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Christian Tobler from Switzerland

Why do you wear shoes like that? They’re special shoes. Yes, they’re called kyBoot. They’re air-cushioned and wonderful. After walking a long distance barefoot on the beach, I ended up with a heel spur. That means a tear in the heel bone. I could no longer walk properly for months. Then I discovered the kyBoot and was able to try the shoes out. Lo and behold, all is well again. Since then, I always wear the kyBoot – in the mountains and elsewhere.

Christian Tobler from Switzerland

Nelly A. M. from Mönchaltorf, Switzerland

I can still walk upright with support from the kyBoot. Yesterday, I was walking with my brother-in-law around the Lenzerheide mountain resort in Switzerland. We went from the Rothorn middle station to the waterfall and from there back down to Lenzerheide over many different terrains. It was an exhausting hike. I was perfectly equipped with my kyBoot hiking boot in orange. It really cushions every step. I am 72 years old, and I have had several serious accidents since 2011. That is why I am doubly grateful that you have produced such fantastic Swiss-made shoes! This is also important for me! Stay true to your culture. I will recommend your products to everyone.

Nelly A. M. from Mönchaltorf, Switzerland

Elisabeth Bolleter from Cham, Germany

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 kyBoot, 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 kyBoot for a number of years now. 

Elisabeth Bolleter from Cham, Germany

Angie Papadimitriou from Greece

Walking on the most beautiful trail with the best shoes the reward is tremendous.

Angie Papadimitriou from Greece

Duc Huynh from Interlaken, Switzerland

At first I mainly wore the kyBoot at work because I am on my feet a lot. By now I wear the kyBoot any chance I get. I even use them as slippers at home, in my spare time, I even have the new trainers that have come out. So it really goes far beyond just work.

Duc Huynh from Interlaken, Switzerland

Sherin E. Weitnauer, Life guard from Switzerland

As a lifeguard, I walk on tiled floors for eight hours each day. The air-cushion shoes are the perfect solution for this. I also really enjoy wearing the shoes when I am not at work.

Sherin E. Weitnauer, Life guard from Switzerland

Helen Hardegger from Switzerland

I like to wear kyBoot shoes when I go for a walk in the forest. The shoes have a springy feel to them and they benefit my back.

Helen Hardegger from Switzerland

Tamara Langel, Dancer from Switzerland

I train my body as a dancer wearing kyBoot shoes. I have extremely strong feet and my body tension has improved considerably.

Tamara Langel, Dancer from Switzerland

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

Michele, you recently started wearing new shoes, kyBoot shoes in fact. What kinds of problems had you previously been having with your feet? I was almost completely unable to walk. I was in severe pain, but I must say it’s been a dream since I started wearing these kyBoot shoes. I can move around normally again and even jump up and down. Of course, you have to get used to them. What kind of a problem did you have?Splayfeet. How long have you been wearing the shoes? I’ve been wearing them for a good three months. I have to say, they are really superb. Are you pain-free now? Yes, I don’t have any pain during the day. When I walk around barefoot in the evenings, my problems come back to haunt me.

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

I’ve already noticed an improvement when I’m out jogging after wearing kyBoot shoes for just one week. I’ve always had knee pain when I was jogging and always had to wear a bandage. After wearing kyBoot shoes for a week, I noticed that my knee wasn’t causing me any pain anymore. It’s great!

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

René Meier from Switzerland

Our hiking group often stood round my wife and me admiring the shoes, particularly because of how the sole adapted so well to the surface and how well we were able to walk. They could hardly believe I had a knee operation in January.

René Meier from Switzerland

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

I’m a big fan of these kybun shoes. I’ve suffered from arthritis in my right ankle joint for many years. I’m always on the lookout for good shoes and I’ve been wearing kyBoot shoes for four years, so I’m a huge fan. I recently tried out the hiking shoes. I’ve been walking in them every day for the past two days. I’ve had no pain at all and am absolutely delighted. Being able to hike without any pain in such a beautiful place is just incredible.

