It is customary to remove one’s shoes when entering the home. If you are hired help, you leave your shoes by the outside mat. If you are a guest, you can bring them inside. Many Rickshaw drivers drive bare feet. Small shoe stores – expect you to leave your shoes outside. Therefore, you should not go out barefooted. When you enter the temple, you should take off your sandals, with a few exceptions. Some people just did not respect this rule. It’s monsoon season so it’s muddy and the carpet leading to the alter was so dirty, I would not allow Bob or Lia to bare their feet to go up to the temple. I have been sick twice already.
People wear sandals here. No one wear socks, except if you’re in the gym or going to work or school – which is then part of your uniform.
When I visited the doctor, shoes were allowed inside.
Today, Michael and I visited the dentist. We bared our feet and teeth.
Source: My walk thru India… | travel ~ yoga ~ self-discovery ~ dance
I always wondered why so many cultures around the world (except for America) left shoes off at or outside the door. Now I know why! You shouldn’t wear shoes in your home for several reasons.
Source: This Is Why You Absolutely Need To Stop Wearing Shoes In Your House
Bea Marshall: ‘I’ve stepped in glass and dog dirt. The glass was painful but it didn’t do any real damage. With dog mess I just wipe my feet on grass and then wash them at a tap’
Source: Experience: I don’t wear shoes