Do you wear shoes at home?

Do you wear shoes at home? - A picture of 2 pairs of legs. One with shoes and one without - barefooted. Photo source: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/28/49588015_557381f191.jpg?v=0 .
Singapore
March 4, 2008 5:06am CST
I am not some small girl with 2 ponytails but I do go around my house barefooted. My contention is that since the floor in my house is clean, why should I fuss with shoes? And since I have no intention of slipping, why would I walk around in socks? I know people who wear cuttie slippers around their house. I can never figure why. So, do you wear shoes at home? Or slippers? Sandals? Barefooted? Or... ?
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• United States
4 Mar 08
I'm usually barefoot whether I'm pregnant or not. I have a few pairs of cute little slippers I wear if it is really cold cause my feet get colder than any other part of my body but 99% of the time you can see my toesies. lol
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• Singapore
5 Mar 08
You can make them pink to look pretty too.:P
@fossesor (268)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
nope, i wear only if i need to... I am using my sandals at home
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
4 Mar 08
I only wear shoes when I absolutely have to. They say going bare feet can make you flat footed and perhaps so but I'm no skinny lady, I'm getting old and I'm always in bare feet and I still have an arch on my feet, so I'm good to go and I agree "Why fuss with shoes?"
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• Singapore
4 Mar 08
Geez, barefooted makes one flatfooted? Never heard that before!:P
@aidenw (632)
• United States
5 Mar 08
what i've heard is the opposite. if you have flat feet, going barefoot regularly might actually improve it. i can actually attest to it myself. when i was a kid my parents told me to always wear shoes or sandals whether outside or insife the house and i had flat feet. when i lived by myself i started going barefoot a lot and now my flat feet are not as bad as they used to be.
• United States
5 Mar 08
yes I go around the house barefooted or with footies on if I could go shopping or anywear else with out shoe except sandles I would (I guess that is the indian part in me) I hate shoes
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@mnsrwt123 (2058)
• India
5 Mar 08
Nope i dont't wear shoes or slippers at home. My mom don't allow me to walk around my home with slippers, as she wanted to be my house clean. And my habit is to get in and out from my house in a hurry, so i need to take my slippers outside my home or balcony. ''Don't get irritated from my english... :)
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• India
5 Mar 08
That's a good and common question!!!! In my house no shoes are allowed to wear, only slippers are allowed at home.If any guest comes we make them to remove their shoes and give them our slippers Have a nice day!!
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• Singapore
5 Mar 08
Everyone has to be considerate in the house.:)
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@AmbiePam (50953)
• United States
4 Mar 08
I wear a cheap pair of flip flops in my house as I go about whatever I am doing. They have not stepped onto the ground of the outside, because I only wear them inside, to assure that no other germs will I be tracking around. I do so because even though my apartment looks clean, I know that there are always things that can wind up on the bottom of my foot. Take my kitchen floor. I mop it, yet even one hour later I can put a wash cloth over the floor and still will find dirt. Dirt that my eyes cannot see. I think it is because it is an apartment, and many people have lived there. It is possible to get it clean to the naked eye, but at the end of the day, I don't want to lift my foot and see that it has turned an unnatural brown color from the dirt.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
4 Mar 08
I seem to get blisters on my feet where that piece of plastic etc goes between the toes when I wear flip flops. Owwwww!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Singapore
5 Mar 08
Oh yea, the wind can blow anything in.:P
@KKKBsmom (1093)
• United States
4 Mar 08
I almost always have socks on... only cause I have poor circulation. I will where slippers in the winter to keep them warmer... plus I have a bad habit of just running outside to grab something, with just my socks. lol In the summer yes I am almost barfoot always... i will have my flip flops sitting by the door to run out side or to town... but usually BAREFOOT!
• Singapore
5 Mar 08
I can imagine how comical it would be if you are "caught" outside with your socks on (only).:P
@KKKBsmom (1093)
• United States
5 Mar 08
Yeah especially since I yell at my kids all the time for going outside with only there socks! LOL
• United States
5 Mar 08
I never wear shoes in my house, I can't get comfortable like that. In the winter I wear socks. I have all hardwood floors, but I've never slipped. In the summer I go barefoot.
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• Singapore
5 Mar 08
Different footwear (or lack of) for different occasions then...
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@Gesusdid (1681)
• United States
4 Mar 08
i wear house slippers always have since i was younger , i think it helps with , my health, i havent been sick for about a year , and im flatfooted too so that doesnt have to do with wearing slippers i just like having warm feet instead of cold one , my brother on the other hand never wears socks or slippers it disgusting to me
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• Singapore
5 Mar 08
Health? How does it help?
@neknek (250)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
i use slippers.. our house is not really that clean.. haha.. but i go barefooted in my bedroom because it's clean there..
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• Canada
8 Mar 08
i love shoes. love them. -but i like summer shoes-you know, sandals, strappy things-shoes you don't have to wear socks with. but when i am home, i have to be barefeet. there is just something freeing about having your feet bare. i've never really understood either why people wear shoes in the house-especially outdoor shoes (like on tv-no one ever takes their shoes off). oh well...they would if they were coming in here! lol
@Britelite (149)
• Singapore
4 Mar 08
Defintely barefoot for me...i've bought cutie rabbit slippers before...but only wore it for half a minute and decided that it's too hot...eversince it's barefoot for me..sometimes an occassional wind slipping thru my toes is kind of nice..hahha
@mohnish (116)
• India
4 Mar 08
No i dont i always wear my slippers at home its so comfortable that i feel like flying in the sky after whole day packed in shoes.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
4 Mar 08
IN the winter I wear slipper to keep feet warm. In summer the only time I put on shoes is if I have to go to store . Barefoot is the only way to go in the summer time!
