iWalk 2.0 is a Hands Free Crutch that is so easy to use that most people adapt within 2-3 minutes. These crutches promote greater Mobility and eliminate pain often associated with traditional crutches. It is the latest, greatest version of the classic i-walkfree. This alternative crutch is designed to allow a person with a foot or ankle injury free use of there hands and full mobility. With traditional crutches, daily activities become more difficult to accomplish, some may be impossible. It allows the user to be mobile, without being restricted. This crutch makes is easy to use in a persons daily life.
The product features an ergonomic shape that is easier and safer to use. Unlike the older version, the new 2.0 version has a stabilizing foot that provides more stability. The stabilizing foot feature is offset to enhance balance. The bottom of this stabilizing foot contains replaceable treads that allow you to keep your hands free without having to purchase a new crutch.These crutches are truly one size fits most, because they adjust in thigh circumference and height. Quick release buckles are added as a safety feature on these crutches. Unlike previous models, there is no need to cut these to size. Simply use the instant push button height adjustment. Comfortable padding lines each adjustable strap.
iWalk 2.0 Crutch Features and Benefits
- Completely hand free.
- Best crutch alternative.
- Adjustable crutch to serve you individual needs.
- Enhances the mobility of individuals using crutches.
- Provides greater comfort than traditional crutches.
- Manage daily activities.
- Offers the ability to exercise.
- Potential for reducing muscle atrophy, strength and bone density loss.
- Offers the ability to remain independent.
- Potential for shortened rehabilitation time.
- Ergonomic knee pad for stability and comfort.
- Traction on the footplate prevents slipping.
- Helps to improves motor function.
- Provides added personal safety.
- Improved emotional well-being.
- Offset footplate for stability.
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Spur
- Bunion Surgery Recovery
- Jones Fracture
- Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Sprained Ankle
- Fibula Fracture
- Ankle Replacement
- Tibia Fracture
- Foot Fracture
- Below Knee Amputation
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Foot Amputation
- Ankle Rehab
- Bunion Recovery
- Product Number: HFC20001BK.
- Adjustable Sizing.
- Fits Height Range: 4'10"' to 6'6"
- Max Leg (Thigh) Circumference: 27"
- Weight: 5 lbs.
- Weight Capacity: 275 pounds.
- Knee Bend Angle: 90 degrees.
- CE registered medical device.
- FDA registered medical device.
- Manufacturer: iWalkFree Inc.
- Warranty: 1 year limited.
Alternative Crutch Additional Information
- User Manual shows how this alternative crutch is as easy as 1,2,3 - 1) Assemble, 2) Fit, 3) Walk.
- Assembly Instructions offer assembly instructions and a parts diagram.
- Fitting Instructions 11 steps for fitting your crutchs.
- Use Instructions offer details for walking, climbing stairs and descending stairs.
Alternative Crutch Setup Videos
Assembly Video (5:00 minutes)
Fitting Video (2:43 minutes)
Hands Free Crutch Testimonial Videos
First Steps Video with Dana C. (2:52 minutes)
First Steps with Alex P. Video (2:19 minutes)
First Steps with Scott Pierson Video (2:18 minutes)
First Steps with Kristi Video (2:43 minutes)
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Manufacturer iWalkFree Ships Free Yes
Top Rated Customer ReviewsSee All Reviews
- Great Leg Attachment for Better Mobility
The injury to my right heel was painful and made normal walking impossible. I tried standard crutches but it seemed that although my mobility increased, my ability to function normally actually decreased because both of my arms and hands were now committed to maintain my leg mobility. I had to keep weight off of my heel in order to heal and could not see any viable solution to my recovery process. Then I found out about this iWalk crutch. The price was low enough to convince me to give it a try. The videos I watched sealed the deal. Just like in the videos, it took a few minutes to adapt. But adapting was easy and now I can walk with my hands free again and my heel can continue to heal. This simple leg attachment really works! My mobility is back and my hands are free to take care of all the business I need to take care of. The word about these arm less crutches needs to get out to the many who just haven’t heard about it yet.
