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  • No, I just walk around in my socks or bare feet.
  • Usually, yes. At this house, there is not preference to have no shoes, but it depends whether I put them on or not.
  • No. But I am right now only because I am too lazy to take them off. I usually do right after I enter the house, but I don't feel like it right now.
  • No.. I put them in a basket just inside the door. My parents started that when I lived at home and I kinda carried it on. I do not say anything when company comes over... unless they have muddy feet!
  • Yes I do and for some reason it drives my husband crazy. I also get very uncomfortable when I'm at a person's house who makes you take off your shoes. I hate that.
  • No I don't wear shoes at home, but others are welcome to if they wish. I like to put my feet up, so I don't want my shoes on the furniture.
  • I wear slippers
  • No i don't. As far as other peoples places I thought it was just curteous? When you go to someones place, you take off your shoes so as not to drag who knows what in from outside on your shoes.
  • No, we don't. I have all my children's friends trained to kick off their shoes at the door. And my frequent visitors kick theirs off as well.
  • only in the winter...home, for me is where I kick shoes off...
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  • No. I hardly ever wear shoes, even outside of the house.
  • I dont wear shoes as often as possible.
  • I wear my shoes in the house, out of the house, in the street, in a tree, down the road, everywhere but bed and the shower.
  • No. I prefer to have the least amount of constraint on my body as possible when I'm home.
  • Regrettably Yes. I would prefer to walk sans shoes in the house, however, I wear shoes or slippers in the house due to an unfortunate childhood accident which has scarred me for life. I stepped on a sewing needle and it penetrated the arch of my foot into the plantar fascia. Difficult to pull out.
  • No, I go bare footed in summer and wear nice woollie slippers in winter. I don't find shoes comfertable enough to wear around the house.
  • Slippers
  • no. imagine all the rubbish and spit you transfer back home. but my mum does make me were indoor jandals to keep our feet warmer
  • i really hate to wear my shoes around the house, i mean i liked to be comfortable at home and i just wear slippers sometimes, but i dont make guests take there shoes off, in my culture if u go to someones house as a guest they dont make u take ur shoes off, if u say oh let me take my shoes off we say oh no come on in, guests dont need to take shoes off only people that live at the house do lol but close relatives do take shoes off just to feel like there at home..
  • No, we wear slipper socks in the house to keep the carpets in good condition.
  • Only long enough to get inside.
  • Yes , but i'm a horse.
  • No, I wear sandals.
  • Sometimes I leave them on when I come home, but normally my feet are naked like the day I was born.
  • We have stone floors and we usually wear shoes in the common areas indoors. I usually remove my shoes in the front hall however.
  • No shoes in the house. It feels better & is healthier for the foot to be free from the constricting & partially wet shoes. It's also cleaner for the house. This is standard practice in Japan, Korea, etc. and I felt right at home when I visited Asia on a vacation. However, in the USA, I grew up always wearing shoes in the house, and adopted the no shoes thing as an adult.
  • I don't wear shoes in the house. I'm Asian so it's the culture to take off your shoes before entering the house, but we have white carpet, so I sometimes have to ask visitors to remove their shoes if they look like they've been through mud.
  • No shoes allowed in my house. We wear socks. People spit and vomit and the homeless pee, and the dogs poo outside. Yuck!!! The shoes come in contact with the ground that had these things, and I don't want them to come inside the house. I don't know, maybe I'm germaphobic. If I had a dog, I'll probably make the dog wear doggy shoes outside, and make him take it off inside the house!!
  • As a kid I never did considering my mom is from Canada and it is considered very rude to not remove your shoes upon entering someone's home and often time even library's and such. I've become more Americanized though since living on my home and I catch my self entering people's homes and even my own more and more without removing my shoes.
  • No. It's our custom to not wear shoes inside. It's a habit I'm used to. I wear slippers instead. Who wants a dirtier floor anyways?
  • I have wooden floors in some places, so i usualy war slippers to prevent catastrophe.
  • No. It is not recommended as all mannor of invisible and small pollutants come in and get trampled into the carpets including lead particles, asbetos dust from brake linings, oil, dirt, bacteria and all manner of things that are outdoors.
  • Nope! We have light-colored carpet and I'm not a fan of shoes to begin with, so mine always come off as soon as I get into ANY house, lol. I'd always rather be barefoot. Which is why MN sucks...I used to at least be able to wear sandals most of the time in CA lol!
  • No. I'm not one of those people who makes their guests remove their shoes; I'm just comfortable in my bare feet. In fact, it's a Saturday afternoon, and I'm killing time on Answerbag wearing just a bathrobe and nothing else...
  • I've always taken off my shoes at the front door, but I dont know where this habit came from. This may be a little of my O.C.D. coming out. This is actually not only an Asian custom, but also Hawaiian. (probably due to the strong Asian influence they have there.)
