The simple shoehorn.
It can really be a time saver. Instead of spending several minutes loosening up the laces, putting your foot in, then re-tightening and tying, you can just slip your foot right in!
And if you own a pair of those very snug minimalist shoes like Vibrams then a shoehorn is an absolute must.
I own a pair of Merrell Trail Gloves that are very tight. They fit like a... like a tight mitten. I bought them last year and it's always a struggle to get them on. It never occurred to me that it could be so much easier.
But then a few months ago I was in an Asian grocery store buying a 2 pound whole dried squid, when the "Sunshine Friends Shoehorn" really caught my eye. Heck, it practically thrust itself right in my face.
I don't think I have seen one before, but it looked oddly familiar. It reminded me of something... but I couldn't quite place it. What really sold me was the tagline:
"Joyful Sunshine Friends be a Friend With Anybody in The World"With this, I can have friends all over the world, AND slip my shoes on! All this for the bargain price of $1.99. I had to snatch it up.
|Comes with a double balled base holder,|
so it is always standing at erect attention,
happily waiting to service you!
This is really a quality piece of equipment. Crafted in Korea of the finest pink plastic, the Sunshine Friends Shoehorn is confidently stiff while remaining supple and responsive.
|It smoothly penetrates the tight slot between|
your heel and the back of the shoe
While it is perfectly functional, there is still something a little weird about it, that can't quite put my finger on...
|Available at your local running shop|
or Korean grocery store