When Go STEADY®’s Founder Dr. Bud White’s father began using a cane. The cane did not provide the support his father needed and he kept falling. Bud’s creative inventor mind went into action thinking of how he could help his dad from falling.
He took door stop pieces to develop a tripod base for the end of his father’s cane. Bud’s father instantly became more stable and secure. Bud thought his new device would not only help his own family, but could help so many others. Together with the help of his friend, Leland Girard, the Cane Flexi-Tip® was created.
They went on to develop other products such as our Crutch Flexi-Tip®, Groove Grip, Combo Cane®, Bariatric Combo Cane® and Cruisin’ Crutch®. After Leland’s passing Dr. Bud developed the Tuffi-Tip®, which is a more secure alternative to the rubber tip other companies provide on most canes. Dr. Bud created a tripod design even on this smaller tip.