Dasco Spring Shoe Tree
Dasco spring shoe tree, made in strong Birchwood with a spiral spring. To keep the shape of your shoes and also help when cleaning them. Lacquered finish. While wearing your leather or suede shoes, your feet perspire. This, unfortunately, is unavoidable. Each part of a shoe made of a hide, whether it be leather, suede, calfskin, nubuck, reptile leather etc., will absorb the moisture from your feet. As you wear your leather shoes, each step you take bends certain areas of the shoe to varying degrees. These effects adversely affect your shoes when you take them off. Just like a crumpled shirt taken out of the washing machine, your shoes will have a number of creases and deformations.
While shoes or boots must indeed be dry before you put them back on, this is not the main function of a shoe tree. It can speed up the drying process while you are not wearing your shoes, but its primary function consists of maintaining the shape of a shoe as it dries. Apart from proper care, cleaning and hydration, the only way to maintain the shape of your shoes is to use shoe trees as soon as you take them off. Just as you would iron a crumpled shirt, your shoe leather should be stretched as it dries out.