If you’ve got so many shoes you have troubles storing them, Shoes Under might give you the space-saving solution you need. It’s not to hard to accumulate a shoe collection that outgrows your closet, especially if you have a small closet. But is storing them under your bed the way to go, and does this work the way it’s shown to on TV?
Shoes just seem to get in the way and take up a lot of space. Currently there’s not a really good way to store them. The most popular way is the over-the-door pocket system that holds all your shoes on the back of your closet door. But this isn’t a perfect solution, as it tends to jut out off of the door, getting in the way, and it doesn’t hold every style of shoe, and it’s not good for heavy shoes, or boots. There definitely is a need for a good shoe storing system, but lets see if Shoes Under is it.
They say you can easily store up to 12 pairs of shoes under your bed or at the bottom of your closet, and quickly and easily retrieve them and slide them away when needed. You’ll be able to protect and take better care of your shoes, while freeing up extra space and bringing some organization into your life.
The hype is that this is just a product that stores your shoes, so it’s not like it’s going to change the world. It might change your world though if you don’t have to have the hassle of having shoes everywhere any more. Of course they dramatize how bad the situation is. It would take more than 12 pairs of shoes to feel like you’re swimming in a sea of them.
If you order direct from the manufacturer you’ll end up getting two units, and be able to store up to 24 pairs of shoes, for $24 which includes shipping. They compare their product with a shoe closet that you could end up paying over $100 for.
You’ll have to load up your Shoes Under with all of your shoes, and that’s really it. Just use it as shown. It will help by clearing out all of your old shoe boxes, which aren’t the best way to keep your shoes when you’re not wearing them, and it should automatically free up some space.
Shoes Under started with a basic concept, a storage unit with a low profile that can keep your shoes protected from dust and a clear cover so you can see which shoes are where and easily get to them. However, it seems that they didn’t follow through and execute on this concept. It appears that the prototype they came up with for the advertisement is not the same product that arrives at your home.
This is often the case with As Seen on TV fails. They’ll come up with a working model for demonstration purposes, but the cost to create these would be too big, or they just get greedy and cut corners on the actual unit that ships. Luckily we’re in the day and age where we can complain about products and warn others about them, and people are pretty vocal about this being a bait and switch.
Final Shoes Under Review
Sometimes products with a simple design are the ones that work, but not in this case. In the ads it looks as if you are getting something that functions like a box. But in reality what you get is something more like a bag that shifts and moves around while you pull it and push it.
We’ll keep our eyes peeled for a shoes storage and retrieval system that actually works. Until then, keep on doing what you’re doing and try not to get overwhelmed by your shoe collection.
Take a pass on this one, and continue your search for the perfect shoe storage system. The over-the-door method isn’t very good, but it’s better than Shoes Under. Perhaps if it were the actual product as shown in the infomercial it would be a good buy, but the common complaint is that this is not the same thing.