About This Product
The Epic Shoe Tree is truly impressive. It's European design features an expandable full crown and fully contoured heel with a polished brass knob for ease-of-use.
Grasp the knob while pushing toward the toe of the shoe when inserting or removing the tree from your shoes.
The best tree for my shoes
Posted by William Gartin on 8th Mar 2017
I bought my first of this model shoe tree around 2009 or so. More recently, I've been upgrading the rest of my shoes from cheap plastic trees, and this remains my number one choice. I have shoes in men's 11, 11.5, and 12, so I have both the large and extra large versions. 11.5 is right on the edge, where the XL will fit, but it's too tight, IMHO. I use large in my 11s and 11.5s, and XL in my size 12s.
As far a build quality, they're excellent. Check that the two side screws are tight ever five years or so, and that's all I've ever had to do to mine.
I like these well enough that I now have six pair, and leave them in the shoes at all times when I'm not wearing them. They help keep the vamps in shape and even my old shoes looking nice. Since I started using shoe trees, years back, I've been surprised at how obvious it becomes when men don't bother to use them. It took years, but I finally learned that my shoes are much too expensive to be neglected.
Beware of Sizing
Posted by Jonathan on 7th Dec 2016
Product looks great, I ordered it to keep the shape of my extra wide shoes but... sizing chart says XL for 10.5 EEE, I have 10.5 EEE Johnston & Murphys and can barely squeeze it into the shoe. Afraid to try Large tree because of other sizing issues reviews. But it looks like a high quality product.
Posted by Hale on 1st Mar 2016
Very good quality, fair price.
Works great, best shoe tree that I own!
Posted by Eric B. on 23rd Jan 2016
I bought one pair in size Medium for a pair of suede AE wingtips in size 8.5 that are a tad tight in the toes. These shoe trees fit almost perfectly. They are a little tough to compress, but that may be more to the shoes than the shoe trees. Keeps the shape of the shoe, absorbs the moisture and keeps them smelling nice. I would recommend.
Beware of size chart!
Posted by Patrick cornelius on 16th Jan 2016
Ok, these are very well made, but due to the wildly inaccurate size chart, I have wasted almost 100$ on trees I can't use. The chart says use size medium for shoes with size 10.5 3E, so I bought 2 pairs. Surprise! They're so small that they don't even compress at all! They just rattle around in the shoe! Ok, so I bought one pair of large from another vendor. It's also too small! At least it reaches the heel of the shoe, but again no compression. I guess I would need size XL really, but why take another gamble? My advice: size up at least one from the chart!
Posted by Unknown on 1st Aug 2015
I have tried cheaper trees with poor results. Very happy with these and a good value for the price.
Look & Smell Nice But Run Too Small
Posted by Richard on 7th Jul 2015
As other reviewers have noted, these shoe trees run way too small.
My shoe size is 11.5C and I ordered the XL size but the shoe trees did not fit my shoes because they are too small.
Even with the XL size there is a gap and no tension is applied to my shoes.
In other words, there is no resistance applied against the back of the shoes.
Size is not much to the shoes
Posted by Hide on 7th Apr 2015
These shoe trees look great. So I bought 3 sets.
But as other reviewers have noted, these are to small.
My shoe size is 9D or 9.5D and I odered Small size then it never fit to my shoes because of too small.
I asked to change size "M" but still there is gap and no tention were applied to my shoes. There is no resistance against the back of the shoe.
The trees maintain the shape of the shoe but don't fill the shoe completely.
My be tube/lod length is wrong.
So I leave my 3 sets of shoe trees in the box.
Size is an issue
Posted by Fred on 26th Mar 2015
These shoe trees look great and work well. As other reviewers have noted, these run small, and I'm not sure ordering a size larger is the answer. I ordered size large for my 10.5E shoes. The trees maintain the shape of the shoe but don't fill the shoe completely. There is no resistance against the front or back of the shoe. The XL might be too big. Don't know. Read the reviews but didn't follow my gut. Not a tragedy but sub-optimal performance for the price.
Order a size larger!
Posted by James Greaney on 22nd Jul 2014
These shoe trees are nicely designed and well made but they are smaller than described - particularly in the length. I wear a USA size 12 or European size 46 and I ordered an XL shoe tree - they are too small for my shoes. The cedar wood is very fresh.