!
Send Al a Happy Birthday Wish

Born in Del Norte, Colorado, Al works on the family farm until going to Regis College in Denver.

1951. He joins the USAF and becomes a test and fighter pilot.

1958. Al begins his entrepreneurial career by opening a department store in northern New Mexico, followed in time by other retail stores, a restaurant, and a real estate business.

1960. He marries Marcella Lopez and they proceed to have 8 children.

1980. Marcella passes away suddenly, leaving Al to cope as a single father. He takes up long-distance running to stay healthy for his kids.

An early Z-CoiL prototype

An early Z-CoiL prototype.

1985. Al dreams of a springy, yet supportive shoe that might ease the aches and pains he suffers as a runner. Years of experimentation follow.

1996. Supplied with a small inventory of his patented, shock-absorbing Z-CoiL shoes, Al opens the first Z-CoiL store in Albuquerque.

2000. Al experiences another major blow when his youngest son, Tomas, is killed in a bicycle accident. The Z-CoiL Footwear company, on the other hand, is thriving. Its distributor network expands rapidly across the country, comprising mostly Z-CoiL customers who have become true believers.

Today, Al is still actively involved in the Z-CoiL business as a footwear designer and Chairman of the Board, and he continues to seek out simple, common-sense solutions to everyday health problems like arthritis and joint pain. And yes, Al still runs nearly every day!


Read a full History of the Z-CoiL Footwear Company.

The life of Al Gallegos in pictures 

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