I am going to Japan for a two-month mission trip next Tuesday. You may not get another post from me for a while.
As Japan is probably the most zealously shoes-off country in the world, I may come back with some inspiration.
This blog recommends that you adopt a shoes-off policy in your home, not just for family but also for guests and other visitors. Socks, slippers and bare feet are fine indoors, but not shoes. Just say NO to shoes in your house!