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kybun Opinions

Michael Hirte harmonica player, Germany

I used to always have a seat on the stage. At this concert I had one too, because it was a bit longer. Back then, when I played for a half an hour or so, I would have had to get a seat and sit down. I had severe pains when standing. I don’t have that with these shoes. I can stand up there on stage, I can move around, I can play and it doesn’t hurt any more.

Michael Hirte harmonica player, Germany

Michael Hirte harmonica player, Germany

I recommended the shoes to someone I know. He also had problems with his spine. I met up with him again recently. He showed me that he also had these shoes and said that they work perfectly and that they’re the absolute best! He feels much better and his pain is gone.

Michael Hirte harmonica player, Germany

Monika Kühlwein from Germany

Hello Jürgen! As promised, tomorrow I will reluctantly send the test shoes back to you. Although I am still not an active walker, even on my short walks I noticed a huge difference between my shoes and the kyBoot shoes. The way I stand is very different and the shoes even make it easier to stand up. I’m impressed! Honestly, I swear on kyBoot. I would never have believed the shoes could make walking feel so secure and comfortable. Recently, my kyBoot shoes got wet and I had to switch to normal shoes. Nothing seemed to work anymore and I was walking like a stiff puppet. I never want that to happen again!

Monika Kühlwein from Germany

Susanne Michel from Germany

My experiences with kyBoot shoes have been overwhelmingly positive. Shortly after my amputation, I met Jürgen Zeller at an appointment with my orthopaedic technician. It was through Jürgen that I received my first pair of kyBoot shoes. My right leg was also experiencing adverse effects from the accident, so I was thrilled with the kyBoot shoes from the very beginning. I have tried all sorts of expensive sports shoes, but none of them have come anywhere close to equalling the kyBoot! kyBoot shoes soften the heel impact and make me feel secure. I can walk for a long time without my leg hurting and without the sole of my remaining foot getting sore. And with kyBoot, I don’t need to worry about slipping when it’s damp or wet underfoot. With all other types of shoe, after a very short time my remaining foot starts hurting and the sole of my foot gets sore. With other shoes, I also feel much less secure when walking. I don’t find the kyBoot to be unstable at all. These shoes help me in all kinds of situations and make me feel secure. Perhaps to begin with, it might feel slightly strange because you have to compensate a little. But I quickly noticed that these shoes help me to walk. I think that kyBoot shoes are the perfect footwear, especially for people who are starting to learn to walk with a prosthesis, because they help so much with walking.

Susanne Michel from Germany

Evelyne Will, geriatric nurse

I had the opportunity to test the kyBoot for a couple of days, and when I was walking in it, I felt like I was floating on clouds. It was easy to walk in it, and I was able to move about quickly, even though I’m fairly short! Once I have moved house, I will be ordering a pair of kyBoot shoes. To wear kyBoot shoes is to have a footwear experience!

Evelyne Will, geriatric nurse

Customer from Germany

I am 71 and my left leg was recently amputated above the knee. I stumbled upon kyBoot online and I learned all about it from Mr Zeller over the phone. Two days later, a pair of kyBoot test shoes was delivered to my house. I was allowed to try them at home for two days and then keep them or send them back. After wearing and walking in the kyBoot shoes for three minutes, I picked up the phone and bought the shoes! I have never had shoes that are so soft, fit so well and look so fashionable! I have now been wearing them all day every day for 14 days and they are great. I now walk a lot more than I did in my old shoes! Five days ago, my wife ordered some kyBoot sandals from Mr Zeller and she only takes them off when she gets into bed! She is absolutely thrilled with the sandals. I would readily recommend kyBoot shoes! Thank you so much, Mr Zeller!

Customer from Germany

Oliver Decker from Germany

Fantastic stuff! How did I find out about kyBoot? Jürgen posted a link to his page in our Facebook group. It made me curious. Why? My left leg is amputated above the knee and my right ankle is damaged, so I am regularly in pain. I wondered whether these shoes could mitigate the problem. We started an e-mail conversation and Jürgen immediately offered to provide me with a pair of test shoes. After 14 days, I was won over and I ordered a pair. What was it that convinced me? It’s like walking on a cloud. In my Salo shoes, every stride feels stiff like a goose step. By contrast, the kyBoot shoes soften my steps and the foot rollover is very comfortable. They also make it easier to climb stairs step-over-step. My footsteps are quieter – now I can sneak up on people! Walking on pavements also feels much better. So those are my first impressions after a couple of weeks of wearing the shoes. Sure, they aren’t exactly cheap. But the shoes are making a positive difference. Which is why I am convinced that buying them was a good decision. I would recommend these kyBoot shoes wholeheartedly.   Thank you so much, Jürgen! Your tremendous commitment will ensure that lots more people will find out
about kyBoot and will hopefully be inspired to try wearing these shoes.

