(Closed) Do you wear shoes in your house?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do you wear shoes inside?
    Never! : (85 votes)
    31 %
    Sometimes if I forgot something really quick : (145 votes)
    53 %
    Yes, only on the main floor/living areas but not bedrooms : (12 votes)
    4 %
    Yes, I take my shoes off at the side of the bed : (30 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    1564 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Nope, we do not! We have hardwood floors and we have an area near the front door for shoes (even our guests take off their shoes when they come in!)

    Post # 4
    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We have all wood floors, so there’s no wear and tear issue. I generally take my shoes off in the bedroom and put on my slippers. I don’t walk around bare-foot because that grosses me out.

    Post # 5
    2755 posts
    Sugar bee

    I voted sometimes, but not because of the reason you mentioned – sometimes I’ll wear them around in the morning as I’m getting ready, and normally in the summer I’ll wear my flipflops inside just out of habit. I usually take boots or other shoes off when I’ve been out in the snow or wet/muddy conditions. But I mean, I mop and sweep my floors once a week so I don’t really see the fuss.

    Post # 6
    2902 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Taking your shoes off as soon as you get home is very Canadian. When I first moved here I thought WTF are we in Japan? (another place I have visited that insists on you removing your shoes, it’s the polite thing to do) I really didn’t understand it until I had lived here awhile. I think its more because in winter you get all kinds of slush, snow & salt on your shoes and it’s bad form to walk it through your house (or anyone elses for that matter)

    In Australia, UK, America etc I have never been asked to take off my shoes.

    I find the best thing to do is to just follow the home owners lead. If they take off their shoes then you should too.


    Post # 7
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee

    Growing up, we never took our shoes off inside, but my husband’s family did (he says it’s because they are Korean, haha). Now, we have a spot near the door where we take our shoes off. However, if I’m carrying a bunch of bags when I come in, or I’m about to leave and I forgot something, I will wear my shoes for a bit. I totally understand the qualms about germs and dirt from outside particularly because I’m pregnant, and will be especially when I have a baby crawling on the floor, but before that I wasn’t particularly worried because it isn’t like I crawl around on the floor often haha.

    Post # 8
    3368 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We don’t, but I’ll often leave mine on and not think about it. It annoys the heck out of Fiance and he actually takes my shoes off forcefully, haha. 

    Post # 9
    2718 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I was rasied not wearing shoes in the house, so it grosses me out when it’s done. I always take them off. If I wear them inside, it’s just a couple steps in to put stuff down. Guests don’t ALWAYS take off shoes…depends on who it is, but they usually do. It’s a little much for the dog (I understand why, but I don’t always think about it). It’s just too much work to constantly clean the dogs feet. I do use a towel when it’s muddy/wet outside though.

    Post # 10
    8471 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    No. I don’t like it either due to all the gross things you step on outside. But I think you are going overboard with having to make your dog wear shoes! 

    Post # 11
    127 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I grew up in a house where everyone took their shoes off upon entering.  It just keeps the house so much cleaner that way!  Sometimes it gets awk though when you have people over, and they make a big stink about taking their shoes off.  And everytime I want to tell them to just go home, but I keep my mouth shut and just clean the floors after lol

    Post # 12
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I don’t think about all the germ stuff. We take our shoes of when its snowy so we don’t track mud and pools of melting snow through the house, and leave them on in the summer. I just assume my somewhat occasional floor-mopping gets rid of any gross non-visible stuff. Ignorance is bliss 🙂

    Post # 13
    11271 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i always take my shoes off.  yes, it’s probably a canadian thing.

    we also have a home in mexico and no one removes their shoes but we still do.  it’s all tiled floors.  we have a mat at the front door and exchange our shoes for our indoor flip flops.  our local guests never remove their shoes and look a bit confused when they see our shoes lined up on the mat.

    my mother always told me, “it only takes a minute to remove your shoes but it takes longer than that to wash your floor”.  so true.

    Post # 14
    3942 posts
    Honey bee

    I do usually. This week is very icy/slushy/gross out so I have been taking them off when I walk in. But normally we wear shoes in the house. At night it’s slippers because I hate being barefoot.

    We also have a dog and I can tell you that putting those booties on every time you go outside will get really old, really fast! The salt in the winter bothers my dogs paws and she’s prone to infections so when it gets really bad we have to put them on her. But it’s a pain and she hates them.

    Post # 15
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

     I have 60+year old parquet floors that have some wear to them from previous owners.  I always take my shoes off upon entering.   The only time I do not is when Im the first one home and I need to let the dog out.

    Post # 16
    7649 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Once we get out house I will NOT allow shoes in the house. They will need to put on slippers or something. I can see what it has done to our carpet at the apt and I am less than enthused about getting it steam cleaned.

    The only person I would probably let wear their shoes in my house would be my mom because she always wipes her feet really well and she has a hard time getting her shoes on and off. But everyone else can take 5 seconds to remove their shoes.

    The dog doesn’t need shoes though lol. That is a bit much. I’d leave him out in a garage or something until he dries off and then wipe his feet or something.

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