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Old 08-27-10, 09:01 PM
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Do You Shoe Tree?

I have a dozen or so pairs of shoes that really should have shoe trees in them, but I never got around to it. Now I'm wondering if people really use them for all of their shoes, or if they have them for 1 or 2 nice pairs and give up on the rest.

Do you shoe tree?

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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

Nope.
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

no.
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

No.

(and not at all what I was expecting this thread to be about)
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

Expecting....this?

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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

ummmmm no
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

Only when I'm shining them.
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

I guess asking where everyone gets their shoe trees would be pointless.....? I'll probably just get 6-7 and ignore my other pairs.
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

If you have an expensive pair of business dress shoes (i.e. Johnston & Murphy or Allen Edmonds), then yes. I have several pairs of shoes (Oxfords) that cost about $200 each. They help the shoes keep their shape and absorb moisture. A nice pair of loafers will benefit from a shoe tree as well.

When you're spending that type of money on shoes, the longer they last, the better.
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

Most of my shoes are on the expensive side (Ben Sherman, Ferragamo, Nason, etc). The really nice ones get my shoe trees, but I have a bunch of middle of the road pairs (Steve Madden, Diesel, etc) that just sit around. They probably would benefit, but most shoe trees I found are $15-$25/ea, and I'm not sure if there is much value for most of my knock around pairs.
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

Originally Posted by pedagogue View Post
I have a dozen or so pairs of shoes
...and I always thought you were a guy!

P.S. - I think it's pair of shoes.
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I filled a big box with my extra pairs. I'm not sure the total count, but I have at least 10 pair(s?) of dress shoes, 5 pairs of sneakers, 6 pairs of sandals, at least 2 pairs of boots, etc.
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

No. I only own 3 pairs of shoes. No dress shoes.
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

No..I'm not a girl.
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nope
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No.
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

I seriously thought shoe trees were those things you hang on a door to store shoes. Never even seen those things pictured in the first post. But then, I've never paid more than $20 for a pair of shoes.
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
I seriously thought shoe trees were those things you hang on a door to store shoes.
Me too.

I always figured if you can afford expensive shoes, you can afford to just buy a new pair when they get a little out of shape.
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

I just have 1 pair of boots. Thats all I need.

I don't jog, so I don't need any sneakers. Never had a need for dress shoes (But I would make the exception for owning a pair if needed).

I cant see the point of having 3, maybe 4 pairs of shoes max.
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

I had no idea what a shoe tree was. I don't really wear dress shoes outside of special events though, which is only a few times a year, and even then they're not that fancy or expensive.
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

Yes - I have 5 pairs of shoes tree'd. I never used them until I started appreciating the comfort and feel of finer shoes and the benefit they had for my feet. To keep them in better shape only makes sense. Of course I'm from the old school where I don't mind spending $250 - $300 on a pair of shoes and having them re-soled or the leather worked to keep them in shape.

It's kinda like dating a young girl - there's a lot of work involved and some of the benefits far out-weigh the involvement, but in the end, does it really work.....
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

Oh yeah - and since I'm no longer a corporate lemming - I'm usually skating wearing these:

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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

I have 1 nice pair, a pair of hiking boots, and a pair of moccasins and that's sufficient for me.
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

Yes I use shoe trees for my nice dress shoes. I have 5 pair of shoe trees at the moment
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Re: Do You Shoe Tree?

Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
I seriously thought shoe trees were those things you hang on a door to store shoes. Never even seen those things pictured in the first post. But then, I've never paid more than $20 for a pair of shoes.
Considering decent cedar ones are $15-$35, that is probably a good economic choice.

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
Me too.

I always figured if you can afford expensive shoes, you can afford to just buy a new pair when they get a little out of shape.
Often times it isn't just the cost, as some shoe makes aren't available after a couple of years.

Originally Posted by Minor Threat View Post
Yes - I have 5 pairs of shoes tree'd. I never used them until I started appreciating the comfort and feel of finer shoes and the benefit they had for my feet. To keep them in better shape only makes sense. Of course I'm from the old school where I don't mind spending $250 - $300 on a pair of shoes and having them re-soled or the leather worked to keep them in shape.
My brotha from another motha!

Originally Posted by Minor Threat View Post
It's kinda like dating a young girl - there's a lot of work involved and some of the benefits far out-weigh the involvement, but in the end, does it really work.....
YES! To the shoes....the other part is TBD. I figure if they have made it to 21 they must be doing something right!

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