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
My wife purchased kybun shoe (Bern) a few weeks ago and LOVES them! She was suffering a lot of pain in her feet related to a knee replacement some time ago and says she is enjoying a lot of relief. Now her co-workers want a pair!
Voice over speaker from Montana
I wear them a lot and don’t have any foot or back pain anymore.
Bettina Forrer, waitress from 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
I have had problems with my feet for many years. Then I tried them and found they were the best thing you could ever wear on your feet.
Turi Reber accordionist from 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
I was employed at the post office. I spent almost 50 years working for the post office. I was on the go all the time, and my feet suffered from it. I had to have a foot operation, and from there on out it got worse and worse. Thanks to the kybun shoe, I can now walk again without pain.
Turi Reber accordionist from Switzerland
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
I have bunions on both feet that cause me a great deal of pain, and because of which I’ve had to wear insoles in my shoes for years. The pain came back, though, so I thought I’d try out this air-cushion shoe that I saw ads for. And look: Ever since I started wearing the kybun shoe, I can once again enjoy painless short hikes, and nearly painless longer ones. I also wear the shoe as often as possible during the day, since it tires out my feet less. Because of that, I can still wear ‘normal’ shoes every now and then if I’m going out – and that’s important for me as a woman. I’ve been wearing the kybun shoe for a number of years now.
Elisabeth Bolleter from Cham, Germany
I have been a huge fan of the kybun shoe for six years! As a pharmacist, I need to spend the majority of my time at work standing on my feet. Fortunately, the kybun shoe allows me to do this without feeling any pain in my feet and keeps me from having tired legs even after a challenging day!
Dominik Engeli, druggist from Weinfelden, Switzerland
I wear the kybun shoe all day. The floor suddenly feels extremely hard whenever I switch to wearing regular shoes. I don’t feel any pain in my feet or legs or feel tired when I come home in the evening since I am standing all day at work.
Eugen Jud, Chemist from Switzerland
Last autumn after a half-marathon I developed severe muscle stiffness and also tendonitis. I was in quite a lot of pain when I walked. The amount of pain was significantly reduced and that’s largely down to the kybun shoe. If I ever had to wear normal shoes it was very uncomfortable. I was desperate for my kybun shoes. You really have to try them out and feel it for yourself to know what I’m talking about. It never ceases to amaze me how you can offset and reduce pain in the musculoskeletal system.
Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland
I was having recurring problems with the soles of my feet; I would start to feel pain in them after standing for some time. I also often had tired feet. It felt like I was standing on a pillow. I thought to myself, this is definitely good for me. Since then, I have had no more pain in the soles of my feet and my legs don’t get tired. I used to also feel pain in my sciatic nerve, but this pain is now also gone.
Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland
When I don’t want to stay out very late, I put on a different pair of shoes so I’ll feel pain in my feet after a while and go home earlier. When I want to stay out late, I put on the kyBoot shoe, since it allows me to stay standing through the entire night.
Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland
I experienced severe pain and swelling in my foot during the summer. It was so bad that I could no longer walk. It was just a few days before my holiday, so I was really in a bind. I quickly put a cooling gel pack in my kybun sandals. After three days, I was so much better that I was able to walk short distances without any pain. My holiday wasn’t a disaster, and it’s all thanks to my kybun shoes. I was able to go everywhere I wanted and experienced virtually no pain. What’s more, I’ve noticed that after wearing kybun shoes for a couple of months, my gait is now much more stable and my leg muscles are much stronger. I’m so grateful for these wonderful shoes. I highly recommend them.
Marga Ullrich from Mettlach, Germany
Very pleasant to walk with, like walking on clouds. I’ve had them for a year now and they´re still in super condition. Before, when I had normal shoes, even good training shoes, my feet used to hurt terribly when I got home from a normal 12hr working day. But not anymore. It is certainly a big difference.
