Thursday, April 23, 2015

Stainless Steel 16" Shoe Horn ~ Will It Work For You?

One of the unfortunate things about having diabetes is having trouble with your feet. It comes in many forms and people suffer in a variety of ways dealing with trouble concerning their feet. One of which is just reaching them without a lot of pain.

Smart Diabetes has produced a 16 inch Stainless Steel Long Handled Shoe Horn to help with this problem. So since my husband is diabetic I asked him to test it out and let you all know what he thinks about it.

Here's what he thought:

The most obvious potential benefit of this shoehorn is eliminating the need to bend far enough to reach the shoe with one's hand. I had to do that anyway, because I could not simply slide my foot into the shoe with the aid of the shoe horn. I had to reach and feel the position of the shoe horn since it felt like I was stepping on it. I also could not slide the shoe horn around to be sure the back of the shoe had not folded at some point. I would rather use a regular size shoe horn and feel where it is, since I had to reach down anyway.

He did try it several times and it just never seemed to work well for him. Part of that is because of the neuropathy he has in his feet. He just does not feel things in his feet the same way some one without diabetes feels. He was pretty disappointed, but will rely on the shoe horn from time to time anyway.

Just because it did not work well for my husband does not mean it won't work well for you!! It's well made and sturdy, so I think it would help a lot of people.

You can purchase your own 16 inch Stainless Steel Long Handled Shoe Horn HERE!

We received samples of the products for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed here are those of the author


  1. Very nice! This would make a great gift for my Dad.

    1. I like using it myself! Great for those shoes that want to bend over in the back.

  2. My father used a shoehorn. Haven't see one in years.

    1. They aren't as common as they used to be. Shame, cause they do come in handy.