I think one of the most common questions I am asked, apart from how is Team Neo Walkies, is what difference does the shape of the handle make to a Neo Walk stick. Well my friends, give me your ears and allow me to tell you everything.
I think the only two things the handle shape could possibly affect are the aesthetic and the comfort of the stick.
Let’s start with the aesthetic. How cute. How traditional. How quirky. That really is down to your personal preference. You may want a variety or you may want to keep your collection consistent. There are 4 basic options.
Here is the question mark. Self explanatory and pretty edgy. Very popular, seen here in Cosmopolitan colour.
Next we have the curved handle. Again it speaks for itself and is the more traditional more expected shape. Seen here in Light Up Rainbow Twirl, showing off all the colours you’ll find somewhere over…
Now we get a lot more unique and stylish with the T handle, screw on and off. You can see the screw thread in the clear handle and the colour of the rod that’s screwed in. It really is beautiful to look at, and exclusively available at Neo Walk. Performed here by Sea Salt.
Last but not least the newest member of the handle family, Snoopy. When we created this shape all I could see was the shape of Snoopy’s nose, and I know many of you agreed. The name just stuck. This one here is in French Lavender. Maybe it would be le Snoop. Je ne sais pas.
I have developed all these handles over the years, sometimes by accident, but I have to admit I worked for a long time on getting the T handle just right. It makes a walking stick look like a modern work of art and something I hope you are all very proud to be seen with. It turns heads and bridges the gap between style and function perfectly. That’s my aim every day here at Neo Walk.
The experience you get with each stick depends on where your hand and weight is in relation to the upright rod. So it may be behind the rod like in the curved handle, or it may be right over the rod like in the other shapes. Here lies the difference.
Comfort wise I can pass on this advice. If you live with pain in your fingers and wrists, or perhaps you have EDS, then the question mark handle is often called the most comfortable. Snoopy and T handle give much the same comfort as each other as the handle is effectively straight, with your weight going directly over the rod.
If you feel you need some extra comfort all the handle shapes are available with a rubber gel grip. This is added at the time of making the stick and isn’t removable. It can’t be added afterwards. There are lots of different colours to choose from to either match or contrast with your walking stick. It can make a big difference to both the aesthetic and the function.
The newest addition to our collection of handles is the transparent ergonomic handle, available in left and right. Made from beautiful tactile transparent acrylic they are designed for your comfort. Distributing the pressure evenly across your palm, they are suitable for anyone but especially those with any hand pain.
We always love to hear your experiences and opinions so leave a comment below to let us know how it’s worked out for you.
I L❤️VE your beautiful walking sticks! I found out about them on a group of EDSers…. Looked you up and. Saw your reference to EDS on this blog! I miss as so surprised and of course saddened… I’m guessing you have it? Love your site so far. I would live to SEE and TRY one of your canes but I am in the US…..
I fell in love with the. canes from NEO after seeing Selma Blair using them, I have MS as well and I absolutely love Selma. I have the clear Champagne fizz one and it is beautiful. I live in the U.S. as well and had no problem with my purchase.
I first seen your sticks over on Tiktok and just had to have one. I’m an edser, mostly a wheelchair user but on occasion need a stick to access places and I have the light up yellow one you’d of made around Christmas time, it’s a conversation starter, a statement, it’s my safety and something I really have grown to love.
Always harping on about your business on social media. Our disabilities are a part of who we are, and having a cane that expresses who I am as well as being functional, it’s everything.
I love these, do you sell many to men, I particularly like the Atlantic. I have MS and find most walking sticks boring and for old people…I want something that makes a statement an oozes confidence…like “yes I have MS…and I just get on with it”
I need to use my cane ALL the time and find that the “J” handle works best for me yet finding them is nearly impossible and never in a fun color, etc.
I too am in the US!
Are we not able to purchase?
Yes we ship worldwide.
I’m in love with your sticks since being introduced by a lady on a motability site. I’ve bought 3 so far, and each one very different. I’ve found I prefer the T shape handle which I have on a “bubbles” stick, it works well with my needs and my weight! I’ve often wondered if you could make a choice of colours to match the stick, as well as the clear, as another option when choosing the style of handle? Or, could you make them to be filled with gin?! “My friends suggestion after a few tipples herself”!
Would you be able to give us that choice of colour with the T shape handle in the future?
Also, I bought “and the winner is” and unfortunately my stick fell off my desk & fell onto the floor and the handle broke off “Quarry tiles” is there anyway it can be saved?
Best wishes x
Lyndsay, they are soooo beautiful! If I have to use a cane, I’m using yours! I think my purple one is a little bit high for me. It just occurred to me that it can be shortened, non? If so, how should I do it? I’m going to have to buy another colour, too. They make me smile every time I see them which is sorely needed these days.
Thanks so much!
Got my pink stick today. Lob it. It’s so beautiful. Thank you for inventing such a lovely item to brighten my day.
Dear Lyndsay, I was searching for a new stick when I saw you in tv and I ordered straight away!
I now have two sticks, both with plenty of sparkle and I get so many comments – a great way to break the ice and start a conversation, plus I feel fabulous!
Hi Lyndsay, thank you for my walking stick I received it last week, it’s lovely and green and I’ve even given it a name “Olive” because it is lol.
I can hardly wait to order again, but it would help if our dollar went up just a bit, anyway thankyou
Hi Lyndsay, thank you for my first walking stick Olive, I love it, I’ve just ordered a new green one from you too and I’m hoping to get a couple more from you too.:-)
I haven’t ordered yet…need to be sure about the length, and all, but, THANK YOU for the cheer you’ve brought so many people with your creative brilliance!
I’m buying one! I’m tired of having minimal help from the medical community l!
Have recently been on a cruise with my stick, question mark handle and clear sparkly stick. So many people have asked where I got it from. And I told them, I would like to think that at least a couple of them would have made contact with Neo-Walk. They are certainly conversation starters.
I’ve just place another order for a pink stick to match a wedding outfit. Hurry up and send it to me, I can’t wait.