How We Created Our Walking Poles
The Keenfit Factor...
Creating a pair of good quality; durable; light-weight,
sturdy; rattle-free Walking Poles that are not only
comfortable & easy to adjust but also affordable
& something we could stand behind,
warranty without difficulty
& be proud of - was our quest...
These were some of the factors, along with many more, that we made extremely important when we started Keenfit - the Pole Walking Co.
Here's the story of how our Keenfit Walking Poles were created...
I, Sheri Simson, aka The Pole Lady, discovered Pole Walking almost 10 years ago on a trip to Denmark where my Mother-in-law ended up giving me a pair of poles someone had just given her. I didn’t know at the time but they were a very crude pair of trekking poles - they had ski-pole handles & straps with hard-rubber trail-feet - I was so excited to get them that I didn't mind that they weren’t very comfortable & that they clunked, rattled & vibrated with every step.
A couple of years later, after I fell in love with Pole Walking & it changed my life [click here to read my whole life-changing story] - I started my search to find the best walking poles out there - poles that were good quality & well priced - that I could proudly represent & have available for people to use during my clinics & affordable for them to buy if they wanted them for themselves.
Well - it was not a simple task - In the end I had bought & walked with almost a dozen different pairs of Walking Poles & to no avail - I couldn’t find anything I felt good about. They were either: too expensive; too cheap; too noisy; too clunky or too uncomfortable! I was so frustrated & disappointed - I nearly gave up.
Thankfully my husband suggested that I design my own... & that was the true beginning of Keenfit - the Pole Walking Co. - I didn’t even know where to begin when it came to having them manufactured [my husband took care of that] but I did know what I liked & what I didn’t like about all the poles I had been Walking with over the last thousands of kms/miles.
It took probably 4 to 5 goes at it before we finally got it to where we have them today - working on everything from the materials; to the finishes; to the sizing, to the design of the locking mechanism, the handles & straps.
WE are proud to say that since March 2004:
- We have sold tens of thousands of pairs of Keenfit Walking Poles
- We WON the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Award for BEST WALKING POLES
...All while maintaining a less than 0.3% Return/Warranty Rate!
"Walking Poles should not only be light-weight, sturdy & rattle-free
but to help ensure that you'll use them - they should also be
easy to adjust & comfortable... I Guarantee ours are!"
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so you can get the right Walking Poles for YOU...
[+] View this testimonial Ben - Age 40's
BC - Canada