I've had metal shoe horns in the past, but this BIRCHBOX shoe horn is so different. It's strong (sturdy), so stylish (leather), and so so smooth (baby soft). I use this for any shoe that falls below my ankle and my heels and my shoes, and my feet, thank me for it. I have a pair of Bar III shoes that I love and this shoe horn makes it so I don't even have to untie my laces to get in there. If you don't have one, buy 3 and put them in your overnight, your shoe case, and hanging on the wall as a piece of art, cause it's amazing.