I have been using trecking poles for a while now and can't leave home without them, they make that big of a difference.
You will want to buy 2 poles so that you can walk with one in each hand and go online to watch some videos on how best to walk with the poles and how best to use the straps.
These poles are fine for practice and learning how to use then and even finding out if you like them or not. After that you will probably want to upgrade to some nice poles, but try these out first at a great price.
Summary Advice: Buy 2 and learn the proper way to use these poles.
These twist-lock hiking poles have a tendency to collapse under pressure. Wal-Mart has flick-lock hiking poles for $15.99 that are INFINITELY better. The WalMart poles are just as good as $150 black diamond poles. Just make sure to get the flick-lock poles, not the twist-lock ones.
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