kybun testimonials and video interviews

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kybun Opinions

Barbara Bürgin, Head of the crèche Purzelhuus, Switzerland

When they play with the mats, they put them on top of one another or put blocks underneath them. They’ve also taken balls from the ball pit, put those underneath the mats and then sped along the floor. They’ll always be creative if they’re permitted a chance.

Barbara Bürgin, Head of the crèche Purzelhuus, Switzerland

Hansruedi Baumann, sport pedagogue from Switzerland

We at ‘Mut tut gut!’ are trying to give parents, guardians and teachers tips on how they can create stimulating learning environments so that children can move freely, intensively and have fun at the same time. The soft, elastic mats from kybun also count as stimulating and diverse materials. They encourage children to roll, do somersaults, and bounce just like on a small trampoline. Of course, they are also great for jumping on. The children also use them for building, as somewhere to sit when looking at books or as somewhere to get better. This means the mats are almost a guarantee that the children will learn how to do a somersault – something that is no longer a given these days.

Hansruedi Baumann, sport pedagogue from Switzerland

Esther Näf visitor kybun World, Switzerland

Wearing it feels really great. I only took it off so that my shoes would match my clothes. But I have already bought two pairs and will definitely wear them.

Esther Näf visitor kybun World, Switzerland

Paul Krähemann visitor kybun World, Switzerland

I think it’s great! It takes the weight off your back. It felt a bit funny at first, but after a while I was gradually able to get used to it.

Paul Krähemann visitor kybun World, Switzerland

Heidi Frei from Switzerland

It took me at least ten years to regain some sense of normality in my life. I have been back on my feet for the last five years, and now I’d like to be able to walk without feeling any pain. That’s why I ended up trying out the kybun shoe. I will wear this shoe for the rest of my life. Wearing this shoe is a true pleasure.

Heidi Frei from Switzerland

Carlo Bachmann from Switzerland

The deciding factor was noticing that it forced me to walk differently – for example, in a way that means there is no impact on my joints. In particular, my ankle joint and left knee always hurt a lot. It’s already got a bit better. Of course, I wasn’t expecting to correct 30 years in two months. But I have already made significant progress in that direction.

Carlo Bachmann from Switzerland

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

I think it’s important for people who are in the same situation as I was in three weeks ago to know that there is hope. That not all hope is lost just because it takes effort and discomfort to stand in the kitchen and cook, and perhaps not be able to do anything else afterwards. I really believe that if you have painful feet when you’re walking, moving, or going out it’s at least worth a try. The advice you get here is fantastic. I only know the shop in Rüti because it’s near to where I live. They made a huge effort to advise me, to make recommendations, and to help me, and they wouldn’t let me leave until I was 100% sure that I had the right shoe.

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

Patrick Steimann chef Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Schweiz

It’s a dream, I didn’t believe it before I tried them out. I’m very impressed with the grip that you get because this isn’t obvious from the sole. A grip like other safety shoes. That’s why I’m so impressed. Oil or water – no problem at all.

Patrick Steimann chef Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Schweiz

Bettina Steimann, reception manager Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Switzerland

I would absolutely recommend that you try it out. Like I said, it’s like walking on a cloud, you’re a lot more comfortable. I find that you notice you’re doing something good for the body by having to keep your balance all the time. You somehow notice every muscle more than you did before.

Bettina Steimann, reception manager Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Switzerland

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

It got so bad, that I had to walk with crutches for a time, because I really couldn’t walk anymore. There are so many things you can try. You can give insoles a go, but it’s all very expensive and that doesn’t ecessarily mean that they will even work. You end up having to buy new shoes anyway to insert the insoles, and those don’t come cheap, either. You’re much better off just buying a kybun shoe. It really improves your health. It straightens up your posture, for example. It simply takes the load off your back and other areas. Every part of you becomes more relaxed by simply moving as you walk.

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

Kathrin Gerber-Blaser from Switzerland

I walked a bit funny initially, and it took some time, but now I don’t have any pains whatsoever in my spine. I’m happy that I have this shoe. I would never give it away! Without a doubt, I would never give these shoes away. I still have other shoes, but I must say that I don’t wear them very often. Thanks to the kybun shoe, I’ve been bringing the dogs for a lot of walks, and that’s been the best thing ever!

Kathrin Gerber-Blaser from Switzerland

Yvonne Heule, kybun World visitor from Switzerland

How did you find out about kybun World? I first discovered kybun World at the RHEMA trade fair in Altstätten. I received a voucher when I visited the stand. How have you found the elastic springy feel of the kybun shoe? I almost exclusively wear kybun shoes now, because walking in these shoes is totally different to walking in shoes with conventional soles. What did you enjoy about the tour you went on at kybun World? It was very interesting to see how important a shoe like this can be to your well-being.

Yvonne Heule, kybun World visitor from Switzerland

Carlo Bachmann from Switzerland

I walk differently now when I wear different shoes. I don’t drag my foot as much and I can push off from my heel. I wasn’t able to do that the past few years; I just walked as best I could.

Carlo Bachmann from Switzerland

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

I’m not exaggerating when I say that these shoes have probably added a few more years to my life. Although my disease is very rare, I suspect there are a lot of people who have similar difficulties. People who can’t walk or leave the house, who have gout and so on, could benefit a lot from these shoes. It’s like walking on a cloud, and if just standing in the kitchen causes you pain the shoes’ effects are absolutely sensational.

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

Stephanie Bruhin, manager of a shop Winterthur, Switzerland

You walk a lot more gently, it’s more comfortable to stand. It’s much more pleasant now to spend the entire day at work, which is about ten to 12 hours.

Stephanie Bruhin, manager of a shop Winterthur, Switzerland

Rebecca Bänziger, baker-confectioner and saleswoman Winterthur, Switzerland

I always used to have very heavy legs and since I’ve worked in these, I don’t have them anymore.

Rebecca Bänziger, baker-confectioner and saleswoman Winterthur, Switzerland

Urs Gerber, owner Holzofe Grabebeck Winterthur, Switzerland

I think everyone should wear this type of shoe. It’s because I have to stand a lot at work. We’re here for eight to nine hours every day and most people wear shoes that they don’t like anymore or trainers with closed toes. I don’t know how to describe what it feels like to wear these shoes. It’s difficult to explain; it’s like being on a cloud.

Urs Gerber, owner Holzofe Grabebeck Winterthur, Switzerland

Bettina Forrer, waitress from Switzerland

I think that it also has very good traction. If you walk into the kitchen and the floor is wet, you don’t feel as if you’re going to slip. That’s a good reason to wear them when you have this kind of job.

Bettina Forrer, waitress from Switzerland

Klaus Nussbaumer, CEO Pizolbahnen AG

I had only ever heard about kybun shoes. I’ve worn them quite often since we’ve started our partnership. They’re really comfortable to walk around in. They also help my locomotor system.

Klaus Nussbaumer, CEO Pizolbahnen AG

Franz Heinzer, World Champion and Swiss Ski Junior Coach

If I need to stand for a long time or spend a lot of time on my feet, then I put them on. I even go on mountain runs while wearing my kybun shoes. They’re suitable for light exercise. But I really do need them for exercising.

Franz Heinzer, World Champion and Swiss Ski Junior Coach

Björn Caviezel, CEO Heidiland Tourismus AG

It’s the shoe for every occasion. If you’re on the go a lot. Whenever I take my dog for a walk, I always wear my kybun shoes. Nothing else even comes close.

Björn Caviezel, CEO Heidiland Tourismus AG

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

I realised that if you sit and work at a computer, you automatically adopt the wrong posture. The standing desk and the mat in combination help me to greatly improve my posture. Since buying them, I really feel that I have less back pain. I regularly had it in the past – and now it’s gone. I feel much more agile and comfortable at work.

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

I bought the shoe three weeks ago. At the time I was still walking around the neighbourhood on crutches. Slowly, like an old man. Today I can leave my house, go shopping, and get small jobs done. The freedom you get is like driving a car or riding a motorcycle for the first time. You suddenly have options again.

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

Alexander Tschäppät (deceased), Swiss National Council

The kybun shoe takes a bit of getting used to at first, but after that it is the ideal shoe for walking on the sunny side of life.

Alexander Tschäppät (deceased), Swiss National Council

Heidi Frei from Switzerland

My mother and my brother, for example, have told me that I have been much more agile when I’m out and about. Maybe I haven’t noticed it myself, but other people have been telling me that I seem a lot more agile when I’m on the go. I’m much fitter throughout the day, because it doesn’t hurt me to wear it and it doesn’t rob me of my energy.

Heidi Frei from Switzerland

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

The pain really has gone. When I wear the shoes in the office the whole day, the pain is gone. I was absolutely fascinated, I didn’t expect it. The pain had been constant for a long time. It was particularly noticeable when I went to bed at night. Since I’ve had these shoes, the pain really has gone. And I haven’t made any other changes to my lifestyle. Wearing these shoes really was the only change. Wirklich nur das Tragen dieses Schuhs.

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

Urs Gerber, owner Holzofe Grabebeck Winterthur, Switzerland

You can buy your bread rolls in any shop, or you can come to our bakery to buy them. We do things a little differently compared to all the other shops, and that’s why our bread rolls are as good as they are. They may cost a little more, but just like these shoes, you’ll be back for more. Customers come back to buy a bread roll, and I’m going to continue buying and wearing kybun shoes.

Urs Gerber, owner Holzofe Grabebeck Winterthur, Switzerland

Kathrin Müller-Hänny from Lenzburg, Switzerland

Discovering kybun shoes was life-changing for me. I have had fallen arches, splay foot and flat foot since I was born. Because they couldn’t find any appropriate shoes for me, my parents spent a lot of money on having shoes tailor-made. I don’t have pleasant memories of that. When I was in primary school, I would go twice a year with my mother to a special shop in Zurich. I remember spending tedious hours in that ‘overheated’ shop, watching the eager sales assistant carry over piles of shoes — with limited success. Family hikes, school trips and ski holidays were usually agony. In May 2014 I discovered kybun shoes and it was the highlight of my year! Since then, I have been able to walk for hours without pain. I walk on hard pavements, for instance when I’m shopping in the city. I don’t get tired any more and my feet don’t hurt!  Before, every step felt like a blow to my less-than-healthy hips. Today, my hips and back are in good shape. I’m happy to stand in my kybun sandals on the ceramic tiles at home. I walk with my grandchildren through the Technorama science museum or the zoo, I stand in queues and stand for hours in front of the cooker. I stand more mindfully and am happy to do so! It’s a pleasure to walk more upright and more mindfully. Discovering kybun shoes was life-changing for me. I have had fallen arches, splay foot and flat foot since I was born. Because they couldn’t find any appropriate shoes for me, my parents spent a lot of money on having shoes tailor-made. I don’t have pleasant memories of that. When I was in primary school, I would go twice a year with my mother to a special shop in Zurich. I remember spending tedious hours in that ‘overheated’ shop, watching the eager sales assistant carry over piles of shoes — with limited success. Family hikes, school trips and ski holidays were usually agony. In May 2014 I discovered kybun shoes and it was the highlight of my year! Since then, I have been able to walk for hours without pain. I walk on hard pavements, for instance when I’m shopping in the city. I don’t get tired any more and my feet don’t hurt!  Before, every step felt like a blow to my less-than-healthy hips. Today, my hips and back are in good shape. I’m happy to stand in my kybun sandals on the ceramic tiles at home. I walk with my grandchildren through the Technorama science museum or the zoo, I stand in queues and stand for hours in front of the cooker. I stand more mindfully and am happy to do so! It’s a pleasure to walk more upright and more mindfully.

Kathrin Müller-Hänny from Lenzburg, Switzerland

Stefan Burkhalter, Alpine wrestler from Switzerland

I do mostly wear them for walking, for long days at work. I wear them if I have to walk or stand for long periods. I think these are the best shoes and I have no pain in my back or knees. Without fail, I always wear the green and white shoes when I go to a St Gallen football match.

Stefan Burkhalter, Alpine wrestler from Switzerland

Stefan Burkhalter, Alpine wrestler from Switzerland

The impact to my ankle was cushioned. This gave my ankle more protection, which improved my recovery.

Stefan Burkhalter, Alpine wrestler from Switzerland

Client from Switzerland

I had chronic inflammation in my Achilles tendon, and I spent a long time in physiotherapy. When I got better again, I wore the kybun shoe a lot and it really helped.

Client from Switzerland

Customer from Switzerland

I had trouble walking for almost two years, since I had a herniated disc. Then a friend gave me a pair of these shoes. I wore them regularly when I went out, which helped me walk again. Now everything’s good again. Thanks to the kybun shoe? Yes, thanks to kybun and my prayers.

Customer from Switzerland

The Swiss Red Cross, Canton of St. Gallen

Volunteer drivers at the Swiss Red Cross from the region of Rorschach and Rheintal, Canton of St. Gallen, went on a trip to visit the kybun World. They learned how springy and shock-absorbent the shoe is by wearing it, and were deeply impressed. This was topped off by how astonished they were when they changed back into their normal shoes. The experience tour was fascinating, informative and very entertaining. Thank you for offering us such a polished and illuminating tour. It’s a nice excursion for groups to go on, because you can experience the shoe first-hand.

The Swiss Red Cross, Canton of St. Gallen

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

I’m convinced that my joints don’t work properly when I’m on a conventional treadmill. It’s both easy on the joints and supports balance. This is because the nerves in the feet are activated more than in a conventional shoe, on a conventional treadmill or on a normal terrain.

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

Tatjana Stiffler Swiss cross-country skiing

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help! kybun shoes have been a tremendous help to me on my path to recovery and I am extremely grateful for your support.

Tatjana Stiffler Swiss cross-country skiing

Bettina Forrer, waitress from Switzerland

I wear them a lot and don’t have any foot or back pain anymore.

Bettina Forrer, waitress from Switzerland

Bettina Steimann, reception manager Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Switzerland

It’s something completely different. When you get home and take your shoes off, it’s a completely different feeling, even after a long day at work. It’s true.

Bettina Steimann, reception manager Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Switzerland

Patrick Steimann chef Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Schweiz

I think that it has improved things as I haven’t felt any pain since I’ve started wearing the shoes, that’s for sure!

Patrick Steimann chef Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Schweiz

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

It feels like my legs are healthier. And my circulation and gait have improved. I think I am more upright when I walk.

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

I could never have anticipated this. I thought that my pain would diminish over time or in some other way, but I really didn’t expect this progress.

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

Fritz Streiff from St. Gallen, Switzerland

How did you find out about the consultation day? We visited the headquarters here in Roggwil. We had a look around for ourselves. We heard about it from lots of different people. We tried on some shoes here. All it took was 10 or 20 minutes. We felt really good in them and decided to buy them. Then we tried them out in day-to-day life. After wearing these shoes for six months, I can now say for sure that it’s much better than it was. How would you describe how it feels to wear kybun shoes? Well, how can I describe it? It feels as though you’re walking on a cloud. The only disadvantage is that you walk a bit unevenly to start with. But you get used to it. Other than that, they are very warm. I was still having problems with my left leg. I used to walk with my foot tilted outwards. That has straightened up since I’ve been wearing these shoes. The pain has also disappeared. I used to have a painful knee, probably for that reason. The doctor said he’d give me an injection for it. Then I enquired about it and he said that one cortisone injection lasts three months. It’s four months with another method, and then you have to get it again. So I decided to leave it for a while. I was exercising anyway and moving my leg about. And now I’ve got these shoes and it’s been fine ever since. Would you recommend kybun shoes to others? Yes, definitely! We just recommended them to someone earlier today. He was staying with us but was heading on to Germany and said he’d look for some in Cologne.

Fritz Streiff from St. Gallen, Switzerland

Ursula Glauser from Switzerland

What was the best thing about the Production Experience tour? I liked everything about it really. Especially the treadmill and this piece of equipment, the SensoPro. It’s amazing. It’s the perfect way to train for skiing. How long have you been wearing kybun shoes? I had two hip operations. That was two or three years ago and I’ve been wearing kybun shoes ever since. I’m absolutely delighted with them. They are fantastic. I have six pairs. Would you recommend the Production Experience tour to others? Definitely! It really is something special. I also learned to be more mindful of how I walk. I had been neglecting it. I do it when I’m out Nordic walking but I hadn’t really thought about it when walking normally. I suppose I just lost the ability to do it. But it’s what I learned here today and it’s something I really value.

Ursula Glauser from Switzerland

Christine Muchenberger from Switzerland

I thought that was a good thing. I can't imagine it won't help. It was pointed out to me that they weren’t hard on the bottom. I suppose it’s just logical that that would make things better. Improvement is practically a given with this padding underneath.

Christine Muchenberger from Switzerland

Romeo Botta, Physiotherapist at CTPLAN

The most astounding thing with my patient was that she was practically pain-free within a week. This is enough to suggest that the success is a result of wearing the kyBoot. She wasn’t in pain anymore, she was able to move more easily and her movements were more symmetrical again. We were able to focus on the actual problem again, which was essentially getting her knee joint to work properly – the reason that she actually came to me in the first place.

Romeo Botta, Physiotherapist at CTPLAN

Dory Zsimoly, Hotel Scesaplana Seewis, Switzerland

When I wore conventional shoes, I had pain in my back and, as you’d expect, in my feet. But the pain has gone now. Disappeared.

Dory Zsimoly, Hotel Scesaplana Seewis, Switzerland

Elsbeth Willi-Bardill from Switzerland

I am 87 years old. You used to find me on all sorts of mountains. I was even on the Kest. I used to strain my legs too much. In those days, there were no walking sticks. At my age, I notice it in my legs now. That’s why I’m happy that I’ve got these shoes.

Elsbeth Willi-Bardill from Switzerland

Monika Hitz-Bacher, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

I have very sensitive feet and have always suffered from blisters on my heels. That’s all gone now. The shoes adjust to my feet and I can walk all day without any pain or discomfort.

Monika Hitz-Bacher, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

Marion Weibel, apple queen of thurgau 2017/2018

They are perfect! I had the chance to put them on yesterday after the election evening and it was great to be able to wear comfortable shoes at last. I’m also wearing them at the moment and they fit just perfectly.

Marion Weibel, apple queen of thurgau 2017/2018

Reto Scherrer, Radio and TV presenter, Weinfelden, Switzerland

I’m not the type of person who would just advertise or promote a product. I’ll use a product when I’m really convinced by it. At the moment, it’s these shoes but I’m satisfied with other products, too. The benefit of these shoes is really that I feel better when I’m out and about for a long time. I have fewer problems with my legs and feet when I have to stand for long periods. That impressed me a few years ago and made  me choose these shoes.

Reto Scherrer, Radio and TV presenter, Weinfelden, Switzerland

Stephanie Bruhin, manager of a shop Winterthur, Switzerland

At the beginning, it was hard to get used to the shoes. It also felt like I had sore muscles in my shin; I don’t even know if that’s possible. Sometimes I had to change back into normal shoes, but now it’s OK. I would never give them away.

Stephanie Bruhin, manager of a shop Winterthur, Switzerland

Hermann Baur from Switzerland

Really good branded products always cost more, that’s how it is. When I saw the workmanship I knew why they cost a bit more. They are really good. I have been wearing mine for around six years and they’re still in good shape.

