Keeping shoe soles clean is not always an easy thing to do, especially when the weather is capricious. As common doormats don’t do a very good job, someone had to come with a better idea.
Paionia Furyokuki, the designer of the suction mat that you are about to see, managed to shoot two birds with one stone. Cleaning dirty shoes is not the only problem, but also cleaning the doormat after superficially removing the dirt from the shoes. The suction mat, instead, cleans not only the shoes, but also itself.
As the designer of the suction mat stated, “So far, mats have often been rented to users, and if they get dirty, the user replaces or cleans them. But with our product, the mat itself suctions dirt, so the mat is always clean. This mat has an unusual concept, as the mat itself stops dirt from being carried into a building, by cleaning people’s shoes.”
Fortunately, the suction mat does not come with any bulky manual, as using it is quite intuitive. All that people need to do is to walk on it and wait for the suction mat to do its job. Judging by the demonstration presented in the following video, this unusual doormat is quite fast at cleaning the shoes and itself.
I’m not sure how the suction mat handles muddy shoes in rainy days, but if it is only dust that you have on your sole, you will most certainly not be disappointed. A set includes four mats measuring 50 cm by 1m each. And here comes probably the greatest downside of this product: not every one will afford it, as a set costs not less than $6,250. We can only hope that the advancements in the technology involved here will determine the price to drop in the future so that more people can buy such impressive mats. Until then, investing such a large sum of money in a product that only cleans your shoes is a bit ridiculous.
However, it is good to see that inventions are made in all fields. Such brilliant ideas will surely make the future look better.
If you liked this post, please check the computer keyboard doormat and the iPhone unlock doormat. There are plenty of geeky doormats featured here on Walyou, but I doubt any of them can clean the shoes in such an innovative and efficient way as the suction mat does.