Kybun Joya Shoes, which will be opening in October at 286 W. Maple Road in downtown Birmingham, is actually two different shoe companies from Switzerland, Kybun and Joya, “run by the same family, father and son,” said local owner David Joh. He said that both Kybun and Joya are high-end, therapeutic, comfort-oriented shoes for men and women, made in Switzerland. “There are many stores in the U.S., and many more in Europe, and across the world, that sell Kybun and Joya shoes, but this store will be the first to focus on and sell exclusively Kybun and Joya shoes. It will be somewhat of a ‘flagship’ store, combining elements of both companies and will be the first of its kind,” Joh said. Shoes by Joya typically retail in the $200 to $250 range, while Kybun shoes sell in the $350 to $400 range. “Kybun also has a line of therapeutic mats that we will be selling called ‘kybounder,’ that are often used with standing desks and even athletic training,” Joh said. “Many companies, schools and soccer clubs in Europe use kybounder mats.”
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