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* In ''WebComic/YokokasQuest'', Yokoka says in the first Q&A strip that she goes barefoot because she was never given any shoes, but she likes walking barefoot anyway.


* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|UK}}'', the titular menace, while not normally seeming this way, does occasionally seem like this. In a 2004 comic, he did a menace race barefoot, unlike his running mates, and also in 2004, there was a comic where the town held a foot competition. Completely normal, of course...

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|UK}}'', the titular menace, while not normally seeming this way, does occasionally seem like this. In a 2004 comic, he did a menace race barefoot, unlike his running mates, and also in 2004, there was a comic where he, Walter, and Sergeant Slipper stuck their bare feet (or attempted to, at least) in front of a new restaurant. At the town held a foot competition. Completely normal, beginning of course...the strip, Dennis boasts how even his socks are menacing and he hadn't changed them for 4 years.


* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' includes Lapis Lazuli, who is perpetually barefoot, ostensibly by choice as all gems can freely manipulate their appearance, including clothes. She only wears shoes in her baseball outfit in [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E5HitTheDiamond "Hit the Diamond"]], and [[spoiler:she wears a pair of gold sandals after regenerating]]. Later episodes revealed Rose Quartz didn't wear shoes either, an interesting coincidence as both Rose and Lapis are also the only two Gems to wear long dresses regularly. Downplayed with Steven and his father Greg, who almost always wear flip-flops.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' includes ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
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Lapis Lazuli, who Lazuli is perpetually barefoot, ostensibly by choice as all gems Gems can freely manipulate their appearance, including clothes. She only wears shoes in her baseball outfit in [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E5HitTheDiamond "Hit the Diamond"]], and [[spoiler:she wears a pair of gold sandals after regenerating]]. Later episodes revealed regenerating]].
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Rose Quartz didn't wear shoes either, an interesting coincidence as both Rose and Lapis are also the only two Gems to wear long dresses regularly. Downplayed with Steven and his father Greg, who almost always wear flip-flops.flip-flops.
** Stevonnie, Steven and Connie's {{fusion|Dance}}, is usually barefoot as their feet are too large to fit either Steven or Connie's shoes. The only time they ''were'' wearing shoes, it was a very flexible slipper that Steven had been wearing that could presumably stretch.


* MagicalBarefooter: Characters with magical powers sometimes go barefoot - this may be because they need contact with the soil for their powers, because they are invulnerable to injury or soiling, to demonstrate their lack of interest in social conventions, or to demonstrate their "higher being" status.

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* MagicalBarefooter: Characters with magical powers sometimes go barefoot - this may be because they need contact with the soil for their powers, because they are invulnerable to injury or soiling, to demonstrate their lack of interest in social conventions, or to demonstrate their "higher being" status.



* The title character from the comic panel ''ComicStrip/{{Ziggy}}'' seems to go barefoot... although that may be an artistic convention, as he seems to be the only person in the panel with his character design.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' parodies this trope on [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1998/08/16 August 16th, 1998.]] Seeing that the sun is shining exeedingly bright, Jon tries a walk in the front yard before going through a lot of mishaps. Needless to say, Garfield [[BreakingTheFourthWall quips to the audience in dismay]].
* {{Downplayed|Trope}} in ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', Phoebe goes barefoot more than the average ([[BarefootCartoonAnimal human]]) cartoon character, but not excessively often.



* In ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'', Daisy Mae Scragg never wears shoes.



* In "ComicStrip/Red and Rover", this is definitely the case with Red in all the summer strips. One has him announcing it's summer vacation to his dog, Rover. Rover bounds to meet him, knocking Red's shoes and socks off in the process, and his thought bubble is "Whaddya wanna do first?" Red's reply is "Trade my shoes and socks for a pair of bare feet." Another one has him taking his shoes, socks, and shirt off, saying "Summer vacation, it is here!" Another has him ripping his shoes, socks, shirt, and even trousers off, revealing his swimming costume, saying he certainly is prepared for summer vacation. And yet another has him going to the shoe shop, saying shoes feel odd, and his mum saying any shoes would, as he's spent the entire summer barefoot.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' parodies this trope on [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1998/08/16 August 16th, 1998.]] Seeing that the sun is shining exeedingly bright, Jon tries a walk in the front yard before going through a lot of mishaps. Needless to say, Garfield [[BreakingTheFourthWall quips to the audience in dismay]].
* In "ComicStrip/Red and Rover", ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'', Daisy Mae Scragg never wears shoes.
* {{Downplayed|Trope}} in ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', Phoebe goes barefoot more than the average ([[BarefootCartoonAnimal human]]) cartoon character, but not excessively often.
* In ''ComicStrip/RedAndRover'',
this is definitely the case with Red in all the summer strips. One has him announcing it's summer vacation to his dog, Rover. Rover bounds to meet him, knocking Red's shoes and socks off in the process, and his thought bubble is "Whaddya wanna do first?" Red's reply is "Trade my shoes and socks for a pair of bare feet." Another one has him taking his shoes, socks, and shirt off, saying "Summer vacation, it is here!" Another has him ripping his shoes, socks, shirt, and even trousers off, revealing his swimming costume, saying he certainly is prepared for summer vacation. And yet another has him going to the shoe shop, saying shoes feel odd, and his mum saying any shoes would, as he's spent the entire summer barefoot.barefoot.
* The title character from the comic panel ''ComicStrip/{{Ziggy}}'' seems to go barefoot... although that may be an artistic convention, as he seems to be the only person in the panel with his character design.



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* [[TheOphelia Misty Day]] in ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven''.



* [[TheOphelia Misty Day]] in ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven''.



