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* ''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.


* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'': [[TheBigGirl Det. Rosa Diaz]] wears leather motorcycle boots that are as tough as she is.

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* %%(ZCE)* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'': [[TheBigGirl Det. Rosa Diaz]] wears leather motorcycle boots that are as tough as she is. (Is she tough? How so? This example says nothing to someone that doesn't know the series.)

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* ''ComicBook/HackSlash'' has Cassie Hack wear black boots that help her with the dangerous [[SerialKillerKiller activities]] she involves herself in. They also help to cover up her AgonyOfTheFeet.

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* [[TheHero Rean Schwarzer]] from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' wears boots from the second game and beyond.

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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 boots.

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* ''Film/{{DEBS}}''. All the TeenSuperSpy characters wear black shoes with heels except for Max, a tough black chick who wears black combat boots.


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* '''Substantial:''' Boots of Toughness are not flimsy or delicate. They don't look fragile, and they don't require lots of attention. Wipe off the mud and the blood and the beer, give 'em a quick swipe of shoe polish once in a while, and they're good to go. The character wearing fancy python-leather cowboy boots with lots of tooling and inlay work is probably not a tough working cowboy his boots aren't suitable.

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* '''Substantial:''' Boots of Toughness are not flimsy or delicate. They don't look fragile, and they don't require lots of attention. Wipe off the mud and the blood and the beer, give 'em a quick swipe of shoe polish once in a while, and they're good to go. The character wearing fancy python-leather cowboy boots with lots of tooling and inlay work is probably not a tough working cowboy -- his boots aren't suitable.



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* Part of badass bounty hunter/biker Leonard Small's wardrobe in ''Film/RaisingArizona'' - true enough, when [[spoiler: he gets blown up by a grenade]] the boots are all that's left of him.

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* Part of badass bounty hunter/biker Leonard Small's wardrobe in ''Film/RaisingArizona'' - -- true enough, when [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he gets blown up by a grenade]] the boots are all that's left of him.



** In [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]] the War Doctor, the one who fought in the Time War, wears boots. His more pacifistic incarnations wear shoes of various kinds.
** Ace habitually wears rugged Doc Marten boots, rather than the fashionable shoes favoured by most companions.

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor"]] Doctor]]" the War Doctor, the one who fought in the Time War, wears boots. His more pacifistic incarnations wear shoes of various kinds.
** Ace habitually wears rugged Doc Marten boots, rather than the fashionable shoes favoured favored by most companions.



* Nancy Sinatra sings about her boots as a metaphor for becoming tough in her hit, "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'":
--> These boots are made for walkin'
--> And that's just what they'll do
--> One of these days these boots
--> Are gonna walk all over you.

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* Nancy Sinatra sings about her boots as a metaphor for becoming tough in her hit, "These Boots Are Made For for Walkin'":
--> These -->''These boots are made for walkin'
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walkin'\\
And that's just what they'll do
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do\\
One of these days these boots
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boots\\
Are gonna walk all over you.''



* ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'': 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/FairlyOddparents'': ''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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* Part of badass bounty hunter/biker Leonard Small's wardrobe in ''RaisingArizona'' - true enough, when [[spoiler: he gets blown up by a grenade]] the boots are all that's left of him.

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* Part of badass bounty hunter/biker Leonard Small's wardrobe in ''RaisingArizona'' ''Film/RaisingArizona'' - true enough, when [[spoiler: he gets blown up by a grenade]] the boots are all that's left of him.

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* In the early 70's ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} wore slippers. Then she changed her costume and replaced the slippers with knee-length red boots made of a fabric just as invulnerable as herself.


Like other articles of clothing, [[ClothingReflectsPersonality a character's footwear can speak volumes about what the audience can or shouldn't expect from them]]. When the character is wearing good solid boots, it's usually a safe bet that they aren't going to turn out to be a pushover or a wimp. These are Boots Of Toughness: boots used to signify that the character is tough. The boots themselves don't have to be tough; they may be battered, damaged, mended or even almost completely worn out. What they do have to be is Substantial, Sturdy, and Practical.

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Like other articles of clothing, [[ClothingReflectsPersonality a character's footwear can speak volumes about what the audience can or shouldn't expect from them]]. When the character is wearing good solid boots, it's usually a safe bet that they aren't going to turn out to be a pushover or a wimp. These are Boots Of of Toughness: boots used to signify that the character is tough. The boots themselves don't have to be tough; they may be battered, damaged, mended or even almost completely worn out. What they do have to be is Substantial, Sturdy, and Practical.



* '''Practical:''' Whatever it is the character needs to do, these boots make that easier, or at the very least, they do not make it more difficult. High-heeled fashion boots generally fail these criteria, although CombatStilettos in boot form can count in that the character wearing them demonstrates their toughness by not being handicapped by the high, narrow heels.

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* '''Practical:''' Whatever it is the character needs to do, these boots make that easier, or easier or, at the very least, they do not make it more difficult. High-heeled fashion boots generally fail these criteria, although CombatStilettos in boot form can count in that the character wearing them demonstrates their toughness by not being handicapped by the high, narrow heels.



* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'''s Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg wear tough boots, and even tougher ''socks'' inside those boots. They spend a lot of time walking and working outdoors in a mountainous terrain, and they're ''tough'' women.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'''s ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** The Lancre witches
Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg wear tough boots, and even tougher ''socks'' inside those boots. They spend a lot of time walking and working outdoors in a mountainous terrain, and they're ''tough'' women.



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': Wendy Corduroy wears mud caked boots and more often than not comes off like a slacker. But in "Into the Bunker" she fights an inhuman monster that has taken her shape, and acquits herself admirably against something quite strong. It should be mentioned that Wendy is the only daughter of an extremely tough lumberjack.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': Wendy Corduroy wears mud caked boots and more often than not comes off like as a slacker. But in "Into "[[Recap/GravityFallsS2E2IntoTheBunker Into the Bunker" Bunker]]" she fights an inhuman monster that has taken her shape, and acquits herself admirably against something quite strong. It should be mentioned that Wendy is the only daughter of an extremely tough lumberjack.


* '''Sturdy:''' While the boots don't have currently be in good condition, they need to give the impression that it took a lot of time and hard usage to beat them up or break them down that badly. If they are in good condition, they need to stand up to hard wear.
* '''Practical:''' Whatever it is the character needs to do, these boots make that easier, or at the very least, they do not make it more difficult. High-heeled fashion boots generally fail this criteria, although CombatStilettos in boot form can count in that the character wearing them demonstrates their toughness by not being handicapped by the high, narrow heels.

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* '''Sturdy:''' While the boots don't have to currently be in good condition, they need to give the impression that it took a lot of time and hard usage to beat them up or break them down that badly. If they are in good condition, they need to stand up to hard wear.
* '''Practical:''' Whatever it is the character needs to do, these boots make that easier, or at the very least, they do not make it more difficult. High-heeled fashion boots generally fail this these criteria, although CombatStilettos in boot form can count in that the character wearing them demonstrates their toughness by not being handicapped by the high, narrow heels.

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* ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'': It's hard to tell with the art style but Mae, the player character points out in a line of dilogue that she's wearing boots which fits her tough tomboy personality.

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