Whether you’re running out of space in your closet or just don’t have a good place to store your shoes, a hanging shoe organizer in a closet can solve your problem. This handy accessory simply hangs over a door or closet rod to securely hold and display multiple pairs of shoes. You also get a very simple installation process compared to putting up alternatives like a shoe rack or installing new closet shelves.
You can find hanging shoe organizers with pockets, shelves, or both. Which type is right for you will depend on the types of shoes you want to stock as well as your preferences.
Pocket shoe organizers are made of fabric or plastic and feature multiple rows of multiple pockets on the front. These work well for quickly finding and grabbing shoes, especially when you have one with mesh or clear plastic pockets. Since the small pockets may be too tight for some larger shoes, you will need to shop around for larger pockets if needed.
Hanging shoe organizers with shelves typically feature one open or closed shelf per row and can accommodate larger shoes. You’ll find the shelves in different sizes depending on the model, so you have plenty of flexibility to get the right option for your shoe collection. These organizers are usually fabric with planks for added strength. Some models will also have a few pockets for hanging items on the sides.
You can find either type of hanging shoe organizer in a variety of colors to match your decor. Neutrals such as white, gray, brown and black are particularly common and easy to find among manufacturers. But if you’re looking for bolder fun colors or patterns, you can look for manufacturers with more options.
Either way, keep the size of your shoe collection in mind when comparing your options. Manufacturers specify the pocket number for pocket shoe organizers, but keep in mind that these pockets can hold one or two shoes. It is more difficult to know how many shoes the organizers with shelves can hold, as it will depend on the size of your shoes and the size of the shelves themselves. For example, a narrow shelf might hold one pair versus a few pairs for a wide shelf.