Do I need walking poles on the Camino?

Written by Esme

One way to ease the uphill and downhill on the Camino is the use of walking poles. These reduce the load on your feet by 10-15% and offer a more stable platform. This is totally optional, some people love walking with poles and they find it very easy, other people walk better without them. We recommend that before you go to the shop and get your pair of poles, go on a practice run near home with friends and borrow a pair of walking sticks to see if you like it or not. 


Originally published on 12th December 2019

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