The iWALK is water resistant. You can use the iWALK crutch in the shower, in the rain, or submerge it in any other way. We have designed all of the padding on the iWALK3.0 out of closed-cell foam, meaning that the padding will not absorb water.
With that being said, the fabric covering the padding is not completely waterproof, so it will still get wet.
For traction, we use a tread made by Vibram - a world leader in shoe and boot outsoles. It has great grip characteristics, even on wet surfaces, but ultimately, everything can slip under the right circumstances. Please be aware of this and take the appropriate precautions.
Over time, you may notice the push button springs or height adjustment clips becoming slightly rusty. If this does occur, please be assured that this is cosmetic only. Additionally, the springs and clips can be easily and inexpensively replaced.