Hermann Baur from Switzerland

Turi Reber accordionist from Switzerland

I have had problems with my feet for many years. Then I tried them and found they were the best thing you could ever wear on your feet.

Turi Reber accordionist from Switzerland

Paul Hoffmann from Switzerland

I was able to get rid of my heel symptoms and, now, I can walk around with virtually no pain in my hip joints.

Paul Hoffmann from Switzerland

Margrith Mathis, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

It’s a much gentler motion; it’s more like rolling than walking. You roll your feet a lot more. You can feel it from your toes to your heel when you walk.

Margrith Mathis, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

Barbara Boh, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

It feels like flying. Your roll your feet and it makes you stand up straighter than a regular shoe would. When you wear regular shoes, you feel like you’re rolling your feet roughly – or if not rolling, then standing too firmly. When you wear these shoes, you roll your feet and walk gently.

Barbara Boh, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

Ruth Bachmann, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

I’m beyond satisfied with them. You walk so easily in them, and your legs never get tired.

Ruth Bachmann, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

Ursula Altdorfer, Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

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.

Ursula Altdorfer, Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

Doris Aebli, Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

Each day, we spend 14 to 15 hours on our feet, and these shoes keep us from developing back and foot pain. It’s a great feeling.

Doris Aebli, Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

Sigrid Eibensteiner from Switzerland

I’ve been wearing kybun shoes for a very long time, seven or eight years at the very least. I have arthritis in my knees and always had problems with walking and standing. That meant that I was looking for something to relieve my feet. I started off using the kyBounder. I used it for a variety of tasks that involved standing for a long time, such as working in the kitchen. It was very good for my knees. Not long after that, I bought my first pair of kyBoot shoes. I now have a few different designs. There simply isn’t a better pair of shoes for my sore knees.

Sigrid Eibensteiner from Switzerland

Nicole Mutzner from Switzerland

How did you find out about the World of walk-on-air? I already had a pair of kyBoot shoes and they were great. I liked them a lot. But then they broke. I didn’t get any more after that. I was recently at the OLMA trade fair and then I got tickets. Was the tour as you had imagined it and would you recommend it to someone else? I couldn’t imagine it because I didn’t know what to expect. I think the exercises are great and I would definitely recommend it. What did you like the most? The exercises – the exercises are great! They get you moving. And you got to wear the shoes the whole time, that was excellent.

Nicole Mutzner from Switzerland

Thomas Schmid client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

Would you recommend kyBoot shoes to others? Absolutely! I would even recommend them as an excellent product. In my case, I had actually just injured my knee in an accident. They helped me a lot at this time. How did you find out about the consultation day? I’m on the mailing list for the kybun newsletter, which is how I found out that this day was taking place here. Have you had any experience with the soft, springy kybun products? I had already worn MBT shoes before and was quite satisfied. I wore them a lot. I needed new ones so I started looking for a replacement and came across kyBoot. I’m very satisfied with them.

Thomas Schmid client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

Hans Schneider client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

How did you find out about the consultation day? From the manager of this shop. How does it feel to wear kyBoot shoes? Very pleasant, easy on the joints. I can’t say for sure but I think so. Could you imagine wearing kyBoot shoes every day? Yes, because they feel comfortable and I want to do something good for myself.

Hans Schneider client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

Rosmarie Muther client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

How did you find out about the consultation day? I received an e-mail and then I thought it might be worth considering as I have problems with my knee and leg all the time. But I forgot about it and thought what good would it do. I had a lot going on at the time and I also went on holiday. I came here to the shop yesterday and just wanted to buy a pair of socks. But then I also bought this trampoline. Then the shop assistant asked me whether I wouldn’t like to take part in the consultation day after all. Then I thought yes, if there are appointments left, why not? So I came. How did your appointment go on the consultation day? I enjoyed the consultation very much. It was nice to have someone really look into my problem. So far I’ve been to see a doctor and a physiotherapist. But nobody knew what was wrong and whether I was faking it. Whenever I stand for a long time, it really starts to bother me. It’s hard for me to walk downhill or climb stairs. I was taken seriously during the consultation and given very good advice. Why would you recommend the consultation day to others? As I already said, I felt as if I was taken very seriously and they treat you as a whole person. They don’t try to talk you into anything and you don’t feel pressured into buying shoes. Of course I did, but I will be needing new shoes again soon. My old shoes are really old. The overall service is really good, in my opinion.

Rosmarie Muther client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

Anneliese Paganini client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

What are your symptoms and how can kyBoot help you? My Achilles tendons have been inflamed for six to seven months. I was in physiotherapy and tried a number of things. Nothing worked. I have been wearing kyBoot shoes for one month and I have the feeling that things have improved. The pain is less severe and the swelling has gone down. It’s better now. How did you find out about the consultation day? I came to the shop around four weeks ago because of my Achilles tendinitis. I had already heard about it and it had been recommended to me. Then someone spoke to me about it in the shop and I thought it was a good idea. How does it feel to wear kyBoot shoes? They feel soft, like walking on air. They automatically stretch the tendons. If you walk over rocks in the forest, they cushion your steps. They are very comfortable.

Anneliese Paganini client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

Johann Brülisauer from Switzerland

I definitely have more zest for life with these shoes. I feel better in the world.

Johann Brülisauer from Switzerland

Hermann Baur from Switzerland

So, right now I’m actually alone at this BEA. For this event, I have to spend ten days in a row on my feet nearly all day. I don’t spend that much time standing at work, so I’m not used to it at all. That’s why, in the past, I always experienced leg pain at trade fairs like this. I don’t anymore, though.

Hermann Baur from Switzerland

Turi Reber accordionist from Switzerland

I was employed at the post office. I spent almost 50 years working for the post office. I was on the go all the time, and my feet suffered from it. I had to have a foot operation, and from there on out it got worse and worse. Thanks to the kyBoot, I can now walk again without pain.

Turi Reber accordionist from Switzerland

Hansruedi Widmer from Switzerland

The best way to describe them is to imagine what it is like to walk on moss. There is a nice rolling motion, even when playing fast sport, which is very pleasant. At first I wondered if the soft effect would make it difficult to play a fast sport, but that wasn't the case at all.

Hansruedi Widmer from Switzerland

Heidi Frei from Switzerland

I feel it throughout my entire body. I have been able to significantly reduce the spasticity in my shoulder and in my arm. It’s still a little bit stiff, of course. The spasticity caused my arm to be stuck in a rigid position on my chest. That caused a lot of pain and tension in my body, but I don’t have that anymore. I no longer have to put up with it. I feel a lot more relaxed now; my back doesn’t tense up, and I can even raise my arm. The reason all this has happened is because my muscles are relaxed, and I believe that this is down to wearing the kybun shoe. This shoe has made all this possible.

Heidi Frei from Switzerland

Urs Gerber, owner Holzofe Grabebeck Winterthur, Switzerland

I put them on, thought they were great and wanted to get this type of shoe. At first I thought they were expensive, as I never usually buy shoes that cost this much – maybe my wife would. But it was well worth it in the end and I have bought three or four pairs since.

Urs Gerber, owner Holzofe Grabebeck Winterthur, Switzerland

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

Initially, a doctor told me I needed orthopaedic insoles. I had always resisted the idea and in the end I decided to try out kyBoot shoes. I needed new shoes for the office anyway, so I made the most of the opportunity. I went to the kybun factory in Sennwald and bought a pair.

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

You always have to work a bit with your body. That means that you’re always moving and I think that is what keeps your body fit. Which, at the end of the day, contributes to a healthy posture.

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

Customer from Zurich, Switzerland

We’re at the kybun booth, and you’ve had a kyBoot for some time now. That’s right, and I’m really very pleased with the shoes. I needed them as orthopaedic shoes. They were very good for rehabilitation training, as I have a foot injury. And you feel better now? I can actually walk a lot better now. Though I occasionally change back into conventional shoes. It simply feels very pleasant to walk in the kyBoot. Thank you!

Customer from Zurich, Switzerland

Rebecca Bänziger, baker-confectioner and saleswoman Winterthur, Switzerland

I stand more upright and because you have to maintain your balance, my musculature has also improved.

Rebecca Bänziger, baker-confectioner and saleswoman Winterthur, Switzerland

Annina Dietsche from Rüthi, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Whether I’m at work or at home, the kyBoot is the perfect shoe for long walks or long periods of time standing on hard surfaces, thanks to its springy, elastic sole. Thanks to this shoe, my legs don’t feel heavy, and my posture has improved. That lets me actively prevent potential joint pain. “Whether I’m at work or at home, the kyBoot is the perfect shoe for long walks or long periods of time standing on hard surfaces, thanks to its springy, elastic sole. Thanks to this shoe, my legs don’t feel heavy, and my posture has improved. That lets me actively prevent potential joint pain.”

Annina Dietsche from Rüthi, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Customer from Zurich, Switzerland

I had pain in my hips and kidneys. So I considered what I could do about it. I won’t go to the doctor, as he only prescribes me drugs. Then, it occurred to me that I already have shoes like these. I tried them out and within three days, the pain was gone. It really is true.

Customer from Zurich, Switzerland

Christian Tobler from Switzerland

Why do you wear shoes like that? They’re special shoes. Yes, they’re called kyBoot. They’re air-cushioned and wonderful. After walking a long distance barefoot on the beach, I ended up with a heel spur. That means a tear in the heel bone. I could no longer walk properly for months. Then I discovered the kyBoot and was able to try the shoes out. Lo and behold, all is well again. Since then, I always wear the kyBoot – in the mountains and elsewhere.

Christian Tobler from Switzerland

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

Yes, to begin with I was a bit shocked by the price. But then when the pain is gone, it puts the price into perspective. After all, a doctor’s appointment costs about the same.

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

Patrick Steimann chef Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Schweiz

I used to be a seasonal worker and I regularly had to change my shoes once the season was over because the chemicals used in the water, the cleaning water I mean, totally ruined my shoes. I don’t have to do that anymore. I’ve actually had the shoes I’m wearing right now for a year and they still look brand new. That was very impressive.

Patrick Steimann chef Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Schweiz

Tatjana Stiffler Swiss cross-country skiing

The kyBoot shoe is still important to my life as a professional athlete. I mainly wear it day-to-day, that is, between my training sessions when I am walking around my flat or if I know that I will have to stand somewhere for a long time. I have definitely noticed than my foot muscles have become a lot stronger on both sides. The shoe is just so comfy to wear; it is almost like walking around on cloud when I wear my kyBoot shoes. I would like to say a huge thank you to kybun for the amazing support and for all their help! I can wholeheartedly recommend the kyBoot to anyone, no matter whether you are an athlete or just want an everyday shoe. You will definitely notice the difference!

Tatjana Stiffler Swiss cross-country skiing

Nelly A. M. from Mönchaltorf, Switzerland

I can still walk upright with support from the kyBoot. Yesterday, I was walking with my brother-in-law around the Lenzerheide mountain resort in Switzerland. We went from the Rothorn middle station to the waterfall and from there back down to Lenzerheide over many different terrains. It was an exhausting hike. I was perfectly equipped with my kyBoot hiking boot in orange. It really cushions every step. I am 72 years old, and I have had several serious accidents since 2011. That is why I am doubly grateful that you have produced such fantastic Swiss-made shoes! This is also important for me! Stay true to your culture. I will recommend your products to everyone.

Nelly A. M. from Mönchaltorf, Switzerland

Samuel Schilt technical building manager at the Centre for Medical Training in Bern, Switzerland

Before he switched to the kyBoot, his legs would be tired from working on hard surfaces. Now it’s like walking on clouds. I have to say it’s a great feeling.

Samuel Schilt technical building manager at the Centre for Medical Training in Bern, Switzerland

Hansruedi Siegrist from Switzerland

The advantage is that I experience far less pain. In normal hiking shoes, which don’t cushion your feet, my right knee always hurt. That stopped with the kyBoot. While wearing it, I only experienced a very small amount of pain after I had been walking for a very long distance. With normal shoes, I would never have been able to do that. That’s really the advantage of wearing the kyBoot.

Hansruedi Siegrist from Switzerland

Karin Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

Everyone likes having them on. They really love to wear them. Everyone mentions how comfortable they are. Especially for the first few days, we kept saying: Wow, these shoes are so soft!

Karin Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

Alex Zenhäusern telematics specialist at Elektro Frei Rheintal AG, Switzerland

It’s definitely better to work standing up in the afternoon or after eating. When you get to stand on such a nice and comfortable surface, then it’s pleasant to work in the afternoon.

Alex Zenhäusern telematics specialist at Elektro Frei Rheintal AG, Switzerland

Marco Sessa from Switzerland

The real benefit for me is that I’m comfortable when walking and have a lightness to my step. I don’t have a limp despite two surgically repaired hips, and my feet don’t sweat and are never tired. My feet are moving, I feel good and I stand up straight. I no longer hunch over, and my back pain is gone. The kyBoot is everything I had hoped for from a custom shoe.

Marco Sessa from Switzerland

Romeo Botta, Physiotherapist at CTPLAN

Für uns Physiotherapeuten ist der kyBoot insofern gut, weil er eine permanente Instabilität erzeugt. Innerhalb von den Therapiesitzungen aber vor allem auch zu Hause beim Heimprogramm sehr gut einsetzen. Instabilität heisst, dass die Muskulatur permanent arbeiten muss und so haben wir eine dauernde Arbeit von den Fussstabilisierenden Muskulatur was wiederum eine bessere Stabilität bewirkt.

Romeo Botta, Physiotherapist at CTPLAN

Judith Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

I used to have back problems. I feel like wearing this shoe reduces them. And I feel simply great.

Judith Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

Daniel Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

Wearing the shoes makes work a better, more comfortable experience. I can stand up for longer without any problems.

Daniel Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

Kurt Zemp from Switzerland

I used to have back problems, but since I got these shoes, things really have improved. You feel as though you are less stable, but it actually makes your body much more stable. I’ve noticed the difference and I’m very happy with the shoes.

Kurt Zemp from Switzerland

Esther Unternährer from Switzerland

The first time I put them on, I felt like I was walking on a spring. It’s a great feeling, a sort of seesaw motion!

Esther Unternährer from Switzerland

Stefan Suter from Switzerland

I think this shoe is great for sporty people like us.

Stefan Suter from Switzerland

Thomas Bumann from Switzerland

It felt good from the very first step. You feel lighter on your feet; it’s a new sensation. I am thrilled with the shoes.

Thomas Bumann from Switzerland

Edwin Barmet from Switzerland

I had tried MBT shoes previously and I wasn’t too happy with them. But with kyBoot shoes, it’s a great sensation. The main change is the way you stand, which becomes looser and more comfortable, like standing on clay soil.

Edwin Barmet from Switzerland

Christine Muchenberger from Switzerland

For 20 years, all my shoes have had to be two centimetres higher. Then I was straight again and walking was so much easier because it was soft now instead of hard. I then had to find out whether this would even be possible with these shoes. Whether this elevation could actually be done with the material. I got my answer and they made it in the factory with the two centimetre height increase – and it’s great.

Christine Muchenberger from Switzerland

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

This shoe can’t cure my illness, but the shoes have reduced my pain levels to 25–50 per cent of what they were previously. That means I can leave the house again, I can go to the thermal baths, and I can go swimming.

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

You always think that you have to train your legs but for me, that’s less important. I train my legs anyway as I move around a lot. Here, I train my core and focus more on my upper arms and hands. Swinging your arms is at least just as important as the correct leg rhythm. Swinging your arms essentially ensures balance and stimulates your core. If you don’t get this right, then you aren’t training correctly.

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

Mr. and Mrs. Düby from Switzerland

How did you find out about the World of walk-on-air? I came on a daytrip with the Chrischona church in Amriswil/Romanshorn/Arbon.
How does it feel to wear kyBoot shoes?
Fantastic, it’s like walking on clouds. It’s very pleasant.
Would you recommend the product to others?
Absolutely, I would definitely recommend it!

Mr. and Mrs. Düby from Switzerland

Annaroa Sterzenegger from Switzerland

How did you find out about the World of walk-on-air? I came on a daytrip with the Chrischona church in Amriswil/Romanshorn/Arbon.
How does it feel to wear kyBoot shoes?
Fantastic, it’s like walking on clouds. It’s very pleasant.
Would you recommend the product to others?
Absolutely, I would definitely recommend it!

Annaroa Sterzenegger from Switzerland

Elisabeth Bolleter from Cham, Germany

I have bunions on both feet that cause me a great deal of pain, and because of which I’ve had to wear insoles in my shoes for years. The pain came back, though, so I thought I’d try out this air-cushion shoe that I saw ads for. And look: Ever since I started wearing the kyBoot, I can once again enjoy painless short hikes, and nearly painless longer ones. I also wear the shoe as often as possible during the day, since it tires out my feet less. Because of that, I can still wear ‘normal’ shoes every now and then if I’m going out – and that’s important for me as a woman. I’ve been wearing the kyBoot for a number of years now. 

Elisabeth Bolleter from Cham, Germany

Rosalba Jäggi from Switzerland

I have to regain a lot of strength. It’ll take time, and I have to give myself that time. Wearing these shoes gives me confidence, because I notice that I can move again. That helps me trust my body again. I’m now getting feedback again from my body that I’m doing well. I want to do it, and I’ll give myself as much time as I need to get better.

Rosalba Jäggi from Switzerland

Andi Schmal from Switzerland

You really float in these shoes. Now, in the evening, you naturally feel tired, and I think this benefit is something that everyone has felt when putting on these shoes in the evening compared to the old shoes they had been wearing during the day.

Andi Schmal from Switzerland

Andreas Bischof from Switzerland

It helps a lot, as we have seen in recent years in rehabilitation with physiotherapy, and as Simon Storm explained. It also does a great deal in terms of prevention and treatment for worn-out joints. So I find it areally good idea, one which certainly has a future, and which has already been confirmed and no longer has to prove itself.

Andreas Bischof from Switzerland

Armin Würth from Switzerland

It was an impressive experience here in Sennwald. The production here was what impressed me the most. I also found it fascinating that this is a workplace based in Switzerland.

Armin Würth from Switzerland

Dominik Hundsbichler from Switzerland

Yes, the tour was perfect. Very well organised, and the individual stands really gave an insight into the product. I was impressed by the product.

Dominik Hundsbichler from Switzerland

Gabi Staub from Switzerland

I find it really good, and it’s an excellent idea that we get to try on these shoes. Especially when you’venever experienced it before. It gives you an opportunity that you might otherwise be a bit hesitant to take up. When you go to a shoe shop, you might not try on shoes like this. Yes, I find it great that we get the opportunity to wear these shoes here for a while.

Gabi Staub from Switzerland

Hugo Keller from Switzerland

They are very comfortable and it feels like walking on air, I must admit. I feel great and I will be keeping them if they are available.

Hugo Keller from Switzerland

Michael Krüsi from Switzerland

It is sensational, it gives you a great feeling. It makes you feel so much better. Everything Mr Müller said is true: you’ve got to rock and move about a bit. You don’t feel any pain and I absolutely approve.

Michael Krüsi from Switzerland

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

When you’re standing, you have to be more active; if you’re sitting in a comfortable seat, you tend to feel a bit tired instead.

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

Peter Zwahlen from Switzerland

They even let me take the shoes home with me for a week. And that convinced me. One week later, I bought the shoes.

