Shoe trees are a good idea and a cubby holder is also a good idea, anyone else?
I took delivery of my first pair of Allen Edmonds last night and I am anxious to get them to work on Tuesday to try them out, I don't typically wear dress shoes at home. Some have told me that once you wear Allen Edmonds you will never go back to anything else - why? I have a pair of Johnson and Murphy Cadell and a Rockport Evanders and my new Allen Edmond Fiesol, I can understand why I would prefer the fiesol over the Evander, they are somewhat like trying to strap lead weights to my feet. However the Cadell shoes are real good and its going to be tough to prefer the fiesol over the Cadell.
Let me first warn that i'm a little OCD.
I keep all of my shoes in trees when not being worn. Then they are placed in shoe bags and then I have matching 15qt Rubbermaid containers that I keep all of my shoes in. On the outside of each container I have a picture of the shoe and a label telling me what's inside. All the containers stack very nicely in my closet. If my shoes get wet or I sweat profusely that day i'll leave my shoes out for the night and let them dry before they go in the containers.
My wife was recently a trip and I assembled the same setup for all of her shoes as well.
What can I say, it's the Marine Corps coming out in me.