kybun testimonials and video interviews

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kybun Opinions

Esther Näf visitor kybun World, Switzerland

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

Esther Näf visitor kybun World, Switzerland

Paul Krähemann visitor kybun World, Switzerland

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

Paul Krähemann visitor kybun World, Switzerland

Bettina Steimann, reception manager Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Switzerland

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

Bettina Steimann, reception manager Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Switzerland

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

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

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

Kathrin Gerber-Blaser from Switzerland

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

Kathrin Gerber-Blaser from Switzerland

Yvonne Heule, kybun World visitor from Switzerland

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

Yvonne Heule, kybun World visitor from Switzerland

John Jacko from Malaysia

Since 2016 I have taken 11'606'690 steps on the elastic cushion sole of the kybun shoe. With each of my shoes, I took an average of 3.8 million steps.

John Jacko from Malaysia

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

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

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

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

Juhani Turunen from Finnland

After 18 full marathons and several half ones, I recently had to quit running because of pain in the lower back and the legs. The medical diagnosis was Spinal Stenosis. But I never stopped moving. Thanks to the combination of kybun shoes and Pilates, I am able to make long walking-tours and hiking in the wonderful Finnish nature.

Juhani Turunen from Finnland

Urs Gerber, owner Holzofe Grabebeck Winterthur, Switzerland

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

Urs Gerber, owner Holzofe Grabebeck Winterthur, Switzerland

Bettina Forrer, waitress from Switzerland

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

Bettina Forrer, waitress from Switzerland

Klaus Nussbaumer, CEO Pizolbahnen AG

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

Klaus Nussbaumer, CEO Pizolbahnen AG

Franz Heinzer, World Champion and Swiss Ski Junior Coach

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

Franz Heinzer, World Champion and Swiss Ski Junior Coach

Björn Caviezel, CEO Heidiland Tourismus AG

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

Björn Caviezel, CEO Heidiland Tourismus AG

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

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

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

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

Voice over speaker from Montana

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!

Voice over speaker from Montana

Kandid Hofstetter lives in Russia

The biggest argument in its favour is that it lets you walk in a way that’s easy on the joints. That doesn’t just apply for your knees, but also for your entire gait. It’s comfortable for your body to walk and stand like this. I feel great all around. You feel loose; this is a natural way of walking. You always have good traction, no matter what you’re walking on. You just feel great.

Kandid Hofstetter lives in Russia

Irene Millard-Faude lives in Australia

You experience less fatigue and you don’t feel any pain if you’re of an age where this is likely. My knees have always been a problem. I’ve had keyhole surgery once on my left knee and twice on my right. You just don’t want it to get worse. These shoes allow you to get back on your feet. You can really enjoy your life again. You notice they strengthen your muscles. Your muscles help to hold everything around your knee in place. It’s just fantastic.

Irene Millard-Faude lives in Australia

The Swiss Red Cross, Canton of St. Gallen

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

The Swiss Red Cross, Canton of St. Gallen

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

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

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

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

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

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

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

Fritz Streiff from St. Gallen, Switzerland

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

Fritz Streiff from St. Gallen, Switzerland

Christine Muchenberger from Switzerland

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

Christine Muchenberger from Switzerland

Marion Weibel, apple queen of thurgau 2017/2018

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

Marion Weibel, apple queen of thurgau 2017/2018

Reto Scherrer, Radio and TV presenter, Weinfelden, Switzerland

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

Reto Scherrer, Radio and TV presenter, Weinfelden, Switzerland

Stephanie Bruhin, manager of a shop Winterthur, Switzerland

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

Stephanie Bruhin, manager of a shop Winterthur, Switzerland

Margrith Mathis, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

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

Margrith Mathis, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

Barbara Boh, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

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

Barbara Boh, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

Ruth Bachmann, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

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

Ruth Bachmann, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

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

Nicole Mutzner from Switzerland

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

Nicole Mutzner from Switzerland

Hans Schneider client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

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

Hans Schneider client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

Anneliese Paganini client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

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

Anneliese Paganini client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

Irene Millard-Faude lives in Australia

You simply have to try these shoes on and you’ll understand why. The shoes are so soft and don’t cause any foot, knee or back pain. They are simply the best I’ve ever had and it’s been an incredible discovery.

