Where there’s a road, there are feet to walk along it. This truism brings to mind the fact that walking feet require shoes to lessen the strain of the walk. And while we’re not all strong walkers, it’s fair to say that everyone needs to keep their shoes in good condition and looking at their best.
Thankfully, top designers are well aware of this fact and have come up with some great ideas for the care and storage of personal footwear. Here at Dotmaison we think a stylish outfit often needs to make an impact from the shoes and up – for that reason alone, keeping shoes in top condition is well worth it. Here are some items available now to help you do just that.
The Shoe Sling Storage Rack from Umbra (above) represents a fantastic method of storing shoes in a practical and stylish manner. The versatile rack can hold up to 16 pairs of shoes, so its great for families or perhaps for someone who just happens to have plenty of shoes. Two levels of storage space is available, with the fabric mesh pockets capable of keeping the shoes secure and in place. Brilliant for organising different types of shoes for every occasion.
Umbra has also come up with a superb product for drying shoes after being out in the damp or exposed to rain. The Shoes Drying Mat, Charcoal is made from foam fabric and features two folded plastic trays that can be adjusted to elevate shoes for drying. The excess water can steadily drip away, leaving shoes to dry naturally. The mat is suitable for machine washing and is easy to care for and look after.
The Black Splendour Laundry & Shoe Bags from Ted Baker are ideal for keeping clothing and footwear items organised when on the move. The travel bags each have their own design and colour palette of pinks and black. The Ted Baker logo is also proudly on show, with one of the bags featuring an embroidered signature of the designer. The set of 3 bags is suitable for machine washing and cool ironing, meaning you can keep them – and your wardrobe – looking at their best.
The Shoe Shine Kit by Ted Baker is another vital component for the best way in looking after shoes. Made up of two tins of black and neutral polish , two brushes and a ‘Ted Baker London’ branded cloth, this set offers a superb way to look after shoes. The set would make a lovely gift for anyone who loves to keep their shoes looking clean, polished and ready for anything.