How To Guides
Fitting your first Flexyfoot
Flexyfoot is made up of two separate parts to allow you to renew the ‘foot’ section when worn or damaged without replacing the whole Flexyfoot.
Measure the diameter of your walking aid with the attached guide to give you the correct ‘collar’size. Click here to see a sizing guide.
You should shorten your aid by approximately 35mm (1.5in) when fitting Flexyfoot. If the end of your aid has sharp edges, please file them down.
Fit Flexyfoot by pushing the ‘collar’ onto the base of your walking aid. Moistening it with a little water may make the Flexyfoot easier to fit. Push the ‘collar’ on as far as it will go and ensure it is a tight fit. The ‘foot’ should be pushed into the ‘collar’ and be able to freely rotate in either direction without unscrewing. Please note: Do not use if the ‘collar’ is not a tight fit or becomes loose. Maximum permitted weight: 125kg per pair. Three-pleat Flexyfeet are not suitable for stools or walking frames.
When to fit a new Flexyfoot ‘foot’
The Flexyfoot ‘foot’ can be easily renewed without replacing the whole Flexyfoot. If the tread is worn down to the wear markers, the bellows or ‘foot’ become damaged or if the bellows loses too much spring, stop using immediately and replace the ‘foot’. In normal use, the bellows will soften slightly after a short period of use and will compress over time by about 6mm.
Full weight-bearing crutch users such as amputees or very active users, may find that Flexyfoot Extra provides greater long-term resistance. It fits the standard ‘collar’.
Please contact us on 03 9702 0110 for enquiries and purchase of Flexyfoot Extra.
Fitting a new Flexyfoot ‘foot’
Remove the old ‘foot’ by pulling the ‘foot’ away from the ‘collar’ and then unscrewing. To fit the new ‘foot’ screw into ‘collar’ until it can freely rotate and then push the ‘foot’ in until it clicks home.
Replace the ‘collar’ if it becomes damaged,the fit to the aid becomes loose or the ‘foot’ cannot be properly fitted. The ‘collar’ should be replaced with every third replacement ‘foot’.