Thanks for your comments on shoe trees, gents. The Loake shoe trees I bought (directly from Loakes) are split and sprung down the middle and have a small, curved handle.
Thanks, again, Munky.
Thanks for your input. Would you mind sharing which color cream you chose for your tan/light brown shoes?
For me, I use the Saphir "Light Brown #3". But I also have other shoes which are a different shade.
For an online Color Guide: CLICK HERE
You may also wish to invest in the following full color guide when ordering (just place the hole over the shoe to see which is the match):