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  Q: What materials are shoe horns made from?

  A: updated (26/03/2012)

Shoe horns are made out of the following three materials,

  1. Plastic
  2. Metal
  3. Wood

Plastic shoe horns are usually the most flimsy and cheapest, costing anywhere from £1 to £5. Metal and wooden shoe horns are built to last, and usually cost upwards of £10. Some shoe horns blend the aforementioned materials together, such as a wooden handle attached to a plastic horn - which gives the appearance of quality, but at an acceptable price. Plastic tends to be the most common material used: due to it's price as stated, but, plastic is more flexible than metal and wood, and can perform the role of a shoe horn more comfortable. It's flexibility can be it's hindrance however, as, once the plastic has been bent a number of times, it tends to lose it's shape and will eventually crack and break.


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