It sheds a bit at first but a few vacuumings later, it's fine. I don't wear street shoes in the apartment just so I can keep this rug looking great and it does. It's sturdy and well made. The color is AWESOME. Love the aqua blue Martha Stewart is known for. In fact, I just purchased the Portfolio Turquoise Blue Velvet Armchair and it's a match made in heaven. The colors really pop and look fresh and clean. Nice! Perfect size for my small studio apartment.