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->''"That really hurt! I'm gonna have a lump there, you idiot! Who throws a shoe? Honestly! You fight like a woman!"''
-->-- '''Film/AustinPowers'''

Using a shoe as a weapon. Not as ArmedLegs, but holding the shoe in hand and whacking stuff with it. It's more likely done if an insect needs to be killed. Alternatively, [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks it can be thrown]].

SubTrope of ClothingCombat. See also CombatStilettos.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Hiyori in ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'' uses her sandal to slap people.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Izumi Curtis does this.
* In the ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' OVA, Lina hits Naga with a bunny slipper when she doesn't feel like setting her on fire.
* Akira from ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'' vows to give the ManipulativeBastard Mr Outside a good slap with a slipper. [[spoiler:He finally achieves this goal in the second film.]]
* Ryotsu in ''{{Manga/Kochikame}}'' throws his sandals out of his feet to take out enemies at a distance.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Leon's Cinderella monster attacks by flinging her glass slippers, which shatter painfully against the opponent or his or her monsters. The slippers then reappear on her feet, ready for another go.
* In an episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', the school goes overboard with enforcing rules. At one point, Kotori and two other girls have enough and pelt the rule enforcers with their shoes. In another episode, Rio throws her shoe at Shark when he talks in the middle of a play.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Noboru Gongenzaka occasionally uses his metal geta as melee weapons.
* In ''Anime/OnePiece'', Nami throws her boot at [[DemBones Brook]] not long after meeting him and getting disgusted at his lecherous attitude toward women's panties. Hitting on Robin is what cues the boot.


[[folder: Fairy Tale ]]

* In ''Literature/TheNutcracker'', Maria kills the Mouse King with her shoe.


[[folder: Films -- Animated ]]

* ''{{Disney/Mulan}}'': Mulan throws her shoe at Shan-Yu to draw attention away from Shang.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'', Cinderella actually uses her glass slippers as weapons.
* ''Film/{{Coraline}}'': Coraline gets mad at Wybie at one point and throws the heeled boots Other Mother made for her at him while chasing after him in the rain. (In the commentary, the filmmakers note that this would have very different connotations in the middle east.)


[[folder: Films -- Live-Action ]]

* Random Task in the first ''Film/AustinPowers'' throws his shoe, parodying Oddjob in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' with his [[WeaponizedHeadgear hat]].
-->'''Austin''': ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIwLJtqoxBs Who throws a shoe? Honestly!]]''
* The landlady from ''Film/KungFuHustle'' uses her slipper.
* Jessica Alba's character in ''Film/{{Machete}}'' [[DualWielding dual-wields]] stiletto-heeled shoes at one point.
* A character is garrotted with the laces of a pair of bowling shoes in ''Film/{{Gutterballs}}''.
* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Dawn Summers]] has most of her head cut off by a thrown ice skate in the ''Film/BlackChristmas2006'' remake.
* Mia Thermopolis, in ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'', slaps Josh Bryant with her flip flop for kissing her.
* Renate in ''Film/IronSky'' [[spoiler:stabs Klaus with her high heel]] near the end of the film.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Akiko Narumi in ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' uses this at least OnceAnEpisode.
* In the first episode of ''Series/TheITCrowd'', Roy yells at a woman who called for assistance. At the end of the episode, she comes down to the IT cave and beats him with her shoe.
* Rejected in ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode 'The Poison Sky'. Initially, Donna (Catherine Tate) was supposed to KO a Sontaran with a shoe. Problem? In her words: 'But because I'll only wear trainers, they didn't want it to be a trainer. Or thought probably a trainer would be too soft.'
** In "The God Complex" Rory complains of Amy having hit him with a shoe for insulting the Doctor. Worse, she had to ''bend down and unlace it first!''
* Series/{{Supernatural}}: [[spoiler: The Wicked Witch of the West]] is brought down by a high heeled shoe to the face by Charlie, complete with the bad pun "Heel!" just before impact.


[[folder: Radio ]]

* [[Radio/TheFrantics Boot to the Head]]


[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]

* A loaded boot was the signature weapon of The white masked Grappler.
* JJ Dillon used to regularly give one of his shoes to a member of Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen to use as a weapon on their opponents.
* Back in the old days, any wrestler who wore cowboy boots in the ring might take one off to hit an opponent with it.


[[folder: Stand Up Comedy ]]

* In ''Delirious'', Creator/EddieMurphy talks about his mother's shoe-throwing ability (including around corners).


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Shante from the ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad'' series can equip shoes and fights with them by taking them off and beating monsters over the head with them.
* In the "Soccer" game on the ''WiiFit'', you have to hit the soccer balls but dodge obstacles like flying shoes.
* The ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' example makes it into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMMUjRHUJFI#t=2m45s the Ganbaride trading card arcade game]], but shot up full of [[MundaneMadeAwesome AWESOME.]]
* One of B Jenet's super moves in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XI'' revolves around this trope.
* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', players infiltrate the Dragonmaw Orcs in Shadowmoon disguised as an Orc Overseer, and one of the duties Overseers have is to discipline disobedient peons. This is done with "[[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang Booterang]]", a boot that flies through the air, hits a worthless peon, and returns to the thrower.
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'', the battles with [[TheDragon Kamek]] have him transform all of the stickers you use to battle into ''sandals'', forcing you to fight him like this.
* In one of the lores from ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', Abd al-Hazir mentions the time when his tent was ransacked by some quill fiends that he had to beat off with a shoe.
* Discussed in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' when [[PlayerCharacter CJ]] finds out the desperate scarcity of weaponry in Grove street.
--> '''CJ''': Well what you going to do if the Ballas roll through, throw shoes at them?

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' "Notes to You" and its remake "Back Alley Oproar" a cat (Sylvester in the later version) is singing in an alley keeping someone (WesternAnimation/{{Porky|Pig}} in the original, Elmer in the remake) from getting sleep, who throws shoes (among other things) at the cat.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Rolf does this twice, and one of which [[DualWielding with multiple shoes]].
* American Maid from ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' uses her [[CombatStilettos stiletto heels]] as throwing weapons.
* ''Animation/SpaceThunderKids'': "I PLOTEST I PLOTEST I PLOTEST!!!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Itchy and Scratchy Land" Marge points out that violence isn't so funny what it happens to you. Bart says that it is funny watching it happen to someone else, which Lisa demonstrates by tossing her shoe at Bart. [[ActuallyPrettyFunny Marge does find it funny]], before sending Lisa to her room.

[[folder: Real Life ]]
* Legend had it that this appended with Nikita Khrushchev and his shoe-banging in the UN meeting in 1960, or so the story goes.
* At a press conference in Iraq, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWt3-kPBQ4A someone threw both his shoes]] at UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, who dodged both of them. Throwing shoes at someone is an especially great insult in many countries of the Middle East (not that it's a compliment elsewhere, but...). The guy [[HoistByHisOwnPetard was himself the victim of]] a shoe slap a year later in Paris, by another journalist who accused him of supporting dictatorship in Iraq. His reaction?
--> "He stole my technique."
* [[TheOtherWiki The Other Wiki]] has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoeing this entry]] on the phenomenon, and several examples.