Cedar Shoe Trees
Article Number 82638
Cedar from Virginia.
The famous cedar from Virginia actuallycomes from the Virginian juniper (Juniperusvirginiana L.). Its wood has a cedar-like smell, hence the now-commontrade names “Virginian cedar” or “redcedar”. Its natural proportion of essentialoils and its ability to draw moistureinto itself make the untreated wood theperfect material for shoe lasts andtrees; they are especially convenientwhile traveling due to their low weight.However, their spicy scent is not foreveryone. Made in Bad Berleburg, Germany.
What shoe trees achieve.
After wearing them, shoes should beput on shoe trees or lasts. Not only dothese maintain the shoes’ shape, theyalso absorb the moisture formed insidethe shoe when worn. The latter is onlyacceptable if they are made of unpaintedwood. While it is undisputed thatshoe trees or lasts belong in every pairof shoes, there are two opinions as tothe time of their use: some say that youshould put the trees or lasts in the stillwarmshoe, while others maintain thatthey should be aired out first. If theshoe gets wet, it should first and foremostbe stuffed with old newspaper;only when the shoe is reasonably dryshould the shoe tree be inserted.
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