kybun testimonials and video interviews

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kybun Opinions

Bettina Steimann, reception manager Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, Switzerland

I would absolutely recommend that you try it out. Like I said, it’s like walking on a cloud, you’re a lot more comfortable. I find that you notice you’re doing something good for the body by having to keep your balance all the time. You somehow notice every muscle more than you did before.

Bettina Steimann, reception manager Hotel Hirschen in Wildhaus, 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

Jiří Šedivý, M.D., head of the Department of Orthopedics, Jihlava Hospital, Czech Republic

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

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

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

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

I’m convinced that my joints don’t work properly when I’m on a conventional treadmill. It’s both easy on the joints and supports balance. This is because the nerves in the feet are activated more than in a conventional shoe, on a conventional treadmill or on a normal terrain.

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

Romeo Botta, Physiotherapist at CTPLAN

The most astounding thing with my patient was that she was practically pain-free within a week. This is enough to suggest that the success is a result of wearing the kyBoot. She wasn’t in pain anymore, she was able to move more easily and her movements were more symmetrical again. We were able to focus on the actual problem again, which was essentially getting her knee joint to work properly – the reason that she actually came to me in the first place.

Romeo Botta, Physiotherapist at CTPLAN

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

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

Rebecca Bänziger, baker-confectioner and saleswoman Winterthur, Switzerland

I stand more upright and because you have to maintain your balance, my musculature has also improved.

Rebecca Bänziger, baker-confectioner and saleswoman Winterthur, Switzerland

Romeo Botta, Physiotherapist at CTPLAN

Für uns Physiotherapeuten ist der kyBoot insofern gut, weil er eine permanente Instabilität erzeugt. Innerhalb von den Therapiesitzungen aber vor allem auch zu Hause beim Heimprogramm sehr gut einsetzen. Instabilität heisst, dass die Muskulatur permanent arbeiten muss und so haben wir eine dauernde Arbeit von den Fussstabilisierenden Muskulatur was wiederum eine bessere Stabilität bewirkt.

Romeo Botta, Physiotherapist at CTPLAN

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

You always think that you have to train your legs but for me, that’s less important. I train my legs anyway as I move around a lot. Here, I train my core and focus more on my upper arms and hands. Swinging your arms is at least just as important as the correct leg rhythm. Swinging your arms essentially ensures balance and stimulates your core. If you don’t get this right, then you aren’t training correctly.

Urs Künzler from Switzerland

Birthe Eikmeier, CEO (Finance, Personnel, Purchase) at rutec in Syke, Germany

Ever since I started using my kybun mat, I no longer experience back problems in connection with my slipped disc. My back musculature is strong, and the ‘active’ standing position I assume on the mat has had a positive effect on my legs. 

Birthe Eikmeier, CEO (Finance, Personnel, Purchase) at rutec in Syke, Germany

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

We use similar products at the sports hall to encourage muscle stability. But I have to say, we haven’t had anything like this before. Either they were too wobbly or they didn’t make any real difference. I think this mat could really be a good surface for us to try out at our sports hall.

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

Ursula Langel from Thun, Switzerland

I’ve noticed that I am steadier on my feet. I can walk better on different surfaces and above all else, my back is much better. I can stand up straight again and move more steadily. The shoes have improved my entire back and obviously my back muscles as well. I would say now that it’s OK again.

Ursula Langel from Thun, Switzerland

Hermann Bauer from Switzerland

You don’t just stand in place; you’re constantly moving. That trains you up. It loosens you up, too. It's amazing.

Hermann Bauer from Switzerland

Marios Zambelis from Chalcis, Greece

I have a problem with my back and on my knees. They were burdened from the weight of my body. At some time I felt my legs to become stronger since trying to balance on the shoes made me exercising them continuously withtout big effort. Wearing them for a long period it makes you feel familiar with this.

Marios Zambelis from Chalcis, Greece

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

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Switzerland

I've already had two slipped discs. And on top of that I have trouble with my knees: I have split kneecaps, which actually isn't that unusual. Lots of people round the world have them. But it has given me a lot of gyp. I used to work in an opera house, and that was physical work. That's why I was forced to give up that job to go back into education or retrain to return to my old job. Since then, I've managed a couple of months without pain. That is, I still get exercise. I strengthen my stomach and back muscles. At first I was quite sceptical about kyBoot shoes, as I didn't like the way they looked. But I told myself that if they might be of benefit, I should at least try them out. Now I never want to be without them again. The feeling I have when I walk and my general wellbeing are quite different.

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Switzerland

Robert Spitz, sales representative for Nahrin, Switzerland

At first you think it's really wobbly, but today I know that it somehow helps strengthen your muscles even better. And I really haven't had any Problems with my knee any more: nothing. It's very good.

Robert Spitz, sales representative for Nahrin, Switzerland

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Walking was lovely, really pleasant. It felt so soft, like on a gym mat. Until then I'd never come across a shoe with a feeling like that. At first I felt the muscles in my legs, but I found it much easier to walk than before. It was pleasant, and much more fun again.

