Is yours a remove-shoe, remove-slippers
home upon entry?
In other words, what’s your house rule – enter barefoot or with slipper or shoes?
This is largely a local issue; traditionally, islanders don’t wear any kind of feet covering when entering their homes. They also go barefoot when they visit friends.
Would you tell guests to your home to take off footwear at the doorsteps? Why or why not?
4 Replies to “HOUSE RULES: BAREFOOT OR SHOES?”
It’s a very island thing for sure, but I’ve always taken my footwear off before entering a house and ask my guests to do the same.
Only in Hawaii. Here in CA, everyone comes in with shoes, unless visitors are from Hawaii. So floors get dirty fast. During winter months , considerate repair folks will cover their work shoes with plastic covering. I do have this sign at front door:Life is made of choices… remove your shoes or scrub the floor.
Unlucky you no live Hawaii. Need to post “Please remove footwear” at door entrance. Sounds silly, but should work. Perhaps I should revive/update a note card did years ago, which depicted a screen door, steps and slippers, with signage, “Please remove slippers.” Only locals would understand and get “it.”
Hemo da shoes is a house rule, no matter where you go. If a household doesn’t believe in barefooting, it’s still polite to take off the shoes. Right?