These Long Shoe Horns Make Dressing Easier for Seniors

Some shoes can be tricky to put on, especially for elderly individuals with back problems or arthritis. Fortunately, shoe horns can be a big help. These handy curved tools are designed to slip right into the back of your shoe and pull back the heel, making it easier to slide your foot in. A good one should be sturdy and allow for optimal grip. Ahead, we rounded up a few standout styles in different lengths and materials.

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1. Fanwer Adjustable Shoe Horn

Able to adjust from 16 to 31 inches, this stainless steel model features a grippy handle with a string for hanging.

Pros: A spring mechanism allows you to insert it from different angles.

Cons: Some may find it can bend slightly.

Fanwer shoe horn
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2. Velette Shoe Horns

This option comes as a set with two heavy-duty metal shoe horns, both measuring 16.5 inches long.

Pros: Grippy handles make them easy to control.

Cons: Some may prefer more length.

Velette Shoe Horns
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3. Vive Long Handled Shoe Horn

This model measures 23 inches in length and features a large oval handle for a comfortable, secure grip.

Pros: It’s made of durable plastic and breaks down for easily packing.

Cons: Some may find it a bit too flexible.

Vive Long Handled Shoe Horn
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