Did you know that the average person walks between 2.5 and 3 miles a day? That’s a lot! Well, nurses often walk even further than that because of all the walking that they have to do when doing rounds and checking on their patients, whether in the hospital, nursing home or elsewhere. In fact, one study showed that the average nurse will walk between four and five miles on a 12-hour shift.
Nurses’ feet endure a lot of torture when you consider the fact that the impact of your walking is somewhere between two and three times your body weight. With that being said, it goes without saying that nurses need a great pair of shoes that can withstand that torture and ensure that the body endure more pain than necessary, such as neck and back pain, knee arthritis, plantar fasciitis, etc.
What Are Z-Coil Shoes?
Z-Coil shoes are shoes that are designed with a significantly-sized shock-absorbing steel spring in the heel – or as the heel – that has the ability to reduce the impact to your body that would normally cause you pain as well as injury. The shoes also have extra cushioning and orthotic support. In fact, they have up to four times as much cushioning as standard shoes. In combination with the coils, this helps to provide back, leg and foot pain relief.
Why Are They So Great for Nurses?
Z-Coil shoes are specifically designed to help reduce the impact that walking has on the body and to help alleviate foot pain. Because of this, they’re ideal for individuals who are on their feet for the majority of the day – such as nurses. When you slip into these shoes, you’ll notice a difference immediately. You will be able to work a 12-hour shift without feeling the pain in your feet, legs, back and other areas of your body like you used to.
For more information about these innovative shoes, give us a call at 256-701-5937.