The 7 Best Shoe Storage Benches To Help You Stay Organized In Style

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Shoes just seem to end up everywhere and, literally, underfoot. Whether it's teenagers kicking them off when they come in the door, a dog sneaking them out of the closet to play with them, or just general daily in-and-out usage from the household, keeping them contained is surprisingly difficult. For the lucky few with a built-in mudroom, it may be easier to keep them tucked out of the way, but for those who don't, there are a lot of great options for shoe storage benches out there to fit a wide variety of space constraints, budgets, and styles.

Whether you have a small home and are looking to maximize storage space, or you're just sick of tripping over everyone's shoes, there are certain things you may want to consider when looking for your perfect shoe organization station. How much space do you have to work with? How many shoes are you looking to store? What's your budget like? 

Trying to find the right shoe storage bench can be overwhelming, with a quick search in Google showing up hundreds, if not thousands of options. So we've compiled a list here for you of great choices that can help mitigate the potential of a shoepocalypse taking over your home.

How we selected products

In order to help you find the right bench to fit your needs, we did a deep dive into the world of shoe storage solutions, and using a number of criteria, including our own expertise, we came up with several options that we feel would be worth your time and investment. There were a number of different factors we considered when making our final decisions, but primarily, we analyzed user reviews, price points, and design style. 

Because shoe storage benches are furniture pieces that need to be usable as well as attractive, functionality was a key factor that we focused on. We also wanted to make sure that the benches we chose were available everywhere in the country, not just in a specific small neighborhood market, and we made sure that either free or reasonable shipping was available as well. With all that in mind, here are the seven top shoe storage benches to help you keep your home organized and stylish.

The best overall: Middlebrook Sliding Barn Door Bench

This cute farmhouse-style bench takes our top spot because it's a great mix of function, design, and affordability. The cute sliding barn door can hide clutter, while the other open shelves make it easy to access the most commonly used shoes. The shelves are adjustable to accommodate a wide range of shoe heights or bags. It's both detailed and simple at the same time, so can work with a wide variety of home décor aesthetics, yet is still at a relatively modest price point that's not going to break the bank.

The Middlebrook 48-inch Sliding Barn Door Bench is available at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $215.99.

Best for small spaces: Lotus Bamboo Storage Bench

This petite little bench packs a big design punch. Perfect for a tiny entryway, it gives you two ways to access the storage, either through the flip-up top or by tilting down the front panel. The four sections of the interior are waterproof to keep muddy shoes, wet umbrellas, and the like from getting muck or water on other items inside, and the dividers are also removable, either for cleaning or if they're not needed. At only 20" wide, it's easy to tuck away, yet still looks sleek, stylish, and elegant.

Buy the Lotus Bamboo Storage Bench for $149.99 at The Container Store.

Most unique design: LBL Entryway Shoe Bench

It's hard to overstate how gorgeous and unusual this beautiful bench is. Handmade to order out of solid wood, it can be completely customized to fit your space. You can specify the length, depth, and height you want, and then select from 34 different wood stain colors. The striking shape actually gives it a lot of versatility, with areas for larger items like boots or even bags. Attention to detail is evident in not just the design, but the extra added care, with some reviewers noting that they appreciated that the wood edges were just slightly curved so they don't dig into your legs when you sit on the bench.

Order the LBL Entryway Shoe Bench from Etsy starting at $200.

Best hidden storage: Pottery Barn Wade Entryway Bench

This beautiful craftsman-style bench makes a gorgeous statement when people walk into your home, yet the drawers let you tuck shoes — and other items — away out of sight. The attention to detail is evident, with metal pulls and English dovetailed drawers. Bench cushions are available separately, as well as hall trees if you have the room to create an entire hallway feature. We like the four-drawer bench best as it affords the most drawer space, but a two-drawer version is also available for smaller spaces. Plus, it's "responsibly made" out of solid poplar and hardwood veneers, and for each purchase, Pottery Barn will plant another tree.

The Wade Entryway Bench is available at Pottery Barn for $1,199.

Best for a small budget: IKEA Tjusig bench with shoe storage

IKEA comes through again with an affordable shoe storage bench in a sleek modern design that's available in black or white. Able to store multiple pairs of shoes on the metal rod racks, the open styling also has the added bonus of letting air circulate, drying off the bottoms of wet shoes. If you're using it for an entryway, you can also get the matching hat rack from the same Tjusig line with hooks for your coats and bags with a shelf above. Reviewers note it's sturdy and solidly built, and, for IKEA standards, relatively easy to assemble.

Get the Tjusig bench from IKEA for $89.99.

Best multifunctional: IRONCK Shoe Storage Bench

This great rustic modern industrial bench has a lot of great features that make it a winner. We love the separate section of the bench for taller shoes or bags. Along with storage space for plenty of regular shoes, it also has a flip-top storage box with a lot of space to throw in the extras that can clutter up a bench. The top has a hinge to keep it safely open, and the interior section can be divided as needed. The distressed wood look and black metal accents give it a warm modern styling.

Get the IRONCK Shoe Storage Bench on Amazon for $109.

Best for the most shoe storage: VASAGLE Shoe Bench with Cushion

What this bench lacks in design thrills, it makes up for in the amount of shoes it can hold. With 15 different cubbies, users noted the ability to store even most sizes of large men's shoes in the little cubbies when inserted on their side, like in a shoebox. Solid and sturdy, it's easy to assemble and comes in three different color options: rustic brown, white with a grey seat, and black with a brown cushion. The side compartments have adjustable, removable shelves as well to accommodate larger items like boots or bags.

The VASAGLE Shoe Bench with Cushion from Amazon is available for $91.79 for Prime members.