infusion’s eco toes were featured on Apartment Therapy Re-Nest this week! Check out this little article about why to wear house shoes (or at least why not to wear your shoes in the house). I couldn’t agree more with what Angie had to say.
So why don’t we wear shoes in our house?
We think of our home as a sanctuary; a clean, pure, comfortable space that nurtures us and relaxes us. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all perfectly tidy in here all the time. And being that this is the home of a full time seamstress and of people who LOVE wool, it is not uncommon to find herds of dust bunnies (do bunnies travel in herds?). But they are clean bunnies! Anyway, it is comforting to know that we don’t have to worry about the things we may have tracked in, and dragged throughout our home.
There are so many possibilities of what those things may be, that it would be impossible to count… Like the loogie you might have stepped on at the park, or the trace of dog poo that you may have picked up off the thrift store floor from some OTHER person’s shoe, or the traffic grime on the street you walked down, or that bit of oil that had dribbled on the driveway, or the herbicides from the landscaping in front of that restaurant you admired… You get my drift, I’m sure. Not trying to gross anyone out (well, okay yes I am), it’s just that in reality, it really is pretty gross what ends up on the bottom of our shoes. Gotta draw the line somewhere, and for me it is at the front door. I can’t even imagine wearing shoes in our house ever again.
So while house shoes aren’t a necessity (barefoot is fun too), limiting our exposure to toxins, and other things which may compromise our health and well being, is really important to me, if for no other reason than the peace of mind it brings.
Do you wear shoes at home? ( If you do, did I just gross you out? )