What's amazing with shoes is the stuff you can put on and in them. Included are retractable and attachable items. Alternatively, they can be magical or run on AppliedPhlebotinum.

Can overlap with NiceShoes (if the shoes are pimped out enough), ShoePhone (if the item is actually a shoe).

Compare JetPack (which covers Rocket Boots), TrickedOutGloves, ArmedLegs, ShoeSlap. See also MagicalAccessory.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/AirGear'' has the Wind having [=ATs=] that retract leaving them with normal looking shoes when they aren't in use.
* Conan of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has shoes that deliver an electric current through his legs. This greatly enhances his kicking ability.
* ''Anime/{{Daimos}}'': Daimos had rockets on its feet AND retractable spikes to simultanesouly kick and stab {{Robeast}}s with.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': In episode 18, Mazinger-Z's feet got modified to include rockets allowed the HumongousMecha move underwater.
* ''Anime/MegamanNTWarrior'': Lan could attach wheels to his shoes to make them RollerbladeGood.
** [[TruthInTelevision Sneakers with retractable wheels were a fad in the 90s and early 2000s]]. They fell out of favor for safety concerns.
* ''Manga/GunsmithCats'': Minnie-May keeps a small explosive kit in the heel of her shoe.
* ''Manga/IchiTheKiller'' fights with a special shoe that has a blade on it's heel.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the source of Jackie's fullbringer technique "Dirty Boots" are her boots. The filthier they become, the more her strength increases.
* Two examples in ''Manga/OnePiece'': Buggy has special shoes with hidden knives in them, and much later can use the same gimmick to shot the Muggy Balls (tiny but deadly bombs). Pirate Captain Vander Decken also wears sandals with retractable blades.
* Fabiola Iglesias from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' wears shoes with heel blades, which she uses to [[GroinAttack very painful effect]] on an unfortunate mook at the Yellow Flag.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Occasional ComicBook/XMen member ComicBook/{{Dazzler}} has been known to have skates that stuck to her shoes.
* ComicBook/IronMan has also had skates added to his armor.
** Oh, and jet boosters, too.
** And high-powered magnets that allowed him to walk on walls. Pretty rarely used, of course.
* [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Chase Stein]] has recently obtained the Footstigons, which like his previously owned Fistigons shoot flames. He uses them to fly.
* The ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' villain Mysterio has used magnetic boots in order to mimic Spidey's wall-crawling.
* In the very early days of Franchise/{{Batman}}, before the utility belt was fully established, Batman would carry chemicals in the heels of his boots that could be mixed to create an explosive.

* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' has the infamous "Batman on Ice" scene.
* The more popular Batman movie ''Film/BatmanBegins'' has a brief scene in which Bats removes a sonar-device from the heel of his boot and uses it to attract hundreds of bats to his location, distracting a SWAT team.
* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', the Joker has a blade hidden in the tip of his shoe.
* Jade Fox in ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'' has a spring-loaded shoe-knife.
* In ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'', Spectre agents develop a weapon that fits a hidden, retractable poison blade into the sole of a shoe, to give it a "nastier kick".
* ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' had Bond wearing one shoe with a trick heel where he concealed one of the miniature radio tracers given to him by Q.
* ''Film/LAStory'': Harris K. Telemacher has a pair of shoes with roller skate wheels that pop out when he presses a button. He uses them to skate through an art museum.
* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. The title character had two pairs: one was elevator shoes with extendable heels that raised him into the air, the other had an extendable CD drive/cellular modem in the heel that he used to send data to the BROTHERHOOD.
* In the ''Film/WildWildWest'' film, the GadgeteerGenius Gordon modifies one of Jim West's shoes with a switchblade. He uses it at one point during the fight on Loveless's train to kill a man strangling him from behind. In a later fight, it gets cut off by a guy with [[BladeBelowTheShoulder blades in his arms]].
* In the ''Film/StreetFighter'' film, [[BigBad Bison]] wears boots that allow him to levitate. How this actually works is never fully explained other than Bison boasting it involves electromagnetism, but this is the least of the movie's problems.
* [=Marty McFly's=] self-tying Nikes in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''.
** Which have now been made for [[http://nikemag.ebay.com/shoes real]] (except for the self-tying part) and are being auctioned off to support Creator/MichaelJFox's Parkinson's Charity.
* ''Film/TheGoonies'': Data and his Slick Shoes.
* ''[[Film/ErnestPWorrell Slam Dunk Ernest]]'' revolves around a pair of absolutely gaudy basketball shoes that give him magic super b-baller powers. Oh, and they're apparently sapient.

* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/LuckyStarr'' novels, Martian boots have built-in hidden containers for small useful items.
* ''Literature/DocSavage'' was a man CrazyPrepared enough to carry equipment ''everywhere'' in his body, including components for a small bomb on the heels of both of his boots (interestingly, it used a binary explosive: both boots carried chemicals that became explosive when combined).
* ''Literature/SplinterOfTheMindsEye''. One of the hostile miners Luke and Leia encounter on the planet Mimban has ArmedLegs - he wears boots which extend blades when activated.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/GetSmart'' has a ShoePhone.
** Maxwell Smart has also occasionally had other things in the heels of his shoes, like {{Cyanide Pill}}s.
* ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'': the retractable shoe knife used by the KGB.
* Jim West in ''Series/TheWildWildWest'' TV show had a blade in the tip of the shoe and whatever the plot demands in his heel.
* Partway through ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'', [[HypercompetentSidekick Kiriko]] receives special boots based off of the Drive suit which can be powered, enhancing her running, jumping, and kicks (much like ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', above).
* ''Series/{{CHiPs}}'' had an episode involving a series of broad-daylight jewelry store robberies. A woman would walk in to the store posing as a potential customer and would eventually ask to see some of the more high-end merchandise. The woman wore platform shoes (it was TheSeventies, after all) with small roller skate wheels hidden in the soles that would pop out when activated. When the store employee came back, she would then grab the items and the skates would allow her to make a fast getaway.

* Joe Scruggs' "Late Last Night", a children's song describing dreams about trying on different shoes and performing various activities, begins with a verse about bouncing in spring-loaded shoes. The video depicts them as [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles glittery]] boots with {{Spring Coil}}s grown out of the outsoles, and reveals that they materialize from white sparkles of undisclosed origin.

* OlderThanFeudalism: The [[Myth/GreekMythology Greek]] god Hermes is depicted in artwork wearing [[MercuryWings winged sandals]], which actually let him fly.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* One of the original gadgets in the ''TabletopGame/JamesBond007'' was the shoe escape kit.
* ''TabletopGame/Traveller', ''Magazine/TheSpaceGamer'' #49 article "Tools for Terrorists". When activated, Blade Boots will extend an 80 mm long blade from the toe, allowing the wearer to attack as if using a bayonet and doing 2d6 HitPoints of damage. The wearer can use either Brawling or Unarmed Combat skill as a bonus to hit and the blades can be coated with poison if desired. They're available starting at Tech Level 5, weigh one kilogram and cost 250 credits.

* ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'':
** In the first iteration, [[AnIcePerson Kopaka Nuva]] could [[BifurcatedWeapon split]] his [[CoolSword Ice Blades]] in ice skates, [[MakingASplash Gali Nuva]] could use her [[AnAxeToGrind Aqua Axes]] as flippers, [[DishingOutDirt Onua Nuva]] could use his [[ChainsawGood Quakebreakers]] as [[RollerbladeGood rollerblades]], and Nuju Metru's Crystal Spikes could be used as snowshoes.
** In the [[Toys/Bionicle2015 second iteration]], Kopaka could split his Frost Shield into Avalanche Skiis, Gali could split parts of her Elemental Trident to become shark fins, and Pohatu could use his [[BattleBoomerang Stormerangs]] as Jetarangs when attached to their feets.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' features Iron Boots, which, allow you to WallCrawl on certain magnetic surfaces, as well as anchoring you firmly enough to withstand a rolling Goron, and, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', sinking in water so you can walk at the bottom of a flooded area, and gaining more traction against fans. ''Ocarina Of Time'' also has the Hover Boots, that allow Link to run in the air for a second, which grants more horizontal distance than jumping, or get blasted like a bullet by a fan so he can reach areas too far to just run to.
* Soap Shoes for [[GrindBoots Rail Grinding]]. Featured in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''.
** In the UsefulNotes/GameGear era, Sonic had a number of specialty shoes. In ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogChaos'', Sonic could don Rocket Shoes and fly around for a short time and ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogTripleTrouble'' gave Sonic propeller shoes which allowed him to move underwater.
* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'':
** The Soldier can equip Gunboats: Steel-shoes that allow him to absorb damage from {{Rocket Jump}}s, and he also has the Mantreads, which decrease the knockback from explosions and Pyro Airblasts, as well as allow him to GoombaStomp foes.
** The Demoman has Ali Baba's Wee Booties and the Bootlegger, both of which which adds 25 HP to his max health, 10% to his max movement speed, and triple turning control when {{Shield Bash}}ing.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'': Bayonetta could attach weapons to her shoes, specifically the back of her heels.
* [[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Kazooie]] has four pairs of these -- the [[SprintShoes Turbo Trainers]] (for SuperSpeed), the Wading Boots (for walking across shallow yet dangerous surfaces), the Springy Step Shoes (for making a SpringJump, of course), and the Claw Clamber Boots (for [[WallCrawl walking up walls]]).
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'': the 'Long Fall Boots' Chell wears to prevent [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou fall damage]].
* Cerberus soldiers in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' have boots equipped with rockets. They only use them to cushion their falls after jumping from heights or to jump up onto the battlefield from unseen points below it.
* In ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', Ratchet has the [[SelectiveMagnetism Magneboots]] ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness later replaced by the Gravity Boots]]), which allow him to stick to certain surfaces. He also has GrindBoots, which allow him to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin grind]] down rails. The Charge Boots, present from ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando Going Commando]]'' to ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Tools of Destruction]]'', allow Ratchet to dash forward with rocket boosters in the shoes, and the Hoverboots replaced them starting with ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime A Crack in Time]]''.
* ''Videogame/MegaManX'': Part of Dr. Light's PoweredArmor enhancements are Tricked Out Leg Armors. X1's leg armor enables him to dash (a feature X has from the start in later games), X2's lets him do dash in the air, X3's enables 3-way air dash (including upwards), and with the Leg Chip he can either air dash twice or air dash after a dash jump, X4's (both Fourth and Ultimate Armor) gives him air dash and hovering. X5's Falcon Leg lets him ''fly'' (for generous seconds and makes him all but invulnerable during flight) and Gaea Leg makes him immune to spikes, not sliding during wall clinging and able to push certain blocks, X6's Blade Leg enables 4-way very fast air dash that makes him go through enemies and Shadow Leg makes him immune to spikes, not sliding down during wall clinging and a high jump that makes him do CeilingCling, X7's lets him glide in the air, X8's Icarus Leg gives him a higher jump, Hermes Leg gives him faster running speed and ability to dash through enemies, and Ultimate Leg combines the two.
* Grieve edges in ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur III]]'' are boots with blades in them, and come with a moveset that involves lots of kicking.
* ''Videogame/MegaManZero:'' the third and fourth game enables enhancements to your armor parts, including your shoes. It ranges from increasing running speed, {{double jump}}ing, jumping on water surfaces, giving friction to FrictionlessIce, protection against blowing winds, dashing through enemies, sliding down walls slower, and, in case of the secret Ultima Chip, ''almost all of the above''.

* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'':
** Captain Tagon has a "Dorothy system" in his boots, so named because when he [[Film/TheWizardOfOz clicks his heels together]], a string of RazorWire comes between the boots, which is a useful emergency weapon.
** In the "Mallcop Command" arc, the shoes that Captain Tagon wears as part of his civilian guise have Griponan soles, which allow the wearer to walk on almost any surface regardless of which direction gravity is pulling. He uses the ability to ambush [[spoiler:the [[LeParkour Parkata Urbatsu runners]] at the point they planned to gather before escaping]].
* [[BadassInANiceSuit Rudy]] from ''Webcomic/TheStoryOfAnima'' [[http://tapastic.com/episode/43378 augments his kicks with steel-plated shoes]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Shao Jun from ''WesternAnimation/AssassinsCreedEmbers'' has the traditional Hidden Blade in her shoe, rather than mounted on her wrist.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyGx3m1gPZI When there's trouble you know what to do, CALL CYBORG!]] He can shoot a rocket from his shoe, CAUSE HE'S CYBORG!'' - Cyborg, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''
* In ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'':
--> '''Tony:''' They're ''not'' skates! They're ...[[{{Technobabble}} electrostatic]]...[[BlatantLies energy racers]].
* ''InspectorGadget'': though, in his case, the gadgets actually do pop out from the bottoms of his feet.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', Flint's first invention is spray-on shoes, which solves the dilemma of having to tie your laces. Unfortunately, they don't come off. Ever.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'': the Electroblades have rocket-powered skates, tying in with their hockey theme.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'', the MysteriousMercenaryPursuer Dennis tries to kill Spongebob and Patrick with spikes that come out of the bottom of his boots. Even better, his boots have the phrase "Your head here" and an arrow pointing downward on them.
* A ''TomTerrific'' story arc had a group of kids scared of participating in a series of school athletic events because of a bully. Tom gives them each a pair of shoes that he says will make them far better athletes than the bully. They're plain shoes, but Tom was building up the kids' confidence. And it worked.
* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]] has resorted to tricked out shoes in his pursuit of the Road Runner. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Guess how that turned out.]]
* Lacer from ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' has artificial intelligence, a variety of gadgets, can walk on walls, and can run at super speed. On the other hand, [[AIIsACrapshoot it's evil and seeks to lead machines in a revolt against the human race.]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/RawToonage'' segment "My New Shoes" features shoes with spontaneous neon bling, a personal grooming feature, an elaborate system of gears, the ability to turn into car-shaped rocket propelled shoes with a drag parachute, vertical takeoff capability with space travel, included carjack, orange juice maker, clothes washing machine, toaster, the ability to inflate several times the size of the wearer, the super speed capability to outrun a race car, retractable stilts that can reach a basketball hoop, the ability to transform into a tank, the ability to come alive and dance, displaying cartoon eyes and a personality, suggesting an advanced form of sentience, the ability to jump back onto the wearer's feet, and automatic running, jumping, and sliding features. They are also suitable for dancing.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RainbowRangers'', Indigo Allfruit's Super Sonic Rainbow Sneakers let her fly.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://www.fotosearch.com/CSK013/ks1853/ Many early roller skates]] were designed to be carried in a backpack until needed, and then tied by ropes to the user's shoes.
** Also skis, snowboards, skysurfing boards, snowshoes, and of course, the [[http://www.popculturepost.com/2007/11/14/check-out-these-rubber-sole-tranformers/ overshoe.]]
** There have also been attempts to build a shoe with hidden wheels that pop out.
** Skate shoes, including models that combine GrindBoots.