Seriously, why no footwear, SWAT Kats?

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Seriously, why no footwear, SWAT Kats?

Postby Agracite » Sun May 14, 2017 8:21 am

Clearly the kats in this world wear some sort of footwear. The SWAT Kats do when they are working in the garage as Jake and Chance. Dr Viper I understand, he's not a kat fully anymore (and not quite right in the head). Dark Kat doesn't but his past is a mystery, maybe he's lived in a society that do not wear shoes or comes from an environment where kats didn't develop a need for them. The SWAT Kats however were raised in the same country as others and they ought to know better. Was this a character design choice? A tactical purpose? An excuse to let loose from their foot prisons?
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Re: Seriously, why no footwear, SWAT Kats?

Postby Mikazo » Sun May 14, 2017 10:19 am

This is a great question. It's enough to give you pawse, isn't it?

The only reason I can think of, in addition to (maybe?) sneaking around more easily, is to help them climb things better. In the SNES game you are frequently scaling walls. Maybe they really need that extra dexterity. Seems there would be a trade-off though, that going barefoot would be hazardous in a lot of other ways. Maybe they will reevaluate this practice at some point.

Or maybe they just want to set a trend. (Or a tread?)
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Re: Seriously, why no footwear, SWAT Kats?

Postby NeeKnight » Sun May 14, 2017 2:48 pm

My personal theory is the guys feet size make it expensive to buy shoes for... I mean compare the feet of the main guys RazDetermined TboneSmile to the feet of the female cast CalSmile or the likes of Feral FeralFrown they would need to pay out more for the materials alone.
The only times we see the guys in footwear (To my knoweledge anyway) are:
    When TBone wore his flight commander gear Turmoil gave him.
    When they were leaving the enforcers.
    The first time they set foot in the salvage yard.
Two of those, they were not the ones footing the bill.... RazEmbarrassed sorry about the pun. Of course, if the city pays for Enforcers footwear. So out of those times they wore their own shoes only the once and it could be those are their only shoes they have with their current salaries so it's likely they are just keeping those for sunday best RazSilly
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Re: Seriously, why no footwear, SWAT Kats?

Postby Cody Furlong » Mon May 15, 2017 10:13 am

My guess, is that it is so that they can retain the use of the claws in their toes. Evn without shoes, they would still have their paw pads to protect them.
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Re: Seriously, why no footwear, SWAT Kats?

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Re: Seriously, why no footwear, SWAT Kats?

Postby Cait » Mon May 15, 2017 3:12 pm

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Re: Seriously, why no footwear, SWAT Kats?

Postby Kooshmeister » Fri May 26, 2017 5:40 am

Easy. The creators are furry foot fetishists. TboneLaughCait
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Re: Seriously, why no footwear, SWAT Kats?

Postby Prettyshadowj26 » Fri May 26, 2017 9:19 am

I think The Swat Kats is too cool to wear shoe
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Re: Seriously, why no footwear, SWAT Kats?

Postby Kooshmeister » Fri May 26, 2017 7:01 pm

They wear shoes when working as mechanics, though.
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Re: Seriously, why no footwear, SWAT Kats?

Postby Felony » Sat May 27, 2017 12:02 am

Kooshmeister wrote:Easy. The creators are furry foot fetishists. TboneLaughCait


LULZ noooooo Holy kats no! XD

I don't think the practicality of them being barefoot was considered. Probably was a style choice cause they are kitties meowr and it looks cool.
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