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kybun Opinions

Paul Krähemann visitor kybun World, Switzerland

I think it’s great! It takes the weight off your back. It felt a bit funny at first, but after a while I was gradually able to get used to it.

Paul Krähemann visitor kybun World, Switzerland

Heidi Frei from Switzerland

It took me at least ten years to regain some sense of normality in my life. I have been back on my feet for the last five years, and now I’d like to be able to walk without feeling any pain. That’s why I ended up trying out the kybun shoe. I will wear this shoe for the rest of my life. Wearing this shoe is a true pleasure.

Heidi Frei from Switzerland

Carlo Bachmann from Switzerland

The deciding factor was noticing that it forced me to walk differently – for example, in a way that means there is no impact on my joints. In particular, my ankle joint and left knee always hurt a lot. It’s already got a bit better. Of course, I wasn’t expecting to correct 30 years in two months. But I have already made significant progress in that direction.

Carlo Bachmann from Switzerland

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

It got so bad, that I had to walk with crutches for a time, because I really couldn’t walk anymore. There are so many things you can try. You can give insoles a go, but it’s all very expensive and that doesn’t ecessarily mean that they will even work. You end up having to buy new shoes anyway to insert the insoles, and those don’t come cheap, either. You’re much better off just buying a kybun shoe. It really improves your health. It straightens up your posture, for example. It simply takes the load off your back and other areas. Every part of you becomes more relaxed by simply moving as you walk.

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

Dr. med. Sabine Bleuel, orthopaedist, trauma, hand and foot surgeon

What does the specialist for orthopaedics and trauma surgery have to say about the kybun concept?

Dr. med. Sabine Bleuel, orthopaedist, trauma, hand and foot surgeon

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

Kathrin Müller-Hänny from Lenzburg, Switzerland

Discovering kybun shoes was life-changing for me. I have had fallen arches, splay foot and flat foot since I was born. Because they couldn’t find any appropriate shoes for me, my parents spent a lot of money on having shoes tailor-made. I don’t have pleasant memories of that. When I was in primary school, I would go twice a year with my mother to a special shop in Zurich. I remember spending tedious hours in that ‘overheated’ shop, watching the eager sales assistant carry over piles of shoes — with limited success. Family hikes, school trips and ski holidays were usually agony. In May 2014 I discovered kybun shoes and it was the highlight of my year! Since then, I have been able to walk for hours without pain. I walk on hard pavements, for instance when I’m shopping in the city. I don’t get tired any more and my feet don’t hurt!  Before, every step felt like a blow to my less-than-healthy hips. Today, my hips and back are in good shape. I’m happy to stand in my kybun sandals on the ceramic tiles at home. I walk with my grandchildren through the Technorama science museum or the zoo, I stand in queues and stand for hours in front of the cooker. I stand more mindfully and am happy to do so! It’s a pleasure to walk more upright and more mindfully. Discovering kybun shoes was life-changing for me. I have had fallen arches, splay foot and flat foot since I was born. Because they couldn’t find any appropriate shoes for me, my parents spent a lot of money on having shoes tailor-made. I don’t have pleasant memories of that. When I was in primary school, I would go twice a year with my mother to a special shop in Zurich. I remember spending tedious hours in that ‘overheated’ shop, watching the eager sales assistant carry over piles of shoes — with limited success. Family hikes, school trips and ski holidays were usually agony. In May 2014 I discovered kybun shoes and it was the highlight of my year! Since then, I have been able to walk for hours without pain. I walk on hard pavements, for instance when I’m shopping in the city. I don’t get tired any more and my feet don’t hurt!  Before, every step felt like a blow to my less-than-healthy hips. Today, my hips and back are in good shape. I’m happy to stand in my kybun sandals on the ceramic tiles at home. I walk with my grandchildren through the Technorama science museum or the zoo, I stand in queues and stand for hours in front of the cooker. I stand more mindfully and am happy to do so! It’s a pleasure to walk more upright and more mindfully.

