For the past year or so I’ve been looking for viable storage ideas for my kicks other than just storing the in the original shoebox. Trying to get to shoes at the bottom of a stack 15 boxes tall is a pain, and the boxes on ground zero started collapsing. Something had to be done. Initially I started with cheap boxes from Ikea but nixed the idea after finding out that it’s still really difficult to get to kicks at the bottom of piles.
I don’t even have as many kicks as people might think, but I’m only working with half a closet since the TV takes up the other half due to lack of space in the bedroom. In my search, I found the Drop Front Shoe Box from the Container Store, similar to the ones in the above picture and they’re the tits. My initial concerns are for the clear boxes as sunlight and heat will speed up the yellowing process on rubber and plastics. Not cool. But the tradeoff of being able to access any pair of shoes with equal amounts of ease is pretty tempting. For now, I’ll bide my time until we get a legit walk in closet, and then I’m blowing like four paychecks on these.
I just won’t be able to store my Air Commands in them. Dah well. Still worth it.