Do you wear shoes inside your house?

I would first like to apologize in case this question is rude.

Is it normal in your area of the US to wear shoes inside your own house? After doing some research, it seems to be based regionally. I personally don't wear my shoes inside my house and have been raised that way. Even if I had to go back in the house real quick to get something, my parents would tell me to take my shoes off before I go inside.

"Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish? I know it's tuna, but it says 'Chicken by the Sea.'" - Jessica Simpson

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I press on everyone entering my home to not wear shoes.... Less cleaning for me and a chance to extend the life of my carpet.

Shopping the Greater Denver Area, Colorado Springs and in-between in Colorado. Will travel within ~100 miles of these areas and can create long weekend routes! Will travel further distances with reasonable arrangements! Badged for Denver International Airport.
Such a random question, but a funny one for me, because I HATE shoes of any type! So FIRST THING when I get home....off come the shoes, and on go the "footies" on my feet. I don't wear shoes unless I absolutely have to!!
That's private and not open for discussion because why on earth would anyone care, unless it's a follow up to my post which coming from a different country OP didn't agree with....I'm not telling to avoid an argument..
I will say any worker coming to my house like a plummer must put on the plastic shoes provided.

When you know better you do better....

Oprah
No shoes in my house. When I was very young and my Dad was flying planes during Vietnam, we lived in Okinawa for a couple of years. Our housemaid taught me and my sibs to not wear shoes in the house. Parents always did but we kids didn't. When I grew up I continued that tradition. Makes perfect sense to keep your floors nice. I passed that on it on to my stepkids and hubby. But, I don't think there is anything wrong with people who wear their shoes inside of their own homes, that's a personal choice. And I would never ask guests to remove their shoes (close friends already know the unspoken rules), but workers should put the plastic covers on their shoes. Most of them these days bring those with them and if they don't, I don't call them the next time I need that particular service.
O.K. I'll answer but shoes aren't the first thing that comes off...guess what the first thing off is...ladies, you know.

When you know better you do better....

Oprah
There are, on average, nearly 421,000 different bacteria present on the bottoms of 96% of shoes. Read all about it.....
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Don't have to read it to know it. Also the same for the bottom of a woman's purse. Not to mention cell phones, remote controls, door knobs, light switches, etc. I know it sounds weird, but I always pack a container of Lysol wipes when I travel and one of the first things I do is wipe down all of the typical commonly touched surfaces (unless it's a shop and I have to take photos first). I wish I could do something about that darned comforter...yuk.
Not on the bottom of my purse. Mine never, ever, ever touches a floor and still doesn't get placed on a counter or a table at home. I have coat hooks in my mud room. The purse gets hung up there as soon as I walk in the door.

Equal rights for others does not mean fewer rights for you. It's not pie.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time and it really annoys the pig.
Here is what I want to know. At what point do we cross a line from sanitation into germophobia?

I wear shoes in my home. This is good for my feet and practical for my life. If ever I have certain hoped-for building materials for my entire residence, I may change my mind and consider barefoot indoor living. I have not identified appropriate options for mid-winter in snow country, when indoor floors are cold, but I will continue to consider barefoot indoor living, just in case something becomes available.

I don't think we will ever make the world clean enough. We cannot continuously clean all surfaces. If we did that, we would not do anything else. We would be like Monk, or Sheldon Cooper.

As long as medical spaces are properly cleaned, and food workers wash their hands or change their gloves as needed, I'm good. My world is clean enough for health, though not clean enough for the Inner Perfectionist. All is well anyway.

"The hor-ror" (Sheldon Cooper)
My husband wears shoes and socks all the way until he takes them off beside the dresser and lays down. In the morning, he might put them on or maybe he'll put on slippers but he wears shoes constantly. I'm opposite. No shoes inside or outside around the house unless it's lawn time. When I drive, I may or may not have shoes on and I always take them off when I'm the passenger. I just like to be able to wiggle my toes without any hindrance.

MegglesKat
@LisaSTL wrote:

Not on the bottom of my purse. Mine never, ever, ever touches a floor and still doesn't get placed on a counter or a table at home. I have coat hooks in my mud room. The purse gets hung up there as soon as I walk in the door.

What do you do at a restaurant, table for four, with rounded backs on the chairs? They do have purse hooks under the bars where I live, and if the chair is square on the back I can place my purse on it with my coat or jacket over it. But I don't see a way around not putting my purse on the floor in some circumstances. If I am dressed in an upscale manner with a skirt and blouse, no pockets, I would have no place to put my lipstick, powder, or phone.
Geez, my purse is 50% of the time on the floor in a cart on a counter.....I just don't think of the germs I'm bringing into the house. I am careful with my hands, but am also told some germs help build up a resistence against desease. When going out I do carry a smaller cross shoulder bag and can keep it on but everyday I have a large purse with nowhere to put it.

When you know better you do better....

Oprah


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I rarely carry a purse anymore and when I do they are very small. My necessities don't take up much room. A credit card holder, folding hairbrush, lipstick and phone are all. Most of the time it is just the cc holder and phone which both fit in pockets. My long time former boyfriend had a Harley. I learned the joys of traveling light.

Equal rights for others does not mean fewer rights for you. It's not pie.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time and it really annoys the pig.
These days I do love crossbody purses. I can easily fit what I need in them, but the problem is that when I am dining I don't want to leave my purse hanging over my body! There are times when I shop that I can leave my purse in the car, but like I said, if I am dining in a dress or skirt and blouse and have a lipstick and powder, I would have no place to put it.

I love Harleys, too. I haven't ridden on one in probably 30 years, though...
I go without shoes 90% of the time indoors, but I have noticed whenever I do wear shoes inside I am more active.
Now that's an interesting observation.

Equal rights for others does not mean fewer rights for you. It's not pie.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time and it really annoys the pig.
I always have some type of footwear on in the house. Eight months out of the year it's flip flops (I'm partial to the New Balance model with a good arch support). During cold weather I use a cheap pair of tennis shoes tied such that I can slip them on and off easily.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
Socks yes. Shoes no. I don't ask guests to remove theirs, though. If they do so without being asked, great! If not, their company is worth the extra cleaning.

"A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age." ~Cicero
@LisaSTL wrote:

My long time former boyfriend had a Harley.
Well, that certainly shatters my "voice" for you.

"A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age." ~Cicero
I know this may be crossing some lines but......

Who wears socks when they go sleep?

"Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish? I know it's tuna, but it says 'Chicken by the Sea.'" - Jessica Simpson
I do in the winter only...but I wear socks no shoes in the house all year.

When you know better you do better....

Oprah
I wear shoes in my house all year. I often wear socks to bed. Sometimes I even wear my battery operated socks. It is NOT by choice. Sadly, I can no longer walk barefoot comfortably. I miss it most when on the shore; I loved the feeling of the warm sand between my toes.

Shopping up and down the Colorado Rocky Mountain front range.
No outside shoes in the house. Pretty universal here in Alberta. Every home I go to is the same.

Schools have the same rule. Shoes come off at the door. I don't know about highschool.

I have never seen any kind of worker bring those shoe covers. That was interesting to read.

I have shoes that I only wear in the house. At each door I have something I can slip on if I have to step outside quickly.
@Dandydew wrote:

I go without shoes 90% of the time indoors, but I have noticed whenever I do wear shoes inside I am more active.

I have noticed the same thing. Once I put on my shoes I hurry and do everything! But I am almost always barefoot. Grew up in the Florida Keys and barefoot was the norm!
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"The hor-ror" (Sheldon Cooper)


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prince, they are similar to hotel shower caps with an elastic band but different in shape.
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