Yes, another cold shoe topic… In my earlier posting, I said metal was best. Well, I was proven wrong which is awesome because I now have adapted my current setup. Metal cold shoe is old news because if it’s current product design. The FRIO has proven that plastic is better than metal when it’s about keeping your flash nice and safe on top of a stand or lightstick. Like with all things, there’s always alternatives. If you feel that the PRICE of the FRIO is a little steep, we found this alternative which is half the cost. The Fish Bone Pattern Universal Cold Shoe Stand Tripod Mount Adapter (which is a super long name) does the same thing but is easier to operate due to the “fins” that protrudes on the sides. This gives your fingers room on the side for easier access of removing your flash.
Fish Bone Pattern Universal Cold Shoe Stand Tripod Mount Adapter
FISH BONE SHOE (Amazon)