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Old Mar 13, '15, 12:17 pm
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Default Shoes in the house?

Do you allow shoes to be worn in your home?

I am strict about insisting everybody removes their shoes when coming in my place to protect the carpet.

For some people, removing shoes is part of their culture; other people have a shoes-off rule to protect their children from toxins like lead and pesticides.

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Old Mar 13, '15, 1:55 pm
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My shoes typically come off as soon as I walk in the house. I just don't care for wearing shoes...or a bra...or pants.

My granddaddy would wake up at 4 in the morning and got dressed, that included his shoes. He kept his shoes on until sometime after supper. It amazed me that he could wear shoes that long for no reason.
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Old Mar 13, '15, 2:08 pm
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I wouldn't ask visitors to remove their shoes before coming into my house. I personally think it's a bit rude, unless they are very good friends. Other people might be embarrassed about being barefoot.

I wear rubber clogs in the house, my husband just pads around in his socks.
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Old Mar 13, '15, 2:11 pm
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I always wear shoes. If I don't have my Nike's on, I either have my Vans or my slippers on.

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Old Mar 13, '15, 2:29 pm
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Default Re: Shoes in the house?

I don't ask people to remove their shoes, but i certainly expect it from my husband and kids. I don't mind vacuuming after guests but I don't want to be vacuuming all day every day.

When I visit other people's homes I usually see a pile by the door and kick them off there.
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Old Mar 13, '15, 2:44 pm
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My shoes typically come off as soon as I walk in the house. I just don't care for wearing shoes...or a bra...or pants.

My granddaddy would wake up at 4 in the morning and got dressed, that included his shoes. He kept his shoes on until sometime after supper. It amazed me that he could wear shoes that long for no reason.
That's funny about your grand dad! I think it really boils down to we are a more relaxed society now.I never wear shoes or slippers for that matter.I prefer socks and totally comfortable clothing while home.When I go out,I usually look pretty put together.
As far as guests,I don't ask they remove their shoes,so it is a mixed bag there.
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Old Mar 13, '15, 2:49 pm
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I wish....

My preference is to go barefoot ...and did for years....

But unfortunately the foot doctor says I have to now wear shoes with good support - due to my Plantar fasciitis ....

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1) it's rude. I had a friend who posted "leave your shoes on the porch" after I had traipsed up almost a full flight of stairs to her door with 4 kids in tow. Forget it. I don't need "friends" like that. We left.

2) it's counterproductive. Carpets get much more soiled form the natural oils on the soles of our feet. Ever been to a beach condo? Everyone barefoot 24-7. And there is a dark filthy trail throughout the condo. It just slap doesn't work. Ask a professional carpet cleaner. The oil gets in the fibers, and attract even more dirt.
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1) it's rude. I had a friend who posted "leave your shoes on the porch" after I had traipsed up almost a full flight of stairs to her door with 4 kids in tow. Forget it. I don't need "friends" like that. We left.

2) it's counterproductive. Carpets get much more soiled form the natural oils on the soles of our feet. Ever been to a beach condo? Everyone barefoot 24-7. And there is a dark filthy trail throughout the condo. It just slap doesn't work. Ask a professional carpet cleaner. The oil gets in the fibers, and attract even more dirt.
Yeah, I was going to try and make the same point. In Japanese houses they have nice comfy slippers sitting there for when guests come over and take off their shoes. Slippers for indoors, shoes for outdoors.
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Old Mar 13, '15, 3:19 pm
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Do you allow shoes to be worn in your home?

I am strict about insisting everybody removes their shoes when coming in my place to protect the carpet.

For some people, removing shoes is part of their culture; other people have a shoes-off rule to protect their children from toxins like lead and pesticides.

I have an whole blog on this subject:

Shoes Off at the Door, Please

What do you do?
Interesting post.
I've realised it can be a cultural issue as well. I grew up taking off my shoes at the door so I do it automatically now and I think nothing of it. Most Caribbean, African and muslim households, you will have to remove your shoes.
But I did visit someone's house once and they actually requested that we keep our shoes on.
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Old Mar 13, '15, 3:39 pm
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I wear socks in the house, always leave my shoes outside. If it's people I know well, they know to kick their shoes off too, but if not I just clean extra well after they leave. Shoes are filthy, especially when it rains.
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Old Mar 13, '15, 4:25 pm
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Most people I know don't worry about shoes on in the house. I always wear mine except if I go to someone's place and have just traipsed through the mud on the path to get there.
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Old Mar 13, '15, 5:18 pm
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I don't like walking in my bare feet or stockings. My feet are sensitive & I feel everything, especially grout lines in tile.
I wear slippers at night, at home & remove shoes at houses where everyone complies.

During the day, I keep my shoes on at home but our rugs, show it!
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Old Mar 13, '15, 5:30 pm
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It's interesting that you mention this and live in England. I never saw anyone do this (that wasn't from Asia) until I moved to Texas. My kids would have friends over and I would find a whole pile of shoes by the door. It just seems very odd to me.

So, yes, I "allow" shoes in my house. I tolerate those who choose to remove them but I think its weird.
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Old Mar 13, '15, 6:54 pm
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Hey, if my athletes foot and toe fungus doesn't bother them it wont bother me
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