- Unbelievable Breakthrough
I am in my 80th year, my left leg is a BK prosthesis and I got my IWalk so that I could practice with it one week before surgery on my right foot February 4th. The day of it’s arrival I followed the video instructions, stopping the video to complete each small step. In less than an hour I was walking with it.
I am a 24/7 caregiver for my wife ( she is 1000 times worth it!) who cannot walk without a walker as a result of a stroke. I became a “new bride”, cooking for the first time 11/1/2012 so cooking and house cleaning are new to me. I had two other appliances available, one a wheel chair. Without the IWalk we could not have remained in my home during the six-week recovery period (no weight bearing on my right foot) which will end next Monday unless the surgeon says, “No gene, you have to stay off of it a while longer”. The IWalk enabled me to move around the house – especially the kitchen, preparing meals and cleaning up – with my hands free to do all I needed to do. ONE BIG THING: I carefully followed all the directions including adjusting the length of the crutch leg. However, a strong back pain resulted. The adjustment holes appear to be a good inch and a half apart and I knew that much adjustment would just make matters worse. But, just three days ago, I determined to see if I could alleviate the problem. I discovered there are two different silver, rounded pop outs to control the length and I was able to extend the crutch leg just ¼ of an inch. WOW! No more back pain. Wish I had done it 6 weeks earlier (1 practice week and the first 5 weeks of recovery). This is a huge breakthrough for anyone who must not bear weight on one foot – I wonder if it would work for both feet as the same time?
- Game changer
I am a 36 year old, relatively fit mother of two. Broke my ankle playing co-ed softball (yes, I was safe) and have to be non-weight bearing for 6(!!) weeks.
Crutches suck. I immediately started to look for something to help me get thru the injury. I settled on the iWalk Free 2.0 despite my doctor thinking that it was too complicated. So glad I did.
My biggest concern was getting hands free, with a 2 and 5 year old who need a mom this gave me the most freedom. Once fitted it takes about 10-15 seconds to get on and off. I mainly use it to function around the house - dinner, laundry, cleaning up, picking up my kids, etc. you can't sit with this on (not wo bearing weight). I can wear it comfortably for about 45 mins of hobbling around the house (have worn it out with success).
To address some of the things in other reviews:
*Must be very creative to take a pee break w this on
* I was on crutches for 2 weeks prior to getting "peg leg" so my balance on my other leg was extremely good which allowed for an easy transition.
* Still feel more comfortable on stairs w the crutches but it is doable w a sturdy railing.
* the surface of the leg is plastic, not rubber but I haven't had issues w slipping on any surfaces: wood, tile, concrete, rugs.
* can vacuum, change sheets, carry children, decorate a (smaller) Christmas tree with the aid of the iWalk free.
* yes, you do look like a pirate - but it's totally worth it.
Hope this helps w your decision.
- Using the iWalk for Achilles tendon recovery is better than regular crutches
I read the review about the person with the Achilles tendon who bought the iWalk. I also had an injured Achilles tendon and used the iWalk to get me through the healing process. I also hated to have to curl my leg while using standard crutches and also found it exhausting trying to get from one place to another. The other review however failed to mention how the iWalk frees up your arms and hands to do stuff. Just normal everyday chores at home were impossible with standard crutches, like doing laundry, setting the table, clearing the table, washing dishes, cooking, dressing the kids and a host of other daily tasks. Standard type crutches just made the problem worst not better. I am a bit miffed that the hospital staff is still in the Stone Age when it comes to recovery from Achilles tendon surgery by prescribing standard crutches.
The iWalk helped me get through my Achilles tendon recovery process. I was able to take care of my family and get most of the household chores done. The chores I could not do, I left for my husband. With the iWalk I was no longer an invalid. I was able to get my life back and still recover from my Achilles tendon surgery. Highly recommend the iWalk for anyone with an Achilles tendon injury.
- Get back your independence!!!
