- some go barefoot
- some wear socks
- some wear slippers
- some wear their everyday shoes
Now that I have a lovely soft bedroom carpet, I do skip about barefoot in the mornings and the evenings - most of the time I wear my slippers in the house, and sometimes if I am dressed up to go out [or have just come back in] I may stay in my shoes for a while. I rarely go about in stockinged feet, in case I slip over.
Lots of my friends have a 'no outdoor shoes in the house' rule. I try to remember to take my slippers with me when I visit them. And there's always a heap of shoes by the front door.
So I was interested to discover that not a million miles from here, there is a company which makes shoes to keep by the back door. This came about, according to their website because "As far back as I remember my wife, the kids and I spent so much time rushing in and out of the garden through the kitchen door in all weather getting soggy socks and then walking onto the carpets to find dark grubby patches appearing daily - always a bone of contention!!"
I don't know why they were running around in their socks all the time, in and out of doors. But I do see that it makes sense to have 'outdoor' footwear. My last pair of slippers did not have waterproof soles, and if I forgot and went out to the dustbin, or to retrieve a can of food from the shelf in the garage, my feet got damp. My current slippers [blue suede ones, above] have got decent soles- but I rarely go outside in them. I keep a very old pair of clogs by the back door.
These are ancient [purchased for £5 in a sale in 2002] and used to be a smart beige colour. They have been through the washing machine a couple of times. But they are comfortable, and the rubber soles underneath are fine. It takes moments to step out of my slippers and into these.
The posh ones produced by this local company are cute to look at - but at £20 a pair I really don't think I shall be buying any. I have wellies for serious wet weather and gardening.
What do you wear on your feet around the house? And do you have shoes by the back door to put on for trips outside to the recycling bin?