i cant stand shoes in the house! i have a sign on our door (coming up from the basement, which is where WE enter, since our garage is attached to our basement). the sign has a pix of our house and a statement "help keep our home clean...please remove your shoes". lol!
granted, this is not on teh front door, but i wish i could bring myself to put one there too! i make all kids take their shoes off but adults...well, i cant even get dh too!!!
i would NEVER put hard soled shoes on E now that i have learned what i read here and in that link. ds2 has inserts in his shoes due to some health issues he has (he has low muscle tone, scoliosis, etc.) and now i am rethinking that. he's had them for years, though, and it seems to hvae helped correct alot of his sciolosis and he seems to run with his feet straighter b/c of it, so im not convinced yet that his inserts are not medically necessary.
i have some really cute shoes that i had for ds1 and ds2 (you know, the stuff you keep when you give everything else away for your kids). i couldnt bring myself to put them on E. i hvae the most adorable pair of Keds that must be size 0...they are about 2 inches long! i tried to put them on him once in the beginning and threw them back in the drawer! im not stuffing his feet in shoes!
luckily, when shooshoos went out of business, i bought a bunch of shoes so he's set for at least 2 years.