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Do you use shoe trees for Clark's Desert Boots?

boxdiver

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I've had them for a year and haven't used trees...thinking of starting now.

Are there trees made specifically for them? The upper area at the bottom of my calf seems to be flopping over/loose.

Thanks.
 

VictorC

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I dont use shoe trees with any of my shoes. Archeologists are digging up shoes 1000 years old that could probably still be worn, so i think mine will last my lifetime.
 

onix

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Originally Posted by VictorC
I dont use shoe trees with any of my shoes. Archeologists are digging up shoes 1000 years old that could probably still be worn, so i think mine will last my lifetime.

You can use the same method that those trees got preserved: put a lot of mud in them. Oh, and as a by product, after 1000 years, you will have a mold that your bespoke shoemakers can use too.
 

lee_44106

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Originally Posted by boxdiver
I've had them for a year and haven't used trees...thinking of starting now.

Are there trees made specifically for them? The upper area at the bottom of my calf seems to be flopping over/loose.

Thanks.


You will now be promoted to the SF die-hard brigade.

Next task is to learn all the different Italian names for shoulder treatments on suits/jackets.
 

Dewey

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no shoe trees in glue jobs
 

Baverso

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Originally Posted by fxh
I'm sorry to hear that - but what about the desert boots?
Made me laugh. "The upper area at the bottom of your calf is flopping loose" ... Do you mean the boot's heel? How would a shoe tree remedy this problem? I think you need to use one of these http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoehorn before slipping into your boots. It sounds like you're destroying the counter of the shoe.
 

calvinloke

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Shoehorn for desert boots? Meh, you should untie the laces before slipping in. Your feet slides in easily thereafter.
 

JamesX

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I sort of use tree for my diesel ones.

Though I just shove the front parts in to absorb moisture, I don't push in the heel section.
 

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