30+ Great Shoe Storage Ideas To Keep Your Footwear Safe And Sound!

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There is an old saying that goes like this: you can tell a lot about a woman by the shoes she is wearing! Every woman should have two types of shoes: the primary shoes, which are worn on a daily or weekly basis, and the secondary shoes that should be reserves for special events. Regardless of whether you have 10 pairs of shoes or 100 of them, it is essential to store them properly if you want them to look, feel and work as good as new, in the long run! Having said that, here you will find 30 great shoe storage ideas that you can try at home, on a budget!

16. DIY Pallet Shoe Storage Bench

DIY Pallet Shoe Storage Bench

Pallets are known for being very versatile and easy to adapt – not only can you turn them into outstanding coffee tables, chairs or even sofas with a bit of effort and imagination, but you can now turn them into exquisite shoe racks as well! Just grab a clean and fresh pallet and pay close attention to this DIY shoe storage bench tutorial. You will get to see just how easy it is to make your own storage space for your shoes – one that also doubles as a bench, so that you will not have to sit up while getting your pumps on!

Project Credit – between3sisters

17. Extra Large Galvanized Steel Pipe Shoe

Extra Large Galvanized Steel Pipe Shoe

This may sound awkward at first – in the end, how can you possibly turn a rock-hard piece of galvanized steel pipe into a shoe rack? The truth is that you can, and it can actually benefit you on many different levels! Just pay attention to this straightforward tutorial on how to turn an extra large and seemingly indestructible piece of galvanized steel pipe into the ultimate shoe storage option for your boots, booties, flats, pumps and sneakers.

Project Credit – etsy

18. Awesome DIY Shoe Storage

Awesome DIY Shoe Storage

If you want to make no compromise in terms of aesthetics when designing your own DIY shoe storage, then you must check this “lazy” DIY tutorial that will help you come up with the best shoe rack quickly and with minimal effort. Nobody likes spending hours building a shoe rack from scratch, and that is perfectly understandable – the good news is that you do not have to! Check out this tutorial and let it take you by surprise. You will certainly end up recommending this simple trick to your friends and relatives!

Project Credit – amazinginteriordesign

19. Simple Shoe Storage Idea For You And Your Hubbie!

Simple Shoe Storage Idea For You And Your Hubbie

If you have a hard time storing both your shoes and your husband’s boots, then you will love this tutorial. What is really impressive about it is the fact that it is super basic, yet also very appealing at the same time! This tutorial is the ultimate proof that you do not need to spend thousands of dollars on a concept to get something truly exquisite out of it, so make sure to give it a try and see for yourself.

Project Credit – theresewinberg

20. Chic And Stylish Heel Storage Idea

Chic And Stylish Heel Storage Idea

Heels are very delicate, and you surely know that – if you do not store them properly, you risk to damage your heels beyond repair, and you certainly do not want that! Every lady that respects herself should have at least one pair of heels, but the question is: how do you store them in such a manner that you prevent them from getting dirty and dusty, while still keeping them intact at the same time? Here is the answer to that – you just hang them upside down! Check out this tutorial and see just how easy it is to come up with an unconventional shoe rack.

Project Credit – diyshowoff

21. Horse Shoe Storage Idea

Horse Shoe Storage Idea

This is by far the best shoe storage idea for those who are living at the countryside! If you live in a farm or in a rustic home and you are looking for a shoe storage idea that reflects that, then you should look no further: here is how you can easily fuse together some old horse shoes for the ultimate storage idea. The best thing about it is that you do not need to spend a dime on additional materials: all you need is 10-20 old horse shoes that you will stick together in such a manner that they will hold your cowboy boots.

Project Credit – roselypignataro

22. Original Shoe Storage

Original Shoe Storage

Here is yet another exquisite shoe storage idea that you should definitely try if you want to store your valuable shoes in a space-effective, stylish and affordable way. Perfect for modern houses with a touch of vintage decorations, this original shoe storage idea can be used by just about anybody, and that is precisely the beauty of it.

