Location: Torrance, California, United States

Ed and Nancy Aubry came out of retirement to open Z-CoiL Footwear Store!

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Local Couple Discovers Pain Relief while on Vacation. . .Turns Into Business Venture!

Ed and Nancy Aubry had no idea that their vacation last October would turn into an exciting business venture just 3 months later. During the summer of 2003, the couple made plans to attend the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Due to personal obligations, the trip almost didn't happen when Nancy suggested to Ed that they should postpone the trip until next year. Ed said that if they waited until next year, the trip wouldn't happen. So, they packed their bags and arrived in Albuquerque 3 days later than originally planned.

Arriving late afternoon in Albuquerque, they settled in their room and decided to have an early dinner. During dinner they noticed their waitress was wearing these very different, but interesting looking shoes. As Nancy puts it, "We decided not to ask about the footwear because it may have been a medically related problem.". Well, the very next day while at the Balloon Fiesta, Ed and Nancy were looking for a bite to eat (again) when they came across the footwear. Nancy exclaimed, "That's the shoes that the waitress was wearing last night.". The name of the foot-wear was Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™.

They decided to try on a pair. Nancy experienced immediate relief from a nagging lower back ache and an occasional knee pain that had been bothering her for the last 5 or 6 months and decided to purchase a pair. Ed suffers from plantar fasciitis and he too decided to get a pair. While they were completing their purchase, they watched Z-CoiL®'s video on how Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™ helps relieve pain in the feet, legs, knees and back due to the rigid orthotic and the coil below the heel! They were surprised that Z-CoiL® has been around for six years and wondered why they never heard about this fabulous footwear! The couple inquired about a dealership, attended an intense 3 day training program and in February opened Aubry's Therapeutic Footwear, the first Authorized Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™ Center in Los Angeles County.

The store is located at 3120 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, between Crenshaw and Hawthorne Blvds. They can be reached at (310) 326-6772.

Store hours are Tuesday thru Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM with one late night per week on a rotating basis.

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Come in for a test walk and see if this is the footwear for you! Or just come by for a cup of coffee to say, "HI"!