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Shoe Dini - "Does it Work?"

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

With the Shoe Dini, you can be a shoe slippin' magician if it works as it claims.  This shoe horn has your standard sloped horn head, but on the back side there's a clip.  The clip is designed to allow the shoe horn to not only to get footwear onto your feet easily, but also to get them off your feet just as quickly.   You'll no longer have to reach down, because the horn is attached to a telescoping handle.

The assembly from packaging involves a few twists to get the base attached to the handle.  I have a couple pairs of shoes I plan to test.  With some dress shoes, the Shoe Dini allows me to slip my foot in without the dreaded "flat tire" to the back of this shoe.  Removing my foot from the shoe with the Shoe Dini also works from a standing position relatively well.  I try the Shoe Dini with a pair of sneakers, some slip on shoes, and a pair of thick brown casual shoes before I run into some trouble.  On a par of heels for the ladies, it was easier to slip in and out without the help of the Shoe Dini. 

The Shoe Dini works as any normal shoe horn should, but I run into two issues with it.  Under normal use after only four trials, the little clip on the back that's supposed to make taking your shoes off easier, snaps right off on my thicker brown shoes.  The broken clip leaves a dangerously sharp edge on the back of the Shoe Dini horn.  Secondly, just by trying to stand up and use it with normal pressure, the telescoping handle slides right back down to the collapsed position, even when locked.

How about the claim that it's almost three feet when extended?  Well, the Shoe Dini measures 30 ½"; most would call it 2 ½ feet.  The broken clip and collapsing handle cause this Shoe Dini's passing grade to disappear, leaving a NO for this week's "Does it Work?" test.  We purchased our Shoe Dini for around $10.

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