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17th Jun '16 9:14:18 AM Morgenthaler
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Not to be confused with [[KnifeNut a combat stiletto]]. See RuleOfSexy, ImpossiblyCoolClothes and TheseTropesAreMadeForWalking. Compare KickChick and WithMyHandsTied, as this trope may sometimes be used together with the said two.

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Not to be confused with [[KnifeNut a combat stiletto]].stiletto]], nor [[ShoeSlap shoes being directly used as weapons]]. See RuleOfSexy, ImpossiblyCoolClothes and TheseTropesAreMadeForWalking. Compare KickChick and WithMyHandsTied, as this trope may sometimes be used together with the said two.
24th May '16 3:20:45 AM rafi
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* Molotov Cocktease in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' wears stilettos with poison tips.
* Sam, Clover and Alex in ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' have high heel boots as part of their standard uniforms. However it doesn't prevent Alex from complaining that an armour she is wearing as a disguise is harder to walk in than her high heel shoes.
* Franchise/WonderWoman in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]''. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode which sees her thrown back in time and having to don cowboy boots [[MuggedForDisguise taken from]] [[MuggingTheMonster an attacking goon]]. When she complains that they hurt her feet, Batman teases that "you fight crime in high heels." to which she responds, "High heels that ''fit''".



* Dr. Karbunkle from ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars''. A rare male example.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cybersix}}'' animators didn't even try to make the stilettos she wears seem practical. In close-up shots they are about 5-6 inches long! More bewildering is the fact that Cybersix travels by jumping with great agility from one uneven rooftop to the other making those shoes a complete impossibility, [[RuleOfCool they are however really, really cool looking and her running and fighting scenes are awesome so you forget about any of this almost immediately]].
* [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Princess Mandie]] on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' wears high heels all the time, even though she's hunting Mark.
* Hyena in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' gains a pair after she becomes a cyborg.
* If one of the ladies of ''Franchise/GIJoe'' were working undercover, and their disguise included heeled shoes, they'd become this should the need arise (as in the episode "Glamour Girls"). Otherwise, they'd would be seen in more tactically appropriate footwear.
* Franchise/WonderWoman in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]''. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode which sees her thrown back in time and having to don cowboy boots [[MuggedForDisguise taken from]] [[MuggingTheMonster an attacking goon]]. When she complains that they hurt her feet, Batman teases that "you fight crime in high heels." to which she responds, "High heels that ''fit''".
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' and Shego's fight in the Bermuda Triangle club in ''[[TheMovie So The Drama]]'', where their heels don't impede their usual jumping-about SheFu. However, it's the only example from the series; usually they wear more sensible boots.



* American Maid from ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''. With her they really are Combat Stilettos because she uses them as throwing weapons.

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* American Maid from ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''. With Julie Kane wears white boots like these in ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}'': Whether tormenting Megabyte, flirting with Bob, or just relaxing in
her they really are Combat Stilettos because she uses them as throwing weapons.lair, Hexadecimal is never seen without her trademark stiletto-heeled boots, knee-high in some forms, and thigh-high in others.



* In ''WesternAnimation/SheZow'', Guy, as [=SheZow=] has these as part of her costume - which presents a problem for him as [[RequiredSecondaryPowers running around in high heels without falling over]] is ''not'' part of her powerset.
* American Maid from ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''. With her they really are Combat Stilettos because she uses them as throwing weapons.
* Sam, Clover and Alex in ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' have high heel boots as part of their standard uniforms. However it doesn't prevent Alex from complaining that an armour she is wearing as a disguise is harder to walk in than her high heel shoes.
* Female Franchise/{{Transformers}} are often depicted with built-in Combat Stilettos. The [[Wiki/TFWikiDotNet Transformers Wiki]] refers to them as [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Heel_struts "heel struts"]] and tries very hard to justify their use.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', ''Starscream'' of all bots has them. They've become particularly (in)famous in the fandom.
--> '''Smokescreen:''' I've heard stories about that stiletto heeled freak.
* Molotov Cocktease in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' wears stilettos with poison tips.



