One debate that gets just as hgeated as the debate about asking people to remove shoes is the debate about Crocs.
Some people love Crocs because they are comfy. Other people despise them because they are so unstylish.
I suppose I have taken sides because I got myself a pair of Crocs recently. They really are comfy. You feel like you are not wearing shoes at all.
I think nCrocs are modernistic. They lack any unnecessart embellishments at all. Form entirely follows function.
Of course, for me the most important consideration in choosing a pair of shoes is whether they are easy to remove at the door, which Crocs certainly are!