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Keep your shoes organized with these 12 sleek storage ideas

These functional options will keep your favorite footwear tidy and protected.
Shoe Storage
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Staying organized can be a downright struggle, especially if you have an extreme amount of shoes laying around — and especially if you don’t have a giant closet space! The result is finding several pairs under the couch, stored in cars or piled up by the front door. It’s time to fight the clutter, and the answer is simpler than you think.

No more tripping over your kid’s Nike Airs or losing your go-to work pumps. From stylish kicks and ballet flats to six-inches stilettos and cowboy boots, there’s a shoe organizer, rack, cabinet and closet out there to keep them out of sight and mind. Here’s a few options we think you’ll kick up your heels over.

Shoe racks

Simple Houseware 4-Tier Shoe Rack

Sorry, this shoe rack won’t help hinder your shoe-buying habits — but maybe encourage them instead. When you have a four-tiered shoe organizer that can hold up to 30 pounds each, you have to fill it up somehow. Don't just take our word for it — over 32,000 verified Amazon shoppers rated this shoe rack a perfect five stars.

4-Pair Natural Boot Rack

Now you never have to neglect your favorite knee-highs or rain boots! This unique boot rack is made up of Tennessean solid oak poles, solid enough to hold four pairs of shoes but easy to fold and store away when not in use.

Mid-Century Shoe Rack

If you want to get fancy with your footwear storage, this West Elm mid-century piece is something you won’t want to hide away in the closet. Not only is it a charming addition to any room (we’re in love with the acorn finish), but it’s also Fair Trade­– and Greenguard Gold–certified. This also doubles as a mini mantle for magazines, low-maintenance indoor plants or any other noteworthy home decor.

Shoe storage benches

Vasagle Daintree Coat Rack and Shoe Bench

So, you’re more interested in practicality and price than looks? Amazon can deliver on all ends with this bestselling three-in-one shoe bench, hang rail and coat rack. Improve your morning routine efficiency by placing your coats, hats, scarves and laptop bag on the nine available hooks, then have your footwear prepped along the bottom wired shelving. Its durability and rustic, warm-tone design will easily bring functionality and a modern touch to any hallway.

Bryce Shelves Storage Bench

Keep your entryway clean and clear with this top-rated, three-tiered compact bench. The metal frame can hold up to 198 pounds and the adjustable feet will ensure your floor is safe from scratches. Store up to eight pairs of shoes below and save the wooden top shelf for your hats or bags, or simply a spot to take a load off.

Slate Blue Storage Ottoman

In need of a space saver and statement piece all in one? This storage ottoman will spruce up any room with its slate blue colored exterior and luxurious cushions for a comfortable place to sit. Guests will never know that pairs of running shoes and slip-ons can be accessed within four of the compartments built inside.

Under bed shoe storage

Brightroom Under Bed Fabric Bin with Lid

Store your more expensive pumps or loafers inside a practical fabric under bed bin. The hinged lid gives you the option to only open half of the box while the large handles make it easy to slide in and out from under your bed.

ORG Garment Storage Under Bed Shoe Bag

Whether you're behind on packing up your warm weather kicks or getting a head start on stowing away your winter footwear, Bed Bath & Beyond's got you covered with this user-friendly under bed storage option. This lightweight garment case makes organizing easy and holds up to 16 pairs of shoes. Just zip up the clear top to protect your belongings from dust, slip under the bed and forget about it!

Room Essentials Under Bed Mesh Shoe Rack

Keep shoes upright and off the ground with this mesh under bed storage rack. The durable lining is perfect for keeping flats and sneakers in place and its open design promotes visibility, making last-minute shoe swaps easy for the on-the-go businessperson.

Shoe storage cabinets

Mackpär

Lace up your sneakers beside this modern Ikea shoe storage cabinet. The furniture piece includes four long shelves that can be mounted flat or angled depending on the type of shoes stashed inside. For even more storage, get two for stackable closet space!

Niles 8-Pair Shoe Storage Cabinet

Hide those sandy flip-flops and boat shoes inside this seaside-themed wooden storage cabinet. The off-white, distressed exterior gives off major beach vibes and would make a stylish addition to any coastal-inspired summer home. Open the slat-style doors to find four spacious compartments fit for footwear or whatever storage you need.

Prepac Tall Shoe Cabinet

Whoever said cubbies weren’t meant to be used outside grade-school classrooms is seriously limiting their interior-design potential. This cabinet from Hayneedle brings a sophisticated look to the cubby, using laminated wood and an espresso finish to create a closet essential. Store up to 24 pairs of shoes, plus added accessories in the roomier bottom shelf.

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