Wearing the kybun Swiss air-cushion shoes means you can walk on an elastic, springy, moss-like surface at all times. It is often the case that before, after or during a hike, you have to walk across kilometres of tarmac or hard surfaces.
The kybun shoes allow you to enjoy exercise again and noticeably relieve the strain on your joints, activate the vein pump, strengthen your deep inner muscles and support the cardiovascular system. Older people, in particular, can improve mobility and balance by walking in kybun shoes, which is an effective way of reducing the risk of falls.
You’re probably familiar with this problem, too: Even after short hikes, your feet burn, your knees hurt and you struggle to maintain your balance. The mere thought of walking downhill makes us weak at the knees. The good news for everyone suffering from these problems is that we have a solution for you! It’s simple: we start with your feet. In any case, it is crucial to wear the right type of shoes when hiking.
No. Scientific findings show that the feet – not the shoes – should provide the support. The elastic, springy sole of the kybun shoe offers your feet greater freedom of movement and thereby trains the muscles.
No, quite the opposite. You’ll be surprised by how much safer you feel in kybun shoes than in supportive hiking boots once you get used to them! kybun hiking shoes are suitable for light outdoor activities as well as all simple hiking routes. Sporty hiking enthusiasts have told us how much they enjoy hiking in the kybun shoes. We would only dissuade you from wearing kybun shoes if you plan to go hiking on steeply sloping fields.
The kybun hiking shoes are suitable for light outdoor activities as well as all simple hiking routes. Sporty hiking enthusiasts will enjoy kybun hiking shoes, too.
Find out more about the effects of the kybun hiking shoes:
Leaflet for kybun hiking shoes PDF (136 KB)
New wearers of kybun shoes should know that it is important to take a pair of ‘normal’ shoes with them in their rucksack when they go on longer hikes. It takes some time to get used to the soft, springy sole. The air-cushion sole activates different muscles, which can result in noticeable reactions being felt in the body.
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.
I can't recommend kybun shoes highly enough. I am now 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 kybun shoes 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.
I have been a polyarthritis and soft tissue rheumatism patient for many years and have had quite a few attempts with orthopedically converted shoes and insoles that never quite fit properly, despite repeated modifications. Walking for any length of time caused me severe pain. As a dog owner and passionate hiker, I depend on being able to walk effectively.
A colleague of mine first introduced me to the kybun shoe. Since then, I have been enjoying my dog walking without pain.
At one point, I had to go back to orthopaedic shoes because I also had a hallux and a hammertoe. Very quickly I started to experience pain in the affected foot, knee issues and lower back problems. I immediately switched back to the kybun shoe and now I can walk pain-free again. Longer hikes are also possible and that includes walking downhill!