Being over-run by boots & shoes.

Good grief! I'm worse than a woman, I have 11 pairs of boots/shoes. Then my wife and daughter have all their shoes/winter boots/sandals.
We have limited space, since our home is a raised ranch/bi-level. Our doors on the closets are the bi-fold type, so I can't go with one of those shoe racks which hang over a door.
Right now, I have some metal shelving in the laundry room, which holds the majority of the boots/shoes, plus laundry stuff.
The only place I can think of storing our footwear, would be on a wall.
Any ideas on building a shoe rack for a wall in the laundry room?
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Cooper wrote:

of garage for hanging boots and shoes.
My wife gave me a wire shoe rack that sits on the floor of my closet. Shoes angle in and take up less floor space.
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Cooper wrote: ...

OK, Imelda... :)
I've built low racks on closet floors under the hanging rod that's generally otherwise wasted space. So far have only needed one shelf, a second could generally be added under at least a portion of the space (other than under really long stuff)
If that ain't enough space, it's time to pare down... :)
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"Cooper" wrote

LOL! My husband has more shoes than I do.

No, but the ones that hang in a closet can work for the 'frequently needed' sets. Tuck the seasonal stuff away in the laundry room perhaps?

Those over the door pocket sorts can also hang on a wall. Warning, they are often not big enough for men's shoes so check the sizes of the pockets first.
I had an apartment once with a mud-room/foyer with coat rack. A previous tenant was asian and shoes were left there. He made a rack with angled wood knobs you would suspend shoes from by the ties or heels (depending on type of footwear). Kinda looked like a giant cup holder such as you may see in a kitchen. You could also hang coats on it.
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Cooper wrote:

the closets, boxed in. Shelf is slanted, with a narrow strip of wood across the upper part to hang shoes on by the heels. Nice.
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We took one of those wooden cd stands that has several shelves made up of two horizontal dowels for the shelf and one dowel for the back -- each shelf is sort of a lazy "V" shape. They are the perfect size for shoes and all but the largest boots. We put it in the garage next to the entry door and keep our shoes there. (We follow the Asian custom of not wearing outside shoes inside the house - - )
These cd racks are finished and attractive and cost about $100 for a stand that is about 5 feet tall and holds 15-20 pairs of shoes.
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