I’m a pretty simple guy when it comes to what I wear, and that is twice as true when it comes to shoes – less is more.
I have a regular pair for work and home, a pair of boots, and a pair of sneakers, so a bamboo shoe rack wasn’t even a twinkle in my eye when I lived at my old bachelor pad.
Then I moved in with my partner, who despite her sweet demeanor is a certifiable shoe-gremlin that revels in the footwear chaos of our entryway – her dozens of prizes strewn about far and wide!
I didn’t even know how much I had become my mother before I snapped and started looking for a lifeboat in the shape of a small shelf to hold shoes, and found that I was not the only one suffering from a shoe disaster.
There are way more options than I had expected in terms of bamboo shoe racks, but they all do what they’re designed to – hold shoes. In this article, I’ll show you a few of the best types I turned up in my internet deep dive!
Also, be sure to check out our top recommendations for bamboo shoes.
You know what they say: “If the shoe fits, wear it.” And that holds true for shoe racks as well, so let’s get right to the good stuff!
I loved this particular bamboo shoe rack, because it’s not trying to be anything but what it is,
And, it just looks so good doing it.
My personal preference for furniture is stylish but understated and the Honey-Can-Do Bamboo 3-Tier Shoe Shelf fits that description perfectly.
With great natural color, solid construction with soft, rounded corners, and nicely sloping slatted shelves, this bamboo shoe rack would look awesome in any mudroom, foyer, or entryway.
There’s plenty of space with 3 separate shelves, so you have room for all your household’s various pairs as well as any guest’s shoes!
Walk those boots on over to the Honey-Can-Do Bamboo 3-Tier Shoe Shelf product page and take a look.
Best Bamboo Shoe Rack Under $40
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but more expensive does not mean more quality. And I’m not just saying that because I’m a bargain bin addict, I promise.
Bamboo really is the perfect construction material on a lot of levels, and its tendency to grow abnormally fast compared to most plants and trees is what’s behind both its highly sustainable nature and low cost!
This beautiful bamboo shoe rack is a slam-dunk in the price department, but the real draw, in my opinion, is the natural wood color and eye-catching style.
The Household Essentials 2-Tier Bamboo Basketweave Shoe Rack delivers on its name, with two woven shelves to hold a more than modest quantity of shoes in a simple and compact package.
Have a look for yourself at the Household Essentials 2-Tier Bamboo Basketweave Shoe Rack product page!
Best Stacking Bamboo Shoe Rack
I like modular stuff, especially furniture. When a product is made specially to be changed for your specific needs, it feels like the company making the product is really thinking about the customer.
It’s been a while since I’ve last been able to feast on those sweet, sweet free samples, but it’s nice to know Costco still has the customer in mind when it comes to storage too!
Here we’re looking at the TRINITY Bamboo 2-tier Shoe Rack, a classic-looking bamboo shoe rack with two shelves per unit, and this here is a value pack – classic Costco.
The peg feet of these shoe racks fit directly into the top of the shelf below it, and both shelves in the pack are identical so you can stack as many as you like!
This bamboo shoe rack is a great choice for anyone who might be looking to grow their shoe collection, either with kids or just moving in with a shoe-gremlin like I did, and wants their shoe rack to be able to grow with it.
Get yourself a pack or two over at the TRINITY Bamboo 2-tier Shoe Rack product page.
This category was one of the types I had no idea existed until I saw it, but I was immediately sold.
I’ve been in the studio apartment situation before, and it just gets so frustrating feeling that nobody designs furniture for small spaces so you just go without.
Introducing the PENGKE Foldable Bamboo Shoe Organizer, offering both 3 tier and 5 tier options for the average Joe and the shoe-gremlin alike!
This bamboo shoe rack doesn’t sacrifice looks for utility, however. The dark bamboo slats are sleek and strong, so you don’t need to worry about piling any visitor’s foot-gear up onto this convenient piece of equipment.
See which size is best for you over at the PENGKE Foldable Bamboo Shoe Organizer product page.
Let’s get back to basics now, because there was definitely an image I had in mind when I first thought to myself “shoe rack” and this is pretty much it but… better.
If you’re a fan of the classics like me, then look no further than the Oceanstar 3-Tier Bamboo Shoe Rack.
This is a really well done version of a traditional shoe rack. Three long slatted shelves with sturdy legs that keep them from tipping off the sides, but now with our favorite fast-growing grass as the construction material.
There’s not much else to say about this piece, it’s exactly what you need to store your shoes and help save the planet while you’re at it!
Do your part for Mother Earth at the Oceanstar 3-Tier Bamboo Shoe Rack product page.
Oh, ok Mr. Wise Guy, not enough tiers in the last category, huh?
Need another shelf, huh?
Great, cause this bamboo shoe rack is just one step above for the discerning shoe-gremlin who really needs an additional 1/3 increase in capacity!
The BIRDROCK HOME Free Standing Bamboo Shoe Rack is the classic shoe rack we all know and love with a twist: one entire additional shelf.
In all seriousness though, this is another beautiful bamboo shoe rack and the extra storage isn’t the only difference here – the light color is a nice option for those of us who are looking to match an existing theme in the room!
Get your extra shelf (you deserve it) at the BIRDROCK HOME Free Standing Bamboo Shoe Rack product page.
Best Bamboo Shoe Rack Bench
Secretly, these are my favorite categories – the dual purpose furniture reigns supreme in my heart, even if they never reach the best overall!
This one seems like a no-brainer though, sitting down while you put your shoes on is a pretty standard move for a lot of people. Clearly there was a need.
The Heavy Duty Shoe Rack Bench for Entryway is a bamboo shoe rack for those of us who like to sit and put on our shoes in a dignified manner, as opposed to those who simply jam their feet in the shoes and kick until they go on right.
Who would do that?
Not me, that’s for darn sure.
There are a few different options for colors and tiers, so you can pick the style you like best and maintain your elegance whenever you head out of the house!
Check it out over at the Heavy Duty Shoe Rack Bench for Entryway product page.
Some of you may have reached the point that I have, where a small, standard size bamboo shoe rack is no longer helping stem the flow of shoes all over the floor of your entryway.
Maybe you moved in with a shoe-gremlin, maybe you are that shoe-gremlin, but the point here is that you need help.
Look no further than the TOOCA Bamboo Shoe Rack 6 Tier Closet Storage, here to save the day by keeping that multitude of smelly treasures out of sight and mind!
This is some pretty serious shoe storage.
Standing at almost four feet high and with six solid shelves, you can see how this bad boy will turn the back of your closet into a beautifully organized wall of footwear.
Another nice thing about this particular bamboo shoe rack is that the shelves are not integral to the structure. This means that if you need to take out a shelf or two to make room for items other than shoes, you have that option.
Get started on getting your hoard together and check it out at the TOOCA Bamboo Shoe Rack 6 Tier Closet Storage product page!
Well folks, I think it’s time to tie the laces on my top bamboo shoe racks. Hopefully this was helpful in opening your mind to the possibilities out there!
If you’ve gotten this far and still haven’t found your bamboo shoe rack, don’t walk away just yet. There are still a few great options that just didn’t quite make my list.
If one of these runners up fills the bamboo shoe rack shaped hole in your heart, let us know – we’d love to hear about it!