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This could be good for storing non-shoe items, or toddlers' shoe maybe I could fit slippers in the pouches, but barely and only by folding them out of shape. My feet are not that big. It's not like I wear clown shoes. But I couldn't fit a pair of sneakers in this thing with a tub of crisco and a steam driven tamping tool. Worthless.
I think back to the days before I owned the Whitmor 6351-1253-JAVA Fashion Color Organizer Collection Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer, and boy were those some dark days. I used to walk to the bathroom in the middle of the night, and without fail I would stumble over one of my sneakers...I'm lucky I didn't die during those late night escapades. In other cases, I'd have the perfect outfit on for the evening, and knew exactly what sneaks were going to be the icing on that perfect outfit cake...and then, like some sick nightmare, I could only find one sneak, the other lost, even after extensive investigation, dog interrogation, girlfriend interrogation, self reflection....just totally lost, gone forever. Until the next day when I would find it under the bed, by the backdoor, or something stupid like that (I think it was the dog, but he still hasn't confessed....you can't trust dogs..I mean my dog is obviously my best friend, but that doesn't mean that he didn't steal my shoes and then look me in the eye and swear that he didn't). Well folks, those times are long behind me now. Now I show off all my snazzy sneaks in this here shoe organizer. It holds a dozen pairs of my size 11 foot protectors (aka shoes), and it does so quite well. Yea I know there's only like 8 pairs in this picture, but that's partly because I'm sometimes too lazy to put my sneaks back into their home after wearing them, and partly because having shoes all over the floor is a big part of my past, and sometimes it's hard to let go of the past. I digress. What I'm trying to say is that you should join me here in the enlightened sunshine and buy yourself this here revolutionary shoe organizer...you can thank me later.
Using this to hold a couple pairs of sneakers and bottles of car washing soaps and chemicals on my door. It's holding well, though I wish there was some sort of support for the bottom or sides of the fabric. Everytime I open the door, slow or quickly, it acts similar to a cape and lightly slaps the door as it reaches it's open position. Again, just an annoyance downside rather than anything else. A little over 6 months and it's holding strong. Though I will say boots don't fit at all. So if you're buying these for anything other than a pair of sneakers or dress shoes, you may want to loose elsewhere. Sorry ladies, I'm a single guy so I wasn't able to test out heels and platform shoes. All in all, this works as you'd expect it to. The hooks easily fit the top of my door with room to spare, to thicker doors shouldn't be a problem. Also because I have this on an interior door, there's enough of a gap to minimize any scrubbing of the hook and door frame. I went for this mesh instead of fabric for the purposes of dripping water from wet bottles and it allows for water to flow easily. In terms of weight, the unit is currently holding about 10 pounds. Though I wouldn't push this thing much further beyond 10 pounds.
I absolutely love how affordable, simple, and STURDY this is. I have filled it with many large sized men's shoes of considerable weight. Dress shoes, overstuff skate shoes, thick soled sports shoes, et cetera. The only issue I encountered was the hanging hooks being a TINY bit obtuse upon arrival, so once the full weight was in place they started to bend so much so that I had to manually hold one flat against the top of my door in order to close it. This was VERY easily, quickly, & soundly resolved by simply bending the hooks into a slight ACUTE angle. This tiny difference gives enough leverage to the hook so that it will not bend back out of shape, and sits flush with the door. I mean this thing is a dream come true at this price & for small living situations.
If you have ANY questions in regards to my quickfix (which is really only for the heavy loads) then please feel free to ask. This is such a good product that I couldn't even deduct a star for the minor inconvenience - especially since I pushed this thing well past what I'm sure is the recommended weight. Please let me know if this was helpful & informative, as this is my main goal in writing reviews - to aid any potential customers in their doubts or in reassurance! Thank you!
Since I often read Amazon reviews, I think it's time to Write a few.
First, I'll say that the shoe organizer was delivered as expected. Thankfully Amazon didn't use a huge box as they often do for small objects - so the envelope was left in my mailbox.
Product: it's as expected and fits my needs. I don't understand people's review saying this doesn't fit adult shoes; I wear a men's size 11US... And most of my shoes are hightops. My regular sneakers also fit fine too. So i call a lie on some Of those reviews unless we got a different product. Shoes with higher ankles should Go in toe 1st. Thin shoes (like my Sauconys) it doesn't matter.
The hooks have held so far, so no issues. The are thin so no damage to my smaller, New York City Apartment closet doors. Since there are 3, it distributes the weight evenly.
The only issue is that the bottom 4 pockets don't seem to fit shoes as well as the others. I put my flipFlops and water shoes there.
Note: Fill from the bottom 1st so it weighs down the organizer. Also, I am not rough on things I purchase, so I see no reason why this would Not last.
I originally ordered this thing about 2 months ago and received a notice that it was on backorder. I considered cancelling the order and decided to shop for a similar product. In doing so, I found most other over-the-door organizers have plastic pockets, which I knew I didn't want. I decided to wait it out for this one, and I'm really glad I did. First of all, the price is spot on. It's pretty well made, but not worth more than $15. It's easy to use...take it out of the bag, put the hooks in the grommets, place it over your door, put your shoes in, and boom, you are done. The mesh pockets make sense. They won't damage your shoes and allow some air circulation. I can see how someone with larger shoes might have some difficulty with the shoes staying in the pockets. I was actually able to put a pair of flip-flops in one pocket, so if you plan to use for sandals you may be able to get more than 12 pairs in here as a bonus. I am far from a shoeaholic, but I am a bit OCD about having things in order. Getting my shoes off the floor and in order was well worth the $13 spent and the 2 month wait.
I needed something cheap to keep some shoes out of the way. Nothing fancy, just stow and hide. I saw the overwhelmingly positive reviews so I thought I'd give this shoe organizer a try.
When I pulled it out of the package, my first impression was that the looks fit the price. It isn't aesthetically pleasing but it doesn't look like it will fall apart in a week, either. The included hooks fit over my closet door without damaging anything when I closed it. I thought I was in the clear at this point. Then I started trying to put my size 9 women's shoes in the pockets. I had already surmised from the reviews that only one shoe would fit in each pocket but I didn't realize that only certain kinds of shoes would STAY in the pockets.
First I tried a pair of 2 1/2" thick-heeled pumps. When I put the shoes in normally so that the heels faced away from me and the toes were down in the pocket, the pockets immediately fell forward so that the shoes were hanging half out of them. I played around with positioning and found that the most secure fit was obtainined by inserting the shoes heels-down and turned sideways. A pair of plain old Timberlands presented another problem. The height of the insteps meant that they had to be turned sideways and *stuffed* in the pockets, snagging the mesh with the effort. Thin-heeled slingbacks 2 1/2" and lower fit perfectly, as did sandals, simple flat loafers and other lightweight shoes.
Unfortunately for me, most of the shoes I wanted to store in this organizer turned out to be too heavy/large. If all of your shoes are small, you don't mind something that looks inexpensive and you won't be bothered by snagged mesh, this could be an acceptable option for you. I have to keep looking.