While we're on the subject of shoes, where do you guys source your shoe trees? I'm assuming offshore as I've found nothing worthy in Sydney. Try eBay - plenty of those great Costco cedar shoe trees and you can often find auctions for multiple sets. Shipping is not cheap but often they will come in at under $25/pair shipped for 6 or 8 pairs which is excellent value when you compare them to the shoe trees available here. What Shoe cream /conditioner/softener upper did you (and Charlie's Wardrobe) use? - I'd like to soften a new pair of boots up a bit I use Collinol for all my stuff - I'm not sure if they make a conditioner. I use some Saphir cream that I bought in Tokyo and it is excellent. However, I've also had good results with RM Williams conditioner - it keeps leather supple and gives it a bit of a shine. A large tub is not too expensive.