Ready for the beginner slope

One week of the horrid floor materials at work wore away the last of the rubber tips on the back legs of my walker. Something had to be done, and that something was this:

Pop 'N Glide Walker Skis by Essential Medical Supply

I admit to being a hair over 250 pounds, but it wasn’t that long ago I was over 350 pounds. The walker itself supports 300.

$11.90 on Amazon Prime. I bought a pair and a spare.


  1. McG »

    20 September 2016 · 4:19 pm

    My late mother-in-law used something called a Rollator (four wheels instead of two, but with a hand brake) for support when she was ill, but she didn’t really have ambulatory issues so much as stamina issues, and the main value of the thing for her was that when she needed to rest she could sit down on it.

  2. CGHill »

    20 September 2016 · 4:22 pm

    I looked at a couple of those, and decided they were more than I needed.

  3. fillyjonk »

    20 September 2016 · 4:49 pm

    They look like little elf shoes!

    I know people who put tennis balls on the back posts of their walkers. Not sure how great those are, the fuzz would probably wear off.

  4. CGHill »

    20 September 2016 · 6:17 pm

    There are plastic glides designed to look like tennis balls. (And I’ve seen one set that mimics tiny tennis shoes.)

  5. The Other McCain »

    20 September 2016 · 7:05 pm

    In The Mailbox: 09.20.16

    Dustbury: Ready For The Beginner Slope

  6. Jack Baruth »

    20 September 2016 · 9:52 pm

    Bookmarked for when I need them….

  7. nightfly »

    21 September 2016 · 2:55 pm

    For a second I thought that said WATER skis, so that you could stick these on the walker and then head out to the dock for a fun afternoon on the lake. And now that picture cannot leave my head.

  8. CGHill »

    30 September 2016 · 10:20 pm

    Well, one pair lasted through the end of September; the Utterly Terrible Surfaces around my workplace eroded all this plastic away in a mere two weeks. You should do better, if only because you don’t work there.

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