* Hyena in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' gains a pair after she becomes a cyborg.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}'': Whether tormenting Megabyte, flirting with Bob, or just relaxing in her lair, Hexadecimal is never seen without her trademark stiletto-heeled boots, knee-high in some forms, and thigh-high in others.
* [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Princess Mandie]] on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' wears high heels all the time, even though she's hunting Mark.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' and Shego's fight in the Bermuda Triangle club in ''[[TheMovie So The Drama]]'', where their heels don't impede their usual jumping-about SheFu. However, it's the only example from the series; usually they wear more sensible boots.
* Female Franchise/{{Transformers}} are often depicted with built-in Combat Stilettos. The [[Wiki/TFWikiDotNet Transformers Wiki]] refers to them as [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Heel_struts "heel struts"]] and tries very hard to justify their use.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', ''Starscream'' of all bots has them. They've become particularly (in)famous in the fandom.
--> '''Smokescreen:''' I've heard stories about that stiletto heeled freak.
* If one of the ladies of ''Franchise/GIJoe'' were working undercover, and their disguise included heeled shoes, they'd become this should the need arise (as in the episode "Glamour Girls"). Otherwise, they'd would be seen in more tactically appropriate footwear.
* Dr. Karbunkle from ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars''. A rare male example.



* Julie Kane wears white boots like these in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cybersix}}'' animators didn't even try to make the stilettos she wears seem practical. In close-up shots they are about 5-6 inches long! More bewildering is the fact that Cybersix travels by jumping with great agility from one uneven rooftop to the other making those shoes a complete impossibility, [[RuleOfCool they are however really, really cool looking and her running and fighting scenes are awesome so you forget about any of this almost immediately]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/SheZow'', Guy, as [=SheZow=] has these as part of her costume - which presents a problem for him as [[RequiredSecondaryPowers running around in high heels without falling over]] is ''not'' part of her powerset.
24th May '16 3:14:46 AM rafi
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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Most of the Sailor Senshi have heels on their shoes: Mars, who wears red stilettos, even [[LampshadeHanging mentions it]] in the above [[InTheNameOfTheMoon pre-battle speech]] in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]]. Though [[Creator/NaokoTakeuchi the creator of]] ''Sailor Moon'' is a straight woman. [[AllWomenLoveShoes She really likes drawing shoes.]]
** Interestingly, Sailor Venus has a tendency to kick her enemies' throats with her heels: she apparently realized what she could do by weaponizing them. The fact she has possibly the shortest heels of the group just means she has less trouble performing a FlashStep before the kick.

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Most of the Sailor Senshi have heels on their shoes: Mars, who
Birdy in ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty'', though it appears to be justified in that they function as rocket boosters.
* For a male example, Sebastian from ''Manga/BlackButler''
wears red stilettos, even [[LampshadeHanging mentions it]] stilettos when in the above [[InTheNameOfTheMoon pre-battle speech]] in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]]. Though [[Creator/NaokoTakeuchi the creator of]] ''Sailor Moon'' is a straight woman. [[AllWomenLoveShoes She really likes drawing shoes.]]
** Interestingly, Sailor Venus has a tendency to kick her enemies' throats with her heels: she apparently realized what she could do by weaponizing them. The fact she has possibly the shortest heels of the group just means she has less trouble performing a FlashStep before the kick.
demon form.



* Quite a few feminine ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' that look [[BishonenLine more humanoid]] in their higher levels have them, such as [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Angewomon]] and [[Anime/DigimonTamers Sakuyamon]]. Many of them possess some form of flight, though, so movement is a non-issue.



* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Boa Hancock sees nothing wrong with kicking people in the face with her high heels in the middle of a warzone.
** Gold Lion Shiki carries this trope to an absurd extreme in Movie 10, as he's replaced both his feet with his swords. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gold_lion_shiki_7192.jpg See?]]
** Although she doesn't fight physically, Nami still counts, as she wears high-heeled sandals most of the time.
* For a male example, Sebastian from ''Manga/BlackButler'' wears stilettos when in demon form.
* Despite its lack of apparent gender, Myria/Mylia from ''Anime/{{Macross}}''/''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' has heels on her VF-1. (All VF-1s do, in fact.)
* The later seasons of ''Anime/PrettyCure'' (more notably ''[[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Fresh]]'' and ''[[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Heartcatch]]'') have their heroines wear high heels while transformed.
* Jiko Bou of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' uses [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geta_(footwear) Tengu-style wooden Geta sandals]] with only one tall "teeth" instead of the usual two. [[spoiler: He's a covert operative sent by the Emperor]], so he has the balance needed to walk, run and jump wearing them.
* Shaina in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' fights in high heels. Including a scene where she dodges Shun's Nebula Chain, jumps and runs on it, an then hits Shun. However in the Manga version she wears more reasonable shoes as a part of her armor
* Tauburn, Takuto's mech from ''Anime/StarDriver'' has these. Yes, the giant robot has high heels.
* Tsunade from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' wears high heeled sandals that can somehow survive a heel drop which can shatter rocks.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Boa Hancock sees nothing wrong with kicking people in the face with her high heels in the middle of a warzone.
** Gold Lion Shiki carries this trope to an absurd extreme in Movie 10, as he's replaced both his feet with his swords. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gold_lion_shiki_7192.jpg See?]]
** Although she doesn't fight physically, Nami still counts, as she
Agent Ginrei from ''Manga/GiantRobo'' wears high-heeled sandals most a pair of the time.
* For a male example, Sebastian from ''Manga/BlackButler'' wears stilettos when in demon form.
* Despite its lack of apparent gender, Myria/Mylia from ''Anime/{{Macross}}''/''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' has heels on her VF-1. (All VF-1s do, in fact.)
* The later seasons of ''Anime/PrettyCure'' (more notably ''[[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Fresh]]'' and ''[[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Heartcatch]]'') have their heroines wear high heels while transformed.
* Jiko Bou of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' uses [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geta_(footwear) Tengu-style wooden Geta sandals]] with only one tall "teeth" instead of the usual two. [[spoiler: He's a covert operative sent by the Emperor]], so he has the balance needed to walk, run and jump wearing them.
* Shaina in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' fights in high heels. Including a scene where she dodges Shun's Nebula Chain, jumps and runs on it, an then hits Shun. However in the Manga version she wears more reasonable shoes as a part of her armor
* Tauburn, Takuto's mech from ''Anime/StarDriver'' has these. Yes, the giant robot has high heels.
* Tsunade from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' wears high heeled sandals that can somehow survive a heel drop which can shatter rocks.
white ones.



* Some mechs in ''Anime/ParallelTroubleAdventureDual'' have feet designed along these lines. The Earth Defense Force units all have them, but the Rara Army tends to use non-humanoid designs.
* Extremely common in ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'', though it is worth noting that several [[BareFistedMonk Power Types]] wear either sensible heels or flats.
* Homura's MagicalGirl outfit in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has these, though in her case it [[FridgeBrilliance mostly makes sense]]: she fights with bombs and guns, enjoys doing the UnflinchingWalk, and her [[spoiler:TimeStandsStill]] ability means that she doesn't really need to run or do other things made difficult by wearing heels...in theory. In reality, there's a few implausible scenes, like the beginning of episode 9, where she runs in heels on an AlienGeometry set of ''floating train tracks'' and doesn't even stumble.
* Pirotess, the female dark elf from ''Anime/RecordOfLodossWar'' wears a pair of white thigh-high boots with heels.
* Quite a few feminine ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' that look [[BishonenLine more humanoid]] in their higher levels have them, such as [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Angewomon]] and [[Anime/DigimonTamers Sakuyamon]]. Many of them possess some form of flight, though, so movement is a non-issue.

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* Some mechs Literally with Hato in ''Anime/ParallelTroubleAdventureDual'' have feet designed along these lines. The Earth Defense Force units all have them, but ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Part 8'' . [[spoiler: Her Stand gives her the Rara Army tends power to use non-humanoid designs.
* Extremely common in ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'', though it is worth noting that several [[BareFistedMonk Power Types]] wear either sensible
stretch the heels or flats.
* Homura's MagicalGirl outfit in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has these, though in
of her case it [[FridgeBrilliance mostly shoes into deadly spikes.]]
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'':
** As part of the over-the-top nature of the series, both Ryuko Matoi and Satsuki Kiryuin don high-heels, with Satsuki wearing them in both her normal school uniform and by both girls in their powered Kamui forms. Satsuki's heels are often prominently shown hitting the ground (with a distinctive [[http://youtu.be/JnIrIDwRMxM CL-ACK!]] sound) whenever she
makes sense]]: she fights a DynamicEntry.
** Likewise (both for fighting and entrances)
with bombs and guns, enjoys doing the UnflinchingWalk, and her [[spoiler:TimeStandsStill]] ability means Satsuki's mother, Ragyo.
** Satsuki is so well-known for this trait
that she doesn't really need has recently ascended to run or do other things made difficult by wearing heels...in theory. In reality, there's a few implausible scenes, like the beginning Trope Pantheon as [[{{Pantheon/Legwear}} Goddess of]] Combat Stilettos (and HolyBacklight)
* Despite its lack
of episode 9, where she runs in apparent gender, Myria/Mylia from ''Anime/{{Macross}}''/''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' has heels on an AlienGeometry set of ''floating train tracks'' and doesn't even stumble.
her VF-1. (All VF-1s do, in fact.)
* Pirotess, In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', the female dark elf from ''Anime/RecordOfLodossWar'' wears a pair of white thigh-high boots with heels.
* Quite a few feminine ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' that look [[BishonenLine more humanoid]] in their higher levels have them, such
Nobel Gundam has these as [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Angewomon]] and [[Anime/DigimonTamers Sakuyamon]]. Many of them possess some form of flight, though, so movement is well - to be expected, as it's basically a non-issue.Giant Robot Sailor Senshi.



