I would suggest trying to get them chain stitched when you are ready to hem them. You could send them to Railcar in your state. They do very good work. Whoever you use thigh tell them to save whatever they cut off So you have pieces for repairs.
Sorry for the poor pic...I think DV or MDubs was asking the other day about shoe storage. I had "shoe cubbies" designed into my closet. Each set holds about 10 pairs and I have 4 spread out through the closet. The shelves are adjustable to allow for varying boot shaft heights.