kybun testimonials and video interviews

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kybun Opinions

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

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

I think it’s important for people who are in the same situation as I was in three weeks ago to know that there is hope. That not all hope is lost just because it takes effort and discomfort to stand in the kitchen and cook, and perhaps not be able to do anything else afterwards. I really believe that if you have painful feet when you’re walking, moving, or going out it’s at least worth a try. The advice you get here is fantastic. I only know the shop in Rüti because it’s near to where I live. They made a huge effort to advise me, to make recommendations, and to help me, and they wouldn’t let me leave until I was 100% sure that I had the right shoe.

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

Kathrin Gerber-Blaser from Switzerland

I walked a bit funny initially, and it took some time, but now I don’t have any pains whatsoever in my spine. I’m happy that I have this shoe. I would never give it away! Without a doubt, I would never give these shoes away. I still have other shoes, but I must say that I don’t wear them very often. Thanks to the kybun shoe, I’ve been bringing the dogs for a lot of walks, and that’s been the best thing ever!

Kathrin Gerber-Blaser from Switzerland

Carlo Bachmann from Switzerland

I walk differently now when I wear different shoes. I don’t drag my foot as much and I can push off from my heel. I wasn’t able to do that the past few years; I just walked as best I could.

Carlo Bachmann 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

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

I’m not exaggerating when I say that these shoes have probably added a few more years to my life. Although my disease is very rare, I suspect there are a lot of people who have similar difficulties. People who can’t walk or leave the house, who have gout and so on, could benefit a lot from these shoes. It’s like walking on a cloud, and if just standing in the kitchen causes you pain the shoes’ effects are absolutely sensational.

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

Juhani Turunen from Finnland

After 18 full marathons and several half ones, I recently had to quit running because of pain in the lower back and the legs. The medical diagnosis was Spinal Stenosis. But I never stopped moving. Thanks to the combination of kybun shoes and Pilates, I am able to make long walking-tours and hiking in the wonderful Finnish nature.

Juhani Turunen from Finnland

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

I bought the shoe three weeks ago. At the time I was still walking around the neighbourhood on crutches. Slowly, like an old man. Today I can leave my house, go shopping, and get small jobs done. The freedom you get is like driving a car or riding a motorcycle for the first time. You suddenly have options again.

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

Alexander Tschäppät (deceased), Swiss National Council

The kybun shoe takes a bit of getting used to at first, but after that it is the ideal shoe for walking on the sunny side of life.

Alexander Tschäppät (deceased), Swiss National Council

Heidi Frei from Switzerland

My mother and my brother, for example, have told me that I have been much more agile when I’m out and about. Maybe I haven’t noticed it myself, but other people have been telling me that I seem a lot more agile when I’m on the go. I’m much fitter throughout the day, because it doesn’t hurt me to wear it and it doesn’t rob me of my energy.

Heidi Frei from Switzerland

Voice over speaker from Montana

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

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

The pain really has gone. When I wear the shoes in the office the whole day, the pain is gone. I was absolutely fascinated, I didn’t expect it. The pain had been constant for a long time. It was particularly noticeable when I went to bed at night. Since I’ve had these shoes, the pain really has gone. And I haven’t made any other changes to my lifestyle. Wearing these shoes really was the only change. Wirklich nur das Tragen dieses Schuhs.

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

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

Irene Millard-Faude lives in Australia

You experience less fatigue and you don’t feel any pain if you’re of an age where this is likely. My knees have always been a problem. I’ve had keyhole surgery once on my left knee and twice on my right. You just don’t want it to get worse. These shoes allow you to get back on your feet. You can really enjoy your life again. You notice they strengthen your muscles. Your muscles help to hold everything around your knee in place. It’s just fantastic.

Irene Millard-Faude lives in Australia

Ruth Bloch lives in Australia

There shouldn’t be any complaints about the cost of kybun shoes. Each shoe is produced individually by hand. I’ve seen this myself. The production process is long and intricate. The result is a remarkable shoe. No wonder it’s expensive. But I have to say, it’s really worth every penny.

Ruth Bloch lives in Australia

Tatjana Stiffler Swiss cross-country skiing

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help! kybun shoes have been a tremendous help to me on my path to recovery and I am extremely grateful for your support.

