Clyde "Sweet Feet" Livingston is a famous baseball player. He also suffers from an incurable foot fungus that makes his feet smell like dead fish. Despite this, he donates an old pair of his shoes to a local homeless shelter to auction them off, even though they reek. Zero steals the shoes, though Stanley is the one convicted of the crime. Stanley idolizes Clyde Livingston and has a poster of the baseball player on his wall until it's confiscated as evidence. When Livingston testifies at Stanley's trial, he heartbreakingly calls Stanley a terrible person for stealing from homeless children. In the epilogue, Livingston and the Yelnats family presumably have made up for this, as he's the spokesperson for Stanley's father's cure for foot odor, Sploosh.
Clyde Livingston Character Timeline in Holes
The timeline below shows where the character Clyde Livingston appears in Holes. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 6
...up at Camp Green Lake. The boy doesn't believe Stanley when he says he stole Clyde Livingston 's sneakers. Stanley thinks it's funny that nobody believes anything he says about his "crime"—nobody... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 39
...Stanley something. Zero grits his teeth through the pain and tells Stanley that he stole Clyde Livingston 's shoes from the shelter. This confession seems to make Zero feel better, and Zero... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 50
...only teens in attendance. As a commercial comes on, everyone stops to watch. It shows Clyde Livingston , who's also sitting in Stanley's living room, playing baseball. He explains that his nickname... (full context)