Irene Millard-Faude lives in Australia

Hansruedi Widmer from Switzerland

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

Hansruedi Widmer from Switzerland

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

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

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

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

Customer from Zurich, Switzerland

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

Customer from Zurich, Switzerland

Rebecca Bänziger, baker-confectioner and saleswoman Winterthur, Switzerland

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

Rebecca Bänziger, baker-confectioner and saleswoman Winterthur, Switzerland

Annina Dietsche from Rüthi, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Whether I’m at work or at home, the 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

Christian Tobler from Switzerland

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

Christian Tobler from Switzerland

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

Nelly A. M. from Mönchaltorf, Switzerland

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

Nelly A. M. from Mönchaltorf, Switzerland

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

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

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

Hansruedi Siegrist from Switzerland

The advantage is that I experience far less pain. In normal hiking shoes, which don’t cushion your feet, my right knee always hurt. That stopped with the 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

Karin Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

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

Karin Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

Alex Zenhäusern telematics specialist at Elektro Frei Rheintal AG, Switzerland

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

Alex Zenhäusern telematics specialist at Elektro Frei Rheintal AG, Switzerland

Marco Sessa from Switzerland

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

Marco Sessa from Switzerland

Daniel Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

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

Daniel Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

Esther Unternährer from Switzerland

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

Esther Unternährer from Switzerland

Thomas Bumann from Switzerland

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

Thomas Bumann from Switzerland

Edwin Barmet from Switzerland

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

Edwin Barmet from Switzerland

Christine Muchenberger from Switzerland

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

Christine Muchenberger from Switzerland

Robyn Dunphy from Australia

The benefits, if these shoes suit you, are worth every cent. Everything we do – controlling our weight, increasing our movement & exercise (re-conditioning our bodies), reducing stress in our lives – all contribute to us managing our conditions and improving our quality of life. If a shoe helps us experience less pain or be able to move for longer before we experience the change (onset of pain), then we are going to be better off. Not only will we experience less pain, but we will re-condition faster than we might otherwise have done which in turn will help us manage our pain. Original blogpost: limberation.com

Robyn Dunphy from Australia

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

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

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

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

Annaroa Sterzenegger from Switzerland

How did you find out about the World of walk-on-air? I came on a daytrip with the Chrischona church in Amriswil/Romanshorn/Arbon.
How does it feel to wear 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!

Annaroa Sterzenegger from Switzerland

Monika Kühlwein from Germany

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

Monika Kühlwein from Germany

Susanne Michel from Germany

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

Susanne Michel from Germany

Evelyne Will, geriatric nurse

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

Evelyne Will, geriatric nurse

Customer from Germany

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

Customer from Germany

Oliver Decker from Germany

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

Oliver Decker from Germany

Customer from Germany

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

Customer from Germany

Maria Klein from Germany

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

Maria Klein from Germany

Beate Strittmatter from the Wutach Valley, Germany

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

Beate Strittmatter from the Wutach Valley, Germany

Norbert Strittmatter from the Wutach Valley, Germany

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

Norbert Strittmatter from the Wutach Valley, Germany

Rosalba Jäggi from Switzerland

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

Rosalba Jäggi from Switzerland

Robyn Dunphy from Australia

I visited the Melbourne stockist in early July with NO intention of buying, just seeing what they had and trying them on. Yes, I walked out with my first pair. As soon as you walk around in them you can feel yourself standing differently. A co-worker who sees me at work every day told me I was walking as if I was twenty years younger – and without dobbing that person in, they are qualified to make that assessment. Original blogpost: limberation.com

Robyn Dunphy from Australia

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

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

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

Duc Huynh from Interlaken, Switzerland

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

Duc Huynh from Interlaken, Switzerland

Judith Brunschwiler from Switzerland

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

Judith Brunschwiler from Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

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

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Sandra Haffa employee Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

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

Sandra Haffa employee Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

Oliver Martin owner Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

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

Oliver Martin owner Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

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

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

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

Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland

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

Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

Wherever I’m going, I enjoy walking in them because they are so comfy. You can walk on stony ground and up and down stairs without a problem.

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

Haeme Ulrich, speaker and trainer from Switzerland

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

Haeme Ulrich, speaker and trainer from Switzerland

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

Roland Diewald from Germany

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

Roland Diewald from Germany

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

Kandid Hofstetter lives in Russia

What I found so good about the kybun shoe over longer distances, is that you forget them. I’m comfortable walking in them and I don’t think about the fact that I’ve got them on. I think that’s the best type of shoe – when you don’t even notice you’re wearing them.

