I actually got a kybun shoe because of my bad knee. It’s since healed and pain-free. I also experienced another, incredible side effect from wearing this shoe. Maybe you could do some more research into this kind of thing? I have ADHD, which means I’m always wired and running around each day. It feels like I’ve got thousands of little rubber balls constantly pinging around inside my body; it’s like I’m about to explode. The only thing that helps me get that energy somewhat under control is staying in constant motion. My kybun shoe did a great job of calming me down!!! I just spend an hour rocking around in it, and it calms my body down like I’ve never experienced before. It feels like my excess energy flows out of me and down into the ground in this wonderful, gentle way.
Barbara Liv Eriksen, ski and mountaineering instructor from Norway
My initial experience has been very good. This was intended particularly for children who are very restless. And I find that the children who are standing at the standing desk become very quiet and get on with their work quietly.
Ilka Bruhn, teacher from Germany
You can work better standing than when you’re sitting. Sometimes, sitting hurts your back. You can also pay much better attention, and work better. It’s also much more relaxing. When you sit, sometimes it can also make you kind of restless, and then you need to move around. Then you can go to the back. The students switch places every 15 minutes. It’s also fun to stand on the mats.
Kevin Adam pupil at the Falkschule, Germany
I definitely think it’s good, since it’s good for your spine. It makes it easy to concentrate. I’m also an athlete, so I need to move around in general. I practise Taekwondo, and I need to move around in class. I get kind of fidgety in the classroom.
Nevin Bozdemir pupil at the Falkschule, Germany
Studies to this end have shown that learning while standing also makes students more attentive. What’s great is that we also have a cushion along with each desk:the kyBounder. The kyBounder is soft as a feather, but you don’t sink into it. You stand on the cushion in a very relaxed way. While you stand on it, you need to constantly balance out the wobbliness, so to speak. That means you have to check whether you’re standing upright, which activates a large number of muscle groups. In turn, activating these muscle groups also activates your brain, which actually increases your attentiveness. You’d think it would be the other way around, but standing makes the kids pay much better attention.