The sturdy metal design with flexible spring assists in the ease of putting on snug footwear. It helps prolong the life of shoes and keeps them looking their best by preventing the counters (back of shoes) from being crushed. The long handle is great for those who have trouble bending down. The high performance spring between the shaft and horn means this shoe horn can be used while standing or sitting. Features a soft, easy-grip handle for comfort and a hanging strap for convenience.