Sounds like those styrofoam structures built in China, with steel core, styrofoam innards and concrete shell. Can't even feel the difference against real concrete structures if you knock on them. Works wonders for those ghost cities they building.
Glued-together wood scraps to be sold as wood, glued-together leather scraps to be sold as leather, glued-together beef scraps to be sold as steaks.
I am okay with industrialized products. What I am not okay with is the claim that they are better.
Since 3pc shoe trees are mentioned. Are the Arran suede? And pre-2010 G&G made by Alfred Sargent?Also, since 3pc shoe tree is lasted, it would of course feel tight to squeeze the wider soft square last into a narrower pointed round toe shoes even at the same length.