The Shoe & Boot Valet is a shoe aid designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities, arthritis, or back pain. This device has a molded nylon handle, an aluminum shaft, and a rubber-lined, one-size-fits-all Boot Jack gripper that holds the heel or toe of the shoe as the user's foot slips in or out. Minimal grip strength is needed. The gripper is rubber lined to prevent slippage or damage to foot wear. WEIGHT: Just over 1 pound. WARRANTY: 5 years.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Simple device to pull off shoes or boots by wedging the heel in a V shaped cutout and holding the device down with the other foot. Device made of a piece of wood about 5/8 inch by 16 by 6 inches with a V cutout of one end, attached to a riser the same thickness and width and about 2 inched high. Includes instructions, diagram and drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Caston, D TITLE: Easy to Make Aids for Elderly People REF: London, England: S
The Shoe Remover, model 16D015A, is a shoe aid designed for use by individuals with lower extremity, or mobility disabilities, arthritis, spinal cord injury or back pain. This device enables the user to remove shoes without bending. The shoe remover is made of wear-resistant plastic. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 14 x 4 inches.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Pointed stick is used to assist in removing shoes. The end of a hardwood stick measuring 36 by 3/4 by 1/2 inches is tapered to a point. To remove shoe, place the pointed end into the shoe near the heel and push down until the shoe slips off. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: New York University Bellevue Medical Center Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation TITLE: Self-Help Devices for Rehabilitation REF: Dubuque, Iowa: Wm C Brown: p 20 N