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post #6751 of 13138
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Originally Posted by archangle13 View Post

Gentlemen, I have a very odd problem. It takes a hell lot of strength to take my shoe trees out of my Vass. The spring seems to be very stiff.

 

Someone please tell me I am not alone.

 

P.S. advice like 'go beef up' is not helpful.

 

DYEL?

 

I find the same thing, I wouldn't worry about it. If you find you can't deal with it, replace the spring with a softer one.

post #6752 of 13138
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

DYEL?

 

I find the same thing, I wouldn't worry about it. If you find you can't deal with it, replace the spring with a softer one.

 

How am I to do that? I don't mind being a carpenter for a day, as long as I'm sure I won't wreck the trees.

post #6753 of 13138
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Originally Posted by archangle13 View Post

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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

DYEL?

 

I find the same thing, I wouldn't worry about it. If you find you can't deal with it, replace the spring with a softer one.

 

How am I to do that? I don't mind being a carpenter for a day, as long as I'm sure I won't wreck the trees.

 

I am unsure. I'll dig mine out and get back to you shortly.

post #6754 of 13138
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Originally Posted by archangle13 View Post

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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

DYEL?

 

I find the same thing, I wouldn't worry about it. If you find you can't deal with it, replace the spring with a softer one.

 

How am I to do that? I don't mind being a carpenter for a day, as long as I'm sure I won't wreck the trees.

 

I am unsure. I'll dig mine out and get back to you shortly.

 

Alrighty. The shaft of the tree is fixed in place by two press fit pins, one at either end. This makes dis-assembly problematic, but not impossible. If you'd still like to go ahead, I suggest you centre punch them, then drill through them. This should allow you to remove the shaft from the tree, exposing the internal spring. Then just match this spring to something reasonably similar at your local hardware store, they shouldn't mind you opening a few packets to make sure you get what you want. You'll have to get some new rod to reassemble the trees, too. I can't offer any more help than that without dis-assembling my own, unfortunately.

 

If it were me, I'd live with stiff trees :P

post #6755 of 13138
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

Alrighty. The shaft of the tree is fixed in place by two press fit pins, one at either end. This makes dis-assembly problematic, but not impossible. If you'd still like to go ahead, I suggest you centre punch them, then drill through them. This should allow you to remove the shaft from the tree, exposing the internal spring. Then just match this spring to something reasonably similar at your local hardware store, they shouldn't mind you opening a few packets to make sure you get what you want. You'll have to get some new rod to reassemble the trees, too. I can't offer any more help than that without dis-assembling my own, unfortunately.

 

If it were me, I'd live with stiff trees :P

 

crazy.gif Stiff trees will be my choice.

post #6756 of 13138
They can be a bit tough to get out at times, but I don't think the problem is that the spring is too stiff. They seem to get set in place — bike people call this "stiction". I just press on the heel to free them up if they're jammed. You could try oiling the shaft, as well.
post #6757 of 13138
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Originally Posted by archangle13 View Post

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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

Alrighty. The shaft of the tree is fixed in place by two press fit pins, one at either end. This makes dis-assembly problematic, but not impossible. If you'd still like to go ahead, I suggest you centre punch them, then drill through them. This should allow you to remove the shaft from the tree, exposing the internal spring. Then just match this spring to something reasonably similar at your local hardware store, they shouldn't mind you opening a few packets to make sure you get what you want. You'll have to get some new rod to reassemble the trees, too. I can't offer any more help than that without dis-assembling my own, unfortunately.

 

If it were me, I'd live with stiff trees :P

 

crazy.gif Stiff trees will be my choice.

laugh.gif

post #6758 of 13138

One of my pet hates with the Vass trees - bloody painful to take out especialy on my boots...

Must admit they are finely carfted piece of art, esp the lasted U shape tree. ...I find the curves on them very sexxxy to stare at.

post #6759 of 13138
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Originally Posted by archangle13 View Post

Gentlemen, I have a very odd problem. It takes a hell lot of strength to take my shoe trees out of my Vass. The spring seems to be very stiff.

Someone please tell me I am not alone.

P.S. advice like 'go beef up' is not helpful.

What size are you?, If you are in the middle of full sizes you could request the smaller size tree. I have the opposite problem, I'm in the middle of sizes (about 40.5) and they send some of my trees size 40 and they are a bit loose (except for the 3 piece trees), In some shoes I have to put an insole to be able to fit the tress well. I request trees 41 and they a are tight but fine.
post #6760 of 13138
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

What size are you?, If you are in the middle of full sizes you could request the smaller size tree. I have the opposite problem, I'm in the middle of sizes (about 40.5) and they send some of my trees size 40 and they are a bit loose (except for the 3 piece trees), In some shoes I have to put an insole to be able to fit the tress well. I request trees 41 and they a are tight but fine.

I have pairs in both 44,5 and 44 G-width, which both have trees in 44 that seems too small and don't fill out the shoes properly, main problem would be that the trees are too low at the vamp area. When I got a new pair of trees in size 45 from Rezso, the fit was better in both pairs, but they were almost impossible to get out of the shoes. Had to like fight for ten minutes on each shoe, terrible. So now I'm back with the size 44 trees, they are difficult enough to get out.

I think that's what causing the problems when trying to pull out the trees is that the front part of the heel area meet the back of the front part of the trees, preventing the tree to bend and be pushes together enough to be easily pulled out, if you understand what I mean. Would actually be quite easy to solve I think, if they just shaped the inner parts where the spring sits differently, so that the tree could be bent a bit more. Just my two cents.
post #6761 of 13138
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post


What size are you?, If you are in the middle of full sizes you could request the smaller size tree. I have the opposite problem, I'm in the middle of sizes (about 40.5) and they send some of my trees size 40 and they are a bit loose (except for the 3 piece trees), In some shoes I have to put an insole to be able to fit the tress well. I request trees 41 and they a are tight but fine.

 

I am in between sizes too, and they gave me the bigger trees. But I filed the heel of the trees to the point that it is actually more than half a size smaller.

 

And the shoe trees still take a huge amount of strength to take out.

 

 

BTW, for those with half sizes and larger shoe trees, do you have annoying stretch marks at the side of your shoes when new?

post #6762 of 13138

Just turn the shoe so the toe area rests on the floor and push down hard using the round tip sticking out of the tree. Never had a problem.

post #6763 of 13138
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

Just turn the shoe so the toe area rests on the floor and push down hard using the round tip sticking out of the tree. Never had a problem.
Bingo. That's what I meant by pushing in the heel; you just have to get things moving.
post #6764 of 13138
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post

I have pairs in both 44,5 and 44 G-width, which both have trees in 44 that seems too small and don't fill out the shoes properly, main problem would be that the trees are too low at the vamp area. When I got a new pair of trees in size 45 from Rezso, the fit was better in both pairs, but they were almost impossible to get out of the shoes. Had to like fight for ten minutes on each shoe, terrible. So now I'm back with the size 44 trees, they are difficult enough to get out.

I think that's what causing the problems when trying to pull out the trees is that the front part of the heel area meet the back of the front part of the trees, preventing the tree to bend and be pushes together enough to be easily pulled out, if you understand what I mean. Would actually be quite easy to solve I think, if they just shaped the inner parts where the spring sits differently, so that the tree could be bent a bit more. Just my two cents.

Next time; jusk ask for a three piece shoe tree.
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3-piece shoe tree = better?
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