Peter Zwahlen from Switzerland

Duc Huynh from Interlaken, Switzerland

I had a serious Achilles tendon operation more than a year and a half ago, and they also had to operate on the muscle. Afterwards I didn’t have any feeling in the ankle joint and I was unable to roll the foot over properly. So I needed a shoe that handles the rollover function. The MBT does that, which is why I had the MBT in the first place. The advantage of the kyBoot is that it not only helps me with the rollover function, but it’s very soft as well. This helped me tremendously in dealing with everyday life.

Duc Huynh from Interlaken, Switzerland

Judith Brunschwiler from Switzerland

I already knew about the predecessor MBT shoes and found out about the new style from my colleagues. I was impressed right from the start. I love the feeling of walking on sand or clay. You can experience this feeling in nature, but wearing shoes that give you the feeling all day long is simply amazing.

Judith Brunschwiler from Switzerland

Event Guggerbach Old Folks' Center, Davos

The biggest surprise is their softness. And they adapt perfectly to your feet. So far l'm delighted.

Event Guggerbach Old Folks' Center, Davos

Oliver Künzle from St. Gallen, Switzerland

The first attempts to develop MBT shoes were clunky and heavy. They’re more stylish now and there are a lot of styles on offer in Roggwil, where I bought mine. They also look quite sporty. I like the shoes and they’re constantly being improved.

Oliver Künzle from St. Gallen, Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

One benefit that I’ve come across is that when I step awkwardly on uneven ground the kyBoot sole absorbs the impact. You don’t go over on your ankle like you definitely would with a conventional, hard sole. Instead, unevenness under foot such as a stone or tree root is simply absorbed or taken in by the sole and I can walk over it as if there were nothing on the ground.

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Heide Hanselmann, Senior Civil Servant, Head of the Health Department of the Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland

The World of walk-on-air impressively demonstrates that even simple measures can have a positive impact on health. The tour through the experience provided us with background information, gave us food for thought and showed us how movement affects health and quality of life. We would like to thank you for your contributions towards promoting health and hope that you continue to receive many interested visitors to the World of walk-on-air.

Heide Hanselmann, Senior Civil Servant, Head of the Health Department of the Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Sandra Haffa employee Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

It’s very soft, like cotton or a cloud. It’s very comfortable. I started by trying out the hiking shoe, and it was like wearing a slipper. I’ve never – or very seldom – found a shoe as comfortable as this one. It’s also comfortable to walk in – your foot just rolls a different way. It’s just really comfortable.

Sandra Haffa employee Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

Oliver Martin owner Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

For me, the main difference lies in how I feel when I’ve been standing for a long time. I spend a lot of time at markets and trade fairs, which means long days on my feet. I rely on the fact that I have a shoe that helps me keep from tiring out too quickly. Here in the shop, we’ve also set up a lot of our workstations with standing desks. I also appreciate that I have a good shoe to wear when I’m standing and working here.

Oliver Martin owner Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

We use similar products at the sports hall to encourage muscle stability. But I have to say, we haven’t had anything like this before. Either they were too wobbly or they didn’t make any real difference. I think this mat could really be a good surface for us to try out at our sports hall.

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland

A customer recently approached me about the shoe I was wearing and asked whether it is easy to wear. He was experiencing a similar kind of pain as the pain I felt in the past. So I told him: The shoes are simply great! He then went onto purchase a pair for himself and is very satisfied.

Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland

Hans Studer, President of Lake Constance Sales Association, Switzerland

I would like to thank you, on behalf of the visitors at kybun yesterday, for organising such an excellent event and for the extremely interesting and competent tour. I have only received high praise for the event from everyone who participated. You showed us how such unusual, modern products can bring success only with special effort. The walking course is among the very best sales aids that I have ever seen. I am very pleased that you are able to showcase your product with such a great sales aid. Congratulations!

Hans Studer, President of Lake Constance Sales Association, Switzerland

Ursula Buehrer from Switzerland

It was an eventful, educational and exciting afternoon with you at the World of walk-on-air. It was incredibly interesting to learn so many new things, and your support was helpful and wonderful through and through. You were so patient, and we were able to try out our shoes in such a relaxed manner. The afternoon was particularly valuable for my neighbour, because she didn’t yet know much about the shoes and had previously only tried on my slippers for a few days. I was also able to learn a lot of new things that I didn’t know before. Please keep up the good work! The combination of excellent offers and friendly, competent advice is just excellent. I will excitedly recommend the World of walk-on-air to others, and who knows, I may come back for another visit with other friends who are interested!

Ursula Buehrer from Switzerland

Caroline Winter from Switzerland

I can use the kyBounder in my everyday life. For example, when I am ironing, like I am now. This is something I need to do anyway and cannot avoid. I just lay down the kyBounder and kill two birds with one stone, as the saying goes. I can iron and exercise at the same time.

Caroline Winter from Switzerland

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

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.

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

Haeme Ulrich, speaker and trainer from Switzerland

There are two reasons for this. First, they are very comfortable. And second, they involve a lot of movement. These factors are important for me, since, as an office person, I don’t have many opportunities to be active.

Haeme Ulrich, speaker and trainer from Switzerland

Dominik Engeli, druggist from Weinfelden, Switzerland

I have been a huge fan of the kyBoot shoe for six years! As a pharmacist, I need to spend the majority of my time at work standing on my feet. Fortunately, the kyBoot allows me to do this without feeling any pain in my feet and keeps me from having tired legs even after a challenging day! 

Dominik Engeli, druggist from Weinfelden, Switzerland

Kurt Inderbitzin from Switzerland

While watching an ice hockey game from the standing terraces in December 2013 (not wearing kyBoot shoes!), I injured myself and ended up with a slipped disc. By consistently wearing kyBoot shoes, doing exercises on the kyBounder and so on, the effects of the slipped disc diminished progressively. As a result, most of my day-to-day life is now pain free.

Kurt Inderbitzin from Switzerland

Carlo Bachmann from Switzerland

When I go shopping, for example the floors are hard and my feet get tired quickly. That makes my foot hard to control. Wearing these shoes, I can walk without the constant impact on my foot.

Carlo Bachmann from Switzerland

Samuel Schilt technical building manager at the Centre for Medical Training in Bern, Switzerland

I tried low-cost shoes for quite some time, but they just didn’t do the job. Having a good pair of shoes is well worth the investment – and I’ve found the best ones available anywhere.

Samuel Schilt technical building manager at the Centre for Medical Training in Bern, Switzerland

Josef Städler glassblower from Switzerland

I have back problems. It would be a struggle if I had to sit down all day or stand all day. This way, I can do a bit of both, which suits me better.

Josef Städler glassblower from Switzerland

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

I had an operation on my inner knee joint in January 2014. I realised afterwards that walking in this shoe is extremely good for me. I no longer felt the impact of the ground. I felt like walking in the kyBoot was very beneficial for my health after the operation.

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

Roger Christen from Switzerland

I could walk normally again from the first day onwards. It feels completely normal to walk again, and that’s what’s most important to me. I need to be able to move around freely, and I’ve been able to do so since the very first day. I was so excited to get started, and I’m still absolutely delighted. You can do it all from the very first day.

Roger Christen from Switzerland

Liz Tödtli from Switzerland

I definitely have a sense of cushioning. When you’re pregnant, you really do have the feeling that everything is becoming soft and expanding and the kyBoot really does offer cushioning for when you’re walking and standing. I never have swollen legs or feet. I feel fit. Now, I feel secure when I know that I’ll be walking a long distance by foot. I know that I’ll be able to do it.

Liz Tödtli from Switzerland

Remo Pedron from Switzerland

Ever since I started wearing kyBoot shoes, I can stand and walk again. I particularly appreciate the fact that I no longer feel pain when I’m in bed.

Remo Pedron from Switzerland

Caroline Winter from Switzerland

I always make sure to stand on the kyBounder while I iron and consciously shift my weight to my right side, where I experience issues. That’s made things a lot better.

Caroline Winter from Switzerland

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

A special feature of the kybun treadmill is that it simulates an uneven, soft, sand-like terrain. This is one element which I just can’t reproduce in training.

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

Lussia Zäch from Switzerland

I would never ever give the shoes away. Even if you fought me for them you still wouldn’t get them.

Lussia Zäch from Switzerland

Nicola Phillip from Switzerland

I felt quite free as a result of this movement. I often find myself shifting the weight of my body from one leg to the other. So today I tried to make sure that I was distributing my weight evenly onto both legs and feet at the same time. This was very comfortable.

Nicola Phillip from Switzerland

Nathalie Signer from Switzerland

It feels very comfortable right away. The mat makes it far easier to stay standing. At some point, I found myself feeling tired and needed to move my legs to make it easier to stay standing and not need to sit down again. Soon afterwards, I felt comfortable again.

Nathalie Signer from Switzerland

Leandra Kissling from Switzerland

It was great to try something new, since I often have back pain when I sit for a long time, and my eyes begin to close when I am particularly tired. You are constantly in motion when you are standing on the mat, which makes you feel active and keeps you more awake. It leaves a tingling sensation afterwards – I feel like I’ve just received a foot massage. I think it’s great.

Leandra Kissling from Switzerland

Priscilla Werner from Switzerland

It is exciting. The mat makes you feel like you are standing in a forest. You need to keep moving, because you are constantly compensating for the variations within the surface.

Priscilla Werner from Switzerland

Ursi Rieder from Switzerland

It’s a very comfortable feeling, since I am used to standing a lot anyway. I have a standing desk at the office where I work so I find it very important to be able to move. It simply makes me feel good to be moving not only when I’m at work but also in my daily life in general.

Ursi Rieder from Switzerland

Wilfried Franz from Berlin, Germany

I’ve been wearing the kyBoot for over two years now, for two reasons. Firstly, it got rid of my knee problems, and secondly, because this air-cushion shoe has given me a whole new lease on life. It lets me walk without pain.

Wilfried Franz from Berlin, 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.

Nina Zimmermann from Germany

Matthias Schmid, Entrepreneur from Goldach, Switzerland

That being said, back pain relief is not the only reason I love the kyBoot. I also find walking in the kyBoot to be more refreshing. It just makes me feel good – plain and simple.

Matthias Schmid, Entrepreneur from Goldach, 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.

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

Liz Tödtli from Switzerland

They’re really comfortable. You hardly notice the hard ground. It’s like floating. I feel like I’m walking on clouds.

Liz Tödtli from Switzerland

Michael Knus, pupil from Switzerland

It’s more easy-going because you can relax your back and the mats are very comfortable. It’s comfortable to work this way.

Michael Knus, pupil from Switzerland

Bänz Fiechter from Switzerland

I think these shoes will impress anyone, even if you prefer the couch!

Bänz Fiechter from Switzerland

Lydia Zurfluh from Switzerland

I think kybun and God have healed me –  or maybe I should say God and kybun.

Lydia Zurfluh from Switzerland

Louis Engler from Switzerland

I would never have thought that a pair of shoes could have this effect. But they really do, and I would recommend them to anybody, especially older people who have difficulty walking. Buy yourself a pair.

Louis Engler from Switzerland

Johann Brülisauer from Switzerland

I feel it does my body good to be constantly moving. There’s no more stiffness, and I’ve the feeling that it is gradually going. I think it’s great that I can stand during the day with these shoes.

Johann Brülisauer from Switzerland

René Meier from Switzerland

I felt very safe wearing these shoes. They had a very steady grip on the rocks, even when I was going downhill, allowing me to descend without slipping at all.

René Meier from Switzerland

Duc Huynh from Thun, Switzerland

That is an indescribable experience. It feels as though you are weightless. So fine and soft. It really feels as if you’re not wearing anything on your feet, the way a shoe should be.

Duc Huynh from Thun, Switzerland

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

I’m almost completely pain-free now. I have better circulation, particularly in my legs. I no longer get cramps in my calves and leg muscles. Like I said earlier, I can walk without any problems.

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

Tobias Sturzenegger, Switzerland

I got a heel spur about six months ago. At first, my mum gave me some soothing creams after the matches, but none of it helped. I put on my mum’s kyBoot shoes just for fun. Then I wore the shoes at a match and it became a lot better.

Tobias Sturzenegger, Switzerland

Ursula Langel from Thun, Switzerland

I’ve noticed that I am steadier on my feet. I can walk better on different surfaces and above all else, my back is much better. I can stand up straight again and move more steadily. The shoes have improved my entire back and obviously my back muscles as well. I would say now that it’s OK again.

Ursula Langel from Thun, Switzerland

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

I would recommend it to virtually anybody who has the same complaints that we had. A lot of people suffer from them, and they really wouldn’t have to if they just opted for a shoe that naturally fitted their body, and only wore that. You can prevent a lot of pain and other ailments that you wouldn’t be able to do anything about otherwise. You don’t always have to wear the shoe, but make sure that the entire foot mechanism is really put to good use, because wearing the standard shoes on the market nowadays makes it almost impossible for the foot to move naturally. That will only happen if you wear these shoes, and that’s when you’ll find out what you’ve been missing out on.

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

Judith Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

I feel much less tired, so it makes things a lot easier in the evenings, and my feet don’t ache as much. In fact they hardly ever ache any more.

Judith Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

Samuel Schilt, technical building manager at the Centre for Medical Training in Bern, Switzerland

It’s like walking on air-filled balls. One teeters from one side to the other. But it’s really comfortable from the moment you put it on. When I used to go up or down the stairs, I felt every step and every time my foot hit the ground. Now, I don’t feel a thing. The cushioning is simply fantastic.

Samuel Schilt, technical building manager at the Centre for Medical Training in Bern, Switzerland

Paul Hoffmann from Switzerland

The benefit of the shoe is that it absorbs the impact incurred when walking around, which, in turn, relieves the hip and knee joints as well as the heels.

Paul Hoffmann from Switzerland

Arnold Graf from Rheintal, Switzerland

I bought these a while ago because I was told they are good for your muscles. I didn’t know that they are also good for the joints.

Arnold Graf from Rheintal, Switzerland

Lydia Zurfluh from Uetendorf, Switzerland

When I’m working on my feet, I can automatically keep my balance. It is comfortable, soft, elastic – and good, simply very good.

Lydia Zurfluh from Uetendorf, Switzerland

Christine Weisskirchen from Thun, Switzerland

The staff in Thun provided excellent advice and made me aware that I could experience dizziness and other symptoms. It wasn’t so bad though and I’m really delighted with these shoes.

Christine Weisskirchen from Thun, Switzerland

Duc Huynh from Interlaken, Switzerland

At first I mainly wore the kyBoot at work because I am on my feet a lot. By now I wear the kyBoot any chance I get. I even use them as slippers at home, in my spare time, I even have the new trainers that have come out. So it really goes far beyond just work.

Duc Huynh from Interlaken, Switzerland

Heidi Sommer from Bern, Switzerland

My daughter was aware of the shoes and said I should go to the Zurich Oberland region and try on a pair. I wasn’t that keen because I didn’t think they would work. When I had to go to hospital because of my foot problem, she told me about  the shoes there, too. Then she said she’d have a look and see if they had kyBoot shoes in Bern, too. She said the shop was really close by and we should drop in. We asked if I could try on a pair and  I was given a lovely pair of red shoes. I slipped them on and my knee pain completely disappeared.

Heidi Sommer from Bern, Switzerland

Ursula Langel from Thun, Switzerland

The benefit of not having to go to therapy, but having the therapeutic shoes on my feet every day is obviously the time factor. It means I don’t have to get the car out and drive into town for the therapy session or have to walk to the bus stop, as the case may be. It saves me an unbelievable amount of time.

Ursula Langel from Thun, Switzerland

Sandra Haffa employee Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

I was wearing the hiking shoe while cleaning. I had the shoe on the whole time standing in water. It still hasn’t dried up out there. Before I knew about kybun, I wore regular shoes to clean. I had to switch them out each season. The sole would always detach from the shoe. The kyBoot is waterproof, so, of course, I treated it like you’d treat any shoe. It kept my feet warm and dry, even far into autumn and winter. It’s still all in one piece, three years down the line.

Sandra Haffa employee Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

Margrit Keller from Bassersdorf, Switzerland

After taking just a few steps in the kyBoot, my initial scepticism completely vanished. Walking in this shoe feels like striding across a mossy forest floor. I knew right away that I had to have it! It was love at first sight – or rather, love at first step!

Margrit Keller from Bassersdorf, Switzerland

Andy Martin, construction supervisor from Sennhof, Switzerland

I would never have imagined that there was a product better than the MBT, so discovering kyBoot shoes was a pleasant surprise. Since I work as a road construction supervisor, I need shoes that have a dynamic appearance while being appropriate for meetings. I have found the perfect model that meets these requirements, and I am extremely pleased. I couldn’t be happier with my kyBoot shoes.

Andy Martin, construction supervisor from Sennhof, Switzerland

Hansruedi Widmer from Switzerland

Anyone who would like to have that soft feeling when they walk, people who need to take care of their joints and anyone who has hip, knee or back problems. I highly recommend trying out these shoes.

Hansruedi Widmer from Switzerland

Sherin E. Weitnauer, Life guard from Switzerland

As a lifeguard, I walk on tiled floors for eight hours each day. The air-cushion shoes are the perfect solution for this. I also really enjoy wearing the shoes when I am not at work.

Sherin E. Weitnauer, Life guard from Switzerland

Rainer Hardegger from Switzerland

I have been wearing kyBoot shoes ever since they came on the market and I am very impressed.

Rainer Hardegger from Switzerland

Regula Stricker from Switzerland

Wearing kyBoot shoes trains your body in a fundamental way in your daily life without you even noticing. It improves your posture, helps you keep upright when you walk, trains your pelvic floor muscles and allows you to exude confidence with your body.

Regula Stricker from Switzerland

Helen Hardegger from Switzerland

I like to wear kyBoot shoes when I go for a walk in the forest. The shoes have a springy feel to them and they benefit my back.

Helen Hardegger from Switzerland

Eugen Jud, Chemist from Switzerland

I wear the kyBoot shoes all day. The floor suddenly feels extremely hard whenever I switch to wearing regular shoes. I don’t feel any pain in my feet or legs or feel tired when I come home in the evening since I am standing all day at work.

Eugen Jud, Chemist from Switzerland

Tamara Langel, Dancer from Switzerland

I train my body as a dancer wearing kyBoot shoes. I have extremely strong feet and my body tension has improved considerably.

Tamara Langel, Dancer from Switzerland

David Reichmuth, Chemist from Switzerland

I can’t imagine going to a trade fair without kyBoot shoes anymore. I always feel fit and active in the evening after my day at work instead of having heavy legs and back pain.

David Reichmuth, Chemist from Switzerland

Ivan Bucher, Mister Universum Athletic 2011, Kerns, Switzerland

Doing targeted exercises on the kyBounder allowed me to regain stability in my knee after I had an operation on my cruciate ligament.

