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Any ideas/images/plans for innovative/do-it-yourself women's shoe storage that allows for easy viewing and access?

Asked by kevbo (25667points) April 23rd, 2008

The gf has 100+ pairs of shoes (conservatively). About 60% are 3” heels, maybe 10% are wedges, 15% boots, and 15% flip flops. She’d like to store most of them in the garage, but wants to be able to view and access them relatively easily. I’d like to put something together that fits the space and lets her get to them (and also keeps the dust at bay). Any innovative shoe fanatics out there?

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delirium's avatar

Dude. So cool. My friend has one.

I know, i know, its not DIY, but i’m sure it could be imitated in a simpler diy form.

VoodooLogic's avatar

The heels should be organized by Black and Colors. then by brand.

Organize the rest by style then color. If brands are important, group those together instead of style.

If you have the original boxes (doubtful) then you shouldn’t have a problem.

If you want to get geeky with it, photograph the shoes and create a html table element with matching interface and host it online.

I know these things b/c I used to work holiday help at Bloomingdales Women’s shoe department.

squirbel's avatar

Check out the shoe sections – there are these cool drawers that pull out – there are actually slanted racks inside to display the shoes.

hearkat's avatar

I’ve heard of some people attaching photos to the outside of the shoeboxes. I simply took a Sharpie and wrote a description of the contents on the lid or side, and I have them stacked by style (sandals, sneakers, heels, flats, etc.)

scamp's avatar

@squirbel I love the link you posted. I think I will put SO to work this weekend!! There are some great ideas there.

wildflower's avatar

I’m so piggy-backing on this Q…..i’ve run out of space again…

figbash's avatar

I had the same problem and I’m really visual, so I have to see what’s there, or I forget about it. This was the only thing that worked for me. It’s really easy to install on the door (use clear duct tape on the joints for reinforcement) and takes up minimal space. It’s also easy to maintain – you just throw the shoes on there:

I’ve got one for ‘current shoes’ and one tucked away in another closet for out-of-season shoes. Also, it gave me the opportunity to take a look at the ones I really, really needed and which ones had simply gone out of style. I was able to get rid of about 20 pairs.

kevbo's avatar

These are all great. Thanks!

figbash, I think your recommendation will work best (I just need to bolt it to a wall instead of hanging it on the door. delirium, I was all about your idea, but she didn’t bite.

ninjaxmarc's avatar

revolving desert case but for shoes ;)

kevbo's avatar

That would be awesome.

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