Shoe Racks for Closets

A wide variety of shoe racks can maximize space in any size closet.



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Shoe racks can maximize the space in any size closet, reducing clutter by storing shoes vertically. They allow you to store a maximum number of pairs, making use of floor space, hanging space and door space.

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Walk-In Closet With Wall of Shoe Storage

This walk-in closet is a shoe lover's paradise. With clean white shelving dedicated solely to shoe storage, shoes are organized and displayed in style.

Designer Lisa Adams of LA Closet Design suggests maximizing storage space by adjusting the spacing of the shelves. "Most people have their shoe shelves spaced evenly. However, in order to maximize space, they should be adjusted and based on the height of your shoes."

Backlit Shoe Storage in Walk-In Closet

A wall of backlit shelving turns shoe storage into a boutique-like display in this luxury closet.

Adding custom shelving is the easiest way to keep clothes, shoes and accessories off the closet (or bedroom) floor. Arranging shoes and clothes by color also makes it easier to keep things organized and put together an outfit.

These shoe racks were designed for the man of the house. They features racks spaced closer together, not suitable for a woman's high-heels, but ideal for a man and to maximize apace.

Having a specific spot for every pair of shoes, bag and shirt makes getting dressed a breeze. A spiral shirt rack keeps button-downs and delicate tops fresh and wrinkle-free.

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For the fashionista who has more shoes than clothes, it's wise to consider how these favorite items are showcased. ClosetMaid has created the perfect system for pumps, boots and flats to take center stage.

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Photo By: ClosetMaid

With the right materials, a boy's closet can be just as mature as an adult's closet. Designed by Wellborn Cabinet, Inc., this maple shelving system with a sienna stain adds a sophisticated touch to a boy's bedroom. Wooden cubbies provide an attractive way to store shoes and hats.

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Freestanding racks are available in a variety of materials, like wood, metal, bamboo and plastic. Choose from cubby styles as well as tiered, standing, revolving and stackable options.

Shoe racks and shoe storage and organization products often cost less than one pair of shoes, typically ranging from $14 to $24.

Expandable and stackable rod racks make efficient use of vertical space but are not suited for stiletto heels and may not have adequate depth to fit many men's shoes.

Hanging magazine racks and wine racks can be repurposed for shoes and crown molding or picture shelf molding can be used to hang shoes on walls by their heels. Wire shelves display shoes well and also make good use of wall space.

Tower racks and revolving racks make use of vertical space while allowing for air circulation and reducing dust accumulation. Tension poles from floor to ceiling and shoe-tree-style racks can take up as little as one foot of floor space. When they are full they can be very heavy and they do not work as well on carpeted floors.

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