Remember this post? Well, I've put this bookcase just at the top of the stairs (I live in an upstairs flat) and, inspired by the picture below, bought storage containers from Ikea, which are just about the right size for shoes. I have become extremely organised, if I say so myself, and also stored a torch, string, a tape measure, umbrellas, a hammer, and all those things which you might need to find in an emergency. I am very pleased with myself so far, mainly because I usually live in disorganised chaos (with at least one room which no-one is even allowed to look into.) But after 18 months living in this flat, things are starting to come together.
I've also recently spotted these galvinised steel storage containers for sale from Castle Gibson, which would work well for shoes, even though I somehow think that may not have been their original purpose.
Bottom two images via Castle Gibson.