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post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by PandArts View Post
At first I thought Sand Your Shoe-Tree was a euphamism for something else

but no...didn't realise I was supposed to, but don't think I will either...they're worth more than my shoes

The sartorial version of 'Choke the Chicken', 'Spank the Monkey', 'Flog the Dolphin'???

The sanding of shoe trees seems like massive overkill to me, BTW
post #17 of 33
You could sand the sharp corners and edges to make some shoe-trees a little bit more refined. These sharp edges might scratch the inside of your shoe each time you insert/remove the trees.

Hand sanding or Dremel sanding will do the job. Sanding the whole tree is probably an overkill unless you enjoy this type of work.
post #18 of 33
Seems like someone at the shoe tree factory is trying to figue out a way to solve the "but these things last forever and no one has to buy replatements!" problem.
post #19 of 33
I will not sand my trees.
post #20 of 33
how often do i sand my trees???

i never do that. i never even thought to do that.


as a matter of fact, my trees are not getting that much use. i have too many of them lying around after i sold off all my shoes.
the few shoes i wear sometimes ive been wearing them 4-5 days in a row. no trees at night in them. so far after almost a year of doing this all three pairs are still just as good as if they were maintained with rotation and trees.

also polish? my shoe kit has been collecting dust. i just do a quick buff touch up with a clean rag with a bit of leather conditioner like once a month.
post #21 of 33
Are we going to see a shoe tree sell off?
post #22 of 33
I thought this was goin to ask how often do you sand your bunyons.
post #23 of 33
How often do you do what?
post #24 of 33
Jesus, do you have any idea how many shoe trees I have? It would be like painting the Golden Gate Bridge - by the time I finished the last one it would be time to start all over back on the first again.
post #25 of 33
Never.

I believe Jeeves does it on Tuesdays.
post #26 of 33
Every hour, on the hour.
post #27 of 33
People seem to think you go at your trees for hours with a belt sander.... I've done it a few times over the course of a few years and all it does is freshen the cedar scent. But this helps to keep the shoes smelling fresh and I keep many of my shoes under my suits in my closet, so I would think the extra cedar scent helps somewhat in repelling moths...
post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by rjmaiorano View Post
People seem to think you go at your trees for hours with a belt sander.... I've done it a few times over the course of a few years and all it does is freshen the cedar scent. But this helps to keep the shoes smelling fresh and I keep many of my shoes under my suits in my closet, so I would think the extra cedar scent helps somewhat in repelling moths...
It's kind of like how when you shampoo your hair and then let the shampoo trickle down to clean other parts of your body...
post #29 of 33
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
It's kind of like how when you shampoo your hair and then let the shampoo trickle down to clean other parts of your body...

Like falling up!
post #30 of 33
I will sand them only once or twice. At the moment I rotate to match them (which trees provide best fit to which shoes). Then I will sand to perfect fit. Ready.
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