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They will do the job, I think. It is difficult to see, from the photo, how much depth those trees have at the heel. On balance, I would always go for the 'full heel' type, but those look fine. You can pay more for ones that have 'full heels'.  Better, but more expensive. Whatever you choose to buy, make sure that they are the right size for your shoes. Don't buy 'one size fits all'.  If you can, try them out. They should be snug but neither too loose nor nearly impossible to get into the shoes. 

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They will do the job, I think. It is difficult to see, from the photo, how much depth those trees have at the heel. On balance, I would always go for the 'full heel' type. If you spend quite a lot of money on shoes, it would be a shame to skimp on the trees.

Noted. I dont "spend" a lot on shoes as I thrift what I have, but I do have a few nice pairs.

 

Thanks for the input


Edited by MikeChevelle - 1/21/16 at 10:37am
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Another good supplier for shoe trees IME is Jos A Banks. During their sales, the full cedar trees drop to around $8/ea.
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Hi Mike, note that I had edited my last posting to you!  I mentioned the sizing of shoe trees. M

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Where is the best place to pick up some decent inexpensive shoe tree's?

Nordstrom rack for the split-toe variety. They are woodlore, made by AE.

For a full toe, wait for a sale at Jos A Bank, also re-branded woodlore.
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Another good supplier for shoe trees IME is Jos A Banks. During their sales, the full cedar trees drop to around $8/ea.

I will check there too, thanks

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Nordstrom rack for the split-toe variety. They are woodlore, made by AE.

For a full toe, wait for a sale at Jos A Bank, also re-branded woodlore.
The split toe are definitely preferable. Nordstrom rack come in about $15 during their "clear the rack" sales that pop up every month or two.

Also, woodlore is made by AE? Learned something new today thank you.
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The split toe are definitely preferable. Nordstrom rack come in about $15 during their "clear the rack" sales that pop up every month or two.

Also, woodlore is made by AE? Learned something new today thank you.

Apparently a spinoff company they created to make their own trees but are supplying other brands and market directly as well.
post #17544 of 19061

the JAB ones are typically woodlore seconds - they often have a knot in the wood, or some problem with the suspension rod thing, or some chipped parts here and there. Still great value and no different in function.

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Hello Sleepy, how are you keeping?  I haven't seen or heard from you for a while!  Hope all is well.  M

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A Fine Pair of Shoes is now selling SAPHIR MEDAILLE D'OR SOLE GUARD OIL  - vegetable oil that you put on the soles of your shoes. Has anyone every used this and what are its advantages/disadvantages? It must have some fans, as the FPoS's first batch sold out very quickly. 

 

Why would you want to put oil on your soles and what is likely to be the difference between this and cooking oil?

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Why would you want to put oil on your soles and what is likely to be the difference between this and cooking oil?

Why? To make them more delicious. Maybe they'll add balsamic sole conditioner as complimentary product.


Edited by Dario65 - 1/22/16 at 6:04pm
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What good cobbler does anyone here recommend in the Chicago area? In North Side Chicago and Northern Suburbs to be exact...
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What good cobbler does anyone here recommend in the Chicago area? In North Side Chicago and Northern Suburbs to be exact...
I asked a similar question a few months ago, someone recommended Brooks down in loop. Yet to take my shoes though.

At least on yelp there are several others that have better reviews...But I haven't read comments so take it with grain of salt.
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Hello Sleepy, how are you keeping?  I haven't seen or heard from you for a while!  Hope all is well.  M

I am well Munky. thank you for asking. hope you are well, and waling around in nicely-broken-in trickers

 

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A Fine Pair of Shoes is now selling SAPHIR MEDAILLE D'OR SOLE GUARD OIL  - vegetable oil that you put on the soles of your shoes. Has anyone every used this and what are its advantages/disadvantages? It must have some fans, as the FPoS's first batch sold out very quickly. 

 

Why would you want to put oil on your soles and what is likely to be the difference between this and cooking oil?

some people find it adds some waterproofing to leather soles, although I haven't bothered to try it. partly because of DWFII's insight that pit-tanned oak bark soles dont last particularly longer when oiled, and partly because I don't think I have the time to slather oil on soles already covered with dirt/dust (and perhaps embedding the dirt deeper into the sole)


Edited by sleepyinsanfran - 1/22/16 at 8:22pm
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