Ah, fall - snuggly sweaters, lush colors...and the annual dilemma of what to do about that crumpled stack of winter boots piled in or around your closet. Sticking boot shapers in them keeps them upright, but there's still the fundamental issue of more bootage than closet floor square footage - the same problem which plagued a fashion-loving lawyer who enthusiastically embraced the Fall 2006 boot trend...to the tune of more than 30 knee-high boots. Her solution? The Boot Hanger by Boottique which not only can hold your heaviest boots, but won't leave a mark on the softest suede, making it a completely genius contraption and most deserving of a coveted FT Editor Faves Award. Hang in your closet on a low-hanging closet rod hanger, on their free-standing Boot Hanger Rack, or like we do - on nails staggered up the wall next to the closet.
Each set of three hangers is $20 - a small price to pay to keep your boot investment in good condition. However, if money is a tad tight, these chic chrome clip hangers are $.50 each while these Hercules Clips may not be as pretty, but they're certainly cheap (just under $.40 each) and effective.
The Boot Hanger by Boottique is available at Boottique.com.
- Lesley Scott
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