kybun testimonials and video interviews

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kybun Opinions

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

Jiří Šedivý, M.D., head of the Department of Orthopedics, Jihlava Hospital, Czech Republic

kybun shoes ideally combine three important factors of healthy and pleasant walking in shoes – the springiness of every step, comfort – thanks to the perfect shape and spaciousness of the shoe – and easy lower extremities workout and exercise just through regular walking, thanks to the principle of the unstable underfoot. Engaging maximum muscles of lower extremities as well as the torso automatically leads to their strengthening. Involving all muscles in regular walking also results in significant performance boost of the “muscle pump”, which has a wholesome effect on the venous and lymphatic system of lower extremities. Walking in these shoes therefore relieves chronic back and joint pain, is beneficial for overstrained tendons and ligaments and last but not least it can reduce tension and pressure in calves. The main use of kybun shoes is for me walking on hard surfaces – walking to work in the city, intensive city tourism (excursion tours, etc.). But you will greatly benefit from them in lighter terrain as well. Put on the kybun shoes and your feet will be grateful to you!! On top of that, they are just comfy to walk in…

Jiří Šedivý, M.D., head of the Department of Orthopedics, Jihlava Hospital, Czech Republic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 kybun shoe 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 kybun shoe 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

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

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

Tatjana Stiffler Swiss cross-country skiing

The kybun 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 kybun 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 kybun shoe 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

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

Dr. Konnikov, dental expert on the Russian TV station Channel 1

The workload in the medical profession is high, and we are constantly on our feet. That is why I decided to wear the kybun Swiss air-cushion shoe to work. It relieves my joints and enables me to spend more time on my feet without making me feel tired or uncomfortable.  Thanks to the special soles, it feels like I am walking on air!

Dr. Konnikov, dental expert on the Russian TV station Channel 1

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

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

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

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

Katharina Mayer-Steinhäusl from Vienna, Austria

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

Dominik Engeli, druggist from Weinfelden, Switzerland

I have been a huge fan of the kybun shoe for six years! As a pharmacist, I need to spend the majority of my time at work standing on my feet. Fortunately, the kybun shoe 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

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

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 kybun shoe 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 kybun shoe. I am very happy with it. I wish everyone the best and urge them not to give up!

Susanne Bogedaly from Germany

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oliver Künzle from St. Gallen, Switzerland

I feel like my posture is more upright when I wear these shoes. I can feel the small, delicate muscles becoming stronger. Compared to before, my muscles now react much quicker when I move. They’re must stronger thanks to the shoes.

Oliver Künzle from St. Gallen, 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

Andy Martin, construction supervisor from Sennhof, Switzerland

I would never have imagined that there was a product better than the MBT, so discovering kybun 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 kybun shoes.

Andy Martin, construction supervisor from Sennhof, 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

Eugen Jud, Chemist from Switzerland

I wear the kybun shoe 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

David Reichmuth, Chemist from Switzerland

I can’t imagine going to a trade fair without kybun 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 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
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

Veikko Huovinen owner of a restaurant in  Suomussalmi, Finnland

I have suffered feet troubles many years but finally I found shoes that has insole structure flexible enough to my feet. My work requires lot of standing in restaurant and kitchen where is often water and other slipperiness on the floor but I feel safe because my kybun shoes are not slipper at all. In these shoes I don't feel my feet strained as in normal work shoes even after long day.

Veikko Huovinen owner of a restaurant in Suomussalmi, Finnland

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 Schmid from Switzerland

I’m always on the lookout for comfortable shoes and that’s how I discovered the kybun shoe. 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 kybun shoes is very comfortable and pleasant. It’s like a holiday for my feet!

Oliver Schmid from Switzerland

Joachim Schmid, marathon runner from Filderstadt, Germany

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

Joachim Schmid, marathon runner from Filderstadt, Germany

Håkan Hagerman, staff members at the Elgiganten Megastore in Helsingborg, Sweden

The main improvements for me is that my knees get less tired, I have no pain in my feet and due to standing 10-12hrs a day at work, my lower back used to hurt. Since I began using kybun shoe two years ago, this is not a problem anymore.

Håkan Hagerman, staff members at the Elgiganten Megastore in Helsingborg, Sweden

Arash Shirkhan, staff members at the Elgiganten Megastore in Helsingborg, Sweden

Very pleasant to walk with, like walking on clouds. I’ve had them for a year now and they´re still in super condition. Before, when I had normal shoes, even good training shoes, my feet used to hurt terribly when I got home from a normal 12hr working day. But not anymore. It is certainly a big difference.

Arash Shirkhan, staff members at the Elgiganten Megastore in Helsingborg, Sweden

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

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

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

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 kybun 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 kybun 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 kybun shoes. He advised me to continue doing what I have been doing – wearing kybun shoe 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

Roberto Rendo, dentist, La Spezia, Italy

I have suffered from upper and lower back pain for a long time now. Due to the nature of my work, you could say I’m ‘chained’ to the dental chair for more than eight hours a day. I have to bend over the patients I’m treating, meaning my back muscles are always tense. I came to a turning point at age 60, when a physiatrist friend of mine advised me to wear kybun shoes. It was the solution to almost all of my postural problems. Taking a walk in my new kybun shoes is worth more to me than a session with an osteopath or an hour of Pilates! Aside from the wonderful feeling of walking on a cloud, my posture instantly rebalances and my back pain slowly disappears. I’m so happy with them that I bought one pair for the hospital where I work, another for my private practice, a sportier pair for spring and a winter pair for rainy days. Now I can’t get along without them. I also wanted to give a pair to my brother, who is an officer in the Carabinieri. He has had several operations for badly herniated vertebral discs. He was also very happy and satisfied with this new approach, after having tried many alternative therapies. But all these words are a waste of time ... you need to try them to understand the comfort, quality and therapeutic properties! You have to try them to believe it! Thank you, kybun. I will always be grateful to you. I will only buy kybun shoes!

