This is kind of what I was trying to describe to you, Angie. Something like this for entryway but maybe longer and instead of the shelf being above the baskets, it would be below. For shoes. Or, use the bottom baskets for shoes/boots and get some shallow baskets for top shelf to keep mittens/hats. Also, I would have Jeremy make it longer than this probably.
With its large double door design, this hall storage bench provides ample space for shoes belonging to all the family plus guests. With its wooden handles the unit is easy to open and items stored on two shelves inside. The storage bench comes complete with a padded seat on top, providing a comfy place to sit down and rest as you remove your shoes.