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Do you take your shoes off?

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by Tirilej, Nov 15, 2012.

    Nov 15, 2012
  1. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG

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    Location:
    Sweden
    That maybe sounds like a stupid question, but habits are hard to break you know:D

    In Sweden people always take their shoes off when they get home, or visiting someone else. That's the first thing they do...always.
    One of my brothers lived in Denmark for many years and in some, but not all homes people kept their shoes on.

    Last summer I was a couple of months in Holland and I just couldn't get use to keep my shoes on. You take all dirt from the streets inside and it can't be so nice to your feets either:rolleyes:
    Nope, they didn't sleep with them on!

    So how are your feets doing in all other countries around the world?:D
     
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  3. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

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    When I loved in Indonesia, you'd leave them outside..to wear them in was incredibly rude. ( kinda sucked I always had to kick them for scorpions)

    In my home, I generally say ' keep em on" but its all marble flooring so we sweep anyway
     
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  5. homerbert

    homerbert I-Gaming Industry Representative webby

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    middle of Europe!
    in Belarus we always take shoes off :)
     
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  7. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    In Germany - you take them off. In our house, you don't get caught wearing shoes indoors unless you are coming or going, and only in the foyer. When we visit friends in winter, we bring house shoes along which are like slippers.
     
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  9. LaHutti

    LaHutti Sr. ÜberUnter Ass. Man. webby PABnonaccred PABaccred

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    In my wifes house, you take your shoes off !

    I've lived in Denmark most of my life, and I think the normal...and polite thing to do, is take off your shoes...seems to be the general opinion in Canada as well. As with everything else, I think it's a mix of enheritance and environment, more than "country".....AND whether your socks have holes in them or not ...lol

    You might as well ask if people drink in Sweden ... well...Swedes definately drink more, when they visit Denmark ;)
     
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  11. just play

    just play closed account

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    Location:
    USA
    In my house it's hit or miss, lol. If we are running in to get something no need to take them off. But if we are staying in they are off.

    I have never removed my shoes at a friend or relatives house. We don't do that where we live.
     
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  13. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG

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    Thanks for a tip about my next question:thumbsup:
    But this one was about shoes, there inhabitans and habits...:p
     
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  15. LaHutti

    LaHutti Sr. ÜberUnter Ass. Man. webby PABnonaccred PABaccred

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    I was raised to take my shoes off in the house, whether it's my own, or someone else's (house....not shoes ;)), and you're absolutely right, that habbits are hard to break. I always take my shoes off, even when people say "keep'em on"...It just doesn't seem right. I blame my mom :lolup:
     
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  17. Pulver

    Pulver Senior Member PABaccred webmeister

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    I always take my shoes off! Thats the common practice in Norway in general as well.
     
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  19. baldidiot

    baldidiot Experienced Member webmeister

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    I usually kick them off as I collapse onto the sofa, but more out of comfort than any kind of principle or habbit.
     
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  21. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Edmonton Canada
    I tell my company to keep their shoes on unless it's wet and mucky outside, sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. I usually wear some kind of slippers in the house, but whenever I go to someone else's house I take my shoes off.
     
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  23. sapit222

    sapit222 Senior Member MM PABaccred

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    Location:
    Sweden
    As you say, in Sweden we take them off. So off they go! :thumbsup:
     
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  25. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    In England I think generally most do wear shoes in the house, or used to at least. Certainly we did when I was growing up and with my first wife.
    But my current wife comes from The Czech Republic where taking shoes off at the door is the norm - and so she insists we do that here.
    I think it's a total pain (if my shoes are dry & not dirty) - but I have to do what I am told! :(

    KK
     
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  27. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

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    I'd have to put them on first! I think the last time I wore shoes was once last winter, because of snow. If it had just been cold, I wouldn't have. Going to the doctors last winter............ I usually wear flip-flops if I go anywhere and those come off as soon as I hit the door.

    I have a severe hatred for shoes.............. I get it from my grandma! She was the same way!
     
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  29. Cleveland

    Cleveland Meister Member

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    Texas
    We wear slippers around the house but allow others to keep their shoes on. I think most in Texas are shoes on, though I do have a few family / friends that require you take your shoes off when entering the house.
     
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  31. Perc

    Perc Experienced Member webmeister

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    Definitely shoes off at the door (inside) here. I would get mad if someone wore their shoes in my house, no matter how clean they look. Like LaHutti said, I also feel uncomfortable wearing my shoes in someone else's house if they tell me to leave them on.

    I think that's pretty much the norm in Canada, at least it is in Sask. Even some businesses, like the dentist I go to, make you take your shoes off at the door.
     
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  33. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

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    Must be a sask thing, because it Is definitely NOT the norm Canada wide.
     
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  35. bsilva028

    bsilva028 Banned : multi-account fraudster PABnoaccred PABaccred

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    portugal
    i only take em off when i get to the sofa too

    and here in portugal, usually its all like that
    sofa = shoes off
     
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  36. Nov 16, 2012
  37. raysgurl72

    raysgurl72 Dormant account

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    I take them off

    I don't like shoes in general so as soon as I come in the door, they are off my feet. But, I was not raised to take shoes off when entering my home or someone else's. I have light color carpet and initially said I wanted people to take off their shoes. But that never stuck. I wish I had though. I have a 8 month old that is starting to crawl and all I can think about is no matter that we've cleaned the carpet there are tons of deep down in those fibers. But, hey I survived crawling on floors as did everyone else so he'll be alright, I guess :)
     
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  39. Mouche12

    Mouche12 Kitty Lover PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABnoaccred

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    Amsterdam
    Yeah, most people don't take their shoes off in Holland - but in my circles they do, except for my parents' house (marble floor, always shoes on). In my home, first thing I do is take them off - much more comfy :)
     
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