My wife purchased kybun shoe (Bern) a few weeks ago and LOVES them! She was suffering a lot of pain in her feet related to a knee replacement some time ago and says she is enjoying a lot of relief. Now her co-workers want a pair!
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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
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
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 kybun shoes. 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 kybun shoes.
Hansruedi Siegrist 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 kybun 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
I’ve spent 30 years working in retail while wearing shoes that were stylish but far too uncomfortable. This has unfortunately taken its toll on my legs. I was suffering from Morton’s neuroma, a bunion, pain in my knees and lumbar spine, and on top of that, I fractured my femoral neck last summer after having an accident. It was virtually impossible for me to walk or stand without feeling pain, even when wearing flat shoes with insoles. Fortunately, a friend of mine recommended the kybun shoes to me. She had been wearing a pair for a while herself, and was familiar with how the shoe’s enormous benefits. Purchasing a pair was definitely worth it for me as well. The comfortable air-cushioned insole makes walking a genuine pleasure – like you are walking on cotton. I also find the shoe very stylish, and people often come up to me to give their compliments. It was quite hard for me to choose just one pair from the large selection of models available – I’m sure this won’t be the last pair that I will buy.
Katharina Mayer-Steinhäusl from Vienna, Austria
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
Doing targeted exercises on the kybun mat 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
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- 2012 W.A.B.B.A. Swiss Champion 2012: First place
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- 2010 Fitness World Championships: Vice World Champion in the mixed pair category and sixth place in the solo category
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Ivan Bucher, Mister Universum Athletic 2011, Kerns, 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
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
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
In 2010 I tore a ligament in my knee and I had sever pains in my knee, until I came across kyBoot shoes that were recommended to me and I started wearing them, and what a miracle! After I got used to them, the shoes did their job and the pain decreased. I recommended the shoes to my husband who has back pain, to my brother and sister, and I think all of them enjoy the shoes and are happy.
Ruty Ben Yehuda, Chief of Administration, Anemia Clinic, Rabin Medical Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel
I suffered with pains in my legs and knees. I work as a waitress and we do 8 hours shifts. I looked for shoes that could help me endure the entire shift. Then I discovered kyBoot and bought a pair. I adjusted to them very quickly, I had no problems. I enjoy working in them; it feels like walking on pillows, or clouds… It's been a year and I use only them. I recommended to the chefs at the restaurant to buy them because they are very comfortable for standing and they do not slip in the kitchen, which is good for both, chefs and waiters. And that's it – it's wonderful.
Maya Katsir, student and waitress, Tel-Aviv, Israel
I am an event producer and while working I walk many hours during the day, from morning till afternoon. I wear my working clothes and at 5 pm I change into formal dress, so I look elegant. I haven’t found a pair of shoes that are comfortable, that I can wear and walk in up to 6 pm. By the time the event began I would be in pain: pains in my knees, in my back, I used pain killers, ointments and so on. The event had not started yet and I would be in tatters. Until I came across the ideal thing: kyBoot shoes. From the moment I put them on my body felt differently immediately, really, no kidding. There was a different feeling in my body. I felt less pains, until they disappeared completely, after the third or fourth time I walk in the shoes. I was not in pain. I started to produce my events in leisure, without pain killers or ointments. I recommend them to anyone, whatever the pain, they can help everyone.
Adi Porat, Event Producer 'SimchaMaker', Rishpon, Israel
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
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
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
"The kybun shoe means you can walk actively and healthily even on hard surfaces. The soft, unstable sole is kind on your joints, exercises your muscles, improves your balance and stimulates receptors in your feet. From a medical perspective I thus specially recommend the kybun shoe to patients with poor posture or knee problems."
Prof. Dr. Christian Gäbler, specialist in trauma surgery following accidents and sports injuries, Vienna, Austria
"I am 74 years old and a passionate pilgrim. I first wore the kybun shoe 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 kybun shoe strengthening the muscles in my legs and feet. I now only ever wear my sandals or my kybun shoes."
Walter Keller, pensioner, Bischofszell, Switzerland
I have a heel bruise on my left foot and torn ligaments on my right knee. I tried everything - anti inflammatory medication, anti inflammatory patches, crutches, knee pads, heel pads. They all helped a little. But nothing helped me as much as the kybun shoe. I have two pairs and they are the only shoes that I wear now. The leather model is particularly comfortable.
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
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
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
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
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.