The pumice stone works great, although it broke and won't stay in the soapy soles elite. It snapped into place the first day that I used it, but after using it for 3-4 applications, it broke off of the soapy soles. So I now have to use the pumice in my hand to scrub my feet. I think that if it would have not broke, it would work out better. It's nice not to have to bend over to use the pumice stone on your feet. Especially since I bought it due to recently having major lower back surgery.