Ok, so a follow up question. To those who believe firmly in taking shoes off inside - does this also go for your workplace? Assuming you work indoors of course.
Hahahahahahaa.......definitely wear shoes, and very hard soled ones at that, when you work around a lot of broken glass!!!!! Working in a brewery.......well, I start "tasting" beer at 6am and finish around 4pm.......no, I don't drop my bottles on the floor, but there are those occasions.....
Shoes always on at work because the floors are somewhat dangerous for bare feet or flip-flops, always off at home because one never knows what's been stepped on outside, and why drag that into your home? Why make hoovering the floor all that more time consuming? Although we do walk around the yard barefoot.....just have to be careful for those kitty "landmines"....but that's what the garden hose is for!!
I'm fortunate enough I get to walk around barefoot every day. When I worked outside of home, I was also fortunate enough to have jobs where I could at least wear my Scholls. In winter, I would wear my boots to work then quickly change into my sandals. The sandals have always been on from the last snow melt until the first snowfall - pretty much regardless of the temperature. I HATE SHOES!!!! (Though I do like wearing my green sea turtle and kangaroo (with the little joey tucked in the pouch) slippers once in awhile.)
I now live in S Korea and you must always take your shoes off in the house, it is really quite serious. I even work in flip flops that I put on at the door of the school I work in. I havent been here very long but that is the first thing you need to learn - no shoes inside.
Most people I know keep their shoes on while in the house. We don't. I hate shoes/boots so I take them off as soon as possible even when visiting friends. Toes were not meant to be cooped up in the dark. I like the feel of different surfaces and you don't get that with shoes on your feet.
I agree. I only wear socks and shoes here when necesarry due to weather, which is about 6 months every year. Other wise I'm always in Sandals.
I even take my shoes off at the office, when I'm behind my desk, which bugs the broker to no end when I forget I took them off, and go walking around the office barefoot.
[ Edit: Edited on 25-May-2009, at 08:59 by tleb ]