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Organize Your Shoes

From casual to formal style, flats to boots, and everyday wear to “can’t-wait-to-take-them-off,” we all have shoes we love – and some that we could do without. Whether your collection is small and practical, average size, or it includes a pair for every occasion, season and reason, shoes can easily clutter your home when you don’t have effective storage. See how easy it is to improve the way you organize your shoes with these tips and ideas.

With effective shoe storage solutions, you can transform the way you manage your beloved footwear collection. No matter your personal style, shoe preferences, or the size of your shoe arsenal, we have the tips and ideas you need to revolutionize your shoe organization game.

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Love them, love them not

Take a few minutes to review your shoe collection and consider how much space you need to accommodate shoes– especially if you are sharing a master closet with your partner or have a family mudroom. If you’re remodeling your existing closet or building a new closet space, this is the ideal time to pare things down. How much space will each of you need for shoes, folded clothes, hanging garments, and accessories? Options may include shoe racks, cubbies, shelves, or even specialized shoe organizers. It is essential to consider the available space and choose storage solutions that maximize efficiency while maintaining a visually pleasing arrangement. Keep what you love or like and donate the pairs you rarely wear.

In summary, by critically assessing our shoe collections and making conscious choices, we can optimize space allocation in shared closets or family mudrooms. We can streamline our shoe storage needs and create a more efficient and enjoyable space.

Take your shoes to new heights

Do your precious pairs tend to pile up on the floor? When shoes are lying around, they can easily become lost, damaged, unsightly, or even create a tripping hazard. With shoe shelves built into your closet system, you’ll always know where to find your favorite pairs.

Create a tall tower or multiple towers using adjustable shoe shelves to keep every pair up high, off the floor, and within easy reach. You can choose slanted shelves, straight shelves, or Shoe Shrine® shelves in steel or textured compact laminate. The steel shelves provide a durable and modern aesthetic, while the textured compact laminate offers a sleek and contemporary finish.

Slanted shoe shelves offer a durable surface and elegant shoe fences to help keep shoes in place until you need them. The slanted design makes it easy to see your shoes and put them away.

The key is to create a functional and visually pleasing shoe storage solution. By utilizing adjustable shelves, you can customize the configuration to suit your collection, ensuring that each pair is kept up high and within easy reach.

Admire them all

Keeping shoes in their original boxes may preserve them, but it also keeps them hidden—and what’s the purpose of having a collection if you can’t admire what you own? Instead, opt for a storage solution that lets you showcase your footwear so you can appreciate them every time you open your closet doors. The Shoe Shrine’s low-profile shelving creates a clean, elegant look that lets your shoes be the focal point. In addition to their functional benefits, the low-profile shelves of the Shoe Shrine also contribute to a more organized and visually pleasing closet space.

Instead of hiding them away in boxes, you create an inviting and visually stunning display that showcases your footwear as the true focal point of your closet.

A perfect match

Whether you’re getting dressed for the day or an evening out, keeping your wardrobe, shoes, and accessories visible lets you shop your closet and select what you want to wear with ease. With the open design of the Shoe Shrine, you can keep your whole collection on view so it’s easy to match a pair to your outfit, then simply grab and go.

Get them together

The joy of owning shoes is having a variety of options for every event – whether it’s work, play, dress up, dress down, exercise, errands – you name it. A smart organization system makes it easier to find the pair you need for any activity. Sort your shoes and store them in a logical grouping of your choice.

For example, you might divide them by formal, casual, athletic, dress, or play use. Or organize by the color or height of your shoes. Place flip flops and flats together, store mid-height shoes in one section and heels in another, and group your tall boots in another section. Grouping tall boots together helps maintain their shape and prevents them from cluttering other shoe categories. You can consider using boot inserts or dividers to keep them upright and organized.

If you have limited space but still want to showcase your favorite pairs, consider using floating shelves or wall-mounted shoe displays. These options create an eye-catching visual arrangement and free up floor space in your closet. It’s a great way to combine organization and aesthetics.

Plan for the future

When the seasons turn and it’s time to switch out flip flops and delicate flats with boots or vice-versa, you’ll want shelving that adjusts easily without impacting your organization system. The flexible design of the Shoe Shrine makes it simple to add, remove or rearrange shoes as your collection evolves. Shelves are held in place with removable pins so you can move them up or down without tools.

Shoe shelves, shoe towers, or adjustable shoe organizers are much more than just storage solutions. Taking time to organize your shoes by style, season, or family member and keeping them on display can make your life more efficient, your space more elegant – and your precious pairs always ready to wear.