There are a number of reasons why people should wipe their feet before entering a house.

Firstly, they do this because it is polite and it shows respect to remove any dust or dirt that may be clinging to your footwear, therefore avoiding soiling the home owner’s carpets.

In addition, in some cultures like China and areas of Asia, it is customary not only to wipe your feet, but also to remove your shoes.

Macauley, Charlotte A

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