I am a hands on guy who can do almost anything. While working on my house, I fell off a 6' ladder and had a severe fracture of my left heal. (long story) I was using conventional crutches to get around but is was terrible. The upper pads were rubbing so much into my skin that it was causing a bad rash. The worst thing is that I couldn't do hardly anything. Try carrying a cup of coffee while walking with crutches. I was getting so upset that my wife had to do almost everything for me. I started to look online for other options and came across this devise. I watched the video and then I couldn't take out my credit card fast enough. The shipping was very fast and after I set it up for my left leg, I was up and walking around like there was no tomorrow. I did over do it the first day and I didn't let my left leg get used to it because the next day, my left thigh was burning. (well i haven't been using it for almost 3 weeks) That only lasted a couple of days. Now I'm doing everything that I used to do before my accident and I have my independence back. I can mow the yard, work in the garage, I have even been up on a ladder to get the Christmas decorations down. (don't tell my wife) and to top it off, the wife and I even went dancing 2 nights ago.
I would recommend this product to anyone!
I did make 1 modification to the knee crutch. I have skinny legs and my knee was hitting the front of the brace so I bought a kneeling pad from the Hardware store and cut it to fit the entire length of the padding and it now feels much better.
- Better mobility crutch
Losing your mobility is a serious game changer. I had some surgery done on my bunions and went through a rather slow recovery. It was really difficult and painful to get around. Standard crutches just multiplied the problem even more. With standard crutches, not only was I hobbling around to get anywhere, but my arms and hands were also committed to getting the little mobility I was able to gain with crutches. Then I did some research on the Internet and found these hands free crutches. I first I though this was just a gimmick but I continued to read the information about the iWalk and was intrigued. I watched a couple of the videos and it looked like something that I could easily adapt to.
So I bought one and tried it out. It is unbelievably easy to adapt to this type of crutch. It is slower than normal walking and I would not go long distances with it, but the iWalk gives me more freedom and more mobility than standard crutches provided. Best of all, my arms and hands were free to talk on my smart phone and to do other things. Highly recommend this crutch for a lower leg injury.
- Ouch, ouch, ouch
I purchased this after my ankle surgery thinking it might help since I have severe back problems. Took it to my doctor and upon him looking at it and testing it his reply was ...."DO NOT PUT THIS CONTRAPTION ON!!!" If you fall your problems will be way worse than an ankle. So...we tried it in the presence of the doctor and I could not do it at all. It was horrible. I was terrified of falling which is how I felt. I have since tried to get an RMA number so that I can return the unused IWalk 2.0 however, I can't seem to get a reply from anyone at IWalk now. Someone from I walk....please contact me ASAP!!! I have emailed you three times already. Thanks.
- Greatest Invention
Hands free crutches are the greatest invention ever. I love this crutch it's so easy to use.
- We had a seller of this product come into our showroom and demonstrate the iwalk.
First my boss tried it, shes 5'4. after walking around the room for approx 4-5 minutes the strap that goes around the upper thigh had rubbed her other leg to where it became uncomfortable. Plus she felt if you didnt have ankle problems to start with this just might create one.. My co-worker found that helping adjust the straps around the inner thigh of our boss was uncomfortable for him and could not imagine doing this for customers. As for me I have ankle problems and my balance felt unstable so it wasn't obviously for me. When we first heard about the iwalk we were excited to see it but after the demonstration we all felt very different about it. To bad. Maybe a few tweeks here and there it just might work but not this time for us...
- iWalk is perfect for those who have gout on their big toe
Several times each year my gout flares up. The gout seems to mostly affect my big toe, causing it to become swollen and very painful. It can get so bad that I can’t even get a shoe on. Putting any weight on the toe joint, like when walking, is too painful to accomplish. In the past I have resorted to some old crutches that my brother has let me borrow. They help me get around but it is very slow and cumbersome. A friend told me about his iWalk and showed it too me and even let me try it on. He is a much smaller guy than me, but the iWalk adjusted to my needs. I walked around with it for about 10 to 15 minutes just to get a fell for it and found it much easier to use and less restricting than using two crutches to get around. Since he is a friend, I did not want to borrow his crutch so I purchased a new one.
