Interview with Andres Gallegos at Z-CoiL

Q: Andres, Can you please tell us a bit about yourself personally and professionally.

I love to mountain bike, hike and hunt.  I live in New Mexico with a small population and vast public lands with my wife and 3 daughters.  I love business and work hard to figure out how I can better serve my customers and balance offering my employees decent wages and lifestyle.  The retail changes in the marketplace have me very nervous but very excited.  We used to sell 100{bfa08a400c7550404055ff04715e84c9172815d33c25eb3b84e230636ecdc007} through distributors now we sell 65{bfa08a400c7550404055ff04715e84c9172815d33c25eb3b84e230636ecdc007} online.

Q: Imagine that you met someone in an elevator and was asked to explain Z-CoiL in 30 seconds or less… Can you give us a 2 sentence ‘elevator pitch’ about your business and what you do?

We engineer products for people with foot, leg and back pain.  Our shoes protect the body from pain with revolutionary patented technology.  Our customers literally have life changing experiences.

Q: How did you get started in this business?

I started the business with my father who is the inventor of the Z-CoiL product.  He developed the shoe after being injured from years of running.  My dad owned a shoe store since I was very young and remember fitting shoes from the age of 12.  He always felt like shoes needed to be improved.  We believe we have the most advanced shoe on the market today.

Q: Can you describe your customers / what type of customers does Z-CoiL have?

Our customers are active people who have foot, leg or back pain.  We have many nurses, teachers, security, retired folks and restaurant people who use our technology.  Our shoes easily reduce plantar fascia, heel spurs and back pain.  Walking in Z-CoiL feels unlike any other shoe.  Each step is soft and controlled.

Q: What are some of your “keys to success” in building your customer base?

We reach out to people on social media.  But most of our customers come from other satisfied customers.

Q: Is there anything about your business that you feel makes it special?

So many people have been able to keep their jobs, avoid surgery’s and improve their life with Z-CoiL.  It is a miracle to many people and I feel fortunate to be part of it.  I cannot tell you how many people have cried after using Z-CoiLs – it always amazing to me.  I get really encouraged when people tell me they can continue to work and feed their family because of our shoe.

Q: What kind of technology advances do you see that will likely affect this sector over the coming few years?

We will likely have lighter parts and more breathable materials and more style selection.

Q: Where do you see your business in the next year? In the next five years? In the next ten years?

Right now we have sold over a million pair and we hope to triple that in 5 years.  In ten years we hope to offer other pain relief accessories that benefit our customer base.

I would like to extend a special 30{bfa08a400c7550404055ff04715e84c9172815d33c25eb3b84e230636ecdc007} discount to Trade Council members good through January 2017.  Shipping is Free worldwide and members can return in any condition for a full refund in 30-days if not happy with the pain relief results.  

Please add “tradecouncil” in coupon code section for discount. 

Trade Council members can learn more from this video or call our staff at 1-800-268-6239.

Andres Gallegos

Andres Gallegos
Z-CoiL Footwear
6932 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-730-5025 Cell