The shoe trees produced by most English ready-to-wear shoe makers are made by an advanced lathe. In G&G's case the same maker that produce the G&G lasts also does the lasted trees (we use the same maker for our trees
). I do not know who makes the trees for Edward Green, I don't think they use the same last maker. There's a handful of last makers still around in Northampton and most of them make their bread and butter from shoe trees, if you buy a pair of high quality English shoes with branded shoe trees they are bound to be from one of these few last makers. I don't know any shoe maker who actually produces their own trees.[/quote]
100% correct but John Lobb St James make their own last and lasted shoe trees although this may also be sub contracted out sometimes.