- Take them shits off, we’re not animals. More accurately, we’re not animals who wear shoes indoors. (I take them off.)
- Seriously? I look way too good in these. (I keep them on.)
There’s some nuance to this topic, admittedly. Whether it’s about honor and respect, or this is just how it is, how your mama raised you, etc. Different cultures and all that. In my neck of the woods (Norway), we typically let those socks fly free.
I remember someone making the argument that in areas where you’re not likely to encounter extreme weather conditions, it’s probably fine if you keep your shoes on. To which my response was, “Yeah, but we’re all nasty.” I don’t care how dope your weather situation is, if you’re encountering the ground as you go about your business, you’re gonna be dragging a lot of shit (literal or otherwise) with you.
I keep my floors nice and clean, and it’s not so I can more easily discern what caught a ride on my footwear.
More broadly, do you take your shoes off in other people’s homes? Do you expect visitors to take theirs off in yours? Granted, if I’m visiting someone and their place is just a climate-controlled version of the street outside, I’m a little more inclined to keep my shoes on.