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8 Ingenious Shoe Shelves to Make Organizing a Breeze

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It can be tricky to find somewhere to store all of your shoes. Oftentimes, people end up with rows of shoes lined up next to their front doors, or — even worse — may find themselves with disorganized shoes strewn about the floors of their closets.

While clothing can typically be folded in a way that takes up as little space as possible, it’s not as easy to devise ways to make your shoes and boots take up less space — and this challenge becomes particularly daunting when you live in a small space.

Luckily, there are many brands out there that sell shoe shelves just to help with this frustrating storage problem. They come in different materials, from stainless steel to wood, to accommodate different tastes and styles. Moreover, some are equipped with wheels on the bottom for convenient portability.

To help you easily sift through the options, FN has rounded up some of our favorite shoe shelves designed to vastly increase the amount of storage space you have. Not all are the same — some fold up for easy storage when not in use while others hang from a rod in your closet.

All of these items are available to shop right now. Read on to check out our favorite options below, with solutions to your shoe storage woes.

Rebrilliant 12-Pair Shoe Rack

Equipped with four sturdy tiers, Rebrilliant’s 12-Pair Shoe Rack holds three pairs per shelf. It’s available in a selection of finishes including dark cherry and espresso to match various decors.

rebrilliant shoe shelf, shoe shelves
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Simple Houseware 4-Tier Shoe Rack

Simple Houseware’s 4-Tier Shoe Rack is able to hold as many as 20 pairs of adult-size shoes. It has a sturdy metal frame while each shelf is made of a thick washable polyester fabric. You can remove a panel to create a 2-tier or 3-tier shoe rack, too.

Simple Houseware 4-Tier Shoe Rack, shoe shelves
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 Whitmor Hanging Shoe Shelves

If you have a decent amount of hanging closet space but no room for a shoe shelf on the floor, consider this Whitmor Hanging Shoe Shelf, a best-selling organizer on Amazon that costs just $13. It’s made from a strong, breathable fabric and features eight sections that are better for women’s shoe sizes or smaller men’s sizes.

Whitmor hanging shoe shelves, shoe shelves
Whitmor hanging shoe shelves.
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Mercury Row 2-Tier Shoe Rack

This Mercury Row 2-Tier Shoe Rack featuring bamboo and steel construction expands to fit different spaces. The units are stackable or can be used side by side.

Mercury Row 2-Tier Shoe Rack, shoe shelves
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Songmics Shoe Bench

If you’re willing to shell out a little bit more money, consider options for Songmics’ Shoe Bench, which doubles as seating, allowing you to sit down to put on or take off your shoes. Coming in either black or brown, it’s perfect for putting in the entryway of your home.

Songmics shoe bench, shoe shelves
Songmics shoe bench.
CREDIT: Amazon

Eco Anni 5-Tier Shoe Rack

Made of naturally durable and water-resistant bamboo wood, this Eco Anni 5-Tier Shoe Rack doesn’t require any assembly. Simply unfold it to use. It can store approximately 20 pairs.

Eco Anni 5-Tier Shoe Rack, shoe shelves
CREDIT: Courtesy of Amazon

Amazon Basics 50-Pair Shoe Rack Organzier

This Amazon Basics 50-Pair Shoe Rack Organizer boasts 10 tiers, a chrome finish and a rolling design so you can easily move it around if you need to.

Amazon Basics 50-Pair Shoe Rack Organzier, shoe shelves
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Yamazaki Home Line Adjustable 6 Pair Shoe Rack

For fewer shoes, this minimalist Yamazaki Home Line Adjustable 6 Pair Shoe Rack is perfect. Able to be stored in a coat closet, it fits approximately three pairs on top and allows you to slip three more pairs underneath it.

Yamazaki Home Line Adjustable 6 Pair Shoe Rack, shoe shelves
CREDIT: Courtesy of Wayfair
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