4.0 out of 5 stars | First product I've found to work at all
Pros: Can be shaped and molded how you want them For the most part are slip resistant Can be left on cane/crutches instead of taking them on and off Provide a bit of a barrier between metal crutches and wood items Lightweight Works on all sorts of things: church pews, pianos, bathroom stall doors, sinks, counters, tables, chairs, back of scooters, etc. Cons: Could be a little longer Do slip down when wet a bit I think they could maintain a bit more grip for holding on slippery objects Verdict: I've been on crutches for 30 years and tired of people tripping on them, stepping on them, and having to put them on dirty floors. I'll definitely keep using these but hope they find a way to modify them a bit.
Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2019 by Rick and Ashly
5.0 out of 5 stars | Great for crutches
I've been on crutches for 2 months and have 1-2 months to go. The crutches slide and fall over while propped up at least once daily. I was fed up with having to lean over precariously on my good leg to pick them up so I searched for a hook. This item said it was for canes, but since you get 2 flexible, foam covered wires in an order, it does the trick for a set of crutches. And since the hook is so flexible, it fits well over any width surface. Love it!
Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2019 by Lindarita
5.0 out of 5 stars | Not just for canes
While these were perfect for attaching my seat-stick to my walker, I've found them helpful in other ways too. In fact they are so useful I'm going to buy more. I use a rolling walker outside not just for stability but to carry gardening items with me and as a seat when I need to rest. Sometimes though I just want to use my cane which I was carrying folded in the basket under the seat. It was awkward to retrieve if I had other things on the seat, but since it's a seat-stick (has a bicycle type seat that can tipped up on the top for a quick rest when a chair is not available) there is no traditional hook handle to hook it over the back of the walker. These ties worked perfectly to create a handle and because they are flexible I could make the hook tight enough to keep the stick in place even on rough terrain. It's also easy to retrieve and the hook is not in the way when I use the cane. It stays in place well, but also can be moved up or down, or reconfigured if desired. It worked so well, I used the other twist tie on a long handled weed clipper I carry along. I can immediately see other uses as well. These are like super strong and thick foam covered garden wire and have little knobs finishing off the ends so they're smooth. They are easy enough to twist around the cane, walking stick, grabber or other item, and the hook that you make can be any version that suits your needs. I love my cordless stick Dyson vacuum but find it awkward to prop up when not in its recharging holder. It just wants to fall over. Well, use one of these to hook it over the back of a chair or prop it against a counter or chest. Works great.
Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2019 by C. G. King
5.0 out of 5 stars | Best purchase ever…
I rarely write reviews, but this exceptionally useful “Walking Stick Holder” is an one-hundred percent winner. It’s truly a must have for anyone using a cane, two canes (as I do) or crutches. It is an outstanding product I wish I would have discovered two “cane-dropping years ago. (Will try to post photo when figure out how to attach to my review. Yes, for the first time, I’m using my “age” card; I’m 80 years old and was using a computer when it had a blue screen and would do *nothing” unless you gave the *exactly* worded command. Now I am like someone from another country trying to learn a new language. I think of it this way: I have “aged into a different culture. I have no idea what the culture references are anymore and, in fairness you know few, if any of mine. I’m my era there were three tv channels and if you missed a program you loves, it was gone forever. If the soles of your shoes were wearing down, you took them to the corner shoe repair shop. Same with a broken radio, clothing iron, or a ripped seam In your shirt. Thus attaching a photo would be like asking you the musical and artistically popular men of my era. (Women had not yet been invented.) So “Please Stand By” the sign on the tv screen when they lost the connection—quite often and yet another lost cultural reference. These Walking Stick Holders are fantastic! The Walking Stick Holders have made it so much easier for me to switch, as needed, from the use of *two canes* to my recently purchased mobility scooter; I can easily attach both my canes using the Walking Stick Holders onto the basket, handles, or elsewhere on my mobility scooter, with no concern whatsoever that they will shift around or, worse, fall off. Now I can