Posted by Brazos Walking Sticks on 28th Apr 2011
How To Size A Walking Stick
One question we get asked all of the time is, “How do you size a stick or cane?”
To be sure, sizing can be a subjective art form. What feels right for one person may feel horrible for another. However, with almost two decades of experience in making handcrafted, wooden walking sticks and canes, you can be sure that we have some opinions on the matter!
So, without further ado, here are our sizing suggestions for walking sticks:
– For small children and shorter adults, we generally recommend a 41-inch stick.
– For people who are shorter than 5’4″, we recommend a 48-inch stick.
– For people who are between 5’4″ and 5’11”, we recommend a 55-inch stick.
– For adults over 5’11”, we recommend a 58-inch stick.
For walking canes, our standard 37-inch size is a good starting place for most adults. (For taller folks, we offer 40-inch canes as well.)
Cane sizing is best achieved by standing up nice and straight, relaxing your arm naturally to the side, and having someone measure the distance from your wrist to the floor.
Again, let me reiterate, the sizing recommendations listed above are only suggestions. For people needing step-by-step support, it’s best to consult your doctor or another medical professional about your exact sizing needs.