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Proper type of shoe trees?

k4lnamja

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Hello

For Chelsea's, Chukkas or Desert boots, must I use a boot tree or can I use a "regular" shoe tree?

Sorry but o can't do a full research as I'm on my phone.

Cheers
 

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Originally Posted by k4lnamja
Hello

For Chelsea's, Chukkas or Desert boots, must I use a boot tree or can I use a "regular" shoe tree?

Sorry but o can't do a full research as I'm on my phone.

Cheers


I use a regular pair of shoe trees for my chukkas. No worries.
 

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Most of the "boot" trees out there are actually for cowboy boots and the toe shape and contours are off for most traditional dress shoes. I would go with something designed for shoes (I use the epic from cevarville), unless you (a) have cowboy boots or (b) have found boot trees that match up with the last of your shoe.
 

k4lnamja

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Thank you everyone. I do not
have cowboy boots btw. I'll pick up a pair of "regular" trees then.

Cheers
 

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Slightly related note - how long do shoe trees last? I have some Johnston & Murphy shoe trees I've been using for three years and they've lost that pine smell. They don't smell bad, just not aromatic.
 

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Originally Posted by SirGrotius
Slightly related note - how long do shoe trees last? I have some Johnston & Murphy shoe trees I've been using for three years and they've lost that pine smell. They don't smell bad, just not aromatic.

I assume you mean "cedar" smell? They last until you break them, but if you want them to smell nice, you can replace them (or sand them, apparently, as the poster below suggests). Unless they are stinky, not much is lost along with the cedar smell.
 

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You can often rejuvenate the smell of the cedar in shoe trees by giving them a very light sanding. I do this once a year.
 

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