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@weemam (13377)
4 Mar 08
I go without shoes whenever I can too pal , When I visit my parents or my married sons and even good friends I always remove my shoes , I tell them my brain works better without shoes lol xx
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• Singapore
4 Mar 08
Lol.
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@weemam (13377)
4 Mar 08
see thats the reason I love this site lol , and why I am so smart on here as I am sitting typing in my bare feet . notice I didn't say WITH my bare feet :) xx
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• Singapore
4 Mar 08
Well, you can always try. There is no stopping you, you know?
@dtroas (481)
• United States
4 Mar 08
NO Shoes in my home, when my family comes through the door shoes off, slippers on if they want to. All my company takes off there shoes to. I have invested alot of money in my flooring so I want it to stay looking nice for a long time. If they do not want to take off there shoes' then they can stay on the patio outside.
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• Singapore
4 Mar 08
Yup, no shoes for my house too. Wouldn't want the floor to get dirtied.
@dtroas (481)
• United States
4 Mar 08
When you have wood floors there is no need for people to wear there shoes on them!
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• Singapore
5 Mar 08
Unless they want to do paintings with their shoes.:P
@Darkwing (21588)
4 Mar 08
I hate wearing shoes at the best of times. I even take my sandals off when walking on grass... I just wear them where there might be something sharp, like grit. So, no, I always go barefoot at home. I have slippers but I don't put them on unless I'm going outside to hang out the washing or something. I hate my feet to be restricted... much prefer the texture of what's beneath them, like the grass and the sand, and at home, I feel so much more comfortable without. Brightest Blessings.
• Singapore
4 Mar 08
I think you just want to feel connected to Mother Earth.
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@Darkwing (21588)
4 Mar 08
Now, whatever gave you that idea? ha ha ha Of course, you're right, my friend. :)
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• Singapore
5 Mar 08
Because I know you are pagan? :P
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
13 Mar 08
I don't feel comfortable wearing shoes at home. I even see people wear their shoes in bed! Anyways, I wear rubber slippers at home. I have a couple of pairs stationed around the house so I can slip into one whenever I need to. Even if our floor looks clean, I'm still not confident to go barefooted. When I was in primary, we were taught not to walk around without slippers because we can get worms that way. It's common knowledge here, so it's very seldom that you will see people barefooted inside the house.
• Singapore
15 Mar 08
Shoes in bed? Lol
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@aidenw (632)
• United States
15 Mar 08
yes, i've also seen people wear shoes in bed. that's an abomination! :p you only get worms if you walk barefoot on soil contaminated with human or animal feces that has worm, eeww! but i'm sure your house is clean, so you don't have to worry about getting worm if you go barefoot inside :)
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• Singapore
16 Mar 08
It just sounds so WEIRD LOL.
@mimpi1911 (25477)
• India
12 Mar 08
Yes, I do. It has become a habit to move around in bedroom slippers. However, our culture doesnot approve of that. Most people here move about in bare foot for the indoors are supposed to be very clean and disinfected. I have never see my granny wearing slippers at home and we never enter her room, where we do prayers and she has a small temple with slippers on.
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• Singapore
12 Mar 08
Culture does not permit? How strange!
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@mimpi1911 (25477)
• India
13 Mar 08
I thought, there's a subtle difference between 'approve of' and 'permit'!!
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• Singapore
15 Mar 08
Oh yes there. I bow my head in shame.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
9 Mar 08
you're a girl?? LOL i've always thought you were a guy. ^__^;; i go around our house with a "cutie" slippers. its because our floor is not always clean. my nieces and nephew lives with us and they are always the main culprit in messing our house. dirt can easily enter our house. so i wear house slippers all the time. and i also don't want to go barefoot because it can make my soles grow "kalyo" (sorry for not thinking hard about the English term). and i don't like that. ^__^;; although here in my room i go barefoot at times since i know its clean. ^__^
• Singapore
9 Mar 08
Look at my profile page. I am a guy. *GLARE*
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
9 Mar 08
LOL that is why i was so surprised! i know i have looked at your profile a long long time ago and i know you're a guy. but when i read "i'm not some ponytailed girl..." i thought you were comparing yourself to a girl so i had to think, you must be a girl to compare yourself to another girl. ^__^;; i'm sorry! LOL
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• Singapore
9 Mar 08
Just a scene I was trying to conjure. No biggie.:P
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@milfea (519)
• Philippines
23 Dec 08
Hey there Lordwizard. :). We have "inside-slippers" in our house. So we leave our shoes in a shoe rack. It's made of rubber so it has a very good grip on any kind of floor material, so we don't slip, or if we do have a chance of slipping, there would be a very slim one. I do wear socks at home, but I also wear slippers. :). Maybe, this is also cultural, having slippers inside the house is like a culture in this part of the world. It's like a "Cultural Fashion Statement" :D
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• Singapore
28 Jan 09
Neat and tidy. :)