kybun products for a more active and dynamic workplace

The revolutionary kybun movement concept is a simple way to improve workplace ergonomics.

Exercising while standing upright on the springy elastic kybun mat is the healthy alternative to sitting passively. The springy elastic structure of the mat subtly keeps the foot and leg muscles in constant activity in order to maintain balance and posture. What’s more, combining the kybun mat with a standing desk is an important part of health management. A comfortable workplace increases motivation and employee satisfaction and reduces sick leave absences.


kybun shoes are particularly well-suited for workers who spend long hours standing or are constantly on the go. This newcomer to the world of shoes features unique walk-on-air soles. The soft air cushion supports joints and releases tension in the back and neck. kybun shoes provide comfortable shock absorption and are incredibly comfortable, even after hours of wear.


Opinions/customer testimonials

Kate Malone MBE, Ceramicist from England

Kate Malone MBE, Ceramicist from England

The relief from plantar fasciitis is good. I worry I’ll never be able to go back to all my other shoes but kybun shoes have already changed my life for the better.

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

My own background is in research so I am always willing to try out new things. I have seen how helpful the shoes can be. I was particularly impressed when my wife told me that she couldn’t imagine going without these shoes. She says she now needs to go and change all of her other shoes. She is absolutely delighted. The shoes will particularly help pregnant women who were already suffering from pain. But they can also help people who have pain in the musculoskeletal system or neurological problems and I think pregnant women can definitely benefit from wearing them. Women can benefit from wearing kyBoot shoes, whether it is during the pregnancy itself or afterwards in the nursing period where joints are still more elastic and need more care.

Nina Zimmermann from Germany

Nina Zimmermann from Germany

I would absolutely love to have a pair of shoes like these, since as a physiotherapist, I am always moving about. I am often on my feet, so the shoes would be even more helpful than if I had an office job, where I would be sitting most of the time. I would really like to have these kinds of shoes.

Media reports about kybun in the world of work

Friday 22. July 2022 Standing up at work – keeping feet and backs healthy

Standing up at work – keeping feet and backs healthy

Heavy legs, burning feet and back problems – familiar problems for employees in standing professions. [more]

Thursday 24. January 2019 Cedric Itten fights his way back to the football pitch after a shocking tackle

Cedric Itten fights his way back to the football pitch after a shocking tackle

The FCSG attacker Cedric Itten tore the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee back in September 2018. [more]

Thursday 24. January 2019 Also at concerts Tess Remy stands on kybun

Also at concerts Tess Remy stands on kybun

Concert cellist Tess Remy just changed from a plaster bandage to a ankle bandage when she was looking for a comfortable shoe for her concerts. [more]

Thursday 24. January 2019 Reducing absences at work

Reducing absences at work

The Wattenwil old people’s and nursing home actively supports the well-being of its staff. [more]

Thursday 24. January 2019 Out and about for longer – all thanks to the kybun shoe

Out and about for longer – all thanks to the kybun shoe

Reto Wambach is a freelance management consultant and lecturer. He used to suffer from back pain. [more]

Thursday 24. January 2019 FC St. Gallen groundsman is pain-free thanks to kybun

FC St. Gallen groundsman is pain-free thanks to kybun

Ivan Bonderer from Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, is a groundsman at FC St. Gallen. His job sees him take around 25,000 steps each day. [more]

Thursday 24. January 2019 Football pros become even more athletic with kybun

Football pros become even more athletic with kybun

FCSG striker and Swiss national player Cedric Itten is back on the pitch after a long injury break. [more]

Friday 27. April 2018 FC St. Gallen: Lüchinger and Koch get back in shape quickly with kybun

FC St. Gallen: Lüchinger and Koch get back in shape quickly with kybun

Two of FC St. Gallen’s defenders, Nicolas Lüchinger and Philippe Koch, each had to undergo an operation. [more]

Wednesday 04. January 2017 Football youth fit thanks to kybun mat

Football youth fit thanks to kybun mat

The National Training Center of Tenero integrates the kybun mat into the training program of junior athletes. [more]

Wednesday 04. January 2017 From motor sport to health

From motor sport to health

He owns the most important motocross collection of the whole Europe, he was himself a racing driver: Rolf Hässig. [more]

Wednesday 04. January 2017 Ex-alcoholic regains his pleasure in life

Ex-alcoholic regains his pleasure in life

Today, in his kybun shoes, 53-year-old Jakob Wampfler goes through life joyfully, with a spring in his step. [more]

Wednesday 04. January 2017 Nothing but the kybun shoe helped

Nothing but the kybun shoe helped

Gopal RajGuru suffered from serious pain in his feet. None of the treatments helped. It was only the kybun shoe, which he came across in Canada, that brought the relief he had long hoped for. [more]

Tuesday 03. January 2017 Customers recommend the kybun shoe

Customers recommend the kybun shoe

Kurt Inderbitzin has worn the kybun shoes for years. Thanks to the Swiss shoe with its air-cushion sole he has got over his hip trouble [more]

