After visiting with one of the owners, Melanie Schmuck, we decided to take the tour. I thought it would be super tiny inside but it was actually okay even for my 6' 4" height. You get to visit all the rooms except for the observation deck which isn't open for safety reasons. The tour is worth the price just to learn the history of the unusual house and to get a peek at how it was built.
Check out more photos from the outside of the Shoe House from an earlier blog post.