Kandid Hofstetter lives in Russia

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

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

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

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

Roger Christen from Switzerland

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

Roger Christen from Switzerland

Liz Tödtli from Switzerland

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

Liz Tödtli from Switzerland

Remo Pedron from Switzerland

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

Remo Pedron from Switzerland

Caroline Winter from Switzerland

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

Caroline Winter from Switzerland

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

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

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

Nicola Phillip from Switzerland

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

Nicola Phillip from Switzerland

Nathalie Signer from Switzerland

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

Nathalie Signer from Switzerland

Leandra Kissling from Switzerland

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

Leandra Kissling from Switzerland

Priscilla Werner from Switzerland

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

Priscilla Werner from Switzerland

Ursi Rieder from Switzerland

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

Ursi Rieder from Switzerland

Wilfried Franz from Berlin, Germany

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

Wilfried Franz from Berlin, Germany

Matthias Schmid, Entrepreneur from Goldach, Switzerland

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

Matthias Schmid, Entrepreneur from Goldach, Switzerland

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

My own background is in research so I am always willing to try out new things. I have seen how helpful the shoes can be. I was particularly impressed when my wife told me that she couldn’t imagine going without these shoes. She says she now needs to go and change all of her other shoes. She is absolutely delighted. The shoes will particularly help pregnant women who were already suffering from pain. But they can also help people who have pain in the musculoskeletal system or neurological problems and I think pregnant women can definitely benefit from wearing them. Women can benefit from wearing kyBoot shoes, whether it is during the pregnancy itself or afterwards in the nursing period where joints are still more elastic and need more care.

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

Liz Tödtli from Switzerland

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

Liz Tödtli from Switzerland

Michael Knus, pupil from Switzerland

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

Michael Knus, pupil from Switzerland

René Meier from Switzerland

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

René Meier from Switzerland

Duc Huynh from Thun, Switzerland

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

Duc Huynh from Thun, Switzerland

Ursula Langel from Thun, Switzerland

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

Ursula Langel from Thun, Switzerland

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

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

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

Judith Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

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

Judith Lüchinger Staubern restaurant, Switzerland

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

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

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

Arnold Graf from Rheintal, Switzerland

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

Arnold Graf from Rheintal, Switzerland

Lydia Zurfluh from Uetendorf, Switzerland

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

Lydia Zurfluh from Uetendorf, Switzerland

Giovanni De Vito from Biel, Switzerland

I never would have thought this much was possible from a shoe alone. Who would have thought that you could improve your entire quality of life thanks to a shoe alone and not have to do anything other than just put on your shoes like everyone else and start walking. As I said, it comes close to a miracle for me.

Giovanni De Vito from Biel, 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

Margrit Keller from Bassersdorf, Switzerland

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

Margrit Keller from Bassersdorf, Switzerland

Hansruedi Widmer from Switzerland

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

Hansruedi Widmer from Switzerland

Regula Stricker from Switzerland

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

Regula Stricker from Switzerland

Rosalba Jäggi from Switzerland

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

Rosalba Jäggi from Switzerland

Alex Zenhäusern telematics specialist at Elektro Frei Rheintal AG, Switzerland

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

Alex Zenhäusern telematics specialist at Elektro Frei Rheintal AG, Switzerland

Marco Sessa from Switzerland

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

Marco Sessa from Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

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

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Peter Zwahlen from Switzerland

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

Peter Zwahlen from Switzerland

Josef Städler glassblower from Switzerland

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

Josef Städler glassblower from Switzerland

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

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

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

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

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

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

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

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

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

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

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

Louis Engler from Switzerland

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

Louis Engler from Switzerland

Roland Diewald from Germany

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

Roland Diewald from Germany

Johann Brülisauer from Switzerland

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

Johann Brülisauer from Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

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

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

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

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

René Meier from Switzerland

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

René Meier from Switzerland

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

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

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

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

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

Beat Jäger from Thurgau, Switzerland

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

Beat Jäger from Thurgau, Switzerland

Wilfried Franz from Berlin, Germany

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

Wilfried Franz from Berlin, Germany

Tarja Moilanen from Finnland

These shoes has given me totally new experience of walking. Every step is flexible no matter what surface I'm walking on. Comfort usability has worked as well in slush and icy streets as in -30 degrees. Shoes are not sweaty and I can keep my feet incredibly warm when shoes are used with thin wool sock. Absolutely fabulous shoes!