* In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', the Nobel Gundam has these as well - to be expected, as it's basically a Giant Robot Sailor Senshi.
* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' plays with it on two characters:
** Hibiki's first real fight after having learned martial arts from Genjuro starts with her tripping on her Symphogear's heels, which she promptly breaks off so she can fight properly.
** [[WaifFu Tsubasa]], on the other hand, plays it straight, and, on top of fighting with ArmedLegs, can even combine her heel with a stories-tall {{BFS}} to perform a kick on hapless {{Mooks}}.

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* In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', the Nobel Gundam has these as well - to be expected, as it's basically Tsunade from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' wears high heeled sandals that can somehow survive a Giant Robot Sailor Senshi.
heel drop which can shatter rocks.
* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' plays ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Boa Hancock sees nothing wrong
with it on two characters:
** Hibiki's first real fight after having learned martial arts from Genjuro starts
kicking people in the face with her tripping on her Symphogear's heels, which high heels in the middle of a warzone.
** Gold Lion Shiki carries this trope to an absurd extreme in Movie 10, as he's replaced both his feet with his swords. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gold_lion_shiki_7192.jpg See?]]
** Although
she promptly breaks off so she can doesn't fight properly.
** [[WaifFu Tsubasa]], on
physically, Nami still counts, as she wears high-heeled sandals most of the other hand, plays it straight, and, on top of fighting with ArmedLegs, can even combine her heel with a stories-tall {{BFS}} to perform a kick on hapless {{Mooks}}.time.



* ''Anime/KillLaKill'':
** As part of the over-the-top nature of the series, both Ryuko Matoi and Satsuki Kiryuin don high-heels, with Satsuki wearing them in both her normal school uniform and by both girls in their powered Kamui forms. Satsuki's heels are often prominently shown hitting the ground (with a distinctive [[http://youtu.be/JnIrIDwRMxM CL-ACK!]] sound) whenever she makes a DynamicEntry.
** Likewise (both for fighting and entrances) with Satsuki's mother, Ragyo.
** Satsuki is so well-known for this trait that she has recently ascended to the Trope Pantheon as [[{{Pantheon/Legwear}} Goddess of]] Combat Stilettos (and HolyBacklight)
* Birdy in ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty'', though it appears to be justified in that they function as rocket boosters.

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* ''Anime/KillLaKill'':
** As part of
Some mechs in ''Anime/ParallelTroubleAdventureDual'' have feet designed along these lines. The Earth Defense Force units all have them, but the over-the-top nature Rara Army tends to use non-humanoid designs.
* The later seasons
of the series, both Ryuko Matoi ''Anime/PrettyCure'' (more notably ''[[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Fresh]]'' and Satsuki Kiryuin don high-heels, with Satsuki wearing them in both her normal school uniform and by both girls in ''[[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Heartcatch]]'') have their powered Kamui forms. Satsuki's heroines wear high heels are often prominently shown hitting the ground (with a distinctive [[http://youtu.be/JnIrIDwRMxM CL-ACK!]] sound) whenever she while transformed.
* Homura's MagicalGirl outfit in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has these, though in her case it [[FridgeBrilliance mostly
makes a DynamicEntry.
** Likewise (both for fighting and entrances)
sense]]: she fights with Satsuki's mother, Ragyo.
** Satsuki is so well-known for this trait
bombs and guns, enjoys doing the UnflinchingWalk, and her [[spoiler:TimeStandsStill]] ability means that she has recently ascended doesn't really need to run or do other things made difficult by wearing heels...in theory. In reality, there's a few implausible scenes, like the Trope Pantheon as [[{{Pantheon/Legwear}} Goddess beginning of episode 9, where she runs in heels on an AlienGeometry set of ''floating train tracks'' and doesn't even stumble.
* Pirotess, the female dark elf from ''Anime/RecordOfLodossWar'' wears a pair of white thigh-high boots with heels.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Most of the Sailor Senshi have heels on their shoes: Mars, who wears red stilettos, even [[LampshadeHanging mentions it]] in the above [[InTheNameOfTheMoon pre-battle speech]] in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]]. Though [[Creator/NaokoTakeuchi the creator
of]] Combat Stilettos (and HolyBacklight)
''Sailor Moon'' is a straight woman. [[AllWomenLoveShoes She really likes drawing shoes.]]
** Interestingly, Sailor Venus has a tendency to kick her enemies' throats with her heels: she apparently realized what she could do by weaponizing them. The fact she has possibly the shortest heels of the group just means she has less trouble performing a FlashStep before the kick.
* Birdy Shaina in ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty'', ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' fights in high heels. Including a scene where she dodges Shun's Nebula Chain, jumps and runs on it, an then hits Shun. However in the Manga version she wears more reasonable shoes as a part of her armor
* Extremely common in ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'',
though it appears to be justified in is worth noting that they function as rocket boosters.several [[BareFistedMonk Power Types]] wear either sensible heels or flats.
* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' plays with it on two characters:
** Hibiki's first real fight after having learned martial arts from Genjuro starts with her tripping on her Symphogear's heels, which she promptly breaks off so she can fight properly.
** [[WaifFu Tsubasa]], on the other hand, plays it straight, and, on top of fighting with ArmedLegs, can even combine her heel with a stories-tall {{BFS}} to perform a kick on hapless {{Mooks}}.
* Tauburn, Takuto's mech from ''Anime/StarDriver'' has these. Yes, the giant robot has high heels.



* Agent Ginrei from ''Manga/GiantRobo'' wears a pair of white ones.


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* Jiko Bou of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' uses [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geta_(footwear) Tengu-style wooden Geta sandals]] with only one tall "teeth" instead of the usual two. [[spoiler: He's a covert operative sent by the Emperor]], so he has the balance needed to walk, run and jump wearing them.
15th May '16 6:12:43 PM Qaianna
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** Also available in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowII'', for the fashion-conscious boss. Including some graphics issues when it tries to force the Boss to stand flatfooted despite her office pumps.


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** They're back, albeit slightly lower, in ''VideoGame/Fallout4''.


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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has Online mode where a female character can wear these. No word yet if it means you're giving enemies three extra inches to target you, or if HitboxDissonance makes up for the height differential.
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* In ''Film/PowerRangers2017'', the Pink and Yellow rangers are given wedge heels, despite being marital arts fighters.
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* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', most of the Sailor Senshi have heels on their shoes; Mars, who wears red stilettos, even [[LampshadeHanging mentions it]] in the above [[InTheNameOfTheMoon pre-battle speech]] in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]]. Though [[Creator/NaokoTakeuchi the creator of]] ''Sailor Moon'' is a straight woman. [[AllWomenLoveShoes She really likes drawing shoes.]]

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* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', most ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Most
of the Sailor Senshi have heels on their shoes; shoes: Mars, who wears red stilettos, even [[LampshadeHanging mentions it]] in the above [[InTheNameOfTheMoon pre-battle speech]] in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]]. Though [[Creator/NaokoTakeuchi the creator of]] ''Sailor Moon'' is a straight woman. [[AllWomenLoveShoes She really likes drawing shoes.]]



* Boa Hancock from ''Manga/OnePiece'' sees nothing wrong with kicking people in the face with her high heels in the middle of a warzone.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
**
Boa Hancock from ''Manga/OnePiece'' sees nothing wrong with kicking people in the face with her high heels in the middle of a warzone.



* Hisoka from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' has no problem arena fighting with high heels on.

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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'':
**
Hisoka from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' has no problem arena fighting with high heels on.



* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' plays with it on two characters.

