My shoes range in size from an 8-9 but it really depends on the shoe, brand, etc. i just bought a pair of size 9 shoetrees and they barely fit in to one of my pairs of black leather shoes. It's kinda hard to get them and even harder to get them out. It's a very tight fit lengthwise and i can't compress the shoetree anymore than it is. I didnt think to ask the guy at the store because the trees looked very adjustable and they are i guess but i tend to think it's more of a 9-10 size then an 8-9. I'd gues that the wood is supposed to be in contact with the leather to absorb moisture, but the more a spring is compressed, the more force it exerts so i'm wondering if it can stretch the shoe or harm it in any way if it's a really tight fit.
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3/20/02 at 8:23pm