I would absolutely recommend that you try it out. Like I said, it’s like walking on a cloud, you’re a lot more comfortable. I find that you notice you’re doing something good for the body by having to keep your balance all the time. You somehow notice every muscle more than you did before.
Bettina Steimann, reception manager Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, 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
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
I had only ever heard about kybun shoes. I’ve worn them quite often since we’ve started our partnership. They’re really comfortable to walk around in. They also help my locomotor system.
Klaus Nussbaumer, CEO Pizolbahnen AG
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
I used to always have a seat on the stage. At this concert I had one too, because it was a bit longer. Back then, when I played for a half an hour or so, I would have had to get a seat and sit down. I had severe pains when standing. I don’t have that with these shoes. I can stand up there on stage, I can move around, I can play and it doesn’t hurt any more.
Michael Hirte harmonica player, Germany
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
I had trouble walking for almost two years, since I had a herniated disc. Then a friend gave me a pair of these shoes. I wore them regularly when I went out, which helped me walk again. Now everything’s good again. Thanks to the kybun shoe? Yes, thanks to kybun and my prayers.
Customer 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
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
What was the best thing about the Production Experience tour? I liked everything about it really. Especially the treadmill and this piece of equipment, the SensoPro. It’s amazing. It’s the perfect way to train for skiing. How long have you been wearing kybun shoes? I had two hip operations. That was two or three years ago and I’ve been wearing kybun shoes ever since. I’m absolutely delighted with them. They are fantastic. I have six pairs. Would you recommend the Production Experience tour to others? Definitely! It really is something special. I also learned to be more mindful of how I walk. I had been neglecting it. I do it when I’m out Nordic walking but I hadn’t really thought about it when walking normally. I suppose I just lost the ability to do it. But it’s what I learned here today and it’s something I really value.
Ursula Glauser from Switzerland
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
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
I stand more upright and because you have to maintain your balance, my musculature has also improved.
Rebecca Bänziger, baker-confectioner and saleswoman Winterthur, 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
I can still walk upright with support from the kybun shoe. Yesterday, I was walking with my brother-in-law around the Lenzerheide mountain resort in Switzerland. We went from the Rothorn middle station to the waterfall and from there back down to Lenzerheide over many different terrains. It was an exhausting hike. I was perfectly equipped with my kybun hiking boot in orange. It really cushions every step. I am 72 years old, and I have had several serious accidents since 2011. That is why I am doubly grateful that you have produced such fantastic Swiss-made shoes! This is also important for me! Stay true to your culture. I will recommend your products to everyone.
Nelly A. M. from Mönchaltorf, Switzerland
The real benefit for me is that I’m comfortable when walking and have a lightness to my step. I don’t have a limp despite two surgically repaired hips, and my feet don’t sweat and are never tired. My feet are moving, I feel good and I stand up straight. I no longer hunch over, and my back pain is gone. The kyBoot is everything I had hoped for from a custom shoe.
Marco Sessa from Switzerland
I used to have back problems, but since I got these shoes, things really have improved. You feel as though you are less stable, but it actually makes your body much more stable. I’ve noticed the difference and I’m very happy with the shoes.
Kurt Zemp from Switzerland
The benefits, if these shoes suit you, are worth every cent. Everything we do – controlling our weight, increasing our movement & exercise (re-conditioning our bodies), reducing stress in our lives – all contribute to us managing our conditions and improving our quality of life. If a shoe helps us experience less pain or be able to move for longer before we experience the change (onset of pain), then we are going to be better off. Not only will we experience less pain, but we will re-condition faster than we might otherwise have done which in turn will help us manage our pain. Original blogpost: limberation.com
Robyn Dunphy from Australia
You always think that you have to train your legs but for me, that’s less important. I train my legs anyway as I move around a lot. Here, I train my core and focus more on my upper arms and hands. Swinging your arms is at least just as important as the correct leg rhythm. Swinging your arms essentially ensures balance and stimulates your core. If you don’t get this right, then you aren’t training correctly.