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

This is my first time getting out in my kyBoot shoes. I’ve already done a two-and-a-half-hour hike. I feel like I’m walking on moss. It’s fantastic. I have knock knees and haven’t had any problems without insoles. I’m absolutely delighted.

Hotel guest Paladina Ticino, Switzerland

Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland

When I don’t want to stay out very late, I put on a different pair of shoes so I’ll feel pain in my feet after a while and go home earlier. When I want to stay out late, I put on the kyBoot shoe, since it allows me to stay standing through the entire night.

Michael Eugster owner of Albert Suhner AG, Switzerland

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

I wear them at work and use them like slippers at home. I also wear them for hiking, walking and playing sport, too. I wear them for everything.

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

Mrs and Mr Mpalastos from Mantoudi Evoias, Greece

Since the beginning of January 2015 I (77 years old) couldn't walk more than 50 meters because of numbness and pain in both legs. I was diagnosed "Central Stenosis" of lumbar spine. I was told by several doctors that I will need to have spinal operation. My wife Stavroula (72 years old) had a similar problem 1 year ago. She couldn’t walk more than 30 meters because of left leg pain. She was diagnosed with “Lateral Stenosis”.  She overcame her problem after intense physical therapy, acupuncture, exercise and progressive walking with kyBoot after her physiotherapist recommended it. After all her treatment she was walking 2 km without rest, thus she suggested me to try first the same approach. After 4 months of therapy I could walk close to 1 km. I hesitated to buy kyBoot even I liked a lot, as I tried them for one day. My wife tried to persuade me to buy them because as she said they are not ordinary shoes but they are a valuable equipment. I hesitated because of the cost which was almost my half pension.  Now two months after wearing these wonderful shoes I feel very satisfied for my decision to buy them. I walk with my wife every day for 75 minutes with a fast pace. We compete with each other about who is going to finish first. Our goal is to walk 10 km a day with kyBoot in a couple years, when we are going to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. 

Mrs and Mr Mpalastos from Mantoudi Evoias, Greece

Jenny Schäpper from Switzerland

I never travel without my kyBoot shoes. Honestly, I don’t even take them off on the plane anymore. Whenever I go on a city break, I’m the only one with any energy left in the evenings. :-)

Jenny Schäpper from Switzerland

Marga Ullrich from Mettlach, Germany

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 kyBoot 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 kyBoot shoes. I was able to go everywhere I wanted and experienced virtually no pain. What’s more, I’ve noticed that after wearing kyBoot 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

Uri Salzinger, ex-pilot from Spoleto, Italy

On October 1993 I did a forced landing near an air field at the northern part of Israel. On take off, and few minutes air born I've noticed a sudden engine cut, did a rapidly  forced landing in a very bad field for landing, plenty of boulders and rocks. In these circumstances you can choose the right place - you take what you find. Fortunately the passenger didn't suffer any damage,but I broke badly my right ankle. It took me one year and a half of crutches and 3 orthopaedic operations to walk again. Until now I couldn't find  suitable shoes though I  tryed all possible firms and styles. I could walk, but always with pain and uncomfortable sensation. Two months ago a friend from Israel,and shoed me his shoes, which was of your production. I tried them and felt good.  I use those shoes for about one month and a half now,and for the first time after the incident I can walk again without lame ,pain or inconvenience and for relatively long courses even up the hill side. So, in short ,I am very happy now with your shoes and will buy some others for the next winter.

Uri Salzinger, ex-pilot from Spoleto, Italy

Janine Schmid from Switzerland

My husband has a pair of kyBoot shoes and I was quite jealous of him because they were so comfortable, particularly the footbed. I often wear kyBoot shoes. When I developed hip problems, I was only barely able to walk a few hundred metres to the supermarket. That all changed when I got these shoes. Now I can go walking again.

