It’s a problem any Valet. reader could have. Because it's a problem for most of the Valet. staffers. More shoes than we know what to do with. It seems like each season there's at least one or two pairs you just gotta have, right? But that doesn't mean you necessarily want to get rid of the perfectly good ones you already own.
Besides, these loafers are a lot different than those loafers. And I may go hiking again, sometime, somewhere, so I should probably hang onto these boots just in case. The only downside to this embarrassment of riches? Your beloved footwear ends up piled on the floor of your closet—much to the chagrin of your more organized partner. No? Just me?
In any case, I'm convinced that there's no such thing as too many shoes. There are simply insufficient ways to store them. After all, when shoes aren't stored properly, everyone suffers. The shoes get dusty and dinged up. Not to mention, you miss out on wearing the ones that are completely buried. You want storage solutions that work within your space confines and make it easy to choose the best pair for today. If they can be attractive and help improve the aesthetics of your place, even better.
In a perfect world, we'd all just luxuriate in a large, custom closet. And if you currently enjoy this pleasure, I'm both happy for and hate you. That doesn't mean that you can't have a sexy looking set-up though. Because when everything is tucked neatly into its place, it doesn't matter how big or small; it looks tidy and beautiful. And these solutions below make it simple to keep it that way.