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Width of shoe trees don't fit shoes

bboysdontcryy

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Hi guys, I'm a little clueless as to how shoe trees should fit shoes and one problem I've had when buying shoe trees is that the shoe trees don't fill out the width of the shoe properly (when buying a similar numerical size as that of my shoes). There tends to be some space along the sides.

There are currently two options: 1.) buy a larger sized shoe trees that fill out the width but are longer than necessary.

2.) Stick to the smaller sized shoe trees which in this case, because it does not fill put the sides for a snug fit, does not remove the creases as effectively.

Any suggestions?

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Are your trees solid in the forefoot, like so...



...or split, like so...



If the former, try the latter.


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bboysdontcryy

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They're actually like the former. But yes. I get it.

I was just doing some research. And I think I should also pay attention to the the width of the shoe trees (eg: this http://www.cedarvillestore.com/p-14-...shoe-tree.aspx is for 8E to 9E while this http://www.cedarvillestore.com/p-107...shoe-tree.aspx on the other hand is for 7D to 8B). Correct?

In any case, the rule of thumb is I should size up? Or? Down?

Originally Posted by voxsartoria
Are your trees solid in the forefoot, like so...



...or split, like so...



If the former, try the latter.


- B
 

Joenobody0

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If your shoes are made by AE it's because the trees aren't good enough to fill their superior internal crevices. If they're any other brand of shoe you might want to experiment with different brands of trees.

Also, are you a wide size? If so the "Epic" shoe tree seems to run on the wider side.
 

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