I suppose throughout the rest of Christendom shoe trees are just given away. br> EG charges $150 for a pair of lasted shoe trees. The cedar shoe trees sold throughout here are a relative bargain. Cedar may not be as popular throughout the rest of the world perhaps because it is not as abundant. Also, we are a nation of some 350 million ravenous consumers so to use the American market as some example with which to contrast the European market makes little sense.