I am very hard on shoes. For years, my shoes have lasted for only 3 months at a time. It doesn’t matter if I spend a lot or a little on them, if they are good or bad quality, what store they come from, or what they’ve been made of. 3 months is as long as they would last.
But 6 months ago I invested in cedar shoe trees. They keep my shoes clean, dry, straight and wrinkle free. They inspire me to treat the leather and clean it, and to use a shoe horn (which protects the heels of the shoe). And suddenly, my shoes last and last and last. My trees are from One Cedar Lane — this style — recommended. They make a huge difference.