Do i really need a shoehorn?
Short answer: Yes. Long answer: A shoe’s counter, the bit of material sitting behind the heel, maintains the structure of the shoe while also supporting your heel and arch. Using your fingers to pull the back of the shoe or simply sliding your foot into the shoe runs the risk of crushing the counter. So, to ensure that your shoe maintains its form and its ability to support your feet, treat it gently and use a shoehorn.