Award-winning Flexyfoot today announces the launch of a cutting-edge range of walking sticks focused on user comfort, safety and style at REHACARE 2013. The range offers an antidote to the institutional look and feel of traditional walking aids bringing them up to date for 21st Century living.
The ergonomic design approach to the new Flexyfoot range manifests itself in the development of two new handle options; the Oval Flexyfoot handle and the unique cork option. The Oval Flexyfoot handle allows for the position of a user’s hand to be directly over the central support as opposed to offset. The widespread handle spreads across the stick’s centre of gravity to avoid intense load points, ensuring the force is through the stick and not a user’s wrist, fingers and arm.
Combining two handles in one, the cork option amalgamates the positive elements of both a walking pole handle with that of a stick or cane. The cork covered moulded surface is tough but satisfying to the touch and allows the hand to breathe. The intuitive design is highly suggestive of a hiking pole, combining the functionality and safety benefits of a walking stick with the more sporty image of a walking pole. Each handle is available with either a telescopic or folding pole to suit users’ particular preferences in design, comfort and style.
Featuring the award-winning Flexyfoot ferrule, a direct replacement for old brass or rubber feet, the flexible foot extends the life of walking aids and users benefit from less pain and discomfort by absorbing the shock impact and reducing strain. Increasing the range of movement and giving increased grip on slippery surfaces, the Flexyfoot ferrule is a key feature of the new walking stick range.
David Goodwin, Flexyfoot inventor and designer, explains: “The whole idea for Flexyfoot came from my sister. As an MS sufferer she complained to me about the difficulties and discomfort of using her walking stick and the additional pain that this brings. With the new range of Flexyfoot walking aids, we are expanding the range available to people who need some assistance with mobility but in a comfortable, safe and stylish way.”
Flexyfoot will be showcasing the new range of walking sticks at rehabilitation expo REHACARE in Dusseldorf, Germany between 25-28 September 2013 in Hall 4, Row B, Stand 20.
Available as part of the range: Telescopic pole with oval Flexyfoot handle - available in blue or black Telescopic pole with cork handle - available in blue or black Folding pole with cork handle - available in blue or black Folding pole with oval Flexyfoot handle - available in blue or black Flexyfoot walking stick with cork handle - available in grey and black
The new range of Flexyfoot walking aids will be available from 14 October 2013 priced from £25 inc VAT.