I just got some Alden 994's (Barrie Last). Now I am poor and still need to buy shoe trees. Do I have to spend another $50 to get Alden branded ones, or are there any other brands that would fit in the shoe and do the job for a cheaper price? Does Anyone know who makes the trees that Alden put their logo on?
$50? That's high.
You can get them from The Alden Shop in San Francisco for $35.
I'm pretty sure they are Alden branded Woodlore, and you can get them from Woodlore for $25
You can also pickup decent trees at a Nordstorms, if there is one near you, or at Allen Edmonds.
And yes, buy the trees. You just bought some nice shoes, take care of them.