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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'''

The shoe is another one of those perfect {{improvised weapon}}s. 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.
* In the first episode of ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' AXS, Chris throws one of her shoes at Hibiki after the latter fails to hear over the noise of a helicopter.
* When battling Giga, Anime/BoboboboBobobo exhausts all of his attacks, none of which seem to work against Giga. Don Patch then reccomends he use the "Fist of the Wap Wap with the Bottom of the Slipper Attack", which involves [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin hitting your opponent with a slipper]]. Much to Beauty's surprise, it works.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has an assassin named Blue Eyes who once threw a stiletto into a man's eye socket and killed him. [[Film/AustinPowers But who throws a shoe? Honestly!]]


[[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.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{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.)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' features quite a bit of this. Miguel's Abuelita Elena uses her ''chancla'' as a fearsome weapon towards any musicians who get too close to her family's workshop, and Mamá Imelda uses her boot to pummel the computer of a hapless [[CelestialBureaucracy afterlife immigration agent]]. Imelda also uses her boot as a weapon against [[spoiler: Ernesto de la Cruz]] after learning [[spoiler: Ernesto is responsible for her husband's untimely demise.]]


[[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.
* ''Film/FunnyMan'': The Funny Man kills one of his victims by [[EyeScream stabbing him in the eye]] with a high-heeled shoe.
* ''Film/TheLastJedi'': While escaping from jail, DJ hits a couple of police officers with his boots, which he has slung over his shoulders.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Akiko Narumi in ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' uses a green slipper to DopeSlap Shotaro 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.
* In the first episode of the deservedly short-lived dramatic series ''The Playboy Club'', one of the new Playboy Bunnies is fending off the unwanted attentions of a mobster. During the struggle, they both fall to the floor. She kicks him in the head, and her high heel (the dress code specified three inches) penetrates his temple and goes into his brain, killing him.


[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]

* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': In "The Killing Distance", Willie takes down an assassin who is fleeing on a motorcycle by throwing his boot at him and knocking him off his bike.


[[folder: Radio ]]

* Radio/TheFrantics' "Last Will and Temperament" sketch consists mainly of [[MemeticMutation boots 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.
* Theodore "Teddy" Long often used his penny loafers as weapons.
* Wrestling/VickieGuerrero tried throwing her shoe at Wrestling/TrishStratus, but she ducked. Then she tried to club her with her other shoe, but Trish kicked her down, then grabbed the shoe and used it to spank Vickie's butt.
* At ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble 2014'', Wrestling/KofiKingston pulled off Wrestling/JackSwagger's shoe and hit him in the head with it.
* Wrestling/{{Layla}} once threw a shoe that nailed Wrestling/CMPunk in the face.


[[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 ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/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 "WesternAnimation/BackAlleyOproar" 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."
* Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoeing this entry]] on the phenomenon, and several examples.
* In Mexico, ''la chancla'' ("the sandal") is commonly used by mothers to hit misbehaving children.