Project Credit – livinginashoebox

23. Shoe Carrousel!

Shoe Carrousel

Let your imagination and your creativity roam freely with this lovely shoe carrousel that will redefine the way you see conventional shoe storage ideas! This is a great shoe storage option from all points of view, as it will save you both time and money. This shoe rack is precisely what its name suggests: a carrousel that will make your mind spin! Bursting with colors and originality, this innovative rack will certainly make your shoes stand out – and will also make your friends envy you for having such great ideas!

Project Credit – livinginashoebox

24. Revolving Shoe Rack

Revolving Shoe Rack

Revolving racks are great, and you can now see them everywhere – from revolving sunglasses racks to watches, earrings and other accessories. However, have you ever thought just how amazing it would be to come up with your own revolving shoe rack? This would be great for those rainy days when you simply cannot decide on what to wear: all you have to do is to give your shoe rack a spin and decide on the pair of shoes that best meets your mood and needs, that particular day! Check it out and see just how original this entire idea is, and you will definitely fall in love with it.

Project Credit – livinginashoebox

25. Random Shoe Storage Idea

Random Shoe Storage Idea

This is not your regular shoe rack, and if you have not thrown away your old shoe boxes, then you should definitely start reusing them now! There are many reasons why you should consider keeping your old shoe boxes: firstly, they get to safeguard your shoes and prevent them from getting dusty. Secondly, they perfectly fit your shoes and they can be stored without any problem! If you want to take your shoe storage to the next level, then you can cut out a small piece of the shoe box, just so you can get a sneak peak at the pair of shoes inside each one, without having to take them out individually. This will definitely save you a lot of time!

Project Credit – s1134.photobucket

26. Retro Shoe Storage

Retro Shoe Storage

This is definitely one of the cutest and most adorable unconventional shoe storage options that you can find online. Basically, all you need to do is to turn your under-mirror cupboard into a revolving shoe storage space. It takes minimal skills, time and effort, and it will definitely pay off later on. Check it out!

Project Credit – hgtv

27. Simple Shoe Storage Idea For Your Kid’s Shoes

Simple Shoe Storage Idea For Your Kid’s Shoes

Adults are not the only one who have to cope with all the stress of storing their shoes in an efficient and space-effective way – kids have to do that as well! If you have decided to give your little prince or princess a helping hand when it comes to storing their shoes, then you will definitely love this chic storage idea that you can easily embed in their closet. You do not need to come up with an adjacent storage space, when you can make the best of what you already have – and here is how you can do just that!

Project Credit – meredith

28. Stylish Shoe Storage For Exquisite Ladies

Stylish Shoe Storage For Exquisite Ladies

If you are the type of woman who wants to look flawless regardless of the circumstances, then once again, you are in the right place! Store your heels and pumps in a place where you can see them, with this stylish shoe storage option for exquisite ladies. If you have a regular 9-to-5 job, then you certainly do not have too much time at your disposal to get ready in the morning – fortunately, this shoe storage idea will save you a lot of time and trouble!

Project Credit – bhg

29. Simple Shoe Storage Idea

Simple Shoe Storage Idea

This is by far the easiest shoe storage idea you can find, mainly because it requires no effort whatsoever! All you need is a couple of boxes that you can place close to your front door and that is pretty much it. This is perfect for storing your gardening shoes or the shoes you use when mowing the lawn, as you do not need to worry about getting the carpets messy!

Project Credit – sevencherubs

30. Family Entryway Shoe Cabinet Bench

Family Entryway Shoe Cabinet Bench


This is an outstanding shoe storage idea that will definitely benefit the entire family – perfect for spouses with many children, this entryway shoe cabinet bench is a great choice in the long run. You no longer have to worry about your little ones throwing their shoes all over the place anymore!

Project Credit – comqt

31. Magic Shoe Cabinet!

Magic Shoe Cabinet

What is truly magic about this shoe cabinet is the fact that it looks so chic and it is so practical at the same time! While it is true that the cabinet will not appear and disappear as if it was truly magic, it will definitely take you by surprise – check it out! Project Credit – livesimplybyannie

To conclude, these are 30 of the most unique, inspired and original shoe storage ideas you can find on the Internet. Here, you can easily find an idea that matches every taste and personal preference: no matter if you like your shoe racks to be as basic as possible, or if you are looking for a shabby chic/romantic/retro or vintage rack, you will definitely find something that not only meets your needs, but exceeds them! Read about more Organizing Ideas!

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