From resituating the way you place canned goods and pasta boxes on your shelves to taking the time to place a lid on each and every rogue Tupperware bottom in that one cabinet you’re so afraid to open, organization is a key component to feeling cozy and altogether in your own home. Until it comes to shoes.
If you’re anything like us, finding a way to organize footwear inside the home is a battle you’ve been trying to win for years. The floor of your closet doesn’t cut it anymore. We’re adults, we can’t spend 15 minutes looking for that left Nike sneaker.
If you’ve been putting off buying a shoe rack since they awkward looking and take up too much space, we get it. So have we. But thankfully, shoe racks in recent years have foregone that janky, college-dorm design and today are built more to fit stylishly inside your place. In fact, the best shoe racks can even function as a piece of home decor, giving you easy access to your kicks and enhancing the vibe of your home.
With that being said, here are the best shoe racks for organizing your footwear.
1. SONGMICS 3-Tier Bamboo Shoe Rack Bench
While the SONGMICS 3-Tier Bamboo Shoe Rack Bench might not hold every pair of shoes you own, but it’s an ideal spot to keep those everyday kicks. Built with a modern look to stand snugly near your front door, this half rack, half seat combo is the casual foyer staple you didn’t know you needed. The bench is also as heavy-duty as it gets with an incredibly sturdy structure and the ability to hold 264 lbs. And for under $40? Try and get all that from another shoe rack.
2. Open Spaces Entryway Rack
We’ve been eyeing Open Spaces for a bit now for their gorgeous, simplistic interior designs, and this minimalistic forest green entryway rack has not gone unnoticed. We’re going to be honest with you — we love this shoe rack. This effortlessly cool, steel 3-tier rack sits beautifully in any room and can hold up to 22lbs per shelf. Made for multipurpose use, the rack looks great decked in shoes, books, plants and whatever else can fit on top. Coming in 5 different colors, there’s sure to be a look that fits your home the best.
3. Honey-Can-Do SHO-01599 Bamboo 3-Tier Shoe Shelf
BEST BAMBOO SHOE RACK
A 3-tiered rack that can hold up to 12 pairs of shoes? It’s a big yes from us. Stylistically, the tilted shelves add a different vantage point that other shoe racks don’t have, so you can easily visualize which pair you’re going to rock for the day. The rack’s also made from fast-growing bamboo meant for clean living and coated with a naturally moisture-resistant finish.
4. Simple Houseware 4-Tier Shoe Rack
Maybe you’re a fan of that college-dorm shoe rack look — no hate here. In fact, you’ll find this very shoe rack in the closet of SPY’s managing editor. If you’re looking for something easy and old school, look no further than this 4-tier shoe rack on Amazon. While it doesn’t look like the strongest shoe rack on the market, each shelf can surprisingly hold up to 30lbs each and 20 pairs of shoes overall. It’s easy to assemble and is best for the depths of your closet. It isn’t the prettiest, but it definitely does the job.
If you have a lot of shoes, this shoe rack is also available in a six-shelf option via Amazon Prime.
5. Tangkula Wooden Shoes Racks
Live in a small apartment? The best small apartment decor hacks help you save space in clever ways, which is why we like this entryway shoe stand. If you live in a small home or studio apartment and like to keep your shoes right by the front door, try out this vertical shoe stand.
6. 5-Tier Shoe Rack
Like the best shoe racks, this simple design can accommodate dozens of shoes without taking up too much space in your home. While it won’t enhance your home decor like some of the options above, it’s an affordable piece of furniture that’s ideal for small apartments. If you’re looking for cheap shoe racks with plenty of space, try this 5-tier shoe rack, available now on Amazon Prime.
7. Over The Door 26 Shelf Mesh Shoe Organizer
While this one might not necessarily be a rack, we couldn’t leave out the classic mesh shoe organizer. Simply throw this behind your closet or bedroom door to hide yet easily access every pair of shoe you’ve ever owned. This is perfect for people living in smaller apartments, dorms, and studio spaces that don’t have a lot of interior space to place a larger shoe rack. With the ability to hold 26 shoes, you might honestly have to buy more shoes.
8. Furinno 13081 Turn-S-Tube No-tools 4-Tier Shoe Rack
This stylish yet functional 4-tier shoe rack is so easy to put together that a 5 year old can do it. No tools needed for this one which is great for the kind of person who struggles with anything they’ve ever purchased from IKEA. You know dang well if you’re the type. Thankfully, this compact shoe rack comes directly from our friends at Walmart. Though it would look great anywhere in the house, this is an awesome shoe rack to put in your kids’ rooms because of it’s safe, rounded edges and no need for screws.
9. Stackable Shoe Rack With 8 Compartments
BEST CUBBY SHOE RACK
Head back to kindergarten with this 8-compartment cubbyhole shoe rack designed to hold the whole family’s favorites. Each individual cubby holds a single pair of shoes, so though it’s not going to hold all the shoes in the household, this front door friend is ideal for your favorite sneaks and sandals. Even the top part of the rack can offer space for more shoes if you choose, but we love the idea of throwing trinkets and baskets on top for more decorative and storage purposes.
10. Urban Outfitters 6-Tier Shoe Rack
This no-frills 6-tier shoe rack surprisingly comes from the frilliest place when it comes to furniture—Urban Outfitters. The rack has 5 shoe tiers but has enough space at the bottom for one more row of shoes for the floor. The top tier is ideal for placing colognes, deodorants, candles, tchotchkes and really anything else your heart desires. It comes in either a white or black metal structure with a wooden platform to top it off.