Nordstrom Combination Shoe Tree – $14.90 (reg. $19.95) for a pair
If you hope to maintain the shape of your dress shoes, then you absolutely must use shoe trees. Especially during a hot summer like this one when a lot of us are going sockless.
Think of these as hangers for your shoes. You wouldn’t fold a suit and put it in a drawer would you? You need to put it on a rounded shoulder hanger to help it keep its shape. Shoe trees do the same thing.
Moisture and gravity will slowly destroy the leather from the inside over time. To minimize creases, cracks, and sweat damage, slip in a pair of cedar shoe trees like these from Nordstrom after each wear. The cedar absorbs moisture and foot funk. The spring loaded pieces of wood help keep your shoes at their optimal shape.
The Combination Shoe Tree from Nordstrom has an overhang heel for gripping, they’re made in the USA, and they’re incredibly affordable at $15.00 a pair. Could you pay more than double for an almost identical pair from Brooks Brothers or J. Crew? Sure. But… why?