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The j-me Nes Floor Shoe Rack is a truly stylish shoe rack. What is fantastic about it is how little space so many pairs of shoes can be fitted into.
*** What is it? ***
This is a free-standing stainless steel shoe rack made by the brand j-me. It is very nicely made and has a lovely finish. It consists of a slightly raised platform as the base, with a solid bar fixed to the back of it. On the front of the bar (so it hangs over the base) is mounted a curvy piece of stainless steel, which bends back and forward 7 times. You cannot see the bar in the picture so I had assumed the curved steel was fixed to the base itself.
You simply take a pair of shoes and insert them inbetween a pair of curves. The toe of the shoes rest on the bottom curve and the back of the shoe tilts down slightly outside the metal (less tilt on boots or trainers, more tilt on narrow high heels). The top of the shoe then touches the top curve, which holds the shoes in place. To remove you simply straighten the pair of shoes and pull them straight out.
It comes ready made, no assembly required, just remove from the box and have fun deciding where to put it.
The rack takes six pairs of shoes. You can balance a pair of shoes on the platform at the base and also on the top if you need some extra storage (on the top I would put light slippers as they are not held in place at all). I would only do this temporarily as the shoe rack looks far nicer if not overloaded.
*** What is great about it? ***
Good build quality - the edges of the stainless steel curve are nicely finished and it has a nice curve on the top, so it looks great on display. This is a nice eye catching conversation piece for the hall.
It comes pre-assembled so there is zero hassle - unless you can't decide where to put it :D
As it is free standing it can easily be moved to new locations or quickly moved out of the way.
It is very stable and I've not managed to tip it over, even with no shoes in one side and the other full of boots.
It takes boots as well as shoes, but if they are tall they need to go in the top to avoid blocking access for other shoes.
It takes shoes of all sizes as the back of the shoe hangs out of the rack.
It does not mark or damage the shoes (I did have a slight concern about this, but have examined the toes of my court shoes carefully and can see no marks on the leather).
*** What is not so great about it? ***
The bar is a bit ugly as it is quite thick (approximately 1 inch / 2.5 centimeters wide.
The bar spoils the look a little bit - I have the bar against the wall so you can't really see it. You can get the bar against a left or righthanded wall as shoes go in both sides. I would not put it in a place where people would see the back.
It is quite expensive - around £85-99. I do think it will last a lifetime though, and it is so smart.