When is a Shoe Tree too big? - Page 2
Already read through this thread here and would like to post my own question.
I recently got myself a new pair of brown shoes, size 25.5cm (size measurements as used in Japan where I currently reside). So I got myself a pair of shoe trees from the local shoe store to go with it. The brand is called Marken and is apparently American. The shoe trees are made of cedar and are these ones that split in two with a small strap at the heel to pull them out. The shoe tree size I got was for 24-25.5 cm, which falls just inside my range. I looked at larger sizes but those were 26.5 cm and above so I didn't get them.
Anyway, as I placed the shoe trees in the shoes I noticed they didn't really encompass the entire inside of the shoe, which made me wonder if the shoe trees are really effectice enough this way. Please have a look at the pictures I took to get a better idea.
As you can see, there seems to be a little gap between the shoe trees and the inside of the shoe. If this is OK size wise then I will just leave them as is. But if not, I'm going to have to change them. I just don't want to get shoe trees that are too long in length. I have some shoe trees with springs on them as you can see from the third picture, but I'm not sure if those are good for the shoe.
Edited by lullemans72 - 7/16/16 at 11:20am
In practice - as opposed to in theory - your shoe trees are fine and effective. Don't worry about it.
Hi,and thanks for the quick reply.
I see. I thought the shoe's shape nor the creases would be maintained as well with my current shoe trees, but if you say so I will take your word for it.
I paid about 190 USD (converted from JPY) for the shoes by the way, so while they're not top range, they aren't of the cheapest variety either.
Hi Star, I sell shoe trees, and I can qualify that what the lady said is correct, they should be tight. But she's selling stuffed turkeys in Easter if she needs to convince you that elbow grease is required to insert them. If the tree is not made in the U.S., it's most likely from China and most likely made for a European audience. This causes obvious problems when a re-seller is trying to marry up the European sizes with US/UK sizes - seldom a perfect fit.