I like to look at the cultural phenomena that is Superman.

He started out as a sort of reverse Flash Gordon character, dressed in a circus strongman outfit.  That was high concept back in the 30s.

And we’ve spent a lot of the intervening time trying to keep him relevant by writing and re-writing the minutiae of him…

and trying to think up a good reason that he was still wearing a circus strongman outfit from the 30’s.


Big… Red… Boots.

Kinda weird, but we’re used to seeing them, so… he wears them.