reach and use them as needed. (I wish I knew who invented them. They are a so unique and a truly spectacular help; no more shifting, or feeling doomed as. hear one or both canes clattering to the floor with no one but me to retrieve them. (Not complaining just explaining: I live completely alone so a falling cane, or a falling book, or a falling anything is a potential catastrophe in the making. (Particularly if it’s a falling me.) As my ability to walk safely has recently fluctuated due a worsening autoimmune disease (PMR) I can walk safely use two canes, yet sometimes tire, plus have carpel tunnel in both wrists aggravated by the use of canes. I need my mobility scooter when walking becomes unsafe, or my wrists become too sore and weak to use canes. Even on a bad day, I can walk a few steps using *canes.* (If you use canes, won’t your please take the time to read the description of my unique and incredibly useful canes below). I attach the fabulously useful Walking Stick Holders, to both canes then attach both canes to the basket on the scooter. Yes, I was quite skeptical but even more desperate, but took a chance and purchased then Voila! Add On Note Regarding My Admittedly Bizarro But Extremely Useful Pseudo-Canes: Being a short person at 5’ 51/2” I am typically unable to reach higher than the first shelf of my kitchen (or most any cabinet or shelf) so I purchased two “Reacher/Grabbers. They have “squeezing tong” picker uppers on the bottoms for picking up dropped items of any size or shape, or for reaching anything past the first shelf. One day: Eureka! While reaching for an item on the second shelf, I noticed the “Reacher /Grabber was the exact same height as my cane, yet also had the marvelous advantage of being able to pick up dropped items from the floor. That day, I purchased a second “Reacher/Grabber from Amazon and have been using them exclusively as canes. They also come in handy when grocery shopping. I can reach anything on the top shelf without waiting for a tall person to happen by to help me—and many thanks for all the tall people who so willingly, politely, and kindly helped me before I figured out the independence my “Reacher/Grabber “canes” provided. Side Bar: I had no idea how many items I dropped per day until I couldn’t easily reach down in a flash and pick up whatever I dropped. Challenge to TABS (Temporary Able Bodied) and respectfully reminding you if you live long enough, we all “Age Into” being disabled. (Yes, as a lifelong healthy, active, weight-conscious person, it shocked me when my lifelong healthy body turned on me. So here is the challenge: I know it sounds lame, but please, for your sake not mine, count the number of times you drop something on the floor:a piece of paper; a paper clip; book; magazine; newspaper—if you can find one—or, well you get the idea. 100% guarantee you will be surprised how many times you drop something and, without even thinking just reach down and pick it up. Now try picking up the same item while holding a tray of drinks. That will give you an idea how hard it is to pick up anything from the floor when you age. Try it. Lastly, regarding the reacher/grabbers, I had no idea they could pick up something so tiny as a 1 mg. Prednisone, which for the truly lucky—so far and hopefully forever, it is the size an eighth of the size of a newborn baby’s toenail. Unbelievable capacity to pick up the tiniest fallen object. My apologies to the makers of the truly fantastic “Walking Stick Holder,” but disabled people need to share what works and in this case your fabulous “Walking Stick Holder” and the equally fabulous reacher/grabber work together; I attach my reacher/grabber canes to the basket of my scooter with your Walking Stick Holder and my canes have yet to shift, much less fall off.
Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2021 by Catherine C. Payne
5.0 out of 5 stars | Simple and elegant solution to the “where do I lean my cane?” problem
I had back surgery and am using multiple types of walking aids from rollator to regular walker to cane to scooter. The cane has been very useful to move among my various forms of transport, but finding a way to secure it to each was a challenge. Enter this product. It is lightweight and flexible, adapting to all conditions so far. Brilliantly simple.
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2018 by G Dobs
5.0 out of 5 stars | GENIUS!
These are a wonderful invention! Easy to use, not too long or short, flexible enough even for painful, arthritic hands. They allow me to attach my collapsible cane to the leg of my light-weight folding walker. Now I can switch to the cane when it's more convenient (for instance, making my way to the ladies room in a crowded restaurant). I love finding an ingenious and relatively inexpensive solution to a problem. Good stuff.
Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019 by catsnorchids