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
I too discovered the awesome kybun shoes – after years of searching for good shoes. I found them through Mr Jürgen Zeller. In 2009 I underwent a knee disarticulation on my right leg. Since then, I’ve been doing lots of sports, and I have to say that the kybun shoe has been a real ASSET to my (Genium) prosthesis!
Udo Wiedenhöft from Germany
We use similar products at the sports hall to encourage muscle stability. But I have to say, we haven’t had anything like this before. Either they were too wobbly or they didn’t make any real difference. I think this mat could really be a good surface for us to try out at our sports hall.
Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland
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 kybun shoes just for fun. Then I wore the shoes at a match and it became a lot better.
Tobias Sturzenegger, 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 kybun shoe. If I ever had to wear normal shoes it was very uncomfortable. I was desperate for my kybun 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
Since I started to use the kybun shoe two years ago, I have much less pain in my feet, quicker recuperation after working out and less stiffness in my backside. Considering that I work out 7-8 times a week the shoes offers a good complement for recovering. According to me, a good shoe for shop staff.
Jonas Wåhlander, staff members at the Elgiganten Megastore in Helsingborg, Sweden
In the beginning, I tried doing exercises in the morning. Sometimes strengthening exercises, stretching exercises or movement exercises. Then I thought of going jogging because that’s something I used to do a lot. But I was unable to incorporate it into my daily routine. It took up too much time. Then I came across kybun and stood on the kybun mat, stood on a soft surface and went walking in kybun shoes. That’s when it became possible to incorporate exercise into my daily routine, above all into my daily routine at work. I no longer need to take painkillers. I wouldn’t start taking them now either. There’s no need. I feel like my back is really healthy, and I don’t have any pain. I can lift things and travel between 40,000 and 45,000 kilometres every year. I know this isn’t good for me. I also need to lift a lot at work, but I don’t have any problems anymore.
Toni Geser from Switzerland
I bought my first pair of kybun shoes last autumn, as I was still struggling with the consequences of the accident I had in the summer of 2013. The torn muscle fibres in my right calf were very persistent. I underwent six months of physiotherapy and had an ultrasound (showing a 15 cm haematoma between fibres), X-rays and an MRI. After that, I had another round of physio with shockwave therapy. I also received acupuncture treatments and intense massages. Things seemed to be getting better in the short term, but the breakthrough result appeared to be just out of reach. I had severe pain in my right foot every time I stood up, and this mystified my doctors. Why am I experiencing pain in my foot when it was my calf muscles that were damaged? I decided to try out kybun shoes in October 2014. The staff members in the shop were friendly and provided very good advice, and I left with a pair of shoes. I’ve been wearing the shoes all day since then, when I’m on the go as well as at the office. I’ve even gone on a few gentle hiking wearing them. Despite the pain and against the advice of my GP, I have continued to take part in my favourite sport – partner dance (mostly disco swing and jive or in other words, the types of dance that involve a lot of movement). Alongside that I’ve been doing weekly strength training and stretching exercises, among other things. My GP organised an appointment for me in the Etzel clinic in the autumn and called in a sports doctor especially to handle my case. I got an appointment for 22 January 2015. However, my pain was gradually decreasing, and when it came to the time of the appointment, I had no pain at all. My GP still advised me to go to the appointment. The doctors at the clinic were amazed. They took X-rays and asked a lot of questions. How is it possible? They could no longer see any symptoms. The two specialists could only agree on the fact that the X-rays no longer showed any abnormalities. One of them thought that a minor insole could counteract the mild inward bend of my foot (why?). The sports medicine specialist believed I had done everything correctly. STAY MOBILE! He praised the work I had put in and my choice of physiotherapy methods (shockwave therapy and acupuncture). He emphasized how he believed that the constant mobilisation relieved the pain in my foot. This is all thanks to my kybun shoes. He advised me to continue doing what I have been doing – wearing kybun shoe shows, taking part in sport, and dancing. He was firmly against the insoles! The pain was the result of the relieving posture I had been using from the time of my accident, which I continued to use for a long time after the accident. Continuously freely moving my foot allowed me to get out from the pattern I was stuck in almost unnoticed. Well, all I can say is: Thank you so much.
F. T. from Jona, Switzerland
I have suffered from upper and lower back pain for a long time now. Due to the nature of my work, you could say I’m ‘chained’ to the dental chair for more than eight hours a day. I have to bend over the patients I’m treating, meaning my back muscles are always tense. I came to a turning point at age 60, when a physiatrist friend of mine advised me to wear kybun shoes. It was the solution to almost all of my postural problems. Taking a walk in my new kybun shoes is worth more to me than a session with an osteopath or an hour of Pilates! Aside from the wonderful feeling of walking on a cloud, my posture instantly rebalances and my back pain slowly disappears. I’m so happy with them that I bought one pair for the hospital where I work, another for my private practice, a sportier pair for spring and a winter pair for rainy days. Now I can’t get along without them. I also wanted to give a pair to my brother, who is an officer in the Carabinieri. He has had several operations for badly herniated vertebral discs. He was also very happy and satisfied with this new approach, after having tried many alternative therapies. But all these words are a waste of time ... you need to try them to understand the comfort, quality and therapeutic properties! You have to try them to believe it! Thank you, kybun. I will always be grateful to you. I will only buy kybun shoes!
Roberto Rendo, dentist, La Spezia, Italy
I can't recommend kybun shoes highly enough. I am now 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 kybun shoes 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
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 kybun 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
It's a very special feeling. You feel very light,almost floating. Compared with the normal walking shoes I usually wear to walk this route, I haven't a single complaint. People just look at me a bit oddly, but otherwise it's tip-top. I've already walked a few kilometres in kybun shoes, including uphill walks. They are extremely comfortable shoes.
Michael Götte, member of parliament for SVP in the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland
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
I do a lot of sport and have a good feel for what is going on in my body, so I notice when my shoes are giving me too much stress. With these shoes I'm far less overtaxed. On the other hand, it feels like I'm constantly exercising, as I'm never fully at rest.