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Z-Coil Pain Relief Footwear


Headquartered in Alberquerque, New Mexico, Z-Coil has been providing elderly and young runners alike with a shoe to reduce the physical toll that running can have on the body over time for over 15 years.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$88,150 - $160,800
Franchise fee


Z-Coil Pain Relief Footwear is a privately owned company. Focused on providing pain-relief footwear to runners of all ages, Z-Coil has recently spread into select specialty shoe stores, besides having their own retail locations.

Z-Coil Franchise Opportunities - History

After dealing with a multitude of personal tragedies and facing a variety of hardships, Z-Coil founder Alvaro Gallegos decided to create a shoe that reduced the impact and natural ware that running has on the body. Even though the shoe appears to provide an extra spring, the Z-Coil shoe actually doesn't enhance the runner's natural gait, but instead reduces the amount of stress on feet, legs and the back by reducing the impact that occurs when a runner's foot makes contact with the ground or running surface. By 1995 Gallegos had refined his footwear to the point of opening his own custom shoe shop. In 2005, Gallegos and his son decided to create more consistency within the distribution network and soon began franchising. In 2007 Gallegos began working with select specialty shoe stores willing to learn how to go through the custom fitting process.

Z-Coil Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Z-Coil Franchise Income

The total investment required to open a Z-Coil franchise unit ranges from $88,150-$160,800, including an initial franchise fee of $15,000. Z-Coil also requires interested investors to have a net worth and liquid assets ranging from $92,000- $160,000.

Z-Coil Business Opportunities: Other Information

There are currently approx. 67 Z-Coil franchise and company owned stores and offices in the United States. 95% of franchisees are owner/operator. Z-Coil is currently seeking franchisees in the U.S. And Canada.

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