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I keep my shoes in them.  They allow me to stack multiple rows of shoes on the top shelf of the shoe racks.  I only kept a couple of shoe tree boxes which I use to store polishes, lotions, edge dressing etc.


Do you have a picture? Good idea.  What type of shoe rack?

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If you had to pick an Allen Edmonds shoe that should be a staple in your rotation what would it be?  
Limited to current models:
For a formal shoe, I'd say a black Park Avenue or Fifth Avenue.
For a more casual shoe, I like the Oak Street.
post #9213 of 17831
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Thank you kind sir! Looking back I should have MTOd a lot more in shell. But quite happy with the ones I was able to get while they lasted.


I did too many.  Most of these are custom:

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So jealous of the blue on the left. 
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So, I like the Strand. And I love the bourbon color. And I love actual bourbon. And AE has an eBay account.


You can probably see where this is going...
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Ah... the Carlyle

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I'm a master mason as well, so I tend to notice stuff like that lol

Sent you a PM
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Originally Posted by TexasTexter View Post
 


Do you have a picture? Good idea.  What type of shoe rack?


Just a cheap piece crap from Walmart or some such place (I don't remember where I got it).  What I meant was I can stack a box on a box, but I can't stack a shoe on a shoe.  I also have some pairs I wear less often stacked on a high shelf in my closet.

 

AE sells cedar racks (check their website).  I've read mixed reviews about them, but in the end a shoe rack can be as simple as a few wooden boards, how bad can they really be?.  So I take the reviews with a grain of salt.

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I did too many.  Most of these are custom:


Really?  

 

First rule of Weasel Club: There is no "too many."  

post #9220 of 17831
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Originally Posted by orange fury View Post

So, I like the Strand. And I love the bourbon color. And I love actual bourbon. And AE has an eBay account.


You can probably see where this is going...

smile.gif The bourbon strands on the bay are (thankfully for my wallet) not in my size.

I am 100% jealous of your bourbon McAllisters. I plan on doing my best to make mine look like that.
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Originally Posted by TexasTexter View Post
 


Oh NO!  Now why'd you have to go and show me those.  LOL.  Now I want them! 


Hey Buddy, It was the weasel thing to do.  

 

            


Oops, wrong weasel.

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Originally Posted by TexasTexter View Post
 


Do you have a picture? Good idea.  What type of shoe rack?

 

I like these stackable racks from the Container Store.

 

It turns out they are exactly the right height to fit an AE box on its side, which is actually more space efficient than laying the shoes out side by side on a shelf. So, I keep the shoes (with trees) in their original boxes, they are easy to ID by label plus they don't gather dust.

 

I have an identical 2-rack configuration on the opposite closet floor, clothes hanging above each, plus some shelves above for more shoe box stacks. Sooner or later the clothes will have to go to make room for more shoes.

 

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Originally Posted by TexasTexter View Post
 


Do you have a picture? Good idea.  What type of shoe rack?


Just a cheap piece crap from Walmart or some such place (I don't remember where I got it).  What I meant was I can stack a box on a box, but I can't stack a shoe on a shoe.  I also have some pairs I wear less often stacked on a high shelf in my closet.

 

AE sells cedar racks (check their website).  I've read mixed reviews about them, but in the end a shoe rack can be as simple as a few wooden boards, how bad can they really be?.  So I take the reviews with a grain of salt.

 

My size 15d precludes off the rack racks, so I measured my bedroom closet and the height/width of my shoes+boots+chukkas and built a 30 pair rack.  

 

Wife was away for a few days, so had some time around the house...

went to Home Depot with measurements and they cut pieces of lumber down to my specifications.  

Sides are 2x12 and I use 2x12 for 2 of the shelves, the rest are 1x12.  Took very little time, screwed it together and painted it.

 

sigh.  Thought that'd be enough.

 

Then to handle overflow, built another rack above the shelves in another room's closet.

 

 

adding 2 shelves above the usual shelf gave me room for extra 16

3 shelves fit 8 size 15s across, so this holds 24 pairs...

pardon the Danner boots at top, they get AE shoe trees and when called for, I love them.

 

And recently, I got tired of clutter and "built" (no screws used, these are just boards laying on boards) a 32 pair rack at bottom of a closet:

 


there are 3 of those spacers you see on the left, have not screwed together or painted yet. 

pardon the shearling slippers here.

 

My wife liked this room's closet enough that she now has the same shelving above and below in her main closet.

 

30, 24, 32 with no closet space loss.  Has helped reduce clutter.

post #9224 of 17831
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Originally Posted by jzrhwinnj View Post

My size 15d precludes off the rack racks, so I measured my bedroom closet and the height/width of my shoes+boots+chukkas and built a 30 pair rack.  



Wife was away for a few days, so had some time around the house...
went to Home Depot with measurements and they cut pieces of lumber down to my specifications.  
Sides are 2x12 and I use 2x12 for 2 of the shelves, the rest are 1x12.  Took very little time, screwed it together and painted it.

sigh.  Thought that'd be enough.

Then to handle overflow, built another rack above the shelves in another room's closet.




adding 2 shelves above the usual shelf gave me room for extra 16
3 shelves fit 8 size 15s across, so this holds 24 pairs...
pardon the Danner boots at top, they get AE shoe trees and when called for, I love them.

And recently, I got tired of clutter and "built" (no screws used, these are just boards laying on boards) a 32 pair rack at bottom of a closet:





there are 3 of those spacers you see on the left, have not screwed together or painted yet. 
pardon the shearling slippers here.

My wife liked this room's closet enough that she now has the same shelving above and below in her main closet.

30, 24, 32 with no closet space loss.  Has helped reduce clutter.
That was nice of your wife to let you put your shoes in her closet too!
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Originally Posted by TexasTexter View Post

If you had to pick an Allen Edmonds shoe that should be a staple in your rotation what would it be?  

Black Hopkinson
Dark brown Jefferson
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