Tarja Moilanen from Finnland

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

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

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

Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland

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

Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland

Peter Zwahlen from Switzerland

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

Peter Zwahlen from Switzerland

Roland Diewald from Germany

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

Roland Diewald from Germany

Josef Städler glassblower from Switzerland

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

Josef Städler glassblower from Switzerland

Oliver Martin owner Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

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

Oliver Martin owner Martin Confiserie, Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

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

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

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

Marga Ullrich from Mettlach, Germany

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

Marga Ullrich from Mettlach, Germany

Janine Schmid from Switzerland

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

Janine Schmid from Switzerland

Jürgen Zeller from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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

Jürgen Zeller from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Dr. Holdener from Switzerland

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

Dr. Holdener from Switzerland

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

Silvie Hugenschmidt, medical masseuse from Basel, Switzerland

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

Silvie Hugenschmidt, medical masseuse from Basel, Switzerland

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

W. P. from Unterseen, Switzerland:

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

W. P. from Unterseen, Switzerland:

Florian Bächler, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

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

Florian Bächler, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

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

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

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

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

Tobias Sturzenegger, Switzerland

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

Tobias Sturzenegger, Switzerland

Hermann Bauer from Switzerland

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

Hermann Bauer from Switzerland

Don St John, Ph.D., Somatic Psychologist from Salt Lake City, Utah - USA

These are the most comfortable and supportive shoes I have ever worn. As a somatic psychologist, I am well aware of the importance of having your feet support the rest of your body. The kybun shoes provide great support for my lumbar spine. I am 72 years old and play a lot of golf, so every once in a while my back is sore. All I have to do is take a walk in my kybun shoe and my back feels completely relieved. Moreover, they make me feel as if I am walking on air. In the past the first thing I did when I came home from the office is to remove my shoes. Now, I am reluctant to take them off; they are more comfortable than my slippers. So for comfort and support, I can no longer wear any other shoes. My second pair will be arriving soon, and I am already thinking about my third pair. They are worth every penny.

Don St John, Ph.D., Somatic Psychologist from Salt Lake City, Utah - USA

Hansruedi Widmer from Switzerland

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

Hansruedi Widmer from Switzerland

Beat Jäger from Thurgau, Switzerland

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

Beat Jäger from Thurgau, Switzerland

Magda Eleftheriadou from Chalcis, Greece

I boght them after trying in standing and walking because it felt like I was flying. Yes indeed after wearing them for almost 4 months. I feel like I am flying not walking!!!

Magda Eleftheriadou from Chalcis, Greece

Leeroy Lo, from Singapore

Walking with pain used to be part of my daily lifestyle. I suffered heavily from lower back aches and sore heels, not to mention my feet would constantly feel extremely hot after long hours of standing. It was not until I saw a small advertisement which had three simple words, "Walk-on-air",kybun shoe. After that everything changed. That very night, the internet supplied me all I needed to know about kybun and before I knew it , I was ordering my first pair of kybun shoe. Only I ordered the wrong size! Images of horrific online shopping stories started swirling in my head, as I begun the dreadful customer service phone procedure, only to be greeted by a wonderful lady. She cheerily greeted me, and after I explained my terribly awkward mishap, promptly gave me perfect advise for shoe sizing and settled the ordering purchase immediately. Now I wont lie, I love walking on air. Experiencing the first moments of putting on my kybun shoes felt like relearning how to walk again. This time, pain free. It was enjoyably hysterical when I took my first few steps as my ankles had to read just to the softness of the floor bed. Once I got the hang of it, I noticed immediately that the pain on my lower back was alleviated. It occurred to me that a lot of pressure that was initially borne by my back was now transferred away and that my body was more relaxed during my normal walking form. The heat from my foot soles seemed to develop much more slowly, and generally walking has now become a pain free experience. Thank you kybun for giving me the gift of enjoyable walking, and for being a company that not only is proud of its shoes, but has a service family that sincere, heartfelt and seriously amazing. I cant begin to thank you guys enough!

Leeroy Lo, from Singapore

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

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

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

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

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

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

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

René Meier from Switzerland

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

René Meier from Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

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

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

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

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

They're nice and soft, and comfortable too.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Bänz Fiechter from Switzerland

Wearing the kyBoot is addictive.

