Nepal is one of those countries where you put on and take of your shoes many times each day, because you don’t wear shoes inside that have been outside. No wonder many people choose shoes or slipper that are easy to get in to or take off. You’ll recognize a Hindu household from the many shoes outside the door and the many slippers in the hallway.
Skin and foot care over here are very important. People (and especially children) spend a lot of time out site, the roads are mostly unpaved, rough and full of obstacles, holes and stones. So its very easy to damage your skin and feet. Therefore they really hammer on the fact you should not walk bare feet, either in or outside. A pair of good slippers are a small thing to do in support of the battle for healthy feet.