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It is becoming apparent that more and more folks are getting their collections up to $20,000 to $30,000 in value . . . but some are still showcasing them in plastic containers, over the counter shoe racks, or some other contraption that does not carry the same value as the shoes themselves.
I remember back in the 1990's when I started collecting films on DVD, and I chose to set aside an extra $1.00 per film for the cost of having the collection in an ever expanding walnut case. In the end I had collected over 5000 DVDs, and then began giving many away as the new technology entered as a choice.
Perhaps adding $30 to $50 per pair of shoes to be set aside for the housing of $350 to $650 shoes and boots would present the total package in showcasing AE shoes and boots.
A relative small collection, but certainly expandable horizontally.
One of my favorites and certainly expandable.
Even good suits need to have a nice bedroom showcase
With the ability to showcase 60 pair, this selection is something to grow into.
Can showcase 24 of the best.
Like fine hardback books showcased, adding a proportional cost to the price of a good book, pair of shoes, or even fine wine - is much better than sticking precious items on the floor, in cardboard boxes, or other cheap means to store them.
I'm not suggesting it is easy to think ahead about the housing of shoes, but it can be done next time you choose to buy two pair and go with one, by saving the cash toward a showcase.
All my best,
It isn't a matter of cost but real estate. Floor footprint is at a premium for those of us with nomadic lifestyles. Having individual cubbies for shoes is glaringly inefficient from a space-planning perspective. Hell, I don't even have enough room for my wardrobe, let alone shoes.
Otherwise, I would love to have my shoes in something like those pictures.