Oliver Decker from Germany

Customer from Germany

kyBoot shoes are the best shoes in the world, and they give me a new quality of life. I am not an amputee, but I had extreme difficulties moving around because I suffer with extremely severe nerve pain. What’s more, the unbalanced strain led to my left foot developing flatfoot and pes valgus deformity. As a result, the inside of my ankle protrudes significantly. It was no longer possible to walk normally. I also had numb toes and paraesthesia in both feet. HAD...
I have been wearing kyBoot shoes for two months and there have been some changes. I am experiencing significantly less pain and I can generally walk swiftly and without limping. There have been substantial improvements to the paraesthesia and the numbness in my toes. I can now feel what is beneath my feet again – stones, the floor, the folds in my socks. Most nights, I am not in any pain.
If I take the shoes off, however, things become somewhat more problematic.
But I am hopeful that there will be improvements here, too. Thank you so much, Jürgen! Your tremendous
commitment will ensure that lots more people will find out
about kyBoot and will hopefully be inspired to try wearing these shoes.

Customer from Germany

Maria Klein from Germany

I’ve been wearing kyBoot shoes for a couple of weeks now and I am so impressed by these shoes! I wear them both indoors and outdoors. Seven years after my amputation, I have finally found a shoe that comes close to restoring the quality of life I had before. They are lightweight shoes and you don’t feel them on your feet, so it’s like walking barefoot. My back is more relaxed and is no longer painful. The anti-slip sole also makes them really secure. Sure, the price isn’t exactly enticing. But what’s important is that the shoe makes a positive difference, so it’s worth spending a bit more.

Maria Klein from Germany

Udo Wiedenhöft from Germany

I too discovered the awesome kyBoot shoes – after years of searching for good shoes. I found them through Mr Jürgen Zeller. In 2009 I underwent a knee disarticulation on my right leg. Since then, I’ve been doing lots of sports, and I have to say that the kyBoot has been a real ASSET to my (Genium) prosthesis!

Udo Wiedenhöft from Germany

Beate Strittmatter from the Wutach Valley, Germany

I suffer from lymphoedema in my right leg and foot as well as back problems. Ever since I started wearing the kyBoot, my back pain has reduced dramatically, and I’ve experienced fewer problems with my leg as well. I’ve noticed that walking has become more of an exercise, but without being uncomfortable. Quite the opposite, in fact: I feel like I’m walking on clouds.  Mr Zeller provided excellent advice and support, and showed himself to be a true expert. He was able to provide many helpful tips for my specific problems, and I benefitted from his advice immensely. Getting to test out the shoes for a few days at the beginning was priceless, of course.

Beate Strittmatter from the Wutach Valley, Germany

Norbert Strittmatter from the Wutach Valley, Germany

Wearing the kyBoot makes it feel a lot more natural to walk with a prosthetic. It’s gentler on my back, too. It’s especially easier for me to walk down stairs when I’m wearing the kyBoot. Mr Zeller provided us with fantastic advice – he did an excellent job of answering all of my questions. I would definitely order these shoes again, anytime.

Norbert Strittmatter from the Wutach Valley, Germany

Birthe Eikmeier, CEO (Finance, Personnel, Purchase) at rutec in Syke, Germany

Ever since I started using my kybun mat, I no longer experience back problems in connection with my slipped disc. My back musculature is strong, and the ‘active’ standing position I assume on the mat has had a positive effect on my legs. 

Birthe Eikmeier, CEO (Finance, Personnel, Purchase) at rutec in Syke, Germany

Roland Diewald from Germany

I actually discovered the kyBoot completely by chance. I tried on a pair and found that I could actually walk very well in them. Now it is simply my shoe. I can really step on each heel and roll over my foot to the toes. The shoe helps me get a firmer footing and compensates for the movements within my stump. It simply feels great to walk and the main advantage by far is that I don’t stumble anymore. This was always a problem I experienced when I was wearing other shoes.  I would often trip over my toes and stumble when walking on uneven streets.