Tuesday 03. January 2017 Former pain therapist gives away health

Former pain therapist gives away health

For Heidi Stäger the kybun shoe is the best experience of her life [more]

Tuesday 03. January 2017 Comfortable through daily life

Comfortable through daily life

Use kybun to relax and strengthen muscles [more]

Thursday 22. December 2016 Olympic chefs depend on kybun

Olympic chefs depend on kybun

The six Swiss chefs are among the best in their field. The dedicated cooks have to stand long in the kitchen and have found the optimal shoe in the comfortable kybun shoe. [more]

Wednesday 21. December 2016 HSV and the kybun mat

HSV and the kybun mat

The Hamburger football club HSV trains with the kybun mat. They are enthusiastic about the result. Professional footballers tell about their experiences. [more]

Wednesday 21. December 2016 Happiness in the office

Happiness in the office

The office chair is gone. Work is now being done on the kybun mat, the soft-elastic spring floor. [more]

Wednesday 21. December 2016 Like a lottery win

Like a lottery win

Thanks to the kybun shoe, the former top goalscorer can play sport again without pain or limping after his serious injury. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 A glassblower who suffered from back pain

A glassblower who suffered from back pain

Josef Städler has a glassblowing studio and a shop that sells glassware in Gossau, Switzerland. He had been suffering from severe back pain for a long time. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 Relieving the body from the strain of long periods of standing

Relieving the body from the strain of long periods of standing

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food and wholefoods at his shop and at trade fairs. His work requires him to be on his feet for hours at a time. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 Pain-free at work with kybun

Pain-free at work with kybun

Bettina Forrer works as a waitress. For years, she suffered from foot and back pain after long days at work. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 Running a shop without any pain in the feet

Running a shop without any pain in the feet

As the owner of Albert Suhner AG, Michael Eugster is on his feet for at least ten hours every day. Until recently, he suffered from pain in the soles of his feet and had tired legs on a daily basis. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 Standing for hours on end without pain

Standing for hours on end without pain

As a market stall owner, Oliver Martin often spends hours on end selling his magenbrot and soft-serve ice cream. In the past, the owner of Martin Confiserie Manufaktur quickly developed tired and achy feet. Now, he’s walking on air, and stays fit for far longer. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 From the Cantonal Court to self-employment

From the Cantonal Court to self-employment

Thomas van Haaften worked for the Cantonal Court of Zurich for 26 years. At the age of 48, he decided to change careers and took the plunge into the world of self-employment. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 Standing up at work – for healthy feet and a strong back

Standing up at work – for healthy feet and a strong back

Heavy legs, burning feet and back problems – familiar problems for employees in standing professions. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 Folk musician Christian Alder took inspiration from star athletes

Folk musician Christian Alder took inspiration from star athletes

Christian Alder of the ‘Sängerfreunde’ singing troupe repairs and sells household appliances as his day job. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 The Samaritans discover kybun World

The Samaritans discover kybun World

Esther Näf from Widnau, Switzerland, was chosen as the first Samaritan of the Year at an awards ceremony held at kybun World in Sennwald. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 Staff at Staubern are floating on air

Staff at Staubern are floating on air

The Staubern restaurant in the Alpstein massif is a popular destination. Staff there are on their feet for over 12 hours serving hikers and sightseers on nice days. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 Pain-free with a new pair of work shoes

Pain-free with a new pair of work shoes

Bettina Forrer works as a waitress. For years, she suffered from foot and back pain after long days at work. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 A pregnancy free of complaints – recommendations from a specialist

A pregnancy free of complaints – recommendations from a specialist

Pregnancy can be very hard work for a woman’s body, since the joints and muscles are put under a great deal of strain. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 Free of pain again after multiple hip operations

Free of pain again after multiple hip operations

Marco Sessa had been suffering from pain for quite some time. He first had operations performed on his left, and, later on, on his right hip. A short time later, he was forced to undergo surgery to repair a herniated disc. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 What to do next following operation to repair herniated disc

What to do next following operation to repair herniated disc

Samuel Schilt works as technical building manager at the Centre for Medical Training in Bern. He was experiencing severe pain, making it necessary to have a surgical implant placed between his sixth and seventh cervical vertebrae. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 How to stand comfortably for long periods of time at a trade fair booth

How to stand comfortably for long periods of time at a trade fair booth

Hermann Baur spent ten days on his feet at his trade fair booth at the BEA in Bern, Switzerland. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 The perfect shoe for long days of service

The perfect shoe for long days of service

The Alpine descent in Seewis, a municipality in the Swiss region of Prättigau, attracts hundreds of spectators each year. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 Nurses also need to take care of themselves

Nurses also need to take care of themselves

Nurses are always on their feet, helping their fellow human beings. They ensure the well-being of their patients, day in and day out, while often forgetting about themselves. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 How Alpine wrestler Stefan Burkhalter recovers after sport