Arash Shirkhan, staff members at the Elgiganten Megastore in Helsingborg, Sweden
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
No other shoe like this! My job requires me to work on my feet all day. Two years ago my metatarsal arch dropped. The pain was unbearable at first but with orthotics I was able to work and have worn them ever since. Now the pain is back and the orthotic is bothering me…my physiotherapist believes my foot muscles have become weak (probably from the orthotic) and indeed, when I'm able to exercise the foot, the pain relief is very apparent. In the meantime I need a soft soled shoe to keep me on my feet. The kybun shoes are not only the softest shoes I've ever worn, but they will help strengthen my feet as well! How perfect is that? I have worked my current job for 32 years and am eligible for early retirement in a few more years, but I didn't think I'd be able to make it. I had actually started looking for another line of work, and preparing to give up all the seniority and benefits I currently enjoy (including early retirement!). Now I won't have to do that. I'm so glad I found these shoes, they are amazing, like nothing else I've ever worn!
And I just have to add, after wearing the shoes for the last two weeks at work. My feet actually feel better after five days of work, than they do after my two days off without them!
I can't wait until I can afford to buy another pair for wearing around the house, can't live without them now
Karen Maidra, lives in Canada
A very airy feeling. I feel like I'm floating or flying. I've felt much better since getting these shoes. I can get out and about and walk round a lot. My feet don't hurt any more; instead I feel as if I could spend another five hours on my feet.
Beat Müller, music producer, Switzerland
After the concerts, my feet hurt a lot less, because I'm on a soft surface, not standing in hard shoes.
Manuela Zeller, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland
Since I started wearing kyBoot shoes, I've never had any pain in my feet, even after rushing around for 10 hours. They cushion you and level things out; my feet feel like they're permanently in a bubble bath.
Jakob Wampfler, postal worker at the Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland
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
I always looked for comfortable sports shoes that I could wear from morning to night and not return home at the end of the day with foot pain. I walk a lot and since I wear kyBoot I am able to go for longer walks, longer distances and I come home with no foot pain, often I forget that I am wearing them and I keep them on around the house, and that's a sign that I am comfortable, and I recommend them to anyone who is looking for comfortable shoes or has pain, to try them.
Rey Muskal, Animal Assisted Therapist, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
I've stopped all other treatments for my foot pain, and now I wear kyBoot shoes every day. That's all I do. And the pain has gone.
Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland
At first I felt unsteady. Then I tried it several times, and felt steadier and steadier, and in the end it was a relief to wear these shoes. I definitely have
less pain in my feet. Even in the morning, for example, when I used to get out of bed, I always felt a bit unsteady as my feet hurt so much. And that's all gone now; I can walk and I feel fine. Watch the video
Esther and Werner Ott, Feuerthalen, Switzerland
In my work as a sales trainer, I stand pretty much every day for 8-10 hours. A few years ago, this created a real problem – tremendous pain in my feet. It started with incredibly sharp pain from the first step out of bed in the morning, and built strongly throughout the day, to the point I could barely focus on my work by lunchtime. My doctor told me it was a common ailment that affects people who stand or walk a lot, called plantar fasciitis. For years, I tried everything – softer shoes, inserts to reduce heel shock, sitting during my presentations, even acupuncture, but nothing worked. I spent thousands on these so-called “cures” without any relief. Then one day while walking (painfully) down the street in Oakville, Canada I came across a little sign that advertised “new Swiss shoes that promised tremendous walking comfort”. Inside the pharmacy, a very nice woman introduced me to the kybun shoe. Wow, the pain in my heels was already less after just a couple of hours in the kybun shoe. After returning to Switzerland, I bought a pair immediately and started wearing them in my day-to-day work. After 2 weeks, I noticed something amazing… I no longer felt my feet during the day. They were just there, comfortable, and happy. No pain, even after I took off my shoes in the evening. No pain in the morning when getting out of bed. I simply could not believe it. The pain in my feet is simply gone – it’s changed my life. Pain is no longer the focus of my every waking (or walking) minute and I can stand all day in my workshops in total comfort. I am thankful for this amazing invention. These are the most terrific shoes and they really have changed my life!
Gopal RajGuru, Nyon, Switzerland
They're air-cushioned, which is very good for me, as I spend all day on my feet, mostly at markets or trade shows. In these, my feet hurt less - sometimes even not at all. I really enjoy wearing them. The sole is good, too: if you walk as much as I do, you have to throw out normal shoes every six months. I've now had these shoes for three months, but you still can't see any signs of it on the soles. They are comfortable shoes – absolutely wonderful!
Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland
"kyBoot help you keep balance and activate your muscles, from your toes to your back: they are helpful in the treatment of pain in the heels and forefeet, and are a method of choice to support the treatment of pain in the Achilles tendon and back."