  • 2012 WFF Universe 2012: First place in the mixed pair category
  • 2012 W.A.B.B.A. World Champion 2012: First place in the mixed pair category
  • 2012 W.A.B.B.A. Swiss Champion 2012: First place
  • 2011 WFF Universe 2011: First place in ‘Athletic over 35’ category and overall winner in the athletic category
  • 2010 Fitness World Championships: Vice World Champion in the mixed pair category and sixth place in the solo category
  • 2009 WFF Universe 2009: Fourth place
  • 2008 World Champion in strength, endurance and flexibility (Strenflex)
  • 2008 World Fitness Championships: Vice World Champion in the solo and mixed pair categories
  • 2007 World Fitness Championships: World Champion in the mixed pair category
  • 2006 Strenflex World Fitness Champion and European Fitness Champion
  • 2003 Strenflex World Fitness Champion
  • 1999 International Mr. Fitness winner in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Swiss gymnast, many-time artistic gymnastics champion in the canton of Obwalden

Ivan Bucher, Mister Universum Athletic 2011, Kerns, Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Last autumn after a half-marathon I developed severe muscle stiffness and also tendonitis. I was in quite a lot of pain when I walked. The amount of pain was significantly reduced and that’s largely down to the kyBoot. If I ever had to wear normal shoes it was very uncomfortable. I was desperate for my kyBoot shoes. You really have to try them out and feel it for yourself to know what I’m talking about. It never ceases to amaze me how you can offset and reduce pain in the musculoskeletal system.

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Hansruedi Siegrist from Switzerland

It works well in the snow, too, and I never slipped. Apparently the profile holds up pretty well.

Hansruedi Siegrist from Switzerland

Samuel Schilt technical building manager at the Centre for Medical Training in Bern, Switzerland

I never quite knew what I was looking for to fix the problem. I’m really happy to have discovered the kyBoot. Everything’s been great since I got it.

Samuel Schilt technical building manager at the Centre for Medical Training in Bern, Switzerland

Rosalba Jäggi from Switzerland

I sense that my foot, even when it doesn’t work so well anymore, wants to sense what’s on the ground. A stiff sole doesn’t convey that information. Because this information was lacking, I would sometimes fall. With these shoes, I have a good sense of the ground. My foot is always trying to do exactly that, even if it no longer can. It wants to achieve balance, and now it can with the support of this sole, and that’s amazing. For me, it’s a different quality of life. It gives me hope for myself again and the confidence to move around.

Rosalba Jäggi from Switzerland

Thomas Bumann from Switzerland

I also wear mine at work because we have standing desks. Wearing these shoes means that I spend much more time on my feet. Standing makes a nice change from sitting down all day at the office. It’s super!

Thomas Bumann from Switzerland

Karin Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

It’s safe to say that these are great shoes for work. They are simply ideal shoes for spending the whole day on your feet. They are fantastic.

Karin Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

Alex Zenhäusern telematics specialist at Elektro Frei Rheintal AG, Switzerland

It makes a big difference, and now I can’t do without it. It’s a lot lighter and softer. You can relax more on the kyBounder.

Alex Zenhäusern telematics specialist at Elektro Frei Rheintal AG, Switzerland

Marco Sessa from Switzerland

I notice that I am very light on my feet and never get tired. I can work the entire day and have no pain when I wake up the next morning. Before I started using the kyBoot, I would experience cramping and had a hard time standing up the next morning. That’s why it’s a real plus to feel good and always have the sensation of floating ever so slightly.

Marco Sessa from Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

The kyBoot has many benefits including those that can be enjoyed by everyone else too – fully sighted or not. The kyBoot is wonderfully soft when walking and it absorbs impacts and vibrations.

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

These shoes are a must for anyone who wants to be very active. I don’t know how I managed without them. Going back to wearing normal shoes would be a huge loss.

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland

I was having recurring problems with the soles of my feet; I would start to feel pain in them after standing for some time. I also often had tired feet. It felt like I was standing on a pillow. I thought to myself, this is definitely good for me. Since then, I have had no more pain in the soles of my feet and my legs don’t get tired. I used to also feel pain in my sciatic nerve, but this pain is now also gone.

Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland

Haeme Ulrich, speaker and trainer from Switzerland

I felt a bit of muscle pain when I first started wearing the shoe. There were certain muscles that I never even knew I had, which were causing some pain. But now I wear this shoe every day. I have several pairs of shoes in my cupboard to choose from, but I always reach for the kyBoot.

Haeme Ulrich, speaker and trainer from Switzerland

Peter Zwahlen from Switzerland

As you can imagine, I am very happy with these shoes. They have alleviated this very problematic complaint of mine. And when I am getting around by foot I walk on uneven surfaces like this meadow and other ones. So it is very bumpy underfoot. I always wear these shoes. I even wear them when I go out. And out on the meadow, or for doing gardening. I always wear these shoes. What used to be a very big problem has been eliminated.

Peter Zwahlen from Switzerland

Josef Städler glassblower from Switzerland

It definitely gives you a more upright posture and it makes you more flexible too. You stand on a soft sole. I like the fact that when I stand, I’m not rigid and motionless, I am moving around.

Josef Städler glassblower from Switzerland

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

Some people might say that the shoes are too expensive. But that really isn’t true. Considering how long they last, I must say I think they are extremely good value and the benefits they bring are priceless.

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

When I think about it the shoe is definitely worth the price. Other, less expensive shoes wear out after a year and, anyways, are not as comfortable to walk in. I believe that this shoe is worth the price ecause you can wear it for such a long time.

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

At that point, I had my doubts. I wondered whether I could even walk in these shoes. The information that I take in from the ground through my feet is really important for me. Because I can’t see the floor or any uneven ground I have to be able to feel what’s under foot through my feet so that I can hold the rest of my body correctly. I was worried that the sole would be too effective and suppress this sensation, preventing me from getting my information from the ground.

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

I’m out and about on foot a lot and I love being active. When I was wearing the kyBoot shoes I thought wow, it also eases the arthritis in my big toe joint. The pain was hugely reduced, almost to the point that it disappeared. That’s when I knew it would be a good idea to have these shoes.

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

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.

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

Michele, you recently started wearing new shoes, kyBoot shoes in fact. What kinds of problems had you previously been having with your feet? I was almost completely unable to walk. I was in severe pain, but I must say it’s been a dream since I started wearing these kyBoot shoes. I can move around normally again and even jump up and down. Of course, you have to get used to them. What kind of a problem did you have?Splayfeet. How long have you been wearing the shoes? I’ve been wearing them for a good three months. I have to say, they are really superb. Are you pain-free now? Yes, I don’t have any pain during the day. When I walk around barefoot in the evenings, my problems come back to haunt me.

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

I’ve already noticed an improvement when I’m out jogging after wearing kyBoot shoes for just one week. I’ve always had knee pain when I was jogging and always had to wear a bandage. After wearing kyBoot shoes for a week, I noticed that my knee wasn’t causing me any pain anymore. It’s great!

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

Oliver Martin owner Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

My feet never freeze when I wear it; even when it’s minus five degrees outside. You just pull on a good pair of socks and waterproof the shoe every now and then. I started waterproofing it on very snowy days. Keeping my feet warm and dry has helped me a lot.

Oliver Martin owner Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

Louis Engler from Switzerland

The shoes are relatively expensive, but they are absolutely worth the money. Considering the quality of the shoes and their ability to help you walk, they are absolutely worth the money.

Louis Engler from Switzerland

Johann Brülisauer from Switzerland

My steps are softened. My knees hurt less; there are no shocks and impact. I definitely won’t be giving the shoes away.

Johann Brülisauer from Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

I was absolutely amazed right from the beginning that it worked and how effective it was. When I step on a stone or uneven ground, I can still feel it despite the absorption in the sole that evens it out.

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

I believe that the kyBoot shoe can absorb the impact of walking, which is exactly what makes it easier to move gently. Personal testimonies show that women benefit from the cushioning effects on their joints not only during their pregnancy but afterwards as well. The kyBoot shoes can also help people who already have problems. For example, people who have had a knee operation or are already experiencing pain in their musculoskeletal system can benefit tremendously from wearing kyBoot shoes.

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

René Meier from Switzerland

Our hiking group often stood round my wife and me admiring the shoes, particularly because of how the sole adapted so well to the surface and how well we were able to walk. They could hardly believe I had a knee operation in January.

René Meier from Switzerland

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

I’m a big fan of these kybun shoes. I’ve suffered from arthritis in my right ankle joint for many years. I’m always on the lookout for good shoes and I’ve been wearing kyBoot shoes for four years, so I’m a huge fan. I recently tried out the hiking shoes. I’ve been walking in them every day for the past two days. I’ve had no pain at all and am absolutely delighted. Being able to hike without any pain in such a beautiful place is just incredible.

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

This is my first time getting out in my kyBoot shoes. I’ve already done a two-and-a-half-hour hike. I feel like I’m walking on moss. It’s fantastic. I have knock knees and haven’t had any problems without insoles. I’m absolutely delighted.

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

Beat Jäger from Thurgau, Switzerland

I think it’s wonderful. It feels like I’m walking on a bed of moss. I’m very happy with these shoes.

Beat Jäger from Thurgau, Switzerland

Wilfried Franz from Berlin, Germany

These shoes make walking much more fun, which is why I take a lot more walks these days.

Wilfried Franz from Berlin, Germany

Dr med. Heinz Lüscher, Vital Substances Medicine, from Herisau, Switzerland

kyBoot shoes facilitate active, healthy movement in everyday life. Whether you are walking or standing, it trains your deep inner muscles, protects your joints and strengthens your muscles. It also relaxes the spine, activates the blood circulation and reduces fatigue.

Dr med. Heinz Lüscher, Vital Substances Medicine, from Herisau, Switzerland

Heidi Sommer from Thun, Switzerland

I truly never thought they would work for me. I was always applying ointment and doing gymnastic exercises. I tried everything, but I was told I couldn’t do a lot and that was it.

Heidi Sommer from Thun, Switzerland

Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland

When I don’t want to stay out very late, I put on a different pair of shoes so I’ll feel pain in my feet after a while and go home earlier. When I want to stay out late, I put on the kyBoot shoe, since it allows me to stay standing through the entire night.

Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland

Peter Zwahlen from Switzerland

Of course I did have my doubts because I couldn’t imagine it. I thought it would be very difficult and wondered if I would be steady on my feet. Would the air all escape at some point? But these were all negative suspicions and none of them turned out to be true.

Peter Zwahlen from Switzerland

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

After four or five hours, you started to feel tired and things started to feel difficult. Even though there were still nearly ten more hours to go! Keeping going until the evening was absolute agony. But really it was all because of my feet.

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

Josef Städler glassblower from Switzerland

I’ll wear them for the rest of my working life and I’ll keep wearing them when I retire. And when I’m outdoors, too. The shoes are very comfortable and I feel great. I also feel lighter.

Josef Städler glassblower from Switzerland

Oliver Martin owner Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

I had always wanted to experience the feeling of walking on air. I also hope that I’ll get to experience the feeling of sleeping on air sometime, too. I was fascinated by this shoe; I wanted to try it on right away. I thought to myself: I’ll test it out now. I stuck with it – it’s been nearly eight years now.

Oliver Martin owner Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

The price tag is by no means cheap but what I can experience and feel in these shoes I haven’t found anywhere else. Either you make the investment and experience the joy of comfortable walking or simply miss out.

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

I wear them at work and use them like slippers at home. I also wear them for hiking, walking and playing sport, too. I wear them for everything.

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

Michael Schöpf from Switzerland

I walk up to 15 kilometres a day and it’s comfortable and enjoyable. These shoes are like training devices for me.

Michael Schöpf from Switzerland

Jenny Schäpper from Switzerland

I never travel without my kyBoot shoes. Honestly, I don’t even take them off on the plane anymore. Whenever I go on a city break, I’m the only one with any energy left in the evenings. :-)

Jenny Schäpper from Switzerland

Janine Schmid from Switzerland

My husband has a pair of kyBoot shoes and I was quite jealous of him because they were so comfortable, particularly the footbed. I often wear kyBoot shoes. When I developed hip problems, I was only barely able to walk a few hundred metres to the supermarket. That all changed when I got these shoes. Now I can go walking again.

Janine Schmid from Switzerland

Oliver Schmid from Switzerland

I’m always on the lookout for comfortable shoes and that’s how I discovered the kyBoot. I’m a teacher and I have to stand a lot in my job, and I was beginning to feel the effects in my back, knees and feet. Walking in kyBoot shoes is very comfortable and pleasant. It’s like a holiday for my feet!

Oliver Schmid from Switzerland

Mägi Schöpf from Switzerland

Walking in these shoes is so comfortable. It’s like walking on a cloud or soft moss.

Mägi Schöpf from Switzerland

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

My hiking friends also wear the kyBoot. For example, a neighbour of mine swears by the kyBoot and has also purchased various models to suit all occasions. She is also very impressed.

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

Dr. Holdener from Switzerland

It was an experiment and we had no scientific proof that it would work. We were surprised to discover that it could improve neurological movement disorders, including MS and Parkinson’s disease. Of course, we also have patients with paralysis caused by a stroke, for example. We let them walk on the soft, springy kyBounder. We saw a clinical improvement in the situation. For example, this means that all of a sudden, patients with Parkinson’s disease require less medication or even none at all. They also no longer experience tremors. We’ve also noticed an improvement in MS patients, but we have definitely seen the greatest improvement in patients with Parkinson’s disease. However, mobility has also improved for patients with paralysis. It is actually a mystery to us how these improvements came about. We just don’t know. We can only assume that the stimulation caused by spatial awareness and in the lower extremities stimulates brain tissue. Certain interactions that were disconnected are suddenly open again. This is typical in Parkinson’s disease. We are continuing our research in this area in order to be able to confirm this with other patients with Parkinson’s disease. We were very surprised that it has an effect and of course, we’re delighted that it’s possible to help these patients.

Dr. Holdener from Switzerland

Haeme Ulrich, speaker and trainer from Switzerland

The kyBoot model that I have is quite eye-catching. It is an athletic shoe. Some young people came up to me recently to tell me that I have a cool pair of shoes. Although they probably had no idea what else the shoe is capable of.

Haeme Ulrich, speaker and trainer from Switzerland

Andi Imhof, two-time Swiss gymnastics champion with the Sempach, Switzerland

 Walking in such a soft shoe gives you a special feeling, and it’s also fun and good for your body.

Andi Imhof, two-time Swiss gymnastics champion with the Sempach, Switzerland

Christina H. F. from Bönigen, Switzerland

I’m seven months pregnant, so it’s no wonder my feet and legs are aching. Wearing my kyBoot boots has relieved the pain. I now have no pain at all and it’s all thanks to the kyBoot.

Christina H. F. from Bönigen, Switzerland

W. P. from Unterseen, Switzerland:

I hesitated for a long time before buying a pair of air-cushioned kyBoot shoes. I usually wear elegant leather shoes. The gentle way you walk in the kyBoot is amazing. I even take three and four-hour hikes and don’t feel any pain in my back, hips, knees or feet. They are fantastic shoes. Congratulations.

W. P. from Unterseen, Switzerland:

Silvie Hugenschmidt, medical masseuse from Basel, Switzerland

I bought my second and third pairs of kyBoot shoes last week and I’m very satisfied. The new styles are much bolder in terms of design. They’re less conservative and boring than the first lines ;-) They’re a pleasure to walk in! I really like that they are mostly made in Switzerland and I hope the employees are receiving a fair wage. I don’t have that much money, but I’m happy to spend what I have on goods produced fairly that will last a long time if treated carefully. I would like to thank you for this ingenious invention! 

Silvie Hugenschmidt, medical masseuse from Basel, Switzerland

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

I feel very safe in these shoes. They’re also comfortable because they’re light. Walking in these shoes is a bit like walking barefoot. I can feel exactly where my foot is placed on the ladder and that makes me feel safe.

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

Pius Simbürger, conductor Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

I feel like my posture is more upright and my walk is more rounded. I no longer feel any shocks and I don’t have back pain in the evenings any more. For me, the air holes are a plus. My feet often get sweaty, but now I always have dry feet thanks to the ventilation.

Pius Simbürger, conductor Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

Florian Bächler, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

Walking is quite hard in normal trainers. With kyBoots, it’s like walking on a soft mat, even with a heavy instrument. They’re incredibly comfortable.

Florian Bächler, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

Anja Bissegger, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

I was sceptical at the beginning and thought I didn’t need shoes like these because I’m still young. But despite that, I think they’re great.

Anja Bissegger, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

Toni Geser from Switzerland

In the beginning, I tried doing exercises in the morning. Sometimes strengthening exercises, stretching exercises or movement exercises. Then I thought of going jogging because that’s something I used to do a lot. But I was unable to incorporate it into my daily routine. It took up too much time. Then I came across kybun and stood on the kyBounder, stood on a soft surface and went walking in kyBoot shoes. That’s when it became possible to incorporate exercise into my daily routine, above all into my daily routine at work. I no longer need to take painkillers. I wouldn’t start taking them now either. There’s no need. I feel like my back is really healthy, and I don’t have any pain. I can lift things and travel between 40,000 and 45,000 kilometres every year. I know this isn’t good for me. I also need to lift a lot at work, but I don’t have any problems anymore.

Toni Geser from Switzerland

Peter Freund from Appenzell, Switzerland

Especially in my wife’s business. They couldn’t understand why I raved about them so much. As hairdressers, they spend a lot of time on their feet, so I told them about kybun. I wasn’t able to convince them to try them out, but that’s not to say they won’t in the future!

Peter Freund from Appenzell, Switzerland

Tobias Sturzenegger, Switzerland

When you stay standing for a long time, for example, it stops your feet from heating up. It feels really great, like walking on clouds.

Tobias Sturzenegger, Switzerland

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

I can’t imagine giving a concert on the kyBounder. You have to of course imagine when you hold the violin up here, the movements that you make result in a certain discomfort. Either for the intonation in your left hand because you only have to shift your finger a tiny bit for it to not be so precise anymore. And also with the slurs during a staccato piece, it naturally creates a certain degree of discomfort. This is at the expense of how precisely you play. But I actually find it a good exercise for practising, because it forces me to improve and then I play better in the concert too.

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

Peter Freund from Appenzell, Switzerland

I wear them pretty much every day, no exaggeration. Even in my spare time, because I find them so comfortable.

Peter Freund from Appenzell, Switzerland

Hermann Bauer from Switzerland

You don’t just stand in place; you’re constantly moving. That trains you up. It loosens you up, too. It's amazing.

Hermann Bauer from Switzerland

Roger Christen from Switzerland

These do come at a price. They’re definitely pretty high-end in terms of cost. But that’s nothing compared to what I had to spend on my health insurance and so on because of my old health problems. I’m happy to pay for these shoes, and I’d recommend them, too. They’re really great.