How Alpine wrestler Stefan Burkhalter recovers after sport

Stefan Burkhalter lives in the Swiss canton of Thurgau and even though he is 43 years old, he is still one of Switzerland’s best Alpine wrestlers. [more]

Thursday 29. September 2016 Michael Hirte on his accident and his victory on ‘Das Supertalent’

Michael Hirte on his accident  and his victory on ‘Das Supertalent’

Ten years ago, millions of people watched the harmonica player Michael Hirte win the second series of the talent show ‘Das Supertalent’, broadcast on German TV by RTL. [more]

Monday 22. August 2016 Shoes that reduce arthritis pain

Shoes that reduce arthritis pain

Arnold Graf, from Sonnenbräu, a traditional brewery in Rheintal, Switzerland, has been suffering from arthritis pain in his knees for many years. [more]

Friday 13. May 2016 Happy in spite of heel spurs

Happy in spite of heel spurs

As a professional chef, Roger Christen is on his feet for over ten hours every day. He usually moves about on a hard floor in a very small space. The work became almost unbearable once he developed a severe case of heel spurs. [more]

Thursday 10. March 2016 kybun shoes get everyone moving – even if you prefer the couch

kybun shoes get everyone moving – even if you prefer the couch

Bänz Fiechter recently started work as a coach driver. The 54-year-old previously ran the ‘Wäck’ hotel and restaurant in Emmental, a well-known entertainment venue, for 26 years. [more]

Friday 26. February 2016 kybun shoe brings relief and reduces pain

kybun shoe brings relief and reduces pain

Lydia Zurfluh works in the Uetendorfberg living and working centre for people with speech impairments and multiple disabilities in Switzerland. [more]

Wednesday 02. December 2015 kybun shoe – For increased health and fitness at work

kybun shoe – For increased health and fitness at work

As a porter at a five-star hotel in Bern, Switzerland, Bayram Aktas is on his feet all day. He began feeling pain at some point and bought a pair of air-cushion shoes from kybun. [more]

Thursday 12. November 2015 Pain sufferer smiling again

Pain sufferer smiling again

Following a serious Achilles tendon operation, Duc Huynh of Interlaken, Switzerland no longer had any feeling in the ankle joint. [more]

Tuesday 22. September 2015 Without pain despite a heel spur

Without pain despite a heel spur

Dora Huguenin works as a museum guide at the Horological Museum in Le Locle. Her heel spur used to cause her severe pain when walking and standing. [more]

Tuesday 22. September 2015 Winning the battle against vein problems

Winning the battle against vein problems

Santo Palamara was plagued by serious pain in his veins for years. As the operator of the Friulana Osteria & Pizzeria in Munich, he spends hours on his feet every day. [more]

Wednesday 26. August 2015 Beauty queens want celebrity photographer’s shoes

Beauty queens want celebrity photographer’s shoes

Gian Kaufmann has turned his passion into his job. The photographer from Rheintal, Switzerland, works for companies and at weddings and VIP events. [more]

Monday 06. July 2015 Endless comfort

Endless comfort

kybun shoes are a pleasant surprise for schnapps distiller [more]

Monday 06. July 2015 Enjoying life’s pleasures

Enjoying life’s pleasures

Coffee roaster Oliver Künzle impressed by Swiss innovation [more]

Friday 15. May 2015 The battle against Bechterews disease

The battle against Bechterews disease

Toni Geser suffers from chronic back pain. It comes on at night and gradually intensifies. Doctors diagnosed him with Bechterew’s disease and prescribed him painkillers. [more]

Friday 08. May 2015 Musicians often suffer from pain

Musicians often suffer from pain

Professional musicians practise with their instrument for several hours every day. They often do this in an unnatural posture, resulting in tension and pain. [more]

Tuesday 16. December 2014 The perfect solution for fallen arches

The perfect solution for fallen arches

Jürg Sieber has suffered from fallen arches since his youth. The innovative air cushion in this shoe has given him immense relief from his symptoms. [more]

Thursday 27. November 2014 The secret of freshness

The secret of freshness

Dutchman Olivier van der Staal works as a chef at the Renan community in Bern, where he conjures up delicious meals for residents made with fresh products from the community's own farm. [more]

Friday 14. November 2014 Dream job was in jeopardy

Dream job was in jeopardy

Priska Hirt is training as a horse physiotherapist. Her serious back pain gave her sleepless nights and was making her consider giving up her dream job. [more]

Wednesday 28. May 2014 Soothing barefoot sensation at the garage

Soothing barefoot sensation at the garage

The two garage owners Peter Meier and Patrick Odermatt are on their feet for hours every day. Whereas once, in their hard shoes, they complained of tiredness and pain, today they are no longer exhausted after their day at work. The two workmates simply brought a soft, supple surface into their garage. [more]