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Glide caps, covers that provide maximum ease of use

Glide caps, covers that provide maximum ease of use
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Convert your folding walker to a wheeled unit with easy-to-install swivel wheels and included glide caps and covers that provide maximum ease of use on a vareity of surfaces. Wheels are also height adjustable to suit most any user.

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Locking Swivel Walker Wheels with Two Sets of Rear Glides

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  • Can be locked for fixed wheel or unlocked for a swivel wheel
  • Allows for 8 height adjustments
  • Rubber wheels allow walker to roll easily and smoothly over irregular surfaces
  • Comes with rear glide caps and glide covers, allowing use on all surfaces
  • 1 Each / Each

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Locking Swivel Walker Wheels with Two Sets of Rear Glides
Locking Swivel Walker Wheels with Two Sets of Rear Glides


Tennis balls and walker skis act as sliders for walkers so a user doesn’t necessarily have to lift their walker completely every time they move them. This works particularly well on smooth indoor surfaces, so if you use your walker inside, these items will be very helpful! As you may have noticed, many people who use walkers also use specially cut tennis balls for walkers. Whether you are looking for easy-to-install tennis balls on walker leg sor walker glides that can be maneuvered more smoothly, we have the products you need to make smooth mobility an attainable goal.

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What Do Tennis Balls and Walker Glides Do?

People use walker ski glides and tennis ball walker glides because both provide more stability for users and help to improve traction for users. Regular rubber tips are considered by some who engage in heavy walking activity to be not as slip-resistant as needed, and both tennis balls and plastic walker glides are more durable compared than standard rubber walker tips. Both plastic skis for walkers and tennis balls can improve mobility. Depending on the user’s preferences, either one may be used.

Benefits of Using Tennis Balls as Walker Glides

There are many benefits that a person can achieve by installing pre-cut tennis balls on a walker. Users can walk more smoothly and experience improved stability. It is also true that even pre-cut tennis balls for walkers add durability to a user’s walker experience. More benefits gleaned from putting tennis balls or slides on a walker include the following. 


With walker glides, users don’t have to replace them quite as often and they are affordable in terms of lasting longer for the price paid. Tennis balls don’t cost very much, and replacing them isn’t too expensive either.

Pre-cut tennis balls do sometimes cost a little more, and there are some which have plastic or rubber “inserts” that the user can simply slide onto the walker leg. These may cost more as well, since they are already cut for ease of installation.

Most people don’t like cutting tennis balls for their walker, and, in fact, cutting and installing raw tennis balls on a walker can be a dangerous endeavor for the inexperienced. Tennis balls have to be cut a certain way, and the best way to cut tennis balls for a walker can be difficult particularly for the elderly and those of compromised coordination and strength.

There is really no best way to cut tennis balls for a walker, so if you value safety over a few dollars, pre-cut tennis balls or glides are the preferable option for you. 

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Glide caps, covers that provide maximum ease of use
Glide caps, covers that provide maximum ease of use


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