Shoe Trees

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HitMan009, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. HitMan009

    HitMan009 Senior member

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    Renault78law Senior member

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    wow, you're right. they look like excellent trees.
     
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    I'm new to the high-end shoe accessory game. The trees I currently own are cedar and, as far as I can tell, they work well for my shoes. Would someone mind explaining the benefits and drawbacks to poplar versus cedar shoe trees?
     
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    Ditto, that seems like a great price. Shipton & Heneage offers a similar stained shoe stree for $60 and an unstained one for $40.

    Let us know if you decide to get a pair or two. I'm looking for a decent pair of shoe trees as well.
     
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    hmmm, free shipping for orders over $59.00... and a lot of other stuff in the store. anybody ever buy from them?
     
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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Wow. Those really are exceptional looking. If you compare that price to the top line Rochester or Woodlore trees (at retail around $30) it's an amazing price, too. Order two pairs and shipping would be free.
     
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    OK, if you're interested in purchasing these trees, hold off for a few days. I just sent them an email, inquiring about the possibility of a styleforum group buy. Let's see if this works.
     
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    Thanks for the link. Â I was thinking about buying these for my Grenson's, but now I will holdoff. Paul Stuart trees
     
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    I took the liberty to order a pair of them a few days ago, along with the Robson wax and the shoe shine box. I will fill everyone in on the the items I purchased as soon as I receive them.
     
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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those are good-looking trees, but the idea of spending $60 on cedar trees just turns my stomach a bit.
     
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    Cedar is the most absorbent wood, it does not rot from moisture, and it smells good....and anyone who would pay $60 for a pair of trees, needs to go to the garage, grab a screwdriver, and tighten the nuts in his head....that is absolutely insane
     
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    Really?

    I actually prefer the construction and styling of these to the woodlore combination model for a couple of reasons.

    I would argue the PS model is more accurately sized for shoes. They are available in half sizes, whereas Woodlore offers s,m, l, xl.

    PS are shaped to offer better fit in the front of the shoe. My Grensons look more like they were made on a last like the PS rather than a Woodlore. Don't you think the Woodlore, with it's spring-loaded mechanism and its vertically split front can stretch a shoe negatively in either the toe box or heel? Not to mention the woodlore might not reach all the way forward.

    The Woodlore and the PS have a completely different heel shape as well. Again, the latter resembles the shape of the foot more so than the former.

    I own 3 pair of the woodlore combination trees for my shoes. While they are a great value, I have to often times 'massage' them in to the toe box to find the right angle. Not necessarily to get into the shoe, but to provide the most support in. This is going off the woodlore sizing guide for a 10d.

    Is the price difference of 45 between the two reason enough to stop buying woodlore and buy PS every time I need a new pair? I think not. However, not all of my shoes are of the Grenson quality.

    If I had paid full price for the Grenson's ($600), is spending $60 on cedar trees so out of reach?

    If yes, then I will power up the DeWalt and tighten all the cedar screws in my head over the weekend. I'll let them rattle all weekend until football is over though.
     
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    Good point, but to invest highly for the average shoe, it just is not worth it...but for a Grenson, especially at my prices, I can seee maybe the additional expense.
     
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    Any reply from them Renault?
     
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    no word yet. if i don't hear by monday, i'll give them a call.
     

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