Urs Künzler from Switzerland
Hello Jürgen! As promised, tomorrow I will reluctantly send the test shoes back to you. Although I am still not an active walker, even on my short walks I noticed a huge difference between my shoes and the kybun shoes. The way I stand is very different and the shoes even make it easier to stand up. I’m impressed! Honestly, I swear on kybun shoe. I would never have believed the shoes could make walking feel so secure and comfortable. Recently, my kybun shoes got wet and I had to switch to normal shoes. Nothing seemed to work anymore and I was walking like a stiff puppet. I never want that to happen again!
Monika Kühlwein from Germany
I visited the Melbourne stockist in early July with NO intention of buying, just seeing what they had and trying them on. Yes, I walked out with my first pair. As soon as you walk around in them you can feel yourself standing differently. A co-worker who sees me at work every day told me I was walking as if I was twenty years younger – and without dobbing that person in, they are qualified to make that assessment. Original blogpost: limberation.com
Robyn Dunphy from Australia
I’ve noticed that I am steadier on my feet. I can walk better on different surfaces and above all else, my back is much better. I can stand up straight again and move more steadily. The shoes have improved my entire back and obviously my back muscles as well. I would say now that it’s OK again.
Ursula Langel from Thun, 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
I feel like my posture is more upright when I wear these shoes. I can feel the small, delicate muscles becoming stronger. Compared to before, my muscles now react much quicker when I move. They’re must stronger thanks to the shoes.
Oliver Künzle from St. Gallen, Switzerland
Wearing kybun shoes trains your body in a fundamental way in your daily life without you even noticing. It improves your posture, helps you keep upright when you walk, trains your pelvic floor muscles and allows you to exude confidence with your body.
Regula Stricker from Switzerland
It definitely gives you a more upright posture and it makes you more flexible too. You stand on a soft sole. I like the fact that when I stand, I’m not rigid and motionless, I am moving around.
Josef Städler glassblower from Switzerland
I feel like my posture is more upright and my walk is more rounded. I no longer feel any shocks and I don’t have back pain in the evenings any more. For me, the air holes are a plus. My feet often get sweaty, but now I always have dry feet thanks to the ventilation.
Pius Simbürger, conductor Uttwil Musical Society, Switzerland
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 kybun shoes 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
I think that the major difference is when I’m standing and practising normally I have a different posture for my neck vertebra. Now when I’m standing on the kyBounder, I feel like my hips are pushed forward more. I move my knees a little bit. The major difference is that now I’m always moving. It’s the kind of movement that you always need to balance out with your feet. I feel like this results in less tension.
Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland
I used to put more weight on my right foot, because it's longer. So I always stood on that one. And then it simply wasn't balanced any more, and with these shoes it somehow levels itself out, and I was standing much straighter. Even when sitting I notice that now, already, after a year – it takes a while, it's not from one day to the next – that I am simply sitting much straighter and everything's different. My whole posture is different. All of it.
Heidi Stäger, Owner cleaning company, Gais, Switzerland
"The kybun shoe means you can walk actively and healthily even on hard surfaces. The soft, unstable sole is kind on your joints, exercises your muscles, improves your balance and stimulates receptors in your feet. From a medical perspective I thus specially recommend the kybun shoe to patients with poor posture or knee problems."
Prof. Dr. Christian Gäbler, specialist in trauma surgery following accidents and sports injuries, Vienna, Austria
The children are forced to constantly move in order to maintain their balance, which in turn straightens the spine. If they do not make these movements, they fall over. These movements are particularly good for strengthening the back muscles.
Dr. Thomas Werlich, general practitioner in Germany
The standing desk and mat have been a huge success. The children enjoy going into this room, and they also enjoy learning there. The standing classroom also helps them maintain good posture.
Günther Franke, rektor at the Neumark School, Germany
I feel like I am standing with a more upright posture. This is because you’re constantly moving.
Cyrill Mettler, pupil Gymnasium Wil, Switzerland
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.