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Footwear Etiquette

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by kenwhite, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. kenwhite

    kenwhite New Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    As we head into warmer weather, I usually begin to wear loafers and canvas sneakers without socks, particularly with shorts or cuffed up jeans. Where I live, many of my neighbors and friends ask guests to remove their shoes in their homes. I was wondering if you ever have encountered similar situations and if you usually go barefoot in such situation or make sure you are wearing socks if you go to a "shoes-off" house?
  2. dhaller

    dhaller Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2009
    I request "no shoes" in my house, and I always give folks a heads-up about that when they're invited over; I also provide "house shoes" (a Japanese custom I picked up living there).

    If I *know* I'm headed someplace where shoes will be removed, I certainly wear socks. That said, I've been ambushed with it a few times, and I just happily complied with my bare feet :)

  3. Marko6969

    Marko6969 New Member

    Feb 15, 2012
    We are a shoes off house. We all wear slippers.I wear stylish leather slippers.guests are warned in advance that we are a shoes off house so they can bring slippers or socks with them if they choose. When visiting I take my slippers. Not everyone like their guests to go barefoot or in socks.
  4. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    The Temple of Jawnz
    wear no-show socks (that cover more foot and don't get mistaken for peds) such as Falkes; problem solved.
  5. Joffrey

    Joffrey Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Pennsylvania Ave/Connecticut Ave
    Where's that thread on this same subject that got pretty heated?

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