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Head of a large treatment centre for physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, Hamburg

“After a few hours of wearing it, I found that the Ganter active shoe noticeably activated my foot arches and that a clear straightening impulse propagated into my spine. Walking and standing will strengthen the back muscles virtually "on their own" additionally through this truly innovative sole patent.“ 

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Maria Spannbauer MSc. D.O.

Dipl. Osteopath, Physio and Bobath therapist, Groß Enzersdorf

“The clear pressure relief on both metatarsophalangeal joints has a particularly positive effect on my foot. In other low shoes, my toe issues have required wearing orthopaedic insoles with a special relief for the metatarsophalangeal joint in order to walk without pain. Your shoe enables me to walk without pain in spite of not using insoles!“

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Christian Sommer

Physiotherapist, Gerersdorf/Hafnerbach

“I particularly recommend this shoe to people with spinal issues, since the more upright gait has a positive effect on the muscle balance on the torso. The back muscles are exercised without force.“

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Ute Weber

Dipl. Ecotrophologist, fitness trainer, relaxation trainer, Freigericht

“As a mindfulness trainer, I feel pleasantly reminded of paying attention to every moment of a step by the light pressure when walking.
I therefore recommend wearing the GANTER AKTIV also for activities that are connected with long standing phases, e.g. in meetings and when working while standing up, for attending concerts or even in the household when ironing clothes.“

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Matthias Puffer

Physiotherapy student, Wels
“Months of slouching in cheap sports shoes made my knees worse. I never had any issues since I switched to shoes from Ganter.
All in all, I am very happy with the shoe. I would even claim that they are the most pleasant and medically best shoes I have tried out so far.“

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Hans-Peter Hagmüller

Physiotherapist, Nussbach
“The shoe delivers what its name promises! With this unrolling element (rocker), the pressure is transferred very quickly and directly to the forefoot, which leads to an active gait that also becomes evident in the form of straightening impulse in the spine. Based on my experience in the area of gait analysis and daily work, I think that this is a good solution that enforces an active gait while permitting a round unrolling motion.“


Christian Priwitzer

Priwitzer Orthopädie Schuhtechnik GmbH, Halle
“Since I have some issues with Pes Anserinus syndrome, this shoe was just what I needed. Improvement occurred immediately after wearing them briefly. The unrolling behaviour was impeccable.“


Pof. Dr. med. Hans Ditschuneit

Physician, Blaustein

“When I first unpacked your shoe and held the “log" in my hands, I was highly disappointed I thought that his shoe would surely be worse for me than my sneakers are. I was greatly surprised, however, when I first walked in this shoe: No insecurity, barely any back pain: I was able to go on longer walks without pain and without a walker.“

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Oliver Ziechmann

Jacob Böhme Orthopädie-Schuhmacher GmbH, Berlin
“The GANTER AKTIV is good for my back. I feel a clear straightening effect and improvement of my posture.
Even long trade fair days have lost their horror with the GANTER AKTIV!“


Kristin Dutschmann

Die Bewegungsfabrik, physiotherapist, Neusalza-Spremberg

“And now to the important thing – the sole! Guys you made that really great. My compliments to you! I really like the design and that active pump is so efficient. The shoe is almost a training device!“

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Roland Götz

department manager of health VHS, Krefeld

“The sporty cut is suitable for the office, the color is discreet and can be combined with many trousers. The pressure element could be in a discreet color - but then, of course, the eye-catching specialty of the shoe will be missing. The fit is good and the shoes can be worn the whole day. My result is quite positive and I can recommend the shoes.“

Klaus-Peter Müller

consultant for sleeping system, Frankfurt/Main

“After two hours of wearing the shoes the initial scepticism did not came true. And after one week of wearing the shoes I became a fan. I am in the lucky situation, due to my job as a consultant for sleeping systems, to do my daily work while standing, sitting or walking. With the new GANTER Active shoe, it's a feeling of lightness and almost an active feeling of being pushed in the forward movement. Even in high temperatures, I had never the feeling of wearing a too warm shoe. The fit and the light weight are very comfortable.“


Michael Schöffel

Bad Kreuznach

“The cut out on the heel makes my chronically inflamed Achilles heel no problems. In most of the shoes, this spot will be touched directly so I cannot wear them. The GANTER Active are very comfortable and do not pinch anywhere. I like the design of the shoes - no modern "sneaker" and it looks better in my opinion!“



Reiner Ritter

Schuhhaus Ritter, Troisdorf

“Our experiences with the Ganter Aktiv shoe can be described as being very positive. The sales arguments for us, and the possibilities offered by this shoe to wearer, quickly convince the customer. Until now we have been able to help a great number of customers with pain in the metatarsal bones, arthritis, varicose veins, overweight,
back pain and knee problems. In cooperation with a local chemist’s during an “Arthritis” advertising campaign, we have awakened a great deal of interest and have been able to convince new customers.”

