Shoe Cabinets

Shoe Cabinets

When equipping a place for a wardrobe, the question of compact placement of home and seasonal shoes for all family members inevitably arises. The purchase of a suitable shoe cabinet model from a Russian or foreign manufacturer will help to solve the problem of orderly storage..


Shoe cabinets or shoe racks are open or closed products made of various materials, divided into several compartments. Doors are hung on closed models. The convenience of this furniture is that it avoids cluttering in the hallway with shoes placed on the floor.

The positive features of shoe-shoe racks include the following:

  • help to create an aesthetic place for placing shoes;
  • have a large capacity with small dimensions;
  • performing several functions, individual models replace the ottoman, chest of drawers and dressing table;
  • prevent deformation and dust pollution;

  • due to special ventilation holes, they provide good air exchange, which is necessary for long-term preservation of the quality and maintenance of the hygienic properties of shoes;
  • contribute to maintaining order and cleanliness in the hallway or in the dressing room;
  • due to the size of the shelves, they can accommodate shoes of different heights for different seasons;
  • make it quick to find the right pair of shoes;

  • prevent pets from accessing shoes;
  • a variety of designs and designs contribute to an organic neighborhood with furniture of any style;
  • have a wide selection of colors and textures; environmentally friendly materials are used for manufacturing;
  • combine simplicity and reliability with an affordable price.


The insides of the shoe rack must meet the needs for ease of storage and quick access to the shoe. Today on sale are mainly shoe racks with shelves. Depending on the design, the shelves can be solid, accommodating many pairs of shoes at once, or have a structure that assumes a separate cell for each pair..

A solid shelf is a piece of wood, chipboard or plastic panel. This solution guarantees the reliability of the entire structure and the stability of the placed objects. The downside of solid planes is the need for frequent washing from contamination. Shelf lattice elements do not collect dirt and dust from shoe soles, openings help the movement of air flows in the closet.

The shelves can be rigidly fixed horizontally and at an angle. The design can be successfully used in narrow models with a shallow depth, allowing vertical placement of boots with different boot heights.

The option with a shelf that reclines at an angle of forty-five or ninety degrees makes it possible to use the body to the maximum from the inside. Shoes on such shelves are located with the heel at the top, the toe at the bottom, providing air flow.

Some models are also equipped with drawers for storing brushes and creams, compartments for gloves, bags and umbrellas. Manufacturers offer modernized shoe cabinets equipped with UV lamps. Built-in disinfecting devices not only allow you to quickly dry wet outdoor shoes, but also prevent the growth of fungus and unpleasant odors.


Shoe furniture is produced in floor and wall versions. There are also linear and angled models. According to the design and method of arranging shoes, there are several varieties: boom, slim and coupe. The bona wardrobe looks like a closed floor or hanging pencil case, equipped with hinged or folding doors.

There are single-door pencil cases or glazed display cases on sale, as well as models similar to traditional multi-door cabinets with mezzanines. Shoe pairs are placed on the shelves perpendicularly or at a slight angle to the back wall. The number of shelves depends on the size of the shoe collection.

A modest set of shoes will fit in a cabinet with a bench and 2-3 shelves, as well as inside a soft ottoman. Open shoe boxes, consisting of shelves and a soft bench fixed on a solid frame, are useful for arranging and airing current shoes.

The slim model with folding tiers is characterized by a shallow depth, which makes it indispensable when there is a lack of space. Shoes in it are placed toes down, high boots are stacked along the sections. The height, width and number of sections are determined by the needs of the family. High slims require a safety attachment to the wall.

A corner or linear wardrobe, similar in content to a bonu, can be either a stand-alone shoe item or part of a set including shoe and clothing sections. Their depth allows you to place shoes on shelves, as well as in baskets with swivel and roll-out mechanisms..

An unusual transformer that embodies the functions of a shoe storage that rotates after the bed rises will be an unusual solution for a small apartment. This engineering approach takes into account the latest trends in interior design..

Dimensions (edit)

The stores have a wide range of shoe racks with different dimensions. Standard designs have a width of 80 cm. The narrowest models are 60 cm wide. You can find non-standard options 100-120 cm. Such large cases freely accommodate, without fear of deformation, high boots and low shoes. Bulky models are convenient to operate only in spacious rooms.

Shoe boxes are usually 20-40 cm deep, the most spacious ones reach 50 cm. In such models, shoe pairs are placed freely. It will not be difficult to find the right one in them quickly. With a minimum of space, you can order a high product – from the floor to the ceiling itself, 13-18 cm deep for installation with wall fixing behind the door. True, it will be quite difficult to store bulky winter shoes on narrow shelves..