Kathrin Müller-Hänny from Lenzburg, Switzerland

Kandid Hofstetter lives in Russia

The biggest argument in its favour is that it lets you walk in a way that’s easy on the joints. That doesn’t just apply for your knees, but also for your entire gait. It’s comfortable for your body to walk and stand like this. I feel great all around. You feel loose; this is a natural way of walking. You always have good traction, no matter what you’re walking on. You just feel great.

Kandid Hofstetter lives in Russia

Stefan Burkhalter, Alpine wrestler from Switzerland

The impact to my ankle was cushioned. This gave my ankle more protection, which improved my recovery.

Stefan Burkhalter, Alpine wrestler from Switzerland

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

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

I’m convinced that my joints don’t work properly when I’m on a conventional treadmill. It’s both easy on the joints and supports balance. This is because the nerves in the feet are activated more than in a conventional shoe, on a conventional treadmill or on a normal terrain.

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

Hans Schneider client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

How did you find out about the consultation day? From the manager of this shop. How does it feel to wear kyBoot shoes? Very pleasant, easy on the joints. I can’t say for sure but I think so. Could you imagine wearing kyBoot shoes every day? Yes, because they feel comfortable and I want to do something good for myself.

Hans Schneider client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

Anneliese Paganini client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

What are your symptoms and how can kyBoot help you? My Achilles tendons have been inflamed for six to seven months. I was in physiotherapy and tried a number of things. Nothing worked. I have been wearing kyBoot shoes for one month and I have the feeling that things have improved. The pain is less severe and the swelling has gone down. It’s better now. How did you find out about the consultation day? I came to the shop around four weeks ago because of my Achilles tendinitis. I had already heard about it and it had been recommended to me. Then someone spoke to me about it in the shop and I thought it was a good idea. How does it feel to wear kyBoot shoes? They feel soft, like walking on air. They automatically stretch the tendons. If you walk over rocks in the forest, they cushion your steps. They are very comfortable.

Anneliese Paganini client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland

Heidi Frei from Switzerland

I feel it throughout my entire body. I have been able to significantly reduce the spasticity in my shoulder and in my arm. It’s still a little bit stiff, of course. The spasticity caused my arm to be stuck in a rigid position on my chest. That caused a lot of pain and tension in my body, but I don’t have that anymore. I no longer have to put up with it. I feel a lot more relaxed now; my back doesn’t tense up, and I can even raise my arm. The reason all this has happened is because my muscles are relaxed, and I believe that this is down to wearing the kybun shoe. This shoe has made all this possible.

Heidi Frei from 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

Dr. Konnikov, dental expert on the Russian TV station Channel 1

The workload in the medical profession is high, and we are constantly on our feet. That is why I decided to wear the kybun Swiss air-cushion shoe to work. It relieves my joints and enables me to spend more time on my feet without making me feel tired or uncomfortable.  Thanks to the special soles, it feels like I am walking on air!

Dr. Konnikov, dental expert on the Russian TV station Channel 1

Oliver Decker from Germany

Fantastic stuff! How did I find out about the kybun shoe? Jürgen posted a link to his page in our Facebook group. It made me curious. Why? My left leg is amputated above the knee and my right ankle is damaged, so I am regularly in pain. I wondered whether these shoes could mitigate the problem. We started an e-mail conversation and Jürgen immediately offered to provide me with a pair of test shoes. After 14 days, I was won over and I ordered a pair. What was it that convinced me? It’s like walking on a cloud. In my Salo shoes, every stride feels stiff like a goose step. By contrast, the kybun shoes soften my steps and the foot rollover is very comfortable. They also make it easier to climb stairs step-over-step. My footsteps are quieter – now I can sneak up on people! Walking on pavements also feels much better. So those are my first impressions after a couple of weeks of wearing the shoes. Sure, they aren’t exactly cheap. But the shoes are making a positive difference. Which is why I am convinced that buying them was a good decision. I would recommend these kybun shoes wholeheartedly. Thank you so much, Jürgen! Your tremendous commitment will ensure that lots more people will find out about the kybun shoe and will hopefully be inspired to try wearing these shoes.

