Tricked-Out Shoes

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 Applied Phlebotinum.

Can overlap with Nice Shoes (if the shoes are pimped out enough), Shoe Phone (if the item is actually a shoe).

Compare Jet Pack (which covers Rocket Boots), Tricked-Out Gloves, Armed Legs, Shoe Slap. See also Magical Accessory.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Air Gear has the Wind having ATs that retract leaving them with normal looking shoes when they aren't in use.
  • Conan of Detective Conan has shoes that deliver an electric current through his legs. This greatly enhances his kicking ability.
  • Daimos: Daimos had rockets on its feet AND retractable spikes to simultanesouly kick and stab Robeasts with.
  • Mazinger Z: In episode 18, Mazinger-Z's feet got modified to include rockets allowed the Humongous Mecha move underwater.
  • Megaman NT Warrior: Lan could attach wheels to his shoes to make them Rollerblade Good.
  • Gunsmith Cats: Minnie-May keeps a small explosive kit in the heel of her shoe.
  • Ichi the Killer fights with a special shoe that has a blade on it's heel.
  • In 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 One Piece: 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 Black Lagoon wears shoes with heel blades, which she uses to very painful effect on an unfortunate mook at the Yellow Flag.

    Comic Books 
  • Occasional X-Men member Dazzler has been known to have skates that stuck to her shoes.
  • Iron Man 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.
  • Chase Stein has recently obtained the Footstigons, which like his previously owned Fistigons shoots flames. He uses them to fly.
  • The Spider-Man villain Mysterio has used magnetic boots in order to mimic Spidey's wall-crawling.
  • In the very early days of Batman, before the utility bely was fully established, Batman would carry chemicals in the heels of his boots that could be mixed to create an explosive.

  • Batman & Robin has the infamous "Batman on Ice" scene.
  • The more popular Batman movie Batman Begins 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 The Dark Knight, the Joker has a blade hidden in the tip of his shoe.
  • Jade Fox in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has a spring-loaded shoe-knife.
  • In From Russia with Love, Spectre agents develop a weapon that fits a hidden, retractable poison blade into the sole of a shoe, to give it a "nastier kick".
  • Goldfinger had Bond wearing one shoe with a trick heel where he concealed one of the miniature radio tracers given to him by Q.
  • L.A. Story: 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.
  • Undercover Brother. 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 Wild Wild West film, the Gadgeteer Genius 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 blades in his arms.
  • In the Street Fighter film, Bison wears boots that allow him to levitate. How this works is never explained, but this is the least of the movie's problems.
  • Marty McFly's self-tying Nikes in Back to the Future Part II.
    • Which have now been made for real (except for the self-tying part) and are being auctioned off to support Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's Charity.
  • The Goonies: Data and his Slick Shoes.

  • In Isaac Asimov's Lucky Starr novels, Martian boots have built-in hidden containers for small useful items.
  • Doc Savage was a man Crazy-Prepared 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).

    Live Action TV 
  • Get Smart has a Shoe Phone.
    • Maxwell Smart has also occasionally had other things in the heels of his shoes, like Cyanide Pills.
  • Deadliest Warrior: the retractable shoe knife used by the KGB.
  • Jim West in The Wild Wild West TV show had a blade in the tip of the shoe and whatever the plot demands in his heel.
  • Partway through Kamen Rider Drive, Kiriko receives special boots based off of the Drive suit which can be powered, enhancing her running, jumping, and kicks (much like Detective Conan, above).
  • 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 The '70s, 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 glittery boots with Spring Coils grown out of the outsoles, and reveals that they materialize from white sparkles of undisclosed origin.


    Real Life 
  • 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 overshoe.
    • There have also been attempts to build a shoe with hidden wheels that pop out.
    • Skate shoes, including models that combine Grind Boots.

    Tabletop Games 
  • One of the original gadgets in the James Bond 007 was the shoe escape kit.


    Video Games 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess features Iron Boots, which, allow you to Wall Crawl on certain magnetic surfaces, as well as anchoring you firmly enough to withstand a rolling Goron, and, in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, sinking on 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 Rail Grinding. Featured in Sonic Adventure 2.
  • In Team Fortress 2:
    • The Soldier can equip Gunboats: Steel-shoes that allow him to absorb damage from Rocket Jumps, and he also has the Mantreads, which decrease the knockback from explosions and Pyro Airblasts, as well as allow him to Goomba Stomp 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 Bashing.
  • Bayonetta: Bayonetta could attach weapons to her shoes, specifically the back of her heels.
  • Kazooie has four pairs of these — the Turbo Trainers (for Super Speed), the Wading Boots (for walking across shallow yet dangerous surfaces), the Springy Step Shoes (for making a Spring Jump, of course), and the Claw Clamber Boots (for walking up walls).
  • Portal 2: the 'Long Fall Boots' Chell wears to prevent fall damage.
  • Cerberus soldiers in Mass Effect 3 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 Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet has the Magneboots (later replaced by the Gravity Boots), which allow him to stick to certain surfaces. He also has Grind Boots, which allow him to grind down rails. The Charge Boots, present from Going Commando to Tools of Destruction, allow Ratchet to dash forward with rocket boosters in the shoes, and the Hoverboots replaced them starting with A Crack in Time.


    Western Animation