Roger Christen from Switzerland

F. T. from Jona, Switzerland

I bought my first pair of kyBoot shoes last autumn, as I was still struggling with the consequences of the accident I had in the summer of 2013. The torn muscle fibres in my right calf were very persistent. I underwent six months of physiotherapy and had an ultrasound (showing a 15 cm haematoma between fibres), X-rays and an MRI. After that, I had another round of physio with shockwave therapy. I also received acupuncture treatments and intense massages. Things seemed to be getting better in the short term, but the breakthrough result appeared to be just out of reach. I had severe pain in my right foot every time I stood up, and this mystified my doctors. Why am I experiencing pain in my foot when it was my calf muscles that were damaged? I decided to try out kyBoot shoes in October 2014. The staff members in the shop were friendly and provided very good advice, and I left with a pair of shoes. I’ve been wearing the shoes all day since then, when I’m on the go as well as at the office. I’ve even gone on a few gentle hiking wearing them. Despite the pain and against the advice of my GP, I have continued to take part in my favourite sport – partner dance (mostly disco swing and jive or in other words, the types of dance that involve a lot of movement). Alongside that I’ve been doing weekly strength training and stretching exercises, among other things. My GP organised an appointment for me in the Etzel clinic in the autumn and called in a sports doctor especially to handle my case. I got an appointment for 22 January 2015. However, my pain was gradually decreasing, and when it came to the time of the appointment, I had no pain at all. My GP still advised me to go to the appointment. The doctors at the clinic were amazed. They took X-rays and asked a lot of questions. How is it possible? They could no longer see any symptoms. The two specialists could only agree on the fact that the X-rays no longer showed any abnormalities. One of them thought that a minor insole could counteract the mild inward bend of my foot (why?). The sports medicine specialist believed I had done everything correctly. STAY MOBILE! He praised the work I had put in and my choice of physiotherapy methods (shockwave therapy and acupuncture). He emphasized how he believed that the constant mobilisation relieved the pain in my foot. This is all thanks to my kyBoot shoes. He advised me to continue doing what I have been doing – wearing kyBoot shows, taking part in sport, and dancing. He was firmly against the insoles! The pain was the result of the relieving posture I had been using from the time of my accident, which I continued to use for a long time after the accident. Continuously freely moving my foot allowed me to get out from the pattern I was stuck in almost unnoticed. Well, all I can say is: Thank you so much.

F. T. from Jona, Switzerland

Hansruedi Widmer from Switzerland

I’m always hearing older people saying that they no longer play on hard courts. It’s just too hard and you need to compensate a lot as a result.

Hansruedi Widmer from Switzerland

Louis Engler from Switzerland

Before I bought these shoes, I had to walk with a cane. I could only walk for about half an hour, no more. Since I’ve had these shoes, I can walk for over an hour at a time and I don’t need a cane anymore.

Louis Engler from Switzerland

Johann Brülisauer from Switzerland

Thanks to these shoes, I can jump again and leap down the stairs, so to speak, rather than groping my way down.

Johann Brülisauer from Switzerland

Beat Jäger from Thurgau, Switzerland

Since I got these kyBoot shoes, I know that they are the answer. They would be the last thing I would part with.

Beat Jäger from Thurgau, Switzerland

T. W. kyBoot shoes during pregnancy, Switzerland

I would highly recommend wearing kyBoot shoes during pregnancy. For me, it was the perfect shoe to wear during the day to relieve the increased pressure on my feet and other joints and gently strengthen my body at the same time. I often felt physically tired, but my kyBoot shoes motivated me to keep moving and remain active during my entire pregnancy. Walking is so comfortable that even on days when you’re tired, you still feel like walking for a few kilometres. And you feel very fit afterwards. Another thing I love about kyBoot shoes is how they activated circulation in my legs. I suffered from circulatory problems and would often suddenly feel a strong, shooting dizziness sensation, particularly in the mornings. That’s why I was so happy to find a shoe that activated my circulation! Wearing the shows, together with surgical stockings, really made me feel a lot better. I never had the back pain that many pregnant women suffer from. I don’t know if I was just lucky or if it was thanks to my daily exercise in my kyBoot shoes. I’m pregnant now for the second time and enjoying walking in my kyBoot shows to relieve the strain on my body and exercise at the same time.

T. W. kyBoot shoes during pregnancy, Switzerland

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

I'm happy when I can change my shoes. I had to strut around in high heels on the gravel, and on top of that I had stones in my shoes. I'm glad I can put my kyBoot shoes back on.

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

Haeme Ulrich, speaker and trainer from Switzerland

This is very important to me. This is also because I am a person with an entrepreneurial mind-set. I am impressed that kybun has managed to produce such a product at such an affordable price.

Haeme Ulrich, speaker and trainer from Switzerland

René Meier from Switzerland

I wear these shoes every day. We still have a dog and I wear the shoes whenever I take him out for a walk.

René Meier from Switzerland

Heidi Sommer from Bern, Switzerland

My GP knows about it and is delighted. He thinks it’s great that I’ve found something good for me now. I went for a check-up and told him that I was wearing the most wonderful shoes and it’s true!

Heidi Sommer from Bern, Switzerland

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

It feels rather unstable. And you notice its effect because it forces you to move differently. It’s just a small adjustment, but it teaches you to walk more purposefully. You get used to the feeling very quickly. It feels very pleasant and comfortable. This is why I began to feel very well in these shoes at my practice after a short transition period. Now I always wear kyBoot shoes at my practice and I feel very comfortable in them.

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

René Meier from Switzerland

They absorb the impact of your foot very well and there’s no shock to the knees. The shoes are really good for my knee when walking both uphill and downhill.

René Meier from Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

The kyBounder adapts to your feet very well. The parts that press down harder sink - in deeper; it's really very comfortable.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

I'd never have thought it. It's a huge surprise to me. Today I'm almost addicted and dependent on this product.

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

The shoes came to my attention at an event, where I had the chance to try on a pair of kyBoot shoes. After two hours of walking around I was sure that I needed these shoes for my next trade fair. What impressed me the most was that you are constantly in motion and stand more upright. The effect that had on me was that my back pain disappeared. I was always in pain after one or two days of office work. Since starting to wear these shoes, I have effectively not had any more trouble.

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

Rafaela Hayden, the kyBoot changed her life, Switzerland

Of course they're worth the money. I’m happy that these shoes exist. They're sturdy shoes, so they last longer.

Rafaela Hayden, the kyBoot changed her life, Switzerland

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

At 5.15 in the morning I start out with the kybun paddock boots. Then I change into kyBoot office shoes, then at 4.30 p.m. I go back home into the paddock boots.

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

Erika Weiss, the kyBoot relieves her aches and pains, Switzerland

In our job, we're out and about all day. I walk about on bumpy paddocks and have arthritic knees which leave me in constant pain. The kyBoot replaces the cushioning which I lack in my knees due to the arthrosis. That soothes the pain.

Erika Weiss, the kyBoot relieves her aches and pains, Switzerland

Pupil at the SBW School in Switzerland

I really like to go on the treadmill because it’s fun and it’s easier to concentrate on it than when you’re just sitting in your seat.

Pupil at the SBW School in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

It's good fun when you can jump about.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

You can't fall asleep during lessons.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

But I like standing on these kybun mats; they're comfortable.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

They're nice and soft, and comfortable too.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Bänz Fiechter from Switzerland

Wearing the kyBoot is addictive.

Bänz Fiechter from Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

When you're sitting your legs sometimes fall asleep, but that doesn't happen when you stand, and your feet are more comfy.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Stefan Gander headmaster at the SBW School in Switzerland

One great advantage of the treadmill is that I feel more balanced when I go home each day. I’m not as tense. I’ve really gotten to move around; I’ve gotten any need I had to move around completely out of my system, which means that I can really romp around with my kids once I get home.

Stefan Gander headmaster at the SBW School in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

I was interested in how the mats would feel.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

I don't think it's bad; it's cool. And on these mats it's really comfortable.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Oliver Bosshardt, teacher at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

I find it very pleasant to stand up and shake out your arms and legs instead of sitting for long periods.

Oliver Bosshardt, teacher at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Stefan Gander headmaster at the SBW School in Switzerland

We already have a great deal of results that show that students’ performance improves significantly when they continually move on these kinds of mats; this allows them to concentrate on the lesson and regain their focus. That’s very important to us.

Stefan Gander headmaster at the SBW School in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Sometimes you can concentrate better, sometimes even better. It changes all the time.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

It's soft and comfy; simply not as hard as the floor.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

I can’t think of anything about these shoes that could be improved. If they were taken away from me, I would quit. They are so important. I feel happy every time I put them on and walk in them. They just work, almost of their own accord. I don’t have to exert myself when I walk in them. I don’t have to concentrate to walk five or six kilometres in them. I can walk with complete freedom. The shoes relax my whole body, which enables me to enjoy life! They are a lifeline. As you get older, you start to value this sort of thing.

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

Oliver Bosshardt, teacher at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

I've got pupils who like using them as they need some more movement. And they jump about for the first five minutes. At first I thought all that jumping about would disturb me, but now I know that after two or three minutes they calm down totally and can concentrate on the lesson peacefully.

Oliver Bosshardt, teacher at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

It was a wonderful feeling. It felt so right. I marvelled at how comfortable it was. I immediately decided that I needed to have the shoe.

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

Stefan Gander headmaster at the SBW School in Switzerland

The students get used to this system within three weeks; after that, it’s as if they had always been learning while standing. Standing on a soft surface makes the interaction between the students and their teachers more gentle and understanding. I’m convinced that this has had a positive impact on the mood here.

Stefan Gander headmaster at the SBW School in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

It makes a change; not just sitting and looking at a book all the time – you can really move about.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Nicola Waldvogel, teacher at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

It adds to lessons, as sitting is not good for your back. I think it is a very good thing when the children can stand up and move about. I use them a lot in lessons.

Nicola Waldvogel, teacher at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

It's a nice feeling.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Stefan Gander headmaster at the SBW School in Switzerland

We started off by introducing the kyBounder in classrooms. We noticed how much positive feedback this received from the students and the teachers. That motivated us to expand, step by step.

Stefan Gander headmaster at the SBW School in Switzerland

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

As I walk into work and walkback home, too, it takes 50 minutes altogether toget to work. That means the kyBoot is ahuge relief. I've got walking boots and summer shoes.I simply wear them all year round.

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

I'm planning on buying the walking boots as the shaft is slightly higher. But not so much for everyday use as for the holidays. When you really walk or hike longer distances. One reason they're so great is that you don't feel the stones. I usually walk the dogs on a natural path, and then you're happy if you don't feel every stone.

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

Beat Müller, music producer, Switzerland

A very airy feeling. I feel like I'm floating or flying. I've felt much better since getting these shoes. I can get out and about and walk round a lot. My feet don't hurt any more; instead I feel as if I could spend another five hours on my feet.

Beat Müller, music producer, Switzerland

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Switzerland

Well, the benefit is definitely if you stand for long periods, for instance, or work in sales, then you really don't get any back pain any more. That's what I always find.

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Switzerland

Patrick Odermatt, Workshop manager at MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Good work shoes cost between 150–180 francs, too. And if you pay another 100 francs on top but then have less trouble and don't have to take any more painkillers, then it's worth it, I'd say. Looking to the future, it's a good investmen

Patrick Odermatt, Workshop manager at MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Roger Stauffer, sings bass in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

I've got a mat at home, for my high desk. Sometimes at work. Then you can stand for longer, definitely. Once you've had a while to get used to it. It's like exercise, when you've used your muscles for a long time. If you just exercise every now and then, you tend to get tired faster. Your muscles ache or you feel it in your calves. But otherwise, I think the mat can have a supportive effect. You can stand more comfortably and for longer.

Roger Stauffer, sings bass in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Rita Brüllhardt, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

At first, with the mat and the shoes, I felt dizzy; you wobble about a bit. And now I notice that I'm making an effort to walk upright.

Rita Brüllhardt, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Res Gerber, sings tenor in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Because your body is more active, it lifts your mood. I could certainly imagine that it helps your voice carry better.

Res Gerber, sings tenor in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Manuela Zeller, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

At first it really does take some getting used to, as it's very wobbly. Because as well as your normal movements, there are effectively added movements. It really supports you and gives you more energy.

Manuela Zeller, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Urs Leuenberger, choirmaster, Switzerland

One thing I can say for certain is that no-one could stand straight any more. On these mats, you're constantly moving about. You can't help but move. It does some people who are rather "stiff" a whole world of good.

Urs Leuenberger, choirmaster, Switzerland

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

So, there are now fivepeople who have bought kyBoot shoes for me. But, you see, I've just kept up with it.
Of course, one pair of shoes wasn't enough for me then. And then winter came, up here at a height of 1500 m.
Well, then I started with my first pair of winter boots. Then came walking boots. And now I've got a smart pair of new winter boots. Then, of course, I've got a pair for the summer and three for between the seasons.

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

It feels very soft in them when you walk; you're comfortable all day and don't get tired. They have a good sole and are fine if I go out with the dogs in the rain and wet grass. I don't then have to go home to put on new shoes: they last it out.

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

Tamara Zäch, Switzerland

I have the feeling that it loosens you up a bit generally. Because you are really standing in a nice loose position, you automatically have a different posture. So you can't tense up at all.

Tamara Zäch, Switzerland

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

It's great for me, as we have various different evenings, for example an evening for friends of the museum, or the museum open night. Then you're on your feet until midnight, and before that you had your working day behind you. It's great for me, as I have absolutely no trouble with my feet or my knees. And when I sometimes see how xhausted my younger colleagues are – and I'm the oldest one here at the museum – then it's always nice to say, I've really got no problem! And I feel fine.”

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

Rolf Hässig, has the largest Motocross collection in Europe, Switzerland

The advantage of these shoes is simplythe health aspect. I don't have any back pain any more – nothing. That's really the advantage.

Rolf Hässig, has the largest Motocross collection in Europe, Switzerland

Beat Müller, music producer, Switzerland

Of course, when you spend so much time on your feet you do get a bit more quality of life. And if you feel good, that automatically improves your mood.

Beat Müller, music producer, Switzerland

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Switzerland

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 kyBoot 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.

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Switzerland

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

At first people look at your feet sceptically and ask, “What funny kind of shoes are those?” If you explain that they're comfortable shoes that cushion impacts, then you'll get the odd one who'll try on the shoes and be really keen themselves.

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Patrick Odermatt, Workshop manager at MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Peter, my boss, has worn kyBoot shoes for five or six years. He told me to try the shoes out. After that I got myself a pair that suited me well straight from the start.

Patrick Odermatt, Workshop manager at MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Roger Stauffer, sings bass in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

I've known the kyBoot, and before that MBT, for quite a while, as I've known Karl Müller for many years. When I joined the choir, we had to dress up in white, so I went out looking for white shoes and found a pair of moccasins made for medical staff. But after the long concerts I always had hot, sore feet and my back hurt. I remembered the kyBoot and bought myself a white pair. Emanuel Sieber asked me what I needed the shoes for and whether I worked at the hospital. I explained that I needed the shoes for the choir, and that's how we got talking.

Roger Stauffer, sings bass in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Manuela Zeller, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

After the concerts, my feet hurt a lot less, because I'm on a soft surface, not standing in hard shoes.

Manuela Zeller, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Jessica Brändle, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

I'd never worn shoes like this before; I'd never heard of them. The first time I wore kyBoot shoes, it was extremely tough for me to stand in the shoes while singing. I needed a moment off to stand on the hard ground. The next day my calf muscles ached. But it kept getting better over time. I got used to it more and the shoes got softer. Now it feels really pleasant singing on that surface. You bounce about a bit,  which is very pleasant.

Jessica Brändle, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Rolf Hässig, managing director at RH Reifen Service AG, Switzerland

It's not jarring to walk any more. With normal shoes there are always jolts as you walk. In these it's now like on the clouds.

Rolf Hässig, managing director at RH Reifen Service AG, Switzerland

Barbara Pledl, works in the Luchsinger butcher’s shop, Switzerland

The kyBoot has a positive effect on my heel spurs. They still hurt, but I can walk normally.

Barbara Pledl, works in the Luchsinger butcher’s shop, Switzerland

Jakob Wampfler, postal worker at the Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland

Since I started wearing kyBoot shoes, I've never had any pain in my feet, even after rushing around for 10 hours. They cushion you and level things out; my feet feel like they're permanently in a bubble bath.

Jakob Wampfler, postal worker at the Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland

Monika Hungerbühler, lives in Niederwil in the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland

I've worn kyBoot shoes for years and am very satisfied, as they are so comfortable. Today I've brought my husband along so that he can try out the shoes, too.

Monika Hungerbühler, lives in Niederwil in the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Hugo Schaufelbühl, lives in Rorschach, Switzerland

I am very satisfied with kyBoot. I never want to do without them. Because of my slipped disc, these shoes are ideal. What's more, there's not as much pressure on my bones as with normal shoes that hit the ground hard.

Hugo Schaufelbühl, lives in Rorschach, Switzerland

Michael Hungerbühler, lives in Niederwil (SG), Switzerland

The kyBoot shoes are much more comfortable than my current shoes. To make sure I don't run the risk of putting on my old shoes, I've decided to leave them here straight away.

Michael Hungerbühler, lives in Niederwil (SG), Switzerland

Stephanie König, apple queen 2013/2014, Switzerland

I'm especially looking forward to all the Encounters and the various events. I'm particularly pleased about these cool shoes. I got them to try out, and they have incredibly soft soles.

Stephanie König, apple queen 2013/2014, Switzerland

Michael Götte, member of parliament for SVP in the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland

It's a very special feeling. You feel very light,almost floating. Compared with the normal walking shoes I usually wear to walk this route, I haven't a single complaint. People just look at me a bit oddly, but otherwise it's tip-top. I've already walked a few kilometres in kyBoot shoes, including uphill walks. They are extremely comfortable shoes.

Michael Götte, member of parliament for SVP in the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

The atmospheric humidity in a cheese cellar is very high. The floor is slippery. On a surface like that, you need shoes with grip. Most shoes slip on the wet cellar floor. In kyBoot shoes, though, I have great grip, and they last for ages.

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

It used to be extremely hard for me to stand all day and live with the pain. Now it's almost gone entirely.

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

Tamara Zäch, Switzerland

I could really imagine the kyBounder in the kitchen when I'm chopping onions, or I could imagine a mat like that in the bathroom. So that you keep on standing on this mat. 

Tamara Zäch, Switzerland

Jakob Wampfler, postal worker at the Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland

When I wear kyBoot shoes, it's like floating. I can get my balance. It feels like on a trampoline. I'm constantly cushioned. It's important to get the right balance in life, too: looks, quality, wellbeing and stimulation.

Jakob Wampfler, postal worker at the Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland

Agathe Willi, works in catering and service, Switzerland

I've had a pair of kyBoot shoes for two years now. They saved my life, as the balls of my feet used to be really sore. We used to have to walk long distances on stony ground, and nothing helped at all. I bought some insoles for 400 CHF, but they didn't do a thing. But these shoes saved me.

Agathe Willi, works in catering and service, Switzerland

Leo Schranzer, chef at Stütlihus in Grabs, Switzerland

Basically it's the comfort as you walk that stops you always getting a shooting pain in your heel every time you take a step. That's definitely special. You feel good in them, and it's very pleasant in these shoes. If my feet sweat, then my feet don't feel wet in these shoes any more. It's also very smooth and balanced as you roll through a step.

Leo Schranzer, chef at Stütlihus in Grabs, Switzerland

Ruth Vetsch, lives in a retirement home in Grabs, Switzerland

I had trouble with my shoes because I broke both of my feet, but now it's lovely.

Ruth Vetsch, lives in a retirement home in Grabs, Switzerland

Vreni Heeb, care assistant, Switzerland

My thighs don't hurt any more; none of my body does!

Vreni Heeb, care assistant, Switzerland

Sabine Bauer, works in a laundry, Switzerland

When I started working at the laundry, I always got backache when doing the ironing. I went to the back pain advice centre, where they let me try out the kyBoot. I was even allowed to try out the shoes at home and at work. My back trouble vanished immediately. That was the key point for me: otherwise, I would have had to look for a new job. In the end, I chose these sandals. 

