kybun testimonials and video interviews

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kybun Opinions

Jiří Šedivý, M.D., head of the Department of Orthopedics, Jihlava Hospital, Czech Republic

kybun shoes ideally combine three important factors of healthy and pleasant walking in shoes – the springiness of every step, comfort – thanks to the perfect shape and spaciousness of the shoe – and easy lower extremities workout and exercise just through regular walking, thanks to the principle of the unstable underfoot. Engaging maximum muscles of lower extremities as well as the torso automatically leads to their strengthening. Involving all muscles in regular walking also results in significant performance boost of the “muscle pump”, which has a wholesome effect on the venous and lymphatic system of lower extremities. Walking in these shoes therefore relieves chronic back and joint pain, is beneficial for overstrained tendons and ligaments and last but not least it can reduce tension and pressure in calves. The main use of kybun shoes is for me walking on hard surfaces – walking to work in the city, intensive city tourism (excursion tours, etc.). But you will greatly benefit from them in lighter terrain as well. Put on the kybun shoes and your feet will be grateful to you!! On top of that, they are just comfy to walk in…

Jiří Šedivý, M.D., head of the Department of Orthopedics, Jihlava Hospital, Czech Republic

The Swiss Red Cross, Canton of St. Gallen

Volunteer drivers at the Swiss Red Cross from the region of Rorschach and Rheintal, Canton of St. Gallen, went on a trip to visit the kybun World. They learned how springy and shock-absorbent the shoe is by wearing it, and were deeply impressed. This was topped off by how astonished they were when they changed back into their normal shoes. The experience tour was fascinating, informative and very entertaining. Thank you for offering us such a polished and illuminating tour. It’s a nice excursion for groups to go on, because you can experience the shoe first-hand.

The Swiss Red Cross, Canton of St. Gallen

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

Romeo Botta, Physiotherapist at CTPLAN

Für uns Physiotherapeuten ist der kyBoot insofern gut, weil er eine permanente Instabilität erzeugt. Innerhalb von den Therapiesitzungen aber vor allem auch zu Hause beim Heimprogramm sehr gut einsetzen. Instabilität heisst, dass die Muskulatur permanent arbeiten muss und so haben wir eine dauernde Arbeit von den Fussstabilisierenden Muskulatur was wiederum eine bessere Stabilität bewirkt.

Romeo Botta, Physiotherapist at CTPLAN

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

One benefit that I’ve come across is that when I step awkwardly on uneven ground the kyBoot sole absorbs the impact. You don’t go over on your ankle like you definitely would with a conventional, hard sole. Instead, unevenness under foot such as a stone or tree root is simply absorbed or taken in by the sole and I can walk over it as if there were nothing on the ground.

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Liz Tödtli from Switzerland

I definitely have a sense of cushioning. When you’re pregnant, you really do have the feeling that everything is becoming soft and expanding and the kyBoot really does offer cushioning for when you’re walking and standing. I never have swollen legs or feet. I feel fit. Now, I feel secure when I know that I’ll be walking a long distance by foot. I know that I’ll be able to do it.

Liz Tödtli from Switzerland

Rosalba Jäggi from Switzerland

I sense that my foot, even when it doesn’t work so well anymore, wants to sense what’s on the ground. A stiff sole doesn’t convey that information. Because this information was lacking, I would sometimes fall. With these shoes, I have a good sense of the ground. My foot is always trying to do exactly that, even if it no longer can. It wants to achieve balance, and now it can with the support of this sole, and that’s amazing. For me, it’s a different quality of life. It gives me hope for myself again and the confidence to move around.

Rosalba Jäggi from Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

At that point, I had my doubts. I wondered whether I could even walk in these shoes. The information that I take in from the ground through my feet is really important for me. Because I can’t see the floor or any uneven ground I have to be able to feel what’s under foot through my feet so that I can hold the rest of my body correctly. I was worried that the sole would be too effective and suppress this sensation, preventing me from getting my information from the ground.

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

I was absolutely amazed right from the beginning that it worked and how effective it was. When I step on a stone or uneven ground, I can still feel it despite the absorption in the sole that evens it out.

