HAPPY WALKER – Keeping your feet comfortable and healthy since 2008
Happy Walker was established by Mr. Teo Shu Tong in November 2008. Foot problems are predominant in Asia but many people choose to ignore or bear with the pain. It was a rare encounter that the founder of Happy Walker came across custom made insoles during a health event in the USA. Mr. Teo made a pair of Custom-Made Insoles and after wearing it for a week, it solves the feet problem which has been bothering him for a year.
Mr. Teo went on to research more on Custom-Made Insoles after seeing the benefits of wearing them. Many foot problems can be prevented or the pain associated can be reduced with the help of custom made insoles or healthy shoes. The most amazing thing is that foot problems can be solved using the principle of bio-mechanics without the need for surgical options.
To equip with more knowledge, Mr Teo went to Georgia, USA for 6 months to undergo a series of courses to become a qualified Pedorthist. The role of a pedorthist is very new to Asia. A pedorthist is a trained and certified health care professional who specializes in the manufacturing and fitting of foot appliances (mainly custom orthotics) and footwear (shoes, sandals and custom made shoes) to treat problems in the lower limbs, feet and ankles.
Custom Biomechanical Arch Support (CBAS)
Backup with an engineering background, Mr. Teo found out that most foot problems are caused by foot arch, pressure distribution issue, and improper walking gait. Due to pronation or supination, the bone joints will rub against each other due to improper body posture. This will cause more wear and tear of the joints and cause pain. The most amazing thing is that foot problems can be solved using the principle of biomechanics without the need for surgical options. By wearing custom made insoles, it not only solve our foot problems, but it also improves our walking gait, reduces our wear and tear of the knee cap, and even helps to reduce back pain. This technology is known as Happy Walker Custom Biomechanical Arch Support (CBAS). It is originated from Germany over 80 years ago and was further enhanced by the Americans. Happy Walker’s customized insoles are engineered using the principle of biomechanics and using state of the art technologies to properly align the joints and putting your foot in its natural position for walking and standing. Coupled with our extra width and depth shoes, this will provide perfectly fitted support unique to customers’ foot structure and their walking ways.
Happy Walker continues to strive for improvement and innovation. Happy Walker is first in Singapore to have its own orthotics lab to develop and use new technology. While a lot of companies are still using plaster casting mold, Happy Walker is the first few companies to use the latest state of the art technology 3D scanning process with measurement accuracy up to 1um.
These scanning images are then converted into a 3D CAD profile using exclusive modeling software. With inputs given by customers based on the foot analysis questionnaire, a unique customer’s 3D CAD profile is created. These are then converted to the CAM model and sent for manufacturing. All custom made insoles are manufactured in Singapore and thus a short lead-time of only 5 days.
A lot of shoes are designed and made using European and American data. Happy Walker has sold over 50,000 custom made insoles and scanning data of 100,000 Asian feet. European and Americans have longer but narrower width feet while Asians typically have shorter and wider width feet. With big data, Happy Walker is able to design shoe models that are most suitable for Asians. Our aim is to help customers to achieve a better work productivity, better gaming performance, better travel enjoyment and better leisure activities using Happy Walker service and products. Our Philosophy is to provide customer to achieve a quality lifestyle through feet care.