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Are Shoe Trees Important

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MrTKN, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    There was once a member named Vox who gave the most absurd answer to this question. Though it was frightfully appaling to many it was also deliciously hilarious. I dare not repeat it.
     
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    I'll bet you get invited to all the New Year's Eve parties, right?
     
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    Of the things to have a deep conviction... shoetrees!

    Hell yeah!
     
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    Senior member Ferdinand Corbera has duggen it up. I believe the term used was ""turducken" trees" which appears in this very thread.
     
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    I agree with this, it makes perfect sense.

    I personally never had problems with too much moisture or the shoes "collapsing" from just sitting on the shoe rack (I have a cheap pair of Dockers bought 6-7 years ago and they still look just fine), but if I had to use anything I would simply stuff the shoes with newspaper. Much greater and faster moisture absorbance than a piece of wood and will add uniform pressure throughout the shoe.
     
  6. NORE

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    WHY DO YOU HATE SHOE TREES SO MUCH?????
     
  7. atlrus

    atlrus Well-Known Member

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    lol, I don't really hate shoe trees. The day I start having strong feelings toward something like shoe trees would be the day I commit myself.

    I just think they fail to deliver what some people claim:
    1. Unless they are made from balsa wood, moisture absorption would be very minimal and slow.
    2. Unless they were custom made to fit your shoe precisely - I don't see how they would help retain the original shape of the shoe. They should look like this:
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  8. RDiaz

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    Newspaper will stretch your shoes in the long run, so beware.
     
  9. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    You wear Dockers, therefore your opinion is null and void.
     
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    Who are the high end makers?!??!! NAMES!



    +100
     
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    yes, but it depends highly on the density and shape of the paper wad

    ive managed to rounden my chisel-lasted shoes into more elegant curves this way
     
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    x2. When one of us has a question on how to treat our piece of garbage shoes we bought at the mall for $19.95 we'll be happy to defer to atlrus' opinion.
     
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    exactly
     
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    Newspaper tends to stain my cream vicuna socks.
     
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    :laugh:


    lol. TRUTH!
     
  16. atlrus

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    LOL, In my initial post I was going to say that most people using shoe trees are just being snobbish, but I though to myself "maybe I'd be wrong for saying that?"...haha, I guess my initial impressions were correct.

    BTW, I don't put on $500 shoes to do yard work. If you do - more power to you.
     
  17. Sanguis Mortuum

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    On Styleforum we have people to do our yardwork for us. :fonz:
     
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  18. atlrus

    atlrus Well-Known Member

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    Sure, sure.
     
  19. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Cordovan boots can really take a beating in the yard while protecting your feet.
     
  20. ronaldobaldi

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    shoe trees can be heavy as well
     

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