Choosing The Best Walking Stick For The Elderly

Choosing The Best Walking Stick For The Elderly

As you get older, you may not be as mobile as you once were.

However, walking sticks are great for giving you extra support when you’re out and about. 

But it’s not always easy to know which walking stick to pick. 

Fixed or folding walking sticks are a common decision people face when choosing a new walking stick. 

Let’s take a closer look to help you decide which is best for you. 

Fixed vs folding walking sticks


When it comes to convenience, a folding walking stick cannot be matched. 

It can be folded away and placed in a bag or car and pulled out when it is needed, making it less obtrusive. 

This is perfect if you don’t need the use of a walking stick all of the time. 


A key factor of a walking stick is that it needs to be strong and reliable. 

Both fixed and folding walking sticks are considerably durable. 

However, a fixed walking stick is often sturdier and more stable as it doesn’t have a folding mechanism that could break more easily.


Wooden walking sticks are often chosen for their visual appearance whilst metal walking sticks are highly durable.

With traditional fixed walking sticks, you have the choice of both, whereas folding walking sticks are generally made out of aluminium. 

Personal preference 

 When it comes down to it, whether you choose fixed or folding, it is dependent on what you want out of your walking stick and your personal preference.

If you’re looking for a new non-folding or folding walking, browse our range of walking sticks online, delivered to your door.