Its always easier if you wear shoes that are easy to take off and put back on with those clean socks. Back when I had a real job, I would sit at the local Thai Buddhist temple sometimes on my lunch break just to unwind and clear my head. I wore my uniform in, but my boots were a pain to remove and put back on. I started wearing my slip on sneakers to lunch and putting my boots back on when I got back to work. For what its worth they always went out of their way to make me feel at home there. I stopped by on Sundays to eat lunch with the crowd sometimes. Best Thai food in town!