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

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  1. mg428

    mg428 Senior member

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    And may be another point need to be mentioned is, as far as I see from the images, Washburn by Rochester does not have a split-toe mechanism, whereas the Ultra by Woodlore has. So Washburn would not fit perfectly to a range of widths, which supports the comment of the SF user "schanop" who said that "a Washburn fits some shoes better, but an Ultra fits most shoes better".

    Could someone confirm whether Washburn shoe tree by Rochester has a split-toe mechanism or not?
     


  2. JohnnyCrockett

    JohnnyCrockett Senior member

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    No split toe on the Washburn. I can confirm.
     


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  5. Mega

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    All the good cedar makers appear to be in the US. Are there any good providers of CedarVille or Woodlore shoe trees in Europe with competitive prices?

    I'd rather not pay for the high postage and custom charges when ordering from US.

    Thanks
     


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    Bexley is one company in Europe that makes good trees.
     


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    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.
     


  8. Cedarville Store

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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
     


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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.
     


  10. senocs

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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!
     


  11. Cedarville Store

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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.

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  12. senocs

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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!
     


  13. 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 ?
     


  14. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    that's an interesting shoe
     


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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
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