Design – “I love my job because every time I work on a post, I discover whole new worlds behind a single product. I looked for shoe accessories for this new chapter of the Humble design series dedicated to those objects often snubbed by design. And it happened again! I ‘walked’ into an intriguing world of objects and furniture pieces charged with functionalism and unexpected creativity. Enjoy!” Says Antonella Galimberti.
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Milanese atelier Ludovica Mascheroni created an exquisite walnut shoehorn with brass details resembling two kissing swans. A refined hand-crafted piece that practically helps to wear shoes when standing or seated.
Gamba de Legn – wooden leg in Milanese dialect – is a hand-crafted shoe stretcher by Italian artisanal shoe brand Velasca. The precious wooden parts allow for keeping the shoes fit and fresh. They also absorb humidity, oozing a woody scent.
Historic family-run Milanese brand Lorenzi has created a prestigious gentleman’s shoe-care kit. It contains six brushes in precious Ovangkol wood, three creams, one shoe polish, a cloth, and a shoehorn. The box comes in beeswax polished Iroko wood with a leather top.
Japanese lifestyle brand Muji presents a stainless steel portable shoehorn with a distinctive minimalist design. Thanks to a practical snap hook, you can hang it on the gym bag or keep it in the purse.
Designed by Luka Or for Monkey Business, Sneakers Peekers is a quirky set of bunny-shaped shoe deodorants. It comes with four bags containing eco-friendly activated carbon that can absorb odours and smells for up to six months.
The Bluelover luminous laces are ideal for both night jogging and clubbing. Available in blue, fuchsia, green, and yellow, they come with a battery that lasts up to 30h and can be easily replaced. On Amazon.
Flying Tiger Copenhagen proposes a non-slip silicon shoe cover that resembles 1950s swimming caps. Ideal for rainy days and a pond-proof solution to walking, it comes in a bold blue hue.
Skeaker Cleaner is Philips’ powerful brush for perfect shoes. It comes with three heads spinning up to 500 times per minute, four batteries, and compact packaging for well-organised travelers.
The suspended Welcome shoe rack by Birex can store 15 pairs of shoes and has a minimal design with a large front mirror. Made with recycled wood panels, it’s a practical and compact solution for the bathroom and the walking wardrobe.
Ideal for holiday homes and well-organised camping, Dmail’s foldable shoe rack comes with a textile ‘hive’ for storing 18 pairs of shoes. Once folded, it almost disappears, occupying only 9 cm of space.