For a simple shoe storage solution metal shoe racks take some beating. They are not too expensive, don’t take up a lot of space and, provided you avoid the cheapest versions, will last for years. If you just need to store a few pairs of shoes or cater for the whole family there is a metal shoe rack to suit.
Argos Home 4 Shelf Shoe Storage Rack – budget 4-tier rack with a white=painted finish and mesh shelves. W75 × D28 × H73cm. £19 from argos.co.uk
House Black Metal Shoe Rack – a modern, compact style rack with a black tubular metal frame. W59.5 x D25 x H38 cm. £30 from johnlewis.com
AmazonBasics 9-Pair Shoe Rack – a sturdy 3-tier metal frame with a bronze coloured finish. The feet are also height adjustable so it won’t wobble on an uneven floor. W68 × D32 × H47 cm. (available from amazon.co.uk)
AmazonBasics 50-Pair Shoe Rack – this 10-tier unit is ideal if your shoe collection is taking over the house. The chrome finish frame is sturdy but slender and there are lockable wheels on the base too, so it’s easy to move around. W92 × D37 × H151 cm. (available from amazon.co.uk)
ASPECT 3-Tier Storage Shoe Rack and Bench with Seat – a 2 tier metal shoe rack with a shiny chrome finish and a padded seat in white or black. W80 × D30 × H48 cm. (available from amazon.co.uk)
Stainless Steel Shoe Racks – a modern, minimalist design made from stainless steel with a polished finish. Holds 9 to 12 pairs of shoes. W77 – 83 × D30 × H63 – 77 cm. £35 – £45 from johnlewis.com
House by John Lewis Metal 3 Tier Shoe Rack – a sleek metal rack with a black painted finish. W79 × D31 × H47 cm. £50 from johnlewis.com
John Lewis Narrow 5 Tier Shoe Rack – at 48 cm wide this unit shouldn’t take up too much room but will provide ample shoe storage. Overall dimensions: H100 x W48 x D28cm. £50 Very positive reviews for this one – almost top marks.