kybun testimonials and video interviews

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kybun Opinions

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

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

Nelly A. M. from Mönchaltorf, Switzerland

I can still walk upright with support from the kyBoot. 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 kyBoot 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

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

Angie Papadimitriou from Greece

Walking on the most beautiful trail with the best shoes the reward is tremendous.

Angie Papadimitriou from Greece

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

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

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

I wear them at work and use them like slippers at home. I also wear them for hiking, walking and playing sport, too. I wear them for everything.

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

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

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

My hiking friends also wear the kyBoot. For example, a neighbour of mine swears by the kyBoot and has also purchased various models to suit all occasions. She is also very impressed.

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

W. P. from Unterseen, Switzerland:

I hesitated for a long time before buying a pair of air-cushioned kyBoot shoes. I usually wear elegant leather shoes. The gentle way you walk in the kyBoot 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:

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. 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

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

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

I'm planning on buying the walking boots as the shaft is slightly higher. But not so much for everyday use as for the holidays. When you really walk or hike longer distances. One reason they're so great is that you don't feel the stones. I usually walk the dogs on a natural path, and then you're happy if you don't feel every stone.

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

As I walk into work and walkback home, too, it takes 50 minutes altogether toget to work. That means the kyBoot is ahuge relief. I've got walking boots and summer shoes.I simply wear them all year round.

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

So, there are now fivepeople who have bought kyBoot shoes for me. But, you see, I've just kept up with it.
Of course, one pair of shoes wasn't enough for me then. And then winter came, up here at a height of 1500 m.
Well, then I started with my first pair of winter boots. Then came walking boots. And now I've got a smart pair of new winter boots. Then, of course, I've got a pair for the summer and three for between the seasons.

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, 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

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

In my spare time, nothing happens without kyBoot shoes. Whether it's hiking, walking or going out in the evening, these shoes are pleasant. You feel young again straight away.

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Walter Keller, pensioner, Bischofszell, Switzerland

"I am 74 years old and a passionate pilgrim. I first wore the kyBoot 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 kyBoot strengthening the muscles in my legs and feet. I now only ever wear my sandals or my kyBoot."

Walter Keller, pensioner, Bischofszell, Switzerland