When my iWalk arrived, I noticed that it was significantly different that the one my friend has. Apparently there is a newer version that has improved the capability of the old model and is more technically advanced than the one my friend let me borrow. When my gout flared up again I was ready. I was able to get around so much better than before and it is so nice to not have to use my hands to operate the crutch. I recommend this crutch for anyone with gout below the knee.
- iWalk 2.0
OK, so I am not a fan of companies that apply software naming conventions to products not associated with a computer at all. The iWalk 2.0 is a case in point. Just because it is an upgraded iWalk they think they can steal the naming conventions used in the software industry and apply it to the medical industry. So if they add a doohickey or change the knee pad will it be the iWalk 2.1? Or will the next upgrade be the iWalk 3.0? It does not work for me!
However, the iWalk is a fantastic crutch. It attaches to my leg rather easily and increases my mobility significantly over the crutches that my doctor prescribed. The cost of the crutch I thought was a bit high when I first purchased it, but after I opened the box and saw the quality compared with my other crutches from the local drug store I was impressed. After using them for a week I find that other crutches are significantly inferior. I rate the iWalk with 3 stars and not five because of software piracy!
- Achilles Tendon Injury and the iWalk Crutch Solution
I was getting depressed. My Achilles Tendon was injured, my ability to get around impaired, and my life seemed to be slipping into oblivion. The crutches that the medical clinic provided did not support my lower leg, leaving me to curl my leg so it would not touch the ground. Hobbling around like that to get to the office and back home again was exhausting. I did not want to go anywhere, especially to work where it was such a chore to get around. Just to get to the restroom and back to my office was torture. I figured there had to be a better solution to get from one place to another while my Achilles Tendon healed. So I did some research and stumbled across the iWalk Crutch.
I read the iWalk description on several different websites and watched the videos. It looked like they offered a huge advantage over the crutches I was using. I figured the cost was low enough to merit an investment to try them out and to get my life back. So I bought one and tried it out. I found it easy to get on and off after the initial fitting and adjustments. Just kneel into the crutch and connect the three straps. I no longer had to hold my bad leg in the air without any support like I was doing with crutches. Instead my bad leg was in a kneeling position in a state of rest while I walked with the iWalk. The only negative is having to remove the iWalk everytime I go to the bathroom. So while it is not the perfect solution, it is the best one that I have found so far. This tendon is taking forever to heal so at least I can now get around without totaling exhausting myself.
- I'm living proof that you DON'T have to be an athlete to use the iWalk crutch!
I was having trouble keeping my balance on the iWalk and starting to get discourage until I finally discovered the correct height setting. Then it was like night and day, and I was able to walk without holding on to things. Because I've had reconstructive foot and ankle surgery due to a ruptured tendon and collapsed arch and foot, I'm non-weight bearing for 3 months. The iWalk is helping me live as normal a life as possible under my new circumstances. I'm also very grateful for the wonderful service I've received from Vitality Medical. They shipped out the crutch the same day I ordered it so that I would receive it before my surgery. When I had some questions about the straps, they called me back with answers within a day. I highly recommend both this product and company. With a little patience and perseverance, you can be walking again, too.
- These reviews all sound the same
I am curious about the I Walk but I don't trust it now that all of the reviews sound the same. Same time, same info, same slightly "off" English. The only one that sounds.for.real is that one asking for.customer support. I smell bad fish....
I go to college in an area where there are a lot of hills and crutches were horrible. I would honestly catch them at least once a day walking up a hill and come crashing down on my bad foot. I decided to test out a hands free crutch and figured at $150 this was worth a shot...and I am sooo happy I did it. It took a few minutes to get used to and while its not nearly as nice as having use of my foot, it is much better than crutches...definitely worth the cost.
- Community Q&A
Product QuestionsWhy is the iWalk that I received black while the demo video one is red, and others I see in photos on this page are silver or pink? I would like to have the most recent model. Also, how do you balance when standing still when the "foot" is curved?