It's a Hawaiian Custom
Here in Hawaii it's customary to remove your shoes before entering someone's home. It's a tradition that came with the Japanese immigrants, and it totally caught on. It is considered very rude to leave your shoes on, unless your host tells you "no need". Hey, most people wear "slippahs" anyway.
Even when I take clients out looking at homes and condos for sale, we are expected to take off our shoes. Keep this in mind when you're on Maui and want to see some properties with your Realtor. Wear some shoes that are easy to slip on and off.
When we travel back to the mainland it's always a little shocking to me to see people just walking right into homes with their boots and shoes on.... what's wrong with those people... haha.
How about you? Do you take your shoes off when you get home?
Do you expect others to do the same?
Many homes will have a place to keep the shoes, right by the door. You know you're at a good party when there are so many shoes outside, you have to step over them all to get inside. And don't leave with a better pair than you came with... it happens you know!
If you're curious about what's for sale on Maui, check out www.eastmaui.com to search the active MLS listings. No registration required, and you can keep your shoes on.
Aloha and have fun looking at properties on Maui! Georgina M Hunter R(S) e-Pro
Remember to call me when buying or selling property on Maui. (808) 283-0635