In the world of walking sticks, stairlifts, and other mobility aids, not all walking canes are created equal. While your conditions and needs might be met by a variety of different makes, models, handle types, construction materials and the literally hundreds of other options available, don’t let your decision be made simply by the function of the mobility aid, and consider as well the fashion of your walking cane.
First things first, you should always, without fail, consult your doctor or medical professional before trying to make your own selection. Often times he or she will be able to point you in the right direction, eliminating thousands of choices that would not suit your needs, and if selected, ultimately harm your experience with your walking cane.
After speaking with your doctor, consider what you want your walking cane to look like; what wardrobes you will need to match it to, what your personal style is, and what, if any, patterns or colors you appreciate. For instance, let’s consider ladies walking canes. When choosing canes for women, it is important to understand what women look for in fashionable mobility aids.
Although there are some exceptions, women’s walking canes are generally less bulky and more slim-lined than traditional versions of the same models. Often crafted of lightweight materials, these canes for women are easy to handle and manipulate, and offer a wide range of handle styles, patterns, colors and other stylish effects that generally agree with the styling of a sophisticated lady and a casually dressed woman alike.
Using the same process to consider what mans cane would be best for the man in your life, or anyone in need of a mobility aid, will leave them ultimately happier in the end. Just because you require, or even if it simply improves your life to have a walking cane, doesn’t mean you need to walk with a sterile, very un-stylish piece, or worse, one that is not made for your particular sense of fashion.