When I was 18, I got into Norweygian Black Metal and loved it. Since then, I have been of the opinion that Scandinavians make the best extreme heavy metal. My CD collection also contains bands from Sweden and Finland.
It was not until several years after I got so into Norweygian Black Metal that I discovered that shoes-off was the norm in Scandinavian homes. This was actually not long after my parents had moved into a house with a cream carpet and I had come to the conclusion that removing shoes at the door was quite a good idea.
It is good to have my concern for floor cleanliness in harmony with my music tastes. This is my favorite Black Metal song.