During wet weather conditions it is a great aid for keeping your balance and gives more confidence in walking down very muddy slopes up and down. It also helps me keeping other people dogs away from my Jack Russell who thinks she is a Rottweiler, this was a secondary plus for me.
Helps when walking dog
I found the initial instruction not to clear
These were a great buy. I used them non-stop and I really could't have done The Inca Trail without them. They were hard wearing, light and I could telescopically close them when I needed to fit them in my suitcase. A must have for any hiker.
Hard wearing on heavy, uneven terrain but light.