Roland Diewald from Germany

Susanne Bogedaly from Germany

Hello, my name is Susanne Bogedaly. I have been suffering from chronic plantar fasciitis in both of my feet as well as a heel spur in my left foot for about a year and a half. I tried just about everything I could, including all conventional therapy methods. The doctors said there was virtually nothing left for them to try. I tried using insoles and sensorimotor insoles, took pain medication and underwent shockwave therapy. In the end, I was under so much psychological strain, and nothing had helped. In my desperation, I decided to try one last thing. I came across the kyBoot on the Internet and tried on a pair. I did some research and opted for this model. I am very impressed. It was my last hope, and it has enabled me to walk comfortably, like I’m walking on air, just the way it was described in the advertisement. It is perfect for me, because I’m a nursery teacher and need to be on my feet every day. I am standing for many hours every day, so I wear the shoes at work and also wear them as slippers at home. I have already place an order for the next model, which is the Arosa model. This is a black lace-up boot that comes up to here. It looks very elegant. I want to encourage everyone who is suffering a similar fate as I was and is in despair to simply try it out! It really is worth it. I am very impressed. I can walk again comfortably and almost without any pain. I will stick with the kyBoot. I am very happy with it. I wish everyone the best and urge them not to give up!

Susanne Bogedaly from Germany

Margret and Uwe Preis, Neuwied, Germany

kyBoot - otherwise nothing will come to our feet!

Margret and Uwe Preis, Neuwied, Germany

Roland Diewald from Germany

Shoes are very important. They are an important part of the prosthesis. As I said, I could never find the right shoe for me during all the time I spent wearing the prosthesis. The kyBoot is simply the perfect shoe for me. I first learnt about the kyBoot when I got onto the bus at a different bus stop. I saw a kyBoot shop right behind me. There was an intriguing exhibition going on, where a film was being shown. I went to the shop the next day and asked if the kyBoot could also be something for people who wear prostheses. Mr Meier was very friendly and knowledgeable and gave me all the information I needed. He said he didn’t have any experience with people who wear prostheses, but that I could try on a pair of the kyBoot shoes if I wanted to. I took him up on the offer and since then, I have been impressed with the shoe each and every day.

Roland Diewald from Germany

Arthur Rusch from Wasserburg, Germany

When I began to have severe foot pain due to a bunion (a bony bump that forms above the big toe joint),  I considered having an operation. But I wanted to try out the kyBoot first. This is how I came to visit the kyBoot specialty shop at 29 Bodanstrasse in Konstanz, Germany, at 3 pm on 6 February 2016. I was very sceptical, which meant that I asked a lot of questions. I was surprised to discover how friendly and knowledgeable the salesperson was. She was very patient, offered great advice and answered all of my questions to my satisfaction. A big compliment is due to this excellent salesperson! I decided to buy the Jindo Tobacco model for men (size 43 1/2) and kept the shoes on for my stroll through the city of Konstanz. The shoes immediately provided a new, more comfortable feeling – I was happy with how comfortable they were. We ended up almost missing the ferry back, and we would have if we hadn’t sprinted our way to the harbour. This is when it struck me that I could never have sprinted like that in my old, regular shoes – at least not without it being extremely painful. I was even happier to realise that I could run painlessly in these shoes. This was not possible before. Thanks to this new level of comfort, I have been able to walk around without the bunion causing me any pain. I also used to suffer from problems due to straining my ankle. These problems also went away very quickly. This shoe saved me from needing an operation. I can only recommend that anyone with similar problems should at least try out the wonderful kyBoot shoe first, before having an operation. 

Arthur Rusch from Wasserburg, Germany

Roland Diewald from Germany

It was a soft and comfortable feeling. I actually felt very comfortable from the very beginning. I tried walking around in the shoes at this shop for 15 minutes. Then I walked out onto the street right away and wore the shoes all day. I continued to walk, taking tiny steps, feeling very comfortable in the shoes. The main advantage by far is the fact that I don’t stumble anymore. I used to always get caught, either at my toes  or at my heels, which made me skid. Walking is now very pleasant and soft, even for the stump. I no longer feel the hard impact on my knee or stump. It is simply a wonderful, soothing feeling all around.

