My first shoehorn

I have a pair of shoes that’s a little bit difficult to slip on—the shoes fit well when they’re on, but it takes a little work to get there. So it occurred to me that what I needed was a shoehorn.

(No advice needed.)

A couple weeks ago, I went to a grocery store, and I happened to notice that there was a Designer Shoe Warehouse store nearby. So I hesitantly went in, and told the person behind the counter, “I’m looking for a shoehorn. Do you sell those here?”

And they said, “We give them away!” And they rummaged behind the counter for a few seconds and handed me a long plastic two-ended shoehorn with the DSW logo on it.

I thanked them and left, and have been using the shoehorn ever since; it makes getting the shoes on much easier/faster. Very pleasing.

I had originally been hoping for a little shoehorn, maybe six or eight inches long; but it turns out that this long one is nicely convenient—less bending/reaching involved.

I later learned that shoehorns are easier to obtain than I had thought; for example, you can get small metal ones for about $5 on Amazon. But still, this was a nice interaction, and a convenient one.

(I’ve never owned a shoehorn before—never felt like I needed one. I’ve known the idea of them all my life, and may have used one once or twice in a shoe store, but mostly they just haven’t been a part of my life.)

One Response to “My first shoehorn”

  1. irilyth

    I feel compelled to ask: Did you want the kind with teeth?

    (I’ve heard there’s no such thing.)


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