Best shoe trees for travel?

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  1. JL724

    JL724 Senior member

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    Lugging a set of cedar or G&G trees isn't the most convenient option when traveling.

    What are some good lightweight alternatives everyone is using for travel?
     


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    KObalto Senior member

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    Crumpled up newspaper.
     


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    I lug one set of trees - but only one.

    An alternate would be to stuff the shoes firmly with socks and underwear.
     


  4. JL724

    JL724 Senior member

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    Looking for something a little better then newspaper, socks and underwear. Something lightweight and adjustable for different sizes would be ideal.
     


  5. Thanks SF (a new me)

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    +1
    Bingo!
     


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    This, or underwear and socks.
     


  8. JL724

    JL724 Senior member

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    After reading all the old threads it looks like I either need to just bring my cedar trees or use newspaper/underwear/socks. Thanks for the help!
     


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    most shoe stores should have plastic trees available
     


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    +1 Bongo!
     


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    1+ on newspaper

    this at least mimics the moisture absorbing function a tree would provide. I don't know about undies and sock, esp soiled/used ones...
     


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    St. Crispin's trees.....
     


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    i would use socks and not underwear.
     


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    Frequent traveler here. I typically try to go with only one pair of dress shoes unless absolutely necessary. When I do carry more than one pair, I haven't found that a few nights without trees have caused problems. On occasions when my shoes have gotten wet, I have gone the newspaper route.
     


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