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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by boxdiver, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. boxdiver

    boxdiver Senior member

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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.
     
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    boxdiver Senior member

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    ???
     
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    [​IMG] ..........erm.........no
     
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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.
     
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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.

    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.
     
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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.


    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.
     
  8. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    no shoe trees in glue jobs
     
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    The upper area at the bottom of my calf seems to be flopping over/loose.

    Thanks.


    I'm sorry to hear that - but what about the desert boots?
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that - but what about the desert boots?
    [​IMG] 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. [​IMG]
     
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    Shoehorn for desert boots? Meh, you should untie the laces before slipping in. Your feet slides in easily thereafter.
     
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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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    Who's this?

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    lurk moar newb

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