Walking canes have evolved over the years. From long time ago. They used to be used by mainly the old and those with limb injuries or those with disability but now they have more use. In this world of today, there are so many different kinds of walking canes used for many different purposes. Some tips to help you pick out a walking stick that suits you are as per below:
Look out for one that is in your style. Know how tall you are when you have shoes on and also when you are upright. What is the length from of your body from wrist downwards to your feet? If you have an already existing cane in the house, use this to determine the length of cane you should buy. Whatever purpose you intend to use the walking stick, the measurements remain the same through and through.
Make sure that you do your research well to get the best there is. There is a ton of information online on walking sticks. Make sure to read and get review people have made about different types of walking canes. You will find many different types depending on the use and also different prices. The best place to go when you are looking for walking canes for fashion is the internet because there you will have a good variety to choose from.
Something else to thing about is the cane handle. There are a few options in the market with different features. What is the require for this cane handle?,if it is for medical purposes, follow the prescription given be the doctor. Those in need of cosmetic handles, one look for derby, ergonomic, contoured or palm grip. The most popular in this category is ergonomic.
The part of the stick that easily gets worn out is the tip. The cane’s stability comes from the tip as it always touches the ground when it is being used. The kind of tip on your walking stick determines the grip you get on floors. Around the world, people have greatly recommended the rubber tip for it is more steady than the others.
Another feature to look at is the material that has been used to make the cane. There are different types of material used and they include metal, carbon fiber and wood. Choose those walking sticks made from carbon fiber because they will last long and are very light in your hand.
The design of the cane is just as important. A standard cane made only for stability, has but one tip. Other designs include the seat and quad canes, the seat cane being very compact has proven to be practical and very useful.