I found these the other day.
I’ve seen shoe trees before, but never considered that they’d be such a sought after item. On the thrifting related reddits people have been raving about finding these things at thrift stores. You’d think people were winning the lottery here.
So what’s a shoe tree?
A shoe tree is a device approximating the shape of a foot that is placed inside a shoe to preserve its shape, stop it from developing creases and thereby extend the life of the shoe.Wikipedia
I never saw shoe trees in my house growing up, even though my parents did wear office clothes. Maybe they didn’t find them necessary?
This video shows that shoe trees can actually make a difference in how long your shoes last. I had no idea.
I didn’t pick up these shoe trees, but I’m sure they made someone else squeal with joy.