Sabine Bauer, works in a laundry, Switzerland

Ruth Vetsch, lives in a retirement home in Grabs, Switzerland

Great, like on clouds. Like on clouds. It's a totally new Feeling to me.

Ruth Vetsch, lives in a retirement home in Grabs, Switzerland

Margret Zweifel, lives in Grabs, Switzerland

The most important thing to me is the soft feeling as you walk. I have very sensitive feet, but Walking in these shoes is wonderful.

Margret Zweifel, lives in Grabs, Switzerland

Vreni Heeb, care assistant, Switzerland

It's like walking on air, and it's great.

Vreni Heeb, care assistant, Switzerland

Nicolina Coiro, works in a laundry, Switzerland

I started out with a couple of hours in the morning and now I keep on trying to increase it.

Nicolina Coiro, works in a laundry, Switzerland

Sabine Bauer, works in a laundry, Switzerland

I used to have a pair of MBT shoes, but it was too complicated for me. The first pair weren't even rounded underneath and it was very hard work. Then I had the shoes foam-injected, but it was really tricky walking in them. I've still got those shoes; they're like new, but of course I'm no longer interested in them. I'd rather order a pair of kyBoot shoes as they're easier to walk in.

Sabine Bauer, works in a laundry, Switzerland

Agathe Willi, works in catering and service, Switzerland

I can walk for 10 hours without my feet getting tired. Then it starts in other places, but not in your feet.

Agathe Willi, works in catering and service, Switzerland

Anna Eggenberger, training to be a healthcare assistant, Switzerland

It's really comfortable. Like on a cushion.

Anna Eggenberger, training to be a healthcare assistant, Switzerland

Resident of retirement home, Switzerland

You don't tip forwards and you don't tip backwards. I tried out some MBT shoes once. Oh, they weren't my kind of thing. You kept tipping backwards.

Resident of retirement home, Switzerland

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

Lots of my friends have bought these shoes, and my other friends' reactions are always very positive.

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

If you work a lot – and of course I'm a Chef and had to stand a lot, twelve hours at a time, with little exercise – then you do get a bit of, well I wouldn't call it pain, but at the end of the day the soles of your feet are sore. And in these shoes you don't feel a thing.

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

The ones I am wearing now are for cycling. They look chic and go with my electric bike. Everything always has to match. Then I've got black patent leather shoes – I'd even wear those to visit St. Moritz. When I'm wearing a nice mohair pullover, black trousers and then these black patent leather shoes, I think it looks great. I feel really comfortable in it. 

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Armin Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

You can tell you aren't walking the same. That your body reacts differently, and it's simply pleasant walking in kyBoot shoes. 

Armin Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

I notice that I'm deliberately moving differently. A bit more gently and better. I'm a housewife; I don't go jogging, but mopping is my exercise, and that's my jogging, really. I bend my knees a lot doing it, and I think the kyBoot helps a lot with that. The shoes help me get it done. They're almost like slightly larger trainers. 

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Robert Spitz, sales representative for Nahrin, Switzerland

At first you think it's really wobbly, but today I know that it somehow helps strengthen your muscles even better. And I really haven't had any Problems with my knee any more: nothing. It's very good.

Robert Spitz, sales representative for Nahrin, Switzerland

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

I wore kyBoot shoes at the Christmas market in Rorschach. I had skiing socks on in the shoes and my feet weren't cold at all. Usually I always had to wear walking boots. But in kyBoot shoes it was wonderful. I've tried it a couple of times now. At the market in Arbon. I felt much better than in walking boots. In any case, it's no good when you have heavy shoes on all day. But in kyBoot shoes it was wonderful.

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

At first I often felt tired and my muscles ached. One reason was no doubt that I wore the shoes all day. I'd recommend that older People should start out more slowly. A young person can wear the shoes all day without any trouble. The aching muscles are nothing compared to the pain I used to have.

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

Peter Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

I love wearing my kyBoot shoes, so I wear them almost daily. I always have them on at work. In my spare time I sometimes wear the sandals.

Peter Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

Arnold Graf from Rheintal, Switzerland

I have arthritis in one knee, and these shoes make an incredible difference. When I walk on hard surfaces for a long time wearing regular shoes, I feel pain after just ten minutes.

Arnold Graf from Rheintal, Switzerland

Beat Jäger from Thurgau, Switzerland

If I can wear a pair of kyBoot shoes then I will. Slippers, trainers, outdoor shoes and obviously shoes for smarter occasions as well.

Beat Jäger from Thurgau, Switzerland

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

At a shopping fair, if I walk long distances through the aisles or have to stand a lot, I say to myself with increasing frequency that comfort is much more important to me. They don't look bad. The kyBoot has been developed since the first generation. What's very important to me is to feel good and stay healthy.

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

It's a great added benefit. I'm no longer reliant on those insoles. feel good, am more relaxed as I walk and feel far less tired in the evening.

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

Christina Weisskirchen from Thun, Switzerland

I’m delighted with them and I no longer have any pain. I would definitely recommend these shoes!

Christina Weisskirchen from Thun, Switzerland

Benji von Ah, Swiss Alpine wrestler from Oberwald, Switzerland

I was unfortunate to get had some knee injuries, but the kyBoot takes the pressure off my joints and relieves them.

Benji von Ah, Swiss Alpine wrestler from Oberwald, Switzerland

René Meier from Switzerland

The most important thing I can say is that it’s like walking on moss – a soft, mossy forest surface.

René Meier from Switzerland

Sepp Müller, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

We were at a regional music festival where we wore the shoes from morning to night. The next day, my feet were fine. I had no pain at all. My feet always ached with my old shoes. I would always have to Cool my feet down the next day. I had no problem whatsoever with the kyBoots. It was very positive for me.

Sepp Müller, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

It was a skiing accident. I was skiing off-piste and had an accident. I jumped over a ridge and landed badly in a small ditch. The accident almost tore apart my whole knee. I was in a very serious situation. The experts thought long and hard about whether or not to operate, as they didn’t know if it would ever get better. That’s why I was very thankful that I had these shoes.

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

I think that the major difference is when I’m standing and practising normally I have a different posture for my neck vertebra. Now when I’m standing on the kyBounder, I feel like my hips are pushed forward more. I move my knees a little bit. The major difference is that now I’m always moving. It’s the kind of movement that you always need to balance out with your feet. I feel like this results in less tension.

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

I had serious problems. I had to wear orthopaedic insoles all the time for the last years. I used to have regular problems with my hips. That's all gone now. I no longer wear insoles and the hip pain has almost entirely gone.

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

Heidi Stäger, Owner cleaning company, Gais, Switzerland

I used to put more weight on my right foot, because it's longer. So I always stood on that one. And then it simply wasn't balanced any more, and with these shoes it somehow levels itself out, and I was standing much straighter. Even when sitting I notice that now, already, after a year – it takes a while, it's not from one day to the next – that I am simply sitting much straighter and everything's different. My whole posture is different. All of it.

Heidi Stäger, Owner cleaning company, Gais, Switzerland

Romeo Foletti, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

It feels wobbly to begin with, but maybe that’s because you’re not used to it. I think it is a good product.

Romeo Foletti, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

Ursula Langel from Thun, Switzerland

I have to say that I made tremendous progress within three months. I have to say that I made tremendous progress within three months. I was also able to walk evenly again, which I couldn’t do before. I constantly had to go easy and I didn’t have to do that afterwards. Now it did take 3 months, it didn’t happen overnight.

Ursula Langel from Thun, Switzerland

Lydia Zurfluh from Switzerland

I’m so happy to continue to be able to walk in these shoes – they’re such a relief for me. I don’t know how I would have managed or survived the year 2014 without kybun. I’m really not exaggerating when I say that it was the greatest fortune for me.

Lydia Zurfluh from Switzerland

Rafaela Hayden, had a deformed foot, Switzerland

I live in Rüti and there's been a kyBoot shop for some time. For a long time I thought I couldn't wear these special shoes. But one day I went into the shop and had a look at the shoes. I got some advice from a woman who spotted just what was wrong with my feet. Then I tried out various shoes and discovered that there are some shoes I can wear with my feet after all.

Rafaela Hayden, had a deformed foot, Switzerland

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

If the horse really pulls, then you have no chance in normal shoes. It's ideal for standing, and no problem going downhill on stony paths. I'm satisfied.

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

Pupil at the SBW School in Switzerland

When I’m standing, I notice that my body moves around quite a bit. You need to constantly adjust your position to stay comfortable. When you’re sitting, you’re always tensed up and you stay in the same position. Sometimes that can distract you from learning.

Pupil at the SBW School in Switzerland

Pupil at the SBW School in Switzerland

This is more comfortable. I noticed you can loosen up a bit and learn more.

Pupil at the SBW School in Switzerland

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

I often suffered from pain under my right shoulder. I would say after maybe one hour of practising. I tried everything. Gymnastics, physiotherapy, relaxation exercises while practising and afterwards too. All of this still led to unsatisfactory results. But since I’ve been practising on the kyBounder, I always stand on it and then get off and walk around a little bit. I don’t suffer from the pain any more. It’s incredible.

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

It's incredible to think that a shoe can make every sign of pain disappear. It’s really incredible. But it's the truth.

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

Pupil at the SBW School in Switzerland

What I’ve noticed from this is that I can concentrate better.

Pupil at the SBW School in Switzerland

Roger Christen from Switzerland

This shoe has a great grip – I was surprised to see that. I’ve worn my kybun hiking shoes at a ski resort, too. It was great. They’re also great in here, since I often stand in the same spots. The sole has an amazing grip to it.

Roger Christen from Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

It's comfortable and you can concentrate better than when sitting.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Vreni Heeb, care assistant, Switzerland

You're cushioned, like you're walking on air. You can't simply come to a standstill; you always have to keep moving.

Vreni Heeb, care assistant, Switzerland

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

I do a lot of sport and have a good feel for what is going on in my body, so I notice when my shoes are giving me too much stress. With these shoes I'm far less overtaxed. On the other hand, it feels like I'm constantly exercising, as I'm never fully at rest.

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

Patrick Odermatt, Workshop manager at MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Tyres are to cars as shoes are to people. It's your only contact with the ground. With tyres, that plays less of a role as you can change the parts in a car. You can do the same with people, too, but it's problematic, so it's very important for people to wear good, soft shoes. This is something I found out for myself, too.

Patrick Odermatt, Workshop manager at MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Walking was lovely, really pleasant. It felt so soft, like on a gym mat. Until then I'd never come across a shoe with a feeling like that. At first I felt the muscles in my legs, but I found it much easier to walk than before. It was pleasant, and much more fun again.

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

My brother-in-law lives in our house two months a year. He comes over in the holidays with his children. Last summer he bought kyBoot shoes for the whole family. I asked him why he was now wearing kyBoot shoes, and he said that there was a special offer, but that he really believed in the shoes anyway. And now the whole family wears them. But now they're back in Canada. They'll be bringing the kyBoot back over here again, not just to wear them when doing sports but to wear in the home and everywhere else. 

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Rolf Hässig, managing director at RH Reifen Service AG, Switzerland

Good shoes are the be-all and end-all. If you're on your feet all day, you need good shoes. I've never scrimped in that way. I've always bought something good.

Rolf Hässig, managing director at RH Reifen Service AG, Switzerland

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

Good shoes come at a price. With the insoles I always needed special, expensive shoes. I think these will last. That's one of the most important things.

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

I've stopped all other treatments for my foot pain, and now I wear kyBoot shoes every day. That's all I do. And the pain has gone.

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

In my spare time, nothing happens without kyBoot shoes. Whether it's hiking, walking or going out in the evening, these shoes are pleasant. You feel young again straight away.

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Esther and Werner Ott, Feuerthalen, Switzerland

At first I felt unsteady. Then I tried it several times, and felt steadier and steadier, and in the end it was a relief to wear these shoes. I definitely have
less pain in my feet. Even in the morning, for example, when I used to get out of bed, I always felt a bit unsteady as my feet hurt so much. And that's all gone now; I can walk and I feel fine. Watch the video

Esther and Werner Ott, Feuerthalen, Switzerland

Peter Rahm, Hallau, Switzerland

It took about three days to get used to it; no more, surprisingly enough. At the start your legs and hips just felt a bit more tired than usual. After that it was great. You couldn't ask for more; you feel relaxed and upbeat. You know that your back muscles are being strengthened and maybe even more. I'd recommend it to anyone. Watch the video

Peter Rahm, Hallau, Switzerland

Peter Rahm, Hallau, Switzerland

I gained greater strength in my back and in that whole area. And I think it also actually improved my balance, my feeling of being able to keep my balance better. Watch the video

Peter Rahm, Hallau, Switzerland

Erika Weiss, works in biomechanics, Switzerland

To me, it was like walking on clouds. Nice and soft. But after about a quarter of an hour I started to feel quite dizzy. At first I just did a little exercise at a time. So that it wouldn't be too much for me at first, as it was a challenge in terms of balance, too.

Erika Weiss, works in biomechanics, Switzerland

Robert Dönni, Montlingen, Switzerland

These shoes take a load off my knees and back when I’m walking. My postural defect when I walk also affects my joints. With these shoes I can correct my posture. Since the middle of December I have had far less trouble than before. In the night I can sleep much better as I am in far less pain. I can only recommend these shoes.

Robert Dönni, Montlingen, Switzerland

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

As your feet have to move about a lot more, somehow the calluses just go away. I don't have cracked skin any more in the winter. I always had really deep cracks in the heel and my entire foot, really. I don't have that at all any more. I do still have to rub cream in, as they are still quite dry, but it's not as bad as how it used to be.

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

At first it was difficult to break in the shoes. I could only walk in the shoes for 5 minutes a day and now, after 4–6 months, I can walk in the shoes for over a day. When I walk, my legs don't feel heavy any more. In the evening I lie in bed and my back is relaxed. I no longer have to tense myself for 10 minutes until it relaxes.

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

Ursula Muschal, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

I play a relatively large instrument and when I walk wearing kyBoots, it’s a bit less wobbly. That makes it easier to blow.

Ursula Muschal, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

When you're still young, it's easy to think that you don't need this kind of shoes. ..Maybe later, when I'm older... Now I'm happy that I bought a pair of kyBoot shoes at the trade show. I was able to try the shoes out there first. Now I'm not sorry about the outlay any more.

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Rolf Hässig, has the largest Motocross collection in Europe

A sales rep once told me that he didn't have any back trouble any more since wearing kyBoot. I wanted to try them out too, and bought myself a pair of kyBoot shoes. I haven't had any problems since, either!

Rolf Hässig, has the largest Motocross collection in Europe

Nadja Bissegger, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

I wear my kyBoots first and foremost for the marching band. Otherwise I haven’t yet worn them that much, even though they would look good.

Nadja Bissegger, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

In 1998 I had a serious motorbike accident. Everything was shattered from the knee down. First they wanted to amputate my leg, but then, fortunately, for me, the doctors managed to save it. From then on I was in pain every day. I looked into ways to soothe the pain, and that's how I came across the kyBoot.

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Gopal RajGuru, Nyon, Switzerland

In my work as a sales trainer, I stand pretty much every day for 8-10 hours. A few years ago, this created a real problem – tremendous pain in my feet. It started with incredibly sharp pain from the first step out of bed in the morning, and built strongly throughout the day, to the point I could barely focus on my work by lunchtime. My doctor told me it was a common ailment that affects people who stand or walk a lot, called plantar fasciitis. For years, I tried everything – softer shoes, inserts to reduce heel shock, sitting during my presentations, even acupuncture, but nothing worked. I spent thousands on these so-called “cures” without any relief. Then one day while walking (painfully) down the street in Oakville, Canada I came across a little sign that advertised “new Swiss shoes that promised tremendous walking comfort”. Inside the pharmacy, a very nice woman introduced me to the kyBoot. Wow, the pain in my heels was already less after just a couple of hours in the kyBoot. After returning to Switzerland, I bought a pair immediately and started wearing them in my day-to-day work. After 2 weeks, I noticed something amazing… I no longer felt my feet during the day. They were just there, comfortable, and happy. No pain, even after I took off my shoes in the evening. No pain in the morning when getting out of bed. I simply could not believe it. The pain in my feet is simply gone – it’s changed my life. Pain is no longer the focus of my every waking (or walking) minute and I can stand all day in my workshops in total comfort. I am thankful for this amazing invention. These are the most terrific shoes and they really have changed my life!

Gopal RajGuru, Nyon, Switzerland

Stephanie Bärtsch, waitress, St. Margrethen, Switzerland

I have two herniated discs for the past 4 years, that bother me quite a lot. Since I started sleeping on the kySsen, the pain is more bearable and my spine is relieved. Its like laying on a cloud that adapts to my neck.   I can easily get out of bed without first sitting up on the bed side.  I can just up in one fell swoop and nothing hurts. 

Stephanie Bärtsch, waitress, St. Margrethen, Switzerland

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

They're air-cushioned, which is very good for me, as I spend all day on my feet, mostly at markets or trade shows. In these, my feet hurt less - sometimes even not at all. I really enjoy wearing them. The sole is good, too: if you walk as much as I do, you have to throw out normal shoes every six months. I've now had these shoes for three months, but you still can't see any signs of it on the soles. They are comfortable shoes – absolutely wonderful! 

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

The price put me off, as I thought to myself that if I was really satisfied with the shoes I would have to convince my husband too, as they would do him good as well. That would then be over 500 francs, lots of money. But all in all it was worthwhile – my husband really likes kyBoot shoes too!

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

Once you've got used to the kyBoot, you definitely have a better stance. We do have very strong dogs, and that makes it very hard to hold the dogs on the lead in normal sandals. In kyBoot I have a good stance, and above all it doesn't hurt if the dogs stand on my shoe with their claws. I like wearing them when we go out.

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

It feels to me like walking on cotton wool. If at any time you don't have the shoes on, you miss the feeling and it's like walking on stones. It's completely unpleasant. I wouldn't want to give them up any more.

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

I was working for two months in Germany and visited a friend in St. Gallen. My wife went shopping and saw the shoes. After we'd eaten she said, “You have to try them!” I tried them out and spent all day walking round St. Gallen, and it was great. Then I started working in them. Yes – you can't describe it. 

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

If I wear kyBoot shoes all week at work, I have a restful weekend. Before, it was the opposite: when I wore hard shoes and walked round in them all week, I was tired at the weekend, as my body couldn't take it any more and was totally exhausted.

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Switzerland

My muscles ached a bit, especially my shins. That lasted about 5–6 days and then went away. Walking stayed a bit wobbly, but that soon passed to.

