On second thought, I’m going to call in the footer nav using a static set of ids.
Footer nav links don’t change too often. So this should be acceptable.

I’m going to use this as a static section.

It won’t show up on the main navs.

But it will allow me to populate the footer nav.

If my suspicions are correct, any children of this will also be hidden from the nav… BUT will still be live static pages.