Christian Nicolay

Javelin thrower - Second place in the 2003 European Cup
2005 German Champion, second place in 2004 and 2003
U23 European Championships third place in 1997
Junior European Champion in 1995

“Ganter Aktiv released the tensions in my back muscles and especially the shoulder muscles. I can actually feel the way in which Ganter Aktiv creates muscular compensation in the leg- and back muscles. I have experience with the products of other manufacturers, but Ganter Aktiv is a super product with unequalled flexing
comfort. Walking in this shoe relaxes me and is really beneficial.”

Ralf Wunderle

Physiotherapist, Gundelfingen

“Recommendation for the Ganter Aktiv Shoe Regularly wearing the shoe with its special roll system has the effect of a functional
training process that activates the entire muscle system that gives the body its posture. The foot muscles are strengthened, while the calf and thigh muscles are also vitalised and stretched. The lower joints are returned to their physiologically natural position. The pelvis is raised, which stretches the entire spinal column and takes the
stress off the lumbar vertebrae, balancing the pectoral girdle and regulating the position of the head. The result is a compensating of the imbalance of the muscles of the entire body, a problem that is regarded as the main cause of orthopaedic complaints. In addition,
after a short period of adjustment, the wearer develops a harmonious gait and an upright posture, expressing his or her self-confidence, strength and health. I recommend Ganter Aktiv shoes to my patients as a parallel therapeutic measure. They can also be used as a preventive measure to avoid the pains that result from
poor posture.”

Prof. Dr. G.-P. Brüggemann

Institute for Biomechanics and Orthopaedics
German Sports University, Cologne

“The Ganter Aktiv simulates walking barefoot on a natural yielding ground. Walking with the shoe gives a feeling similar to walking barefoot on forest or sandy ground. Personally I find the Ganter Aktiv very pleasant – even if worn all day. Its functional characteristics make it particularly suitable as a means of improving the muscles of the foot. It may even counteract weaknesses and complaints of the foot. Simply by wearing the Ganter Aktiv show, we can train the foot at least moderately throughout the day.”


Frank Arenhövel

Orthopaedic master shoemaker, Essen

“The Ganter Aktiv is the best shoe that I know of. No other shoe relieves the forefoot in a similar way. The foot climate is exceptionally
good, which I trace back to the exclusive use of vegetable-tanned leathers in the shoe lining!”

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“There is sufficient space in the forefoot area, at the instep and in the heel area. I found the shoe very comfortable.“

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WTW Werbung e. U., Andorf

“I found the new Ganter shoe rather by accident. I have never worn such a great, comfortable shoe before. The design was modern and very attractive as well. There was another essential component, however. Fasciitis Plantaris has been giving me problems for a few months. Of course, various exercises from the physiotherapist are on my daily agenda. There has been a sensational improvement since I have been wearing the new Ganter shoe regularly, however.“

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Dr. med. Barbara Losch-Hintze

Physician specialising in occupational medicine, Böblingen

“Walking with this shoe was pleasant when unrolling the foot properly from the heel across the mid- and forefoot. The shoe requires proper unrolling and conscious walking.“

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Charly Wöß

Holistic natural healing therapist, Oswald bei Freistadt
“The wearing behaviour took some getting used to, since I wear sports shoes nearly exclusively otherwise. The tread is very stable and the pressure emitted by the shoe gives the foot a positive impulse, which provides the necessary muscle tension to the foot and the entire leg on longer walks. The foot will be less quickly exhausted as in a soft sports shoe. I think that it is important never to buy this shoe too loosely, in order to ensure that the fit is ensured.“


Bahr Manuela

Physiotherapist, Gallneukirchen
“You have managed to develop a very comfortable leisure-time shoe in terms of fit and wearing comfort. On a city holiday or extended walks, this shoe can find diverse uses. It can be worn immediately and does not need any "familiarisation phase".
Rolling up to the big toes works well. There is an immediate feeling of "active" walking, which is noticeable from head to toe. (Active unrolling, straightening of the pelvis, upright posture,...). There is never any instability/insecurity, due to which this shoe also seems suitable for persons in advanced age or persons in the rehabilitation phase after injury.“

Karl Lochner

Physiotherapist, Wels

“First, the shoe is very stable, encloses the foot very well, and it is positive that it is made of leather. I have worn it without socks as well. It feels very good. The wearing comfort is just perfect.
“Slip-proof sole; the shoe has a very good grip even on wet tiles. A good foot climate even in warm temperatures. The shoe is perfectly stable.“

