I take off my shoes.
I really, really dislike wearing shoes.
And I’m not a fan of wearing socks either unless the house is really cold.
So, one of the first things I do when I get in the house is kick off my shoes and take off my socks.
I’m not quite sure why I hate shoes as much as I do; it’s probably a combination of things.
For starters, I have feet that are hard to put into shoes. I have thick ankles, a very wide toe box, and an extremely high arch (I can slide four fingers underneath my foot when I’m standing barefoot on a hard floor).
These foot features all work fine when I’m not wearing shoes, but they present a whole lot of fit problems when I try to buy shoes.
Also, I tend to run on the hot side of things, and having shoes and socks on makes me feel extra hot. I like to feel the air on my feet!
Lastly, I might just be really used to going barefoot. Except for kindergarten, I was homeschooled until I graduated from high school, and since I was home, I didn’t have to wear shoes.
This pattern has continued into adulthood because except for a year and a half when I worked for Nordstrom, I’ve been shoe-lessly self-employed.
Of course, homeschooling moms don’t have to wear shoes either, so that’s more barefoot time for me.
To me, shoes mean, “I’m about to leave the house and go somewhere.”, so I never, ever feel comfy at home unless I’m barefoot.