  • I have a pair that I only wear at home.
  • NO! I don't like the thought that junk that's been on the ground getting spread around my place. Think about where you've walked - public restrooms, lawns where dogs did their business, sidewalks where people have spit, etc... I'd like to limit whatever is out there from getting on where I lay down to workout, have sex, or just sit with my friends.
  • No.. I wear good old fashioned slippers
  • When coming home I put on my slippers almost immediately after I cross the door.
  • 42nd answer!!! FORTY-TWO!!! Anyways, I take off my shoes after I step in before I go upstairs or downstairs or whatever.
  • No, I think you track the filth from outside with them and they bring germs into the house. I have several pairs of sandals for people when they visit. Whenever someone visits I ask them to remove their shoes and offer them a pair of sandals if they are uncomfortable walking bare feet. I have beautiful, clean parkay flooring. I never invite people into my home due to this shoes-in-the-house problem I have.
  • At my own house yes. It's a bad habit and the next place I live I plan to stop that habit by having a shoe rack to put shoes on when you walk in the door. At other's people's houses, I tend to take off my shoes out of respect.
  • I don't wear shoes OUTSIDE the house unless I have to. Inside? Not a chance!
  • No. I wasn't allowed to wear shoes in my house as a kid or in other people's houses. To me it just looks out of place when someone has shoes on in the house--kind of like it would look if someone went barefoot to a business lunch.
  • I wear at least socks, usually shoes too. I'm a tend to be slightly germaphobic, and germs travel fast through feet.
  • No. I don't wear shoes outside the house either, if I can help it. I used to have "free the feet" days in college where I tried to convince everyone to go barefoot. I even graduated barefoot because my shoes were annoying me so I took them off. A few professors noticed and thought it was amusing and appropriate, considering how many classes I'd shown up to barefoot, even in the snow!
  • No, comfort is very important too, me I love to relax and just kick back,Hawaiian Style, my family taught every one to leave the shoes near the door, I think it is best just in case you need too leave quickly and run out of the house for emergency or the power goes out and you cant find things,have every thing in areas you need to find fast and have candles every where and lighters just in case.
  • Never!!
  • Not since the carpets got cleaned. Big NO-NO!!
  • I certainly don't, that would be filthy. I just don't understand people who do this.
  • I'm Canadian, and I've never heard of people keeping their shoes on around the house, with the exception of special shoes with orthotics for arch support or other similar purposes. Perhaps it's due to our winter, and slushy spring, etc, that we have become like this? When I was young and watched American TV, I noticed they kept their shoes on. I assumed it was just a quirk like how people on TV never say goodbye before hanging up the phone, or perhaps it was because TV show sets were dirty and the actors wanted to keep their shoes on. It was only recently that I heard that many Americans keep their shoes on... and this verifies it! For those of you who keep your shoes on, do you find that your house gets dirty much more quickly? What about your carpets? Do you put your feet (with shoes on) on the coffee table?
  • Yeah most of times.
  • I wear shoes in my house if I want to. There is no rule about it here. I also wear shoes in everybody's house I go to. It is EXTREMELY rude to insist that a person remove their shoes before entering someone else's home. It is in very poor taste. HOWEVER it is in equally poor taste for someone to disrespect another's property by not being mindful of your own cleanliness. You should check your shoes to be sure they are clean if you aren't going to remove them. I am more than happy to volunteerily remove my shoes if I am friends with the person I am visiting. On another note, though, many people suffer from foot odor and it is VERY rude and disrespectful to all parties involved to expect that person to remove their shoes.
  • I dont like to, but I don't understand why you are asking us, just do what feels most comfortable for you. If you are just asking for curiosity my answer is no, I dont.
  • This issue isn't primarily cultural but a question of hygiene, people!
  • absolutely not we have pure white cartpets. the whole family pads around in barefeet with soft comfly slippers.all visitors encouraged to bring thier slippers and no the same. in seven years our lovely carpet is still in pristine condition.all of our friends have the same policy and its makes for a nice community atmosphere.its become second nature for us all to take our slippers with us when visiting friends.
  • i never wear shoes in my house because my feet feel like they are overheating when I do so.
  • No, but if it's cold I wear socks sometimes.
  • No, I prefer to wear no shoes in the house. Wearing shoes in a house feels so weird to me.
  • If it's cold outside :D but mostly no :D
  • I used to but not anymore. The house has carpet hence you don't want it dirty/messy. It was odd having to take off your shoes to begin with, but it just comes naturally to me now, even in other people's houses.
  • Never.
  • Never. Shoes come off at the door. Maybe slippers in the winter time but no shoes by us. Visitors we make allowances for unless they are muddy or snowcovered. I do supply slippers for those that would like them:-)

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