The EXEL Urban Skier Nordic Walking poles are made from EXEL's legendary Carbon Technology from Finland. These quality poles are made exclusively for The American Nordic Walking System and WWW.SKIWALKING.COM. Exceptionally lightweight and extremely durable. The carbon composite shafts are made in Mantyharju, Finland and come equipped with real Nordic Walking straps - patented by the Salomon Ski Company. The Urban Skier Nordic Walking poles are at home in the city and in the mountains. The Urban Skier Poles are also equipped with EXEL's proven "boot" shaped rubber tips/asphalt paws for pavement and other hard surfaces. These versatile Nordic Walking Poles are also equipped with EXEL's durable carbide metal tips for your favorite trail, the beach, snow and ice.