There are several standard sizes for shoe boxes:
Shoes for toddlers typically come in a box measuring 5 inches long by 7 inches wide by 2 inches high.
Kids shoes come in boxes of 6 inches long by 8.5 inches wide by 3 inches high.
Shoe boxes for women's shoes will vary greatly depending on the style (for instance flats will take up far less space than a pair of 6 inch platform shoes), the dimensions for these generally start at 13 inches long by 7.5 inches wide by 4.25 inches high.
Shoe boxes for men's shoes are typically around 14.75 inches in length by 10.125 inches in width by 5.625 inches in height.
Since shoe boxes are fairly small, the term shoebox is often used to describe a small space. On September 26, 2012 Today Online reported that San Francisco law makers decided to postpone a vote that would allow for "shoebox apartments" in the city.
The new regulations, if passed, would allow for apartments as small as 220 square feet. These downsized apartments might rent for as little as $1,200 per month rather than the more than $2,000 per month a studio apartment currently rents for in the city.