Shoes — 5 Comments

  1. We always ask the host if they want us to take off our shoes regard­less of the time of year. We usu­al­ly bring our own slip­pers, which seems geeky but we hate hav­ing cold feet. Our guests usu­al­ly ask if they should take off their shoes. If is is wet or snowy we say yes.

  2. Julie, thanks for com­ment­ing here. There’s a live­ly con­ver­sa­tion hap­pen­ing on Nextdoor​.com where I linked this blog post; and a small­er-scale one among my Face­book friends. I'm get­ting it that a lot of Min­nesotans just auto­mat­i­cal­ly bring along slip­pers or slip­per-socks when vis­it­ing; and some sug­gest to their out-of-area guests that it’s a good idea to do so.

  3. I've nev­er run into any­one bring­ing slip­per­s/s­lip­per-socks to my house. Most of my bud­dies just auto­mat­i­cal­ly ask, I say yes. I take off my own shoes unless I'm only run­ning in for a sec­ond. I'm pret­ty sure most Min­nesotans own slip­pers and it's not weird to wear them at like 3 pm, but not at some­one else's house. You may be con­fus­ing Birken­stock shoes for slip­pers, a kind of clog mys­te­ri­ous­ly always worn with long socks over yoga pants for the teenaged girl in her nat­ur­al habi­tat. Just kid­ding- what is the deal with socks and san­dals nowa­days, though? Guys and girls.

  4. I grew up in Erie, PA and my mom always insist­ed on remov­ing shoes indoors. She grew up in Steubenville, OH. I nev­er once thought it weird to remove shoes hav­ing lived in MN now for 15 years and hav­ing vis­it­ed Min­neso­ta for over 35. It's a habit and a good one. As an inte­ri­or design­er, I am in people's homes often and I will always remove shoes, no mat­ter the season.

  5. Every­one, if you find your­self in need of an inte­ri­or dec­o­ra­tor, con­tact me and I'll put you in touch with Brian.

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