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Danger Magnet

Why do so many stories regarding bare feet make so little sense. It’s as if their presence make people forget about logic.

Our story today comes from Singapore.

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Ye Olde Schoolhouse

There was a feature in the Columbia Missourian back in 2009 about a field trip a local fifth grade made to a (replica) one-room schoolhouse. According to 11-year-old Amanda McDonald, the best part was

“We get to going barefoot.”

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More from Albuquerque

In one of the comments to When NSNSNS Came to Albuquerque, it was asked whether the anti-barefoot attitude of the restaurants were already established before the NSNSNS signs appeared.

We can answer that.

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When NSNSNS Came to Albuquerque

It’s always interesting (in a pathetic sort of way) to explore the origins of the dreaded “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service” signs.

Here’s an article from the summer of 1977 from Albuquerque.

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Dangerous

Here’s another one of those delightful articles from yesteryear, designed to demonize bare feet.

It’s from 1959.

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Burien, WA Bans Bare Feet

Burien, WA is a suburb of Seattle. In August they passed an ordinance that essentially bans people from any conduct that is “dangerous, unsafe, illegal, or unreasonably disruptive” on all city property, both indoors and outdoors.

And they consider bare feet to be “unreasonably disruptive”.

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Bare Feet Free The Soul

Here’s another one of those articles about bare feet that appeared during the Vietnam War. It’s written by Ward Cannel, who had a regular newspaper column. It appeared in the summer of 1967.

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