Ferrules

Here you can see range of synthetic and rubber ferrules from mobility aids. Ferrules fit on the end of walking sticks, canes, crutches, stools and other items which feature steel or aluminium tubing. Essential Aids ferrules are available in a variety of sizes and styles, from the more basic types, to flexible 'hinged' ferrules for crutches which help stability and reduce the chance of slipping. These parts prevent metal legs from marking hard floors, greatly improving the friction between the surfaces. We also do some special spiked walking stick ferrules which are designed to dig into snow and ice, making it safer to walk on.

Here you can see range of synthetic and rubber ferrules from mobility aids. Ferrules fit on the end of walking sticks, canes, crutches, stools and other items which feature steel or aluminium

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  1. Vat Exempt  Turquoise Rubber Ferrule - 16mm

    Turquoise Rubber Ferrule - 16mm

    This turquoise-coloured ferrule is designed to provide an unbeatable grip on a crutch or walking stick.
    £3.82
    ( £4.58  inc VAT )
  2. Vat Exempt  Economy Carbon Style Ferrule

    Economy Carbon Style Ferrule

    Inexpensive carbon ferrules designed to provide excellent traction on most surfaces.
    £3.82
    ( £4.58  inc VAT )
  3. Vat Exempt  Walking Stick Black Ferrule

    Walking Stick Black Ferrule

    A non-slip black ferrule.
    £3.82
    ( £4.58  inc VAT )
  4. Vat Exempt  Non-Slip Sturdy Ferrule

    Non-Slip Sturdy Ferrule

    A non-slip PVC ferrule.
    £4.79
    ( £5.75  inc VAT )
  5. Vat Exempt  Flexyfoot 16 Ferrule

    Flexyfoot 16 Ferrule

    A 16mm ferrule.
    £9.67
    ( £11.60  inc VAT )
  6. Vat Exempt  Slip-Resist Ferrule

    Slip-Resist Ferrule

    A slip-resistant rubber and steel ferrule.
    £3.82
    ( £4.58  inc VAT )
  7. Vat Exempt  Purple Gripped Ferrule - 16mm

    Purple Gripped Ferrule - 16mm

    A purple ferrule that provides additional grip to walking sticks and crutches.
    £3.82
    ( £4.58  inc VAT )
  8. Vat Exempt  Xtra Tri-Prong Walking Stick Ferrule

    Xtra Tri-Prong Walking Stick Ferrule

    A wide tri-prong ferrule.
    £7.70
    ( £9.24  inc VAT )
  9. Vat Exempt  Duo 200 Replacement Slider Ferrules - Pair

    Duo 200 Replacement Slider Ferrules - Pair

    Replacement slider ferrules for use with the Duo 200 Walking Trolley.
    £6.73
    ( £8.08  inc VAT )
  10. Vat Exempt  Tri Tip Ferrule

    Tri Tip Ferrule

    This ferrule offers increased stability when walking and also allows the stick to stand up unaided.
    £6.60
    ( £7.92  inc VAT )
  11. Vat Exempt  Ferrules 19mm Style One

    Ferrules 19mm Style One

    These ferrules are robust, durable and suitable for walking aids with a stick diameter of 19mm (3/4 inch).
    £2.61
    ( £3.13  inc VAT )
  12.  Flexyfoot

    Flexyfoot

    A great flexible ferrule for all terrains to help reduce the pain and discomfort when walking.
    £11.53
    ( £13.84  inc VAT )
  13. Vat Exempt  Replacement Ferrule for Aidapt Quad Canes

    Replacement Ferrule for Aidapt Quad Canes

    A replacement ferrule for the Aidapt range of walking sticks and canes.
    £4.71
    ( £5.65  inc VAT )
  14. Vat Exempt  Chequered Walking Stick Ferrules

    Chequered Walking Stick Ferrules

    A replacement walking stick ferrule with a chequered pattern.
    £7.18
    ( £8.62  inc VAT )
  15. Vat Exempt  Ferrule

    Ferrule

    Our ferrules are lightweight, strong and corrosion free.
    £3.34
    ( £4.01  inc VAT )
  16. Vat Exempt  Pivoflex Ferrule

    Pivoflex Ferrule

    A rubber cap that can be put on to crutches and walking sticks to improve grip.
    £3.60
    ( £4.32  inc VAT )
  17. Vat Exempt  Coloured Ferrule

    Coloured Ferrule

    Available in a choice Purple, Blue, Green or Orange - give a bit of life to your crutches.
    £2.75
    ( £3.30  inc VAT )
  18. Vat Exempt  Flexible Ferrule

    Flexible Ferrule

    This cleverly designed walking stick ferrule increases the ground contact area, improving its grip.
    £4.50
    ( £5.40  inc VAT )
  19. Vat Exempt  Rubber Ferrules Type D

    Rubber Ferrules Type D

    A pack of hard and durable rubber ferrules.
    £8.99
    ( £10.79  inc VAT )
  20. Vat Exempt  Rubber Ferrules Type Z

