Custom Aluminum Underarm Crutches

  • Sold as a pair (or individually upon request).

    These are Custom Crutches that take 2-4 weeks to ship.  Superlite Custom Aluminum Underarm Crutches are a budget conscious option for long term crutch users who require the best in quality, durability, and aesthetics. Take your Superlites off the beaten path without having to worry about dirt, dust & mud in unwanted spaces. They are constructed from aircraft quality aluminum and custom welded to your specs. No adjustments provide rattle-free use.

    Note: Custom Aluminum Underarm Crutches have a user weight limit of 300lbs.

  • Superlite Crutches come with a variety of choices because we feel it is important to accommodate a wide range of unique customer needs. Below we provide some insight and general recommendations to help you with these choices.


    • Black powder coat is our most popular color for a sleek look that goes with everything. We use a high quality application, but powder coating is prone to chipping and scratching over time. 
    • Brushed is also available. It will show less scratches.
    • Desire something else? Crutches can be custom powder coated other colors for $75. Specify in the notes box and we will contact you. 


    • Slim Line Underarm Pads are made from non oil-based wet suit material so they will not absorb perspiration. They offer comfort while minimizing abrasion to your clothes. These unique pads are soft on top, yet thin on the sides. A Lycra skin is laminated over the Neoprene while a closed cell polyurethane pad provides cushioning on top. Slim Line Pads are lighter than Rubber Pads.
    • Rubber Pads are are made of high quality natural dry latex rubber. A unique air blown manufacturing process provides extra cushioning. Rubber Pads are heavier and thicker, but offer superior durability to foam rubber and the Slim Line offering.


    • Poron Underarm Grips have a tough PVC vinyl shell and shock absorbing polyurethane center. The weight-bearing surfaces of the grip stays static against your palms so skin sheer is eliminated and calluses are diminished. The polyurethane center protects your hands and shoulders from crutch shock, saving you energy and increasing your mobility. When you choose Poron Grips, the grip cross member is not welded to the crutch. The grip cross member is bolted so you can install and change grips as they wear. 
    • Leather Saddle Grips have a black natural cowhide leather cover over a closed cell polyurethane pad. They are very comfortable and are designed to fill the arch of the hand. When you choose Leather grips, the grip cross member is welded to the crutch. No nuts, rivets, or bolts are used, providing a lifetime of rattle-free use.  They are secured to the grip cross member with Velcro.


    All of the tips sourced for Superlite Crutches use an Absorbalite ™ gel core that provides a shock absorbing system. They are made from high quality rubber that has superior flexibility, aggressive ground engagement, and extremely long wear.  The engineered pivoting action enables more of the bottom to engage the ground for amazing traction, even at very steep crutch angles. 

    • Tornado Tips are our most popular option. They have a 2" base diameter and weigh 4.4 ounces each..
    • Tornado Rain Tips have all the same great qualities as the Tornado Tips, but with highly improved slip-resistance in wet conditions. Tornado Rain Tips have a rain disk formula bonded over the tread making them over 300% more wet slip resistant. They have a 2" base diameter and weigh 4.6 ounces each.
    • Performance Tips tips have a larger 2.375" base diameter and weigh 6.8 ounces each. They offer increased stability, but they do weigh more than Tornado Tips.
    • Performance Rain Tips have all the same great qualities as the Performance Tips, but with highly improved slip-resistance in wet conditions. Tornado Rain Tips have a rain disk formula bonded over the tread making them over 300% more wet slip resistant. They have a 2.375" base diameter and weigh 7.1 ounces each.


  • X and Y are the two measurements we use for underarm crutch sizing.  X is the distance between the top of the pad and the top of the hand grip. Y is the distance between the top of the grip and the bottom of the crutch tube or tip.

    X Measurement

    Using a tape measure, measure down the middle of the crutch from the top of the underarm pad to the top of the hand grip.

    Y Measurement

    Using a tape measure, hook the end to the bottom of the crutch tip or tube and measure to the top surface of the hand grip. Specify if Y was measured with or without a crutch tip.  We will make sure the length is correct when we know what kind of tip you'll be using.

    Trouble Shooting

    Do you often stub your crutch tips on the ground? It may mean your crutches are too long. Do you  feel stoop shouldered? They may be too short. Try this test: Standing tall with your crutches at you side, allow your hand to drape over the grip. The deep crease between the palm of your hand and your wrist should line up with the top surface of your grip. If that crease falls above the top of the grip, there is a good chance your crutches are too short. If the crease is below the top of the grip, your crutches are probably too long.

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