Roland Diewald from Germany

Jürgen Zeller from Germany

I am so impressed by the kyBoot. I will never buy myself any other shoe again. That simply won’t do. Once you try the kyBoot, you can never turn back. I can only say positive things about my experiences with the shoe. As I said, I will never wear another shoe brand again.

Jürgen Zeller from Germany

Marga Ullrich from Mettlach, Germany

I experienced severe pain and swelling in my foot during the summer. It was so bad that I could no longer walk. It was just a few days before my holiday, so I was really in a bind. I quickly put a cooling gel pack in my kyBoot sandals. After three days, I was so much better that I was able to walk short distances without any pain. My holiday wasn’t a disaster, and it’s all thanks to my kyBoot shoes. I was able to go everywhere I wanted and experienced virtually no pain. What’s more, I’ve noticed that after wearing kyBoot shoes for a couple of months, my gait is now much more stable and my leg muscles are much stronger. I’m so grateful for these wonderful shoes. I highly recommend them.

Marga Ullrich from Mettlach, Germany

Jürgen Zeller from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

I had both my legs amputated at the thigh 25 years ago, and two years ago I had the latest high-tech prosthetics fitted. I’d hoped to be able to finally walk better with them but sadly this wasn’t the case and I was left disappointed. Despite the modern technology, which cost me €90,000, I still couldn’t walk on cobblestones.  But then I found the kyBoot shoes online. At first I was unsure about the soft sole of the kyBoot shoes but I discovered a completely new feeling after walking just a few steps. I felt like I could feel every millimetre of the ground. It was incredible that the prosthetic foot unexpectedly began to work and the kyBoot shoes perfected the entire roll-off phase of the foot. Getting up from a chair or out of the car has also proven to be much easier. I don’t slip on wet surfaces or snow anymore thanks to the kyBoot shoes.  I already have four pairs of kyBoot shoes now and cobblestones are no longer a problem! Jürgen Zeller is now a freelance consultant for kybun AG in southern Germany, acting as an expert adviser to other affected individuals. For more information, visit us at www.prothesen-tuning.de.

Jürgen Zeller from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Joachim Schmid, marathon runner from Filderstadt, Germany

I’m a marathon runner and very thankful for kyBoot shoes. I often had pain in my Achilles tendon after running. The pain has completely vanished since I started wearing kyBoot shoes. Thank God for inventors and the people that support them.

Joachim Schmid, marathon runner from Filderstadt, Germany

Roland Diewald from Germany

I feel much lighter and smoother when I’m walking. The shoe has changed my whole life.

Roland Diewald from Germany

Mr. Karst from Andernach, Germany

For me, things were not going well; my shoes stopped me from doing a lot. I could not walk much in my shoes and had a lot of pain in my back, upper legs and hip. Then, I saw kyBoots in the shop and went in to find out what sort of shoes they were selling. I then got a pair to try and immediately thought “Wow.” I had never experienced shoes like them. I almost had to hold onto the counter or else I would have fallen over, as I was a little wobbly at first. However, I quite quickly realised that this is very good for my body and that it would help me to cope with my pain so that I could get on much better in the future. All I had to do then was sign my name and I got a pair of shoes to try out. I was only interested in wearing the shoes for nearly a good week at least to see how I got on with them myself. On Tuesday afternoon, I received the shoes and, on Friday morning, I wore the shoes again and have had no more pain since. I have no more pain in my hip and back. No more pain at all, it’s all gone!! I had actually planned to have surgery on my hip this year, but it now looks like I no longer need the operation. I highly recommend these shoes to anyone who has problems with their bones and skeletal structure. Everyone should put aside a little bit of money when they have it if they cannot pay for them all in one go. This way, you can afford the shoes after saving up. It will do wonders for your health, that’s all I can say. I’ve experienced it myself and now bought two pairs of shoes. I saved up for them, too and have also saved even more. I buy things that I see that are good for me and my wife, and these two pairs of shoes are great for just that.

