Do you take your shoes off at the door?

Shoes - shoes
United States
June 24, 2007 2:48pm CST
I was recently told I was odd because I take my shoes off at the door. I dont just do this at my own home, but also when I visit others. I just wondered what you do?
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7 responses
• United States
4 May 08
No, I take my shoes off when know I won't be going back out of the house.
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
3 May 08
i'm also like you lol my mother taught me to do that when i was a kid. so until now i'm very used to it
• China
17 Oct 07
I always take off my shoes at the door at my own home and I do this when I visit my friends.But I never took my own slippers with me when I call on a friend.
@bowtieguy (5925)
• United States
16 Jul 07
My shoes stay on till I am ready for bed.
• United States
25 Jun 07
I always take my shoes off at the door. Thats why I have a mat right next to my door in my apartment. So I guess we are both odd :)
@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
24 Jun 07
I do remove my shoes at the door, both at my own home and when I visit others. I am someone who travel by bus and train (someone who relies on public transport) and I walk a lot on the streets. So, I never feel it right to soil the floor of my own some else's house. I keep my shoes on only when my host insists that I keep them on.
@2wicelot (2948)
24 Jun 07
Yes, I always take off my shoes at the door all the time. It is much more hygenic this way. I read somewhere that the amount of bacteria under the soles of the shoes is much higher than that in the air. So it is always a good idea to keep the soles of the shoes away from areas inside the house where they can cause contaminations all the time.