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Article: Why Use Shoe Trees?
From their website:
In 1987 Woodlore was launched as a division of Allen Edmonds. Woodlore began by making cedar shoe trees to protect Allen Edmonds fine leather welted shoes. Made to mirror the quality of our shoes and to honor our Wisconsin heritage, the manufacturing facility is located just across the road in Port Washington. The company was branded “Woodlore” so that it could concentrate on creating wooden products for Allen Edmonds as well as competitive shoe brands and major department stores across the world.
Every “Made in the USA” shoe tree Woodlore makes originates from sustainably grown Eastern red cedar trees - cut from the Arkansas and Missouri Ozarks. All cedar is not the same! Our cedar is known to be the finest in the world because it is rich with red heartwood. From the heartwood comes ferocious moisture absorption capability and fragrance oils. These qualities help keep your shoes dry, deodorized and looking great for years to come. And beware… many competitive companies use lesser grade cedar…often imported and built from the sap wood (or white) part of the cedar tree. We guarantee our products will contain minimum of 80% red heartwood.
Fine sanding gives every surface a silken finish. And we use only the heaviest gauge brass-plated hardware for extra durability. Such uncompromising standards bring out the lasting beauty of our natural cedar products. In fact, we stand behind our craftsmanship with a lifetime guarantee against mechanical defect.