Thanks tifosi for the heads up. I ordered 5 pair. I think I'm going to try to cutomize my shoe trees..... You can take off the metal piece and flip it over. I'm going to do it one better though ....I'm going to have the metal piece engraved. A couple of my buddies at work are just gettin started on shoes...a pair of shoe trees with their name on it would be a nice Christmas gift I think.