I'm with ya on this George. I absolutely take my shows off. Even when they politely say "oh no don't worry about your shoes" I say "oh yes, I never walk into someone's house with these on". I take them off in my own house why not someone else's much nicer and cleaner house?Yes initially, since there is snow, mud, slush etc.
After drop-cloths are down shoes go back on as we go on ladders,
move furniture etc.
I will agree with that statement - up until I begin working. I'll do what is reasonable to respect their wishes and their home but won't sacrifice my safety for their floor.You have to remove your shoes in someone else's home, if requested. Otherwise, you're no different then a dog scooting its ass across their floor.