No matter whether you are using a walking stick for general mobility, in the town or in the country, the Flexyfoot ferrule (and new Flexyfoot stick) offer you major benefits including improved stability and increased comfort.
Improving your walking stick with Flexyfoot
Flexyfoot is a walking stick ferrule that you can either add to your own stick or buy as part of a new Flexyfoot stick.
Unlike the fitted rubber feet or stoppers that normally come with walking sticks, the Flexyfoot ferrule is long lasting, providing a safer grip through its innovative tread and flexible ‘bellows’. This means the rubber tip remains constantly in contact with the ground as you are moving, even if you are twisting or on wet, or uneven ground.
The Flexyfoot walking stick ferrule can be fitted to all makes and models of sticks, canes and walking poles. Click here to download and print out our handy Sizing Guide to see which model is right for you.Buy Online
Choosing your walking stick
The British Medical Journal says we should give as much care to choosing a stick as we would to fitting shoes. And they’re right. The type, shape and length of a walking aid is crucial to its success. Get the wrong one and you’ll make things worse not better and be put off for life. Here’s our guide to available aids and what to look for when you’re buying.
When you stand upright with your hand on the handle of your stick, your lower arm should be bent slightly forwards at the elbow, about 15° to your body. If you stand sideways to a mirror, you’ll see that your arms rest naturally at about the right angle.
Metal sticks usually have adjustable stops but wooden sticks need to be cut down, ask a family member to help or your local DIY store or building suppliers.
Traditional crook handles are sometimes less comfortable but easy to hook over the arm, a good alternative are right-angled handles especially with a wrist strap.
Contoured or anatomically shaped handles spread pressure over a wider area so work best for people with weak or painful hands and swan neck handles (where the top of the stick is curved like a swan’s neck) or Bariatic handles help with better stability.
Alternatively you can check out our new Flexyfoot walking stick with built-in Flexyfoot ferrule and comfort grip.Buy Online