Bänz Fiechter from Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

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

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

I was interested in how the mats would feel.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

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

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

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

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Roland Diewald from Germany

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

Roland Diewald from Germany

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

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

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

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

It's a nice feeling.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Beat Müller, music producer, Switzerland

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

Beat Müller, music producer, Switzerland

Tamara Zäch, Switzerland

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

Tamara Zäch, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Hungerbühler, lives in Niederwil (SG), Switzerland

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

Michael Hungerbühler, lives in Niederwil (SG), Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agathe Willi, works in catering and service, Switzerland

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

Agathe Willi, works in catering and service, Switzerland

Margret Zweifel, lives in Grabs, Switzerland

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

Margret Zweifel, lives in Grabs, Switzerland

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

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

Stephanie König, apple queen 2013/2014, Switzerland

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

Stephanie König, apple queen 2013/2014, Switzerland

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

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

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

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

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

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Armin Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

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

Armin Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Robert Spitz, sales representative for Nahrin, Switzerland

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

Robert Spitz, sales representative for Nahrin, Switzerland

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

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

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

Arnold Graf from Rheintal, Switzerland

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

Arnold Graf from Rheintal, Switzerland

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

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

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

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

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

René Meier from Switzerland

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

René Meier from Switzerland

Dr. Shmulik Itzchak, Orthopedic physician, Ramat Efal, Israel

Hi, my name is Dr. Shmulik Itzchak, I am orthopedic and sports physician. I met the kyBoot system a few months ago. From the first moment, the wonderful soft feeling in the foot impressed me very much. I really enjoyed the feeling inside the shoe. I can testify that from my own experience and that of many people I met and sent that all felt a relief in their feet with the help of kyBoot, the first thing I did was bring my father to buy a pair of kyBoot and he enjoys them too. As an orthopedic and sports physician I can say that anyone who needs a soft sole, this is the softest sole that I have ever come across in the shoe industry. I recommend them very highly. Have a nice day.

Dr. Shmulik Itzchak, Orthopedic physician, Ramat Efal, Israel

Rey Muskal, Animal Assisted Therapist, Ramat Hasharon, Israel

I always looked for comfortable sports shoes that I could wear from morning to night and not return home at the end of the day with foot pain. I walk a lot and since I wear kyBoot I am able to go for longer walks, longer distances and I come home with no foot pain, often I forget that I am wearing them and I keep them on around the house, and that's a sign that I am comfortable, and I recommend them to anyone who is looking for comfortable shoes or has pain, to try them.

Rey Muskal, Animal Assisted Therapist, Ramat Hasharon, Israel

Dr. Rafi Fisher, Dentist, Ramat Gan, Israel

My work in the clinic involves a lot of movement: sitting, standing… Now I suddenly I have a shock absorber, which is very important; it helps me with my back pain. I really feel like I am walking on air. I have less back pain and fewer problems that I had on daily basis. I can gladly say that I have recommended the shoes to friends and also on my Facebook page and to my dentist friends, and as a teacher of agronomy an all that is connected with that field, I hope that my recommendation is considered a professional opinion.

Dr. Rafi Fisher, Dentist, Ramat Gan, Israel

Meir Raz, Landscape Designer, Mevaseret Zion, Israel

I have problems with my ankles; the doctors recommended an operation or steroids injections. I feel that I can depend on these shoes. They have spared me both treatments. I feel the improvement every single day, I can go to work and know that I will return home in good condition. I can plan the evening and the day because the shoes do their "trick". I am responsible for the purchasing of more and more pairs, about 15 pairs. I estimate that 15 pairs of shoes were sold by my recommendation to people around me.

Meir Raz, Landscape Designer, Mevaseret Zion, Israel

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

Danny Katsir, kyBoot shop owner, Yavne, Israel

All my life I have been looking for shoes, these shoes I met by chance after 20 years of searching for comfortable shoes. When I tried the shoes for the first time I had an acute problem in my right foot, a painful spur that caused me to limp. The moment I put my foot in the shoe I had stopped limping. Since then I do not take them off, I only wear them. These shoes have changed my life and improved its quality. They enable me to walk or stand 12 hours a day. I have no pain. All my orthopedic problems are still there but they do not bother me anymore.

Danny Katsir, kyBoot shop owner, Yavne, 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

Romeo Foletti, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

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

Romeo Foletti, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

Lydia Zurfluh from Switzerland

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

Lydia Zurfluh from Switzerland

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

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

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

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

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

Roger Christen from Switzerland

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

Roger Christen from Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

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

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Klaus Reimann, Sydney, Australia

Unbelievable good customer service. Shoes arrived in Australia and then did not fit. Returned at my cost and no freight charges on the return to Sydney. But, best of all these shoes are just the best ever. Put my custom fitted and hand made boots out of Texas ($1,200 a pair) away and only wear the kybun. Thank you for this great system.

