These Yukon Charlie’s rubber trekking pole tips can provide better grip and traction if walking on concrete. You can easily remove them with a quick pull when you need the traction of the bare carbide tip. They are designed to be used on paved surfaces, and have a longer body to help facilitate a longer push off each time you swing your arm backwards.
A common point of confusion is which direction these oblong tips should be pointing, but wonder no more. As you walk forward, the longer side of these tips should be facing behind you.