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Leki is strongly motivated to provide the best quality, most high performing products for avid hikers and skiers. This brand values the opinions of professional athletes, and use these opinions to help make their product better. If you are looking for a little extra joint support during your daily walks, the Leki Nordic Walking Poles are ideal. If you are hiking through difficult terrain or up steep hills, the Leki Trekking Poles will be extremely helpful. Leki also supplies pole accessories, including baskets and tips. Whether you would like a folding pair of poles or an anti-shock pair, there is something for everyone.
Why Should I Buy a Pair of Leki Trekking Poles?
There are many advantages to hiking with a pair of trekking poles. They are great for inclines, allowing you to use your arm muscles to help propel you up the hill. When you encounter a decline, the trekking poles are great for keeping you stable as you go. This makes hiking long distances a little easier. Trekking poles also function to take the stress off your joints, including your ankles, knees and feet. Instead, you can put some of that force you’re your shoulders to lessen the impact. Get your hands on a pair of La Sportiva shoes as well to ensure your feet are fully supported as you exercise. If you are hiking in the back country, then the trekking poles can act as a handy tool for clearing your path from cobwebs or bushes. The action of walking with poles also helps you to move more efficiently, as it creates a rhythm. They also help to improve traction and balance, making it less likely that you will slip. Many hiking backpacks are now kitted out with trekking pole attachments, including the Osprey Tempest 30, Talon Pro 30, and many more.
What Type of Leki Trekking Poles Should I Buy?
If lightweight poles are a high priority for you, then you’ll want to look at a pair of foldable trekking poles. These poles are extremely easy to stash in your hiking pack, folding down for compact storage. If you are largely concerned about your joints, knees or feet, opt for a pair of anti-shock poles. These poles absorb some of the impact as you trek and are especially useful for protecting your knee joints on steep downhill descents. To further protect your feet and joints, get yourself a pair of supportive and cushioning hiking boots from La Sportiva. For those on a budget, I would recommend a standard set of poles without these features. They will still be a great asset to your hike!
A lot of people wonder what the difference is between Nordic walking poles and trekking poles. The biggest differentiator between the two is the grips and the straps. The Nordic walking straps stay wrapped tightly around the hands so it can be swung from the hand easily.
Shop our range of Leki NZ wide at luggage.co,nz and we guarantee you will find a pair of trekking poles or Nordic walking poles to suit you. We also stock a large range of luggage, including hiking backpacks to hold your poles as you walk. Owned by Kiwis and designed for Kiwis, we aim to provide prompt service to our customers so they keep coming back. If you order before 2pm, we will get your Leki equipment sent out that day. If you live in the North Island, you can expect your order to arrive in 1-2 days. If you are located in the South Island, delivery may be closer to 2-3 days. For rural addresses, please add on an extra couple of days to these estimated delivery times. If you have any queries about the products we stock, have a talk to our friendly customer service team via email at [email protected] or give us a call between 9am-5pm at 0800 300 091.