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4.0 out of 5 starsI like the cedar wood material used.
Reviewed in Canada on September 9, 2019
I ordered a size 8 but it was too small to do any good. I was going to return it but there is no free return shipping and my cost to ship it back was almost the price of the shoe tree. I am going to give it away to some one who can use it.
I was a loyal customer until this recent delivery. I ordered my 5th pair of shoe trees and was surprised at what I saw in the box. The inside of the box was saturated all the way through the cardboard with oil and parts of the tissue paper the shoe tree was wrapped in were soaked in oil. A little oil has always been visible in the box but this was saturated and pooled in places. The box left a stain on my desktop from how much oil was on the bottom of the box. I reached out to the manufacturer with pictures and they told me that the spring mechanism does not contain oil and that my pair must have been packed before they had finished curing so the wood was still curing and purging oil. Glad I didn’t stick those in my shoes and have them purge oil into my shoes. Clearly quality control is not as it has been.
I cheaped out and bought these because they were on sale and the "good" shoe trees have gotten too expensive for what they are. I was wrong. The "wide heel" they promise isn't wide. The height of the tree, the thickness, especially for a size 12 shoe is far too thin. Please don't waste your money on these. Buy some cheap-o plastic travel trees and use those and wait for something better and slightly more expensive to come along.
For some reason these shoe trees are designed in such a way as to not extend into the toe area of the shoe. I'm finding that most NEW trees of this type/design don't fit properly into the shoe. I have many pairs of older wooden trees that fit much better than these.
The front part does not fit and does not keep the shape of the shoe. The quality is good. If you live in Mexico keep in mind that if you want to return the item you might end up,paying more for the delivery than for the item itself. I had to keep the shoe trees as I had to pay more in mail than what I paid for the shoe trees