Simone Wolfarth

Physiotherapist/healer in sectorial physiotherapy, Unterschlüpf
“The shoe is pleasantly light in weight and the supporting footbed is surprisingly quick to get used to. The leather insole offers pleasant wearing comfort even barefoot.
After a knee injury early this year, I had some difficulty recovering my optimal leg axis. This was improved by the shoe, reflecting its positive effect on the leg axes. The legs still feel light in the evening even after extended standing, which I see as a good sign for the calf muscles and venous backflow.“

Pia Stamm

Mototherapist, Odernheim
“I wore the Ganter shoes for Nordic Walking several times and I was comfortable in them at once. The shoe fits well on the foot and the unrolling function is very good. I can recommend this shoe. Since I have Hallux Valgux, I cannot wear just any shoe. This one works very well, however.“


Jochen Voß

VHS manager, Olpe

“With increasing use, this shoe is an asset for everyone who is active and mobile. The combination of the rocker sole and pressure element takes some getting used to due to the pressure points on the sole of the foot, but will gradually show the desired and intended effect: being physically active. The processing and equipment are perfect.“

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Oliver Kratzert

work council/locksmiths, Alstom

“The shoes make an impression of good quality. They are well made. At first the shoe is very unusual, but after a few minutes you notice an improved body posture due to the tilting feeling. The body compensates this at every step. You definitely notice a relief of the lower lumbar vertebrae.“


Klaus Hauenstein

Specialist for work safety

“At the beginning the construction with the pressure modulator and the pressure element is a bit unusual but I immediately noticed the pleasant support of the arch. It's a new feeling of walking!“

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specialist in rheumatology

“The shoe has a nice design and is produced in high quality. The good support of the longitudinal arch with optimally dimensioned forefoot width is very pleasant. Even after a longer period of wearing, the shoe is not heavy. I did not sweat more in the shoes. All in all, the tested GANTER Active Shoe is a solid product with many positive characteristics that qualify it well for everyday use - even in a professional environment.“


Doris Staudinger

AOK Bayern, Straubing

“First of all, I appreciate the good processing and the high-quality material. I like also the design. The GANTER Active shoe gives a very good feeling due to the natural Vario cork footbed. I was impressed by the functionality. Because of the block at the bottom of the shoe I noticed an improvement in my posture. You can train the muscles while walking. Even after a prolonged time of wearing the GANTER Active they feel not heavy, thanks to the joint-protecting properties, although I have problem feet. I highly recommend the Ganter Active Shoe. Not only for to the well-being effect, but above all to the health aspect. A great shoe!“

Dr. Hartmut Stinus

Orthopaedic medical specialist
German Handicapped National Skiing Team physician

“The Ganter Aktiv convinces through its natural materials and its anatomical sole construction, in which softly embedded and stabilising elements are so optimally positioned that the wearer immediately feels well in the shoe. The Ganter Aktiv is among my favourite shoes.”

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“I have a very good feeling after only a few hours wearing the new “Ganter Aktiv”. The improvements are felt especially in the treadsole with its stabilising elements, above all in the metatarsus area – in interaction with the flexing sole – makes possible a lively, natural and erect gait.”

Dr. med. Christian Teschner

Emergency doctor

“The Ganter Aktiv has by now been my companion along many a road, including my professional missions, in many countries, and I am an enthusiastic fan. It is comfortable to wear, even over longer distances, and benefits from perfect workmanship. The roll feels different to that with other shoes, it is pleasant and comfortable, and one doesn’t seem to get tired so quickly. ...

… This will not be the last pair of shoes of this kind that I will be wearing, Once again, many thanks.”


Dr. med. Norbert L. Becker

Private Institute for Applied Biomechanics - Tübingen

“The rounded heel, the stiffened sole and the rolling of the middle of the foot support the rolling characteristics of the foot. In addition the rolling of the middle of the foot prevents over-pronation and hence an increased asymmetric pull at the Achilles tendon. The fact that the insole is in the form of a pad, and the shape of the sole itself mean that even if the ball of the foot is exposed to higher strain the front transverse arches are maintained. In this way the strain is relieved not only on the Achilles tendon but also on the front of the foot by the extremely anatomic rolling system.”

Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Dr. hc.mult. Franz Gerstenbrand

The Ganter Aktiv shoe can be expected to lead to an improvement of the posture of the spinal column and of the movement of the trunk and extremities. It should also lead to a greater accuracy of directed movement processes and in increase in the level of alertness of
the brain as a whole. The function of the sensory organs may also improve. The Ganter Aktiv shoe should be used specifically in cases of dysfunction of the spinal column and the accompanying complaints such as headaches, and for cases of spinal illnesses in the form of bouts of lumbago with accompanying pains.”