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Toepener vs. StepNpull Battle!

A couple of days ago I posted about the Toepener. Well that generated a flurry of responses, or at least what we call a flurry around the ICBE. One of those response was from StepNpull, a similar product:

Great option but it’s not a new idea. StepNpull came out in 2007 which is the same concept. Thanks

Hang on, two competing door opening solutions for your feet? I love me some sweet obscure bathroom-related products competition! Let’s see how they stack up in a series of completely arbitrary categories…

And it’s the StepNpull by a hair! Tough to argue with that price, though Beth in the original post suggests the Toepener may be easier to use in certain situations. Any volunteers to install one of each in the ICBE offices so we can torture test them?


1 mike { 02.15.11 at 2:10 pm }

Why does 2007 trump 2011? Perhaps 2011 should beat 2007 since the stepnull clearly has not penetrated the market!

2 Elaine { 02.15.11 at 2:12 pm }

I was in a place in Minneapolis that had the Toepener and 2 stickers! So if stickers are the determining factor, the Toepener would probably win out. And I agree with Beth, the Toepener was easier to use.

3 Joanna { 02.15.11 at 3:08 pm }

I’ve tried both products in Minneapolis and have to say the Toepener works better. It’s easier to use with different kinds of shoes & the edge of the design catches my shoe better for more leverage.

4 Jeff R. { 02.15.11 at 3:36 pm }

I have also tried both products, and agree that the Toepener is superior. The Stepnpull seemed to bend when I stepped on it, and it has the potential to scuff your shoes. The Toepener also seems “safer” with its rounded edges.

5 Caleb { 02.15.11 at 3:38 pm }

Toepener for sure!!! I always slip off the StepNPull… especially with boots.

6 Mike { 02.15.11 at 3:38 pm }

StepNpull came out in 2007 which is the same concept. Thanks. Mike, The inventor of StepNPull.

7 Beth { 02.15.11 at 3:46 pm }

I’m Beth! And I’ve used both. Toepener is leagues ahead of the StepNpull in terms of ease of use (especially with heels!). Sorry StepNpull, I think these kids have you beat out.

8 Steven { 02.15.11 at 4:04 pm }

Looks like you might need to update your categories… apparently ease of use is a pretty important metric. Perhaps “crowd appeal” should be another column as well!

9 Driving lessons Birmingham { 03.09.11 at 4:59 am }

toepener the best

10 Imobiliare { 04.16.11 at 2:46 pm }

toepener is the one

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13 Andrew { 01.06.14 at 10:34 pm }

Looks like the Toepener changed their website to

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