Materials (edit)

Furniture facades are made of different materials, which makes it possible to tie their decor to the design of the room. The most suitable materials are the following:

  • Wood, the application of which confirms the practicality of the owner. Different breeds are used, the sections of which create unique patterns on the plane. A wooden cabinet with excellent performance parameters will effectively fit into a classic interior and will last a long time.

  • Wood-like inexpensive materials: Chipboard, fiberboard and MDF. Products made from such materials have textures that skillfully imitate oak, beech, alder or ash. Doors are often decorated with a mirror cloth, which allows you to visually expand the space and elegantly fit the model into any design.
  • Thorough forged metal the models will appeal to lovers of classics and retro. Lightweight structures made of shiny chrome-plated tubes will successfully integrate into a modern or high-tech hallway.

  • Low lockers with rattan and bamboo elements are good in country style. Products made of exotic materials will delight lovers of ethnicity, and will also decorate a Provencal-style wardrobe.
  • Lungs plastic shelves unusually mobile. They feel great in the atmosphere of a garden or country house, subject to fluctuations in humidity. Material with a rich color palette will perfectly coexist with high-tech furnishings.

  • No hostess will be left indifferent by a showcase with a facade made of high-strength clear or frosted glass. This surface is resistant to scratches and wet cleaning..
  • They differ in originality fabric shoe cabinets. Model with a metal frame, covered with a linen or non-woven cover with a zipper to help keep your shoes safe.


Thanks to the choice of shades, you can always find furniture that matches the color of the room. An Empire or Art Deco hallway involves the use of light, often white furniture with elaborate legs and an abundance of gilding in the design. The neoclassical style of the hall will complement the shoe rack in a discreet beige or brown color scheme with minimal decor.

The men’s dressing room will make a product in a wenge shade and a glossy black facade flawless. The ethnic style of the furnishings will be complemented by a wardrobe in a golden brown tone. A set of furniture of folk or rustic style will come in handy with a product made of unpainted or aged wood..

How to choose?

A family shoe cabinet should be purchased taking into account the size of the room, its design, colors and lighting. You need to figure out how much you will have to store shoes and do not forget about a reserve place for guests. After all, the criterion for the correctness of the choice will be a convenient arrangement that extends the period of wearing shoes..

The advantages of buying a ready-made Russian or imported locker in the hallway will be a reasonable price with decent quality, performance on good equipment from proven materials, the use of reliable fittings and components, a factory warranty, the ability to quickly install and use. The downside of the purchase will be the lack of uniqueness of the model.

The advantage of custom-made furniture will be the ability to choose any configuration, individuality and functionality.

A model in a dressing room with the correct dimensions will allow you to rationally dispose of every corner. The disadvantages will be the relatively high price..

You need to decide which model to buy: open or closed. The advantage of the open type is ventilation. The closed model will protect your shoes from moisture and exposure to dust and bright light. When buying any option, it is a good idea to choose a model with a high boot compartment.

For a closed model, you need to think about the type of doors.

You will have to choose from such as:

  • simple swing doors on hinges, which swing open in a vertical plane and give free access to the contents;
  • folding with closers, opening up or down in the horizontal plane;
  • sliding, representing compartment linens moving left and right along metal guides;
  • folding, working on the principle of “accordion” or “book”.

One- and two-door products are good for a nursery. A three-door swing product will fit well in a spacious hall, but it will not be comfortable in a narrow corridor, because enough space is required for the doors to work.

Despite the fact that compartment mechanisms conceal useful depth, it is better to choose a double-wing wardrobe or a product with a folding door for storing shoes in confined spaces. Numerous positive consumer reviews have roomy models with hinged doors.

When choosing a color, you need to consider the lighting of the space. If there is not enough light in the room, it is recommended to choose the option with a light or white facade. Interior with natural and artificial light sources welcomes dark and black furniture.

Optionally, you can also purchase a wardrobe with a mirror and a mezzanine above, combining a shoe compartment with a clothing section. You can choose furniture with a seat, equipped with doors with a lock, drawers and other compartments in which you can place personal belongings and decorative figures. Similar nuances can also be thought out and implemented if you are planning to make a shoe rack with your own hands.

How to place pairs?

For the long-term preservation of consumer properties and a beautiful look of shoes, it must be properly stored, providing care.

Before installing shoes in the locker, you should follow a few simple guidelines:

  • In order to avoid damage to shoes and internal surfaces of the case, do not put wet shoes in the shoe rack. It must first be dried using a special dryer..
  • To prevent the accumulation of dirt from the street inside the shoe rack, it is advisable to wipe shoe pairs with a slightly damp soft cloth and, if necessary, cover with a care product.
  • For winter or autumn boots stored until next season and for shoes used in the current season, it is a good idea to allocate space in different sections of the shoe cabinet..

