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Best Short Walking Sticks 2024

When you're using a walking stick for support, and not just as a fashion accessory, it's important to pick the right size for your height. If you're not entirely sure how tall your walking stick should be, we suggest you give this Walking Stick Sizing Guide a quick read-through.

The rule of thumb is that the length of a walking stick should match the distance from the bottom of your wrist bone to the ground. If you're of smaller stature, certain canes might be too tall for you to reliably lean on. This is why we've come up with this list of suggestions for the Best Short Walking Sticks that will hopefully help you find the right support for your needs. We've divided our top selections into a few sections to help you find the right stick for you:

Our Favourite Short Wooden Walking Sticks

Wooden walking sticks always make an elegant accessory for both support and fashion, but they can be difficult to find in shorter sizes. Below are some of our favourite short sticks, available in a range of types of wood.

Scorched Chestnut Knobstick Walking Stick

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Applewood Knobstick Walking Stick

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Buffalo Horn Derby Handle Ebony Cane

£239.99
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Cherry Crook Handle Walking Stick

Cherry Crook Handle Walking Stick

£86.99
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Chestnut Bark Crook Handle Walking Stick

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Ebony Derby Cane with Pewter Collar

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Our Favourite Short Folding Walking Sticks

Folding sticks are the most convenient form of portable support, as they can be stored away in a handbag or backpack to be available whenever needed. Many of these sticks are height adjustable, making them ideal for users looking for a short stick to suit their height. 

 

Our Favourite Height-Adjustable Walking Sticks

Folding sticks are convenient, but given their foldable shaft, they sometimes won't feel quite as steady as a non-folding stick. These next selections are height adjustable with a solid non-folding aluminium shaft, allowing them to cater to shorter users while providing maximum stability.

Some Short Walking Sticks Worth Highlighting...

Slimline Extending Cream Floral Chelsea Cane

Slimline Extending Cream Floral Chelsea CaneWhile similar to the walking cane mentioned above, the Slimline Extending Cream Floral Chelsea Cane is fitted with a Petite Derby handle, which makes it especially comfortable for smaller hands. Moreover, this Slimline Chelsea Cane is height adjustable from 67cm to 90cm (26" - 35.5"), which is ideal if you're not entirely certain how tall your walking stick should be, or if more than one person will be using it for support.

Key Features: height adjustable from 67cm to 90cm (26" - 35.5"); cream floral pattern; petite Derby handle; rubber ferrule


Height-Adjustable Mini Folding Fruit Pattern Derby Walking Stick

Short Height-Adjustable Mini Folding Fruit Pattern Derby Walking StickFor even more versatility, you might want to consider getting a folding walking stick. This is the right decision for everyone who needs support only occasionally, and would prefer to keep the cane stored away in a discreet bag the rest of the time. The Height-Adjustable Mini Folding Fruit Pattern Derby Walking Stick combines its highly practical construction with an attractive design and a comfortable handle., making it perfect for everyday use.

Key Features: height adjustable from 71cm to 82.5cm (28" - 32.5"); folds into five sections; aluminium shaft; wooden Derby handle; rubber ferrule


Height-Adjustable Mini Folding Black Derby Walking Stick

Short Height-Adjustable Mini Folding Black Derby Walking StickOn a similar note, the Height-Adjustable Mini Folding Black Derby Walking Stick is highly practical and, thanks to it neutral design, suitable for a larger pool of users. Both its aluminium shaft and wooden handle are painted black, matching the dark rubber ferrule. The height-adjustable stick can easily be folded into five sections and neatly stored away when not in use.

Key Features: height adjustable from 71cm to 82.5cm (28" - 32.5"); folds into five sections; black aluminium shaft; black wooden Derby handle; rubber ferrule


Walnut Height Adjustable Folding Cane with Crutch Handle

Walnut Height Adjustable Folding Cane with Crutch HandleUnlike any of the sticks mentioned above, the Walnut Height Adjustable Folding Cane with Crutch Handle features a crutch handle, one of the most comfortable and easy-to-use handles out there. This height-adjustable walking stick can be folded into four sections and features an aluminium shaft with an attractive marble effect pattern, a black wooden handle and a rubber ferrule.

Key Features: Available in three height adjustable sizes; folds into four sections; aluminium shaft; wooden crutch handle; rubber ferrule


A good walking stick offers more than just support, which is why it's important to pick the style that really speaks to you, and will match your everyday outfits. If you haven't yet found what you've had in mind, make sure to explore our full range of Short Walking Sticks.

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