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Edward Green Shoe Trees


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Mar 12, 2006
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I have some shoes from RLPL that did not come with shoe trees. They are on the 89 last and the 101 last.

Upon inquiry, Edward Green informed me that they do not manufacture lasted trees for the 101 or 89 last. They told me that they use Dasco for their in house lasted trees, and that RL might use a different supplier. They suggested that I inquire with RL to see if they can special order the trees for me.

I did in fact approach RL and they assured me that they could get the trees for me, but I have no idea about pricing or availability yet.


1. Has anyone on the forum successfully sourced lasted trees from RL? Any idea about the price or availability?
2. If I cannot obtain trees for the 89 or 101 last, which alternative shoe trees would you recommend from Edward Green? The 888 for the 89? etc.
3. If I cannot get an acceptable lasted tree from Edward Green, what non-lasted shoe trees would you recommend? I am personally fond of the Washburn shoe tree from J&M or the newly found Epic tree from Woodlore (available Mid January)

Thanks so much for your help!


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Dec 10, 2004
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The RL trees will be hinged, which I think is better than the EG trees, which now are sprung. The RL trees will probably be at least as much as the EG trees, which are about $100. If you want to use EG, ask them for the 888 tree or the 88, 808 or 606 tree as a sub for the 89, and for the 100 or 184 tree as a substitute for the 101.

Patrick Bateman

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Dec 30, 2004
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The 89 is pretty roomy compared to the 888 in the same size. The 888 is elongated, sleek, and very elegant. I doubt 89 trees would fit into an 888 of the same size. As for trying to put 888 into an 89, they might be too long and narrow to fit properly, but I'm not sure. I own RLPL shoes on the 888 and 82 lasts, but have only tried on the 89.

The 101 is a loafer last and IIRC is a chisel toe. Since loafer lasts are so different I can't imagine how a tree designed for a loafer would fit into a lace-up shoe on the 89.

Hope this helps.

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