always using the shoe tree?

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  1. lorcar

    lorcar Well-Known Member

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    I got the shoe tree with my Tricker's stow.
    Should i put it inside as soon as I take the shoes off? or just for prolonged time? or just when traveling?
     
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    acecow Senior member

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    Whenever your foot is not in the shoe, the shoe tree should be. Remember to rotate your shoes as well. Never wear the same ones two days in a row, they will wear out exponentially faster.
     
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    keep em in always the shoes will last longer and look nicer
     
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    Xiaogou Senior member

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    I got the shoe tree with my Tricker's stow.
    Should i put it inside as soon as I take the shoes off? or just for prolonged time? or just when traveling?


    Either my foot or a shoe tree occupies my shoes. No exceptions. Some would argue that after a certain period of time, there is no point of keeping a tree in. Rubbish. Keep a tree in.
     
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    Either my foot or a shoe tree occupies my shoes. No exceptions. Some would argue that after a certain period of time, there is no point of keeping a tree in. Rubbish. Keep a tree in.

    definitely. i have a pair of AEs that my dad passed to me...about 15 years old. I still keep trees in them. wouldnt make sense not to.
     
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    Yes, I even use shoe trees in my golf shoes.
     
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    +1 to all, even the golf shoes :)

    Added bonus of shoe trees: the shoes look nicer visually while waiting to be worn :)

    All the best with your new shoes!
    Reto
     
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    Dewey Senior member

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    It is fine to wait a few hours, or overnight, to put in the trees. Especially if the boots (as will happen with the Stow) are wet.
     
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    It is fine to wait a few hours, or overnight, to put in the trees. Especially if the boots (as will happen with the Stow) are wet.
    You should use it as soon as possible if the shoes are wet. The reason you use cedar shoe tree is to absorb moisture. Just shove it in there, and leave the shoe in room temperature (away from furnace and such) to dry in a day or two. When travelling, just use rolled up news paper or even your socks. Some of the shoe trees can be quite heavy.
     
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    ns7 Well-Known Member

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    I got the shoe tree with my Tricker's stow.
    Should i put it inside as soon as I take the shoes off? or just for prolonged time? or just when traveling?


    Put the trees in within a few hours after taking your shoes off. You can probably take them out after 48 hours if you want to rotate your trees. However it's easier just to have one set of shoe trees per pair of shoes.
     
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    SpallaCamiccia Senior member

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    Shoe trees has been one of the best discoveries I have done on this forum along neapolitan tailoring.

    I love the smell my shoes got now not as before[​IMG]
     
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    westinghouse Senior member

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    How many times has this question been asked and answered on this forum?
     
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    ter1413 Senior member

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    How many times has this question been asked and answered on this forum?

    i just did a tally: 453,876,234,980,134 times
     
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    Mudhiker Senior member

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    Maybe we should start filling up the wiki and then shove these questions in that direction.
     

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