Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Home: shoe-free or not?

Happy Home: shoe-free or not?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I love your blog and really support your view of shoes off in the house.

I do it all the time.

However, to be honest I extend it a bit and tend to remove my shoes in other places as well, such as friends houses, cinema and work.

I work in a travel agents in Mid wales and in work change into a pair of navy silk mule slippers, which match my uniform, rather than wearing formal shoes all day.

I leave home and 8.15 in the morning and don't get back until about 6.15 in the evening. It is more comfy to wear slippers all day rather than wearing heels for 10 hours a day.

God I sound old and I'm only 26!!

To be honest, and I know this probably sounds weird, but I feel more feminine and more of a lady if I am in slippers or stockinged feet rather than shoes!!

Zoe.

Celestial Fundy said...

Zoe, thanks for the encouraging comment.

Cinema- yes, if you are watching a long film, taking shoes off is more comfy. And if you have to go to the toilet it is thoughtful to take your shoes off, though you might have to brave a disgusting cinema floor.

Don't feel old wearing slippers. And with the TUC talking about banning heels in the workplace, you have made a very relevant point!

I don't see going shoeless as either masculine of feminine; the ancient greeks would have seen going barefoot as very manly.

I do notice that men rarely remove their shoes in offices, but it does not stop me doing so.

God bless

Matthew

Anonymous said...

Hi Matthew,

Thanks for replying to my post.

What do you mean about cinema toilets? - I must admit I would probably slip my shoes back on if I had to use the toilet, (don't really like the idea of walking around a public toilet in stockinged or socked feet!!).

I don't really agree with the TUC thing though. I do like wearing heels, but not indoors, and as long as the flor is clean indoors I would rather go shoeless.

In work I just find slipeprs more comfy and practical than wearing heels all day.

Zoe.

Celestial Fundy said...

I don't mean in the toilets, I mean if you have to go past the audience while the film is showing. Its distracting if people are going down the ailses in noisy footwear.

I think banning heels is rather far-fetched, but it is unfair that some workplaces pressurise female employees to wear heels that are unhealthy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Matthew,

Thanks for your last post, and sorry about the delay in replying!

I see what you mean now about cinemas. To be honest when I am out somewhere like cinema, theatre or resturant as soon as I am through the entrance I slip off my shoes and either carry them or put them in a bag!! I then tend to leave them off until I leave, but would propably slip them on to use the loo.

Also, thank you for your kind remarks about my wearing slippers in work. Myt ex-boyfriend was always compalaining about it and saying it was un-professional, but my boss does'nt mind and as I mentioned before I can't stand the idea of wearing formal shoes all day.

Hope you are keeping well?

Zoe.

Celestial Fundy said...

Well enough, thankyou, Zoe.