Do you wear your shoes indoors, as in inside your home?

@swirlz (3137)
Philippines
October 1, 2007 11:11am CST
Or do you use slippers, or go barefoot? Here at home, we use slippers. I'm not really comfortable being barefoot because the floor is cold, and dirt sticks to my feet. We don't use shoes indoors too, because we're bringing dirt inside our house, and it's too warm for the feet. They can't really relax much. How about you?
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@irenego1 (99)
• Hong Kong
18 Nov 07
usually its more hygenic to rmove the shoes you wore outdoor, to prevent the spread of disease. i wear slipper inside the house, too. eventhough, you are inside the house, there still dirt in the floor.
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@swirlz (3137)
• Philippines
18 Nov 07
Yes, I agree. Thanks for your response. ^__^
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• Philippines
17 Nov 07
I am not comfortab;e wearing shoes in the house. I prefer to be on foot. I just only use shoes when i am going out.
@swirlz (3137)
• Philippines
18 Nov 07
Thanks for your response. ^_^
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
2 Oct 07
Hi!We use to wear our shoes sometimes(forgetting,ha,ha)in the house but do not now because we put hardwood flooring all throughout our home and its very easy to dirty and get dust on it,plus its me who cleans and i made the rule for no shoes on the floor thing,lol.I usually wear slippers,my boyfriend is always in his socks and our daughter never wears anything on her feet,lol.:)
@salam1 (1475)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 07
I used to go barefoot at home. I wear socks in winter though. Like you no shoes indoor ..
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@patgalca (14590)
• Orangeville, Ontario
1 Oct 07
Occasionally I might keep my shoes on when I come in the house, but they don't stay on very long. I keep my shoes on when I go to my mother's though. I need to wear slippers (my father's loafers) because my darn kids are always spilling juice on the floor or dropping granola bar crumbs. They stick to my socks and that drives me crazy. So I keep my feet covered. Besides I get cold easily.
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@creaaam (42)
• Philippines
1 Oct 07
No. i take my shoes off because they were used outdoors so they are dirty now. As i take my shoes off, i now going to wear slippers that will only be used inside the house. :D this will keep the house clean =D Well, that's more relaxing to the feet than wearing those shoes the whole day, right?
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@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
1 Oct 07
In Finland, people wear socks inside the house, even when you visit someone else's house, you take off the shoes and wear the socks. It's mostly 'coz it's cold most of the time here, so you need socks. ;-D
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• United States
1 Oct 07
As soon as I get home, my shoes and socks come off. I love being barefoot. It is comfortable and freeing.
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@Lifeless (2638)
• India
15 Nov 07
Even I use slippers at home, and for the same reason that u mentioned, even I don't roam arnd barefeet.. I mostly wear bathroom slippers while at home, coz they r the most comfy of them all...
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@swirlz (3137)
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
Yes, I prefer them too, over those fluffy ones. ^__^ Thank you for your response.
@mabelk (209)
• Germany
25 Nov 07
Oh I had those bathroom slippers too made out of cotton and I like wearing them as well when I'm not wearing my house socks.
@MGjhaud (20672)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
I don’t because once I will my mother would scold me forever. She’s very meticulous when it comes to dirt. She doesn’t want any dirt on the floor. So we prefer using those rubber slippers, we feel comfortable with slippers on than barefoot. My father is used of going barefoot because he likes the floor because it’s tiled so it’s cold. I sometimes do go barefoot too.
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@swirlz (3137)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
Yeah, my mom's also keen on keeping the floor clean. I think that's how moms are. ^__^ Thanks for your response.
• Singapore
11 Nov 07
I always go barefooted in the house. After all, the place is clean so why not? :P It is only when I go out that I put on shoes. =)
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@swirlz (3137)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
Yeah, you're right. And when you bring your shoes indoors, you're also bringing the dirt inside. Thanks for your response.
@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
2 Oct 07
I think it is much more stressful if you have to take your shoes off every time you are about to enter your home.What do you tell your visitors when they come to your house?
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@swirlz (3137)
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
Oh, our visitors are the ones willing to leave their shoes by the door. It is actually us who have to persuade them to just bring them in. I think this is the custom here where I live. Even I, if I visit someone else's house, it would just be polite to leave the shoes outside.
• India
2 Oct 07
I really feel to throw of my shoes or sandals the moment I step into my house. Being in those shoes for the whole day in the office is uncomforatble for me sometimes. There are other things to it. Being an Indian too in most of our cultures wearing shoes or slippers inside our homes is not right. In our family right from our forefathers, we remove our shoes outside our house and wash our feet first before entering the house. It is believed that its not only the dirt that it is brought inside but also the negative energy along with it. When we are out we go at different places and hence by the end of the day when we come home our shoes carry all that dirt and the negative energy. Also as far as the hygiene is concerned I think its better to keep our shoes outside as it would bring in all that dirt with it.And offcourse it gives me a great relief when I am bare foot at home.
@swirlz (3137)
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
Wow, really? That's the belief in India? I've learned something new today. Thanks.
• South Korea
28 Nov 07
in korea, we are supposed to go barefoot in the house and all korean poeple are used to that life style. Heating system in korea is considerate in winter, in prior for us to feel cool,the heating system begins to work.
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@sophylline (1042)
• Philippines
27 Nov 07
Sometimes, I wear slippers inside the house, other times I tend to go barefoot. But, most of the time I wear my slippers. We do not wear shoes indoors as well. We remove our shoes when we are at the door and bring them in with our hands and into shoe racks or shoe cabinet where we store our shoes.
@chargoans (940)
• United States
26 Nov 07
Once I cross the threshhold of my home, I kick off my shoes...always! I prefer to go barefoot, but sometimes the weather won't allow that, so I am forced to wear socks for warmth. Otherwise I would be barefoot and care free.
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• Philippines
24 Nov 07
Swirlz, inside my home, I wear slippers. Sometimes, I go barefoot.
@mabelk (209)
• Germany
23 Nov 07
I like to walk barefoot in the house but I don't like dirt sticking to my feet so when it's cold I would wear house socks and when it's warm I would wear flip-flops.
• Kuwait
23 Nov 07
We wear shoes from outside to inside our home but we weill immediately change it to our home slipper to rest our feet and of course to avoid too much dirt inside the house.
@alamode (3073)
• United States
23 Nov 07
My feet hurt in shoes so, if its too cold to be barefoot, I either wear socks or fuzzy slippers. If its really cold, I wear both... when my feet are happy, I'm happy!