Do you like to wear shoes in your home? or just sleepers?

@icesmile (7172)
Romania
July 22, 2009 2:13am CST
Do you have sleepers for visitors? Or let them to enter in your house with shoes?Your new carpet will be dirty?you afraid?Are people who say that is not polite to say visitors to take off theirs shoes, but i hate when people come in my house and don t ask me if they must take off theirs shoes or not. Is my house. And i have all time few pair of sleepers for them. I don t like to wear shoes in house, i want feel free my legs. What about you? you like wearing shoes in home and let others to wear shoes in your home too?
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@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
22 Jul 09
Hi icesmile, this is interesting as I'm not really sure what sleepers are, obviously you are offering some form of alternative foot wear but what is it? Now I don't have this problem with shoes in the house as I don't have any carpets down, the house is completely tiled. I do expect people to remove them though if it it has been raining hard and they have inevitably got the local red mud on their shoes as it is murder to remove from the tiles. I would like to be barefoot in the house in summer but am always wary that something nasty may have wandered in and I might inadvertently stand on it, I've only actually had a large centipede come inside once but it has put me off the shoeless state so in summer I wear sandals.
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
slepper - sleppers
Sleppers, i am sure that you know this alternative for house or for hot summer days...
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
22 Jul 09
Hi icesmile, I really didn't know what sleepers were. Now I know thanks from your picture. We call them flip flops. Sleepers sound more like slippers which are sort of furry things we wear in winter in the house to keep our feet warm.
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
is in dictionary...really, you know that my mother tongue is not English, i try to do my best
@meapas (2434)
• India
22 Jul 09
I wear sleepers at home. My guests remove their shoes with out being told. meapas.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
hi, you have nice guests
@meapas (2434)
• India
22 Jul 09
Yes I am lucky on that count. meapas.
• United States
22 Jul 09
thats weird. and the picture below i never heard of sleepers. i heard of slippers thats why i kind of got confused for a second. and i wear socks to bed and if that day i know where my slippers is i wear socks and my slippers. i will be extra cozy and no i don't have sleepers for my visitors i see that as being a little dirty. but my grandma does when i go over when i'm sick she lets me where her slippers/sleepers.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
ok, i understand your mother tongue is English, i don t like criticism...
22 Jul 09
I pretty much am always barefoot when I am at home and I don't make visitors take shoes off or have slippers for them to put on.....it doesn't bother me so much because we have wood flooring so dirt can be swept or wiped up pretty easily.
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
hi i like to walk barefoot too, but in the bath or kitchen i can t i have a kind of ceramics there, and i can catch cold very easy
@chi2nasrin (1102)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 09
In my country, we don't wear our shoes to walk around inside the house. Some wear slippers, some just walk barefoot. When visiting others, we always take off our shoes. It is considered rude to not take off your shoes when visiting. It is a custom in our country. Imagine what you stepped on outside, and if you come into our home wearing what you're wearing outside, then our house will become dirty.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
Hi, here too, if people have good sense. and respect his house and other house too
@henahuda (158)
• Australia
22 Jul 09
hi,everyone in my home take off the shoes and wear sleepers.none of my family membrs like to wear shoes because even our feet needs some fresh air.the moment i come from outside my first step is always to take out my shoes and wear my sleepers and be free.we at our home do have extra sleepers so that if guests come to our place they can wear them and move here in there.at my home my parents donot like anyone of us to wear shoes and go here and there in the house.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
here too, same situation...
• United States
22 Jul 09
Well Im usually barefoot at home unless my feet get cold, I put on some socks or slippers. As for letting guest wear there shoes on my carpet, I dont mind. I have a rug at my doorway that people can whipe there shoes on it the need to. My aunt and uncle however dont allow shoes on there carpet. They have a very light shade and ask people to take there shoes off when entering there home.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
they are right, if want to keep house clean, is better to wear house sleppers.
@nonersays (2759)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Around my house and most of my familys houses I take my shoes off and go barefoot. Its not because they dont WANT shoes in their house, its just more comfortable and most of them go shoeless as well. We are taking the carpet out of our house and will have wood floors. Even with our carpet it never mattered to me if people kept their shoes on or took them off. I did have one friend who wanted you to take your shoes off before you came in her house, and it was really annoying for me when I had on my tennis shoes, to have to untie them, and then put them back on and tie them again when I was ready to leave. Not as annoying if I was wearing step ins.
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
i like walk barefoot too, but in bath or in the kitchen i don t have carpet, and is very cold, is ceramic,...so, i need wear sleppers..
