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.