Oliver Decker from Germany

Andreas Bischof from Switzerland

It helps a lot, as we have seen in recent years in rehabilitation with physiotherapy, and as Simon Storm explained. It also does a great deal in terms of prevention and treatment for worn-out joints. So I find it areally good idea, one which certainly has a future, and which has already been confirmed and no longer has to prove itself.

Andreas Bischof from Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

One benefit that I’ve come across is that when I step awkwardly on uneven ground the kybun 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

Carlo Bachmann from Switzerland

When I go shopping, for example the floors are hard and my feet get tired quickly. That makes my foot hard to control. Wearing these shoes, I can walk without the constant impact on my foot.

Carlo Bachmann from Switzerland

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

I had an operation on my inner knee joint in January 2014. I realised afterwards that walking in this shoe is extremely good for me. I no longer felt the impact of the ground. I felt like walking in the kybun shoe was very beneficial for my health after the operation.

Margrith Sibold from 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 kybun shoe 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

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

My own background is in research so I am always willing to try out new things. I have seen how helpful the shoes can be. I was particularly impressed when my wife told me that she couldn’t imagine going without these shoes. She says she now needs to go and change all of her other shoes. She is absolutely delighted. The shoes will particularly help pregnant women who were already suffering from pain. But they can also help people who have pain in the musculoskeletal system or neurological problems and I think pregnant women can definitely benefit from wearing them. Women can benefit from wearing kyBoot shoes, whether it is during the pregnancy itself or afterwards in the nursing period where joints are still more elastic and need more care.

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

Michael Knus, pupil from Switzerland

It’s more easy-going because you can relax your back and the mats are very comfortable. It’s comfortable to work this way.

Michael Knus, pupil from Switzerland

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

I would recommend it to virtually anybody who has the same complaints that we had. A lot of people suffer from them, and they really wouldn’t have to if they just opted for a shoe that naturally fitted their body, and only wore that. You can prevent a lot of pain and other ailments that you wouldn’t be able to do anything about otherwise. You don’t always have to wear the shoe, but make sure that the entire foot mechanism is really put to good use, because wearing the standard shoes on the market nowadays makes it almost impossible for the foot to move naturally. That will only happen if you wear these shoes, and that’s when you’ll find out what you’ve been missing out on.

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

Paul Hoffmann from Switzerland

The benefit of the shoe is that it absorbs the impact incurred when walking around, which, in turn, relieves the hip and knee joints as well as the heels.

Paul Hoffmann from Switzerland

Arnold Graf from Rheintal, Switzerland

I bought these a while ago because I was told they are good for your muscles. I didn’t know that they are also good for the joints.

Arnold Graf from Rheintal, Switzerland

Hansruedi Widmer from Switzerland

Anyone who would like to have that soft feeling when they walk, people who need to take care of their joints and anyone who has hip, knee or back problems. I highly recommend trying out these shoes.

Hansruedi Widmer from Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

The kyBoot has many benefits including those that can be enjoyed by everyone else too – fully sighted or not. The kyBoot is wonderfully soft when walking and it absorbs impacts and vibrations.

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, 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’m out and about on foot a lot and I love being active. When I was wearing the kyBoot shoes I thought wow, it also eases the arthritis in my big toe joint. The pain was hugely reduced, almost to the point that it disappeared. That’s when I knew it would be a good idea to have these shoes.

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

Wherever I’m going, I enjoy walking in them because they are so comfy. You can walk on stony ground and up and down stairs without a problem.

Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland

Johann Brülisauer from Switzerland

My steps are softened. My knees hurt less; there are no shocks and impact. I definitely won’t be giving the shoes away.

