Wow, I'm getting a lot of Russian visitors, or else one Russian reader whose spending a lot of time viewing this blog.
Any Russian readers care to comment? I suppose with Russians I'm preaching to the converted.
This blog recommends that you adopt a shoes-off policy in your home, not just for family but also for guests and other visitors. Socks, slippers and bare feet are fine indoors, but not shoes. Just say NO to shoes in your house!