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Shoes on or off?

Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,180 Disability Gamechanger
Do you wear shoes in the house?
I hate having stuff on my feet and am barefoot most the time. 

In my house growing up we took shoes off at the door and on the rare time I go out, I still do this now.

I had to have a work man in earlier, which is hard enough for me, but he didn't take off his shoes of even offer, despite them being muddy and it just made me wonder if most people don't?

As an aside, any tips for getting mud out of carpet???


  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
    I wear sliders (flip flops) around the house. If someone comes around I don’t expect them to take their shoes off if they’re clean but muddy I would ask, I don’t have carpets downstairs. 

    Very annoying to hear you have a muddy carpet though, I hope you manage to get it out.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,044 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2022
    I only have 2 pairs of shoes. Walking shoes that I wear for walking (in the countryside) and smarter driving shoes that only are used for driving and double up as my smart shoes. These only get used in town and in shops etc. I wear the driving shoes indoors but the walking shoes come off at the door.

    In somebody else's house I always take my shoes off at the door regardless of which ones I am wearing unless they see me doing it and tell me not to worry. :)
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't wear shoes in the house and don't ask others to remove them 

    I have a mat outside and inside door so would hope peoole wipe then b4 entering not that I get many visitors 

    All my flooring is laminate so easily cleaned 

    I don't take my shoes off at other peooles as being in a wheelchair my foot hardly touches the floor 

    One bonus of being in a chsir your shoes last forever 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    @Biblioklept let the mud dry then brush it out and hoover 
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,555 Disability Gamechanger
    Depending on the type of workman that it was, he may have to keep steel toe capped shoes on at all times for health and safety.

    I don't wear shoes at home.  Can't stand the sight of feet though so always wear socks!  I haven't had a visitor for 2 years but don't ask them to remove shoes, though I would expect them to at least wipe off any dirt on the mat outside.  Also haven't been in anyone else house for 2 years, but when I did I'd decide whether or not to remove shoes by how dirty their floors were...if I was likely to get socks matted with dog hair then I'd just keep my shoes on!  :#

    As for removing mud, Janes tip is best if it's loose, just let dry and then use a stiff brush to agitate it.  If it's been squashed in, or is something other than mud, then a wet wipe can be really useful, though it can also leave a clean spot and show up the rest of the carpet!  :D
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,044 Disability Gamechanger
    @OverlyAnxious thought I was the only one that can't stand feet lol.

    Especially men's feet for some reason but I am not keen on anyone's feet!
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
    I take my shoes off and walk around in socks at home. My feet feel penned in if I wear slippers  :D 

    It's an ongoing battle to get my husband to conform, mind you! Nothing more frustrating than when I've just mopped the kitchen floor and in he plods with his shoes on.. gah. 

    I normally take my shoes off at others houses too. It's funny how we all have our own little ways.
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  • Cartini
    Cartini Community member Posts: 1,108 Pioneering
    For me it depends on my mood.  I`ll either wear a pair of sliders (I think that`s what they`re called - like a flipflop, but not between the toes) or bare foot, but mainly bare foot.  I never wear shoes in the house and I expect visitors to remove theirs too - unless they are workmen.  In which case, Health & Safety probably comes in to play for them.
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
    Most workmen should know that there are plastic overshoes available for working in people’s houses. I hope you didn’t tip him @Biblioklept, unless the tip was “never wear muddy shoes in a clients house.”

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,688 Disability Gamechanger
    I ware socks all the time because I've got very cold feet, slippers in the house, I don't like waring shoes at home, it's not relaxing, I don't ask people to remove their shoes, I don't have carpet down stairs, laminate and floor tyles.
  • Binky1234
    Binky1234 Community member Posts: 404 Pioneering
    I either wear slippers or slipper socks when in the house. If workmen come in and they don't have blue shoe covers or refuse to take off their shoes/boots I kindly supply blue shoe/boot covers for them to put on and of course how can they refuse with my lovely smile 🙂

    Everyone so far has been very understanding due to the fact that I'm basically still living on a building site as we were the 2nd ones to move in and the housing estate has another 3-4 years left according to the site manager.

    Knowing When to walk away is Wisdom, being able is courage, walking away with your head held high is dignity.
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 15,214 Disability Gamechanger
    I do not wear shoes inside either slippers or bare feet when warm.
  • JessieJ
    JessieJ Community member Posts: 405 Pioneering
    Shoes on, as it's my powerchair makes the mess! :D
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,688 Disability Gamechanger
    Slippers in doors 
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 9,748 Disability Gamechanger
    I usually go with bed socks as I hate going barefoot as my feet end up being like blocks of ice. 


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