• 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.
    Answered on 10/21/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
  • 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.
    Answered on 10/26/2010 12:00:00 AM by kayak man from windber, PA