Janine Schmid from Switzerland

Lene Rasmussen from Denmark

I’ve been a good dancer in Denmark for many years. I did not know that dancing would break my bones. I’ve had surgery but couldn’t walk very well. I bought a pair of shoes from kyBoot shop in Denmark and thought that these would help to solve my problem. Within two months I began to walk better again. I lost about 8 kg of my weight over 7-8 months. During that time, I bought six pairs of sandals and shoes from kyBoot. These shoes have changed my life and I’m also able to walk faster. I am free of insoles, which I used for many years. I am very happy with my new life.

Lene Rasmussen from Denmark

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

My hiking friends also wear the kyBoot. For example, a neighbour of mine swears by the kyBoot and has also purchased various models to suit all occasions. She is also very impressed.

Margrith Sibold from Switzerland

W. P. from Unterseen, Switzerland:

I hesitated for a long time before buying a pair of air-cushioned kyBoot shoes. I usually wear elegant leather shoes. The gentle way you walk in the kyBoot is amazing. I even take three and four-hour hikes and don’t feel any pain in my back, hips, knees or feet. They are fantastic shoes. Congratulations.

W. P. from Unterseen, Switzerland:

Peter Freund from Appenzell, Switzerland

I wear them pretty much every day, no exaggeration. Even in my spare time, because I find them so comfortable.

Peter Freund from Appenzell, Switzerland

F. T. from Jona, Switzerland

I bought my first pair of kyBoot shoes last autumn, as I was still struggling with the consequences of the accident I had in the summer of 2013. The torn muscle fibres in my right calf were very persistent. I underwent six months of physiotherapy and had an ultrasound (showing a 15 cm haematoma between fibres), X-rays and an MRI. After that, I had another round of physio with shockwave therapy. I also received acupuncture treatments and intense massages. Things seemed to be getting better in the short term, but the breakthrough result appeared to be just out of reach. I had severe pain in my right foot every time I stood up, and this mystified my doctors. Why am I experiencing pain in my foot when it was my calf muscles that were damaged? I decided to try out kyBoot shoes in October 2014. The staff members in the shop were friendly and provided very good advice, and I left with a pair of shoes. I’ve been wearing the shoes all day since then, when I’m on the go as well as at the office. I’ve even gone on a few gentle hiking wearing them. Despite the pain and against the advice of my GP, I have continued to take part in my favourite sport – partner dance (mostly disco swing and jive or in other words, the types of dance that involve a lot of movement). Alongside that I’ve been doing weekly strength training and stretching exercises, among other things. My GP organised an appointment for me in the Etzel clinic in the autumn and called in a sports doctor especially to handle my case. I got an appointment for 22 January 2015. However, my pain was gradually decreasing, and when it came to the time of the appointment, I had no pain at all. My GP still advised me to go to the appointment. The doctors at the clinic were amazed. They took X-rays and asked a lot of questions. How is it possible? They could no longer see any symptoms. The two specialists could only agree on the fact that the X-rays no longer showed any abnormalities. One of them thought that a minor insole could counteract the mild inward bend of my foot (why?). The sports medicine specialist believed I had done everything correctly. STAY MOBILE! He praised the work I had put in and my choice of physiotherapy methods (shockwave therapy and acupuncture). He emphasized how he believed that the constant mobilisation relieved the pain in my foot. This is all thanks to my kyBoot shoes. He advised me to continue doing what I have been doing – wearing kyBoot shows, taking part in sport, and dancing. He was firmly against the insoles! The pain was the result of the relieving posture I had been using from the time of my accident, which I continued to use for a long time after the accident. Continuously freely moving my foot allowed me to get out from the pattern I was stuck in almost unnoticed. Well, all I can say is: Thank you so much.

F. T. from Jona, Switzerland

Paul Kammradt from Sollies-Toucas, France

At 66 years old, I have had two hip replacements, a right knee replacement, and have undergone two major back operations. My knees had always been swollen, but once I tried kyBoot, they became normal again after two days. Now I can walk for hours without limping. I feel truly alive again.