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Switzerland

Andreas Prinzler chef Zurich Exhibition, Zürich, Switzerland

Since having these shoes I also have less foot odour, as the used air is pressed out as you walk and fresh air comes in, and that's very pleasant.  Watch the video

Andreas Prinzler chef Zurich Exhibition, Zürich, Switzerland

André Jufer chef SCOR Zurich, Zürich , Switzerland

The benefit is simply that you have fewer foot complaints. Your feet hurt less, they're less sore and you can keep these shoes on much longer without problems.You also don't have back pain, in my case, anyway.  Watch the video

André Jufer chef SCOR Zurich, Zürich , Switzerland

Frank Jagalla, Restaurant Manager, Unilever SV, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

At the start you feel a little bit like a kangaroo or something… because they're springy. But over time you easily get used to them; very comfortable. Above all I notice it after a long day at work;  they revitalise you. Your feet are not too heavyand after sport or something it's more comfortable to walk.  Watch the video

Frank Jagalla, Restaurant Manager, Unilever SV, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Ronny Cervenka, Sous Chef, Zurich Exhibition Centre, Zurich, Switzerland

They're very comfortable to walk in. You feel much lighter. It's the springy sole
that makes it very comfortable.  Watch the video

Ronny Cervenka, Sous Chef, Zurich Exhibition Centre, Zurich, Switzerland

Oliver Bürgin, Operations Assistant, SV, Dübendorf, Switzerland

With the sort of work I do now, where I stand in one spot, it's certainly more comfortable to work.  Watch the video

Oliver Bürgin, Operations Assistant, SV, Dübendorf, Switzerland

Thomas Achermann, Sous Chef SCOR Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

It's relatively easy to walk. It kind of resounds, a sort of… like on clouds, you might say. Simply comfortable.  Watch the video

Thomas Achermann, Sous Chef SCOR Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Charles Schmed kyBoot enthusiastic support, Switzerland

I feel as if I were an angel. It's like floating.  Watch the video

Charles Schmed kyBoot enthusiastic support, Switzerland

Christian Marugg (deceased), Davos, Switzerland

What do you think about the shoe? Very good, very good. Did you think you would ever be able to walk so easily again? No. Recently, when I had to walk so bent over, I thought I didn't deserve to be here any more. Even though I've struggled by for 93 years. But now it's much easier to walk again? Yes, indeed.  Watch the video

Christian Marugg (deceased), Davos, Switzerland

Gabi Huwyler, nurse, Davos, Switzerland

Firstly, you don't feel the shoes on your feet; they're very light, you just find yourself walking.  Watch the video

Gabi Huwyler, nurse, Davos, Switzerland

Gertrud Casty, retiree, age Guggerbach, Davos, Switzerland

What does it feel like walking in shoes like this? Very good, yes. Even better with such a nice companion.  Watch the video

Gertrud Casty, retiree, age Guggerbach, Davos, Switzerland

Heidi Battaglia, Coiffeuse, Davos, Switzerland

You don't really notice the shoes at all. It's like an air cushion you're standing on; you don't feel any weight.  Watch the video

Heidi Battaglia, Coiffeuse, Davos, Switzerland

Walter Bäni, Journalist, Davos, Switzerland

My first thought was, it is totally soft and feels incredibly good. It's a big surprise how soft it is.  And it fits totally well. I love it so far."  Watch the video

Walter Bäni, Journalist, Davos, Switzerland

Jakob Wampfler, postal worker at the Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland

I had a good workmate who once gave me a pair of kyBoot shoes. And once I also had the chance to take part in a big Christmas campaign for kyBoot. Since then I've only ever taken off my shoes in the evening, if anything, when going to bed.

Jakob Wampfler, postal worker at the Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

When I take off my ski boots in the winter, after wearing them for six or seven hours, it is extremely important to make sure to keep the feet moving. Before I knew about kyBoots, I noticed that in the spring I was always making so many missteps. Back then, I clearly had much weaker muscles in my feet. I have things better under control now that I’ve started putting on my kyBoots after skiing. Now I don’t usually notice a difference in the spring. As soon as I put on my trainers again, I can be sure that my feet will hold and not make any missteps.

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

Silvia Meier, Switzerland

Als ich eine Erkältung mit sehr starken Kopfschmerzen hatte, ging ich nach Tagen zum Arzt. Der schickte mich mit einer Lungenentzündung nach Hause. Normalerweise habe ich mit meinen normalen Kissen kein Problem, aber in diesem Fall hat mir nur das kySsen geholfen, meine Kopfschmerzen in den Griff zu bekommen. Auch in der Nacht konnte ich durch die gute Stütze und die aktive Lagerung recht gut atmen und schlafen. Seit diesem Erlebnis, nehme ich das kySsen überall hin mit. Egal ob ins Hotel, in die Pension oder auch wenn ich privat bei jemandem übernachte. Ich kann das kySsen jedem sehr empfehlen, der sich auch gesund schlafen möchte.

Silvia Meier, Switzerland

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

It's like walking on clouds. That's how I imagine it, at least. You're floating. It's a great feeling; very pleasant! It really cushions you!

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

Daniela Bemberg, Harley-Davidson, Zürich, Switzerland

I'm really convinced by these shoes. People even ask me about them, because they look cool. I'd recommend these shoes to anyone who has to stand a lot or who puts a lot of value on healthy walking.  Watch the video

Daniela Bemberg, Harley-Davidson, Zürich, Switzerland

Daniel Wittwer, Financial and insurance consultants, Sitterdorf, Switzerland

They're comfortable. They adapt to fit my feet. There's no alternative: they're the best you can have if you spend all day standing in shoes.  Watch the video

Daniel Wittwer, Financial and insurance consultants, Sitterdorf, Switzerland

Karin Rohl, housewife, Uster, Switzerland

It's like walking on a cloud, or simply walking lightly… flying; it's a bit like flying.  Watch the video

Karin Rohl, housewife, Uster, Switzerland

Josias Noll, community service-providing, Uster, Switzerland

I wear these shoes every day and they simply go on and on and on – and it's amazing how they don't get worn out, these kyBoot. They are comfortable, not like hard shoes. Your feet aren't tired out in the evening: you feel rested and can go out jogging again in the evening. Simply a great product!  Watch the video

Josias Noll, community service-providing, Uster, Switzerland

Alexandra Motzer, druggist, Gonten, Switzerland

Well, you notice the difference: when you walk it's like floating on a cloud. It's much softer. I am using other muscles, I've noticed. but it's very pleasant.  Watch the video

Alexandra Motzer, druggist, Gonten, Switzerland

Felix Meier, teacher, Romanshorn, Switzerland

As a teacher, I stand and walk around a lot. But in kyBoots, you can believe me that I now enjoy that part of my work again.  Watch the video

Felix Meier, teacher, Romanshorn, Switzerland

Maria Marfurt, pensioner, Ebikon, Switzerland

They're comfortable. They're really comfortable. And I have relatively wide feet and always have a bit of trouble. But I really feel good in these shoes; I wouldn't want any others anymore.  Watch the video

Maria Marfurt, pensioner, Ebikon, Switzerland

Andreas Lange, Head medialog, Zezikon, Switzerland

I've really taken to wearing kyBoot, I can certainly say. It just seems to me that the feeling you have when you wear them I stand a lot, when moderating or attending to administrative work. I now have a standing desk and no longer sit - so I have to say that it's simply ideal.  Watch the video

Andreas Lange, Head medialog, Zezikon, Switzerland

Conny Lüscher, housewife, Nottwil, Switzerland

I feel good in these shoes. I can walk and stand in them as long as I like. My hips don't hurt, my knees don't hurt. I simply feel fine.  Watch the video

Conny Lüscher, housewife, Nottwil, Switzerland

Erich Guldener, pensioner, Uhwiesen, Switzerland

It seems to me that the foot muscles work quite differently down there, there is better circulation through the veins and the blood supply is improved.  Watch the video

Erich Guldener, pensioner, Uhwiesen, Switzerland

Angelo Ferlin, cook, Zurich, Switzerland

These shoes are really light-weight and you can wear them all day. It's like flying; they're really light to wear.  Watch the video

Angelo Ferlin, cook, Zurich, Switzerland

Heinz Etter, director office of trust pedagogy, St.Peterzell, Switzerland

You know, there are some people who mainly wear these shoes for their health, but I'm healthy; I'm fit. But I still notice that they're good for my postural muscles, and at my age you need to make sure you stay fit. Still, the main reason I walk in these shoes is that they are simply comfortable.  Watch the video

Heinz Etter, director office of trust pedagogy, St.Peterzell, Switzerland

Stefan Wolf, longtime professional player and 14-fold ex-International, Luzern, Switzerland

It's simply like being on an air mattress. It's much softer and shocks are absorbed. I can walk around normally without having to put too much thought into taking the pressure off my knee to stop the pain. That means that – in these shoes – I can walk absolutely normally, and I have the feeling that I walk much more gently, and I don't have any pain any more.
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Stefan Wolf, longtime professional player and 14-fold ex-International, Luzern, Switzerland

Stephan Lehmann, a former football star and goalkeeper coach, Hergiswil, Switzerland

I wear them every day: after all, I'm not 20 anymore. And as you get a bit older you naturally realise that your health comes first. I have long-term carry-over problems with my back and my knees – partly a legacy of my career, which was relatively long, so they certainly support me with that and help me continue to age well. I've now really found that they take the stress off me as after all, you do always have to use and activate even your smallest muscles, so they activate muscle fibres that might have slacked off a bit. And that's probably the key to success. I don't want to get all medical: I don't know enough about that, but I'm simply happy to have these shoes on my feet.

Stephan Lehmann, a former football star and goalkeeper coach, Hergiswil, Switzerland

Dr. med. Rolf Hohmeister, Consultant Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

Its an extraordinary sensation. I looked forward to the day when something like this would be developed. That it would actually be possible to create a cushion to protect healthy feet, using good shoes, to eliminate impacts and stop that jarring shock effect. And it's a feeling that really does go through your muscles, through your tendons, through your joints into your spine and so all the way to your head. You know, my first spontaneous thought was how nice it was to experience something new at age 70. You float, you sail through the countryside with a bounce in your step; when you stop, you feel fine standing about and stopping. You feel relaxed and have coordination and balance balance that go right up to your brain and make your hike even more enjoyable.  Watch the video

Dr. med. Rolf Hohmeister, Consultant Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

Franz Heinzer, downhill world champion and Swiss ski coach, Brunnen, Switzerland

I think that it is basically important to develop a firm basis; to try to get in a lot of training using various forms of exercise. And with kyBoots you can focus on more specific points and strengthen the muscles in your feet – your deep muscles – so I can do a lot to prevent problems.  Watch the video

Franz Heinzer, downhill world champion and Swiss ski coach, Brunnen, Switzerland

Dr. Sommer, a specialist in orthopedic surgery, FussClinic Luzern, Switzerland

"From the daily clinical experience there are many areas of application for the kyBoot, for example instability of the back foot, where the lateral foot area many short, but also long muscles are. This tendon can be trained by the kyBoot very well."

Dr. Sommer, a specialist in orthopedic surgery, FussClinic Luzern, Switzerland

Dr. Markus Müller, specialist in orthopaedic surgery, foot surgery practitioner, Luzern, Switzerland

"kyBoot help you keep balance and activate your muscles, from your toes to your back: they are helpful in the treatment of pain in the heels and forefeet, and are a method of choice to support the treatment of pain in the Achilles tendon and back."

Dr. Markus Müller, specialist in orthopaedic surgery, foot surgery practitioner, Luzern, Switzerland

Dr. Konrad Birrer, SGSM senior physician for surgery and sports medicine, Luzern, Switzerland

"Proprioception (our sense of our body's movements and relative position) and proprioceptive training are very important to avoid injury. The kyBoot is an effective tool for such training sessions; it can be worn the whole time and is very comfortable. It means that you are involved in a kind of constant training session without having to make a lot of effort. In the end I was able to try out the effect myself. Without any specific therapy, just from wearing the kyBoot, I was able to cure my Achilles tendonitis: the unstable sole strengthened the muscles stabilising my ankle joints, taking the burden off the rest of my overstressed muscles. I recommend the kyBoot following injuries to the lower extremities, for jobs in standing positions, for sportspeople and for the elderly, to prevent falls."

Dr. Konrad Birrer, SGSM senior physician for surgery and sports medicine, Luzern, Switzerland

Erika Eggenberger, postal worker, Nassen, Switzerland

"Since June 2009 I have been wearing kyBoots whenever possible in my job as a postal worker and all my spare time. I hardly have any back pain any more and my varicose veins are just a bad memory. I am delighted and no longer like to walk in any other shoes."

Erika Eggenberger, postal worker, Nassen, Switzerland

Simon Netzle, press officer at St. Galler Kantonalbank, St.Gallen, Switzerland

"At St. Gallen Bank, health management plays a very important role. Healthy staff not only feel better and fitter, they are also more highly motivated and perform better. One major element of workplace health at St. Gallen Bank is ergonomic work stations, which we have created using the kyBounder." 

Simon Netzle, press officer at St. Galler Kantonalbank, St.Gallen, Switzerland

Gilles Tschudi, actor, Zurich , Switzerland

I’m addicted to kyBoots. These shoes make even a couch potato into a keen walker. It is such a pleasure: like being packed in cotton wool, combined with a rocking, yet stable sole. I’ve worn them every day for a month and never want to be parted from them. I knew the phrase “A dog is man’s best friend”, but now I also know the saying “A shoe is man’s best friend.” I am very happy to trust them as an intermediary between my feet and the ground.

Gilles Tschudi, actor, Zurich , Switzerland

Walter Keller, pensioner, Bischofszell, Switzerland

"I am 74 years old and a passionate pilgrim. I first wore the kyBoot on my last 250-mile walk along the French Way. Walking was very pleasant and my knee pain was a thing of the past. I was especially surprised at how cushioned and agreeable it feels to walk on asphalt. I could feel the kyBoot strengthening the muscles in my legs and feet. I now only ever wear my sandals or my kyBoot."

Walter Keller, pensioner, Bischofszell, Switzerland

Pee Wirz, lead singer of the Dada ante portas rock group, Luzern, Switzerland

"I often have bad back pains, so I wear the kyBoot whenever I can. I love the soft, supple shoe; it feels amazingly comfortable."

Pee Wirz, lead singer of the Dada ante portas rock group, Luzern, Switzerland

Ruth Wälti, St.Gallen , Switzerland

I have been wearing kyBoot for several weeks and feel on cloud nine. If I could, I would even wear them at home and at night, I feel so comfortable in my kyBoot.

Ruth Wälti, St.Gallen , Switzerland

Josef Marha, ice hockey player, Davos, Switzerland

When I tried the kyBoot for the first time I could not believe how comfortable these shoes were. After a few weeks of wearing them I knew they were not only comfortable but they really worked too! They relieved my backpain which is almost a constant companion of a professional athlete. I can't take them off my feet!

Josef Marha, ice hockey player, Davos, Switzerland

Sabine Bauer, works in a laundry, Switzerland

The shoes' soft sole make standing far more pleasant. It's a real relief to me. At first I couldn't really get my grip in these shoes, but that changed over time. It felt as if the shoes got a little firmer. I'm here now to have my stance tested on the pressure meter, as I have the feeling that I'm not standing properly in my shoes. 

Sabine Bauer, works in a laundry, Switzerland

Dr Andreas Gösele-Koppenburg, head of the Swiss Olympic Medical Center, Medical Director of Crossklinik Basel, Switzerland

Working as a sports doctor for the Canadian bob team gave me the chance to test out the kyBoot in everyday use and during light sports activities. I was very impressed by the kyBoot concept. Walking is very pleasant, and above all it very much activates the body. You can feel that the sole is a very good shock absorber and moves in all directions, but it never feels unstable or unpleasant. I myself suffer from foot problems, as I have very high arches, with the ball of the foot often having to bear a very heavy load. The shoe suited my foot shape and needs from the very start, and I have been able to wear shoes without insoles for the first time in many years.

Dr Andreas Gösele-Koppenburg, head of the Swiss Olympic Medical Center, Medical Director of Crossklinik Basel, Switzerland

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

I tip everyone off. It's really an absolutely brilliant shoe. Especially in our branch, where you look out for your health. We learn to be in a relaxed posture and all the tension you have is passed on to the horse. If your energy doesn't flow through any more, there's no flow to the horse either. That's why it's important for all therapists working with horses or people to maintain perfect posture.

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

René Meier from Switzerland

My wife already had a pair and was a big fan of the shoes. With that in mind, I went to the kyBoot shop in Rüti and bought myself a pair. The staff provided excellent advice and the shoes fit perfectly. I was even able to test out the shoes, and I noticed the difference immediately.

René Meier from Switzerland

Rita Brüllhardt, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

It's simply pleasant now: a really positive, great experience.

Rita Brüllhardt, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Roger Stauffer, sings bass in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

I can stand in these shoes all day with no trouble at all. If we have to be ready at 3pm though the concert doesn't start until 7pm, I don't feel a thing. I don't have any trouble, either in my back or my knee, and my feet are not sore either. It's really worlds apart, like day and night.

Roger Stauffer, sings bass in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Rolf Hässig, has the largest Motocross collection in Europe, Switzerland

I have problems with slipped discs, from motocross racing. Those problems are the reason I wear kyBoot shoes.

Rolf Hässig, has the largest Motocross collection in Europe, Switzerland

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

Two or three years ago I went into a chemist's as I was in very severe pain with rheumatism. They recommended kyBoot to me, partly as I had extreme pain in my Achilles heel. I was allowed to try out kyBoot at home and was delighted. The pain had gone. That's why I then bought the shoes. I was overjoyed with them.

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

At first it felt spongy, though in a pleasant way. The shoes are soft but not wobbly. I find the air circulation around my feet very pleasant. It means I don't sweat. I don't always feel as at ease in rubber soles. I could never go round all day in trainers, even though they have a cushioning effect. But in these shoes it's not a problem.

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

For my TV appearances I'm on my feet for about two or three hours. From that point of view it's sensational if I can stand on an air cushion. I always have to find my balance a little, which is much more pleasant.

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

Barbara Pledl, works in the Luchsinger butcher’s shop, Switzerland

I much prefer walking again now. Before, I felt as if I was forcing myself to take step. But that's gone now. Shopping and strolling about is much more fun again.

Barbara Pledl, works in the Luchsinger butcher’s shop, Switzerland

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

I won’t be looking at the price. My wellbeing is so important, and it’s worth more than the price.

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

Manuela Zeller, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

I think it's a good product. It's nice and soft, flexible, and I can stand in the shoes much longer. I'm used to it already from work; I wear the shoes there too, and stand on the mat.

Manuela Zeller, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

It feels to me as if my leg muscles have got stronger, improving my balance. These shoes are unique and very good.

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

I'm incredibly happy that these shoes exist. I've never experienced anything better in my entire life. These shoes are brilliant; absolutely great! I'd like to thank everyone who helped develop these shoes, and everyone working at kybun. Thank you very much!

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

I don't wear the kyBoot to work in the garden. The risk is too great. I don't want them to get dirty. Otherwise, I wear them almost every day.

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Agathe Willi, works in catering and service, Switzerland

They give, and they're airy. It's like walking on clouds. That's what you always hear.

Agathe Willi, works in catering and service, Switzerland

Bernadette Schwyter, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

You walk more gently and that’s much better with the flute.

Bernadette Schwyter, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

Patrick Odermatt, Workshop manager at MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

At first it's an unusual feeling. The sales assistant said it felt like you were walking barefoot or on moss. It feels quite close to what it did in the old days, as I grew up the son of a farmer, and we used to run around a lot barefoot. It's nice and soft, and you feel good in them. I could wear the shoes all day without any problem.

