Here at the Strategist UK, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And whilst we’ve covered lots of furniture before — including sofa beds, bunk beds, and coffee tables — here, we’ve rounded up the best shoe storage for everyone, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated shoe storage overall
This four-shelf shoe rack comes highly recommended by Amazon buyers: 86 percent of its reviews are five stars. Thirty-seven customers speak of the ease with which they assembled it, with one reviewer claiming it was so easy to put together their 11-year-old daughter did it. Another loves how each pack of bolts is labelled, with a pack of spare bolts included, stating that the assembly went “perfectly” from start to finish. Forty-two customers mention how sturdy the rack is, with the top shelf suitable for holding bags, bowls of keys, and home accessories. One reviewer notes how, as a U.K. size 3 shoe, she can fit six pairs of “normal” shoes or five pairs of boots on each shelf — her husband’s U.K. size 10.5 shoes fit four pairs to a shelf.
Best-rated (less expensive) shoe storage overall
If you don’t need quite as much storage space for your shoes, this unit with three shelves also comes in highly rated, with 52 reviewers calling it sturdy and several commenting on the value for the money. One customer, who claims that it took only 15 minutes to assemble the shelves, says the unit looks much more expensive than it is. Another confirms they can easily fit three pairs of adult shoes on each mesh shelf. As this option measures a little lower than our best-rated overall, the top of the shelf can also be used as a seat to use whilst putting shoes on, or simply another surface for bits and bobs.
Best-rated shoe storage with bench
Storage that doubles as a bench or seat is always handy to have near the door for putting shoes on and taking them off. This shoe bench, which has 85 percent five-star reviews, comes with a cushion and a removable (therefore machine washable) cover, and several customers like how the seat is attached with velcro for adaptability and to stop it sliding around. One reviewer writes that there are several holes in place while assembling the unit, so you can choose the size of each compartment to fit larger or smaller shoes. Another buyer claims that they use the low-height unit as a bookshelf for their children’s books.
Best-rated adaptable shoe storage
This storage unit is completely adaptable, made up of 15 compartments which can be stacked and easily put together to make up storage racks of different sizes. Despite the lightweight material of the boxes, 170 reviewers love how sturdy this unit is, while 319 claim that they found it easy to build. One buyer writes that this “unobtrusive” and “versatile” storage solution is used in their house’s utility room for tools and bike equipment, with another choosing to stack the shelves two compartments wide for their shoes. Another happy customer says they could fit two pairs of their shoes in each compartment, with their husband’s slightly larger shoes having to go in sideways.
Best-rated boots storage
Dog walkers and muddy festivalgoers will know that shoe storage inside the house is often not a good option for mud-caked Wellington boots and Doc Martens, so a shoe rack specifically for boots is handy to keep outside the door. Sturdiness is necessary for storage that’s going to be living outside whatever the weather, and 39 reviewers are confident that this rack is strong enough, including a customer who bought it as a Christmas present for dog-owning relatives. Another customer claims that it didn’t fall over or move around during strong winds or storms, and yet another writes that the rack is sturdy enough to stay in place, but lightweight enough to easily pick up and move around. Several reviewers confirm that they can fit four pairs of boots comfortably on this rack, even larger pairs.
Best-rated over-the-door shoe storage
For those who have less room for storage, an over-the-door organiser can free up space elsewhere. Each of the 24 compartments can either fit a pair of flat shoes or trainers, or one of a pair of larger shoes, including heeled ones. One reviewer, who says they have minimal storage where they live, loves how this hanger has freed up space in drawers and cupboards, as well as the fact that their shoes can easily be located due to the see-through mesh pockets. Twenty-one customers are impressed with the value for the money, while 41 were happy with how strong the material of the hanger is. Reviewers also use this organiser for products other than shoes — one customer uses it for vitamins, supplements, and other kitchen products, saying that the hanger has freed up a much-needed kitchen cupboard.
Best-rated shoe box storage
This shoe storage is made up of six box compartments with transparent doors, which you can stack on top of or next to each other. Thirty-two customers write that this organiser is easy to put together, while another 18 found that the boxes were sturdy. One reviewer uses silica gel sachets in each compartment — the sides of which also feature ventilated holes to air shoes — to keep mould at bay. Another loves how the stackable boxes help utilise space in their house, claiming that each box is big enough to hold two pairs of shoes (though larger shoes or boots may need two boxes per pair), and that they’ll be ordering more boxes to stack on top.
Best-rated stylish shoe storage
This unit features three spacious pull-down drawers for shoes, meaning this is a good option for those who might not want to have their shoes on display while being stored. One customer says they can fit 28 pairs of women’s U.K. size 4 shoes in the unit, adding that the cabinet looks much better than expected for the price. Twenty-six reviewers are happy with how easy this was to put together, with one writing that their son was able to assemble the unit in less than 20 minutes.
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