Organize Your Sneakers With These 9 Display Ideas

boy looking at sneakers displayed on acrylic risers

Whether you’re looking to draw the attention of sneakerheads in your retail space or proclaim to be one yourself, you’ve come to the right place – shopPOPdisplays has the art of displaying sneakers down to a science. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different techniques and merchandisers you need to create organized sneaker displays worthy of your collection. Plus, we’ll throw in some tips on how to go the extra mile to make your kicks really stand out.

Sneaker Care and Maintenance 

Before delving into the display ideas, let’s first touch on the importance of keeping your sneakers looking box-fresh throughout plenty of wears. While it may seem obvious, getting into the habit of regularly cleaning your sneakers before putting them back away ensures dirt and scuffs won’t become a harder-to-handle issue in the future. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is an indispensable tool for cleaning leather uppers and rubber soles, and water-repellent sprays help prevent stains on suede and canvas pairs. 

How you store your sneakers also majorly impacts their lifespan and can be the difference between your favorite pairs appearing like-new or worn-in. Stuffing each shoe with tissue paper helps maintain the shape while keeping them in a dry, cool area without any moisture or direct exposure to sunlight prevents cracking and fading. And, though this should go without saying, don’t try to iron away the creases yourself! It’ll likely make the problem worse. Tossing them in a disheveled pile on the floor of your closet not only increases the risk of damage but also creates an unnecessary mess.

9 Sneaker Display Ideas

shopPOPdisplays has the merchandisers and solutions essential for crafting retail industry displays that seamlessly blend functionality and visual appeal. The following ideas for displaying sneakers maintain the integrity of your inventory or personal collection while guaranteeing it remains organized and easily accessible.

acrylic shoe riser for displaying shoes

Acrylic Risers   

There are a few different types of acrylic risers that prove reliable when displaying sneakers. U-shaped risers come in a variety of sizes, so you can place sneakers both atop and beneath the platform, creating a sturdy structure for multiple pairs. Arrange a few side-by-side on the floor of your closet for organization or position them on a display table in your store to create appealing dimension. You can also opt for single shoe risers – they allow you to showcase just one sneaker to customers so that you can keep the rest safely in their boxes. 


Pedestals add eye-catching height and dimension to sneaker displays and are a smart way to elevate specific pairs so that they’re directly in customers’ eye line. You can choose from a variety of different finishes, from wood to mirrored and marbled. Options with acrylic covers are perfect for keeping the most prized pairs secure, protected, and still fully visible. Combine several of varying sizes together to form a distinct arrangement that captures attention, or utilize them separately to fill empty floor space.

 sneaker displayed on acrylic slatwall

Slatwall Fixtures 

Maximize your vertical space with portable, freestanding slatwall merchandisers. These movable fixtures and their corresponding attachments allow you to easily customize and consistently adjust the layout of your sneaker displays for the most impact. You can even incorporate accessories, like socks, hats, and jewelry, within the display to enhance the overall aesthetic and encourage cross-selling.
sneakers preserved and displayed in acrylic box.

Acrylic Boxes   

Showcase yourfavorite sneakers while protecting them from dust and damage with acrylic boxes. Transparent, sleek, and durable, these boxes provide a minimalist look, which allows your sneakers to take center stage. shopPOPdisplays offers custom sizes as well as ones with locking lids and colored bases, so you’ll have plenty to choose from. Stack them on top of each other to form a uniform, well-organized display that looks just as great in your home or store.

LED Displays 

Illuminate your sneaker collection with LED-lighted merchandisers that draw attention and highlight every detail beautifully. Signature logos, intricate patterns, and limited-edition details will be easier to see under the focused LED lights, which last longer and are more energy-efficient than traditional lighting sources. Imagine the positive effects an LED lighted pedestal will have on your sneaker collection or how color-changing LEDs can totally transform the ambiance of your sneaker display. LEDs are the missing element you need when displaying sneakers in your home or store.

Locking Cases

There’s no question that sneakers are a valuable commodity – certain pairs can appreciate in value over time, especially if they’re limited-edition or vintage – so an extra layer of protection offers peace of mind. Locking displays preserve the condition of your sneakers, preventing accidental damage either by curious hands or environmental stressors. shopPOPdisplays has unobtrusive options to ensure the necessary security without taking away from the aesthetic of your sneaker display.

Wood Crates

Durable, versatile, and easy to arrange, wood crates are a great option for organizing your sneaker collection, but you’ll want to avoid using them as dump bins. Instead, try stacking them in different configurations for a visually interesting display that showcases the uniqueness of your sneakers. You can choose from various stains and colors to suit your space. Wood crate display towers are another rustic option that can be used to organize pairs that you prefer to keep inside the boxes.

Wall-Mounted Cases 

Not a lot of floor space to designate for your sneaker collection? Wall-mounted display cases are a smart solution. A popular choice for sneaker enthusiasts and retailers alike, they free up valuable floor space, while creating a visually impactful display and offering an element of protection. Show off your favorite or most expensive pair in a wall wedge pedestal display case and secure it at just the right height to meet people’s eye line. It’ll be sure to attract attention.

Completely Custom 

Adding branding elements, signage, and other personalized touches to your sneaker displays will make them stand out even more. shopPOPdisplays’ customization options for sneaker displays offer an opportunity to express your personal style and reinforce brand identity in order to create an even more engaging customer experience.

There are so many different storage and organization solutions you can rely on to take your sneaker collection to the next level, and shopPOPdisplays is here to help. Which of the above ideas will you be trying first? Contact us to see how we can help.