If I know I'll be home for a while then yes I am usually without shoes, but always in slippers or socks. For some reason I hate my feet being bare unless outside on grass.
At other people's houses it depends.
I have some friends who I know are clean fanatics and don't wear their shoes inside so at their homes I will always remove mine.
If the host is wearing shoes though mine also stay on.
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25-06-2013 12:03 #11
25-06-2013 12:04 #12
We too were taught to keep our shoes on at other people's houses. There were a couple of exceptions, at a friend's house, shoes were left at the door. It was weird to me.
Growing up the living areas of my childhood home were all cork tiles (80s house!) or slate tiles. We only had carpet in the bedrooms. In my own house we have bamboo floors in the living areas. In winter weall wear slippers or shoes. In summer, anything goes!
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25-06-2013 12:24 #13
Lol is this the topic you were referring to in my thread?
We don't do shoes inside either, the exception being my Dad because he has a spinal injuring and has difficulty getting his shoes off.
There are heaps of burrs in our area and they get brought inside if people wear their shoes inside.
Not nice to step on, especially when our 6mo is crawling around.
I always take my shoes off before going into someone else's home, it's manners.
25-06-2013 12:53 #14
We take shoes off at home like other pp,s for comfort! DS and I are currently in socks as its freezing!
After selling houses for 20 years and going into hundreds and hundreds of other people's homes for work the first thing I ask when walking in the door is " would you like us to take our shoes off" I'd say its 50/50 and we just do want the owners of the home do as I think that's the most polite way ( I think this is why we are so fussy in keeping shoes clean and having nice socks/stockings on as you never know when we have to take our shoes off!)
25-06-2013 13:01 #15
We wear shoes at home... We have 2 indoor dogs and no matter how often we vacuum/sweep there is always dirt/dog hair on the floor (I promise I'm not a dirty person lol) so I encourage ppl to leave their shoes ON!
The only time I don't wear them inside is if I've *just* done the floors
At other people's houses, I don't mind doing what they wish... If there are a pile of shoes by the door I will take mine off... The only time I hate having to take them off is if I'm wearing a cheap pair of stinky ballet flats or something equally smelly lol
25-06-2013 13:33 #16
We don't wear shoes inside at our house.
We have floorboards throughout, so we have dedicated slippers for wear inside. I really don't care to have extra dirt and germs all over my floor - keeping shoes out of the equation really helps.
I've generally found people take off their shoes when they visit, or they ask "shoes off?". I appreciate this
I like to be courteous when visiting other people's homes by adopting whatever shoes on/off policy they have in their home.
25-06-2013 13:42 #17Senior Member
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Shoes off .. I offer at other people's places as well
25-06-2013 13:43 #18Senior Member
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On in winter coz our house in on piers so it's very cold, but I do prefer to have them off.
25-06-2013 14:28 #19
hi, i cant function with bare feet. I have slippers on at home all year round, day and night. I have bought a pair of slippers for each of my childrens houses, and I have been known to carry slippers in the car, incase we end up at someones place where they prefer no shoes inside. I hate walking on tiles or timber floors, and even on carpet my feet will get cold, so Im dedicated to slippers. marie.
25-06-2013 14:29 #20Senior Member
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I never realised it could be a courtesy thing I just figured that some people wore them and some didn't.
I never ask people to take them off because I'd feel rude but most people take the hint when I take mine off.
I'm the opposite of liking shoes I love to be barefoot as much as possible and I can't stand socks I only own 1 pair of chipmunk socks haha.
MrsO'Hara- Lol yep this is the one
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