Real Simple® Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer
No Over the Door Hardware
The shoe organizer comes with no instructions. My package had no hardware, just the canvass organizer and the slits in the back were sewn closed. bought this afternoon, will need to return tomorrow morning. It has NO value to me.
August 16, 2014
Easy set up and beautiful result!
Wow, I can't believe how easy this was to set up and use!
The back has two little slips that the metal hangers slide into (I don't know how other people have missed them), and then it slips right onto the door and does a solid job of staying in place.
The design is quite pretty and all of my shoes fit really well (I'm about a size 9).
Highly highly recommend!
June 1, 2014
No problem hanging this - just wish it were bigger
I bought this after a few other hanging shoe wracks didn't fit over the top of my closet door. This one did perfectly, and comes with small rubber pieces that protect the metal from scratching the outside of the door.
Some other reviews mention the hooks being difficult to attach to the back. It's definitely not the most intuitive (and the wrack comes with no instructions) but the little vertical pieces of fabric sewn on the back are actually open so that the hooks can slide into them. The weight of the wrack hanging is enough to secure it. It took a little elbow grease to get them in there, but I really didn't find it to be that difficult.
As far as the shoe spaces go, I can fit either single shoes like heels or oxfords in each space, but things like flip flops and flat espadrilles you can places bottom-to-bottom and fit in one space, so depending on what shoes you have, you may be able to fit more than 12 pair.
It took a few minutes to figure out the best way to face each shoe so that the band held it securely but didn't deform the shoe, but it works beset I think for things like sneakers. Anything that's made of soft leather may get deformed from the elastic strap pushing against it, so just beware.
It works, and it wasn't too expensive. Wish it wasn't so light -- the fabric that the bottom of the shoe lays flat against surely will get dirty quickly, but that's really my only complaint
September 17, 2013
What the... ?!?
I was so excited to finally organize my shoes! It is just not happening with this item. It came with metal hooks to hang it up with over the door. However, there is no way to attach the metal hooks to the shoe organizer! It looks like there are tabs to slip the hooks through, but the tabs are completely sown up! Weird... I will be exchanging this item.
April 8, 2013
Poor design - Be glad they are out of stock!
Had I not brought this 1200 miles to my daughter's dorm I would have brought it back. The bent metal brackets that go over the door are supposed to fit into a sewn pocket on the back of the organizer. The pockets are sewn too small and no amount of effort could get them into the pocket with ripping the weak sewing job that held them in place. If they had fit they would not have lasted under the weight of all the shoes it could hold.
This should be a "Real Simple" product to get right. Not this time, far off the mark.
September 10, 2012
How does this thing hang?
I realize I'm a complete moron, but I have no idea how this thing hangs. I see how the hooks fit over the door, but there's nothing on the back of the organizer to hook onto. Am I missing something?
August 23, 2012
Best dual-purpose item
Someone posted on Real Simple magazine to use this for a stuffed-animal organizer for your kids. I did that and it was the best idea ever. My girls have little "homes" for each of their friends on the back ofo their door and we even posted pictures of who goes where behind each strap. It holds 24 medium-sized stuffed animals securely and it's very cute!
July 5, 2012
Great for small shoes.
I am a size 6, so this is great & isn't too tight on my shoes. I put both shoes in one elastic band for more storage. Shoes are secure. This is such a cute shoe organizer. Great to leave closet door open & shoes on display.
February 15, 2012