Here in Minnesota, it is common to take off our shoes as we enter, probably because winter is so long here. But I would never ask a guest or a friend to do so. And in winter, we are wearing socks. In summer, I am in sandals and I will ask a host if they would prefer I keep my sandals on or go barefoot on their floors. At home, we take off our shoes because there are so many toxic substances on the grass or garage, I prefer not to bring them in. Again, I would not ask a guest to do so.
I thought it was a regional thing, because I once asked our realtor in Indiana about asking potenti