kybun testimonials and video interviews

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kybun Opinions

Patrick Steimann chef Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Schweiz

It’s a dream, I didn’t believe it before I tried them out. I’m very impressed with the grip that you get because this isn’t obvious from the sole. A grip like other safety shoes. That’s why I’m so impressed. Oil or water – no problem at all.

Patrick Steimann chef Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Schweiz

Bettina Forrer, waitress from Switzerland

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

Bettina Forrer, waitress from Switzerland

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

Bettina Steimann, reception manager Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Switzerland

It’s something completely different. When you get home and take your shoes off, it’s a completely different feeling, even after a long day at work. It’s true.

Bettina Steimann, reception manager Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Switzerland

Patrick Steimann chef Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Schweiz

I think that it has improved things as I haven’t felt any pain since I’ve started wearing the shoes, that’s for sure!

Patrick Steimann chef Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Schweiz

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

Margrith Mathis, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

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

Margrith Mathis, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

Ursula Altdorfer, Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

Moving around a lot very quickly is a big part of our job. Sometimes you turn a corner, go into the kitchen, and see that the floor in there’s wet because something’s dripping. But these shoes have firm traction no matter what. In the past, when I wore regular shoes, I would slip. I would wear other shoes sometimes, and I slipped and fell in the kitchen. That never happens with this shoe. It has a really firm grip; you can walk on wet surfaces and rely on the traction.

Ursula Altdorfer, Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

Doris Aebli, Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

Each day, we spend 14 to 15 hours on our feet, and these shoes keep us from developing back and foot pain. It’s a great feeling.

Doris Aebli, Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland

Patrick Steimann chef Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Schweiz

I used to be a seasonal worker and I regularly had to change my shoes once the season was over because the chemicals used in the water, the cleaning water I mean, totally ruined my shoes. I don’t have to do that anymore. I’ve actually had the shoes I’m wearing right now for a year and they still look brand new. That was very impressive.

Patrick Steimann chef Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Schweiz

Roger Christen from Switzerland

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

Roger Christen from Switzerland

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 kybun shoes 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

Roger Christen from Switzerland

These do come at a price. They’re definitely pretty high-end in terms of cost. But that’s nothing compared to what I had to spend on my health insurance and so on because of my old health problems. I’m happy to pay for these shoes, and I’d recommend them, too. They’re really great.

Roger Christen from Switzerland

Aillyn Ang, Director at 320 Below, Singapore

The shoes help relieve my lower back pain. I’ll wear kybun shoes whenever I know I will be walking a lot that day. After a long day, when I remove the shoes, I could hardly walk on the hard floor because the kybun shoe makes walking more comfortable.

Aillyn Ang, Director at 320 Below, Singapore

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

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

Santo Palamara, owner of Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

They're light, they're simply light and they don't make your legs tired. That's the best thing.

Santo Palamara, owner of Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

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

Maya Katsir, student and waitress, Tel-Aviv, Israel

I suffered with pains in my legs and knees. I work as a waitress and we do 8 hours shifts. I looked for shoes that could help me endure the entire shift. Then I discovered kyBoot and bought a pair. I adjusted to them very quickly, I had no problems.  I enjoy working in them; it feels like walking on pillows, or clouds… It's been a year and I use only them. I recommended to the chefs at the restaurant to buy them because they are very comfortable for standing and they do not slip in the kitchen, which is good for both, chefs and waiters. And that's it – it's wonderful.

Maya Katsir, student and waitress, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Josh Goldberg, owner of 'Coffee Station' café, Ramat Gan, Israel

I suffered from pains in my legs because of hard work in my café. I got to the point where I felt like my legs are going to break. I bought a pair of kyBoot and after about an hour all my pain disappeared. I feel much more stable, it is very comfortable to work in them, and I recommend them very highly.

Josh Goldberg, owner of 'Coffee Station' café, Ramat Gan, Israel

Roger Christen from Switzerland

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

Roger Christen from Switzerland

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

I was working for two months in Germany and visited a friend in St. Gallen. My wife went shopping and saw the shoes. After we'd eaten she said, “You have to try them!” I tried them out and spent all day walking round St. Gallen, and it was great. Then I started working in them. Yes – you can't describe it. 

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, 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

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

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

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

Oliver Bürgin, Operations Assistant, SV, Dübendorf, Switzerland

With the sort of work I do now, where I stand in one spot, it's certainly more comfortable to work.  Watch the video

Oliver Bürgin, Operations Assistant, SV, Dübendorf, 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

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

When you stand all day, are always on your feet and don't get any breaks, though you move about a lot, you can feel it in your feet, your legs and your back. It comes from working too much. I've never had a problem, but with kyBoot shoes you can work a great deal, and that's very pleasant, of course.

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

If you stand all day and don't get much exercise, then logically enough, you get backache, and that goes away in these.

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

Santo Palamara, owner of Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

The basis is in the sole of the shoes. They give you great exercise. And I feel like a child bouncing on a mattress, that's probably the best way to describe the feeling. After a long day at work spent Standing and walking, you can feel the difference.

Santo Palamara, owner of Friulana Osteria and Pizzeria, Munich, Germany

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

I told my colleagues in the Netherlands too, but I don't know where you can get the kyBoot in the Netherlands. If I knew it, I'd tell everyone to go there. And my colleagues here in Switzerland are very keen. One of my colleagues has a daughter who wears the shoes; she works in them in Biel. And the director says the shoes might be his kind of thing, too ... So it's being passed on!

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland