I was wondering if people take their shoes off inside their home. I thought about this because I had a friend visit me at my apartment and he asked if he should take off his shoes because he saw me doing that as soon as I got in the apartment (I had to go outside to let him in since it's a gated apartment complex). Anyways while thinking about that, I vaguely remember hearing or reading something about how Americans generally don't take off their shoes in the house while people in other countries do. I always take off my shoes when in my apartment or visiting someones house. However, when I was still living at my parents house I varied between having my shoes off and on.