A pair of shoe trees is your shoe’s best friend. Shoe trees are used as inserts to keep your shoes in great shape as they age. Investing in a pair of shoe trees complementary to your shoes is a smart decision to prolong your shoes’ life.
The primary purposes of shoe trees are:
Shoes can take up to 24 hours to fully dry. We recommend rotating your shoes throughout the week, not using the same shoes two days in a row.
If creasing is already visible on the shoes, shoe trees may reduce creases’ appearance but won’t eliminate them entirely. That being said, shoe creasing is a normal part of wearing shoes.
Shoe trees are constructed into two or three solid parts: a front part resembling the forefoot and a back part resembling the heel. The two parts will be spring-loaded to accommodate varying sizes of shoes and provide a more customized fit. Some models have a front part divided into two pieces. These two pieces are also spring-loaded to provide a more custom fit in the shoe’s front.
Shoe trees come in many different materials and shapes. We recommend using shoe trees made out of cedar wood because of their ability to wick away moisture and prevent odor.
A pair of shoe trees of high quality require little maintenance and will last a lifetime. However, it is a good idea to once a year use extra fine-grit sandpaper to open up the wood’s grain.
After a day of wearing your shoes, install the shoe trees shortly after and let them be placed inside the shoes when not being worn. The shoe tree will absorb the moisture and also maintain the shoe’s original shape.
A pair of shoe trees should fit your shoes well. If they move around inside the shoe after being inserted correctly, they are likely too small. If you’re experiencing a hard time fitting the shoe trees even after compressing the spring fully, they’re probably too big.
Our shoe trees have been specially developed to fit the size of our Morjas shoes. For example, if your Morjas shoes are in size UK 8 or UK 8,5, we recommend choosing size UK 8 in our shoe trees.