“Hi! I'm buying these for my Mom, who's 78 & fighting cancer, tho still very active (amazing)! Her chemo drugs do sometimes make her dizzy/off-balance, tho, so I think these'd be perfect for her this winter.||Question/issue: She buys expensive/quality footwear, and would be very concerned if using these would scratch/marr her shoes/boots (not "pumps", of course, or even hiking boots (which she doesn't wear) - just "normal" footwear. I'd like to reassure her that if there's that possibility, then what leathers, etc. to avoid in order to avoid the most damage -- otherwise, she might hesitate to use them at all, much less on her nicer boots (in slippery parking lots, etc.). Since I REALLY want her to wear them often for her own safety, then, do you have any advice or knowledge about how they affect shoe/boot uppers, and/or if there are specific types of uppers you'd advise against using them with, so maybe damage (if any) might be avoided by buying her different boots, too?||Thanks!”
They are made of a rubber that has the traction points wrapped around it on the bottom. There should not be any issues with scratching the shoe unless you accidently rub the traction points across the top of the shoe. They work for all types of shoes and are great to keep from slipping on slippery surfaces. They are a great product and are easy to carry and slip in her purse.
I'm 66 and wear fashionable men's shoes and boots and they are so light yet strong, and easy to put on even with arthritic fingers, and will not mar any shoe leather or other materials.|The plastic band at the top will not mar. I hope this helps. they are certainly a great protection from an accidental fall. I fell three years ago on the ice and snow and began wearing them all the time and have several pairs, some that I keep on certain shoes or boots all winter. I bought a pair for my wife, her mom and dad, my dad, and all our children. Who needs a broken bone.