One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A shaped block inserted into a shoe when it is not being worn to keep the shoe in shape.
- ‘Additional notes: - if you're going to spend some money on real shoes, get some shoe trees.’
- ‘He also bought a pair of shoe trees to keep his 10EEEs in top shape.’
- ‘I found the second shoe tree a day after that, and the third one three days after that.’
- ‘The best ways to find a shoe tree are luck, accident, or word of mouth.’
- ‘This narrow, 180-foot-long assembly of cast-offs included shoe trees, crockery, wheels, hand tools, hardware, animal horns and masks from various cultures, nestled one after the other.’
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