    Rubber Ferrules Type Z

    A pack of rubber ferrules for use with walking aids and furniture legs.
    £8.99
    ( £10.79  inc VAT )
  21. Vat Exempt  Ferrules 16mm Style One

    Ferrules 16mm Style One

    Pack of two high quality ferrules with a 16mm (1/2 inch) diameter, available in black or grey.
    £2.61
    ( £3.13  inc VAT )
  22. Vat Exempt  Ferrules 16mm Style Two

    Ferrules 16mm Style Two

    This twin pack off 16mm (1/2 inch) aperture diameter ferrules are useful for a variety of walking aids.
    £2.61
    ( £3.13  inc VAT )
  23. Vat Exempt  Ferrules 19mm Style Two

    Ferrules 19mm Style Two

    These high quality ferrules are suitable for walking aids with tubing of 19mm (3/4 inch) diameter.
    £2.61
    ( £3.13  inc VAT )
  24. Vat Exempt  Ferrules 21mm

    Ferrules 21mm

    This pair of ferrules are strong, durable and provide excellent non-slip grip.
    £2.61
    ( £3.13  inc VAT )
  25. Vat Exempt  Ferrules 27mm

    Ferrules 27mm

    These ferrules have 27mm (1 inch) diameter aperture, wider than most on the market.
    £2.61
    ( £3.13  inc VAT )
  26. Vat Exempt  Tri Support Wide Walking Stick Ferrules - Pack of 2

    Tri Support Wide Walking Stick Ferrules - Pack of 2

    These walking stick ferrules have been designed to be used with extra wide three pronged bases.
    £7.12
    ( £8.54  inc VAT )
    Out of stock
  27. Vat Exempt  Pack of 4 Gripped Walking Stick Ferrules - Pack of 4

    Pack of 4 Gripped Walking Stick Ferrules - Pack of 4

    A pack of four hard-wearing ferrules that can be used on most types of walking aids.
    £2.58
    ( £3.10  inc VAT )
    Out of stock
  28. Vat Exempt  Eco 16 Blackberry Ferrule

    Eco 16 Blackberry Ferrule

    A cost-effective non-slip ferrule.
    £4.79
    ( £5.75  inc VAT )
    Out of stock
  29. Vat Exempt  Durable PVC Safety Ferrules

    Durable PVC Safety Ferrules

    A 25mm diameter PVC ferrule.
    £1.03
    ( £1.24  inc VAT )
    Out of stock

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a ‘ferrule’ for a walking stick?

Ferrules are the plastic or rubber caps which fit to the end of walking sticks.

They are the same or similar to those found on the legs of products constructed of metal tubing, like shower stools or crutches.

What’s the purpose of ferrules?

They soften the impact of hard metal or wood and create a softer-feeling, high-friction contact point.

This reduces the opportunity for the tip of the walking stick to slip on hard floors.

If used to cap the feet of metal tubing based items like stools or toilet frames, ferrules soften the point of contact with hard floors.

As with walking sticks, this makes slipping less likely and means the feet won’t scratch the floor.

In the case of wooden walking sticks, using a ferrule also extends the stick’s lifespan.

Regularly replacing the ferrule prevents wear and tear to the stick’s tip.

Is there a difference between types of ferrules?

High quality ferrules have an internal metal insert similar to a washer, which prevents metal tubing cutting through it when pressure is applied.

This feature dramatically increases the lifespan of the ferrule.

Ferrules may be made of rubber or synthetic compounds.

Generally speaking, the softer the material used, the more friction and the less chance of slippage.

However, harder compounds last longer. These principles are similar to those found in car tyre wear.

What equipment requires ferrules?

Standard mobility aids like walking sticks, crutches and walking frames all use ferrules.

They are also found on daily living aids like toilet frames, shower seats and perching stools.

Essentially, they are suitable for most metal-tubing products which require points of contact with hard surfaces.

Are different sizes of ferrule available?

Yes, ferrules come in a number of different diameters, making them suitable for a range of walking sticks and other mobility aids.

The options in this respect will be specified on the product page concerned.

It is important to measure the diameter of the shaft for which the ferrule is intended before choosing the appropriate one.

What colours of ferrules are available?

Most walking stick ferrules are black or grey, but some coloured ferrules are now available.

These are great if you happen to have colourful crutches or walking sticks and you want to match them up!

What do ‘flexible ferrules’ actually do?

Some soft feet for walking sticks or crutches have a flexibility which increases traction and grip with the floor.

They also have shock absorbing properties which may reduce discomfort in the user’s hands or wrists if they use their stick regularly.

Other ferrules have a ‘three-pronged’ design.

This feature increases the contact area with the ground, making for greater stability and less slipping.

Ferrules like this are usually available in a more restricted number of sizes, so make sure you read the product details before purchasing.

Are packs of walking stick ferrules available?

Yes, some ferrules are available in packs of either five or ten at a time.

Check the details on the product page before choosing.

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