this comment makes no sense, i doubt any tree coated or not will help with this, why would you want to retain the moisture absorbed in the tree in the shoe, if you want to let the air you best to leave the tree out for a short time before you insert it back in.
from all the shoe makers i have ever spoken too, the general purpose of the tree it to retain the shape and preserve the leather from excess creasing - does nothing for absorbing moisture coated or not - AFAIK this is a myth
You are both right and wrong, AFAIK. To let shoes dry fast just air does it best, or with some paper stuck in. But since you want to retain the shoes shape and flatten the sole out, you need shoe trees. If you have plastic or coated (G&G trees are not coated BTW, they are stained, same function as non treated wood trees) the leather is not allowed to breath at all, and all moisture needs to go out through the upper side. Takes more time to dry, and isn't good for the lining leather (imagine covering the outside of the shoe with thin plastic sheeting after every use, and just let it dry through the inside of the shoe and for long period of times have plastic tightly to the leather pores). Wood lets the leather breath which is the main benefit, and then it do absorb some moisture too, but not that much though.
Any thoughts on the Skoak_ShoeTrees for G&G shoes? I remember someone mentioning G&G Boot Trees being available for Bespoke customers only?
They work great, shape is more or less Mh71 copy.
Edited by j ingevaldsson - 7/12/14 at 5:34am