Ask Babycakes what he hates almost more than snakes. (See pic.) I'm thinking the snakes are winning only because the shoe cubby can't swallow you whole like an African Rock Python. On second glance at that picture, the shoe cubby probably could too. It's doing a pretty good job on those Reeboks and Stride Rites.
This was GirlChild's solution to "GET THE SHOES UP OFF THE FLOOR." *sigh*