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Yeah, I think any shoe trees will do. I'd just go and get some $10 Wood Lore trees from TJ Maxx or something of that level.

TO be honest, while I love Jil Sander, we're not talking about a pair of shoes that will suffer from being put in normal shoe trees, nor are they ones that you should spend a fortune getting beautiful trees for. These shoes aren't Edward Green, Lobb, etc. Basically, these shoes are Ferrari styling with Fiat parts; great design with so-so quality. For the price you paid, they're probably worth it, but they're not shoes that you'll probably be wearing 25 years from now and remarking how wonderfully they've held up.

If you want lifetime shoes, definitely get a pair from a non-designer brand that makes shoes, like C&J, Alden, AE, etc. I love my Sanders for going out and having fun, but for dressier occasions at a cheaper retail price, definitely get C&J. If C&J handgrades are perhaps $600 and we use this level to be considered "fair" pricing, then a similar quality pair of shoes from Jil Sander would probably be $900 or more. A lot of what you are getting is branding (same as any other designer).
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc
Yeah, I think any shoe trees will do. I'd just go and get some $10 Wood Lore trees from TJ Maxx or something of that level.

TO be honest, while I love Jil Sander, we're not talking about a pair of shoes that will suffer from being put in normal shoe trees, nor are they ones that you should spend a fortune getting beautiful trees for. These shoes aren't Edward Green, Lobb, etc. Basically, these shoes are Ferrari styling with Fiat parts; great design with so-so quality. For the price you paid, they're probably worth it, but they're not shoes that you'll probably be wearing 25 years from now and remarking how wonderfully they've held up.

If you want lifetime shoes, definitely get a pair from a non-designer brand that makes shoes, like C&J, Alden, AE, etc. I love my Sanders for going out and having fun, but for dressier occasions at a cheaper retail price, definitely get C&J. If C&J handgrades are perhaps $600 and we use this level to be considered "fair" pricing, then a similar quality pair of shoes from Jil Sander would probably be $900 or more. A lot of what you are getting is branding (same as any other designer).


They are the Fiat Dino of shoes! Err, only rather less collectable
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