+1 on this. i put my trees in immediately after wearing.
If they got totally soaked through, I would try the newspaper route for a while, but insert trees before the shoes are totally are dry; but in that case you need to give them special attention -it's not a "set it and forget it" fix.
Exactly. My post was only for "routine" care, not special circumstances. You shouldn't expect your shoes trees to absorb a cup of rain water.