Paul Kammradt from Sollies-Toucas, France

Roberto Rendo, dentist, La Spezia, Italy

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 kyBoot shoes. It was the solution to almost all of my postural problems. Taking a walk in my new kyBoot 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

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

Oscar Scarione, Argentinian football player

I always wear the shoe at home or when I’m travelling with the team. I wear the kyBoot in my leisure time as well. Since I started wearing the shoe, I have far less back pain.

Oscar Scarione, Argentinian football player

Margaret from England

I can't recommend kyBoot shoes too highly.  I am now age 76 and have been a long distance walker and country dancer for many years. In that time I have tried so many shoes and my kyBoots are quite the best. They are so comfortable that I wear them all the time for walking, gardening, zumba dancing and housework.  They are as comfortable as the softest slippers and yet tough enough for a 10mile cross country walk. I also have a physiotherapist friend who is very impressed by the shoes shock absorbing  properties and the supportive fit which makes them ideal for ageing joints.

Margaret from England

Randy Ang, Director at In Touch Systems Pte Ltd, Singapore

Wearing kyBoot feels like walking on air. I wear them while travelling and it makes walking long distances an ease. Best part was I wore the kyBoot during the entire Singapore F1 race. Being a volunteer marshal, I need to be alert, on our feet, standing and walking for 15 hours every day for the entire race weekend. Wearing the kyBoot made this experience very enjoyable as I felt much less fatigue.

Randy Ang, Director at In Touch Systems Pte Ltd, Singapore

René Meier from Switzerland

I wear these shoes every day. We still have a dog and I wear the shoes whenever I take him out for a walk.

René Meier from Switzerland

Ingrid S. from Lörrach, Germany

Friday: Five hours on the go on foot in Hamburg at a temperature of about 0°C; feet are warm after a short time walking.
Saturday: Ten hours on the go on foot in Hamburg at a temperature of about 0°C; it’s unbelievable that I stuck it out for so long!
Thursday: Walk on the beach on Amrum Island. Rainwater on the sand had collected to form a giant pond. There was no way around it, I had to go through it. I took off my shoes and socks. It was about 7°C and the soles of my feet were numb after walking just a few metres. I didn’t have a towel with me. All I could do was dust off my feet with my hands and then put my socks and shoes back on. Afterwards, I had about a half an hour’s walk ahead of me to get to the village. I made up my mind there and then to take a foot bath when I got back to my holiday apartment. However, when I got back to the village, I realised it would no longer be necessary, as my feet were already warm and toasty again! GREAT!
My kyBoot shoes are the only shoes I wear at work now and I recommend them to all my patients. They are the best shoes I’ve ever had! My mother wears them at home and loves how warm and cosy they make her feet.

Ingrid S. from Lörrach, Germany

René Meier from Switzerland

They absorb the impact of your foot very well and there’s no shock to the knees. The shoes are really good for my knee when walking both uphill and downhill.

René Meier from Switzerland

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

I'm planning on buying the walking boots as the shaft is slightly higher. But not so much for everyday use as for the holidays. When you really walk or hike longer distances. One reason they're so great is that you don't feel the stones. I usually walk the dogs on a natural path, and then you're happy if you don't feel every stone.

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

As I walk into work and walkback home, too, it takes 50 minutes altogether toget to work. That means the kyBoot is ahuge relief. I've got walking boots and summer shoes.I simply wear them all year round.

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

So, there are now fivepeople who have bought kyBoot shoes for me. But, you see, I've just kept up with it.
Of course, one pair of shoes wasn't enough for me then. And then winter came, up here at a height of 1500 m.
Well, then I started with my first pair of winter boots. Then came walking boots. And now I've got a smart pair of new winter boots. Then, of course, I've got a pair for the summer and three for between the seasons.

Dora Huguenin, museum tour guide in Le Locle, Switzerland

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

It feels very soft in them when you walk; you're comfortable all day and don't get tired. They have a good sole and are fine if I go out with the dogs in the rain and wet grass. I don't then have to go home to put on new shoes: they last it out.

