This was the perfect solution for a tricky space on the kitchen counter between two cabinets. I'm using it to hold pretty canisters and colorful mixing bowls, not shoes! I think it's too pretty for that, and I'm not sure how it would hold up to heavy duty shoe movement, so I can't comment on the description title. It is definitely sturdy enough and would also be great for books. The price is right, and I had no trouble with construction. The instructions, though are ONLY PICTURES so if you're not a visual person, it could be tricky. If you need written instructions, you're out of luck. But it's easy enough and the parts fit well.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was true to the desciption and photos on line. This was critical because we were using this on a counter between cabinets. This unit blends in perfectly!!!!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The wood product used (Acacia) has a beuatiful grain, and was sanded smoothly. The stain was applied evenly, the pre-drilled holes were a little off but were very manageable and needed no extra effort. Bracing is fine.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate. This unit had to fit between cabinets so the diminsions had to be spot on. I wouldn't limit it to shoes.