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* Shiki Ryougi from ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' undergoes a drastic internal transformation following her two-year coma, going from an angsty, confused teenager to a brutal, if sentimental CombatPragmatist. The only outward change that signifies it, however (besides a slightly different haircut), is that she goes from wearing geta (traditional wooden sandals) to practical army boots.

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* Shiki Ryougi from ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' ''LightNovel/TheGardenOfSinners'' undergoes a drastic internal transformation following her two-year coma, going from an angsty, confused teenager to a brutal, if sentimental CombatPragmatist. The only outward change that signifies it, however (besides a slightly different haircut), is that she goes from wearing geta (traditional wooden sandals) to practical army boots.



* Rather than the pixie boots his predecessors wore [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Robin III]] (Tim Drake) wears metal toed tabi boots.

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* Rather than the pixie boots his predecessors wore [[Comicbook/RobinSeries [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin III]] (Tim Drake) wears metal toed tabi boots.

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* [[Comicbook/{{Apocalypse}} The title villain of]] ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' wears combat boots that not only are true to the comics, but have the practical effect of making his portrayer Creator/OscarIsaac [[ScullyBox look taller]].
* ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' has ActionGirl Jaylah wearing some [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/05/61/71/056171d774984be0b1cf574128481099.jpg sturdy leather boots]], which even have heels for extra toughness.


** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'': Trevor Phillips is a meth-addled FunctionalAddict with a thermonuclear HairTriggerTemper and [[AxCrazy a violent streak a mile wide]], and he starts off with a pair of sturdy worn work boots as battered as everything that he owns. In his very first cutscene, he uses them to stomp [[spoiler:Johnny Klebitz]]'s head flat.

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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'': Trevor Phillips is a meth-addled FunctionalAddict [[AddledAddict meth-addled]] semi-FunctionalAddict with a thermonuclear HairTriggerTemper and [[AxCrazy a violent streak a mile wide]], and he starts off with a pair of sturdy worn work boots as battered as everything that he owns. In his very first cutscene, he uses them to stomp [[spoiler:Johnny Klebitz]]'s head flat.


** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'': Trevor Phillips starts off with a pair of sturdy worn work boots as ragged as everything that he, a meth-addled FunctionalAddict with a thermonuclear HairTriggerTemper, owns. In his very first cutscene, he uses them to stomp [[spoiler:Johnny Klebitz]]'s head flat.

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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'': Trevor Phillips is a meth-addled FunctionalAddict with a thermonuclear HairTriggerTemper and [[AxCrazy a violent streak a mile wide]], and he starts off with a pair of sturdy worn work boots as ragged battered as everything that he, a meth-addled FunctionalAddict with a thermonuclear HairTriggerTemper, he owns. In his very first cutscene, he uses them to stomp [[spoiler:Johnny Klebitz]]'s head flat.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto''
** Niko Bellic, PlayerCharacter of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', comes out of the boat and onto Liberty City wearing a pair of [[BlandNameProduct Hinterland]] hiking boots, and he's a tough, no-nonsense criminal with the highest amount of named kills in the franchise. There's a contrast between his boots and the smart dress shoes of his innocuous, (mostly) law-abiding cousin Roman.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'': Trevor Phillips starts off with a pair of sturdy worn work boots as ragged as everything that he, a meth-addled FunctionalAddict with a thermonuclear HairTriggerTemper, owns. In his very first cutscene, he uses them to stomp [[spoiler:Johnny Klebitz]]'s head flat.


* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': The only classes who ''don't'' wear boots are the Scout, who opts for cleats instead, and the Spy, who wears what has to be the world's most uncomfortable pair of dress shoes.

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': The only classes who ''don't'' wear boots are the Scout, who opts for cleats instead, to go with his sports theme, and the Spy, who wears what has to be the world's most uncomfortable pair of dress shoes.shoes to go with his three-piece suit.


* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In the AlternateRealityEpisode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVapireSlayerS3E9TheWish The Wish]]", a DarkerAndEdgier Buffy wears cargo pants and combat boots, in contrast to the ActionFashionista we're used to.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In the AlternateRealityEpisode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVapireSlayerS3E9TheWish "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E9TheWish The Wish]]", a DarkerAndEdgier Buffy wears cargo pants and combat boots, in contrast to the ActionFashionista we're used to.


* Franchise/Batman started out wearing a typical "Superhero" suit, with footwear that was more like a form-fitting slipper than an actual "shoe", but more recent depictions have him wearing something more akin to a boot, often with a closeup of the tread while he's kicking someone or swinging.

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* Franchise/Batman Batman started out wearing a typical "Superhero" suit, with footwear that was more like a form-fitting slipper than an actual "shoe", but more recent depictions have him wearing something more akin to a boot, often with a closeup of the tread while he's kicking someone or swinging.


* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[DrillSergeantNasty Holly Blue Agate]] is the authoritarian supervisor of Pink Diamond's Quartz soldiers and zoo, and wears white thigh-high boots.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[DrillSergeantNasty Holly Blue Agate]] is the authoritarian supervisor of Pink Diamond's Quartz soldiers and zoo, and wears white thigh-high low-heeled boots.


* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In the AlternateRealityEpisode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVapireSlayerS3E10TheWish The Wish]]", a DarkerAndEdgier Buffy wears cargo pants and combat boots, in contrast to the ActionFashionista we're used to.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In the AlternateRealityEpisode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVapireSlayerS3E10TheWish "[[Recap/BuffyTheVapireSlayerS3E9TheWish The Wish]]", a DarkerAndEdgier Buffy wears cargo pants and combat boots, in contrast to the ActionFashionista we're used to.


* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In the AlternateRealityEpisode "The Wish", a DarkerAndEdgier Buffy wears cargo pants and combat boots, in contrast to the ActionFashionista we're used to.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In the AlternateRealityEpisode "The Wish", "[[Recap/BuffyTheVapireSlayerS3E10TheWish The Wish]]", a DarkerAndEdgier Buffy wears cargo pants and combat boots, in contrast to the ActionFashionista we're used to.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': Daria and her best friend Jane, equally prickly and indomitable, and equally fans of combat boots.


* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Indiana as an AdventurerArchaeologist wears boots, tough enough for stomping killer ants. His teacher persona does ''not'' wear them, opting for everyday shoes, not that he'd need them since when he's teaching, nothing "adventurey" happens.

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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Indiana as an AdventurerArchaeologist wears boots, Alden 405s, expensive orthopedic boots tough enough for stomping killer ants. His teacher persona does ''not'' wear them, opting for everyday shoes, not that he'd need them since when he's teaching, nothing "adventurey" happens.

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* Franchise/Batman started out wearing a typical "Superhero" suit, with footwear that was more like a form-fitting slipper than an actual "shoe", but more recent depictions have him wearing something more akin to a boot, often with a closeup of the tread while he's kicking someone or swinging.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Jorgen Von Strangle is the toughest Fairy in Fairy World, and dresses like a drill sergeant, right down to the combat boots.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Jorgen Von Strangle in the page image is the toughest Fairy in Fairy World, and dresses like a drill sergeant, {{drill sergeant|Nasty}}, right down to the combat boots.

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