  • In order to avoid littering, it is necessary to conduct an annual audit of the shoe arsenal, ruthlessly throwing out worn-out copies.
  • To prevent the appearance of an unpleasant odor inside the case, you need to carefully monitor hygiene, using special deodorants for both shoes and feet, put on clean socks every day and dry your sneakers after the next workout..
  • If the smell does occur, you can use a sachet of lavender or fir scented oil to effectively remove it. If necessary, use a special lamp with a bactericidal effect.

The shoe collection for compact storage inside the shoe cabinet is traditionally laid out on movable or rigidly fixed shelves, as well as in individual cells. More expensive storage systems involve placing it on auxiliary elements such as metal racks, wooden blocks and hangers with clips for attaching tall models of shoes..

Inside the shoe store, which is part of the furniture wall or wardrobe at the entrance to the dwelling, next to the brackets for outerwear, it is worthwhile to provide shelves for bags and drawers where you can put keys and other little things.

Interior options

Shoe cabinets, shelving and other storage gadgets can be placed, combining practicality with aesthetics, in almost any interior. The main thing is that the shoe construction, pursuing uniqueness and individuality, does not contradict the general style and decorate the room.

In a private house and a spacious apartment, it would be logical to build a storage system in a separate dressing room, using tall cabinets and cabinets of various heights. In the dressing room, racks or shelves made of materials painted in light or white tones will always look advantageous. On a light background, all the details of the shoe are clearly visible. If the collection contains pairs of the same style, but different shades, the choice of this color of the shelves will be very relevant..

An excellent choice for a pantry or dressing room would be a wardrobe, in which there will be a separate open cell for each pair. This method systematizes a large shoe collection, allows you to quickly select the right pair and gives a strict look to the room. Even a very narrow section of the wall can be used for such a rack, The depth of the shelves of 35-40 cm will be quite enough for comfortable placement of shoes. Open shelves made of minimally processed wood add brutality and nobility to a men’s wardrobe.

Furniture ensembles of wardrobes with cells and shelves will also complement a large family wardrobe. It will be very convenient to place shelves on adjustable holders, which will allow you to change the distance between the shelves, depending on what height boots or boots you need to arrange. Shelves can be retractable, which significantly saves space and adds spaciousness.

Considering that there is no natural light in the dressing rooms, it will be very important to organize, in addition to ceiling lamps, additional lighting inside the storage systems. This will brighten the room and allow you to be confident in choosing the right pair of shoes. For installation, you can use low-power LED bulbs or fluorescent strips.

In a narrow hallway, where only the most necessary daily worn shoes are usually placed, a shallow niche or dead-end wall will do. It can be convenient to place a small cabinet under the seat near the front door, which is convenient to sit on to put on your shoes and tie your laces. In the spacious hallway, you can not only install open or closed large-capacity shoe structures, but also place in the center a large-diameter round cabinet with soft upholstery, equipped with pull-out segments for slippers and other items under the seat.

The country-style hallway will be decorated with unusual racks with baskets made of natural vine. Art Nouveau and neoclassical style will be complemented by colored plastic boxes with imitation of various textures. The classic set of furniture will complement the shoe rack with minimally finished wooden surfaces. It is possible to decorate facades with intricate typesetting or carved elements, equipping with handles in bronze.

If there is a tiny entrance hall in the home and there is no room for a dressing room for keeping shoes, any suitable area of ​​space in the hallway, bedroom or living room will do. In a wide corridor along the wall, you can install a low cabinet or a rack with inclined shelves that have restraints to prevent shoes from falling. In a small bedroom, a bar for hanging things on a hanger can be mounted in the ceiling, and under it you can put a neat shallow shoe rack against the wall.

A tall shoe rack can be attached to the dividing wall in a spacious room, which will usefully take up space. An unusual option for delimiting a room will be a rack up to the ceiling, in which part of the shelves are allocated for shoes. The rack can be hung with a fashionable curtain with eyelets.

Designers offer many ideas that allow you to use the most secluded corners of the house for shoe storage systems. Any asymmetry in the space will dictate the non-standard cabinet geometry, shape and degree of inclination of the shelves. So, for example, an attic can become a good storage place, where, in the place of the largest bevel of the ceiling, it would be logical to build a capacious shoe cabinet.

The space under the stairs can be used wisely by converting the steps into drawers, providing them with reliable guides and handles. If it is impossible to organize a storage inside the steps, it is worth considering the possibility of occupying space for a shoe storeroom in the under-stair space.

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