The kybun shoe is not only the most comfortable shoe in the world, but also a protective, sustainable training device.
That is why walking on springy, elastic material is so special:
Walking and standing on hard surfaces leads to poor weight distribution and passive positions. You will notice this yourself in your everyday routine:
- Do you often place all your weight on one leg when standing?
- Do you prefer to sit down whenever an opportunity presents itself?
- Do you prefer to lean against something when you have to stand for a long period of time?
The hard surfaces prevalent in the modern world do not prompt you to move. However, it is necessary to actively balance your body weight at all times when standing and walking on springy, elastic material. This activates and trains those small, fine muscles that stabilise the body’s musculoskeletal system.
Movement feels very pleasant and light on the springy, elastic material, which significantly increases the time you spend in motion every day.
The exercises described here can be performed as often as possible, combined with other treatments such as physiotherapy. In contrast to therapy, the use of the kybun shoe or mat constitutes a kind of ongoing training that perfectly complements conventional therapy and can be continued after the therapy is over. The goal is to reduce the number and duration of breaks to the point that the kybun shoe can be worn just like a normal shoe, and to reduce pain and prevent the progression of the disorder. The kybun shoe should be worn as much as possible during the day; this grants the following benefits: improved coordination and sensomotoric ability, optimisation of gait pattern, avoidance of incorrect loading of the knee and training of the core musculature, which increases movement precision.
This is how it works:
There are two phases to kybun interval walking. In the intensive phase, minor muscle impulses pass through the body and relax the musculature. In the regenerative phase, the core muscles are activated and trained. This allows most people to reduce the pain experienced when walking. The duration and intensity of the workout can be adapted to personal fitness and preference.
We have developed various exercises especially for the kybun shoe in order to increase the training effect and reduce pain and initial reactions.