I'm just adding my 5-star review to the myriad of others here. Easy to put together, sturdy, and not ugly or badly made as the sole 1-star review says. I am using it to store various this-and-thats, not shoes. It can hold lots of weight and for a small set of shelves, holds a surprising amount of stuff. These shelves are stackable too, so you can make a 9-shelf rack if you like. I plan to!