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5 Health Reasons You Should Ditch Your Shoes At The Door

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In many cultures, taking your shoes off before entering someone’s home is not only common courtesy, it’s an expected social norm. Bare feet are expected, and not taking off your shoes could be considered rude or inconsiderate. In most western cultures, however, shoes on inside the home is still the norm, even though there are important reasons to consider removing them.

When you consider that the purpose of shoes is to protect your feet and keep them from getting dirty, it only makes sense that you wouldn’t need them indoors. And when you take into account all the things the bottoms of our shoes come into contact with during a normal day, the argument for ditching your shoes at the door becomes clear.