Prepac Shoe Cubbie Bench
Last updated date: April 3, 2020
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In our analysis of 14 expert reviews, the Prepac Prepac Shoe Cubbie Bench placed 13th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
Editor's Note April 6, 2020:
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Store your shoes where you put them on with our Shoe Storage Cubbie Bench. Dual-purposed and versatile, this bench is a great addition to your foyer, mudroom, utility room or bedroom. Each of the 18 individual cubbies is spacious enough to hold a pair of size 13 men's shoes, keeping them neatly stored and out of the way. It's the perfect piece to keep your shoes organized.
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An Overview On Entryway Shoe Racks
Studies were conducted to find out the level of bacteria that existed on the bottom of a person’s shoes. The results were astounding and revealed that the soles of a pair of shoes was dirtier than a toilet seat. Instead of tracking the bacteria through your home, it’s a good idea to set up an entryway shoe rack. This way, family members can take off and put on their shoes right by the front door.
Before you select a shoe rack, determine how many pairs of shoes you need the unit to hold. Smaller racks may only hold between six and eight pairs of shoes, while larger models can accommodate up to 20 pairs.
Construction is also important. Metal and wood are the most sturdy and durable, however, some models, like the Simple Houseware 4-Tier Shoe Rack Storage Organizer, use a strong, washable polyester fabric to create their shelves. Keep in mind though that fabric shelves won’t hold as much weight. They are better suited for children’s shoes, summer sandals and fuzzy slippers.
If space is an issue where you live, you’ll want to go with a model that is more vertical than horizontal. For example, the Tangkula 7-Tier Wooden Shoe Rack is only 11 in. wide, but its reach is just under 4 ft. The shelves are different heights as well, which means you can store boots on the taller shelves and flip flops on the shorter ones.
Review the entryway shoe rack’s design to ensure it fits your needs. For example, the Seville Classics 3-Tier Stackable Shoe Storage Organizer allows you to customize the shelves using the attached interlocking clips. You can place a few shelves on top of each other and even build outward. There are also models with slatted surfaces that resist moisture, which is great if you live in an area of the country that experiences a lot of rain or snow.
Consider any added features. Is the entryway shoe rack multipurpose? Can you set it up in a closet, dorm room, kids’ room or garage? The VASAGLE 3-Tier Industrial Entryway Shoe Bench has the added benefit of a bench on top, which means consumers can sit down while putting on their shoes or taking them off.
DWYM Fun Fact
King Edward II was the first to create a universal shoe size. Back in 1324, the king declared that the diameter of a barley corn was equal to one shoe size. What’s surprising is that this form of measurement is still used in the United Kingdom, South Africa and India. Here are a few more interesting facts about shoes:
- One study revealed that the majority of women own at least 19 pairs of shoes.
- Greek actors wore platform shoes during their performances to signify their superiority over other characters.
- Of the shoes sold in America, women’s size 8.5 and men’s size 10.5 were the most popular.
- According to Guinness World Records, the largest shoe was made by Electric Sekki in China in 2013. It measures 20 ft. 11.97 in. x 7 ft. 10.09 in. x 5 ft. 4.96 in.
The Entryway Shoe Rack Buying Guide
- Always review how easy or complex the assembly of an entryway shoe rack is before you purchase it. Some require tools, while others have interlocking parts that simply need to be snapped together.
- Most entryway shoe racks are easy to clean. All you need is a lint-free cloth, mild dish soap and warm water. If the rack is made of metal, make sure you dry it immediately after it’s been cleaned. Otherwise, you risk the formation of rust over time.
- You don’t have to use an entryway shoe rack just for shoes. These racks can also help a person organize and store everything from CDs to books to decorative pieces that add a touch of style to your living space.
- Look for a product warranty or satisfaction guarantee. Some companies cover the purchase of their entryway shoe rack with a guarantee, even one that lasts as long as 5 years.
- The biggest factor in the price of an entryway shoe rack is the construction materials used. For example, the Simple Houseware 4-Tier Shoe Rack Storage Organizer uses a more affordable fabric to create its shelves versus the Tangkula 7-Tier Wooden Shoe Rack, which is made from solid wood. While both the VASAGLE 3-Tier Industrial Entryway Shoe Bench and the Seville Classics 3-Tier Stackable Shoe Storage Organizer are made from metal, the VASAGLE commands a higher price due to the inclusion of an upper bench.