There are various types of Nordic walking. One type involves taking unnaturally long steps. This type of Nordic walking is extremely bad for your joints and back. We advocate a different type of Nordic walking with a faster pace and with shorter strides. This variation puts significantly less strain on the joints and back and, when practised in kybun shoes, strengthens the fine deep inner muscles in particular.
kybun shoes are built in such a way as to minimise wear and tear on the soles. However, the heel area may wear out somewhat faster than otherwise if you take extra long steps. kybun AG does not take responsibility for such types of wear and tear and only honours the guarantee if the shoes have been worn for regular use with shorter steps. However, the more important reason for taking shorter steps is that it facilitates a healthy gait and good posture.
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.