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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' plays with it on two characters.characters:



* As part of the over-the-top nature of the series, both Ryuko Matoi and Satsuki Kiryuin don high-heels in ''Anime/KillLaKill'', with Satsuki wearing them in both her normal school uniform and by both girls in their powered Kamui forms. Satsuki's heels are often prominently shown hitting the ground (with a distinctive [[http://youtu.be/JnIrIDwRMxM CL-ACK!]] sound) whenever she makes a DynamicEntry.

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* ''Anime/KillLaKill'':
**
As part of the over-the-top nature of the series, both Ryuko Matoi and Satsuki Kiryuin don high-heels in ''Anime/KillLaKill'', high-heels, with Satsuki wearing them in both her normal school uniform and by both girls in their powered Kamui forms. Satsuki's heels are often prominently shown hitting the ground (with a distinctive [[http://youtu.be/JnIrIDwRMxM CL-ACK!]] sound) whenever she makes a DynamicEntry.



* Barbara Gordon, the second ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}. Lampshaded in ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Batgirl #45]]'', when her successor Cassandra Cain puts on Barbara's old costume. Cassandra, who usually uses WaifFu, keeps tripping and stumbling thanks to the heels.
** The ''Batgirl: Year One'' miniseries joins the long line of lampshades on this trope by having Barbara's heel snap off during her initial fight with Killer Moth. There [[JustifiedTrope it makes perfect sense]], since at this point she is ''not'' a crime-fighter, and was actually going to a costume party where high-heels fit in just fine. Once she decides to go pro, she cannibalizes some hiking boots to give her costume some better soles.

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* Barbara Gordon, the second ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}. Lampshaded in ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Batgirl #45]]'', when her successor Cassandra Cain puts on Barbara's old costume. Cassandra, who usually uses WaifFu, keeps tripping and stumbling thanks to the heels.
**
heels. The ''Batgirl: Year One'' miniseries joins the long line of lampshades on this trope by having Barbara's heel snap off during her initial fight with Killer Moth. There [[JustifiedTrope it makes perfect sense]], since at this point she is ''not'' a crime-fighter, and was actually going to a costume party where high-heels fit in just fine. Once she decides to go pro, she cannibalizes some hiking boots to give her costume some better soles.



* ComicBook/BlackCanary is infamous for fighting in high-heeled shoes, and there is a widespread and heated conflict in the fandom between those who insist it is stupid and should be fixed, an acceptable aspect of fantasy, and a few who claim it is actually [[JustifiedTrope reasonable]]. At least one letter writer to a Black Canary comic claims she was capable of delivering high-kicks while cosplaying as Canary, without harming herself. We... [[DontTryThisAtHome wouldn't recommend trying]].
** In ''JLA: Year One'', Franchise/TheFlash once asked Black Canary about her high heels and if they are not impractical for fighting crime. [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/stardrifter001/junk/blackcanaryflash.jpg Her reaction]] was to grab the wings of his mask and [[TakeThat turn his mask 90° around, blinding him]].

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* ComicBook/BlackCanary is infamous for fighting in high-heeled shoes, and there is a [[BrokenBase widespread and heated conflict conflict]] in the fandom between those who insist it is stupid and should be fixed, an acceptable aspect of fantasy, and a few who claim it is actually [[JustifiedTrope reasonable]]. At least one letter writer to a Black Canary comic claims she was capable of delivering high-kicks while cosplaying as Canary, without harming herself. We... [[DontTryThisAtHome wouldn't recommend trying]].
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trying]]. In ''JLA: Year One'', Franchise/TheFlash once asked Black Canary about her high heels and if they are not impractical for fighting crime. [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/stardrifter001/junk/blackcanaryflash.jpg Her reaction]] was to grab the wings of his mask and [[TakeThat turn his mask 90° around, blinding him]].



* Maid Man, from ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}''. A rare male example. He gets away with it because he is the Goddamn Maid Man.

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Maid Man, from ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}''. A Man is a rare male example. He gets away with it because he is the Goddamn Maid Man.



* ''ComicBook/{{Incandescence}}'' wears 5-inch heels as a signature part of her outfit. It's often {{lampshade|Hanging}}d that she can run, jump, and fight in them.
** Though it's mentioned that she has a background in dance. Some dancers do have extraordinary balance in high heels.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Incandescence}}'' wears 5-inch heels as a signature part of her outfit. It's often {{lampshade|Hanging}}d that she can run, jump, and fight in them.
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them. Though it's mentioned that she has a background in dance. Some dancers do have extraordinary balance in high heels.



