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Teach me about shoe trees

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Robokop, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Robokop

    Robokop Active Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    I bought several pairs of Woodlore Ultra trees in what I'm assuming is the correct size; the size recommended by Woodlore corresponds to the size of the shoes. When I insert the shoe tree, it fills the upper, puts quite a bit of tension on the vamp and straightens out the sole. I imagine this will help alleviate creases, but I'm concerned the tree is too big for the shoe. The tree is bigger than my foot.

    Please pardon my ignorance, but I appreciate your thoughts.
  2. acecow

    acecow Senior member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Not Manhattan, unfortunately
    That's the point of the shoe trees, to put pressure and straighten the shoes. It mostly works fine for me, except for a pair of loafers which got stretched by the shoe trees inside them and now are barely wearable.

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