Originally Posted by nutcracker
I found a picture of the underside (seems like an older model). The leather seems quite thick (saddle leather?), supported by some kind of a brace
I might call them up or visit the store and see what`s up this this leather shoetree
You know, I like the idea, I just don't think it's very practical. I could be wrong but it seems almost a gimmick, IMO.
The underside photo is interesting but even more interesting are the creases that are already appearing on the joint area of the left tree.
And yes, it may be saddle leather (thick vegetable tanned) but even the heaviest of saddle leather flexes.
Simply put, leather itself is not a rigid material.