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on 9 November 2014
The large is a good fit for my size 9s. My dad also got a large for his 10s, because we thought that xl might be too big. That was also fine.
These work well.
14th Dec update - just wanted to add a little to this review, as I have now had the chance to do a little more research into shoe trees, and have also had the chance to try out another type.
When these were out of stock I bought some on eBay with a different design. It seems like you can get shoe trees in split toe or solid block design.
The ones on eBay were much cheaper. £13.50 I think. And are good value. That included shipping, so are virtually half the price of these, when you factor in shipping as well. They were the solid block design, which are aimed at specific shoe sizes, rather than size ranges as with these. They are also cedar, and the quality was fine. However, I just wanted to point out that it seems like the heel fit is different between solid block shoe trees, and split toe ones (like these). The solida block ones were a great fit for some shoes with wider heels, but for my Barkers they would have been awful, because Barkers seem to have a narrower heel, and the solid block style would have stretched them, rather then just keep them in place. For my dad, who has a wider fit, the solid block ones (got him some more as well) has been great.
So, give some mind to the shoes these are going in before you decide on a style of shoe tree. The solid block ones are great for shoes with naturally wider heels, but for some narrower dress shoes, these split toe ones are a better option. In both cases, the front part of the shoe tree was a good fit.