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18th Feb '17 11:54:22 AM TheCuza
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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', Shaundi hands the Boss a broken lightbulb filled with loa dust and asks him/her to smoke it.\\
-->'''Boss:''' Ever heard of a pipe?\\
'''Shaundi:''' Pipes cost money. Money that could be used for drugs or shoes.
16th Feb '17 12:44:07 PM Overfiend
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* When you strip away everything else from "The Wizard of Oz", it all boils down to two women fighting over a pair of shoes.
20th Jan '17 2:10:34 PM MarkLungo
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* ''VickiFox'' apparently owns several pairs of shoes, [[http://vickifox.com/Comics/index.php?16 but]]...

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* ''VickiFox'' apparently owns several pairs of shoes, {{Lampshaded}} and parodied in [[http://vickifox.com/Comics/index.php?16 but]]...com/comic/strip?id=016 this strip]] from ''Webcomic/TheWorldOfVickiFox''. Vicki and her friend Meredith Skunk are {{Barefoot Cartoon Animal}}s, but they enjoy shopping for shoes anyway.
2nd Jan '17 11:25:15 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]'': Tiza owns many more pairs of shoes than she truly needs. She insists they all have practical, mercenary, purposes. Kasile turns her from hostile to friendly by complimenting her shoes.
* Averted for Katniss Everdeen from ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. For all the detail in which she describes her various dresses, outfits, and hair styles, her shoes usually only get a cursory mention, if that. Well, except for her favorite hunting boots.

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* ''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]'': *''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Tiza owns many more pairs of shoes than she truly needs. She insists they all have practical, mercenary, purposes. Kasile turns her from hostile to friendly by complimenting her shoes.
* Averted for Katniss Everdeen from ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. For all the detail in which she describes her various dresses, outfits, and hair styles, her shoes usually only get a cursory mention, if that. Well, except Except for her favorite hunting boots.
2nd Jan '17 11:23:55 AM ChaoticNovelist
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In the world of fiction, nearly all women adore shoes. Not only that, they judge people by the shoes they wear, have whole closets full of them, know every single designer, and no matter how expensive or painful to wear, they simply ''must'' have the latest styles for the season. Don't question this; this is simply one of those WomensMysteries that men will never understand.

For some reason, whenever a woman's massive shoe collection is shown onscreen, they are always high heels like in the picture, as if a woman would never own one or more pairs of sneakers, flip-flops, ballet flats, or anything else without heels. It's probably just that high heels drive home the femininity of this trope (compare, on this point, MarsAndVenusGenderContrast). Alternately, it may be because heels tend to be more glamorous, leading to at least a few impulse buys.

There's also the fact that women's fashion is considerably more complex than men's. A man can do just fine with a single pair of dark dress shoes and a pair or two of casual sneakers; anything more is at his discretion. For a woman, a dress or skirt shorter than ankle length needs matching footwear or else the visual elements will clash. And when that dress can be just one of a huge range of styles and colors, this demands a wide range of footwear options to go with them. And she would still need sneakers for physical activity, sandals or flats for leisure, etc. Put simply, women's fashion needs more shoe options.

Of course plenty of women are not that interested in fashion, or otherwise dress to let them roll around in a few cute but comfy shoes most of the time. Unfortunately, any woman in fiction not interested in owning three dozen pairs of shoes is painted as a {{tomboy}} regardless of her reasoning.

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In the world of fiction, nearly all women adore shoes. Not only that, they judge people by the shoes they wear, have whole closets full of them, know every single designer, and no matter how expensive or painful to wear, they simply ''must'' have the latest styles for the season. Don't question this; this is simply one of those WomensMysteries that men will never understand.

For some reason, whenever a woman's massive shoe collection is shown onscreen, they are always high heels like in the picture, as if a woman would never own one or more pairs of sneakers, flip-flops, ballet flats, or anything else without heels. It's probably just that high heels drive home the femininity of this trope (compare, on this point, MarsAndVenusGenderContrast). Alternately, it may be because heels tend to be more glamorous, leading to at least a few impulse buys.

buys.

There's also the fact that women's fashion is considerably more complex than men's. A man can do just fine with a single pair of dark dress shoes and a pair or two of casual sneakers; anything more is at his discretion. For a woman, a dress or skirt shorter than ankle length needs matching footwear or else the visual elements will clash. And when When that dress can be just one of a huge range of styles and colors, this demands a wide range of footwear options to go with them. And Even after all this, she would still need sneakers for physical activity, sandals or flats for leisure, etc. Put simply, women's fashion needs more shoe options.

Of course plenty of women are not that interested in fashion, or otherwise dress to let them roll around in a few cute but comfy shoes most of the time. Unfortunately, any woman in fiction not interested in owning three dozen pairs of shoes is painted as a {{tomboy}} regardless of her reasoning.
reasoning. For a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak, expect to instead find lots of boots, sneakers, track spikes etc.



Is, naturally, a DoubleStandard, but it has become so pervasive that few try to question it. It is an odd fact that, on the basis of evidence garnered for the EatingShoes page, most women would apparently prefer to starve than go to this horrifying extreme, however hungry they were.

