Should we take off shoes inside the house?Japan is the most famous country with the tradition of taking off shoes while entering the house which has extended to even restaurants, working places and schools. China, Korea and Taiwan also have such traditions. Also, in most parts of India, this tradition is observed though it is now waning gradually.
Scientific studies have proved that we carry all sort of germs inside house by not removing shoes at the doorstep. The next best alternative may be to thoroughly wipe the shoes on the doormat kept near entrance for the purpose.
Should we take off shoes inside the house?