I think everyone at one time or another has a mosh pit for the housed shoes. Some are by the front door, others are created close to the garage door. Ours is in the kitchen. Probably because of the step that goes down to the living room. This is where the boys always put on their shoes before school. Which means it is also where they took them off.
When they were younger, the shoes came with bits of rubber bark from the school play grounds as well as leaves and mud clogs. Now the size 12+ shoes just take up space. From boots to flip flops, the pile grows all through the week.
I guess this is what happens when all boys in the house are 5foot 8 inches and up to 6 4. Big Shoes!!