Review Content Shoe Rack Very easy to assemble. It can hold 18 pairs of shoes, not 18 shoes. Just add shoes offsetting the weight on each level and the rack stands up easily. It is certainly a better use of space. the perfect shoe tree I have tried a lot of shoe organizers and none of them would work for our family of four. I bought 2, one for the front door and one for the back door. This has solved our shoe clutter.