kybun testimonials and video interviews

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kybun Opinions

Carlo Bachmann from Switzerland

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

Carlo Bachmann from Switzerland

Dr. med. Sabine Bleuel, orthopaedist, trauma, hand and foot surgeon

What does the specialist for orthopaedics and trauma surgery have to say about the kybun concept?

Dr. med. Sabine Bleuel, orthopaedist, trauma, hand and foot surgeon

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

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

Kathrin Müller-Hänny from Lenzburg, Switzerland

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

Kathrin Müller-Hänny from Lenzburg, Switzerland

Stefan Burkhalter, Alpine wrestler from Switzerland

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

Stefan Burkhalter, Alpine wrestler from Switzerland

Client from Switzerland

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

Client from Switzerland

Bettina Forrer, waitress from Switzerland

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

Bettina Forrer, waitress from Switzerland

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

Dory Zsimoly, Hotel Scesaplana Seewis, Switzerland

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

Dory Zsimoly, Hotel Scesaplana Seewis, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

Turi Reber accordionist from Switzerland

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

Turi Reber accordionist from Switzerland

Paul Hoffmann from Switzerland

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

Paul Hoffmann from Switzerland

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

Rosmarie Muther client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

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

Rosmarie Muther client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

Anneliese Paganini client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

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

Anneliese Paganini client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

Turi Reber accordionist from Switzerland

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

Turi Reber accordionist from Switzerland

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

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

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

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

Susanne Michel from Germany

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

Susanne Michel from Germany

Oliver Decker from Germany

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

Oliver Decker from Germany

Customer from Germany

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

Customer from Germany

Elisabeth Bolleter from Cham, Germany

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

Elisabeth Bolleter from Cham, Germany

Duc Huynh from Interlaken, Switzerland

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

Duc Huynh from Interlaken, Switzerland

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 kyBoot shoes to me. She had been wearing a pair for a while herself, and was familiar with how the shoe’s enormous benefits. Purchasing a pair was definitely worth it for me as well. The comfortable air-cushioned insole makes walking a genuine pleasure – like you are walking on cotton. I also find the shoe very stylish, and people often come up to me to give their compliments. It was quite hard for me to choose just one pair from the large selection of models available – I’m sure this won’t be the last pair that I will buy. 

Katharina Mayer-Steinhäusl from Vienna, Austria

Dominik Engeli, druggist from Weinfelden, Switzerland

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

Dominik Engeli, druggist from Weinfelden, Switzerland

Susanne Bogedaly from Germany

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

Susanne Bogedaly from Germany

Liz Tödtli from Switzerland

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

Liz Tödtli from Switzerland

Tobias Sturzenegger, Switzerland

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

Tobias Sturzenegger, Switzerland

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

Paul Hoffmann from Switzerland

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

Paul Hoffmann from Switzerland

Heidi Sommer from Bern, Switzerland

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

Heidi Sommer from Bern, Switzerland

Eugen Jud, Chemist from Switzerland

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

Eugen Jud, Chemist from Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

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

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland

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

Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

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

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

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

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

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

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

I’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

Veikko Huovinen owner of a restaurant in  Suomussalmi, Finnland

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

Veikko Huovinen owner of a restaurant in Suomussalmi, Finnland

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

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

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

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

Mrs and Mr Mpalastos from Mantoudi Evoias, Greece

Since the beginning of January 2015 I (77 years old) couldn't walk more than 50 meters because of numbness and pain in both legs. I was diagnosed "Central Stenosis" of lumbar spine. I was told by several doctors that I will need to have spinal operation. My wife Stavroula (72 years old) had a similar problem 1 year ago. She couldn’t walk more than 30 meters because of left leg pain. She was diagnosed with “Lateral Stenosis”.  She overcame her problem after intense physical therapy, acupuncture, exercise and progressive walking with kyBoot after her physiotherapist recommended it. After all her treatment she was walking 2 km without rest, thus she suggested me to try first the same approach. After 4 months of therapy I could walk close to 1 km. I hesitated to buy kyBoot even I liked a lot, as I tried them for one day. My wife tried to persuade me to buy them because as she said they are not ordinary shoes but they are a valuable equipment. I hesitated because of the cost which was almost my half pension.  Now two months after wearing these wonderful shoes I feel very satisfied for my decision to buy them. I walk with my wife every day for 75 minutes with a fast pace. We compete with each other about who is going to finish first. Our goal is to walk 10 km a day with kyBoot in a couple years, when we are going to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. 