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

I feel very safe in these shoes. They’re also comfortable because they’re light. Walking in these shoes is a bit like walking barefoot. I can feel exactly where my foot is placed on the ladder and that makes me feel safe.

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

Don St John, Ph.D., Somatic Psychologist from Salt Lake City, Utah - USA

These are the most comfortable and supportive shoes I have ever worn. As a somatic psychologist, I am well aware of the importance of having your feet support the rest of your body. The KyBoots provide great support for my lumbar spine. I am 72 years old and play a lot of golf, so every once in a while my back is sore. All I have to do is take a walk in my KyBoots and my back feels completely relieved. Moreover, they make me feel as if I am walking on air. In the past the first thing I did when I came home from the office is to remove my shoes. Now, I am reluctant to take them off; they are more comfortable than my slippers. So for comfort and support, I can no longer wear any other shoes. My second pair will be arriving soon, and I am already thinking about my third pair. They are worth every penny.

Don St John, Ph.D., Somatic Psychologist from Salt Lake City, Utah - USA

Mr. Karst from Andernach, Germany

For me, things were not going well; my shoes stopped me from doing a lot. I could not walk much in my shoes and had a lot of pain in my back, upper legs and hip. Then, I saw kyBoots in the shop and went in to find out what sort of shoes they were selling. I then got a pair to try and immediately thought “Wow.” I had never experienced shoes like them. I almost had to hold onto the counter or else I would have fallen over, as I was a little wobbly at first. However, I quite quickly realised that this is very good for my body and that it would help me to cope with my pain so that I could get on much better in the future. All I had to do then was sign my name and I got a pair of shoes to try out. I was only interested in wearing the shoes for nearly a good week at least to see how I got on with them myself. On Tuesday afternoon, I received the shoes and, on Friday morning, I wore the shoes again and have had no more pain since. I have no more pain in my hip and back. No more pain at all, it’s all gone!! I had actually planned to have surgery on my hip this year, but it now looks like I no longer need the operation. I highly recommend these shoes to anyone who has problems with their bones and skeletal structure. Everyone should put aside a little bit of money when they have it if they cannot pay for them all in one go. This way, you can afford the shoes after saving up. It will do wonders for your health, that’s all I can say. I’ve experienced it myself and now bought two pairs of shoes. I saved up for them, too and have also saved even more. I buy things that I see that are good for me and my wife, and these two pairs of shoes are great for just that.

Mr. Karst 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

Silvia Meier, Switzerland

Als ich eine Erkältung mit sehr starken Kopfschmerzen hatte, ging ich nach Tagen zum Arzt. Der schickte mich mit einer Lungenentzündung nach Hause. Normalerweise habe ich mit meinen normalen Kissen kein Problem, aber in diesem Fall hat mir nur das kySsen geholfen, meine Kopfschmerzen in den Griff zu bekommen. Auch in der Nacht konnte ich durch die gute Stütze und die aktive Lagerung recht gut atmen und schlafen. Seit diesem Erlebnis, nehme ich das kySsen überall hin mit. Egal ob ins Hotel, in die Pension oder auch wenn ich privat bei jemandem übernachte. Ich kann das kySsen jedem sehr empfehlen, der sich auch gesund schlafen möchte.

Silvia Meier, Switzerland

Gilles Tschudi, actor, Zurich , Switzerland

I’m addicted to kyBoots. These shoes make even a couch potato into a keen walker. It is such a pleasure: like being packed in cotton wool, combined with a rocking, yet stable sole. I’ve worn them every day for a month and never want to be parted from them. I knew the phrase “A dog is man’s best friend”, but now I also know the saying “A shoe is man’s best friend.” I am very happy to trust them as an intermediary between my feet and the ground.

Gilles Tschudi, actor, Zurich , Switzerland

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

The shoes are suitable for walking on cobbles or in the woods, and they’re great in winter when the ground is slippery. You won’t slip in these shoes when the ground is slippery. This used to happen to me a lot with other shoes and I would always fall over. It’s never happened with these shoes.

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland