A major problem of those who buy good shoes is to keep them as beautiful as when they were new. To avoid that they suffer from deformations, or to gain those folds and creases unpleasant, is there a way in the wood made especially to prevent this from happening known her off as a “shoe tree”.
The traquitana is usually composed of a beak on wood that will fill the space that goes from the tip to the instep of the foot and another piece of wood that fits in the area of the heel, connecting these two parts temops a metal rod that can be adjusted according to the size of the footwear. Some more elaborated models also allow the piece later if open simulating a foot larger in width.
The “shoe tree”of good quality is made of cedar and, in addition to maintaining the shape of the shoe, prevents the formation of mold, takes out the odor that may have gotten heavy use and still absorbs moisture.
If you do a search on the web, you will find different models, some even in a single solid piece of wood the other plastic, which are cheaper and practical for travel, most of them work well, it all depends on how much you want to spend and how much appreciates their walking shoes, as there is even the feature to fill in the pairs with the newspaper, a lot of people can slow down the signs of the times as well.