Tatjana Stiffler Swiss cross-country skiing

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

I could never have anticipated this. I thought that my pain would diminish over time or in some other way, but I really didn’t expect this progress.

Samuel Gerber from Switzerland

Stephanie Bruhin, manager of a shop Winterthur, Switzerland

At the beginning, it was hard to get used to the shoes. It also felt like I had sore muscles in my shin; I don’t even know if that’s possible. Sometimes I had to change back into normal shoes, but now it’s OK. I would never give them away.

Stephanie Bruhin, manager of a shop Winterthur, Switzerland

Johann Brülisauer from Switzerland

I definitely have more zest for life with these shoes. I feel better in the world.

Johann Brülisauer from Switzerland

Irene Millard-Faude lives in Australia

You simply have to try these shoes on and you’ll understand why. The shoes are so soft and don’t cause any foot, knee or back pain. They are simply the best I’ve ever had and it’s been an incredible discovery.

Irene Millard-Faude lives in Australia

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

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

Yes, to begin with I was a bit shocked by the price. But then when the pain is gone, it puts the price into perspective. After all, a doctor’s appointment costs about the same.

Phillip Scheuble, mayor of Rüthi SG

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

This shoe can’t cure my illness, but the shoes have reduced my pain levels to 25–50 per cent of what they were previously. That means I can leave the house again, I can go to the thermal baths, and I can go swimming.

Michel from Wetzikon, Switzerland

Maria Klein from Germany

I’ve been wearing kyBoot shoes for a couple of weeks now and I am so impressed by these shoes! I wear them both indoors and outdoors. Seven years after my amputation, I have finally found a shoe that comes close to restoring the quality of life I had before. They are lightweight shoes and you don’t feel them on your feet, so it’s like walking barefoot. My back is more relaxed and is no longer painful. The anti-slip sole also makes them really secure. Sure, the price isn’t exactly enticing. But what’s important is that the shoe makes a positive difference, so it’s worth spending a bit more.

Maria Klein from Germany

Katharina Mayer-Steinhäusl from Vienna, Austria

I’ve spent 30 years working in retail while wearing shoes that were stylish but far too uncomfortable. This has unfortunately taken its toll on my legs. I was suffering from Morton’s neuroma, a bunion, pain in my knees and lumbar spine, and on top of that, I fractured my femoral neck last summer after having an accident. It was virtually impossible for me to walk or stand without feeling pain, even when wearing flat shoes with insoles. Fortunately, a friend of mine recommended the kyBoot shoes to me. She had been wearing a pair for a while herself, and was familiar with how the shoe’s enormous benefits. Purchasing a pair was definitely worth it for me as well. The comfortable air-cushioned insole makes walking a genuine pleasure – like you are walking on cotton. I also find the shoe very stylish, and people often come up to me to give their compliments. It was quite hard for me to choose just one pair from the large selection of models available – I’m sure this won’t be the last pair that I will buy. 

Katharina Mayer-Steinhäusl from Vienna, Austria

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

Wilfried Franz from Berlin, Germany

I’ve been wearing the kyBoot for over two years now, for two reasons. Firstly, it got rid of my knee problems, and secondly, because this air-cushion shoe has given me a whole new lease on life. It lets me walk without pain.

Wilfried Franz from Berlin, Germany

Margret and Uwe Preis, Neuwied, Germany

kyBoot - otherwise nothing will come to our feet!

Margret and Uwe Preis, Neuwied, Germany

Rosalba Jäggi from Switzerland

I sense that my foot, even when it doesn’t work so well anymore, wants to sense what’s on the ground. A stiff sole doesn’t convey that information. Because this information was lacking, I would sometimes fall. With these shoes, I have a good sense of the ground. My foot is always trying to do exactly that, even if it no longer can. It wants to achieve balance, and now it can with the support of this sole, and that’s amazing. For me, it’s a different quality of life. It gives me hope for myself again and the confidence to move around.

Rosalba Jäggi from 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

Johann Brülisauer from Switzerland

Thanks to these shoes, I can jump again and leap down the stairs, so to speak, rather than groping my way down.