Mrs and Mr Mpalastos from Mantoudi Evoias, Greece

Uri Salzinger, ex-pilot from Spoleto, Italy

On October 1993 I did a forced landing near an air field at the northern part of Israel. On take off, and few minutes air born I've noticed a sudden engine cut, did a rapidly  forced landing in a very bad field for landing, plenty of boulders and rocks. In these circumstances you can choose the right place - you take what you find. Fortunately the passenger didn't suffer any damage,but I broke badly my right ankle. It took me one year and a half of crutches and 3 orthopaedic operations to walk again. Until now I couldn't find  suitable shoes though I  tryed all possible firms and styles. I could walk, but always with pain and uncomfortable sensation. Two months ago a friend from Israel,and shoed me his shoes, which was of your production. I tried them and felt good.  I use those shoes for about one month and a half now,and for the first time after the incident I can walk again without lame ,pain or inconvenience and for relatively long courses even up the hill side. So, in short ,I am very happy now with your shoes and will buy some others for the next winter.

Uri Salzinger, ex-pilot from Spoleto, Italy

Marga Ullrich from Mettlach, Germany

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

Marga Ullrich from Mettlach, Germany

Joachim Schmid, marathon runner from Filderstadt, Germany

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

Joachim Schmid, marathon runner from Filderstadt, Germany

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

Christina H. F. from Bönigen, Switzerland

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

Christina H. F. from Bönigen, Switzerland

Pius Simbürger, conductor Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

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

Pius Simbürger, conductor Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

F. T. from Jona, Switzerland

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

F. T. from Jona, Switzerland

Mrs. Zoi Rokomou from Greece

I was introduced to kyBoot from my physiotherapist, asking him to suggest me some shoes for walking after having spinal fusion of my last three segments of my lower back. From the first moment I stood on them I felt that they were going to help me, I got motivated to walk more and more because I really enjoyed the feeling by walking on them. After 6 weeks of their usage I noticed that: I could stand up for more than 3 hours straight without resting while before I could not stand up for more than 45 minutes, I could walk without rest for 70 minutes instead of 30, my swelling on my feet which had been there -after my low back operation 4 years ago - disappeared and I could distinguish different tendons and bones of my feet, the painful hallux valgus almost disappeared and finally some painful dilated blood vessels below of my right knee that I had been told to have some injections they no longer bother me and now I can not see them .

Mrs. Zoi Rokomou from Greece

Mrs. Eisbach from Andernach, Germany

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

Mrs. Eisbach from Andernach, Germany

Margaret from England

I can't recommend kyBoot shoes too highly.  I am now age 76 and have been a long distance walker and country dancer for many years. In that time I have tried so many shoes and my kyBoots are quite the best. They are so comfortable that I wear them all the time for walking, gardening, zumba dancing and housework.  They are as comfortable as the softest slippers and yet tough enough for a 10mile cross country walk. I also have a physiotherapist friend who is very impressed by the shoes shock absorbing  properties and the supportive fit which makes them ideal for ageing joints.

Margaret from England

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",kyBoot. 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 kyBoot. 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 kyBoot 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

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 kyBoots 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

Ingrid S. from Lörrach, Germany

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

Ingrid S. from Lörrach, Germany

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agathe Willi, works in catering and service, Switzerland

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

Agathe Willi, works in catering and service, Switzerland

Leo Schranzer, chef at Stütlihus in Grabs, Switzerland

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

Leo Schranzer, chef at Stütlihus in Grabs, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

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

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

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

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

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

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

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

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

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

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

Sepp Müller, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

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

Sepp Müller, Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland

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

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

Herman Kreples, Automobile Mechanic, Rishon Lezion, Israel

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

Herman Kreples, Automobile Mechanic, Rishon Lezion, Israel

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

Rafaela Hayden, had a deformed foot, Switzerland

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

Rafaela Hayden, had a deformed foot, Switzerland

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

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

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

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

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

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

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

Gopal RajGuru, Nyon, Switzerland

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

Gopal RajGuru, Nyon, Switzerland

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

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

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

Andreas Prinzler chef Zurich Exhibition, Zürich, Switzerland

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

Andreas Prinzler chef Zurich Exhibition, Zürich, Switzerland

André Jufer chef SCOR Zurich, Zürich , Switzerland

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

André Jufer chef SCOR Zurich, Zürich , Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 kyBoot. I have two pairs and they are the only shoes that I wear now. The leather model is particularly comfortable.

Gabor Kato

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

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

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

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

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

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

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

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

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

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

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

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

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

Rafaela Hayden, had a deformed foot, Switzerland

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

Rafaela Hayden, had a deformed foot, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

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

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

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

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland