Yesterday, in Laure's call to clean and organize, there were a couple of queries regarding shoes. We culled our idea from a friend with a bigger closet; it's efficient, practical and neat.
We use these plastic drawers from the Container Store we've blogged before. The athletic shoe size holds our heels, flats or sneakers; the sweater size corrals our boots (yes, we fold 'em). Polaroids in the front let us know, at a glance, what's inside. Our shoes stay off the floor and dust free and our closet stays relatively neat.
These Tweed Drop Front boxes, also from the Container Store, offer a similar, prettier solution without the drawer option.