Apartment Therapy: Is Shoes Off at a Party Proper?
I have posted this link at least twice before. The discussion started in 2006 and people still keep commenting there.
This one got rather heated in places.
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!