Hiking Poles vs. Walking Poles…
Nordic / Fitness / Pole Walking Poles are different than Hiking & Trekking Poles.
The differences are in the handle-grips, palm-straps and feet options
as well as in the weight of the Poles & their comfort.
...You definitely would not want to take Hiking Poles ‘Walking,’
The straps, handles & weight of hiking or trekking Poles are not always made to be comfortable for repeated, extended use. However we are happy to say that because of the durability, feet options, weight & design – "you truly can enjoy taking our Keenfit 'Walking Poles’ for a Hike!"
See the comparisons below...
|Hiking / Trekking Poles||Fitness / Nordic / Pole Walking Poles |
|Purpose of Hiking Poles:|
to minimize energy expended while hiking by aiding balance and reducing stress on the lower body.
the poles are usually held straight up & down and planted in front of the body, with minimal push-off or arm-swing.
typically plastic, straight with grooves & finger-nubs, and may be flat on top to be used for help going downhill.
usually simple wrist loops used to prevent dropping the poles.
steel-tips & baskets only - no rubber feet since poles are never used on surfaces like sidewalks.
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[+] View this testimonial Barb - Age 50
Kelowna, BC - Canada