No shoes here, and I *try* to have "front door" shoes and "back door" shoes - meaning that if ds wants to run outside in back, there are shoes ready for him to do that and he doesn't have to go to the front door and put his shoes on and then walk thru the house to get to the back door.
A friend of mine makes up a bucket of soapy water and keeps it at the back door for the kids to wash off their feet before coming inside. I like that idea.
Also - I just implemented this so we'll see how it goes. During the day, shoes come off OUTSIDE the door and left outside. It drives me crazy when they come in, take of shoes and sand spills out all over my floor.
In theory, this all works. But dh trudges thru the house on occassion and I just cringe.
Oh, and I have a sign on my front door that says, "no shoes, please."
Geez, you'd think I was a neat freak with a super clean house or something. Not.