I grew up in the country, and we used to leave our shoes on the porch.
I've lived in apartment buildings for almost 10 years and I have seen it a couple of times, but never in the hallways (balconies, yes). This would not work where I currently live, I'm sure it's violating some sort of community rule. Where I used to live now....I could see it going on. Management did not give two shiz about what the public areas and grounds looked like.
It would mos def be a fall hazard.
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