I bought this product because the small round rubber/plastic tips that came with my walking sticks were not soft and pliable enough in cold weather. Every time the stick hit the pavement it sent shock waves up my hands and arms and made an annoying noise. It also was more prone to slip because its grip was diminished in cold weather.These replacement tips drastically improved the traction and shock transference problem. I would still like to see a bit more softness in the rubber. The tips are generously proportioned and the slits in the bottom help with traction. I recommend these to anyone with plastic or hard rubber tips as a way of improving traction, reducing shock transference and generally improving the safe use of walking sticks. These tips were very reasonably priced and the fit was perfect, so I bought an extra pair.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]