Johann Brülisauer from 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

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

I believe that the kyBoot shoe can absorb the impact of walking, which is exactly what makes it easier to move gently. Personal testimonies show that women benefit from the cushioning effects on their joints not only during their pregnancy but afterwards as well. The kyBoot shoes can also help people who already have problems. For example, people who have had a knee operation or are already experiencing pain in their musculoskeletal system can benefit tremendously from wearing kyBoot shoes.

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

It feels rather unstable. And you notice its effect because it forces you to move differently. It’s just a small adjustment, but it teaches you to walk more purposefully. You get used to the feeling very quickly. It feels very pleasant and comfortable. This is why I began to feel very well in these shoes at my practice after a short transition period. Now I always wear kyBoot shoes at my practice and I feel very comfortable in them.

Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland

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

Erika Weiss, the kyBoot relieves her aches and pains, Switzerland

In our job, we're out and about all day. I walk about on bumpy paddocks and have arthritic knees which leave me in constant pain. The kyBoot replaces the cushioning which I lack in my knees due to the arthrosis. That soothes the pain.

Erika Weiss, the kyBoot relieves her aches and pains, Switzerland

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

At first people look at your feet sceptically and ask, “What funny kind of shoes are those?” If you explain that they're comfortable shoes that cushion impacts, then you'll get the odd one who'll try on the shoes and be really keen themselves.

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Benji von Ah, Swiss Alpine wrestler from Oberwald, Switzerland

I was unfortunate to get had some knee injuries, but the kybun shoe takes the pressure off my joints and relieves them.

Benji von Ah, Swiss Alpine wrestler from Oberwald, Switzerland

Robert Dönni, Montlingen, Switzerland

These shoes take a load off my knees and back when I’m walking. My postural defect when I walk also affects my joints. With these shoes I can correct my posture. Since the middle of December I have had far less trouble than before. In the night I can sleep much better as I am in far less pain. I can only recommend these shoes.

Robert Dönni, Montlingen, Switzerland

Stefan Wolf, longtime professional player and 14-fold ex-International, Luzern, Switzerland

It's simply like being on an air mattress. It's much softer and shocks are absorbed. I can walk around normally without having to put too much thought into taking the pressure off my knee to stop the pain. That means that – in these shoes – I can walk absolutely normally, and I have the feeling that I walk much more gently, and I don't have any pain any more.
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Stefan Wolf, longtime professional player and 14-fold ex-International, Luzern, Switzerland

Dr. med. Rolf Hohmeister, Consultant Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

Its an extraordinary sensation. I looked forward to the day when something like this would be developed. That it would actually be possible to create a cushion to protect healthy feet, using good shoes, to eliminate impacts and stop that jarring shock effect. And it's a feeling that really does go through your muscles, through your tendons, through your joints into your spine and so all the way to your head. You know, my first spontaneous thought was how nice it was to experience something new at age 70. You float, you sail through the countryside with a bounce in your step; when you stop, you feel fine standing about and stopping. You feel relaxed and have coordination and balance balance that go right up to your brain and make your hike even more enjoyable.  Watch the video

Dr. med. Rolf Hohmeister, Consultant Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bad Ragaz, 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

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

I came across kyBoot because I had back pain. My back had to deal with frequent jarring and it was painful. Then a customer pointed them out to me. She said I should try out softer shoes for a change. Then I tried out the kyBoot, and it got much better within a short time.

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Barbara Pledl, works in the Luchsinger butcher’s shop, Switzerland

I have problems with my joints and with my back. It always makes every bone in my body ache. On Saturdays I have to swallow a painkiller to get through the day. That's all in the past with kyBoot. I feel much better.

Barbara Pledl, works in the Luchsinger butcher’s shop, Switzerland

Astrid Runge, orthopedist from Germany

It would be ideal if they could sit as well as stand. It’s important to offer that combination. That ensures that varying amounts of strain are placed on the intervertebral discs, and that the muscles are engaged.

Astrid Runge, orthopedist from Germany

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

This is comfortable; it relaxes your back.

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany