We got new slippers to wear at work , It was getting embarrassing how bad the old ones got, being taped together and all. I can only wonder what the fancy Apgujeong parents thought when given taped up raggedy slippers when they visited.
The stairs at my school have been altered slightly so that the steps are a little shorter. Even so, the baby class (Korean age 4) has a hard time going up and down. Maybe that’s because they are only 2/3 years old and aren’t all that stable even on flat ground. There are little footprints to show the children which side to go up or down on.