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
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
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
How did you find out about the consultation day? We visited the headquarters here in Roggwil. We had a look around for ourselves. We heard about it from lots of different people. We tried on some shoes here. All it took was 10 or 20 minutes. We felt really good in them and decided to buy them. Then we tried them out in day-to-day life. After wearing these shoes for six months, I can now say for sure that it’s much better than it was. How would you describe how it feels to wear kybun shoes? Well, how can I describe it? It feels as though you’re walking on a cloud. The only disadvantage is that you walk a bit unevenly to start with. But you get used to it. Other than that, they are very warm. I was still having problems with my left leg. I used to walk with my foot tilted outwards. That has straightened up since I’ve been wearing these shoes. The pain has also disappeared. I used to have a painful knee, probably for that reason. The doctor said he’d give me an injection for it. Then I enquired about it and he said that one cortisone injection lasts three months. It’s four months with another method, and then you have to get it again. So I decided to leave it for a while. I was exercising anyway and moving my leg about. And now I’ve got these shoes and it’s been fine ever since. Would you recommend kybun shoes to others? Yes, definitely! We just recommended them to someone earlier today. He was staying with us but was heading on to Germany and said he’d look for some in Cologne.
Fritz Streiff from St. Gallen, 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 very sensitive feet and have always suffered from blisters on my heels. That’s all gone now. The shoes adjust to my feet and I can walk all day without any pain or discomfort.
Monika Hitz-Bacher, client Hotel Scesaplana in Seewis, Switzerland
I’m not the type of person who would just advertise or promote a product. I’ll use a product when I’m really convinced by it. At the moment, it’s these shoes but I’m satisfied with other products, too. The benefit of these shoes is really that I feel better when I’m out and about for a long time. I have fewer problems with my legs and feet when I have to stand for long periods. That impressed me a few years ago and made me choose these shoes.
Reto Scherrer, Radio and TV presenter, Weinfelden, 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
How did you find out about the consultation day? I received an e-mail and then I thought it might be worth considering as I have problems with my knee and leg all the time. But I forgot about it and thought what good would it do. I had a lot going on at the time and I also went on holiday. I came here to the shop yesterday and just wanted to buy a pair of socks. But then I also bought this trampoline. Then the shop assistant asked me whether I wouldn’t like to take part in the consultation day after all. Then I thought yes, if there are appointments left, why not? So I came. How did your appointment go on the consultation day? I enjoyed the consultation very much. It was nice to have someone really look into my problem. So far I’ve been to see a doctor and a physiotherapist. But nobody knew what was wrong and whether I was faking it. Whenever I stand for a long time, it really starts to bother me. It’s hard for me to walk downhill or climb stairs. I was taken seriously during the consultation and given very good advice. Why would you recommend the consultation day to others? As I already said, I felt as if I was taken very seriously and they treat you as a whole person. They don’t try to talk you into anything and you don’t feel pressured into buying shoes. Of course I did, but I will be needing new shoes again soon. My old shoes are really old. The overall service is really good, in my opinion.
Rosmarie Muther client consultation day Roggwil, Switzerland
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
We’re at the kybun booth, and you’ve had a kyBoot for some time now. That’s right, and I’m really very pleased with the shoes. I needed them as orthopaedic shoes. They were very good for rehabilitation training, as I have a foot injury. And you feel better now? I can actually walk a lot better now. Though I occasionally change back into conventional shoes. It simply feels very pleasant to walk in the kyBoot. Thank you!
Customer from Zurich, Switzerland
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 definitely have a sense of cushioning. When you’re pregnant, you really do have the feeling that everything is becoming soft and expanding and the kybun shoe really does offer cushioning for when you’re walking and standing. I never have swollen legs or feet. I feel fit. Now, I feel secure when I know that I’ll be walking a long distance by foot. I know that I’ll be able to do it.
