kybun testimonials and video interviews

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kybun Opinions

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

Stefan Burkhalter, Alpine wrestler from Switzerland

I do mostly wear them for walking, for long days at work. I wear them if I have to walk or stand for long periods. I think these are the best shoes and I have no pain in my back or knees. Without fail, I always wear the green and white shoes when I go to a St Gallen football match.

Stefan Burkhalter, Alpine wrestler from Switzerland

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

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

Romeo Botta, Physiotherapist at CTPLAN

The most astounding thing with my patient was that she was practically pain-free within a week. This is enough to suggest that the success is a result of wearing the kyBoot. She wasn’t in pain anymore, she was able to move more easily and her movements were more symmetrical again. We were able to focus on the actual problem again, which was essentially getting her knee joint to work properly – the reason that she actually came to me in the first place.

Romeo Botta, Physiotherapist at CTPLAN

Kandid Hofstetter lives in Russia

I used to play very intensive football but had to stop when I was 20 as I started having knee problems, and from then on I’ve been very restricted in the amount of sport I do or have to play less vigorous sports. I’ve always been aware of the fact that I have to be careful of my knee. So when I came across the kyBoot, it was a solution that allowed me to walk more and do sport for longer periods without getting knee trouble. Obviously I really appreciated that.

Kandid Hofstetter lives in Russia

Sigrid Eibensteiner from Switzerland

I’ve been wearing kybun shoes for a very long time, seven or eight years at the very least. I have arthritis in my knees and always had problems with walking and standing. That meant that I was looking for something to relieve my feet. I started off using the kybun mat. I used it for a variety of tasks that involved standing for a long time, such as working in the kitchen. It was very good for my knees. Not long after that, I bought my first pair of kybun shoes. I now have a few different designs. There simply isn’t a better pair of shoes for my sore knees.

Sigrid Eibensteiner from Switzerland

Thomas Schmid client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

Would you recommend kyBoot shoes to others? Absolutely! I would even recommend them as an excellent product. In my case, I had actually just injured my knee in an accident. They helped me a lot at this time. How did you find out about the consultation day? I’m on the mailing list for the kybun newsletter, which is how I found out that this day was taking place here. Have you had any experience with the soft, springy kybun products? I had already worn MBT shoes before and was quite satisfied. I wore them a lot. I needed new ones so I started looking for a replacement and came across kyBoot. I’m very satisfied with them.

Thomas Schmid 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 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

Mr. and Mrs. Düby from Switzerland

How did you find out about the World of walk-on-air? I came on a daytrip with the Chrischona church in Amriswil/Romanshorn/Arbon.
How does it feel to wear kybun shoes?
Fantastic, it’s like walking on clouds. It’s very pleasant.
Would you recommend the product to others?
Absolutely, I would definitely recommend it!

Mr. and Mrs. Düby from Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

Ivan Bucher, Mister Universum Athletic 2011, Kerns, Switzerland

Doing targeted exercises on the kybun mat allowed me to regain stability in my knee after I had an operation on my cruciate ligament.

  • 2012 WFF Universe 2012: First place in the mixed pair category
  • 2012 W.A.B.B.A. World Champion 2012: First place in the mixed pair category
  • 2012 W.A.B.B.A. Swiss Champion 2012: First place
  • 2011 WFF Universe 2011: First place in ‘Athletic over 35’ category and overall winner in the athletic category
  • 2010 Fitness World Championships: Vice World Champion in the mixed pair category and sixth place in the solo category
  • 2009 WFF Universe 2009: Fourth place
  • 2008 World Champion in strength, endurance and flexibility (Strenflex)
  • 2008 World Fitness Championships: Vice World Champion in the solo and mixed pair categories
  • 2007 World Fitness Championships: World Champion in the mixed pair category
  • 2006 Strenflex World Fitness Champion and European Fitness Champion
  • 2003 Strenflex World Fitness Champion
  • 1999 International Mr. Fitness winner in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Swiss gymnast, many-time artistic gymnastics champion in the canton of Obwalden

Ivan Bucher, Mister Universum Athletic 2011, Kerns, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

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

See Chaung from Singapore

Two years ago I had osteoarthritis and my knee was so hurt. I couldn't even walk but after I put the kyBoot shoes on it was like a miracle, I'mable to walk ride away. It was amazing, It was really amazing.

See Chaung from Singapore

Marios Zambelis from Chalcis, Greece

I have a problem with my back and on my knees. They were burdened from the weight of my body. At some time I felt my legs to become stronger since trying to balance on the shoes made me exercising them continuously withtout big effort. Wearing them for a long period it makes you feel familiar with this.

