Pain at work is not a good thing. It results in a lack of concentration and often the need to move more, or less, than the job really needs. As much as I really love my sporty Cirrus DXB, we can’t all wear runner style shoes to work every day. I work in an office three days a week: I need to look professional.
For decades “professional” for women has dictated high heels. There are still, I am reliably informed, real estate agent firms in Melbourne that dictate female staff must wear high heels. Luckily for men, this is never a problem. Men can quite easily switch from their old business shoes to kybun shoes without anyone raising an eyebrow. I am very fortunate because I work in a hospital: flat shoes are very common in a hospital for clinical staff, so administration staff don’t look out of place in flats. Even so, I have made some wardrobe adjustments!
For the hot Australian summer. I also have a pair of these lovely sandals, the kybun shoe Genf 15 Beige W.
Wardrobe adjustments are not something men have to make as trousers are trousers. Different fabrics, different colours (usually dark for the office), different cut – but ….. still trousers. Most of these styles would slide right into a man’s office wardrobe.
Women on the other hand, we have to consider such aspects as skirt length, colour co-ordination, compatibility between fabric weight and the look of the shoe, whether we had time to paint our toes or not. Frightfully complicated it is!
I already had a wardrobe full of trousers for winter. I had several pairs shortened, but black flats slipped into my winter wardrobe seamlessly.
Summer was more concerning. I no longer have the legs of a twenty-year-old, so I prefer to wear longer skirts if I am wearing flats. I was surprised to find I really didn’t have a problem. The new kybun sandals just slotted into my existing summer wardrobe without an issue. Admittedly I do not wear suits to work, usually a dress and a jacket.
As for my casual clothes, I did need to have a couple of long, floaty dresses taken up. I’m not the tallest woman on the block (165 cm) and most dresses are designed for women wearing heels.
These were minor inconveniences! The sheer luxury of being able to walk around a very large hospital campus pain free is a delight. As my work involves contact with many areas of the hospital, I clock between 5,000 and 6,000 steps a day during working hours. Not nearly as much as a nurse, but certainly a lot more than my old job. For comparison, in my previous employment I might reach 1,500 steps a day at work – if I was lucky! WAY too much time sitting at a desk.
To recap from my last article, I had been scheduled for a radiofrequency facet joint denervation and wrote that I was considering deferring it as I am no essentially pain free. I am happy to announce the procedure is not going ahead! I reiterate, I consider my kybun shoes have been a major part of the improvement.
kybun shoe wearers work in a variety of occupations. Mine is a relatively sedentary occupation (hence the career change). I suggest that those who have more active professions would benefit even more than I have. Teachers, doctors, nurses, shop assistants, customer service staff, car sales people all spend considerable time moving about on any given day. Some occupations require steel cap boots which means kybun shoes are not an option during working hours: wearing kybun shoes outside working hours can certainly still bring benefits.
I wear my kybun shoes all the time. I have done so since I bought my first pair. This approach may not work for everyone, as documented on the kybun website.
Everyone reacts differently to the fantastic but unfamiliar ‘walking-on-air’ feeling. Nine out of ten people can wear the kybun shoes all day long right away and love the feeling and the effects. One in ten will experience ‘initial reactions’, and it is helpful to know what to do about them. We cannot say with certainty how the kybun shoe will affect you or how quickly you will experience your first successes. This is because wearing the kybun shoe ‘renovates’ your body.
Please ensure you read the information on that page if you experience any initial reactions to wearing kybun shoes. Also read my December 2017 article where I talk about pacing generally. Ultimately the best benefits will be obtained by wearing your kybun shoes as often as possible.
Website from Robyn Dunphy: limberation.com