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View Poll Results: Do you wear shoes in your home or in others' homes?
Always. Deal with it!
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Yes, but I'd remove them at another home if asked.
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Sometimes, depending on the weather.
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No, but I wear them in others' homes.
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Never. I'm a shoe Nazi!
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Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Old 01-28-13, 02:29 PM
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Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

I don't wear shoes in my own house and if the weather is bad, I politely ask people to remove their shoes when entering. I just never understood why people would track mud, dirt, water and God-knows-what-else in their own homes. I also remove my shoes at others' homes in bad weather or when asked, out of respect. What are your views on the subject?
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

When I was growing up, this seemed to be an asian family thing. Now it's much more widespread.

In our house, I usually leave my shoes by the front door, just because I hate trying to find my shoes. But I wear them when I feel like it, because it's my house.

Other people can certainly leave their shoes on if they want. Whatever makes them most comfortable.

I usually take them off in other people's homes.

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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

No shoes in my place, only weirdos wear shoes in their house.

Other houses are context dependent. Bad weather they come off, otherwise it depends.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Poll's up now.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

We remove ours but don't expect or ask people to remove their's when they visit. If I know the people I'm visiting always wear their's inside, I'll keep mine on. If it's my first time there or I'm unsure, I remove them.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

No, but mostly just because I'd rather not being wearing shoes if possible.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

I'm most curious in for people who don't wear shoes in their house but allow guests to wear shoes, how do you feel about having footprints on your white carpet?

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When I was growing up, this seemed to be an asian family thing. Now it's much more widespread.
I've heard of this before too. Which I found it extremely laughable. It's not like Genghis Khan or Confucius mandated that one must take off his shoes when entering. How is this an Asian thing? It's more like a common sense thing.

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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

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No, but mostly just because I'd rather not being wearing shoes if possible.
This. I usually do wear them in other peoples home, unless of course everyone's taking them off, then I will, or whatever they want.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

I don't wear anything but boxers or sweatpants around my apartment... so no, no shoes.

I'll usually wear shoes are other people's homes but I may take them off depending on the situation and how comfortable I am with the owners.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

About 95% of the time, no. Once I get home, the shoes are off.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

No. And that is why I tend to wear Romeos
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Unless I'm going in and out of my garage then no shoes in the house.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

No don't wear shoes in the house. Makes a mess.

I have tried to install a no shirts on hot chicks policy as well but that one is not working out so great.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Not since we got new flooring last year. House rules.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Only on the first floor and only when I'm coming or going.

I never ask others to remove their shoes. I just wince inside.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

I have a lot of tile floors and I find that if I move around the house a lot doing work barefoot my feet get tired very fast. So I wear at least sandles almost all the time.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

No, growing up it was more of a comfort thing, but my wife is weird about shoes in the house. She will absoultely ask guests to remove them. She even likes you to take them off if you're constantly going in and out of the house moving stuff. But screw that, it's my house too.

If I'm at someone elses house I usually take note of what others are doing and do the same.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

11 years in Japan got me used to no shoes. The Japanese wife enforces.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Hardwood cleans up nicely. It's the carpeted areas that get dirty but as long as your shoes are dry, it's not that big of a deal.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

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I've heard of this before too. Which I found it extremely laughable. It's not like Genghis Khan or Confucius mandated that one must take off his shoes when entering. How is this an Asian thing? It's more like a common sense thing.
Well it's definitely a Japanese thing. Many Japanese homes have tatami covering (type of straw mat) on the floors of many rooms, so taking one's shoes off is a must as they could damage the tatami. Wearing your shoes in a home in Japan is a huge faux pas. Many traditional restaruants also have tatami on the floors, so you have to take off your shoes in those situations as well.

We never wear our shoes in the house, it just doesn't make any sense. Whenever I visit someone's home I always start removing my shoes at the front door, unless they say "Don't worry about your shoes". Then I will leave them on, but it feels really weird walking on someone's carpet with my shoes on because I'm just not used to it.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Ever stepped barefoot into cat puke?

I wear flip flops or slippers at home. I also have all hard floors, which are pretty cold on bare feet.

When I lived in carpeted apartments with no pets my shoes came off when I got home. Not now.

However, I still observe my longtime custom of letting the twins off-leash the minute I walk in the door.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Originally Posted by rexinnih View Post
11 years in Japan got me used to no shoes. The Japanese wife enforces.
Is it the good kind of enforcing?
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Wearing shoes in the house is one of the last vestiges of what makes America unique. I consider it my patriotic duty. Who won World War 2, us or Japan!?!
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Nope, but it's a comfort thing. Used to always be barefoot indoors but since I removed the carpets and installed hardwood floors, I wear slippers now. Heck, if I'm sitting down, at a restaurant, at the movies , on a plane,... I always remove my shoes.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Oh sure, I'll wear slippers in the house, especially on hardwood floors. That's different, I don't wear my slippers outside.

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