You can feel the quality of this product from the moment you get it out of the packet. (You'll need scissors for that bit by the way). The metal curved part is really sturdy and the arched design gives great comfort. The trademark "OXO Good Grips" handle is comfortable to hold due to its large size and very easy to grip texture. We think this would be easy to use even if you have weak hands or fixed joints. The long length of the shoehorn means you don't have to bend far to use it, so it's ideal if you have back pain, arthritis or if you've had a hip replacement. Great quality poduct.