I think I am accepting that although the 8K is a sharp last, it just does not have enough height in the heel for shoes to work for me; the 7K still is great though. This construction difference is enough to favor other brands for me (e.g., EG, G&G).
Too bad... I worked hard getting my hands on my Woodcotes.
I have not ordered but it says 'shoe trees' but it did not specify lasted though. I know the AFPoS x AS and hand grade have lasted trees included with the shoes, other lines might just be for standard (non-lasted) trees. Julian is great and I'm sure can clarify.