Mr. Karst from Andernach, Germany

Mrs. Eisbach from Andernach, Germany

I’m so impressed with these shoes. I used to have a heel spur and I’ve actually lost track of all the places I tried before resorting to private treatment. Let me tell you straight up that it was ridiculously expensive. I tried everything that my health insurance would cover and honestly, I was going around with a really bad heel spur for a year and a half. I just didn’t know where to go in the end. My husband and I really love hiking. But I just couldn’t go anymore so he had to go alone, which really upset me. I always thought that there must be something else out there and then I discovered this shop. I thought, ok, I’ll have a look and then I ended up buying the shoes. I had some minor problems with them in the beginning because I had an inflammation in my foot. Once that cleared up, it only took four days for the pain in my feet to go away. I think I’ve had these shoes for about three months now and they’re still the only ones I wear. I highly recommend them. I’m so impressed! For me, these shoes are the best thing since sliced bread!

Mrs. Eisbach from Andernach, Germany

Ingrid S. from Lörrach, Germany

Friday: Five hours on the go on foot in Hamburg at a temperature of about 0°C; feet are warm after a short time walking.
Saturday: Ten hours on the go on foot in Hamburg at a temperature of about 0°C; it’s unbelievable that I stuck it out for so long!
Thursday: Walk on the beach on Amrum Island. Rainwater on the sand had collected to form a giant pond. There was no way around it, I had to go through it. I took off my shoes and socks. It was about 7°C and the soles of my feet were numb after walking just a few metres. I didn’t have a towel with me. All I could do was dust off my feet with my hands and then put my socks and shoes back on. Afterwards, I had about a half an hour’s walk ahead of me to get to the village. I made up my mind there and then to take a foot bath when I got back to my holiday apartment. However, when I got back to the village, I realised it would no longer be necessary, as my feet were already warm and toasty again! GREAT!
My kyBoot shoes are the only shoes I wear at work now and I recommend them to all my patients. They are the best shoes I’ve ever had! My mother wears them at home and loves how warm and cosy they make her feet.

Ingrid S. from Lörrach, Germany

Roland Diewald from Germany

I can now walk without any pain. I used to always feel a pressure in the prosthesis and was actually always in pain when walking. The pain is now completely gone, and I feel wonderful wearing the prosthesis.

Roland Diewald from Germany

Santo Palamara, owner of Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

They're light, they're simply light and they don't make your legs tired. That's the best thing.

Santo Palamara, owner of Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

Alida Palamara, landlady at Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

I work in a restaurant and spend all day on my feet. At first it made them hurt, but with these shoes I no longer have any pain.

Alida Palamara, landlady at Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

Santo Palamara, owner of Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

After that great feeling, of course they wanted the shoes back again. They told me it was just a test. But then I said, "OK, they passed the test, the shoes are staying. End of story.” 

Santo Palamara, owner of Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

Alida Palamara, landlady at Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

I went to the orthopaedist and was told to wear insoles, but then I tried these shoes and it got much better.

Alida Palamara, landlady at Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

Santo Palamara, owner of Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

Some friends recommended the kyBoot to me. Then I tried out my first pair and was satisfied, but I was even more satisfied with the second pair. It's much better, and I can really enjoy myself now, even in the evening after all those hours. 

Santo Palamara, owner of Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

Santo Palamara, owner of Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

The basis is in the sole of the shoes. They give you great exercise. And I feel like a child bouncing on a mattress, that's probably the best way to describe the feeling. After a long day at work spent Standing and walking, you can feel the difference.

Santo Palamara, owner of Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

Santo Palamara, owner of Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

I feel great. It didn't use to be like that. In the evenings, I could hardly walk any more and my veins hurt me. Since wearing these shoes, I don't have any more pain. And I can walk again without any problems. And I'm getting keener and keener on walking.

Santo Palamara, owner of Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

I used to fall asleep before school was over and I would wake up again when it became very loud. But now I don’t fall asleep anymore, because I need to stay standing.

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

Ilka Bruhn, teacher from Germany

My initial experience has been very good. This was intended particularly for children who are very restless. And I find that the children who are standing at the standing desk become very quiet and get on with their work quietly.

Ilka Bruhn, teacher from Germany

Dr. Thomas Werlich, general practitioner in Germany

The children are forced to constantly move in order to maintain their balance, which in turn straightens the spine. If they do not make these movements, they fall over. These movements are particularly good for strengthening the back muscles.

Dr. Thomas Werlich, general practitioner in Germany

Professor Peter Behrens, orthopedist from Germany

We now need to relearn something that we used to be able to do, that is, how to listen to our legs. You need to relearn what it’s like to feel your muscles again, and I think what we have here is a great opportunity to do so.

