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How do you describe this step of putting on shoes? Suppose you want to teach a kid how to wear their shoes.

"...and then ____."

Can I say:

"and then pull up the heels"?

PS:

Some people (specially men) use a special tool for easing this action too (3rd picture).

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You generally use a shoehorn to slide the heel of your foot into a shoe

Shoehorn:

  • A tool used to assist putting the foot into a shoe by sliding the heel in.

(Wiktionary)

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    Interesting! We say "to pull up the hill (of the shoes)" and you refer to the opposite action:"to slide the heel (of your foot) in"! Thanks, @Josh61. Happy to learn "shoehorn" too. :)
    – Soudabeh
    Commented Jun 23, 2016 at 9:05
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    shoehorn is also a verb. you can shoehorn something into place.
    – abcd
    Commented Jun 23, 2016 at 13:56
  • @dbliss - very true. Bizarrely I'm not sure I'd use it for shoes though! "I shoehorned on my shoes" sounds weird, probably because of the repeated "shoe".
    – AndyT
    Commented Jun 23, 2016 at 15:27
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    @AndyT i agree! was thinking that when i posted. the verb, i think, tends to be used figuratively: e.g., maybe, "we managed to shoehorn a sick fight scene into that rom com script."
    – abcd
    Commented Jun 23, 2016 at 17:08

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