This summer I helped a client organize her closet and entryway. Managing shoes was a huge issue, which we solved by paring down and using a shoe shelf or baskets.
Here's a great visual reminder of the new system the client created for her family. Shoes either go in the basket or on the new shelf – simple.
The sign is taped to the floor right in front of the closet. It’s easier for a routine to become a habit with some reminders in the beginning.