Left uncovered, heels will sink into grass or quickly become damaged by bricks, cobblestones, grates, or decks.
Heels sink into grass and get muddy and grass stained. Soft surfaces create instability and leads to wobbling and hobbling.
Heels become scratched or stuck between cracks in the surface.
The backs of heels can become scratched or made dirty.
Solemates work by increasing the surface area on the bottom of the heel. The larger surface area dissipates the pressure and allows for the heel to maintain itself above the grass. The larger surface area shields the heel from becoming stuck or jammed in an uneven surface.