Johann Brülisauer from Switzerland

Galina Babarika from Czech Republik

I have scoliosis since childhood, probably as a result of 1 cm one leg short, I'm still living with pain (in the back, below the right shoulder blade, then began to manifest pain in the hip). I did not know nothing about Swiss footwear brand kybun. Fortuitously, I met a man that works with the company kybun. I studied the technology and started with trust to wear shoes kyBoot. After one year and two months since I got shoes kyBoot, I can 100% certainty that biomechanoterapi works. No pain under the shoulder blade! I have no pain in the hip, strengthened stability in the legs. I thank God that he took care of my health and gave me new friends.

Galina Babarika from Czech Republik

Mr. Karst from Andernach, Germany

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 kyBoots 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

Mrs. Eisbach from Andernach, Germany

I’m so impressed with these shoes. I used to have a heel spur and I’ve actually lost track of all the places I tried before resorting to private treatment. Let me tell you straight up that it was ridiculously expensive. I tried everything that my health insurance would cover and honestly, I was going around with a really bad heel spur for a year and a half. I just didn’t know where to go in the end. My husband and I really love hiking. But I just couldn’t go anymore so he had to go alone, which really upset me. I always thought that there must be something else out there and then I discovered this shop. I thought, ok, I’ll have a look and then I ended up buying the shoes. I had some minor problems with them in the beginning because I had an inflammation in my foot. Once that cleared up, it only took four days for the pain in my feet to go away. I think I’ve had these shoes for about three months now and they’re still the only ones I wear. I highly recommend them. I’m so impressed! For me, these shoes are the best thing since sliced bread!

Mrs. Eisbach from Andernach, Germany

Karen Maidra, lives in Canada

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 kyBoots 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

Agathe Willi, works in catering and service, Switzerland

I've had a pair of kyBoot shoes for two years now. They saved my life, as the balls of my feet used to be really sore. We used to have to walk long distances on stony ground, and nothing helped at all. I bought some insoles for 400 CHF, but they didn't do a thing. But these shoes saved me.

Agathe Willi, works in catering and service, Switzerland

Beat Müller, music producer, Switzerland

Of course, when you spend so much time on your feet you do get a bit more quality of life. And if you feel good, that automatically improves your mood.

Beat Müller, music producer, Switzerland

Meir Raz, Landscape Designer, Mevaseret Zion, Israel

I have problems with my ankles; the doctors recommended an operation or steroids injections. I feel that I can depend on these shoes. They have spared me both treatments. I feel the improvement every single day, I can go to work and know that I will return home in good condition. I can plan the evening and the day because the shoes do their "trick". I am responsible for the purchasing of more and more pairs, about 15 pairs. I estimate that 15 pairs of shoes were sold by my recommendation to people around me.

Meir Raz, Landscape Designer, Mevaseret Zion, Israel

Gopal RajGuru, Nyon, 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 kyBoot. Wow, the pain in my heels was already less after just a couple of hours in the kyBoot. 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

Josias Noll, community service-providing, Uster, Switzerland

I wear these shoes every day and they simply go on and on and on – and it's amazing how they don't get worn out, these kyBoot. They are comfortable, not like hard shoes. Your feet aren't tired out in the evening: you feel rested and can go out jogging again in the evening. Simply a great product!  Watch the video

Josias Noll, community service-providing, Uster, 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

Gilles Tschudi, actor, Zurich , Switzerland

I’m addicted to kyBoots. These shoes make even a couch potato into a keen walker. It is such a pleasure: like being packed in cotton wool, combined with a rocking, yet stable sole. I’ve worn them every day for a month and never want to be parted from them. I knew the phrase “A dog is man’s best friend”, but now I also know the saying “A shoe is man’s best friend.” I am very happy to trust them as an intermediary between my feet and the ground.

Gilles Tschudi, actor, Zurich , Switzerland

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

I won’t be looking at the price. My wellbeing is so important, and it’s worth more than the price.

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

I'm actually training to be a horse physiotherapist. And the kyBoot gave me back the hope that I would be able to go through with it after all. Before, I wasn't able to stand for more than an hour. Since I got the kyBoot I have been able to walk about for over 12 hours and stand without getting tired legs, without any pain or fear of not being able to sleep at night. Thanks to the kyBoot I'm heading for my dream job. That's why I'm now so happy and recommending it.

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

I've been wearing these shoes for a year and my problems have all gone: no lumbago, nothing. It's just vanished.

Heidi Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

I'd recommend the kyBoot to anyone. Especially if you have trouble with your knees or back. It gives you much greater quality of life. Until now, I've never found any other shoe that's been of as much help.

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland