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22nd Jun '16 3:10:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** This becomes a plot point during the final arc: The denizens of Soul Society's worst districts are disappearing en masse, leaving only footprints, including some shoe prints. [[spoiler:It's revealed that people who live within Districts 50–80 are so poverty stricken, none have been known to wear shoes for 550 years. This clues in [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Lieutenant Kira]] to the fact that the conclusion villagers killed each other is wrong and that entire villages are being slaughtered by shinigami. Thanks to Kira's revelation, it's discovered that, because a huge number of hollows were annihilated by Quincies, [[MadScientist Mayuri's]] men comitted mass murder to avoid a pan-dimensional disaster that could destroy entire worlds: killing spirit-dwelling villagers counter-balanced the destroyed hollows in a case of BalancingDeathsBooks.]]

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** This becomes a plot point during the final arc: The denizens of Soul Society's worst districts are disappearing en masse, leaving only footprints, including some shoe prints. [[spoiler:It's revealed that people who live within Districts 50–80 50�80 are so poverty stricken, none have been known to wear shoes for 550 years. This clues in [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Lieutenant Kira]] to the fact that the conclusion villagers killed each other is wrong and that entire villages are being slaughtered by shinigami. Thanks to Kira's revelation, it's discovered that, because a huge number of hollows were annihilated by Quincies, [[MadScientist Mayuri's]] men comitted mass murder to avoid a pan-dimensional disaster that could destroy entire worlds: killing spirit-dwelling villagers counter-balanced the destroyed hollows in a case of BalancingDeathsBooks.]] ]]



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* In {{Creator/Disney}}'s ''Disney/RobinHood'', the rabbit family exemplify both this trope and the BarefootCartoonAnimal.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': The titular character, being a poor thief, is barefoot until he becomes a prince.

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* In {{Creator/Disney}}'s ''Disney/RobinHood'', the rabbit family exemplify both this trope and the BarefootCartoonAnimal.
BarefootCartoonAnimal.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': The titular character, being a poor thief, is barefoot until he becomes a prince.



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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', the protagonist's family is relatively well off for a farmer family and can afford shoes. However, the palace beauticians complain that going barefoot when he was younger gave Jerin callouses on his feet.

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', the protagonist's family is relatively well off for a farmer family and can afford shoes. However, the palace beauticians complain that going barefoot when he was younger gave Jerin callouses on his feet.



* In the Israeli short story ''Images from Elementary''[[note]]‘Elementary’ here means ‘1st through 8th grades’[[/note]], which takes place in the early years of Israel, the protagonist, a Jewish immigrant from Syria, protests his teacher saying (with some racist undertones) that Egyptian farmers don’t wear shoes because of this, explaining that while they are in fact poor, the real reason they don’t wear shoes is that [[DoesNotLikeShoes they find shoes restricting and uncomfortable]]. He continues and argues that (predominantly [[AllJewsAreAshkenazi Ashkenazi]]) ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibbutz kibbutzniks]]'' don’t usually wear shoes either, and asks his teacher if it means they’re poor too. The teacher, faced with the intense fervour he argued with, backs down and tells the protagonist, ‘You win. You win!’

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* In ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'', many Dogpatch residents seem too poor to afford shoes. Daisy Mae is almost always barefoot.

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* In the Israeli short story ''Images from Elementary''[[note]]‘Elementary’ Elementary''[[note]]�Elementary� here means ‘1st �1st through 8th grades’[[/note]], grades�[[/note]], which takes place in the early years of Israel, the protagonist, a Jewish immigrant from Syria, protests his teacher saying (with some racist undertones) that Egyptian farmers don’t don�t wear shoes because of this, explaining that while they are in fact poor, the real reason they don’t don�t wear shoes is that [[DoesNotLikeShoes they find shoes restricting and uncomfortable]]. He continues and argues that (predominantly [[AllJewsAreAshkenazi Ashkenazi]]) ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibbutz kibbutzniks]]'' don’t don�t usually wear shoes either, and asks his teacher if it means they’re they�re poor too. The teacher, faced with the intense fervour he argued with, backs down and tells the protagonist, ‘You �You win. You win!’

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* In ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'', many Dogpatch residents seem too poor to afford shoes. Daisy Mae is almost always barefoot.

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* Katia Managan from ''Webcomic/{{Prequel}}'' starts out barefoot and without a single Septim to her name. Most of her outfits have been supplied to her by others, not purchased herself, and they don't always include boots. Factor in how often she loses all the clothes off her back, and she ends up spending most of the comic barefoot. Like the rabbit family from ''Disney/RobinHood'', she combines this trope with BarefootCartoonAnimal.

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* Katia Managan from ''Webcomic/{{Prequel}}'' starts out barefoot and without a single Septim to her name. Most of her outfits have been supplied to her by others, not purchased herself, and they don't always include boots. Factor in how often she loses all the clothes off her back, and she ends up spending most of the comic barefoot. Like the rabbit family from ''Disney/RobinHood'', she combines this trope with BarefootCartoonAnimal.

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21st Jun '16 11:41:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in TheTalmud (Shabbat 129a): "A person should sell the roof beams of his house to buy shoes for his feet." In traditional Jewish law, going shoeless, even indoors, is considered undignified; it's permissible only on major fast days and when in mourning.

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in TheTalmud Literature/TheTalmud (Shabbat 129a): "A person should sell the roof beams of his house to buy shoes for his feet." In traditional Jewish law, going shoeless, even indoors, is considered undignified; it's permissible only on major fast days and when in mourning.
7th Apr '16 4:15:09 PM eroock
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DoesNotLikeShoes may be a result of this if the character manages to get out of their poverty. A SisterTrope to BankruptcyBarrel.

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DoesNotLikeShoes may be a result of this if the character manages to get out of their poverty. A SisterTrope to BankruptcyBarrel. Compare EarthyBarefootCharacter.
17th Mar '16 12:49:36 PM eroock
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A character appears barefoot as a sign of their poverty. Usually, the camera will linger on their feet to emphasize the lack of shoes. Bonus points if they are shown walking in the snow and shivering from the cold. A common variation includes a shot of them looking at a pair of NiceShoes with longing. Often used to make the character seem like [[TheWoobie a woobie.]]

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A character appears barefoot as a sign of their poverty. Usually, the camera will linger on their feet to emphasize the lack of shoes. Bonus points if they are shown walking in the snow and shivering from the cold. A common variation includes a shot of them looking at a pair of NiceShoes with longing. Often used to make the character seem like [[TheWoobie a woobie.]]
13th Dec '15 9:24:09 PM Pichu-kun
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* {{Invoked}} in ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin''. Hatchin briefly does a self-imposed version of this in "Like a Frantic Pinball," when she refuses to wear a pair of stolen shoes until she can properly pay for them.
28th Nov '15 5:37:42 PM MsChibi
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* Subverted by L from ''Manga/DeathNote''. L doesn't normally wear shoes unless he's outdoors, in which case he'll wear a pair of beat-up old sneakers. (Untied, of course, to be removed at a moment's notice.) Everyone at To-Oh University thinks L is just a poor student who's there on a scholarship...but it turns out L is neither a student nor poor. (On the contrary, he's a member of the FictionFiveHundred.) [[TheHedonist L]] just DoesNotLikeShoes.

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* Subverted by L from ''Manga/DeathNote''. L doesn't normally wear shoes unless he's outdoors, in which case he'll wear a pair of beat-up old sneakers. (Untied, of course, to be removed at a moment's notice.) Everyone at To-Oh University thinks L is just a poor student who's there on a scholarship...[[ScholarshipStudent scholarship]]...but it turns out L is neither a student nor poor. (On the contrary, he's a member of the FictionFiveHundred.) [[TheHedonist L]] just DoesNotLikeShoes.
28th Nov '15 5:37:02 PM MsChibi
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* Subverted by L from ''Manga/DeathNote''. L doesn't normally wear shoes unless he's outdoors, in which case he'll wear a pair of beat-up old sneakers. (Untied, of course, to be removed at a moment's notice.) Everyone at To-Oh University thinks L is just a poor student who's there on a scholarship...but it turns out L is neither a student nor poor. (On the contrary, he's a member of the FictionFiveHundred.) [[TheHedonist L]] just DoesNotLikeShoes.
14th May '15 1:54:25 AM Adept
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* EnidBlyton's ''Literature/TheCastleOfAdventure'' features a poor village girl who never wears shoes. Gifted her first pair, she keeps them, delighted - and wears them around her neck.

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* EnidBlyton's Creator/EnidBlyton's ''Literature/TheCastleOfAdventure'' features a poor village girl who never wears shoes. Gifted her first pair, she keeps them, delighted - and wears them around her neck.
26th Apr '15 2:15:14 PM ultimomant
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* ''TotallySpies'' has a briefly downplayed moment of this trope mixed with a possible FetishRetardant in ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext Evil GLADIS, MUCH?]]'' when [[spoiler: Mandy is sitting with bare feet on the sidewalk [[AlasPoorVillain because her mother took her shoes away from her.]]]] Sam's MindScrew comment aside[[note]]she says that it's 87 degrees while it's snowing[[/note]], [[spoiler: it's hard not to feel sorry despite her usual QueenBee status, so [[LovableLibby Clover]] decides to give her the boots [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext that she stole from a stranger]] before [[TractoExCulo pulling out a]] ''[[KickTheDog better]]'' [[AllWomenLoveShoes pair out of her shopping bag]].]]

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* ''TotallySpies'' ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' has a briefly downplayed moment of this trope mixed with a possible FetishRetardant in ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext Evil GLADIS, MUCH?]]'' when [[spoiler: Mandy is sitting with bare feet on the sidewalk [[AlasPoorVillain because her mother took her shoes away from her.]]]] Sam's MindScrew comment aside[[note]]she says that it's 87 degrees while it's snowing[[/note]], [[spoiler: it's hard not to feel sorry despite her usual QueenBee status, so [[LovableLibby Clover]] decides to give her the boots [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext that she stole from a stranger]] before [[TractoExCulo pulling out a]] ''[[KickTheDog better]]'' [[AllWomenLoveShoes pair out of her shopping bag]].]]




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* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': In the "Book Of Ages" arc, after Shendu rewrites history so the demons rule the Earth, Viper goes from a posh, ClassyCatBurglar to a barefoot, in rags slavegirl.
27th Mar '15 7:17:28 PM WillKeaton
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* Several illustrations of ''Literature/LesMiserables'' feature this trope, including the most famous one [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/Ebcosette.jpg/250px-Ebcosette.jpg centering on Cosette]]. Which is actually a mistake: in the book, emphasis is put on the fact that Cosette has no socks even in Winter, but she does wear clogs. However, her mother Fantine ''was'' found wandering barefoot in the streets as a child.

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* Several illustrations of ''Literature/LesMiserables'' feature this trope, including the most famous one [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/Ebcosette.jpg/250px-Ebcosette.jpg centering on Cosette]]. Cosette.]] Which is actually a mistake: in the book, emphasis is put on the fact that Cosette has no socks even in Winter, but she does wear clogs. However, her mother Fantine ''was'' found wandering barefoot in the streets as a child.
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