We offer many types of walking canes so that you can find the one that is right for you. We have novelty canes, womens canes, seat canes and more. Whatever you need out of your cane, besides assisted walking, we provide a quality selection at affordable prices. These also make excellent gifts for anyone who might need a cane in the near future due to surgery or an illness.
Walking canes have a rich history. They have served many purposes over the
centuries. During some periods they were purely functional while
some periods saw them as status symbols that were used as a part
of fashionable attire. Today they are a combination of fashion and
function, with the majority of people using them for a functional
purpose but purchasing canes that also meet their fashion needs.
The earliest record that we have of cane use is by the shepherds
of old. They were a necessary tool that helped to keep the animals
in line. They were also used by travelers to keep would-be thieves
away. They were hefty sticks but they served their purpose well.
As time went on, the cane began to symbolize power and strength.
Many rulers from various countries were known to carry canes or
staffs as they called them. These staffs were sometimes as long
as six feet and were topped by an ornamental knob in the shape of
a lotus. The lotus was a symbol of long life. Even the Egyptian
gods were often depicted with long staffs in hand. Carrying these
canes or staffs was a serious thing, even down to the hand that
they were carried in. When a staff was carried in the right hand,
for example, it represented royal power. In the left hand it represented
justice. Even the church used staffs to denote its higher offices.
Eventually canes evolved to more common use. After the 1600s, they
were typically used by men as a fashionable part of their daily
attire. In fact, in some countries the cane depicted social status
and even required a special license to carry. The use of canes required
the following of special etiquette rules. It was considered very
bad manners to break these rules. This fashion style for men continued
into the 18th century. From time to time it became fashionable for
women to carry canes as well. For example, in 11th century France,
women often carried slender sticks that were made of Apple wood.
They came into fashion again with Marie Antoinette, who was known
for carrying a Shepherd's crook.
Today, walking canes are usually only seen with formal attire,
unless they are used for a more functional purpose. Most people
usually envision them as an accessory reserved for the elderly.
They are also commonly used by people with injuries that create
the need for extra support. They are still available in many fashionable
styles but are made to be functional. Some people rely on them for
extra support while hiking.
It is also popular to collect canes. In fact they are often made
for this exclusive purpose. When canes are made for collectors,
they generally do not support weight well and are not recommended
for daily use. Collectors usually look for old styles, very new
styles and novelties. Canes with hidden features such as hidden
compartments, pool sticks, and sword canes are very popular.
Walking canes, while very useful in nature, have a long history
in fashion. Maybe at some point, they will become a symbol of high
fashion once again.
We offer many types of walking sticks, folding canes that are right for you. Our walking canes also make excellent gifts for anyone who might need a cane in the near future. For something different, check out our walking cane specials, the adventure staff for walking assistance or hiking or the very unique and handy Liberty canes. Our goal is to provide you or your loved ones with better mobility and freedom. Finding the right walking cane is like discovering a new way of life.
You can find collapsible and folding canes at the lowest prices that can be easily stored. We will have your order shipped right to your door swiftly. Most of our walking canes are handcrafted and are subject to our strict quality standards matching your needs.