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Shoe tree -- "Washburn" by Rochester or "Ultra" by Woodlore

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mg428, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    Bexley is one company in Europe that makes good trees.
     
  2. nerdykarim

    nerdykarim Senior member

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    I own both and prefer the ultra. I wear an 8.5.
    edit: foiled by an old thread.
     
  3. Cedarville Store

    Cedarville Store Senior member

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    Ultra shoes trees (first quality) at Cedarville Store are $23.79 if you use the discount code for 15% off - styleforum15
     
  4. double

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    I was looking at the Cedarville store website, could someone explain how each of the shoe trees are different? I want to buy one but I have no idea which one is best or most suitable.

    Men's Washburn Shoe Tree \t
    Men's Epic Twin-Tube Shoe Tree \t
    Men's Ultra Shoe Tree
    Men's Full Shoe Tree \t
    Men's Combination Shoe Tree

    Thanks for your help.
     
  5. senocs

    senocs Active Member

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    Between the two, I like the Ultra' heel better, but the Wahsburn's full toe. For me, a Washburn fits some shoes better, but an Ultra fits most shoes better, so it depends on a fit for each pair whether I would choose a Washburn or an Ultra.

    It does indeed depend on the shoe. My top two recommendations would be the Rochester Washburn (which I've found to be best for oxfords) or the Woodlore EPIC twin-tube ... I find the Washburns to be best for oxfords, as I noted above, largely due to the solid toe. The Epics have the superior heel, and I find they work best on loafers and derbies. Both are EXCELLENT shoe trees, and if you want to save $10, don't hesitate to buy the Epics.

    gentlemen, I apologize for bringing this post back up, but I too have a question on the suitability of a shoe tree for my shoes.
    I mostly wear fairly sharp/pointy shoes, as an example please see following picture :
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    for such shoes, which shoe tree is the most suitable ?
    I really like the design of the Washburn and the Epic Twin-Tube, which is more suitable for my type of shoes ? thanks!
     
  6. Cedarville Store

    Cedarville Store Senior member

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    gentlemen, I apologize for bringing this post back up, but I too have a question on the suitability of a shoe tree for my shoes.
    I mostly wear fairly sharp/pointy shoes, as an example please see following picture :
    [​IMG]

    for such shoes, which shoe tree is the most suitable ?
    I really like the design of the Washburn and the Epic Twin-Tube, which is more suitable for my type of shoes ? thanks!


    Hello,

    We would recommend the Men's Ultra cedar shoe tree first, because of the split front and then the Men's Washburn. The Epic may be too wide.

    Our current coupon codes can be used for any of these cedar shoe trees.
    Cedarville Store - current coupon codes.

    Great Shoe Trees!

    styleforum - will take 10% off total order
    cvsclub55 - will take $5.00 off Epic Cedar Shoe Trees (only $19.99/pr)
    cvsclub44 - will take $4.00 off Washburn Cedar Shoe trees ($27.99/pr)
    cvsclub22 - will take $2.00 off Classic Cedar Suit Hanger
    freeship - Free Shipping on orders over $75.00 - USA only

    Great selection of Shoe S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s and CURA Shoe Care products!

    Regards,
    www.CedarvilleStore.com
     
  7. senocs

    senocs Active Member

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    gentlemen, I apologize for bringing this post back up, but I too have a question on the suitability of a shoe tree for my shoes.
    I mostly wear fairly sharp/pointy shoes, as an example please see following picture :
    [​IMG]

    for such shoes, which shoe tree is the most suitable ?
    I really like the design of the Washburn and the Epic Twin-Tube, which is more suitable for my type of shoes ? thanks!


    can anyone advise which size for the washburn i should buy ?
    I wear sharper shoes usually and I am usually a US 10 or 44. Thanks!
     
  8. senocs

    senocs Active Member

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    Check this style:

    Men's Epic Twin-Tube Shoe Tree - Split toe

    http://www.shoetreemarketplace.com/M...oe_p/78000.htm


    by the way, for those of you who ordered the washburn from shoetreemarketplace.com - did they come exactly as per the picture, with the brass 'rochester shoe tree company' plating on the top ?
     
