Closet & Foyer Soul Mates: The Best Shoe Storage Options

Closet & Foyer Soul Mates: The Best Shoe Storage Options

Maxwell Ryan
Oct 2, 2017
(Image credit: Anna Spaller)

If your wedges, sneakers, running shoes and moon boots are currently piled up on the bottom of your closet (or, even worse, strewn about your entryway), then you need shoe storage, and you need it now. These shoe racks and organizers will not only make it easier to get dressed in the morning, but they'll prevent your favorite pairs from getting squished in the pile-up. Consider this your first step towards a clutter-free closet and foyer.


Thank goodness for the expandable shoe rack. This option is stackable, and for less than $20, very budget friendly.

There's a Scandinavian feel to this simple pine shoe rack. It's basic and minimalist and the price is right—perfect for the bottom of your hallway coat closet.

Over-the-door organizers take advantage of under-utilized space, but they're typically not the most attractive options. This simple metal wire version is much more stylish than the clear plastic pocket models.

One of the highest rated shoe storage options carried at the Container Store, this non-slip shoe rack is designed for both heels and flats. Reviewers love that it can hold any style shoe, including bulky winter boots.

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TRONES makes our list every year, and for good reason. It's a modern-looking, attractive option that hides shoes in plain sight and is great for shallow and small spaces. A set of three from IKEA costs $40, but you can configure as many as you like. You can see them in action in every room in the house.

For those who are serious about their shoe storage and want to keep their kicks in tip-top shape, invest in the Rakku shoe wheel. Individual compartments separate each pair so shoes never get squished, while the clever wheel design makes it easy to spin to the pair you want (or play shoe roulette).

If you've got the space, go for the big guns. This tall rack comes with wheels, and holds up to 60 pairs of shoes! It's also attractive enough to hang out in the open.

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If you are looking for a modern and stylish option, check out the J-Me Shoe Rack. It's sleek, attractive, and doesn't take up space on the floor. Hang them as high or as low as you like.

Form meets function in this wood and metal entryway bench that acts as seating, a shoe rack, and concealed storage for mail and papers.

If you live an apartment with minimal closet space, choose a wall-leaning rack that doubles as a coat hanger. This wood and metal organizer is pretty enough to leave out in the open.

Re-edited from a post originally published 08/12/2015 - N.M.

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