21 Outstanding Shoe Storage Ideas (Never Lose Shoes Again)

Jul 30th
Stylish boot tray

Girls apparently personal on common, 20 pairs of shoes.  Males, on common, personal 12 pairs.  I personal 13 pairs of footwear.  I’m a man so I’m spot on within the common vary.

Meaning the common grownup couple has a mixed 32 pairs of footwear kicking round the home.  If there are children, add one other 10 to 20 pairs.  That’s upwards of 50 pairs of footwear in the home.  Yikes, that’s actually a mountain of footwear.

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No surprise shoe storage is such a well-liked matter.

On the subject of shoe storage, you gotta be strategic.  There are three foremost forms of shoe storage (i.e. methods for higher group).  They’re:

Now let’s dive into the specifics of shoe group choices.  There are lots of.  Our checklist beneath consists of photograph examples.

Racks are available all sizes, supplies, capability and types.  They’re often not the prettiest given they’re geared towards storing many pairs vs. trying good.  I are inclined to desire the wooden varieties.  As for dimension, a decrease rack is healthier for a lobby or mudroom, however a tall rack could possibly be good in a bed room or storage room.

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The open shoe rack is a quite simple construction – a body with cabinets or bars.  It’s not enclosed.  These can look nice just like the one beneath and are pretty cheap.  Racks are additionally nice as a result of you may retailer loads of footwear in little or no area.  They’re probably the most environment friendly choices.


A closed shoe rack is extra like a shoe shelf.  It provides cubbies or contained sections for every pair.

Revolving Shoe Rack

For the final word in shoe storage effectivity, take a look at this revolving shoe rack.

Supply: Wayfair

A shoe cupboard can retailer a superb quantity of footwear and look good.  However they often price greater than a rack.  Along with selecting by storage capability, there are four forms of shoe cupboards:

Common (open face)

Absolutely enclosed

Supply: Wayfair

Wall-Mounted (floating)

Supply: Wayfair

The bench answer is good for mudrooms and foremost entryways.  They function a seat and storage.  We’ve got one in our lobby and it’s implausible.  I’m a HUGE fan of storage benches as a result of they appear good, I’m all the time sport for having a seat they usually retailer stuff. They’re what I name a triple menace on this planet of storage.

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There are three primary varieties – open, partially open and closed.  Listed below are examples of every.


Partially open


Supply: Wayfair

The hanging shoe organizers are environment friendly as a result of they’re positioned in places which might be in any other case wasted area and might retailer many pairs, however I discover them clumsy.  We’ve got a number of of those and I don’t use them.

There are Three foremost forms of hanging shoe organizers.  They’re:

1. Rack model

The hanging rack is my favourite hanging kind of shoe storage.  That doesn’t imply a lot as a result of general, I’m not huge on any hanging storage.  I don’t like issues clanking on the door after I open or shut them.

Supply: Wayfair

2. Pockets

The pockets appear to be a good suggestion, however I’m not a giant fan.  Perhaps as a result of my footwear don’t slot in them properly.  As you may see beneath, they actually solely accommodate flatter footwear.  Don’t count on to get your giant sneakers or climbing footwear in there.

Supply: Wayfair

3. Cabinets

And one more seemingly good thought, however we have now these hanging cabinets and I fnd they’re flimsy and take up loads of area.  I desire a rack or cupboard any day of the week.

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Supply: Wayfair

For footwear you don’t want at present, bins are a viable and cheap method to retailer your footwear in order that they’re out of the way in which.  You may stack bins so it’s additionally environment friendly.  Simply remember to label them in any other case you’ll by no means discover them.  A field is a field is a field… not likely.  You may go for cloth, plastic or wooden shoe bins.  Additionally, some retailer one pair whereas others a number of pairs.  Take a look at some examples:



These are flat storage choices that slide underneath beds.  They’re all just about the identical in form besides some are bigger (i.e. extra storage capability).

TIP:  Get one with a transparent prime like the instance beneath.  This protects you time searching for one thing within the occasion you’ve got a number of of those underneath the mattress or within the closet.

Footlockers can retailer all types of issues.  They’re principally giant chests and are available wooden, steel or plastic.  I really like the wooden ones.  Some are plain and solely purposeful whereas others are trendy and might double as a bit of furnishings.  Our instance beneath doubles as a espresso desk.

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Supply: Wayfair

Boot trays don’t retailer all that a lot however they assist defend your flooring from water and dirt.  It’s good to have one or two of those in the home throughout moist months.  Right here’s a classy instance.

Supply: Houzz Shop

In case your funds permits and you’ve got properly above the common variety of footwear, you may get a built-in shoe shelf in your bed room, closet or elsewhere.  Beneath is a good instance of such a shelf.  By my depend, the instance beneath shops about 50 to 54 pairs of footwear and boots.  Discover the boot storage backside shelf.

If you happen to’re designing a closet, remember to reserve some space for storing and options for footwear.  Beneath is an instance of compressing in some shoe cabinets throughout the huge group system.  See extra closet techniques right here.

The final word shoe storage is a customized design and constructed shelving and cupboards in a big walk-in closet.  Check out the instance beneath.  Now that’s a chic method to set up your footwear.  I depend 40 pairs of footwear saved within the instance beneath.  It’s simple to entry and every thing is immaculately organized.

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Extra Concerns

Operate, type or each?

As you may see above, some shoe organizers look higher than others.  The excessive storage quantity racks for 50+ pairs don’t look all that nice.  You wouldn’t put them in your lobby.  A pleasant shoe bench, then again, seems nice and goes just about wherever.

What number of pairs to retailer?

The most important challenge it is advisable determine is what number of pairs of footwear it is advisable retailer and the place you wish to retailer them.  Maybe you’ve got 80 pairs of footwear you wish to retailer and one other 10 pairs that you simply use commonly (through rotation).  That makes it simple – get a few big racks after which a modern organizer for the lobby or mudroom.


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