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Saturday Comic

Here’s one more cartoon about kids going back to school after a summer of going barefoot. In response to last week’s cartoon, Hadashi commented:

You know the common theme I am getting with all these comics is that people actually KNOW that shoes are doing bad things to their feet, they KNOW that the shape of shoes is wrong AND that going barefoot feels much better than wearing shoes, yet in every one they still insist on shoes! And even imply that the FOOT is the problem!

Yes. They know what shoes do to feet, but conformity is more important.

This cartoon is from “All in a Lifetime” published on September 9, 1938.

All in a Lifetime, September 9, 1938

All in a Lifetime, September 9, 1938

 

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Saturday Comic

Here’s yet another look at looking for shoes after a summer of going barefooted. This is from “All in a Lifetime” and appeared on September 3 in both 1952 and 1959.

All In A Lifetime, September 3, 1952/1959

All In A Lifetime, September 3, 1952/1959

The thing is, that girl is of the age when the feet of a growing child are just naturally getting bigger, and by that I mean longer. While there might be some spreading (and muscular growth) from going barefooted, it’s really not right to blame the need for bigger shoes on going barefooted.

 

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Saturday Comic

Last weeks cartoon took a contemporary look at the “problem” of going back to school after having spent the summer barefoot. Here’s a much older cartoon doing the same thing. It’s from a feature called “All in a Lifetime” by Frank Beck and is dated September 6, 1939.

All in a Lifetime, September 6, 1939

All in a Lifetime, September 6, 1939

Well, that and the fact that those shoes probably have a very stiff sole and are not shaped very much like a human foot.

 

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Saturday Comic

Today’s cartoon is from Red and Rover, a strip set more or less in the 1960s, when a lot more kids spent their entire summers barefoot.

It appeared just this past Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

Red and Rover, August 26, 2014

Red and Rover, August 26, 2014

This was a common problem (and yes, in the comic strip, Red really has spent his entire summer barefoot). Additionally, with the reference to Hawaii, I wonder if the cartoonist sometimes listens in to barefooters’ discussions.

 

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Saturday Comic

For our comic this weekend let’s go with an old stand-by, Dennis the Menace. This one is from July 11, 2003.

Dennis the Menace, July 11, 2003

Dennis the Menace, July 11, 2003

Somehow I manage to make that decision every day . . .

 

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Saturday Comic

Our cartoon for today is from Off the Record, which was drawn by Carl Kuhn from 1935-1940, and by Ed Reed from 1946-1984. This one is from on June 3, 1968.

Off the Record, June 3, 1968

Off the Record, June 3, 1968

My only question is, if going barefoot is part of the tribe’s ways, why is the guy on the right wearing moccasins? (Actually, even moccasin-wearing tribes went barefoot a lot—why wear out a perfectly good pair of moccasins when you didn’t really need them?)

 

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Saturday Comic

Today’s comic comes from the August 28, 1957 .

Peanuts, August 28, 1957

Peanuts, August 28, 1957

It’s that time of year.

This also illustrates that everybody should walk their dogs while barefoot themselves. If it is too hot for your feet, it’s almost assuredly also too hot for your dog’s feet.

 

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