Sneaker Storage Shelves You Can Make Yourself

How to store your sneakers the smart way.


There are a number of headaches that come with having a large sneaker collection, but most ’heads will agree that one of the biggest challenges is finding a good place to store your prized pairs. Ideally, you want something that will house them safely while still allowing easy visibility and access to each sneaker. It sounds simple enough, right?

The only problem is that sneakerheads aren’t necessarily known for their interior design expertise, and kicks have a tendency to be carelessly thrown into a random pile where they often end up disappearing for weeks, months or even years. It shouldn’t be this way and, quite frankly, your collection deserves more respect and care than that.

That’s why we’ve put together this helpful guide to some of the best and easiest-to-make sneaker shelving. We considered things like assembly time and difficulty, shelf depth and user reviews to round up the best options currently available. Then we went a step further and crunched the numbers to give you a better idea of exactly how many pairs you’ll be able to store in each unit. There’s no need to stress or throw your back out over it, these are Sneaker Storage Shelves You Can Make Yourself.

Edsal Steel Commercial Shelving Unit

Husky Steel Shelving Unit

50-Pair Floor Shoe Tower

Seville Classics 3-Tier Mesh Utility Shoe Rack

ClosetMaid Selectives White Custom Closet Organizer

Material: Laminate

Tools required: Drill, hammer, screwdriver, tape measurer, level, pencil 

Estimated pairs total: 5-15

Buy it here: $54-$99

This customizable closet organizer is perfect for those who want to keep their collections stashed away. It comes with three retractable rods to hang your clothes and can be used in conjunction with other pieces from ClosetMaid’s Selectives collection.

HomeStyles Wood and Steel Orleans Storage Shelving Unit

Material: Powder-coated metal with birch veneer shelves

Tools required: Hammer, screwdriver

Estimated pairs total: 168

Buy it here: $626

For those who are really looking to ball out, this 18th century-inspired unit offers a ton of space and looks amazing at the same time. Sure, it’s expensive, but it’s also elegant, and you can always use some of the space for things besides sneakers.

Rubbermaid Configurations Custom Closet Kit

Material: Metal

Tools required: Drill, hammer, screwdriver, tape measurer, level, pencil 

Estimated pairs total: 30

Buy it here: $139-$179

Save some space around the house with this mountable rack from Rubbermaid. It’s highly customizable and allows you to hang your clothes below the racks. 

Two-Tier Aromatic Cedar Shoe Rack

Edsal Perforated 5-Tier Steel Shelving

HDX Decorative Wire Chrome Finish Commercial Shelving Unit