Custom Aluminum Shepherd's Crutches

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


    These are Custom Crutches that can take 1-3 weeks to ship. Superlite Custom Aluminum Shepherd's Crutches are a unique budget conscious offering for long term crutch users who require the best in quality, durability, and aesthetics. Shepherd's crutches are a great alternative to a classic underarm crutches because they weigh less, allow for freer hand movement in front of the crutch, and have superior grip choices. Shepherd's crutch pads provide unsurpassed comfort and support under the arms. They are constructed from aircraft quality aluminum and custom welded to your specs.  No nuts, rivets, or bolts are used, providing a lifetime of rattle-free use.

    Note: Custom Aluminum Uni-Pose Crutches have a user weight limit of 200lbs.

  • 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. 


    • Performance Grips use Absorbalite ™ gel inserts that provide a shock absorbing system.  By reducing "crutch shock" they can improve the health of your hands, wrists, arms and shoulders. The weight-bearing surfaces of the grip stays static against your palms so skin sheer is eliminated and calluses are diminished. The easy to clean exterior of the grip is made from a tough but pliable black PVC vinyl that has a pebbled texture for secure gripping. Finger notches are sculpted into the bottom of the grip reducing the amount of strength necessary to hold the grip securely. The grips are not left and right specific.
    • Right Grips are ergonomically designed and are left and right specific. Right Grips hold the wrist straight rather than having the wrist bend. For for the vast majority of users this is advantageous. Some may find the change can cause discomfort in the thumbs. We recommend Right Grips to people experiencing pain and fatigue from prolonged crutch use. These grips are not suitable for those with small hands, as they are on the large side.
    • Endurance Grips are not left and right specific. They are made from durable, firm rubber and are most suitable for children and adults with small hands.
    • Ergon GP1 grips are made from latex free rubber and provide optimal pressure distribution under the palms. Aluminum clmaps ensure they are secure and rotation free. The grips are left and right specific. The size small has a 92mm cross section, while the large has a 102mm cross section.


    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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