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Is, This trope is, naturally, a DoubleStandard, but it has become so pervasive that few try to question it. It is an odd fact that, on the basis of evidence garnered for the EatingShoes page, most women would apparently prefer to starve than go to this horrifying extreme, however hungry they were.



* Averted in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' with Yukari's mother Yoshiko, who, in the fifth OVA, is said to have told her, in response to her collecting military footwear, that as you only have one pair of feet, you only need one pair of shoes.

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* Averted in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' with Yukari's mother Yoshiko, who, in Yoshiko. In the fifth OVA, she is said to have told her, in response to her collecting military footwear, that as you only have one pair of feet, you only need one pair of shoes.



* ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' made Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik household names. Carrie was shown to be in deep debt because of her collection of hundreds of shoes costing several hundred bucks a pop, and in one episode Charlotte came across a shoe salesman with a foot fetish who loved her feet so much he gave her these fancy sandals for free. And many, many references to shoes being this kind of holy sacrament throughout the show's run.

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* ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' made Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik household names. Carrie was shown to be in deep debt because of her collection of hundreds of shoes costing several hundred bucks a pop, and in one episode Charlotte came across a shoe salesman with a foot fetish who loved her feet so much he gave her these fancy sandals for free. And There are many, many references to shoes being this kind of holy sacrament throughout the show's run.



** The trope is somewhat deconstructed, though:



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer:'' At least Buffy and Cordelia have one thing in common.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer:'' ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer:''
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At least Buffy and Cordelia have one thing in common.



* Half of an entire scene in the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode ''Billy'' (an episode about misogyny, domestic violence and women being victimized) is devoted to Cordelia and Lilah bantering about shoes.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''
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Half of an entire scene in the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode ''Billy'' (an episode about misogyny, domestic violence and women being victimized) is devoted to Cordelia and Lilah bantering about shoes.



* Lily from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is a subversion of this trope. She loves shoes but unlike the usual examples, she only likes boots, no high heels.
** [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece Unintentional late 00s period piece]]?

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* Lily from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is a subversion of this trope. She loves shoes but unlike the usual examples, she only likes boots, no high heels.
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heels. [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece Unintentional late 00s period piece]]?
5th Dec '16 6:15:18 PM lempamo
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-->'''Woman:''' This place has shoes! I love shoes! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Oh. My. God.]] Shopping! Shopping! Shopping! Shopping! Shopping!

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-->'''Woman:''' -->'''A Woman:''' This place has shoes! I love shoes! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Oh. My. God.]] Shopping! Shopping! Shopping! Shopping! Shopping!
5th Dec '16 4:11:56 PM lempamo
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** Gendeflipped with Zevran, who gushes a fair bit about these fabulous boots, although maybe that's more to do with his leather fetish.

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** Gendeflipped Genderflipped with Zevran, who gushes a fair bit about these fabulous boots, although maybe that's more to do with his leather fetish.


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* The woman quoted in ''Videogame/TheStanleyParable'' Raphael Trailer by the Narrator.
-->'''Woman:''' This place has shoes! I love shoes! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Oh. My. God.]] Shopping! Shopping! Shopping! Shopping! Shopping!
17th Oct '16 2:53:43 PM AgProv
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Is, naturally, a DoubleStandard, but it has become so pervasive that few try to question it.

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Is, naturally, a DoubleStandard, but it has become so pervasive that few try to question it.
it. It is an odd fact that, on the basis of evidence garnered for the EatingShoes page, most women would apparently prefer to starve than go to this horrifying extreme, however hungry they were.
18th Sep '16 1:00:07 PM nombretomado
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* Veronica from the ''ArchieComics'' buys a lot of shoes.

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* Veronica from the ''ArchieComics'' ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' buys a lot of shoes.



* In an early ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' comic, Buffy's deadbeat dad rants about all the things he hates about living in a house full of women. The list is long, but he [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment mentions shoes twice]]. When Buffy points this out, he replies, "You have twice as many shoes as you need!"

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* In an early ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' comic, Buffy's deadbeat dad rants about all the things he hates about living in a house full of women. The list is long, but he [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment mentions shoes twice]]. When Buffy points this out, he replies, "You have twice as many shoes as you need!"
13th Jul '16 1:05:09 AM MorgenReiter
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There's also the fact that women's fashion is considerably more complex than men's. A man can do just fine with a single pair of dark dress shoes and a pair or two of casual sneakers; anything more is at his discretion. For a woman, a dress or skirt shorter then ankle length needs matching footwear or else the visual elements will clash. And when that dress can be just one of a huge range of styles and colors, this demands a wide range of footwear options to go with them. And she would still need sneakers for physical activity, sandals or flats for leisure, etc. Put simply, women's fashion needs more shoe options.

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There's also the fact that women's fashion is considerably more complex than men's. A man can do just fine with a single pair of dark dress shoes and a pair or two of casual sneakers; anything more is at his discretion. For a woman, a dress or skirt shorter then than ankle length needs matching footwear or else the visual elements will clash. And when that dress can be just one of a huge range of styles and colors, this demands a wide range of footwear options to go with them. And she would still need sneakers for physical activity, sandals or flats for leisure, etc. Put simply, women's fashion needs more shoe options.
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