Updated August 20, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Shoe Cabinets

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in January of 2016. Your boots are made for walking, not for dumping all around the house. These shoe cabinets and racks will help you tame the clutter in your home while, in some cases, also providing you with an attractive piece of furniture. However, if you have small children, it's a good idea to secure them to a wall, as some of these selections could cause serious injury if they toppled onto a little one. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Prepac Tall BUSR-0008

2. Vasagle Adjustable Cubbie

3. Merry Products 6-Tier

Editor's Notes

August 17, 2020:

In picking out our shoe cabinets we first looked for robust materials that would stand the test of time, but we also wanted to make sure our selections were attractive enough to be in a high-visibility area since many of these will sit at a home's entrance. We also worked to include ones with varying shelf layouts to meet many different organizational needs.

For those who don't know what they'll want to store from one week to the next, the Household Essentials 8120N is quite useful because its compartments can be rearranged in several ways. The Vasagle Adjustable Cubbie offers similar customizable appeal, with its two outermost shelves being removable and adjustable.

As far as longevity goes, the Merry Products 6-Tier caught our attention with thick particle board walls and tough MDF venner. We also appreciated the robust bamboo used in the making of the K Kelbel Classic Cabinet. The construction of the Coaster Home Furnishings didn't prove to be very durable so we thought it best to remove it.

Those seeking something that will make an attractive, as well as a functional, addition to a room, may like the Southern Enterprises Chelmsford, with its espresso top cushion and rattan storage baskets. The Prepac Tall Cubbie is also quite elegant. We removed the Songmics 7-Tier to make room for the upgraded Songmics 7-Tier Closet, which comes in a slightly sleeker design.

August 02, 2019:

One of the biggest decisions users need to make is whether or not they want their shoes openly visible. If so, there are multiple options that utilize cubbies on this list, including the Prepac Cubbie Bench. This makes it easy to grab your sneakers when you're in a hurry, but it also leaves them exposed to dirt, bugs, and who knows what else.

Closed models like the Merry Products Northbeam protect your shoes from all that, but might make it harder to decide which pair to wear. Also, once one of the closed models fills up, you either have to buy a new one or live with the fact that the cabinet doors won't close anymore (we suppose you could also get rid of some shoes, but let's not get crazy).

Open storage spaces also allow more room for accessories like shoe trees. Of course, you'll need to keep everything organized for when company comes over, because you can't simply close the doors on a cubbie model to hide your mess.

Special Honors

Scandinavian Designs Gren 2-Door Shoe Cabinet The Scandinavian Designs Gren 2-Door Shoe Cabinet has two drop-down doors that open to reveal angled shelving that makes it easy to see and access your footwear. It can hold up to six pairs of men's size 10 shoes, comes in white or black, and has a finish that doesn't show smudges. scandinaviandesigns.com

Crate&Barrel Tatum Entryway Designed to go in an entryway, this model is a great place for you to unload everything you carried around all day. In addition to the shoe cabinet, there are several hooks for hanging your purse, as well as small drawers that are good for dropping off your keys, wallet, and anything else in your pockets. crateandbarrel.com

4. Joiscope Portable Tower

5. K Kelbel Classic XXL

6. Household Essentials 8120N

7. Prepac SS-4824 Bench

8. Southern Enterprises Chelmsford

9. Songmics 7-Tier Closet

10. ClosetMaid Stackable Organizer


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on August 20, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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