San Francisco-based product designer Fernando A. Robert launched his first shoe accessory / storage solution, the "Shrine Sneaker Rack," two years ago. From its concept to its name and marketing, the "Shrine Sneaker Rack" is a rather shameless fixture for shameless sneakerheads:Each stainless steel rack displays your obsessions like no other. The intention of the Shrine Sneaker Rack is to highlight the very best details of your perfectly preserved footwear... All Shrine Racks are made in the US and include the mounting hardware for proudly creating your place of worship.
Robert is back with another, more versatile footwear storage design, the second product he's designed for his independent venture studioFAR. Like the sneaker rack, the "Shrine Shoe Rack" is also designed to display of one's most coveted footwear—up to three pairs—on a wall. "It was designed to support all types of footwear like sneakers (both hi-tops and low tops), along with women's high heels and flats. This shoe rack is ideal for small city apartments, it gets your shoes off the floor and neatly on the wall."
It's rather less ostentatious than the "Shrine Sneaker Rack," which "was designed for use in boutique shoe stores but sells mostly to serious collectors for use at home with their private collections."