On the farm, we find that we like a variety of footwear to suit our needs. All those shoes have to be stored somehow and mostly that ended up being scattered on a couple of mats. In looking for a solution, I saw adorable shoe shelves, cute shoe baskets and cabinets that held two pairs of shoes (we'd need a lot of cabinets). None of which seemed a natural fit for our needs. Then, I saw this little number which resembled a pallet.
I have pallets! And also lots of shoes. So, I made a much larger version and it has been a wonderful solution to our shoe issues. I chose pallets with a variety of slat spacings to fit the different sizes of shoes we have. Dirt from our shoes quickly dries and falls down where it is easily vacummed. By securing 1 2/3 pallets together, our shoe wall holds a lot of shoes. We use it as a screen as well, as it hides some of our utilities. A pallet shoe rack could be secured to a wall, but I like ours with a little base so it is freestanding and we can move it to access our utilities when needed. After I took the picture, I added a few nails at the top to hold hats and accessories. I love the rusticness of the pallets and the ease of storing our shoes.