Now this is the perfect shoe rack for people who like to kick off their footwear (like me!): the Kickit shoe rack/bench by Matthias Furch and Kai Ertel. The shoes that you fling off your feet will be caught by giant bristles and stored there till you need 'em again.
Link - via BB Gadgets
@konshuss - My wife has explained this to me many times. You can't keep things cleaner by making them a darker color. They are still dirty.