Allen Edmonds Shoe Trees – $22.46 with free two-day shipping (reg. $29.95)
Or, $20 with free standard shipping via AllenEdmonds.com (credit bc in the comments)
Maybe you just don’t have the cash on hand to take advantage of the currently running Allen Edmonds 5th Ave. sale. Take comfort in the fact that you can own a little piece of the A.E. empire for around $20. And they’re something you need to have in your closet as it is.
Your shoes need shoe trees. Properly storing your clothes doesn’t end at your ankles. Not keeping shoe trees in your unworn shoes would be like balling up your wool suit and stuffing it in a drawer.
Leather is a skin. And just like your skin, it soaks stuff up. Good stuff like polish, as well as bad stuff like sweat and salt from your feet. Leather can show the effects of gravity over time if it’s not supported. Just like your skin. The cedar in shoe trees helps remove that bad moisture your feet left behind, plus their shape prevents the force of gravity from pulling your shoes down into a crinkled mess. And if there’s one thing we know about gravity, it’s cruel, and it’s relentless:
Damn. Well anywho…
You need shoe trees for each pair of dress shoes in your collection. No exceptions. Why Allen Edmonds? Because just like their shoes, their shoe trees are made in the United States. And bad shoe trees are a pain to get into your oxfords. Especially after a long night out on the town. You think this guy is struggling? Try getting a pair of cheap, rough moving shoe trees into your black lace-ups after four martinis. It’s not pleasant.
The Allen Edmonds trees are now on sale for around $20 with with free two day shipping via endless.
Not sure what size to get? Regular widths (D) sizes 10, 10.5, and 11 are all large. Here’s the chart: