Why Men and Women's Canes Are Different
Posted by TONY MERS
When you are shopping for a cane, you will most likely notice that there are different sections for men’s and women’s canes. But why are men’s and women’s canes different? To answer this, you must first understand that these differences aren’t due to a random choice made by companies and that there are several ways that these canes differ.
The design is the first difference you will notice between the two kinds of canes. For instance, women’s canes are often much more decorative and elaborate, especially when compared to men’s canes. Women's Canes have floral patterns and brighter colors. Some even have rhinestone collars to add extra sparkle to brighten up your walk.
Many women’s canes have intricate carvings or patterns either on the handle or shaft. This is to stylize the canes to fit a wider range of clothing styles. Men’s canes often lack these patterns, as men’s clothing styles are not usually as heavily embellished as women’s clothing.
In addition to boasting unique patterns, women’s canes are often colorful and use a variety of colors. This variety makes it easier to match the cane to certain outfits and styles. Men’s canes are primarily made from wood, usually showing the woods natural patima. These wooden canes range from light brown like woods such as Zebrano Wood golden brown like Oak Canes to painted black beechwood. When the cane is painted black you will not be able to notice the woods natural grain.
In general Canes are the same weight for Men or Women. Weight of the cane will depend on the material. For Instance Wooden canes will be a little heavier in weight than aluminum canes. Both very strong materials. Carbon Fiber canes will be the lightest and strongest of all the materials we carry. There are some canes that are consider Heavy Duty or Super Strong. These have a a thicker shaft so they will weigh more and you can put more weight on them.
Choose What You Want
What you need to keep in mind about these different categories is that they are only there to make shopping for the perfect cane easier. No one will judge you if you want a heavier cane or a lighter one. If you want an elaborate cane that looks amazing to you, get it. You are going to use this cane all the time, so you should get the one you want.
So, that is the real reason why men’s and women’s canes are different—to make it easier to find what you are looking for. There is no rule that limits what you can purchase, so buy whatever cane you want.