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

The ones I am wearing now are for cycling. They look chic and go with my electric bike. Everything always has to match. Then I've got black patent leather shoes – I'd even wear those to visit St. Moritz. When I'm wearing a nice mohair pullover, black trousers and then these black patent leather shoes, I think it looks great. I feel really comfortable in it. 

Romy Ziltener, Weesen am Walensee, Switzerland

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

I wore kyBoot shoes at the Christmas market in Rorschach. I had skiing socks on in the shoes and my feet weren't cold at all. Usually I always had to wear walking boots. But in kyBoot shoes it was wonderful. I've tried it a couple of times now. At the market in Arbon. I felt much better than in walking boots. In any case, it's no good when you have heavy shoes on all day. But in kyBoot shoes it was wonderful.

Jürg Sieber, adviser at Nahrin, Widnau, Switzerland

Peter Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

I love wearing my kyBoot shoes, so I wear them almost daily. I always have them on at work. In my spare time I sometimes wear the sandals.

Peter Stäger, Owner Cleaning Company, Gais, Switzerland

Herman Kreples, Automobile Mechanic, Rishon Lezion, Israel

These shoes are very suitable for me, personally, for my problem, which is a severe flat feet, according to the doctors. Nothing had helped me until I found the shoes by kybun. Lately I have bought a second pair. I cannot take them off my feet; I work only with them, I walk in them. On my trips abroad I used them too. I got through the days with pleasure, no pains in my legs, and I am very content.

Herman Kreples, Automobile Mechanic, Rishon Lezion, Israel

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

If the horse really pulls, then you have no chance in normal shoes. It's ideal for standing, and no problem going downhill on stony paths. I'm satisfied.

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

In my spare time, nothing happens without kyBoot shoes. Whether it's hiking, walking or going out in the evening, these shoes are pleasant. You feel young again straight away.

Peter Meier, founder of MP Garage in Au, Switzerland

Erika Weiss, works in biomechanics, Switzerland

To me, it was like walking on clouds. Nice and soft. But after about a quarter of an hour I started to feel quite dizzy. At first I just did a little exercise at a time. So that it wouldn't be too much for me at first, as it was a challenge in terms of balance, too.

Erika Weiss, works in biomechanics, Switzerland

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

Once you've got used to the kyBoot, you definitely have a better stance. We do have very strong dogs, and that makes it very hard to hold the dogs on the lead in normal sandals. In kyBoot I have a good stance, and above all it doesn't hurt if the dogs stand on my shoe with their claws. I like wearing them when we go out.

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

It feels to me like walking on cotton wool. If at any time you don't have the shoes on, you miss the feeling and it's like walking on stones. It's completely unpleasant. I wouldn't want to give them up any more.

Priska Hirt, lives in Bubikon, Switzerland

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

I was working for two months in Germany and visited a friend in St. Gallen. My wife went shopping and saw the shoes. After we'd eaten she said, “You have to try them!” I tried them out and spent all day walking round St. Gallen, and it was great. Then I started working in them. Yes – you can't describe it. 

Olivier van der Staal, chef, Renan, Switzerland

Erika Eggenberger, postal worker, Nassen, Switzerland

"Since June 2009 I have been wearing kyBoots whenever possible in my job as a postal worker and all my spare time. I hardly have any back pain any more and my varicose veins are just a bad memory. I am delighted and no longer like to walk in any other shoes."

Erika Eggenberger, postal worker, Nassen, 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

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

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Before I got the kyBoot, I wasn't able to play with the children for long before it began to hurt. Since I've worn the kyBoot I've been able to do it again without any trouble. The children benefit from it, too.

Marco Hanselmann, lives in Appenzell, Switzerland

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland

I like wearing them to shows. Mainly because you're on your feet all day. On one hand you'vegot dogs that pull on the lead, and on the other you have to run round the show ring with the dogs. I used to take two pairs of shoes for that,but not any more. Now I wear kyBoot shoes: youcan do anything in them!

Imelda Angehrn, dog breeder from Gossau, Switzerland