and anyone who would pay $60 for a pair of trees, needs to go to the garage, grab a screwdriver, and tighten the nuts in his head....that is absolutely insane
Really? I actually prefer the construction and styling of these to the woodlore combination model for a couple of reasons. I would argue the PS model is more accurately sized for shoes. They are available in half sizes, whereas Woodlore offers s,m, l, xl. PS are shaped to offer better fit in the front of the shoe. My Grensons look more like they were made on a last like the PS rather than a Woodlore. Don't you think the Woodlore, with it's spring-loaded mechanism and its vertically split front can stretch a shoe negatively in either the toe box or heel? Not to mention the woodlore might not reach all the way forward. The Woodlore and the PS have a completely different heel shape as well. Again, the latter resembles the shape of the foot more so than the former. I own 3 pair of the woodlore combination trees for my shoes. While they are a great value, I have to often times 'massage' them in to the toe box to find the right angle. Not necessarily to get into the shoe, but to provide the most support in. This is going off the woodlore sizing guide for a 10d. Is the price difference of 45 between the two reason enough to stop buying woodlore and buy PS every time I need a new pair? I think not. However, not all of my shoes are of the Grenson quality. If I had paid full price for the Grenson's ($600), is spending $60 on cedar trees so out of reach? If yes, then I will power up the DeWalt and tighten all the cedar screws in my head over the weekend. I'll let them rattle all weekend until football is over though.