Apr 12, 2012

Shoe Storage Dilemma

As my shoe collection continues to grow (much to my mother's dismay), I realized I can't keep them all over the house anymore. I have a few pairs in the coat closet downstairs, some in the basement, a majority of them in my closet, and couple on my bedroom floor.

After coming home with a new pair, it's come to the point when my mother asked me last week, "Hindi ka na nagsawa?!" which in English means something like: "Do you not get tired [of buying new shoes]?" And of course my answer was, "But I can wear this new pair with absolutely everything!" --which was the truth, the new Zara stilletos were black leather ankle-strapped with a single toe strap. I could not have a more versatile sandal.

Anyway, as I'm sure many of you can attest to, gorgeous shoes need appropriate housing. So basically, I need shoe storage ideas. Here are some ideas I've gathered from a quick Google search:

Hmm, I'm thinking more vertical than horizontal storage.

Not liking the plastic look on this one.

Looks more retail shop-friendly than bedroom-friendly.
This is cute, but once again, it's horizontal storage..
Honestly thinking of just splurging on a unit like this one!

Looks like a store at this point! Need more space.
Boxes are such a hassle when you're in a rush.. even with photos.
If I only had a bigger closet to install such shelving units!

Cute, but there's no way this can hold more than ten pairs.

The glass shelving kinda scares me.

Under-bed storage is not an option; I need to see my shoes!
I can always resort to a plain ol' bookcase I guess.

I have yet to reach the 100-pair count, though at the moment I doubt I'll reach it anytime soon. I'm not much of a shoe hoarder, but then again check back with me in about a couple of years. But to be honest, I don't see the point in having 200+ pairs of shoes. I like to think of myself as a bit of a minimalist, sticking to buying shoes that I can wear with multiple outfits--and isn't it quality over quantity? But say that to my growing shoe closet. Ahh, the troubles of the fashion-obsessed.

Where do you keep your shoes? Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear some storage ideas!


  1. You do not want to know how I store my shoes. Honestly. It's a mess, and I don't even have many (20 pairs?). But we're four at home and I just can't occupy all wardobes of the house, because my family also has shoes, you know. I'm on a big shoes-storing crisis, as I can't buy any more shoes because I just have no place for them!

    Sara from A Modern-Day Lady

    1. I'm totally in the same boat! I can't share shoe storage space anymore so I need to find my own! I'll think I'll go storage shopping soon, and I'll post an update once I figure something out.

  2. I know what you mean, I've reached the point where I have shoebox piles here and there...

    Sharleena xx

    1. It's gone to the point where I threw out shoe boxes coz they took too much space.. we need some kind of shoe rehab in here!


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