Benefits Of Using A Shoe Horn
Why You Should Use A Shoe Horn
Shoes are a basic necessity that we need in our everyday lives. We wear them every day and basically can’t leave the house without them. The trouble is, that sometimes it gets irritating putting them on, especially if they are tight.
Thankfully, we have an invention called the shoe horn. This low-tech device has been used to aid us in putting on shoes for centuries. They come in all lengths, short and long, and they are made from all types of materials. From the cheapest: plastic to those made of metal, they are can be higher in quality and price, or cheap and not so long-lasting. They are mostly made of metal and wood because of their endurance and ease of use. Plastic shoe horns usually tend to break after a few uses. Besides, it is much easier to use a wooden and metal because they don’t bend like plastic shoe horns.
Now, why should we use shoe horns and why are they so efficient?
1. They Can Be Your Best Friend When You’re In A Rush
There is nothing worse than running late for work or some event. It’s worse when you’re struggling to put your shoes on. It almost seems like an impossible task when you are rushing and it seems that you just can’t get your feet into your shoes. This is where shoe horns come in handy, you simply put the shoe horn on your heel and slip your foot in.
Can you also use a shoe horn for shoes with laces while they are tied? They may be your favorite walking shoes or sneakers? Very bad idea. Slipping your foot in while the laces are tied creates too much pressure on the shoe and you can end up ruining a good pair of shoes. If your shoe has laces, untie them first then use the shoehorn to prevent any further damage.
2. Your Shoes Will Last Longer
While putting on your shoes you probably slide a thumb or a finger inside the heel to try and slip your shoes on. Or you do the biggest mistake with shoes and stomp your foot in your shoe? That is a big no, no. Your shoes are going to be destroyed in a heartbeat. Not putting them on properly bends the shoe’s heel counter. This is the part of the shoe where you lean your heel on. Stomping on it can ruin the look of your shoe, the fabric can rip and if it is a leather shoe you could be wearing it out far too early. You should definitely use a shoe horn for more expensive shoes to extend their lifespan.
Another thing you should look at it is that using a shoe horn will make your shoes more comfortable. If you constantly put them on incorrectly, you bend the heel counter and this will make wearing those shoes a cause of major discomfort. The hard material that keeps the heel counter stable can dig into your heels and ankles, making it painful to walk and it can result in horrible, painful blisters.
3. They Are Great For Those Who Are Physically Challenged
Another major benefit of using a shoe horn to put on your shoes is that you won’t need to bend down so far. This is of particular consideration for the elderly and those with back problems. Using shoe horns make the daily chore of putting shoes on easier. It’s also easier for those with a thicker belly region as they won’t need to sit down to put on their shoes.
Fortunately, there is a shoe horn to suit everyone. Whether you are short or tall you can use the perfect sized shoe horn to get your shoes on quickly and easily.
Which Shoe Horn Is The Best?
As we said shoe horns come in all shapes and sizes. Now we have to decide which kind to get. Plastic is not always a bad option when shopping for shoe horns. There are some types of plastic that are harder than metal. Plastic shoe horns also come in all sorts of colors, which makes them more attractive to children. They are also more flexible than metal making it easier to slip your feet in stiffer shoes. Due to their lightweight, there are easy to carry which is great if you want to keep a shoe horn in your sports bag. These are also available in nice, compact sizes that will fit in any bag so you can take your show horn with you anywhere you go. This is great for people who like to walk to the office in running or walking shoes and then slip-on dress shoes for the day.
Now looking at a metal shoe horn, you immediately know that it will last longer because if you use plastic ones frequently, they will eventually snap. However, because of their durability metal shoe horns might be a bit pricier than plastic ones.
You can use them to effortlessly slip your foot in every type of shoe.
There is a downside to metal shoe horns. They are heavier which can make it a bit more difficult for seniors to handle and it is can also be dangerous for little kids that keep running around the house and using them as toys.
Our recommendation is to think through while deciding on what kind of shoe horn you should get or perhaps have a few in different places around the home, car, and office so you always have one on hand. One thing is for certain, you definitely need one.
Your shoes will be in much better condition, which means less shopping for new pairs. It makes it much easier if you have physical incapability. and it will save you precious time if you are running late for work or school.
Shoe horns are a definite must. They should be in every household, or shoe stores where you have to try on many different pairs. All in all, shoe horns are our best friends for the daily task of getting ready to head out the door.