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shoe tree recommendation

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ohdannyboy, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Well-Known Member

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    hey all - i just purchased a pair of loafers (these, except in a hickory leather and size 9.5 D: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/store...5&ci_sku=N15CT)

    i was wondering if anyone could suggest a good shoe tree for purchase on the internet? i checked out the cedarville website (trying to support the affiliates) and saw several different types, but i wasn't sure what worked well with what types of shoes. i also posted in the cedarville affiliate thread, but it looks like it hasn't been touched since february, so i'm not holding my breath.

    appreciate your thoughts and suggestions!
     
  2. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Well-Known Member

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    why bother with the internet.

    Go to nordstrom rack and get the woodlore split toes for $13 a pair.
     
  3. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Well-Known Member

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    Quadcammer - reason i ask is i'm a bit new to this. i realize shoe trees aren't one size fits all, but i'm not sure if they're "one shape fits all" or something like that. i got these shoes for what felt like a pretty good deal, so i'd like to make sure i don't stretch them out too much with the wrong trees
     
  4. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    Those are soft leather. Simple pair of cedar trees are fine.
     
  5. Quadcammer

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    Quadcammer - reason i ask is i'm a bit new to this. i realize shoe trees aren't one size fits all, but i'm not sure if they're "one shape fits all" or something like that. i got these shoes for what felt like a pretty good deal, so i'd like to make sure i don't stretch them out too much with the wrong trees

    yes, you can purchase lasted shoe trees for high end shoes, but for the most part, a regular shoe tree that is the correct size, will do the job just fine.

    you are just trying to keep the leather from creasing/wrinkling.
     
  6. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Well-Known Member

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    thanks idfnl & quadcammer, appreciate the advise
     
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  8. Quadcammer

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    no. the shoe tree absorbing moisture story is dubious at best. It is not sucking the "vital moistures" out of a pair of dry shoes.
     
  9. Quadcammer

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    well considering all the high end shoemakers display their shoes with trees in, the likelihood of that is very low. Not to mention, if a plain cedar shoe tree is sucking that moisture out, consider what your hot sweaty foot is doing to those vital moistures...replacing them with sweat ain't doing them any favors.

    If you are so concerned about it, get some varnished/lacquered shoe trees.

    I've been using shoe trees for probably 4 years every day and my shoes never exhibited any "dryness" damage.
     
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  11. JJGooden

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    why bother with the internet.

    Go to nordstrom rack and get the woodlore split toes for $13 a pair.


    That's a really good price, if that's true. Are you certain they're 13 bucks there?
     
  12. SeanP

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    That's a really good price, if that's true. Are you certain they're 13 bucks there?

    $19 a pair at Nordstroms (picked up some with some AE's that were on sale).
     
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    $19 a pair at Nordstroms (picked up some with some AE's that were on sale).

    Still better than any online price. Thanks Sean.
     
  14. Achilles_

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    Jos a bank has shoe trees for $12.50 most of the year. Full toe.
     
  15. Quadcammer

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    That's a really good price, if that's true. Are you certain they're 13 bucks there?

    Literally just went to the rack before posting.

    woodlore standard split toes were $12.90
     
  16. JJGooden

    JJGooden Well-Known Member

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    Literally just went to the rack before posting.

    woodlore standard split toes were $12.90


    Hmm. Thanks. I will investigate.
     
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    Then you're overpaying, since the current sale price is $7.50.

    Moreover, while I see nothing all that terrible about you posting your shoe tree purchase plans to this thread (which has only been dormant for a few weeks), was it truly necessary for you to post the same message to http://www.styleforum.net/t/295714/jos-a-bank-cedar-shoe-trees-on-sale/0_50 (a thread that's been inactive for months), as well as to http://www.styleforum.net/t/192128/shoe-trees-on-sale/0_50 (a thread which has been inactive for a couple of years)?
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  19. 3dials

    3dials Well-Known Member

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    I posted to a few threads in case someone searched and clicked on one of them. I didn't post to all of them since that would be crazy, but wanted to cover a few of the top results just in case.
     

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