Clean air act: smart ways to keep your trainers fresh

250 Design’s non-electric new shoe dehumidifier promises to keep your kit-bag fragrance free. Pictured: Water vacuum, KRW25,000 ($22), by 250 Design. Sneakers, £340, by Tod’s
(Image credit: Benjamin Swanson)

Running, as the ever-increasing legions of pavement-pounders will tell you, is good for heart and mind. But it may leave your trainers a little soggy and, if not assiduously aired, none too fragrant. Korea’s 250 Design has come up with a pleasingly practical solution: a natural, non-electric shoe dehumidifier that will suck your trainers dry and odourless with minimum fuss.

The device comes in a range of colours and is neat and discreet enough to pack in a sports bag.

As originally featured in the December 2015 issue of Wallpaper* (W*201)


For more information, visit 250 Design’s website

Photography: Benjamin Swanson