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kybun Opinions

Susanne Michel from Germany

My experiences with kyBoot shoes have been overwhelmingly positive. Shortly after my amputation, I met Jürgen Zeller at an appointment with my orthopaedic technician. It was through Jürgen that I received my first pair of kyBoot shoes. My right leg was also experiencing adverse effects from the accident, so I was thrilled with the kyBoot shoes from the very beginning. I have tried all sorts of expensive sports shoes, but none of them have come anywhere close to equalling the kyBoot! kyBoot shoes soften the heel impact and make me feel secure. I can walk for a long time without my leg hurting and without the sole of my remaining foot getting sore. And with kyBoot, I don’t need to worry about slipping when it’s damp or wet underfoot. With all other types of shoe, after a very short time my remaining foot starts hurting and the sole of my foot gets sore. With other shoes, I also feel much less secure when walking. I don’t find the kyBoot to be unstable at all. These shoes help me in all kinds of situations and make me feel secure. Perhaps to begin with, it might feel slightly strange because you have to compensate a little. But I quickly noticed that these shoes help me to walk. I think that kyBoot shoes are the perfect footwear, especially for people who are starting to learn to walk with a prosthesis, because they help so much with walking.

Susanne Michel from Germany

Rosalba Jäggi from Switzerland

I have to regain a lot of strength. It’ll take time, and I have to give myself that time. Wearing these shoes gives me confidence, because I notice that I can move again. That helps me trust my body again. I’m now getting feedback again from my body that I’m doing well. I want to do it, and I’ll give myself as much time as I need to get better.

Rosalba Jäggi from Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

One benefit that I’ve come across is that when I step awkwardly on uneven ground the kyBoot sole absorbs the impact. You don’t go over on your ankle like you definitely would with a conventional, hard sole. Instead, unevenness under foot such as a stone or tree root is simply absorbed or taken in by the sole and I can walk over it as if there were nothing on the ground.

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Roland Diewald from Germany

I actually discovered the kyBoot completely by chance. I tried on a pair and found that I could actually walk very well in them. Now it is simply my shoe. I can really step on each heel and roll over my foot to the toes. The shoe helps me get a firmer footing and compensates for the movements within my stump. It simply feels great to walk and the main advantage by far is that I don’t stumble anymore. This was always a problem I experienced when I was wearing other shoes.  I would often trip over my toes and stumble when walking on uneven streets.

Roland Diewald from Germany

Liz Tödtli from Switzerland

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 kyBoot 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

René Meier from Switzerland

I felt very safe wearing these shoes. They had a very steady grip on the rocks, even when I was going downhill, allowing me to descend without slipping at all.

René Meier from 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

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

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

At that point, I had my doubts. I wondered whether I could even walk in these shoes. The information that I take in from the ground through my feet is really important for me. Because I can’t see the floor or any uneven ground I have to be able to feel what’s under foot through my feet so that I can hold the rest of my body correctly. I was worried that the sole would be too effective and suppress this sensation, preventing me from getting my information from the ground.

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

I was absolutely amazed right from the beginning that it worked and how effective it was. When I step on a stone or uneven ground, I can still feel it despite the absorption in the sole that evens it out.

Hans-Peter Schmid from Zurich, Switzerland

Peter Zwahlen from Switzerland

Of course I did have my doubts because I couldn’t imagine it. I thought it would be very difficult and wondered if I would be steady on my feet. Would the air all escape at some point? But these were all negative suspicions and none of them turned out to be true.

Peter Zwahlen from Switzerland

Roland Diewald from Germany

It was a soft and comfortable feeling. I actually felt very comfortable from the very beginning. I tried walking around in the shoes at this shop for 15 minutes. Then I walked out onto the street right away and wore the shoes all day. I continued to walk, taking tiny steps, feeling very comfortable in the shoes. The main advantage by far is the fact that I don’t stumble anymore. I used to always get caught, either at my toes  or at my heels, which made me skid. Walking is now very pleasant and soft, even for the stump. I no longer feel the hard impact on my knee or stump. It is simply a wonderful, soothing feeling all around.

Roland Diewald from Germany

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

I feel very safe in these shoes. They’re also comfortable because they’re light. Walking in these shoes is a bit like walking barefoot. I can feel exactly where my foot is placed on the ladder and that makes me feel safe.

Doris Blum from Bern, Switzerland

Josh Goldberg, owner of 'Coffee Station' café, Ramat Gan, Israel

I suffered from pains in my legs because of hard work in my café. I got to the point where I felt like my legs are going to break. I bought a pair of kyBoot and after about an hour all my pain disappeared. I feel much more stable, it is very comfortable to work in them, and I recommend them very highly.

Josh Goldberg, owner of 'Coffee Station' café, Ramat Gan, Israel

Roger Christen from Switzerland

This shoe has a great grip – I was surprised to see that. I’ve worn my kybun hiking shoes at a ski resort, too. It was great. They’re also great in here, since I often stand in the same spots. The sole has an amazing grip to it.

Roger Christen from Switzerland

Esther and Werner Ott, Feuerthalen, Switzerland

At first I felt unsteady. Then I tried it several times, and felt steadier and steadier, and in the end it was a relief to wear these shoes. I definitely have
less pain in my feet. Even in the morning, for example, when I used to get out of bed, I always felt a bit unsteady as my feet hurt so much. And that's all gone now; I can walk and I feel fine. Watch the video

Esther and Werner Ott, Feuerthalen, 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

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland

The shoes are suitable for walking on cobbles or in the woods, and they’re great in winter when the ground is slippery. You won’t slip in these shoes when the ground is slippery. This used to happen to me a lot with other shoes and I would always fall over. It’s never happened with these shoes.

Hansruedi Poschung from Thun, Switzerland