What I wanted: Tweed drop front shoe box from the Container Store. $17 each.
What I bought: Komplement shoe box from IKEA. $10 for 4.
Final results = a very organized shoe closet that makes for easy access to each pair of shoes. And also a pile of empty shoe boxes in my hallway. Yay! Mission accomplished. It made me really happy!
My shoes in the Koplement shoe boxes.
A close-up. I stacked a couple of flats, and then positioned the shoes with one facing the front and one facing the back, so that I could see how high the heels are. Let's see how long that lasts.
One thing to note - tall boots do not fit. That blob on the lower right is a pair of boots that I have laying on its side. I still have other boots sitting in their boxes until I find a good boot organizer...