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Why you should wear slippers at home
For those of us who have been to Asian homes in Asia or Europe or the United States, we know that Asians take off their shoes at the door and do not allow dirt from outside to enter. This is both healthy and practical, because most Asians sit on the floor. No matter what the weather is outside, whether they wear slippers, socks, or barefoot, their inside is always clean and comfortable. The custom of taking off your shoes before entering is a tradition still practiced by Asian families around the world, both modern and traditional.
How did the tradition of slippers evolve?
Old Japanese traditional houses and some other Asian houses are two feet or more above the ground. This allows for ventilation, keeping the home away from cold and humid floors, and in ancient times, modern heating systems did not provide Asians with space to heat the floor with wood or charcoal.
In Korea, the floor used to be, and some are still heated with charcoal heaters, although most have been replaced by hot water pipes under the floor, providing radiant heat. Wearing shoes instead of slippers or socks, you will not realize the benefits of keeping your feet warm. Moreover, the Chinese have been advocating the benefits of floor heating and foot massage for more than 5,000 years.
Now, it seems that people all over the world like to wear a pair of comfortable slippers at home, whether it's taking off their shoes at the door or on their favorite recliner in front of the TV.
If there is no tradition in your home of taking off your shoes and sliding your feet into comfortable slippers, start a new tradition. Prepare a pair of cool slippers for yourself and a pair for your loved one; in fact, prepare one pair for everyone in your family and one or two for your guests.