I love to go barefoot at home.
Clean my feet in the shower by lathering up a flannel, dropping it on the rubber mat! and rubbing my feet on it....(oh the joys of aging, I can't get down to wash my feet easily and can't balance on one foot easily) You gotta laugh!!!!
Jonaj -i used inside and outside shoes -do not take off outside shoes when I come in however am pleased to see your reply as usually people give me strange looks when I say the dirt annoys me on my feet -perhaps if I swept more often it would not happen!!
I no longer EVER go barefoot since my arthritis made walking this way so difficult! I wear Orthaheel thongs which are just SO helpful as well as comfortable! They have been designed with assistance from Podiatrists so they truly are wonderful.I got me first ones at my chemist and they are like slippers with soft velvety fabric. My other pair are more for day time and I got them at Athlete's Foot. I was very lucky as they were on sale for half price the day I had decided to buy some,and I had not even known this until I asked for the bill!!
I am not a barefoot fan at all. Don't like the feeling. Always had animals and never know what is on the floor? Something on the feet at all times. I walk in and out of the house so footwear is practical and comfortable and warm or cool depending on season.
At home, it is always barefoot, unless cold in Winter when it is big, thick socks.
Never wear shoes inside because it ruins the carpet.
When living in flat's, it makes less noise for the people living below.
Also, you are less likely to stand on the cat's tail as you feel fur before actually stepping on someone small who just happens to be lying in the doorway!
Beach is ONLY place I can go barefooted!
In house, have comfy, material slip-on Scholl's!
If swimming in creeks, always wear sand shoes as you don't know 'what lies beneath'.
Was at a rock-pool one time when a kid, swimming away quite happily. Mum called, so went back to car, & it wasn't until then I noticed blood on the floor & looked at my feet. The right big toe had been sliced open lengthways, obviously by a piece of glass in the water. Next stop, Doctor's surgery, for Tetanus shot & bandaging! Hence, from then on, the sand shoes!
Yes, always barefoot at home and in the garden too, although I am more careful when outside I must admit. First thing I do when I get home is kick off the shoes. Love the feel of barefeet on the cool floor, especially in summer. The Queensland climate lends itself to barefoot walking around as it is pretty hot most of the time.