kybun testimonials and video interviews

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kybun Opinions

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

I realised that if you sit and work at a computer, you automatically adopt the wrong posture. The standing desk and the mat in combination help me to greatly improve my posture. Since buying them, I really feel that I have less back pain. I regularly had it in the past – and now it’s gone. I feel much more agile and comfortable at work.

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

Alexander Tschäppät (deceased), Swiss National Council

The kybun shoe takes a bit of getting used to at first, but after that it is the ideal shoe for walking on the sunny side of life.

Alexander Tschäppät (deceased), Swiss National Council

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

The pain really has gone. When I wear the shoes in the office the whole day, the pain is gone. I was absolutely fascinated, I didn’t expect it. The pain had been constant for a long time. It was particularly noticeable when I went to bed at night. Since I’ve had these shoes, the pain really has gone. And I haven’t made any other changes to my lifestyle. Wearing these shoes really was the only change. Wirklich nur das Tragen dieses Schuhs.

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

It feels like my legs are healthier. And my circulation and gait have improved. I think I am more upright when I walk.

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

Initially, a doctor told me I needed orthopaedic insoles. I had always resisted the idea and in the end I decided to try out kyBoot shoes. I needed new shoes for the office anyway, so I made the most of the opportunity. I went to the kybun factory in Sennwald and bought a pair.

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

You always have to work a bit with your body. That means that you’re always moving and I think that is what keeps your body fit. Which, at the end of the day, contributes to a healthy posture.

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

Annina Dietsche from Rüthi, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Whether I’m at work or at home, the kybun shoe is the perfect shoe for long walks or long periods of time standing on hard surfaces, thanks to its springy, elastic sole. Thanks to this shoe, my legs don’t feel heavy, and my posture has improved. That lets me actively prevent potential joint pain. “Whether I’m at work or at home, the kybun shoe is the perfect shoe for long walks or long periods of time standing on hard surfaces, thanks to its springy, elastic sole. Thanks to this shoe, my legs don’t feel heavy, and my posture has improved. That lets me actively prevent potential joint pain.”

Annina Dietsche from Rüthi, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

Yes, to begin with I was a bit shocked by the price. But then when the pain is gone, it puts the price into perspective. After all, a doctor’s appointment costs about the same.

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

Birthe Eikmeier, CEO (Finance, Personnel, Purchase) at rutec in Syke, Germany

Ever since I started using my kybun mat, I no longer experience back problems in connection with my slipped disc. My back musculature is strong, and the ‘active’ standing position I assume on the mat has had a positive effect on my legs. 

Birthe Eikmeier, CEO (Finance, Personnel, Purchase) at rutec in Syke, Germany

Haeme Ulrich, speaker and trainer from Switzerland

There are two reasons for this. First, they are very comfortable. And second, they involve a lot of movement. These factors are important for me, since, as an office person, I don’t have many opportunities to be active.

Haeme Ulrich, speaker and trainer from Switzerland

Ursi Rieder from Switzerland

It’s a very comfortable feeling, since I am used to standing a lot anyway. I have a standing desk at the office where I work so I find it very important to be able to move. It simply makes me feel good to be moving not only when I’m at work but also in my daily life in general.

Ursi Rieder from Switzerland

Nina Zimmermann from Germany

I would absolutely love to have a pair of shoes like these, since as a physiotherapist, I am always moving about. I am often on my feet, so the shoes would be even more helpful than if I had an office job, where I would be sitting most of the time. I would really like to have these kinds of shoes.

Nina Zimmermann from Germany

Andy Martin, construction supervisor from Sennhof, Switzerland

I would never have imagined that there was a product better than the MBT, so discovering kybun shoes was a pleasant surprise. Since I work as a road construction supervisor, I need shoes that have a dynamic appearance while being appropriate for meetings. I have found the perfect model that meets these requirements, and I am extremely pleased. I couldn’t be happier with my kybun shoes.

Andy Martin, construction supervisor from Sennhof, Switzerland

Thomas Bumann from Switzerland

I also wear mine at work because we have standing desks. Wearing these shoes means that I spend much more time on my feet. Standing makes a nice change from sitting down all day at the office. It’s super!

Thomas Bumann from Switzerland

F. T. from Jona, 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

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

The shoes came to my attention at an event, where I had the chance to try on a pair of kyBoot shoes. After two hours of walking around I was sure that I needed these shoes for my next trade fair. What impressed me the most was that you are constantly in motion and stand more upright. The effect that had on me was that my back pain disappeared. I was always in pain after one or two days of office work. Since starting to wear these shoes, I have effectively not had any more trouble.

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

I'd never have thought it. It's a huge surprise to me. Today I'm almost addicted and dependent on this product.

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Switzerland

Well, the benefit is definitely if you stand for long periods, for instance, or work in sales, then you really don't get any back pain any more. That's what I always find.

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, 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

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

At a shopping fair, if I walk long distances through the aisles or have to stand a lot, I say to myself with increasing frequency that comfort is much more important to me. They don't look bad. The kyBoot has been developed since the first generation. What's very important to me is to feel good and stay healthy.

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

Peter Rahm, Hallau, Switzerland

It took about three days to get used to it; no more, surprisingly enough. At the start your legs and hips just felt a bit more tired than usual. After that it was great. You couldn't ask for more; you feel relaxed and upbeat. You know that your back muscles are being strengthened and maybe even more. I'd recommend it to anyone. Watch the video

Peter Rahm, Hallau, Switzerland

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Switzerland

My muscles ached a bit, especially my shins. That lasted about 5–6 days and then went away. Walking stayed a bit wobbly, but that soon passed to.

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Switzerland

Andreas Lange, Head medialog, Zezikon, Switzerland

I've really taken to wearing kyBoot, I can certainly say. It just seems to me that the feeling you have when you wear them I stand a lot, when moderating or attending to administrative work. I now have a standing desk and no longer sit - so I have to say that it's simply ideal.  Watch the video

Andreas Lange, Head medialog, Zezikon, Switzerland

Simon Netzle, press officer at St. Galler Kantonalbank, St.Gallen, Switzerland

"At St. Gallen Bank, health management plays a very important role. Healthy staff not only feel better and fitter, they are also more highly motivated and perform better. One major element of workplace health at St. Gallen Bank is ergonomic work stations, which we have created using the kybun mat." 

Simon Netzle, press officer at St. Galler Kantonalbank, St.Gallen, Switzerland

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

I sometimes wear a suit and tie, so it's important to me to have shoes that also go with that kind of clothing. Like the shoes I'm wearing now. I wear these shoes at work, in my free time, on the water; I even wear kyBoot in Thailand.

Rene Leuppi, state-certified insurance specialist, Switzerland

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

It was a trial. After I'd stood in them for two hours I still felt great. I then waited another 9 months before I finally bought these shoes. After that I worked four days at a holiday trade show, two of which I spent standing, but I had no back pain. Now I'm a fan and believe in these shoes.

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland

At first I deliberately drew my colleagues' attention to my new, sexy shoes. It was important to me to show that I hadn't chosen that look. Now it's a running gag. Now plenty of others have bought shoes like these. Quality has triumphed. The new shoes I've seen are looking better and better. The black ones are discreet. I'd like to buy another pair for speed-walking. And I'd like to get a pair of these for walking in flat country, too.

Pascal Wieser, CEO of Vögele Reisen AG, Switzerland