I looked at another property, again a two-bedroom apartment. This one seems horribly overpriced compared to the previous property.
The tenant living there told me I could keep my shoes on, but it was pouring down with rain, so it didn't seem right keeping them on. She's a tenant and is moving out, so I suppose she was not terribly invested in the wood floors. She had a baby, however, which I think is a good reason in itself to insist on shoes coming off.
The estate agent kept her shoes on.