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Style for Style: Smart Shoe Storage!

There are many ways to store shoes. And, shoes should be cared for properly, especially your faves. I'm so not the only one with an abundance of what many will argue is the greatest accessory; many of you share my fascination, my love, my obsession. A few of you also recently shared your shoe storage methods and I just had to show them. Here are four different ways to store your precious footwear. What is your preferred method?

sandra werner's shoe storage is the most impressive. If only we could all have a wall of shoes! You took shoe storage to another level girl!


These are my shoes! Or well, some of them. These are my special ones that aren't for everyday. I have always done the Polaroid because I would forget about them if I didn't!


To see a couple more smart shoe storage methods,

KWM would make Martha Stewart proud with her orderly shoes on top of boxes method. This is ideal for those who can't seem to part with the fancy box the shoe came in - sentimental value?


romaniagrl uses the good 'ol shoe rack and stack method. I have one of these too and my only concern is shoes getting other shoes dirty. But this is great for a quick shoe grab or switcharoo so mine is by my entry way.

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JKe895 JKe895 9 years
Seriously! I'm going to build myself a shoe wall!
lola21 lola21 10 years
i want the wall of shoes
ellenmarie ellenmarie 10 years
i want the wall of shoes!
marije marije 10 years
..just good idea with boxes...What I can do?I have no place for it...buy bigger apartment?
A_Kat A_Kat 10 years
Just "shoe"* sorry!
A_Kat A_Kat 10 years
OH MY GOSH!!! A SHOES WALL!!! Brillant idea!
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
OMG A WALL OF SHOES. oh i wish. but i live with my parents and am going away to college and there's no chance for a wall haha...i stack them in two dresser drawers and i have these old stackable crate things in my closet. i tend to forget old shoes and wear the same ones over and over again, sadly. and i don't have enough boxes to do the polaroid thing, which is a great idea, might i add.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 10 years
Hey where do you find clear boxes to store shoes?
Savvy1 Savvy1 10 years
i bought a bookcase from Ikea (the Billy Bookcase with frosted doors) and that's where I keep my shoes! It's great cuz you can add shelves and adjust them to the height of your shoes.
eleven11 eleven11 10 years
seriously, i want the wall (i have enough shoes)...did you have it custom built? please give me the deets, sandra!
rubiesymusica rubiesymusica 10 years
i group my shoes by type and my ugg like boots are in the corner sides, tennis shoes and flat work shoes in the front part of the shelf on top of my closet. my flats and flip flops are on a rack that hangs on the closet rod. i leave my exercise sneakers on the floor so it can motivate me when i get home to hit the treadmill or stationary bike! i love the wall of shoes-so decadent! a girl can dream...
sugoionna09 sugoionna09 10 years
I have a shoe rack that is organized by heels, flats and tennis shoes/sneakers.
nati nati 10 years
I'm a fan of Sandy's Wall of shoes!!
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 10 years
Wow ... a Wall of Shoes, I'm jealous, impressed and inspired! My shoes are boxed and id' with pic's like Fab's.
rgrl rgrl 10 years
:oops: I'm embarassed... mine was supposed to be a joke after Sandy posted her wall. But I'm glad someone might find this idea useful, although it's not very creative or anything. Oh, and Fab, I have about five of those around my house, including one in the garage for hiking shoes, winter boots, etc. They are kind of handy, but it's hard to use with boots and I have a lot of those. ;)
rgrl rgrl 10 years
:oops: I'm embarassed... ine was supposed to be a joke for after Sandy posted her wall. But I'm glad someone might find this idea useful, although it's not very creative or anything. Oh, and Fab, I have about five of those around my house, including one in the garage for hiking shoes, winter boots, etc. They are kind of handy, but it's hard to use with boots and I have a lot of those. ;)
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
I just have a shoe rack at the bottom of my closet for my out of season shoes and then my in season shoes are lined up on the bottom of my closet...I really wish I could have the wall 'o shoes though, too bad I don't have the room. I would do the boxes with polaroids thing but I wouldn't be able to reach them on the top shelf, and don't have room for the shoes + boxes on the floor.
sofi sofi 10 years
I actually have a shoe closet- not THAT impressive, though. We have a older (1923) home and it has this narrow closet that won't even fit the width of clothes hangers, so I bought three 20-pair hanging shoe organizers and hung them on the rod. My husband doesn't have to deal with it, kids don't bother my shoes, and I can open the door and behold my 'shoe closet'. Polaroids is the best idea.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
first i need a bigger closet...
megmarmor megmarmor 10 years
I keep all my shoes in clear tubs and stack them in my closet. It's nice b/c they stay safe and I can see them at the same time.
StephaniexMarie StephaniexMarie 10 years
I bow down to the shoe wall, absolutely the smartest idea ever. I, unfortunately, do not have that kind of space. Therefore I'm going to add polaroid camera to the shopping list!
MiyabiNa MiyabiNa 10 years
I am TOTALLY stealing your idea of polaroids!!! That's the perfect solution to my shoe problem! I keep them all in my boxes but I forget what I have! Doesn't help that I live with my bf and shoe space is so tight. Thanks for the idea <333
redegg redegg 10 years
I do the clear plastic shoe boxes for every pair of shoes so they don't get dusty, LOL. I have a real prob with that in my place. They are stacked all on top of each other and the fronts slide out so you can retrieve them. Plus you can always see what's inside.
bizzybee bizzybee 10 years
J'ADORE the wall of shoes! To be able to clearly see and be inspired to wear all of my shoes ... well perhaps someday. Until then, I like the Polaroid and shoe on top of the box methods. Thanks for the organizational inspiration!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
Sandra- are you serious?!?! I thought that was an add for a professional organizer or whatever you want to call it- I call it a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!!
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