You sometimes see that sign in restaurants. While I ‘ve never viewed the sign in a home, there are some who do not want shoes worn in their home. They do not want the wear and tear on the flooring and dirt brought in to the house. That typically means shoes piled up near the door. It can be unsightly and some resort to storing shoes in the garage. The shoes can be cold in the winter and you never know what may crawl in them.
One solution to this is the popular Bench/Locker option designed for the Rear Foyer transition area near the door to the garage. The bench allows you to sit down while untying shoes or slipping off high heels so you are not having to balance on one foot while doing so. The open area under the Bench provides storage space for shoes as well.
Other features of the Rear Foyer include Lockers for storage and organization and a Drop Zone for setting bags, charging cell phones and storing keys. A home designed with a Rear Foyer actually allows you to use kitchen countertops for their intended use. Imaging that!