Our shoes got wet outside when it rains, the shoe rack was just covered by tarpaulin, it can protect the shoes from really getting wet but the thing is if we don’t really push it inside, parts of the shoes would get wet. One new pair shoes I had, the color faded because of the rain. So I bought this shoes organizer that you can put under your bed, and it really helps me big time. I put all the shoes that still in good condition and are a bit new in this shoes organizer, and put it under my bed. Now I am secure that my shoes will not get wet anymore and will not easily damage.