Yuck. We're more than a little repulsed by what we just read on Danny Seo's blog. He says, Apparently, shoes drag in around 80% of outside dirt and toxic metals they pick-up. In major cities, shoes can even drag lead into your house.
For at least a couple of years, we've taken off our shoes as soon as we entered our home -- actually, during the summertime, we kick off our flip-flops and leave 'em outside. We knew about the dirt, but the toxic metals? Definitely a good reason to go shoeless indoors.
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Image: Horizontal Shoe Rack at DWR