Klaus Reimann, Sydney, Australia

Vreni Heeb, care assistant, Switzerland

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

Vreni Heeb, care assistant, Switzerland

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

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

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

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

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

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

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

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

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

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

Esther and Werner Ott, Feuerthalen, Switzerland

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

Esther and Werner Ott, Feuerthalen, Switzerland

Peter Rahm, Hallau, Switzerland

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

Peter Rahm, Hallau, Switzerland

Erika Weiss, works in biomechanics, Switzerland

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

Erika Weiss, works in biomechanics, Switzerland

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

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

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

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

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

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

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Gopal RajGuru, Nyon, Switzerland

In my work as a sales trainer, I stand pretty much every day for 8-10 hours. A few years ago, this created a real problem – tremendous pain in my feet. It started with incredibly sharp pain from the first step out of bed in the morning, and built strongly throughout the day, to the point I could barely focus on my work by lunchtime. My doctor told me it was a common ailment that affects people who stand or walk a lot, called plantar fasciitis. For years, I tried everything – softer shoes, inserts to reduce heel shock, sitting during my presentations, even acupuncture, but nothing worked. I spent thousands on these so-called “cures” without any relief. Then one day while walking (painfully) down the street in Oakville, Canada I came across a little sign that advertised “new Swiss shoes that promised tremendous walking comfort”. Inside the pharmacy, a very nice woman introduced me to the 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

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

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

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

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

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heidi Battaglia, Coiffeuse, Davos, Switzerland

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

Heidi Battaglia, Coiffeuse, Davos, Switzerland

Walter Bäni, Journalist, Davos, Switzerland

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

Walter Bäni, Journalist, Davos, Switzerland

Daniel Wittwer, Financial and insurance consultants, Sitterdorf, Switzerland

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

Daniel Wittwer, Financial and insurance consultants, Sitterdorf, Switzerland

Alexandra Motzer, druggist, Gonten, Switzerland

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

Alexandra Motzer, druggist, Gonten, Switzerland

Maria Marfurt, pensioner, Ebikon, Switzerland

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

Maria Marfurt, pensioner, Ebikon, Switzerland

Angelo Ferlin, cook, Zurich, Switzerland

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

Angelo Ferlin, cook, Zurich, Switzerland

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

It's simply like being on an air mattress. It's much softer and shocks are absorbed. I can walk around normally without having to put too much thought into taking the pressure off my knee to stop the pain. That means that – in these shoes – I can walk absolutely normally, and I have the feeling that I walk much more gently, and I don't have any pain any more.
 Watch the video

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

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

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

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

Heidi Mueller, Roggwil, Switzerland

Oh, they are wonderfully soft. Walking like now on these stones, you can walk up and down, but you don't slip and you don't feel the stones. I think it's a wonderful feeling.  Watch the video

Heidi Mueller, Roggwil, Switzerland

Bruno Mueller, experiences kyBoot on a hike at the foot of the Santis, Sydney, Australia

Well, they're very comfortable; lovely and soft. You feel as if you're walking on a soft surface. It's like walking barefoot on moss; it's a really pleasant feeling.  Watch the video

Bruno Mueller, experiences kyBoot on a hike at the foot of the Santis, Sydney, Australia

Hansueli Keller is excited by kyBoot, Switzerland

They're very comfortable to walk in. They are so soft, but it is kind of natural, as you can still feel the ground beneath you.  Watch the video

Hansueli Keller is excited by kyBoot, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Christian Gäbler, specialist in trauma surgery following accidents and sports injuries, Vienna, Austria

"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

Gilles Tschudi, actor, Zurich , Switzerland

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

Gilles Tschudi, actor, Zurich , Switzerland

Walter Keller, pensioner, Bischofszell, Switzerland

"I am 74 years old and a passionate pilgrim. I first wore the 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

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

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

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

Ruth Wälti, St.Gallen , Switzerland

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

Ruth Wälti, 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

Prince Albert of Monaco

Prince Albert of Monaco wears the kybu shoe. The kybun shoe won over the genial monarch straight away, impressing him with its unique walking sensation.

Prince Albert of Monaco

Gabor Kato

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.

Gabor Kato

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

René Meier from Switzerland

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

René Meier from Switzerland

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

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

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

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

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

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

Bernadette Schwyter, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

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

Bernadette Schwyter, Uttwil Musical Society, 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

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

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

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

Armin Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

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

Armin Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

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

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

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

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

Rafaela Hayden, kyBoot changed her life, Switzerland

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

Rafaela Hayden, kyBoot changed her life, Switzerland

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

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

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

Gabriele Kastner, headmaster Falkschule, Germany

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

Gabriele Kastner, headmaster Falkschule, Germany