Lampshaded: "What are those things Alice is always wearing on her feet? And how come none of us have them?"
Invoked: Alice wants to stand out more, so she takes to wearing fancy sandals to look more fashionable.
Defied: Alice has just moved into her new town, but loses the bag containing her sandals in transit, and goes bare-pawed for the rest of the series.
Discussed: "Sometimes I feel sorry for Alice, wearing those sandals all the time. There's nothing more refreshing than the feeling of grass beneath your paws."
Conversed: "You know that cartoon with the cutesy animals? It always bugged me how the cat on there was the only one who wore shoes. Where'd she even get them in the first place?"
Deconstructed: Alice's sandals have made her the target of ridicule for the rest of the forest, who see her need of footwear as a sign of weakness.
Despite the ridicule, Alice brushes off the teasing from her friends because she enjoys the comfort of her sandals, and because they provide an additional fashion accessory to make her the envy of her shoeless friends.
Bob: "You look like a schmuck with those things strapped to your feet." (Alice kicks him in the shins as hard as she can.) Alice: "You can't do that barefoot." Bob: "Duly noted. I may need medical attention."