Shoe Racks| Shoe Storage
A shoe rack is a furniture piece or built-in storage unit which keeps pairs of shoes together and organized. Shoe racks are commonly found in an entry foyer, vestibule, or closet of a home. Many shoe racks are used to prevent shoes from cluttering inside a hallway or foyer. For cleanliness, a shoe rack can be used to let wet shoes dry and to prevent dirt from being tracked further inside a home. Inside a closet or walk-in closet, shoe storage can be built-in as shelves or wall units and is typically low to the ground for convenience.
A shoe rack can be made from stacking crates or made from scratch using pieces of plywood screwed together to make shelves or cubbies. One can ask an associate at a local hardware store (ex. Home Depot) to make cuts needed if unable to or if without the proper tools at home.
Inherently, the depth of a shoe rack should consider and correspond to the length of one’s shoe. A depth of 13 inches (33 cm) will work for nearly all users as anything more than this would leave unoccupied unless needed to store shoe boxes rather than just the shoes themselves.
A shoe rack can be placed in either a closet or in an entryway (usually smaller) and used to organize and/or display one’s collection of shoes. If it is a larger tiered rack, one can place other personal items or decorative elements on the very top surface of the rack.