  9. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    that's an interesting shoe
     
  10. Cedarville Store

    Cedarville Store Senior member

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    Cedarville Store - current coupon codes.

    Great Shoe Trees!

    styleforum - will take 10% off total order
    cvsclub55 - will take $5.00 off Epic Cedar Shoe Trees (only $19.99/pr)
    cvsclub44 - will take $4.00 off Washburn Cedar Shoe trees ($27.99/pr)
    cvsclub22 - will take $2.00 off Classic Cedar Suit Hanger
    freeship - Free Shipping on orders over $75.00 - USA only

    Epic - Ultra - Washburn are all on SALE!
    http://www.cedarvillestore.com/c-2-shoe-trees.aspx

    Great selection of Shoe S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s and CURA Shoe Care products!

    Regards,
    www.CedarvilleStore.com
     
  11. senocs

    senocs Active Member

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    one question everyone ... I'm looking to purchase the Washburn and I am presented with 3 options where I can buy it online :
    1. One Cedar Lane (owned by Rochester Shoe Tree Co)
    2. Cedarville Store
    3. Shoe Tree Market Place
    Do they all stock identical product (down to the brand labeling on the shoe tree) ? Aside from comparison of price (well actually their pricing are all pretty similar), which online store should I be buying the Washburn from ? Since the Washburn is manufactured by Rochester, should I be buying it from Rochester (one cedar lane) ? Please share your experiences or any advice, thanks!
     
  12. thedividingline

    thedividingline Active Member

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    I ordered a pair of washburn and ultra, both in size medium, to test on a pair of AE Westwood in 9d (which I believe to be the 0 last). The washburn does a better job of filling the shoe, including near the toe. Both fit equally well with regard to width, but the washburn is taller and does a better job of stretching out wrinkles. I do think the ultra does a better job of filling the entire height of the heel, but I am less concerned with that area of the shoe.
     
  13. thunder-112

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    Just ordered the Wasburns for my Alden captoes from Cedarville! Thanks for the code! I'll post up with how the fit is.
     
  14. JL724

    JL724 Senior member

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    Can anyone give me any insight between differences between Cedarville's washburn, epic and ultra models? I need about ten pairs, I am a size 11D.
     
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    First post here--in a thread about shoe trees of all things. Found it with google. I was trying to decide between Allen Edmonds and Brooks Brothers trees before thinking to check if the SFers had any opinion on the matter. Thanks to mg428 for starting the thread, which post-for-post is probably more of a contribution than the other fellow has ever given.

    So now my question: the Ultras seem to have an awfully sharp heel in comparison to the others. Does a sharpish heel have any damage potential at all? Between the Washburn, Epic, and Ultra I'm gravitating towards the Epic for the blunt heel and adjustable toe.
     
  17. Wheezy

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    FYI bump, onecedarlane.com (rochester) is selling the washburn for 25% off ($26.21 each) and free shipping over $75/order. Cheapest I've seen so just ordered 5 for myself.
     
  18. Justin Yager

    Justin Yager New Member

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    Hello all!

    Short time reader, first time poster. I am just starting to get into higher end shoes/clothing. I am currently stationed in Afghanistan and am looking at buying a pair of the shoes below. Since I don't have the experience with shoe trees or the ability to go to a store and check the fitment myself, I was hoping for a little help. I'm open to any shoe tree but have been looking at the ones from Cedarville mostly. My question is, what tree would be the best fit for these style shoes? Thanks in advance and sorry for bringing up an old post but I couldn't find a clear answer by searching.

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  19. Justin Yager

    Justin Yager New Member

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    Update: Just ordered these (Santoni "Prichard") in black size 10.5 D. I would still like some suggestions for shoe trees if possible. Thank you.

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    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012
  20. nicoya13

    nicoya13 New Member

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    Justin - I'm in similar spot as you and actually recently bought the Prada shoes you were looking at. I'm leaning towards the Epic myself for these.
     

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