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

    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    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.
     


  2. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

    Messages:
    7,345
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Location:
    Opulence


  3. boxdiver

    boxdiver Senior member

    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    [​IMG]
    ???
     


  4. Salsalocust

    Salsalocust Senior member

    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Location:
    Northampton, England
    [​IMG] ..........erm.........no
     


  5. VictorC

    VictorC Senior member

    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 26, 2008
    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.
     


  6. onix

    onix Senior member

    Messages:
    3,847
    Likes Received:
    27
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    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.
     


  7. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

    Messages:
    8,106
    Likes Received:
    80
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Location:
    the Zoo
    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

    Messages:
    3,485
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    no shoe trees in glue jobs
     


  9. fxh

    fxh Senior member

    Messages:
    4,882
    Likes Received:
    1,455
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Location:
    Melbourne
    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?
     


  10. Baverso

    Baverso Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Location:
    Connecticut Wilderness
    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]
     


  11. calvinloke

    calvinloke Senior member

    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Location:
    MY
    Shoehorn for desert boots? Meh, you should untie the laces before slipping in. Your feet slides in easily thereafter.
     


  12. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

    Messages:
    21,170
    Likes Received:
    1,740
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006


  13. TheodoreJulians

    TheodoreJulians New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2009


  14. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

    Messages:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    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.
     


  15. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

    Messages:
    7,345
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Location:
    Opulence
    Who's this?

    [​IMG]


    lurk moar newb

    [​IMG]
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by