The pine sides and center are held in tension by the tautly drawn rope. One length goes back and forth to create two levels, another is pulled to form an intermediate level. The center shelf made of two pine planks is heavy duty enough to handle thick leather boots and meatier fashion statements. The blue rope levels afford a feeling of lightness, a sense of tossing your shoes onto them when finished. The ropes yield to the visual and material weight of the shoes.