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Shoe trees for sneakers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by josepidal, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. josepidal

    josepidal Distinguished Member

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    This will sound silly, but how many of you put shoe trees in their sneakers?

    Obviously, this is not to have them hold their shape, but perhaps to absorb odor.

    I was thinking of putting Epics in sneakers where they will not do any more damage. Incidentally, I had the opportunity to compare them to an Edward Green tree, and they are roughly the size of a UK 8E/F tree, except the wide heel and waist do not taper at the bottom to conform to beveled waists.
     


  2. kolecho

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    It does sound silly.
     


  3. Omegablogger

    Omegablogger Senior Member

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    If it goes on my feet it gets trees. My "retro" ones get a normal tree, more athletic styles I use the type with the spring. And yes it does feel a little silly.
     


  4. stickonatree

    stickonatree Distinguished Member

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    if you want to prevent odor you may want to buy those little ball thingys they sell at champs/footlocker/etc that "absorb" odor and give it a nice new scent. probably cheaper too.
     


  5. josepidal

    josepidal Distinguished Member

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    Yeah, I know it's an expensive solution but I have useless Epics sitting here that are dangerous when put in my dress shoes.
     


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    IMHO sneakers arent a long term investment so I dont use trees in them. At best they last 5 years and they aren't resolable

    Some people buy rare shoes as an investment or to collect. but in those cases they dont even wear them, so again, no need for a tree. I have a ton of sneakers too.
     


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    Why did you say the epics were dangerous for your dress shoes? Were they too large?

    Cedar shoe trees are abit of a luxury for sneakers but you might as well put the epics to use rather than have them lying around.
     


  8. josepidal

    josepidal Distinguished Member

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    Too wide at the lower waist and heel; stretched out shoes and made them too loose.
     


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    acidboy Stylish Dinosaur

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    You can always have the waist and heel sanded.
     


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