Professor Peter Behrens, orthopedist from Germany

Günther Franke, rektor at the Neumark School, Germany

The standing desk and mat have been a huge success. The children enjoy going into this room, and they also enjoy learning there. The standing classroom also helps them maintain good posture.

Günther Franke, rektor at the Neumark School, Germany

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

Somehow it keeps you moving and this means you don’t become tired so quickly.

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

I prefer to stay standing, since it lets you move your feet better and you don’t have to stay sitting for the entire hour.

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

Kevin Adam pupil at the Falkschule, Germany

You can work better standing than when you’re sitting. Sometimes, sitting hurts your back. You can also pay much better attention, and work better. It’s also much more relaxing. When you sit, sometimes it can also make you kind of restless, and then you need to move around. Then you can go to the back. The students switch places every 15 minutes. It’s also fun to stand on the mats.

Kevin Adam pupil at the Falkschule, Germany

Gabriele Kastner, headmaster Falkschule, Germany

We were searching for a solution that would get the children at our school moving. They sit down for most of our classes, so we thought that we should change something in the classrooms. We discovered these desks by chance, in a short newspaper article. We had already included them in our pool of potential ideas, so we did some more research. That’s when we discovered the Swiss company that sells these desks here in Germany. The desks feature a gas pressure spring, which allows the height to be adjusted for each child. Height differences between students are sometimes as big as 60 cm, and these desks can be adjusted accordingly.

Gabriele Kastner, headmaster Falkschule, Germany

Nevin Bozdemir pupil at the Falkschule, Germany

I definitely think it’s good, since it’s good for your spine. It makes it easy to concentrate. I’m also an athlete, so I need to move around in general. I practise Taekwondo, and I need to move around in class. I get kind of fidgety in the classroom.

Nevin Bozdemir pupil at the Falkschule, Germany

Astrid Runge, orthopedist from Germany

It would be ideal if they could sit as well as stand. It’s important to offer that combination. That ensures that varying amounts of strain are placed on the intervertebral discs, and that the muscles are engaged.

Astrid Runge, orthopedist from Germany

Helge, pupil from Germany

It’s simply much nicer than sitting, because when you’re sitting, you need to stay like that, but when you’re standing you can move around your feet. That is simply much nicer.

Helge, pupil from Germany

Professor Peter Behrens, orthopedist from Germany

This system enables the children to improve their health without consciously doing anything, which is a crucial factor. A stabilisation effect takes place not only below the feet but also in the gluteal muscles and in the back.

Professor Peter Behrens, orthopedist from Germany

Nevin Bozdemir pupil at the Falkschule, Germany

My grades have definitely improved.

Nevin Bozdemir pupil at the Falkschule, Germany

Nevin Bozdemir pupil at the Falkschule, Germany  (Kopie 1)

I definitely think it’s good, since it’s good for your spine. It makes it easy to concentrate. I’m also an athlete, so I need to move around in general. I practise Taekwondo, and I need to move around in class. I get kind of fidgety in the classroom.

Nevin Bozdemir pupil at the Falkschule, Germany (Kopie 1)

Gabriele Kastner, headmaster Falkschule, Germany

Studies to this end have shown that learning while standing also makes students more attentive. What’s great is that we also have a cushion along with each desk:the kyBounder. The kyBounder is soft as a feather, but you don’t sink into it. You stand on the cushion in a very relaxed way. While you stand on it, you need to constantly balance out the wobbliness, so to speak. That means you have to check whether you’re standing upright, which activates a large number of muscle groups. In turn, activating these muscle groups also activates your brain, which actually increases your attentiveness. You’d think it would be the other way around, but standing makes the kids pay much better attention.

Gabriele Kastner, headmaster Falkschule, Germany

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

This is certainly a change from sitting for six hours straight.

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

This is comfortable; it relaxes your back.

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

Teacher at the Neumark School, Germany

They don’t know where to put their long legs. They don’t know how they should sit and maintain good posture. You can see how they’re slouching. Their shoulders are hunched forward, and they’re thrusting their heads forward. That’s a really bad posture for the spine.

Teacher at the Neumark School, Germany

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

I really like it. Sitting the whole time is really annoying, and you rock back and forth.

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany