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Outdoor Shoe Rack

Updated on March 14, 2013

Outdoor Shoe Racks

If you garden, hunt, or have children that play outside in the mud, you may want an outdoor shoe rack. A shoe organizer placed outside can really help cut down on the dirt that can be tracked through the home. But which type should you get?

It really depends on where you are going to place it. If you are going to put it in the garage, then you can get almost any type of shoe rack. However, it's a little easier to keep clean if you get one that can be washed off. If the shoe rack is placed outside, then you will need to protect it from the elements. The best way to do this is to get a waterproof shoe rack or even a waterproof shoe cabinet.

I've organized the different outdoor shoe racks into sections depending on their type. Please feel free to browse or use the table of contents below to jump down to the section you are interested in!

All images courtesy of Amazon. You can find the outdoor shoe rack pictured to the left here.

Organizing Outdoor Shoes

If you have children or work outside a lot, you may want to have a way to organize those outdoor shoes. We try to have a pair of outdoor shoes for each child - this keeps them from getting the shoes they would wear to school or church muddy. But in order for children to remember to wear them outside, then you have to make them accessible. Having an outdoor shoe organizer can make this happen.

I used to think the best option for the kids was the shoe bench. However, they don't ever sit on it to put their shoes on! I'm the one who sits on it to put on my shoes. And since a shoe bench can be a little more expensive and not hold as many shoes, it may not be the best option. Unless you want to sit on it, of course.

An affordable option is a plastic shoe rack. These are very inexpensive and they are waterproof. They aren't the nicest looking shoe racks, but they do the job!

Then there are really attractive wooden shoe racks. I like the way these look. These work great on a deck or a high traffic area where appearances matter.

And of course, there are shoe cabinets. These are good in unprotected outdoor areas, as the shoes won't get wet inside of them when it rains. These can be a little more expensive, but a good one should last for years.

Here are three of the best shoe racks from different categories. All the ones listed on this page have good reviews, but these are the three best ones.

Best Outdoor Shoe CabinetCHECK PRICE

Best Outdoor Shoe BenchCHECK PRICE

Best Waterproof Outdoor Shoe RackCHECK PRICE


Outdoor Shoe Bench

An outdoor shoe bench can make it a lot easier to take off your shoes or put them on by providing a place to sit while you do so. Most outdoor shoe benches have little cubbies or shelves underneath to maximize your shoe storage space.

We have a shoe bench we've used for the past five years in our laundry room right off the garage. It works great! But if you want to put one in the garage or even outside, we have a few options for you.

Here are four shoe bench options to choose from. If you are going to put it somewhere that will be exposed to the elements, I would get the teak wood. It will last the longest. We have the cubbie one in our laundry room, and it works well for us. It's laminate, so it's easy to wash off.

Outdoor Shoe Bench with 2 Shelves - in Teak WoodCHECK PRICE

Prepac Winslow Black Shoe Storage Cubbie BenchCHECK PRICE

Wooden Shoe BenchCHECK PRICE


An outdoor shoe rack can really help keep your home clean.

Waterproof Outdoor Shoe Rack

A waterproof shoe rack can be used outdoors or indoors. It's a necessity outdoors where you are exposing it to the elements. A cheap flimsy shoe rack won't last long in those conditions!

But you can use a waterproof rack in the garage too, especially if you are using it for snow boots or muddy shoes. This will really help it last as well as make cleaning up all that yucky mud a lot easier.

Honey-Can-Do Bamboo 2-Tier Shoe ShelfCHECK PRICE

Honey-Can-Do Bamboo 3-Tier Shoe ShelfCHECK PRICE

Seville Classics Resin-Wood Composite Utility Shoe RackCHECK PRICE

Seville Classics 3-Tier Iron Shoe Utility RackCHECK PRICE


Outdoor Shoe Storage Cabinet

If you are going to have shoes outside, you may want a cabinet to protect the shoes themselves from the elements, especially if you don't want to have to worry about bringing them in when it rains. A shoe cabinet can also hide the shoe clutter that kids can create.

There are a few good options available. If you see any outdoor shoe cabinets you like, just click on it to check the price.

Gladiator GarageWorks GAGB54SBYG Storage BenchCHECK PRICE

ClosetMaid 2-Door Stackable Laminate OrganizerCHECK PRICE

ClosetMaid 2-Drawer Laminate Stacker OrganizerCHECK PRICE


What Type of Outdoor Shoe Rack do You Prefer?

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Even More Outdoor Shoe Racks on eBay!

This section will bring up the latest auctions for outdoor shoe racks over at eBay. So check back often to see what's available!

DIY Lazy Susan Outdoor Shoe Storage

You can also build your own outdoor shoe storage if you are crafty. This video teaches you one way to do it.

Make a Outdoor Shoe Drying Rack - Out of PVC Pipe

Other Shoe Racks You May Like

Wire Shoe Rack
A wire shoe rack is a great, inexpensive way to organize your shoes. I've used one for years to keep my husband's couple of pair of shoes organized. It was v...

Bamboo Shoe Rack
If you want an attractive shoe rack made of sustainable wood, then a bamboo shoe rack makes a great choice. Because bamboo grows so fast, it makes a great wo...

Shoe Closet Ideas
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Interlocking Shoe Organizer
If you are looking for attractive and functional shoe storage that you can customize to meet your needs, you may want to look at interlocking shoe organizers...

Hanging Shoe Rack
If you don't have a lot of floor space in your closet, you can use a hanging shoe rack to organize all your shoes. There are a few different models available...

Revolving Shoe Rack
If you want to have easy access to all your shoes, a revolving shoe rack is a great idea! These shoe racks work great in a corner of the room or in a walk in...

50 Pair Shoe Rack
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Other Outdoor Furniture to Peruse

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Do You Have an Outdoor Shoe Rack? - Or would you get one?

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    • lucille12 profile image

      lucille12 2 years ago

      A shoe organizer helps you avoid accidentally using the incorrect shoes in going to your workplace.

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      tcaldy 3 years ago

      Have a little cubbyhole organizer, but really need something for big shoes and workboots.

    • Sharon Weaver profile image

      Sharon Weaver 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I like the bamboo racks. I need one of these. Thanks.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Shoe rakes are a great thing to have with a family. They help keep things more organized. :)

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      Frischy 4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      It might work in the right climate. I think it would be perfect on an enclosed porch.