Boozy Boots: Refreshing Boot Shapers

Are the boots in your closet tipsy? Do you wish you were instead? If your boots have trouble standing on their own, here’s a sneaky little trick I learned recently. I saw a guest on the Today Show do this, so I can’t take credit. But I did road test it and I can attest to the effectiveness of a wine bottle boot shaper. 

boots before

Before: crumpled boots

Step 1: Drink two bottles of wine
Step 2: Rinse out the bottles and place one in each of your boots
Step 3: Put your boots in the closet

wine bottle in boot

During: giving wrinkles the boot

You might collapse after downing the second bottle, but your boots will stand at attention. Just be sure to rinse out the bottles before taking them to your closet. If there’s a bit of wine in them and you knock one over, you’ll mess up the carpet in your closet (and no, I’m not writing from experience…well, maybe).

boots
After: boots in a row

Boots (l to r): Me Too, Liz & Co., Wanted

This isn’t just about aesthetics. Of course we all want nicely organized closets; however, keeping your boots in good form will prevent wear and tear around the ankles. Falling over in a closet isn’t good for anyone.

Note: For those of you who don’t drink wine, there are probably non-alcoholic beverages sold in a similar-sized bottles. I personally can’t think of any.

Experiment with bottles shapes. I find I need a Riesling bottle for my narrow boots; wider, more casual styles benefit from a nice Syrah.

If you wear a different pair of boots each day, and don’t return any of them to your closet, by the week’s end, your front hall will be cluttered with boots and your boot closet will look more like a booze closet. People might think you’ve been secretly stashing wine. So tidy up, and put the bottles back in the boots so no one will have any cause for concern.

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One response to “Boozy Boots: Refreshing Boot Shapers

  1. napa casual

    Great idea. I put it to use right away.

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