One thing that never seizes to amazes me is that it seems to be the norm in the US to NOT take of your shoes when you are indoors. Why is that you do not do it?
I mean, the floors obviously gets dirty, especially since most floors in the US ( at least from what I have experienced) are carpet and not wooden. And then I can imagine the feet getting very sweaty from wearing shoes all day. For me it is a relief to take of my shoes everyday when I get home.
I would say that that isn't the norm. We just don't put on our shoes in the morning and leave them on all day. Usually people take off their shoes when they come home, unless they're visiting someone's house or something.
Just look at the face: it's vacant, with a hint of sadness. Like a drunk who's lost a bet.
its typically considered rude to ask someone to take their shoes off, especially if you have invited them over and it is a semi-formal or formal event. dresses/nice outfits look awkward if you walk around barefoot...
I take my shoes off when I'm home or when I'm at someone elses house, always. When I'm in my res room, I usually leave them on cause I don't spend much time in there and tehre isn't anywhere to walk because it is 8'x12' and my bike, clothes, ski equipment and miscellaneous stuff is on one side, with "bed" and desk on teh otehr side.
if im going to a friends house i usually wait and see what they do (if they remove shoes so do i) but for the most part i prefer to keep them on. especially at parties- it just makes me feel secure in case i have to run from anything