No. The Reacher-Grasper Cane should only be used for walking when the grabber is closed. The grabber is not designed to support weight or aid in walking. Walking or placing weight on the cane while the grabber is open does not provide the correct stability or support. Always be sure to tuck the grabber away before walking or applying weight by squeezing the trigger on the handle of the cane and sliding the sleeve down until it clicks into place. Now, with the grabber closed, you are ready to use the Handy Cane as a walking aid.