Storage Wars?

Storage Wars?

On Saturday, my running blog friend Bernie from Get Going – Get Running wrote about his pile of running shoes, that his girlfriend is (quite rightly) fed up with. And it got me thinking- this is a problem that most of us runner have.

And I’ll admit that I agree……. with both Bernie and his better half!

Both @TheWelshWookie and I have too many pairs of trainers: old ones, new ones, trail shoes, racing flats, comfies, minimalist. You name it, we’ve got it. As long as they’re Nike Lunars 😉

I really want a pair of these:


Santa, if you’re reading…….. Anyway, I digress.

When @TheWelshWookie and I were completely fed up with tripping over trainers in the kitchen, we visited IKEA.

And we purchased this:

photo 1

Voila! Suddenly, the problem was solved!

I use the little storage shelf for all of the running stuff I use all the time: gloves, waistpack, yurbuds, etc. We have an iPod dock on the top, which I use to charge my iPod or iPhone after my run. It’s perfect!

And all of those pesky trainers are tidied away, out of sight:

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And I think I need another one already! 😀

Today’s Stats:

Run: 2 easy miles on the treadmill. I’m keeping it easy this week, since I have my 10K MoRun on Saturday.

Time: 23:34

Weather: cold – I had to scrape frost from my car this morning, the first time this autumn!

Trainers: Nike FreeRun +5


Pile on the Miles so far: 20K

How do you store your running shoes and peripherals at home? Any tips?

10 thoughts on “Storage Wars?

  1. That’s a great idea! I have a lot of shoes in general but live in a tiny studio. I have a shoe rack over the bathroom door, a shelf in the closet, and shoes under the coffee table, the bed and the dresser-not very organized!

  2. Don’t know if you guys have a running store where you are that takes old running shoes or not but we do in BC. You can take them to a running store and they will then donate them to families who are in need of shoes. We do that with ours.

    Love what you got though to help stay organized.

    1. That’s a brilliant idea! I’ll do some investigating, to see if anyone does the same here. Thanks for the heads-up!

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