To get the most life out of a pair of shoes it's important to keep them in the best possible condition. All sorts of different factors can take their toll on the shape and condition of our footwear, from the weather outdoors to the types of polishes and brushes we use to clean them.
Here at Homecolours we love to see how forward thinking design companies address everyday issues such as these. The following are a select group of designer products that can help tackle the best ways to keep your footwear in top condition.
A stylish and contemporary method of fitting shoes on is offered by the Zone Denmark A-Shoehorn. Available in colours of black, white and soft grey, the smooth shoe horn is made from silicone and metal. The product measures at 25cm, and is ideal for when you need a little extra help for putting on your shoes.
Where and how you store your shoes is another important factor in how well they perform and last. The above Umbra Shoe Sling Storage Rack presents a stylish way to organise footwear when not in use. Perfect for keeping a hallway neat and tidy, the rack can contain up to 16 pairs of shoes comfortably. Featuring rows of pockets on two levels, the storage rack is ideal for a busy home where you need to find essentials at a moment's notice.
Wet weather can play havoc with the condition of shoes that aren't designed to take it. A drying mat is a good idea to take away excess moisture from the shoes allowing them to dry completely. The above Shoe Drying Mat by Umbra is ideal for drying shoes that have been out in the wet. Stylishly made, the charcoal coloured mat is produced in foam fabric and offers two adjustable trays to raise the shoes higher and catch droplets of water as they fall. The mat is machine washable and easy to care for.
A carefully shined pair of shoes is a great way to make a good impression. The Charcoal Shoe Shine Kit by Gentlemens Hardware helps to make this goal a lot easier. Comprising two brushes, a black polish, a neutral polish and a cleaning cloth, the collection has everything necessary for the perfect shoe shine. The faux leather zip-case makes it convenient to keep everything stored away and ready for the next clean.