Not sure How to feel about this that I saw on the net as a description for boot trees:
The ........... Shoetree is intended for European-made shoes and features a "European" last style. Because these are crafted in France, instead of Asia, the finishing and consistency between pairs is incredible.
I think that it is clear that the English, the Italians and the French have been making shoes, at least the shoes coveted and purchased by SF members, for much longer than Asians. But isn't there some other way to espouse the quality of something, without appearing to, albeit subtly, putting down something else?
I'm generally not so bothered about PC-ness but, regarding the above, am not sure.
And what about the excellent Japanese shoemakers out there?
What do y'all fellas think?