Space is obviously tight in the car. Efficient packing has been the key to everything fitting. Prior to leaving, we refilled the air in the spare tire and noticed a lot of unnecessary pieces around the extra tire. So we removed everything that want essential. (I hope we chose the right things!) Instantly we gained extra storage space in the car. So, of course, that’s where we store our shoes.
It’s a legitimate pain every time we need to access our shoes. We have to clear everything out of the back and remove the “floor” of the hatchback. Not convenient, but we did get to bring shoes along.