The Best Shoe Storage Solutions You Can Buy Right Now for Spaces Big and Small

updated Dec 18, 2023
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Remember the episode of “Sex and the City” where Carrie Bradshaw goes to look at apartments, and the only one she can afford has a tiny closet, and she’s like, but where do the shoes go? And her agent says, you get one of those racks that hang on the door, and Carrie’s all, ew, no? Well, if you’ve ever been a renter (and you have more than two pairs of shoes), you’ve probably been there before.

The good news is that shoe storage has come a long way; it no longer needs to be an eyesore or cost a fortune to find pretty, practical solutions for all of your shoe-storing needs. Whether you’re looking for the perfect entryway piece, a killer closet system, or the shoe rack of your dreams (yes, that Instagram-famous one is on this list!), we’ve got you covered. Below, shop 14 of the best budget shoe storage solutions on the market today. Trust us, even Carrie Bradshaw would approve of these picks.

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The Container Store

The Container Store's hanging shoe organizer is the classic, refined: The hooks and shelves are extra strong, and the poly-cotton canvas is breathable so your shoes won't go funky. At just 5 inches wide it's wide enough for you to place your shoes side by side instead of jamming them into a narrow cubby. Coming in an easy-to-style, natural color, this is a great solution for a really small closet.

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The Container Store

Whether you're a sneakerhead looking to show off your collection or someone who likes to keep dust and dirt from getting into your shoes, these shoebox organizers are an absolute dream. The clear window of this drop-front shoebox lets you quickly find the shoes you're looking for, while the black casing gives the plastic shoe bins a stylish update.

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Not keen on those flimsy, collapsible under-bed shoe organizers? No problem! Easy to access thanks to its wheeled design, this elevated shoe cart can seamlessly slide beneath most beds and features a heavy-duty frame that'll keep your shoes in place. No footwear lost here!

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was $45.99

For a wooden shoe organizer with tons of style, you can't go wrong with this piece from Dotted Line. Holding up to eight pairs of shoes, the sleek bamboo construction and stackable design make it a dream for tight spaces.

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The Container Store

We're big fans of this option from The Container Store that features a classic shoe rack organizer design. Accommodating up to 12 pairs of shoes, it conveniently folds flat when not in use, making it a dream for reorganizers everywhere.

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was $62.68

Sporting a super-basic, easy-to-incorporate style, these Wayfair cubbies double as a great kids' shoe organizer. They're neat and stackable (meaning they'll be able to expand with your little one's collection). With a couple of drawers, this piece can serve as a multi-use cubby for a bedroom, playroom, or living space.

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The Container Store

For the serious shoe collector (with little floor space to spare), a rolling shoe rack is a must. This Container Store pick features a chrome finish, a ten-tier design that can hold up to 50 pairs of shoes, and simple, tool-free assembly for a stress-free piece that looks great placed against any wall.

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was $52.99

An entryway shoe organizer for the ages, this bamboo shoe rack is a double-duty wonder. Holding up to eight pairs of shoes, this rack also features a built-in umbrella stand, effectively killing two birds with one stone and saving you valuable entryway space.

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Open Spaces

An Instagram mainstay, the Open Spaces Entryway Rack has developed something of a cult following as of late, thanks to its clean, modern design. Made from powder-coated steel and available in five chic colors, this durable rack is extremely easy on the eyes and can be used for everything from shoes to plants and more.

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was $289.00

Pretty enough to serve as an integral design piece that's equally nice in an entryway as in a bedroom, this shoe organizer bench is big on style and storage. With a deep interior storage space (perfect for linens, bedding, and more), as well as a sturdy shoe rack beneath, this best-selling triple-threat has garnered an almost-five-star rating with Walmart customers — something that doesn't surprise us in the least.

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Home Depot
was $203.97

For fans of the sleek design of the TRONES shoe storage cabinets but need something with a little more space, this Tvilum shoe cabinet is a fantastic solution. Holding up to 21 pairs of shoes and featuring a modern Scandi design, this cabinet measures less than 10 inches, making it a great fit for tight spaces.

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The Container Store

Stop hanging your boots or slipping pool noodles into the legs to keep them straight — we've found what just might be the best boot storage rack. Designed to help preserve the shape of your boots big and small, this solid wood rack can hold tall, mid-calf, and ankle boots thanks to its unique design, all while easily fitting under hanging clothes.

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Making any room feel more like a boutique, this wall shoe organizer lifts things off the ground for a stylish, space-saving design. Five slanted shelves with fences keep shoes from sliding out, while the adjustable-height shelves allow for flexible storage. Not looking to put holes in your wall? This system can also be used as a standing model for even more versatility.

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was $83.58

Here's something that isn't intended to be shoe storage at all but will still get the job done beautifully: the Sauder Beginnings 5-Shelf Bookcase. Available in three colors to accommodate your needs, these shelves can be adjusted for all kinds of shoes, from flats to boots.