The best shoe racks

Cut down on clutter and give your most stylish shoes the home they deserve with our selection of the best shoe racks for hallways, mudrooms, wardrobes and more

wooden finish shoe storage unit decorated with large glass vase
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Looking for stylish storage ideas for shoes? If you're tired of the struggle to find a matching pair or simply want to create a little more order in your hallway, the answer should be, yes.

Whether you're looking for a shoe storage cabinet that will fit your bedroom aesthetic; a sturdy hallway bench with shoe storage capacity or a simple shoe storage box that can tucked away under the bed, our pick of the best shoe racks are here to help you cut down on clutter while giving your stylish shoes the home they deserve. 

Top tip: When it comes to dimensions, our advice is to make peace with the size of your collection – don’t make a conservative estimate and be stuck with too-small shoe storage.

Need more ideas after reading? Check out our handy hallway shoe storage ideas

1. John Lewis Calia Shoe Storage Unit

Hardwearing industrial beauty for a stylish hallway

Best for: rustic and solid design
Material: Solid oak, steel
Dimensions: H45cm x W115cm x D35cm
Colour: Oak/black
Reasons to buy
+ Looks fantastic + Hardwearing materials 
Reasons to avoid
- Very expensive 

Those whose style is industrial inspired will love John Lewis’ Calia collection – it's the meeting of form and function, trend and longevity. Probably best kept for a smaller household, three sizeable compartment offer ample storage space while an oak top offers a spot for sitting down to change shoes. This handsome storage unit gets top marks from us. 

2. MADE Alana Shoe Rack

A bang-on-trend metallic option for modern entrances

Best for: Modern option
Material: Metal
Dimensions: H40cm x L71cm x W32cm
Colour: Copper
Reasons to buy
+ Very trendy + High-end look 
Reasons to avoid
- May scratch easily 

This on-trend copper shoe rack adds beautiful warmth to a scheme, making it a storage solution that you certainly won’t want to hide away in the under-stairs cupboard. Its all-over metal design and angled legs with protective rubber feet to avoid scratching hardwood floors are all nice touches, especially considering the comparatively low price. If you want a stylish modern option but don’t want to stretch to solid wood, this Alana Shoe Rack from Made is it.

3. OTIS Black Metal and Pin Entryway Unit

Vintage style from a thoroughly modern brand: we won’t tell if you don’t...

Best for: Eclectic
Material: Spruce wood, metal
Dimensions: H47.5cm x L129cm x W31.5cm
Colour: Light brown
Reasons to buy
+ Gorgeous wood and metal construction+ Customisable label holders 
Reasons to avoid
- Only four compartments 

With its almost 'found' feel, this Vintage-look Hallway Unit from Maisons du Monde would make the perfect finishing touch to an eclectic entryway or mudroom. Each of the four compartments in this industrial style unit has its own label holder, allowing you to customise your cubbies at will. The flat bench surface means extra sitting space to tie laces comfortably, or room for bags. It’s up to you.

4. IKEA TJUSIG Shoe Rack

The original and best for budget buyers

Best for: Budgets
Material: Solid hardwood, stainless steel
Dimensions: W79cm x D32cm x H37cm
Colour: White and silver
Reasons to buy
+ Great value + Easy to add more 
Reasons to avoid
- Isn’t the best looking 

Looking for an easy, budget friendly option? Versatile and customisable, the Tjusig storage racks from Ikea can be stacked on top of each-other or expanded side to side. Despite being and inexpensive option, they're still relatively good-looking, with mirror-shine silver spindles for storing everything from flats to stilettos.

5. Whitmor Hanging Shoe Shelves

Short on floor space? No matter with these clever hanging shoe shelves.

Best for: Wardrobe storage
Material: Polyester
Dimensions: W12.7cm x H132cm.1 x L29.2cm
Colour: Brown
Reasons to buy
+ Makes the most of vertical space + Handy side compartments 
Reasons to avoid
- Brown won’t fit all schemes 

Keep shoes out of sight with an in-wardrobe hanging shoe shelf. Maximising vertical space, it offers the best trade-off on our list between space taken up and capacity offered. One unit offers space for up to 10 pairs of shoes, though you could easily fit a couple into a standard wardrobe if your collection is on the larger side. Mesh pockets at the side for socks and laces are a thoughtful touch, too. 

6. MADE Marcell Shoe Storage Cabinet

Sneaky shoe storage for any room of the house

Best for: Undercover storage
Material: Metal, MDF
Dimensions: L133cm x W64cm x H119cm
Colour: Grey
Reasons to buy
+ Doesn’t look like shoe storage + Sleek handleless design 
Reasons to avoid
- Not the deepest

The simple handleless design, slimline construction and stylish matt grey finish of this sleek shoe storage cabinet means it can blend in easily to bedrooms or dressing rooms, with each drawer offering storage for three or four single-layer pairs of shoes. 

7. Habitat REMMI Grey Shoe Bench

Tough rubberwood and a fashionable matt finish make this one for stylish family homes

Best for: Versatility
Material: Lacquered wood with rubberwood features
Dimensions: W36.7cm x H44.3cm x L90cm
Colour: Grey
Reasons to buy
+ Sweet panelled bench + Trendy matt grey 
Reasons to avoid
- Not the sturdiest to sit on 

If you like the fuss-free design of Ikea’s Tjusig shoe stand, but it looks a little rough and ready for your tastes, the Remmi bench from Habitat is a more sophisticated alternative. Made from durable rubberwood and complete with a panelled wood bench that's perfect for perching while putting on wellies, it’s a great choice for a mudroom.

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Anna Cottrell
Anna Cottrell

Anna is Consumer Editor across Future's home brands. She moved to the world of interiors from academic research in the field of English Literature and photography. She is the author of London Writing of the 1930s and has a passion for contemporary home decor and gardening.