How to choose the right length of Nordic walking poles

You should choose your Nordic walking poles according to your height. They must be capable of protecting your articulations. Find out how to choose the Nordic walking poles adapted to your height:


Testing the poles in the shop

Hold the poles in your hands: Stand up straight, holding your pole so it rests on the ground and your elbow forms a right angle (90°).

Working out the optimum height for your poles :Your height (cm) x 0.68

For instance, if your height is 1 metre 67, you should calculate: 167x0.68 = 113.56.~Choose a 110 cm pole.

If you're making your purchase in a shop, or buying on Decathlon.com, for example, you can apply the following formula: multiply your height in centimetres by 0.68, and you will find the pole size that is right for you. If the result of the calculation is between two pole sizes, it is preferable to choose the smaller size. For example, if you are 1.67 metres tall: 167x0.68 = 113.56. In this case, choose a 110 cm pole.  

To make things easier, here's a table for you to consult:

Your height (cm)

:• 150 to 161, pole height (cm): 105

• 162 to 169, pole height (cm): 110

• 170 to 176, pole height (cm): 115

• 177 to 183, pole height (cm): 120

• 184 to 191, pole height (cm): 125

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