after teaching novices and juniors for a long time you soon realize that there must be a better way. indeed many curling clubs supply sole gliders for their novice leagues and most new curlers chose sole gliders over slip ons when given the choice. many curling associations, clubs and teaching professionals now use sole gliders, and the reviews have been very positive. well here it is! the sole glider never attaches to your foot, so no slithering out to the hacks then back!, no endless sessions of duct taping shoes - let alone tearing it off again also no need for that monster box of ill fitting slip on sliders. the sole glider fits all shoe sizes !!! the gliders work beautifully on the ice. on delivery they stay firmly under foot, even when toe sliding.