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Peter Rahm, Hallau, Switzerland

It took about three days to get used to it; no more, surprisingly enough. At the start your legs and hips just felt a bit more tired than usual. After that it was great. You couldn't ask for more; you feel relaxed and upbeat. You know that your back muscles are being strengthened and maybe even more. I'd recommend it to anyone. Watch the video

Peter Rahm, Hallau, Switzerland

Peter Rahm, Hallau, Switzerland

I gained greater strength in my back and in that whole area. And I think it also actually improved my balance, my feeling of being able to keep my balance better. Watch the video

Peter Rahm, Hallau, Switzerland

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Switzerland

My muscles ached a bit, especially my shins. That lasted about 5–6 days and then went away. Walking stayed a bit wobbly, but that soon passed to.

René Keusen, deputy head of logistics for the Cantonal Court of Zurich, Switzerland

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

When I take off my ski boots in the winter, after wearing them for six or seven hours, it is extremely important to make sure to keep the feet moving. Before I knew about kyBoots, I noticed that in the spring I was always making so many missteps. Back then, I clearly had much weaker muscles in my feet. I have things better under control now that I’ve started putting on my kyBoots after skiing. Now I don’t usually notice a difference in the spring. As soon as I put on my trainers again, I can be sure that my feet will hold and not make any missteps.

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

Stephan Lehmann, a former football star and goalkeeper coach, Hergiswil, Switzerland

I wear them every day: after all, I'm not 20 anymore. And as you get a bit older you naturally realise that your health comes first. I have long-term carry-over problems with my back and my knees – partly a legacy of my career, which was relatively long, so they certainly support me with that and help me continue to age well. I've now really found that they take the stress off me as after all, you do always have to use and activate even your smallest muscles, so they activate muscle fibres that might have slacked off a bit. And that's probably the key to success. I don't want to get all medical: I don't know enough about that, but I'm simply happy to have these shoes on my feet.

Stephan Lehmann, a former football star and goalkeeper coach, Hergiswil, Switzerland

Franz Heinzer, downhill world champion and Swiss ski coach, Brunnen, Switzerland

I think that it is basically important to develop a firm basis; to try to get in a lot of training using various forms of exercise. And with kyBoots you can focus on more specific points and strengthen the muscles in your feet – your deep muscles – so I can do a lot to prevent problems.  Watch the video

Franz Heinzer, downhill world champion and Swiss ski coach, Brunnen, Switzerland

Dr. Sommer, a specialist in orthopedic surgery, FussClinic Luzern, Switzerland

"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

Dr. Markus Müller, specialist in orthopaedic surgery, foot surgery practitioner, 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

Prof. Dr. Christian Gäbler, specialist in trauma surgery following accidents and sports injuries, Vienna, Austria

"The kyBoot 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 kyBoot to patients with poor posture or knee problems."

Prof. Dr. Christian Gäbler, specialist in trauma surgery following accidents and sports injuries, Vienna, Austria

Walter Keller, pensioner, Bischofszell, Switzerland

"I am 74 years old and a passionate pilgrim. I first wore the kyBoot on my last 250-mile walk along the French Way. Walking was very pleasant and my knee pain was a thing of the past. I was especially surprised at how cushioned and agreeable it feels to walk on asphalt. I could feel the kyBoot strengthening the muscles in my legs and feet. I now only ever wear my sandals or my kyBoot."

Walter Keller, pensioner, Bischofszell, Switzerland

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

I can tell that my feet are getting a lot stronger. I have a much better feeling in my high heels, for example. Because I wear kyBoot shoes every day, my foot muscles have a lot more exercise than before.

Manuela Fellner, singer and Swiss Grand Prix champion, Switzerland

Rafaela Hayden, had a deformed foot, Switzerland

When the assistant was advising me I realised that for the first time I was wearing shoes that didn't pinch. So I decided to buy a pair. When I got talking to my orthopaedist, he was very sceptical and said that lots of people came back to him disappointed by kyBoot shoes, complaining of even greater pain. I took the warning seriously and asked myself what that might be all about. When you feel better, you tend to get quite fussy. I thought that was probably the mistake people were making. If you wear insoles for a long time, your foot muscles are weak. So I started wearing the kyBoot and the shoe with insoles alternately, and gradually built up the intensity. I could feel my whole body getting fitter. Today I spend one day a week out with the dogs and might walk up to five-and-a-half hours. That's already possible, even though I've only been wearing the kyBoot a short time. At the end of the day I can feel it in my feet, but the next day it's OK again.

Rafaela Hayden, had a deformed foot, Switzerland

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

At first I was really tired. I had the kyBoot shoes on for 2–3 hours and then felt tired. My legs grew heavy. I don't have that feeling any more. You have to get used to it. You're using different muscles than in normal shoes, that's my interpretation, anyway.

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

I think they are just as important here as they are outside. I also have hard floor surfaces in the house, making a soft insole very comfortable. Beyond that, I’m also thinking about my fitness. I want to do something for my health every day. Ideally, I’d do gymnastics or go jogging every day, but that isn’t always possible. When I wear these shoes, my legs feel like they’ve had a workout.

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

My condition has improved. You get leg exercise all day long. In my opinion this product is definitely worth buying!

Gopal Rajguru, sales coach, Switzerland

Dr. Thomas Werlich, general practitioner in Germany

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