Where to buy shoe trees in Toronto

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gj555, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. gj555

    gj555 Senior member

    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Location:
    Toronto
    Anyone know where to get cedar shoe trees in Toronto that won't break the bank?

    The only "value" trees I have seen have been at Winners/Homesense in size XL 11-13 (I wear 7.5) and a one size fits all (8.5w and larger) split toe from Bed Bath and Beyond (2 for $19 - excellent value IMO if your shoe size is big enough.)

    The prices everywhere else that I have seen are crazy $$$.
     
  2. JohnnyLaw

    JohnnyLaw Senior member

    Messages:
    2,119
    Likes Received:
    22
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    I bought mine from eBay seller zelikovitz leather (based in Ottawa). About $50 shipped for 3 pairs of Rochester "premium" trees. Not the greatest trees, but the price is reasonable and shipping within Canada is fast and free of customs hassles.
     
  3. wind88

    wind88 Senior member

    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Check out your local cobblers. There is a cobbler in the local mall near my house (scarborough) that sells a pair for approximately $25, but I'm not sure about the quality.
     
  4. literasyme

    literasyme Senior member

    Messages:
    963
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Speaking of cobblers, can someone recommend one? The closest to me is Nick's (I think) on Dupont and Davenport -- they make their own, rather clunky shoes, and seem reasonably competent, but I haven't really had to use them for anything major. Anyone tried them? Others?
     
  5. gj555

    gj555 Senior member

    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Location:
    Toronto
    Check out your local cobblers. There is a cobbler in the local mall near my house (scarborough) that sells a pair for approximately $25, but I'm not sure about the quality.

    I have checked many cobblers but they all hover from the $25-$35 range. Overpriced for what they are. I am looking for tress at less than $20. They don't need to be best, just something made of cedar.
     
  6. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

    Messages:
    4,328
    Likes Received:
    44
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Location:
    Canada
    I have checked many cobblers but they all hover from the $25-$35 range. Overpriced for what they are. I am looking for tress at less than $20. They don't need to be best, just something made of cedar.
    $25-$35 is the market price for cedar trees
     
  7. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

    Messages:
    3,252
    Likes Received:
    49
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    Or, you could pay $90.00 for cedar at Harry Rosen!
     
  8. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

    Messages:
    4,328
    Likes Received:
    44
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Location:
    Canada
    Or, you could pay $90.00 for cedar at Harry Rosen!

    Huh? What kind of shoe tree do you get for $90???
     
  9. TBSDSpaniard

    TBSDSpaniard Senior member

    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    the tree is still attached[​IMG]
     
  10. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

    Messages:
    4,328
    Likes Received:
    44
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Location:
    Canada
    the tree is still attached[​IMG]
    Then its a bargain!
     
  11. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

    Messages:
    1,837
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Location:
    Toronto
    There is a good place at 1240 Bay, just North of Bloor. They sell Woodlore. There are two place slightly south of Bloor: one on the west side of Bay just North of the new "UCondos" and one in the basement of the Manulife Centre. Both sell cedar trees. However, they are probably $20-30, this is the average price for decent cedar.

    But, if you need to finance expanding your flagship store 3 stories up then, yes, you sell them for some outrageous price, like Harry Rosen. That place pisses me off everytime I walked by. I don't know what I hate more there, the idiot customers or the D-bag sales people.
     
  12. Fabro

    Fabro Senior member

    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Location:
    Vancouver
    I bought mine from eBay seller zelikovitz leather (based in Ottawa). About $50 shipped for 3 pairs of Rochester "premium" trees. Not the greatest trees, but the price is reasonable and shipping within Canada is fast and free of customs hassles.

    +1 I'm happy with what I got from them.
     
  13. HEWSINATOR

    HEWSINATOR Senior member

    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Do They have a Dack's there? I got some here in Edmonton for a reasonable price IIRC. Every time I go down south though, I get a pair or two at Nordstrom Rack. I think they are 15 there for the split toe standard type cedar ones.
     
  14. Confucius

    Confucius Senior member

    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    Location:
    KL
    SOrry to hijack but didn't wanna start another thread.

    Can I use 'regular' shoe trees in boots? Or are there special trees for boots?
     
  15. J Simulcik

    J Simulcik Senior member

    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Location:
    An autogyro en route to the Prussian consulate in
    SOrry to hijack but didn't wanna start another thread.

    Can I use 'regular' shoe trees in boots? Or are there special trees for boots?


    Both.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by