I know this is not the answer your looking for but I'm going to go ahead and voice my opinion anyway. For shoes that cost this much, I only buy Edward Green shoe trees. For me the reasons are simple. Part of the reason they cost so much is because they look so great. lasted or semi lasted shoe trees tend to work best. Comparatively small investment especially when your talking about shoes that should last you a good number of years. Ok, I'll get off my soap box now.