Americans, do you wear shoes in the house?

Okay so I'm Canadian and we always take off our shoes when we come inside, even if we've just met the home owner, its considered polite because you aren't tracking dirt on their floors. so I went to visit some relatives in Florida recently and I was really surprised when nobody took off their shoes,... show more Okay so I'm Canadian and we always take off our shoes when we come inside, even if we've just met the home owner, its considered polite because you aren't tracking dirt on their floors. so I went to visit some relatives in Florida recently and I was really surprised when nobody took off their shoes, they just walked all through their house in the same shoes. This really doesn't make sense to me, it just seems like you'd be getting your floors dirty all the time, especially on carpet. I'm looking for lots of opinions, if you do or do not take off your shoes tell me why :)
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