Liz Tödtli from Switzerland
My daughter was aware of the shoes and said I should go to the Zurich Oberland region and try on a pair. I wasn’t that keen because I didn’t think they would work. When I had to go to hospital because of my foot problem, she told me about the shoes there, too. Then she said she’d have a look and see if they had kyBoot shoes in Bern, too. She said the shop was really close by and we should drop in. We asked if I could try on a pair and I was given a lovely pair of red shoes. I slipped them on and my knee pain completely disappeared.
Heidi Sommer from Bern, Switzerland
Wherever I’m going, I enjoy walking in them because they are so comfy. You can walk on stony ground and up and down stairs without a problem.
Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, Switzerland
I have suffered feet troubles many years but finally I found shoes that has insole structure flexible enough to my feet. My work requires lot of standing in restaurant and kitchen where is often water and other slipperiness on the floor but I feel safe because my kybun shoes are not slipper at all. In these shoes I don't feel my feet strained as in normal work shoes even after long day.
Veikko Huovinen owner of a restaurant in Suomussalmi, Finnland
After four or five hours, you started to feel tired and things started to feel difficult. Even though there were still nearly ten more hours to go! Keeping going until the evening was absolute agony. But really it was all because of my feet.
Werner Keusen sells specialist Italian food, 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
I’m seven months pregnant, so it’s no wonder my feet and legs are aching. Wearing my kybun boots has relieved the pain. I now have no pain at all and it’s all thanks to the kybun shoe.
Christina H. F. from Bönigen, Switzerland
I was introduced to kybun shoe from my physiotherapist, asking him to suggest me some shoes for walking after having spinal fusion of my last three segments of my lower back. From the first moment I stood on them I felt that they were going to help me, I got motivated to walk more and more because I really enjoyed the feeling by walking on them. After 6 weeks of their usage I noticed that: I could stand up for more than 3 hours straight without resting while before I could not stand up for more than 45 minutes, I could walk without rest for 70 minutes instead of 30, my swelling on my feet which had been there -after my low back operation 4 years ago - disappeared and I could distinguish different tendons and bones of my feet, the painful hallux valgus almost disappeared and finally some painful dilated blood vessels below of my right knee that I had been told to have some injections they no longer bother me and now I can not see them .
Mrs. Zoi Rokomou from Greece
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
It's great for me, as we have various different evenings, for example an evening for friends of the museum, or the museum open night. Then you're on your feet until midnight, and before that you had your working day behind you. It's great for me, as I have absolutely no trouble with my feet or my knees. And when I sometimes see how xhausted my younger colleagues are – and I'm the oldest one here at the museum – then it's always nice to say, I've really got no problem! And I feel fine.”
Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland
The most important thing to me is the soft feeling as you walk. I have very sensitive feet, but Walking in these shoes is wonderful.
Margret Zweifel, lives in Grabs, Switzerland
I live in Rüti and there's been a kyBoot shop for some time. For a long time I thought I couldn't wear these special shoes. But one day I went into the shop and had a look at the shoes. I got some advice from a woman who spotted just what was wrong with my feet. Then I tried out various shoes and discovered that there are some shoes I can wear with my feet after all.
Rafaela Hayden, had a deformed foot, Switzerland
The benefit is simply that you have fewer foot complaints. Your feet hurt less, they're less sore and you can keep these shoes on much longer without problems.You also don't have back pain, in my case, anyway. Watch the video
André Jufer chef SCOR Zurich, Zürich , Switzerland
I have a heel bruise on my left foot and torn ligaments on my right knee. I tried everything - anti inflammatory medication, anti inflammatory patches, crutches, knee pads, heel pads. They all helped a little. But nothing helped me as much as the kybun shoe. I have two pairs and they are the only shoes that I wear now. The leather model is particularly comfortable.
They're soft and comfortable. I've even got on the walking boots; I'm trying them out for the first time. I was allowed to test some work shoes for 14 days. They're very good for walking. At first my feet were a little sore, and I had a painful spot in my right foot from an inflammation: that hasn't gone away yet. But they're very pleasant to walk in.