Patrick Odermatt, Workshop manager at MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Patrick Odermatt, Workshop manager at MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

One advantage is that you're not as tired in the evening, and don't have such bad knee pain. One disadvantage is that you have to get used to the shoes at the start. At first it's tough, until you've built up the muscles. But at some point it's no longer an issue. In the winter I'll have to try out the shoes with a higher shaft, or the snow will get in the top.

Patrick Odermatt, Workshop manager at MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

If I like something, I'll go ahead and buy it. Then give up on something else instead. If I really want something, I'll buy it, even if it's expensive.

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

Rolf Hässig, managing director at RH Reifen Service AG, Switzerland

I walk round the shop all day. As I'm often on my feet, the kyBoot is the best for me.

Rolf Hässig, managing director at RH Reifen Service AG, Switzerland

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

The kyBoot is very comfortable. That's important to me. I'd rather mind the pennies elsewhere, as this shoe has changed my life. It means a great deal to me!

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

It was a new experience for me. When they say, “walking on air”, that actually describes the sensation. Walking light as a feather really is wonderful.

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

Erika Weiss, works in biomechanics, Switzerland

At first it was very hard working raising the intensity of exercise in kyBoot shoes. I got tired faster, but now I don't notice it any more. It's just harder work when I walk uphill. But I do have the feeling that it does me good. It's like exercise.

Erika Weiss, works in biomechanics, Switzerland

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

The kyBoot is of greatbenefit to me. First of all, it helped with my knee problem, and then it helped with my heel spurs. That was the key thing. But my knees even hurt less, too,and it stimulates your circulation.

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

The shoes are suitable for walking on cobbles or in the woods, and they’re great in winter when the ground is slippery. You won’t slip in these shoes when the ground is slippery. This used to happen to me a lot with other shoes and I would always fall over. It’s never happened with these shoes.

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

The really big advantage is safety. I noticed that when the floor is wet from daily mopping (I have three cats that bring the dirt in from outside) it's incredibly dangerous in conventional shoes. But the kyBoot simply grips. It's simply good. I feel totally safe!

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

I can tell that my feet are getting a lot stronger. I have a much better feeling in my high heels, for example. Because I wear kyBoot shoes every day, my foot muscles have a lot more exercise than before.

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

I think it's great that the kyBoot is made in Switzerland. It creates local jobs. I'm happy to pay a little more as I know that they're good shoes.

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Rafaela Hayden, had a deformed foot, Switzerland

When the assistant was advising me I realised that for the first time I was wearing shoes that didn't pinch. So I decided to buy a pair. When I got talking to my orthopaedist, he was very sceptical and said that lots of people came back to him disappointed by kyBoot shoes, complaining of even greater pain. I took the warning seriously and asked myself what that might be all about. When you feel better, you tend to get quite fussy. I thought that was probably the mistake people were making. If you wear insoles for a long time, your foot muscles are weak. So I started wearing the kyBoot and the shoe with insoles alternately, and gradually built up the intensity. I could feel my whole body getting fitter. Today I spend one day a week out with the dogs and might walk up to five-and-a-half hours. That's already possible, even though I've only been wearing the kyBoot a short time. At the end of the day I can feel it in my feet, but the next day it's OK again.

Rafaela Hayden, had a deformed foot, Switzerland

Peter Freund from Appenzell, Switzerland

It resulted in some sore muscles, because the position was unfamiliar. It was airy, but you get used to it and now I enjoy it a lot. I also feel the relief in my knees.

Peter Freund from Appenzell, Switzerland

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

I've always had back pain, for as long as I can remember. It spread into my legs giving me sleepless nights. After I'd really tried out almost everything, I thought this would be worth my while now. Especially as I know that your shoes are hugely important, and look out for it. So I went into a shop one day and had a look at everything. At first they gave me some shoes to try out, which I thought was great. I didn't want to spend that much money at first. I'd then only had these shoes on for 5 or 10 minutes when my knee hurt. At first I was appalled. They'd warned me about it, but I wouldn't have thought it would hurt that much. And then I was given a kyBounder and told to exercise on it 6–7 times a day. After just two weeks I realised that I could now stand on it on one leg without it hurting. Then I brought the mat back and bought my first pair of shoes. I haven't had any problems since.

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

At first I was really tired. I had the kyBoot shoes on for 2–3 hours and then felt tired. My legs grew heavy. I don't have that feeling any more. You have to get used to it. You're using different muscles than in normal shoes, that's my interpretation, anyway.

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

Well, of course you probably have to get used to them first, but for me it was very pleasant straight from the outset, so I started wearing the kyBoot all the time, right from day one.

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

Rafaela Hayden, had a deformed foot, Switzerland

I wear the kyBoot in everyday life. When I'm in the house or at work I often wear the insoles. But as soon as I leave the house I put on the kyBoot. The kyBoot is the most comfortable shoe I own right now.

Rafaela Hayden, had a deformed foot, Switzerland

Leo Schranzer, chef at Stütlihus in Grabs, Switzerland

They're soft and comfortable. I've even got on the walking boots; I'm trying them out for the first time. I was allowed to test some work shoes for 14 days. They're very good for walking. At first my feet were a little sore, and I had a painful spot in my right foot from an inflammation: that hasn't gone away yet. But they're very pleasant to walk in.

Leo Schranzer, chef at Stütlihus in Grabs, Switzerland

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

At first I would have laughed at anyone who'd told me how great the kyBoot is. After wearing the kyBoot myself and discovering how much good they do me, I believe what the adverts say.

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

I sometimes wear a suit and tie, so it's important to me to have shoes that also go with that kind of clothing. Like the shoes I'm wearing now. I wear these shoes at work, in my free time, on the water; I even wear kyBoot in Thailand.

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

Barbara Pledl, works in the Luchsinger butcher’s shop, Switzerland

I had a heel spur this summer, so I went to the chemist's and wailed that I needed some pills. Instead, the sales assistant gave me a pair of kyBoot shoes. I never took them off again. After that, I heard there was a kybun shop in Rüti, and since then I've bought another two pairs.

Barbara Pledl, works in the Luchsinger butcher’s shop, Switzerland

Nicolina Coiro, works in a laundry, Switzerland

I feel like I'm on clouds. I mean, it's very comfortable and I feel lighter.

Nicolina Coiro, works in a laundry, Switzerland

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

It was a trial. After I'd stood in them for two hours I still felt great. I then waited another 9 months before I finally bought these shoes. After that I worked four days at a holiday trade show, two of which I spent standing, but I had no back pain. Now I'm a fan and believe in these shoes.

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

I think they are just as important here as they are outside. I also have hard floor surfaces in the house, making a soft insole very comfortable. Beyond that, I’m also thinking about my fitness. I want to do something for my health every day. Ideally, I’d do gymnastics or go jogging every day, but that isn’t always possible. When I wear these shoes, my legs feel like they’ve had a workout.

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzeland

My experience with kybun has been very pleasant for me, not only with the shoes, but also with the company. I've found the conversations that I've had with lots of kybun staff very good. And it's been a very special experience for me to visit the kybun Tower.

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzeland

Erika Weiss, works in biomechanics, Switzerland

I have riders and learner riders who have difficulties because they might have had an accident or not have a structured life. I've recommended the kyBoot to such people; told them to try it out.

Erika Weiss, works in biomechanics, Switzerland

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Switzerland

I gave my workmate mykyBoot shoes. He's a huge fan,and has since bought himself two pairs as well.
He never wants to be without them, either. Healways wears them in his free time, too.

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Switzerland

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

My posture has improved. I walk nice and upright and don't have any pain in my upper body any more, especially my shoulders. It feels like your stomach, legs and bottom are being toned. It's a great physical feeling!

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

I'm actually training to be a horse physiotherapist. And the kyBoot gave me back the hope that I would be able to go through with it after all. Before, I wasn't able to stand for more than an hour. Since I got the kyBoot I have been able to walk about for over 12 hours and stand without getting tired legs, without any pain or fear of not being able to sleep at night. Thanks to the kyBoot I'm heading for my dream job. That's why I'm now so happy and recommending it.

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

At first I wasn't at all sure whether the kyBoot would do me any good. But after that I started to like the warmth the shoes give me, and the feeling that walking is different. All in all, I can say that the shoes do me good. I couldn't say what it is exactly that the kyBoot shoes do to me, but I have to keep on wearing them or my muscles start aching again. 

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

I can feel a huge difference. I feel a lot better and don't wear my insoles any more.

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

There are some who say that it's so spongy, they can hardly climb the stairs any more. But I haven't had any problems at all, myself. It's like when you get bifocals: them first, too. Because the distance is quite different to what your eyes are used to. It's the same with everything. You just have to get used to it a bit. Now, if I'm not wearing kyBoot shoes, I notice the difference straight away: it's like having to walk on boards. That's the problem. Now, if I wear other shoes, of course it's very often harder and sometimes I have the feeling as if I'm walking on the tarmac with bare feet. That's simply the difference. So I'm a huge fan; they're really something great.

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

At first I deliberately drew my colleagues' attention to my new, sexy shoes. It was important to me to show that I hadn't chosen that look. Now it's a running gag. Now plenty of others have bought shoes like these. Quality has triumphed. The new shoes I've seen are looking better and better. The black ones are discreet. I'd like to buy another pair for speed-walking. And I'd like to get a pair of these for walking in flat country, too.

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

When you stand all day, are always on your feet and don't get any breaks, though you move about a lot, you can feel it in your feet, your legs and your back. It comes from working too much. I've never had a problem, but with kyBoot shoes you can work a great deal, and that's very pleasant, of course.

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

When you consider that a heart attack is rated ten on the pain scale, then I would rate my pain at three or four. Since I’ve started using the kyBounder, I can safely say that I have zero pain.

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

Armin Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Yes, walking is pleasant. And you have warm feet. It's comfortable and you feel good in them.

Armin Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

I had back pain, and on top of that my left leg is 2.5 cm too short. I'd tried almost everything. It's a congenital defect. At first I wore MBT shoes. I thought they were the best there is, but I couldn't walk in them. Even the specialists said I couldn't walk in them. I looked a bit further afield and came across the kyBoot. Thanks to someone working at the chemist's, ho let me take the shoes home straight away, I was able to try the shoes out. I wasn't convinced immediately; it felt strange and they "wobbled about” a bit. She actually said that my muscles might ache, but I didn't get that during the trial period, only later. After I'd got over the whole thing, I have to say that they're really great. No more cold feet. We already have three pairs and I'm getting another pair soon.

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

I came across kyBoot because I had back pain. My back had to deal with frequent jarring and it was painful. Then a customer pointed them out to me. She said I should try out softer shoes for a change. Then I tried out the kyBoot, and it got much better within a short time.

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

I've been wearing these shoes for a year and my problems have all gone: no lumbago, nothing. It's just vanished.

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

I discovered the kyBoot when I was on holiday in Canada. I saw the sign "Swiss Technology walking on air" and my daughter said I should try on the shoes. Before, I wore MBT shoes. But the problem with MBT was that they were made for walking and not for standing. I work as a sales Manager and run workshops on sales techniques, so I have to stand all day long. It's quite different to walking. The dynamics are entirely different. The kyBoot is much better suited to standing. It's incredible to me.

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

Tamara Zäch, Switzerland

I find it very pleasant. It feels to me like walking on a forest floor. It feels very pleasant in your joints;in your hips and knees. It's really nice and soft. It's very pleasant.

Tamara Zäch, Switzerland

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

My condition has improved. You get leg exercise all day long. In my opinion this product is definitely worth buying!

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

I can honestly say that the shoes have changed my life.

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

Of course it would be perfect, and I'd be the No. 1 buyer, if there were kyBoot shoes for donkeys and horses. I have donkeys, too. It would be a huge gap on the market, of course, and would help them.

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

Res Gerber, sings tenor in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Your body is more dynamic, it's constantly active. You can't just stand “quietly” and be passive; you're active the whole time.

Res Gerber, sings tenor in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

The sole is excellent: it's very resistant, even against chemicals. No damage at all. The kyBoot has a fine tread, which is more of an advantage to us, as the sole is soft and adapts to every bump.

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Rafaela Hayden, lives in Rüti, Switzerland

For me, walking in kyBoot shoes is like walking on a sandy beach. The shoes are soft, but not completely. They're simply comfortable.

Rafaela Hayden, lives in Rüti, Switzerland

Rolf Hässig, has the largest Motocross collection in Europe, Switzerland

The first time I wore the kyBoot I felt on cloud nine. It was a floaty feeling. I had to get used to it at first.

Rolf Hässig, has the largest Motocross collection in Europe, Switzerland

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

I'd recommend the kyBoot to anyone. Especially if you have trouble with your knees or back. It gives you much greater quality of life. Until now, I've never found any other shoe that's been of as much help.

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Urs Leuenberger, choirmaster, Switzerland

I haven't exercised much on the kyBounder, as I was sitting at the piano. But when I stood on it, it was good. It does me good. I noticed it again, too; you're constantly moving about.

Urs Leuenberger, choirmaster, Switzerland

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

I had a problem with heel spurs. I couldn't walk any more. The doctor told me to walk for at most 20–30 minutes a day; no more walking uphill or downhill. And by coincidence I was in Bern and passed a kyBoot shop. So I went in and came out with a pair of kyBoot shoes. I put the shoes on straight away. They advise you not to wear the shoes too much at the start, but I've been wearing them since day one, and haven't had any problems in any of that time.

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

Pius Simbürger, conductor Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

I’m surprised at how many musicians in our society wear these shoes. Personally, I thought they were comfy from the moment I put them on. My first outing with these shoes was the exhibition in Munich. It lasted two days and afterwards I felt completely fine.

Pius Simbürger, conductor Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

Robert Spitz, sales representative for Nahrin, Switzerland

As you're walking, it's springy. You're not simply walking on the hard ground. I don't know what it is, but in any case I don't have any back pain any more. It's striking. I used to have a lot of back pain if I spent a long time standing.

Robert Spitz, sales representative for Nahrin, Switzerland

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

Another thing that's very good, of course, is the odour. Your feet smell good in them.

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

If you stand all day and don't get much exercise, then logically enough, you get backache, and that goes away in these.

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

Good health is very important to me and my company. Everyone wearing shoes like this used to have some sort of trouble, and now their problems have gone away. It’s incredible.

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

Armin Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

You feel good in them; they're comfortable and easy to walk in. You don't slip or slide. 

Armin Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

People have asked me whether it's worth buying kyBoot shoes. So I said that it's definitely worth it, as you basically don't need any other shoes.

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

Rafaela Hayden, kyBoot changed her life, Switzerland

My lower legs got more mobile. My little toe is not inflamed any more. I also felt a difference in my neck. At first it was very tense, until I realised that it had something to do with the shoes; they were massaging me. It feels totally different when you walk. It's much harder in the shoes with insoles. In the kyBoot you float as you walk. Your whole body is involved.

Rafaela Hayden, kyBoot changed her life, Switzerland

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

A work colleague came along one day with a pair of trial shoes and was in raptures about them, so I tried his shoes on. Shortly afterwards, I found out that there was a new company in Rüti selling these shoes. Pleased as Punch, I went over there, did the tests and was immensely impressed.

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

Armin Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

My wife brought them home one day – or rather, she bought them first, and told me that I should try them out, too. I was quite sceptical at first, but then I tried them. After that I thought they were very good, and I've worn them ever since. 

Armin Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Rolf Hässig, has the largest Motocross collection in Europe, Switzerland

I used to do motocross racing, and have had problems with slipped discs ever since. It's got much better since I've worn kyBoot shoes. I hardly have any back pain any more.

Rolf Hässig, has the largest Motocross collection in Europe, Switzerland

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

While I can stand for more than three hours, the others are constantly sitting down complaining about having tired legs. I did just the same until six months ago. Today I can stand for much longer and tired legs are absolutely a thing of the past.

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Before I got the kyBoot, I wasn't able to play with the children for long before it began to hurt. Since I've worn the kyBoot I've been able to do it again without any trouble. The children benefit from it, too.

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Patrick Odermatt, Workshop manager at MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

The kyBoot is really kind on your jointsat work. In the evening I have less knee pain than before.That makes you far more rested and you can work more, andabove all longer.

Patrick Odermatt, Workshop manager at MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Barbara Pledl, works in the Luchsinger butcher’s shop, Switzerland

I have problems with my joints and with my back. It always makes every bone in my body ache. On Saturdays I have to swallow a painkiller to get through the day. That's all in the past with kyBoot. I feel much better.

Barbara Pledl, works in the Luchsinger butcher’s shop, Switzerland

Jakob Wampfler, postal worker at the Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland

I spend all day in the kyBoot, as I have to walk around a lot. I rely on my shoes to make sure my feet don't get too tired and I don't get any pain. In that respect, of course, the kyBoot is the best thing you could ever imagine.

Jakob Wampfler, postal worker at the Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland

Patrick Odermatt, Workshop manager at MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

I damaged my knees early on, when I was young. I didn't look out for my knees enough when riding my motorbike; they often got too cold. So I had to deal with knee problems from early on. Because of the hard sole in my work shoes, I very often had knee trouble in the evening. It's got much better since I've worn kyBoot shoes. The knee pain hasn't gone away entirely, but it really makes a big difference.

Patrick Odermatt, Workshop manager at MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

I only leave off my kyBoot shoes if I feel bad about damaging them. When I have to water the flowers, for instance, or work outside in bad weather, then I don't wear them. Otherwise I wear them whenever and wherever I can.

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

I like wearing them to shows. Mainly because you're on your feet all day. On one hand you'vegot dogs that pull on the lead, and on the other you have to run round the show ring with the dogs. I used to take two pairs of shoes for that,but not any more. Now I wear kyBoot shoes: youcan do anything in them!

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

Because I had insoles, I used to buy normal shoes, so I never thought anything else would ever be possible. We tried out other products too, but it didn't work. These are the first shoes that are of any use to me. 

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

Rita Brüllhardt, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

At first I found it quite hard going. It's unusual; a different kind of “standing”. I concentrated more on my feet than on what I was singing.

Rita Brüllhardt, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

I told my colleagues in the Netherlands too, but I don't know where you can get the kyBoot in the Netherlands. If I knew it, I'd tell everyone to go there. And my colleagues here in Switzerland are very keen. One of my colleagues has a daughter who wears the shoes; she works in them in Biel. And the director says the shoes might be his kind of thing, too ... So it's being passed on!

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

Marion Schlauri, pupil Gymnasium Wil, Switzerland

You need to take some time to loosen up a bit in order to avoid getting a cramp, but everything has been going very well so far.

Marion Schlauri, pupil Gymnasium Wil, Switzerland

Thomas Wiesner, orthopedist in Switzerland

It can be just as bad for children to be sitting all the time as it is for them to always be standing. Standing on special, soft mats for one to two lessons each day enables the pupils to activate their muscles and improve their health.

Thomas Wiesner, orthopedist in Switzerland

Jerome Oesch, pupil Gymnasium Wil, Switzerland

I can concentrate during lessons much better than I could before. I used to get very tired very quickly.

Jerome Oesch, pupil Gymnasium Wil, Switzerland

Cyrill Mettler, pupil Gymnasium Wil, Switzerland

I feel like I am standing with a more upright posture. This is because you’re constantly moving.

Cyrill Mettler, pupil Gymnasium Wil, Switzerland