* In ''FanFic/OffTheLine'', Rainstorm's shoes are these. They are literally so sharp that he accidentally killed a woman when he stepped on her. As the {{Fanservice}} [[JokeCharacter Joke Race]], high heels actually improve the balance and support of the Viera Race.
** [[spoiler: Rainstorm slices a bounty hunter's throat open when he swipe-kicked him in his heels.]]

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* In ''FanFic/OffTheLine'', Rainstorm's shoes are these. They are literally so sharp that he accidentally killed a woman when he stepped on her. As the {{Fanservice}} [[JokeCharacter Joke Race]], high heels actually improve the balance and support of the Viera Race.
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Race. [[spoiler: Rainstorm slices a bounty hunter's throat open when he swipe-kicked him in his heels.]]



* ''Sailor Moon: Legends of Lightstorm'': Jason notes that the footwear on the Sailor Scouts' Combat Modes is not ideal for mobility (According to him, the people of the Silver Millennium Moon Kingdom valued aesthetics over performance). However, he trains them to compensate for this. Notably, he trains Sailor Mars so well that she is able to rocket-run at superhigh speeds without ill effect.

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Jason notes that the footwear on the Sailor Scouts' Combat Modes is not ideal for mobility (According to him, the people of the Silver Millennium Moon Kingdom valued aesthetics over performance). However, he trains them to compensate for this. Notably, he trains Sailor Mars so well that she is able to rocket-run at superhigh speeds without ill effect.


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* Lucy Liu is 5'3 while Jonny Lee Miller is 5'10. When they play Joan and Sherlock in ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', Joan's UnlimitedWardrobe contains a lot of CombatStilettos to [[ScullyBox combat the height difference]]. She's not a hands-on ActionGirl but is a BadassBookworm, an ex-surgeon, and a skilled detective.
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* In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', the Nobel Gundam has these as well - to be expected, as it's basically a Giant Robot Sailor Senshi.
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* A HumongousMecha version of this trope appears in the [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/YAMS-132_Rozen_Zulu YAMS-132 Rozen Zulu]] from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''.

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* A HumongousMecha version of this trope appears in the [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/YAMS-132_Rozen_Zulu YAMS-132 Rozen Zulu]] from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''. The eponymous Unicorn Gundam's "Destroy Mode"(as well as that of the Banshee) might also count owing to the changed configuration of its feet resulting in somewhat less dramatic but still clear high heels.
* Another example occurs in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'': The [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/ASW-G-08_Gundam_Barbatos ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos]], which originally had fairly standard feet, gains a pair of truly gigantic high heels when it is converted for ground combat on Earth.
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': Lulu has been speculated to wear heels beneath her dress due to the sound her feet make on hard surfaces in the game. The official figurine solves this mystery -- yes she has feet, yes she is wearing high heels. Which [[FridgeLogic doesn't make sense]] on multiple levels. One, she's on an island with cliffs, mountainous paths, and beach. The only place with a hard, flat surface, which would be ideal to wear stilettos, would be the Besaid Temple. Two, Besaid is ''small'' compared to other towns. Where did she even ''get'' stilettos?

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': Lulu has been speculated to wear heels beneath her dress due to the sound her feet make on hard surfaces in the game. The official figurine solves this mystery -- yes she has feet, yes she is wearing high heels. Which [[FridgeLogic doesn't make sense]] on multiple levels. One, she's on an island with cliffs, mountainous paths, and beach. The only place with a hard, flat surface, which would be ideal to wear stilettos, would be the Besaid Temple. Two, Besaid is ''small'' compared to other towns. Where did she even ''get'' stilettos?
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* Franchise/WonderWoman in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]''. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode which sees her thrown back in time and having to don cowboy boots, to which she complains. Batman teases that "you fight crime in high heels." to which she responds, "High heels that fit".

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* Franchise/WonderWoman in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]''. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode which sees her thrown back in time and having to don cowboy boots, to which boots [[MuggedForDisguise taken from]] [[MuggingTheMonster an attacking goon]]. When she complains. complains that they hurt her feet, Batman teases that "you fight crime in high heels." to which she responds, "High heels that fit".''fit''".
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