No matter what the season, gardening always carries the risk of muddy boots and shoes but you can help keep floors clean and clear by storing them in a welly boot rack, many of which are even suitable for year-round outdoor storage.
In addition to storing wellies, you can also tidy away your riding boots or your best gardening shoes and some boot racks have smaller pegs to fit children’s footwear, too.
A range of designs, in various sizes are available. Some simply stand on the ground, others can be mounted on walls, while some feature sloped rain roofs for use outdoors.
For inspiration, we’ve pulled together a selection of boot storage ideas below. And if you’re planning to organise other tools and gardening equipment, we also have a list of shed storage ideas as well as garden storage ideas for larger garden items.
10 of the best boot racks
Browse our welly boot rack and outdoor shoe storage solutions below;
Wellington Boot Stand
This solid steel welly boot rack is designed with families in mind and can hold up to six pairs of wellies, walking boots or outdoor shoes at once. There are two rows, one designed for adult boots and the other sized for children’s shoes and the rack is coated in plastic to help keep it resistant to rust.
Horseshoe Boot Rack
This unique outdoor shoe storage rack is crafted by hand from recycled horseshoes, welded together with a metal shelf to create an original boot rack. Each rack is completely unique and can hold two pairs of wellies or boots at a time.
Chedworth Welly Locker, Tall
This locker format is ideal if you’re looking for boot storage ideas for a family. The top section is designed for shoes and short boots while the lower is tall enough to accommodate wellington boots. There are 11 slots altogether and name slots are included to help you label and organise the whole family’s footwear.
Cast Iron Boot Airer
Holding four pairs of boots at a time, this cast iron boot stand also has a top shelf for extra storage and even includes a handy scraper to get rid of excess mud before you put your boots away. Handy indoors, this rack is also weatherproof so it can be used outside too if needed.
Personalised Boot Rack
Made from oak, this boot rack is suitable for use both inside and outdoors and is available in multiple sizes to hold four, six or 12 pairs of wellington boots at a time, so it’s ideal for a busy household. The boot rack can be personalised with engraved messages or family names, so it’s also a great gardening gift idea.
Price: from £335
Aldsworth Welly Store
This welly store offers a different take on boot storage ideas and is created as an outdoor shoe and welly shed. The hard-wearing store is made from spruce and features a slanting roof to allow rainwater to run off and keep your shoes dry and ready to slip on. There should be enough space beneath the shelter to store up to five pairs of boots.
Esschert Design Boot Rack
Keep your outdoor shoes stored neatly away and efficiently organised with this simple boot rack. Stylish enough to look at home indoors it can also be used on a patio or outside the back door. It’s available in a choice of white or grey.
Bamboo Boot Rack
This boot rack is made from bamboo coated in lacquer for a long-lasting and hard-wearing finish. The boot stand can support both adult and children’s boots and is quickly assembled using an allen key. A two year guarantee is included.
Woodside Wellington Boot Storage Bag
For on the go boot storage, this wellington boot bag from Woodside is ideal. Protect your car and clothes from muddy boots and shoes whilst you’re out and about by securing them in the bag and transporting them back home with the useful carry handle. The bag can store shoes up to a size 13 and includes an additional mesh storage pocket for your socks. There’s a choice of four colours including purple and olive green.
Oak Welly Rack
If floor space is limited in your home, this wall mounted boot rack is the answer. The rack is handmade from oak and coated in Danish oil. The standard size is designed to hold two pairs of wellington boots but there are larger models available to support up to six pairs at once, depending on your needs.
Price: from £75