This is mainly caused by long working hours with long periods of standing, heavy lifting and putting strain on one side of the body. The revolutionary kybun movement concept is a simple way to improve workplace ergonomics. Exercising while standing upright on the soft, springy surface is the healthy alternative to hard floors or sitting passively. The soft, springy structure forces the muscles in the feet and legs to constantly remain in motion in order to maintain balance and posture.
I've already had two slipped discs. And on top of that I have trouble with my knees: I have split kneecaps, which actually isn't that unusual. Lots of people round the world have them. But it has given me a lot of gyp. I used to work in an opera house, and that was physical work. That's why I was forced to give up that job to go back into education or retrain to return to my old job. Since then, I've managed a couple of months without pain. That is, I still get exercise. I strengthen my stomach and back muscles. At first I was quite sceptical about kybun shoes, as I didn't like the way they looked. But I told myself that if they might be of benefit, I should at least try them out. Now I never want to be without them again. The feeling I have when I walk and my general wellbeing are quite different.
Wherever I’m going, I enjoy walking in them because they are so comfy. You can walk on stony ground and up and down stairs without a problem.
Moving around a lot very quickly is a big part of our job. Sometimes you turn a corner, go into the kitchen, and see that the floor in there’s wet because something’s dripping. But these shoes have firm traction no matter what. In the past, when I wore regular shoes, I would slip. I would wear other shoes sometimes, and I slipped and fell in the kitchen. That never happens with this shoe. It has a really firm grip; you can walk on wet surfaces and rely on the traction.