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Best shoe trees for travel?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JL724, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. JL724

    JL724 Well-Known Member

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    Lugging a set of cedar or G&G trees isn't the most convenient option when traveling.

    What are some good lightweight alternatives everyone is using for travel?
     
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    Crumpled up newspaper.
     
  3. Gdot

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    I lug one set of trees - but only one.

    An alternate would be to stuff the shoes firmly with socks and underwear.
     
  4. JL724

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    Looking for something a little better then newspaper, socks and underwear. Something lightweight and adjustable for different sizes would be ideal.
     
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    +1
    Bingo!
     
  7. JayJay

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    This, or underwear and socks.
     
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  8. JL724

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    After reading all the old threads it looks like I either need to just bring my cedar trees or use newspaper/underwear/socks. Thanks for the help!
     
  9. Trompe le Monde

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    most shoe stores should have plastic trees available
     
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    +1 Bongo!
     
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    1+ on newspaper

    this at least mimics the moisture absorbing function a tree would provide. I don't know about undies and sock, esp soiled/used ones...
     
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    St. Crispin's trees.....
     
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    i would use socks and not underwear.
     
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    Frequent traveler here. I typically try to go with only one pair of dress shoes unless absolutely necessary. When I do carry more than one pair, I haven't found that a few nights without trees have caused problems. On occasions when my shoes have gotten wet, I have gone the newspaper route.
     
  16. VinnyMac

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    I don't understand why taking one pair of shoe trees is an inconvenience. Maybe I'm missing the point. If you're taking multiple pairs of shoes, then just put the fxcking trees into the shoes when you pack. They won't take up extra space. What's the problem?
     
  17. Trompe le Monde

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    weight. also taking up space of socks
     
  18. TCN

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    +1

    I pack my shoes with socks, and then stuff them with the morning paper at the hotel after wearing. It gets absurd to travel with wooden trees, and I think those plastic ones do more harm than good, although I think Shoesnob is supposed to have some good ones now.
     
  19. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    I swear that I remember seeing some lightweight wooden shoe trees on sale a few years ago.

    They were made from some sort of exotic lightweight wood that was similar in weight to plastic, but with the benefits of wood.

    (Balsa? Lemonwood? can't remember.)

    Myself, I just use my normal shoe trees for travel.
     
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  20. VinnyMac

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    ...silly response. Unless you've packed enough shoe trees to do 3 sets of 10 with, the weight increase will be neglible, and a few pairs of socks can easily be relocated to someplace else. It's fine if you like to put your socks into your shoes, but let's not be asinine enough to make it seem like THAT is what stops someone from packing shoe trees.
     
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