The Gross Reason You Should Always Take Your Shoes Off As Soon As You Get Home

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For many people, keeping your shoes on in the comfort of your own home comes down to personal preference. However, there are legitimate reasons as to why footwear should be kept to outside use at all costs. And the majority of the arguments for removing them are completely disgusting.

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When it comes to taking your shoes off in your home or somebody else’s, many of us have very specific rules. And while some see it as common courtesy to remove footwear, others might shudder at the mere thought of revealing their feet in front of other people.

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Meanwhile, those in favor of removing footwear when stepping into a house often cite hygiene issues as their main concern. After all, we spend our days treading on dirty sidewalks that can be covered in all manner of noxious nasties. And for some, the thought of dragging them into the safe haven of someone’s home is almost too much bear.

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