3-Drawer Shoe Cabinet
Pretty but not practical
This slim shoe cabinet is possibly the best looking option out there, and therefore one of the most expensive I've seen. The metal exterior is sleek and high-quality, withstanding many bumps with no sign of injury.
Unfortunately once you open the bins, it's a different story. The shoes are held in place by a flimsy plastic bar, and one of mine broke as I was putting the whole thing together. Even in the other two bins, the bar doesn't do a very good job keeping the shoes in place. The result is you have to re-stack all the shoes in order every time you open the thing, otherwise they'll jumble up so that you can't close the door. Also slim shoes like sandals and ballet flats tend to slip into the crack under the door.
Also keep in mind this unit is small. It fits like, 9 pairs of shoes, tops. We use ours just for the shoes on heaviest rotation, which means I still have the dreaded shoe-pile for the rest of my collection. So while attractive, I don't think this unit will be the total solution for most people.
March 18, 2013
I LOVE THE CONTAINER STORE! so much so, that I asked for this for my birthday. I love the compact size when closed and expected to sacrifice the space inside for that. I looked at that to be a reason not to have a gazillion shoes in the garage entry way in the first place.
I did not expect all three drawers to open at once. Maybe I missed that in the product description, but I'd like to be able to open just one of the drawers at a time. My 4 year old bent over and opened the bottom drawer and smacked his bead on middle drawer when it opened too.
I thought for $119, it could have included the mounting hardware and anchors instead of two little rubber rings. This is not something I want to get pulled off the wall so I felt it really should be sturdy for mounting. Leaving it sit on the floor isn't really practical for the way the drawers all open together.
I intended to get two of these units and stack them or mount them side-by-side, but the price seems steep for something I planned for the garage entry so I am not sure I'd get another one like this, but will have to see how it works out with one for now.
March 19, 2012
attractive but not well designed
This shoe rack cabinet is very attractive but not a well designed product. I love the container store but I really think this product failed. I put two of them on my wedding registry and when I received them I was so excited and immediately put them together. I wear a size 9 woman's shoe and my husband wears a size 10 men's shoe. My flats fit inside just fine. However I have a pair of stiletto's that don't fit because the heel is too high (it's only a 2" heel). None of my husband's shoes fit because they are all too long. I am still a huge fan of the container store but I do not recommend this product.
June 22, 2014
Great shoe closet
Easy to install. Took me 10 minutes. I have these in my foyer and closets. Can be installed stacked or side by side. Very sturdy.
February 15, 2011