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post #46 of 61
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post #47 of 61
Try to wear slippers on non carpet to prevent hard skin under the feet.
post #48 of 61
S L I P P E R S
post #49 of 61
I go barefoot in the house all the time, and I have dogs. It does make my feet black occaissionally though.
post #50 of 61
I try to wear shoes every second of the day I am not sleeping or showering. So no, I typically do not go barefoot on both carpet and non-carpeted floors.
post #51 of 61
I am one generation removed from being born in a rural New Brunswick farmhouse without running water and no indoor plumbing. I don't sweat a little grit underfoot.
post #52 of 61
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Originally Posted by rjakapeanut View Post
i wouldn't make a habit of it, though. feet get dirty/stinky, and you may rip one of your toes off on a really bad stub.

Wha--? Is this a real a concern?

You guys are weird. Bare feet on wood floors = normal and enlightened. Yes, I'm Asian, but that has nothing to do with it. Slippers, fine, I can handle that--but I'd never live like that. Life's way too short to be so stuffy in your own damned house.

Outside shoes indoors make me want to vomit. If you think your shoe soles are cleaner than your bare feet, I shudder to think of what you do to make them that way.
post #53 of 61
I generally don't wear shoes or a shirt when I'm at home.
post #54 of 61
I'm usually barefoot but I keep shoes and slippers around as well.
post #55 of 61
i never walk barefoot, even on carpet. the beach & shower is about the only times i'm barefoot.
post #56 of 61
Carpet (and rugs) are nasty. I usually go barefoot or wear flip flops around the house. I have hardwood and marble floors and while sometimes they may get dusty or dirty, they are cleaner than carpeting. I haven't lived in a place with carpeting in 8 years and I intend to keep it that way.
post #57 of 61
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Wha--? Is this a real a concern?

You guys are weird. Bare feet on wood floors = normal and enlightened. Yes, I'm Asian, but that has nothing to do with it. Slippers, fine, I can handle that--but I'd never live like that. Life's way too short to be so stuffy in your own damned house.

Outside shoes indoors make me want to vomit. If you think your shoe soles are cleaner than your bare feet, I shudder to think of what you do to make them that way.

This. I simply can't imagine walking around the house in shoes. An old college friend's grandmother would knit like a maniac and made absolutely the most comfortable "footies" that she'd give away to everyone. They were delightful. Short of that or comfortable slippers, nothing.
post #58 of 61
This thread makes me feel sane.

I don't know how some people walk around on their carpets with the shoes that they wear around all day. I try not to wear them even inside the kitchen, but I'm alright with the linoleum because I can mop/sanitize it easily.

My GF laughs because she's Asian and I immediatly followed the Asian rule of no shoes without being asked. To me it comes down to hygiene, I keep my carpet nice and clean so that we can loung around on it without feeling mad dirty.

If I lived in giganto mansion with nice concrete or treated hardwood, I wouldn't mind shoes too badly. I think overall though, I'd prefer to have hardwood in my next place with rugs over full out carpet.
post #59 of 61
I read somewhere in a satirical piece on a bachelors guide to house work that there is no need to vacuum underneath furniture. If your friends are the type of people who check under your furniture when invited then you should probably get rid of them. : )

When anyone has ever entered my threshold I have but one rule. That they be treated with the utmost courtesy whether they be a guest or tradesman. The guest is king.

You will find in places that are colder and where it snows that you will be required to remove your shoes. This historically is because in those countries they were snowed in during the winter months and were unable to clean until the spring melt (spring cleaning). Furthermore when snow melts it makes mud. They also use salt to melt the snow and ice on the roads during winter. Hence you can appreciate why it would be considerate to remove your shoes.

In other places there may be cultural reasons. I've known households where only good friends remove their shoes so in a way it actually feels like a privilege.

If it's your 'thing' to have the floor so clean that you can practically eat off it then I shall comply with bemusement. You joyless germaphobes out there are kidding yourselves if you think you are achieving a germ free environment. You just have to take a swab and a Petri dish to show that.

For those of you that leave my threshold to gossip about the state of my house behind my back when you leave then it's not me who requires edification - more over why not save yourself the stress and hardship of enduring my standard of living ever again and STFA. ( STAY THE .....) , ether way you shall always be shown courtesy even if you yourselves will always fail to comprehend its meaning.
Edited by ncacace - 10/17/15 at 1:59am
post #60 of 61
We are a no shoes household.

While there are plenty of cultural reasons others wear shoes indoors, you can't tell me with a straight face that there is no meaningful sanitary difference. Think about all the shit (figuratively and literally) that you walk in with your shoes that you would never think to touch with bare feet.
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