Originally Posted by BeSpiffington
What type of shoe trees does anyone use on their RL Marlow wingtips? I've seen the French perfecta beechwood trees for european lasted shoes on the Hanger Project website for $125. They've also got some $35 Woodlore Ultra cedar wood trees. On the UK Pediwear Menswear website I ran across some actual Crockett & Jones solid forfoot shoe trees that are $91.06 or something very close to that price. I'm not sure what they're made of or who makes them. There's always the $15 Woodlores from Nordstrom Rack, but I'd like to get something that would better approximate the shape of the Marlows if I could. Any help at all would be great. Thanks
I've found these Washburns to be a very good fit: http://www.cedarvillestore.com/p-107-mens-washburn-shoe-tree.aspx
But.. I think it also depends on shoe size as much as shoe shape. For example, the Woodlore Ultras are a poor fit for most of my shoes, because they tend to be too wide and too short for my size, but others report that they are the best fitting trees for them.
If you have several pairs of shoes, I might suggest ordering a small assortment from Cedarville and seeing which work best for your Marlows - which I assume are near your "best shoes" - and then relegating the others to "less important" shoes.