I bought this storage unit to use as a shoe rack. It works very well as such. I wear a size 6 1/2 - 7 high heel and the shoes fit nicely on the shelves. I adjusted the shelves to fit the heigth of the shoes. High heels work great, but the flat shoes and tennis shoes I put on the bottom shelf because it is deeper to accommodate the size. I chose this unit over a standard book case simply because I can get about 80 pairs of shoes on this. It really looks nice and elegant in my closet used as shoe storage. Easy to put together, it took my husband and I about an hour. I would recommend this unit.