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
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 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
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
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
kybun shoes facilitate active, healthy movement in everyday life. Whether you are walking or standing, it trains your deep inner muscles, protects your joints and strengthens your muscles. It also relaxes the spine, activates the blood circulation and reduces fatigue.
Dr med. Heinz Lüscher, Vital Substances Medicine, from Herisau, Switzerland
It was an experiment and we had no scientific proof that it would work. We were surprised to discover that it could improve neurological movement disorders, including MS and Parkinson’s disease. Of course, we also have patients with paralysis caused by a stroke, for example. We let them walk on the soft, springy kybun mat. We saw a clinical improvement in the situation. For example, this means that all of a sudden, patients with Parkinson’s disease require less medication or even none at all. They also no longer experience tremors. We’ve also noticed an improvement in MS patients, but we have definitely seen the greatest improvement in patients with Parkinson’s disease. However, mobility has also improved for patients with paralysis. It is actually a mystery to us how these improvements came about. We just don’t know. We can only assume that the stimulation caused by spatial awareness and in the lower extremities stimulates brain tissue. Certain interactions that were disconnected are suddenly open again. This is typical in Parkinson’s disease. We are continuing our research in this area in order to be able to confirm this with other patients with Parkinson’s disease. We were very surprised that it has an effect and of course, we’re delighted that it’s possible to help these patients.
Dr. Holdener from Switzerland
I have suffered from upper and lower back pain for a long time now. Due to the nature of my work, you could say I’m ‘chained’ to the dental chair for more than eight hours a day. I have to bend over the patients I’m treating, meaning my back muscles are always tense. I came to a turning point at age 60, when a physiatrist friend of mine advised me to wear kybun shoes. It was the solution to almost all of my postural problems. Taking a walk in my new kybun shoes is worth more to me than a session with an osteopath or an hour of Pilates! Aside from the wonderful feeling of walking on a cloud, my posture instantly rebalances and my back pain slowly disappears. I’m so happy with them that I bought one pair for the hospital where I work, another for my private practice, a sportier pair for spring and a winter pair for rainy days. Now I can’t get along without them. I also wanted to give a pair to my brother, who is an officer in the Carabinieri. He has had several operations for badly herniated vertebral discs. He was also very happy and satisfied with this new approach, after having tried many alternative therapies. But all these words are a waste of time ... you need to try them to understand the comfort, quality and therapeutic properties! You have to try them to believe it! Thank you, kybun. I will always be grateful to you. I will only buy kybun shoes!
Roberto Rendo, dentist, La Spezia, Italy
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 kybun shoes at my practice and I feel very comfortable in them.
Josef Lingenhöle, gynaecologist from Switzerland
Hi, my name is Dr. Shmulik Itzchak, I am orthopedic and sports physician. I met the kyBoot system a few months ago. From the first moment, the wonderful soft feeling in the foot impressed me very much. I really enjoyed the feeling inside the shoe. I can testify that from my own experience and that of many people I met and sent that all felt a relief in their feet with the help of kyBoot, the first thing I did was bring my father to buy a pair of kyBoot and he enjoys them too. As an orthopedic and sports physician I can say that anyone who needs a soft sole, this is the softest sole that I have ever come across in the shoe industry. I recommend them very highly. Have a nice day.
Dr. Shmulik Itzchak, Orthopedic physician, Ramat Efal, Israel
My work in the clinic involves a lot of movement: sitting, standing… Now I suddenly I have a shock absorber, which is very important; it helps me with my back pain. I really feel like I am walking on air. I have less back pain and fewer problems that I had on daily basis. I can gladly say that I have recommended the shoes to friends and also on my Facebook page and to my dentist friends, and as a teacher of agronomy an all that is connected with that field, I hope that my recommendation is considered a professional opinion.
Dr. Rafi Fisher, Dentist, Ramat Gan, Israel
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
"It has been my experience that the kybun method lends itself very well to helping people get the right amount of exercise."
Dr. med Martin Winkler
"From the daily clinical experience there are many areas of application for the kyBoot, for example instability of the back foot, where the lateral foot area many short, but also long muscles are. This tendon can be trained by the kyBoot very well."
Dr. Sommer, a specialist in orthopedic surgery, FussClinic Luzern, 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."
Dr. Markus Müller, specialist in orthopaedic surgery, foot surgery practitioner, Luzern, 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
"Proprioception (our sense of our body's movements and relative position) and proprioceptive training are very important to avoid injury. The kybun shoe is an effective tool for such training sessions; it can be worn the whole time and is very comfortable. It means that you are involved in a kind of constant training session without having to make a lot of effort. In the end I was able to try out the effect myself. Without any specific therapy, just from wearing the kybun shoe, I was able to cure my Achilles tendonitis: the unstable sole strengthened the muscles stabilising my ankle joints, taking the burden off the rest of my overstressed muscles. I recommend the kybun shoe following injuries to the lower extremities, for jobs in standing positions, for sportspeople and for the elderly, to prevent falls."
Dr. Konrad Birrer, SGSM senior physician for surgery and sports medicine, Luzern, Switzerland
Working as a sports doctor for the Canadian bob team gave me the chance to test out the kybun shoe in everyday use and during light sports activities. I was very impressed by the kybun shoe concept. Walking is very pleasant, and above all it very much activates the body. You can feel that the sole is a very good shock absorber and moves in all directions, but it never feels unstable or unpleasant. I myself suffer from foot problems, as I have very high arches, with the ball of the foot often having to bear a very heavy load. The shoe suited my foot shape and needs from the very start, and I have been able to wear shoes without insoles for the first time in many years.
Dr Andreas Gösele-Koppenburg, head of the Swiss Olympic Medical Center, Medical Director of Crossklinik Basel, Switzerland
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
We now need to relearn something that we used to be able to do, that is, how to listen to our legs. You need to relearn what it’s like to feel your muscles again, and I think what we have here is a great opportunity to do so.
Professor Peter Behrens, orthopedist from Germany
It can be just as bad for children to be sitting all the time as it is for them to always be standing. Standing on special, soft mats for one to two lessons each day enables the pupils to activate their muscles and improve their health.
Thomas Wiesner, orthopedist in 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.