• India
22 Jul 09
Hi friend, I will allow the visitor to come into my house with bare foot.They automatically leave their sleepers outside while entering into my house.I will not allow even my family member to use sleepers to roam inside the house. Have a nice day
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
hi, i don t let them to enter with shoes in my house......all know me, and i offer few sleppers pair, who i keep just for visitors
• United States
22 Jul 09
I like to go outside and inside without shoes. Yep I rather go barefoot unless I go out then do wear shoes and I do around here as well. Just most of the time I am without. As far as guests or being a guest in someone's home I do make sure that if they would like shoes removed, I sometimes just do it out of habit. Shows respect for the home you are about to enter. In our home, well will just say it wouldn't matter if you left your shoes on or not. The floors are in bad shape and the landlord has no intention of fixing them either. Can't afford to buy rugs to cover the problems either. So as with other problems going on here I don't invite people over much at all. Unless they know the situation here.
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
i don t enter in my house with shoes, or in others house, just if is a party or a special day, i will bring with me other shoes, to change what i wear in the street
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
When I am home, I want to feel comfortable that is why I prefer to wear sleepers. But then with regard to visitors, I find it ok if they wear shoes inside the house. If the shoes are dirty, we have a rag right in front of the door for them to wipe before coming inside the house.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
Me too, sleepers for me is the best choice..
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
I like to go barefooted when inside the house.I feel so comfortable with it. However, there are a lot of people who use slippers at home. I think it depends on family culture. As for the visitors, I offer then slippers everytime they come inside our house and gladly they remove their shoes.But I do respect whichever is there preference. Thank you. Happy mylotting!
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
I like to walk barefooted too, but not all the time, i prefear different sleppers.
@skyhss (1142)
• United States
22 Jul 09
my carpet is only about a year old and i don't want it completely ruined so i make people take their shoes off. now if i could just teach my dogs to wipe their feet better, i 'd be really happy. my family and friends have been very understanding and don't argue with any more about having to walk around the house with no shoes on.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
Hi, i am agree with you, i like to keep my house clean, and for this i buy few pair of sleppers to give who come in my house.
@med889 (5958)
22 Jul 09
I like to wear something atleast at home either sleepers or shoes because I do not like to walk barefooted however my dad always ask me to walk barefooted on the grass as it is good for health.
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
i know how much is healthy to walk barefoot on the grass, i make this almost every day for few minutes, your father is smart
@chuanton (15)
• Thailand
22 Jul 09
Hi...! for me i do not have sleepers for the visitors and i won't let them in the house with their shoes on. as everyone walks bare foot in my house. The guests know that they have to leave their outside the house or at the doorway on the shoe rack. if u have the problem of asking them to remove thier shoes then i guess u should gather all the shoes and put them outside the door to let them know that no shoes are allowed. lol. Happy mylotting and have a nice day....hope u can solve the problem soon..^^
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Jul 09
Hi, i don t have a problem, usual who come, know me very well, and know how much i am for a clean home, i like stay lay down when i watch to tv, and i can t make this if somebody enter with shoes in my house....and never i don t enter in others house with shoes, i respect theirs house
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
26 Jul 09
No we don't wear shoes at home, and actually neither we do wear sleepers except in winters. Actually in our tradition its quite normal to remove the shoes or sandals outside before entering the house. And this is known to most of the people, so mostly there's no problem. But yep sometimes some people are so ignorant and illmannered(specially first time visitors or one time visitors), that they do come in without removing their footwear. Sometimes due to courtsey i just bear them, but mostly i will slowly point them out as they entre..
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Jul 09
It's funny how different things are called in different countries....here in America what you call sleepers would be more like slippers or flip flops--anyway, I always walk barefoot around my apt...can't stand to wear shoes at home. As soon as I come home from being outside I take my shoes off first thing. As for visitors, I allow them to wear their shoes in my place and since I don't have carpeting but wood floors there's minimum "dirt"--but then I clean my floors at least once a week
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@Elaine77 (315)
• China
24 Jul 09
hi icesmile, As my house is a small one and I have no carpets there, it's allowed to enter my house with your shoe on, and it's pretty easy to do the cleaning after my guests leaves. But when I myself alone at home with no guests, I usually change my slippers on and relex as most of my shoes are high heels.
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@CMTS_87 (1342)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
Slippers only! I want to feel comfortable and I want my feet to relax so I prefer wearing slippers at home. And besides, this is the only time that I have the right to wear slippers because most of the time I am in the office and we are not allowed to wear slippers there. Happy MyLotting!
• Indonesia
24 Jul 09
In Asia, it's a common thing to take off your shoes before entering the house and walking in bare foot. So I usually bare foot and the visitors in my house also do the same. I don't like if they wear shoes to my house, it makes the floor dirty, unless if there is a dinner which invited many guests, I allow them to wear shoes.
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