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I am often amused about the way that some barefooters will see a commercial that includes bare feet for some reason and then try so hard to interpret that as some sort of increased acceptance of bare feet, or that the ad writer is conveying how freeing going barefoot is.

I suspect it is just some sort of bareidolia.*

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A Levi’s Advertisement

When I was doing the research for my articles on Ellen Tilton Holmsen, I happened upon what I thought was an interesting advertisement for Levi’s Jeans.

Let me set the scene.

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Two Commercials

Here are two fairly recent commercials that feature bare feet, in one way or another.

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Did you know that there used to be a “National Barefoot Freedom Week”? It was officially designated for the years 1959 through 1966, inclusive, and, from what I can tell, ran from the Saturday through Saturday that included October 1st.

But before you read further, you need to lower the gain on your irony meters.

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Allstate: Risk is Good

There is a new Allstate commercial out that is just extraordinary.

Let’s take a look.

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