The assistant principal made my 15 y/o take the his boat shoes (nice Sperry Top-Siders) off, because she said that they were in violation of the school's dress code. Hacving not wore socks with them, so he had to spend the rest of the day, actually barefoot. His feet were clean *before* they took his shoes, but he was later embarrassed over some of the other kids laughing about how dirty the bottom of his feet were (his soles were black) as a result of having to go barefoot. Some other boys would not quit grabbing his feet and holding them up to show everyone how dirty his soles were, and saying that he had "girl feet." I didn't even know that the shoes were against the dress code or that he had been in trouble for wearing them before, until I called the school. My sister said she would be really upset about it, and thinks I should be too. They assigned him detention, but I was glad that was all. Is this something I should be upset about? Am I not showing support for my son if I don't?