Roberto Rendo, dentist, La Spezia, Italy

Galina Babarika from Czech Republik

I have scoliosis since childhood, probably as a result of 1 cm one leg short, I'm still living with pain (in the back, below the right shoulder blade, then began to manifest pain in the hip). I did not know nothing about Swiss footwear brand kybun. Fortuitously, I met a man that works with the company kybun. I studied the technology and started with trust to wear kybun shoes. After one year and two months since I got the kybun shoe, I can 100% certainty that biomechanoterapi works. No pain under the shoulder blade! I have no pain in the hip, strengthened stability in the legs. I thank God that he took care of my health and gave me new friends.

Galina Babarika from Czech Republik

Oscar Scarione, Argentinian football player

I always wear the shoe at home or when I’m travelling with the team. I wear the kybun shoe in my leisure time as well. Since I started wearing the shoe, I have far less back pain.

Oscar Scarione, Argentinian football player

Karen Maidra, lives in Canada

No other shoe like this! My job requires me to work on my feet all day. Two years ago my metatarsal arch dropped. The pain was unbearable at first but with orthotics I was able to work and have worn them ever since. Now the pain is back and the orthotic is bothering me…my physiotherapist believes my foot muscles have become weak (probably from the orthotic) and indeed, when I'm able to exercise the foot, the pain relief is very apparent. In the meantime I need a soft soled shoe to keep me on my feet. The kybun shoes are not only the softest shoes I've ever worn, but they will help strengthen my feet as well! How perfect is that? I have worked my current job for 32 years and am eligible for early retirement in a few more years, but I didn't think I'd be able to make it. I had actually started looking for another line of work, and preparing to give up all the seniority and benefits I currently enjoy (including early retirement!). Now I won't have to do that. I'm so glad I found these shoes, they are amazing, like nothing else I've ever worn! And I just have to add, after wearing the shoes for the last two weeks at work. My feet actually feel better after five days of work, than they do after my two days off without them!
I can't wait until I can afford to buy another pair for wearing around the house, can't live without them now 

Karen Maidra, lives in Canada

Aillyn Ang, Director at 320 Below, Singapore

The shoes help relieve my lower back pain. I’ll wear kybun shoes whenever I know I will be walking a lot that day. After a long day, when I remove the shoes, I could hardly walk on the hard floor because the kybun shoe makes walking more comfortable.

Aillyn Ang, Director at 320 Below, Singapore

Randy Ang, Director at In Touch Systems Pte Ltd, Singapore

Wearing kybun shoes feels like walking on air. I wear them while travelling and it makes walking long distances an ease. Best part was I wore the kybun shoe during the entire Singapore F1 race. Being a volunteer marshal, I need to be alert, on our feet, standing and walking for 15 hours every day for the entire race weekend. Wearing the kybun shoe made this experience very enjoyable as I felt much less fatigue.

Randy Ang, Director at In Touch Systems Pte Ltd, Singapore

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 kybun 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vreni Heeb, care assistant, Switzerland

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

Vreni Heeb, care assistant, 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

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

Vreni Heeb, care assistant, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 kybun shoes, though, I have great grip, and they last for ages.

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Benji von Ah, Swiss Alpine wrestler from Oberwald, Switzerland

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

Benji von Ah, Swiss Alpine wrestler from Oberwald, Switzerland

Maya Katsir, student and waitress, Tel-Aviv, 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

Josh Goldberg, owner of 'Coffee Station' café, Ramat Gan, Israel

I suffered from pains in my legs because of hard work in my café. I got to the point where I felt like my legs are going to break. I bought a pair of kyBoot and after about an hour all my pain disappeared. I feel much more stable, it is very comfortable to work in them, and I recommend them very highly.

Josh Goldberg, owner of 'Coffee Station' café, Ramat Gan, Israel

Herman Kreples, Automobile Mechanic, Rishon Lezion, Israel

These shoes are very suitable for me, personally, for my problem, which is a severe flat feet, according to the doctors. Nothing had helped me until I found the shoes by kybun. Lately I have bought a second pair. I cannot take them off my feet; I work only with them, I walk in them. On my trips abroad I used them too. I got through the days with pleasure, no pains in my legs, and I am very content.

Herman Kreples, Automobile Mechanic, Rishon Lezion, Israel

Adi Porat, Event Producer 'SimchaMaker', Rishpon, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 kybun shoe. Wow, the pain in my heels was already less after just a couple of hours in the kybun shoe. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 kybun shoe 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 kybun shoe, 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 kybun shoe 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 kybun shoes 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 kybun mat." 

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

Josef Marha, ice hockey player, Davos, Switzerland

When I tried the kybun shoe 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 kybun shoe in everyday use and during light sports activities. I was very impressed by the kybun shoe 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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