When travelling in Buddhist countries it is helpful to have shoes that are easy to take off.
As you can see from this sign, even socks are forbidden in the temples.
Not every temple has benches to make taking off your shoes easier.
When you are seated in front of a Buddha your feet must be placed so that the bottom of the feet (the lowliest part of the body) are never facing the Buddha.
Our bare feet in a Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Al usually wore flip-flops, which are easy to take off, but as you can tell by the bandages on his feet, they are not so great for walking around. He also wore shorts, longish ones, but sometimes he was also made to wear a sarong to cover his legs.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: http://ceenphotography.com/2014/10/28/cees-fun-foto-challenge-bare-feet-andor-shoes/