Marios Zambelis from Chalcis, Greece

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

Erika Weiss, the kyBoot relieves her aches and pains, Switzerland

In our job, we're out and about all day. I walk about on bumpy paddocks and have arthritic knees which leave me in constant pain. The kyBoot replaces the cushioning which I lack in my knees due to the arthrosis. That soothes the pain.

Erika Weiss, the kyBoot relieves her aches and pains, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

Benji von Ah, Swiss Alpine wrestler from Oberwald, Switzerland

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

Benji von Ah, Swiss Alpine wrestler from Oberwald, Switzerland

Ruty Ben Yehuda, Chief of Administration, Anemia Clinic, Rabin Medical Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel

In 2010 I tore a ligament in my knee and I had sever pains in my knee, until I came across kyBoot shoes that were recommended to me and I started wearing them, and what a miracle! After I got used to them, the shoes did their job and the pain decreased. I recommended the shoes to my husband who has back pain, to my brother and sister, and I think all of them enjoy the shoes and are happy.

Ruty Ben Yehuda, Chief of Administration, Anemia Clinic, Rabin Medical Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel

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

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

Eli Vaknin, Businessman, Beit Dagan, Israel

I used to be a television technician, and I developed knee problems. Any new shoes that came out… there is nothing I haven’t tried. For the first time there is something which truly solved my problem. My father who is 76 could hardly walk, and today he walks freely and enjoys the shoes. He doesn't take them off, even on the Sabath. I intend to buy the entire collection.

Eli Vaknin, Businessman, Beit Dagan, Israel

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

It was a skiing accident. I was skiing off-piste and had an accident. I jumped over a ridge and landed badly in a small ditch. The accident almost tore apart my whole knee. I was in a very serious situation. The experts thought long and hard about whether or not to operate, as they didn’t know if it would ever get better. That’s why I was very thankful that I had these shoes.

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

Robert Dönni, Montlingen, Switzerland

These shoes take a load off my knees and back when I’m walking. My postural defect when I walk also affects my joints. With these shoes I can correct my posture. Since the middle of December I have had far less trouble than before. In the night I can sleep much better as I am in far less pain. I can only recommend these shoes.

Robert Dönni, Montlingen, 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

Conny Lüscher, housewife, Nottwil, Switzerland

I feel good in these shoes. I can walk and stand in them as long as I like. My hips don't hurt, my knees don't hurt. I simply feel fine.  Watch the video

Conny Lüscher, housewife, Nottwil, Switzerland

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

Stephan Lehmann, a former football star and goalkeeper coach, Hergiswil, Switzerland

I wear them every day: after all, I'm not 20 anymore. And as you get a bit older you naturally realise that your health comes first. I have long-term carry-over problems with my back and my knees – partly a legacy of my career, which was relatively long, so they certainly support me with that and help me continue to age well. I've now really found that they take the stress off me as after all, you do always have to use and activate even your smallest muscles, so they activate muscle fibres that might have slacked off a bit. And that's probably the key to success. I don't want to get all medical: I don't know enough about that, but I'm simply happy to have these shoes on my feet.

Stephan Lehmann, a former football star and goalkeeper coach, Hergiswil, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

One advantage is that you're not as tired in the evening, and don't have such bad knee pain. One disadvantage is that you have to get used to the shoes at the start. At first it's tough, until you've built up the muscles. But at some point it's no longer an issue. In the winter I'll have to try out the shoes with a higher shaft, or the snow will get in the top.

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

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

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

I've always had back pain, for as long as I can remember. It spread into my legs giving me sleepless nights. After I'd really tried out almost everything, I thought this would be worth my while now. Especially as I know that your shoes are hugely important, and look out for it. So I went into a shop one day and had a look at everything. At first they gave me some shoes to try out, which I thought was great. I didn't want to spend that much money at first. I'd then only had these shoes on for 5 or 10 minutes when my knee hurt. At first I was appalled. They'd warned me about it, but I wouldn't have thought it would hurt that much. And then I was given a kyBounder and told to exercise on it 6–7 times a day. After just two weeks I realised that I could now stand on it on one leg without it hurting. Then I brought the mat back and bought my first pair of shoes. I haven't had any problems since.

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

I'd recommend the kyBoot to anyone. Especially if you have trouble with your knees or back. It gives you much greater quality of life. Until now, I've never found any other shoe that's been of as much help.

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

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

The kyBoot is really kind on your jointsat work. In the evening I have less knee pain than before.That makes you far more rested and you can work more, andabove all longer.

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

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

I damaged my knees early on, when I was young. I didn't look out for my knees enough when riding my motorbike; they often got too cold. So I had to deal with knee problems from early on. Because of the hard sole in my work shoes, I very often had knee trouble in the evening. It's got much better since I've worn kyBoot shoes. The knee pain hasn't gone away entirely, but it really makes a big difference.

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