September 20, 2013
World's most technical shoe horn/boot jack
From the mad Norwegian designers at Unikia, who keep sending me news of their latest creations, many of which I like enough to feature here the same day they appear in my inbox.
Full disclosure: I have never been to Norway nor do I know any Norwegians. I do not speak nor read nor understand Norwegian. I have read Karl Ove Knausgaard's epic book "My Struggle" but in English (it was translated from the original Norwegian by Don Bartlett). FunFact: This book sold half a million copies in Norway — in a country of 4.9 million people, the equivalent of one for every 10 people.
From the shoe horn/boot jack website:
The ultimate combination of the shoe horn and the boot jack
This ingenious shoe helper serves the purpose of both a shoe horn and a boot jack.
The shoe helper is both intuitive and practical, aiding you in putting on and pulling off your shoes.
The smart handle provides extra support, making it especially suited for those with poor balance.
This shoe helper stands upright on its own, and can be folded for travel.
€29.95 (shoes not included).
September 20, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink
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The shoe horn I see, but it does not look like a useful book jack. This is a boot jack: http://heritageboot.com/wordpress/wp-content/files_mf/bootjack23848x231715.jpg
Posted by: antares | Sep 20, 2013 8:54:35 PM
Likely easier to get on if the model had unlaced the shoes...
Posted by: Walter | Sep 20, 2013 5:45:30 PM
Never mind the jack, where can I get the shoes?
Posted by: Marianne | Sep 20, 2013 11:31:54 AM
In the spirit of jessa's full disclosure let me add that the very same held true for me — but with one significant difference: I am SO lazy and indolent and just plain worthless that I didn't even take the time and trouble to look up what a boot jack is.
So now you see who's behind the curtain here.
Posted by: bookofjoe | Sep 20, 2013 11:17:36 AM
Why would they neglect to add pictures of its use as a boot jack? I know what a shoe horn is, but I had to look up boot jack on Wikipedia because these photos were no help. There was no context from which I could teach myself a new word!
Posted by: jessa | Sep 20, 2013 10:13:46 AM
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