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* If the animated version is anything to go by, Bibi Blocksberg[[note]]The title character of a German radio show.[[/note]] only ever seems to just wear socks. Averted in the live-action film, where not only does she wear shoes, but a slightly different outfit as well.

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* If the animated version is anything to go by, Bibi Blocksberg[[note]]The ''Bibi Blocksberg''[[note]]The title character of a German radio show.[[/note]] only ever seems to just wear socks. Averted in the live-action film, where not only does she wear shoes, but a slightly different outfit as well.



* Anna from ''WesternAnimation/TheStoryKeepers''. Wiki/TheOtherWiki even calls her "the barefoot streetwise member of the group".
* Half of the cast of the Mondo TV rendition of ''Sandokan'' go barefoot, including Tremal-Naik, Kammamuri and sometimes even Sandokan himself.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' includes Lapis Lazuli, who is perpetually barefoot, ostensibly by choice as all gems can freely manipulate their appearance, including clothes. She only wears shoes in her baseball outfit in "Hit the Diamond", and [[spoiler:she wears a pair of gold sandals after regenerating]]. Later episodes revealed Rose Quartz didn't wear shoes either, an interesting coincidence as both Rose and Lapis are also the only two gems to wear long dresses regularly. Downplayed with Steven and his father Greg, who almost always wear flip-flops.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' includes Lapis Lazuli, who is perpetually barefoot, ostensibly by choice as all gems can freely manipulate their appearance, including clothes. She only wears shoes in her baseball outfit in [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E5HitTheDiamond "Hit the Diamond", Diamond"]], and [[spoiler:she wears a pair of gold sandals after regenerating]]. Later episodes revealed Rose Quartz didn't wear shoes either, an interesting coincidence as both Rose and Lapis are also the only two gems Gems to wear long dresses regularly. Downplayed with Steven and his father Greg, who almost always wear flip-flops.flip-flops.
* Anna from ''WesternAnimation/TheStoryKeepers''. Wiki/TheOtherWiki even calls her "the barefoot streetwise member of the group".
* Half of the cast of the Mondo TV rendition of ''Sandokan'' go barefoot, including Tremal-Naik, Kammamuri and sometimes even Sandokan himself.


* EarthyBarefootCharacter: To show that they are connected to the soil in some way. This may overlap with the previous bullet if they have [[DishingOutDirt elemental]] or [[FertileFeet nature-linked]] powers that are weakened or neutralised if they don't have skin contact with the ground, but it's frequently just a metaphor. The NatureHero, BarbarianHero, NobleSavage, HotGypsyWoman, and JunglePrincess are often barefoot.

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* EarthyBarefootCharacter: To show that they are connected to the soil in some way. This may overlap with the previous bullet other subtropes if they have [[DishingOutDirt elemental]] or [[FertileFeet nature-linked]] powers that are weakened or neutralised if they don't have skin contact with the ground, but it's frequently just a metaphor. The NatureHero, BarbarianHero, NobleSavage, HotGypsyWoman, and JunglePrincess are often barefoot.


* Most {{Wild Samoan}}s wrestle barefoot, to help put over the "island savage" gimmick (exceptions include Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}, Manu, Wrestling/SamoaJoe, and Wrestling/TheUsos). Rikishi did go barefoot earlier in his career when he was Fatu of the Headshrinkers (WWF) and the Samoan SWAT Team (WCW). In the mid-90's, the Headshrinkers had a gimmick where their manager, Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano, tried to "civilize" them by making them wear boots in the ring, and they had trouble climbing to the top rope and doing other moves because they couldn't get used to not being barefoot.

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* Most {{Wild Samoan}}s wrestle barefoot, to help put over the "island savage" gimmick (exceptions include Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}, Manu, Wrestling/SamoaJoe, and Wrestling/TheUsos). Rikishi did go barefoot earlier in his career when he was Fatu of the Headshrinkers Wrestling/TheHeadshrinkers (WWF) and the Samoan SWAT Team (WCW). In the mid-90's, the Headshrinkers had a gimmick where their manager, Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano, tried to "civilize" them by making them wear boots in the ring, and they had trouble climbing to the top rope and doing other moves because they couldn't get used to not being barefoot.


* The UrExampple in this field is probably Clarence Eklund, a catch wrestler who became famous for wrestling with bare feet as opposed to wearing the boots or wrestling shoes which were and are synonymous with pro wrestling.

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* The UrExampple UrExample in this field is probably Clarence Eklund, a catch wrestler who became famous for wrestling with bare feet as opposed to wearing the boots or wrestling shoes which were and are synonymous with pro wrestling.



* Most {{Wild Samoan}}s wrestle barefoot, to help put over the "island savage" gimmick (exceptions include Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}, Manu, Wrestling/SamoaJoe, and Wrestling/TheUsos). Rikishi did go barefoot earlier in his career when he was Fatu of the Headshrinkers (WWF) and the Samoan SWAT Team (WCW). In the mid-90's, the Headshrinkers had a gimmick where their manager, Captain Lou Albano, tried to "civilize" them by making them wear boots in the ring, and they had trouble climbing to the top rope and doing other moves because they couldn't get used to not being barefoot.

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* Most {{Wild Samoan}}s wrestle barefoot, to help put over the "island savage" gimmick (exceptions include Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}, Manu, Wrestling/SamoaJoe, and Wrestling/TheUsos). Rikishi did go barefoot earlier in his career when he was Fatu of the Headshrinkers (WWF) and the Samoan SWAT Team (WCW). In the mid-90's, the Headshrinkers had a gimmick where their manager, Captain Lou Albano, Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano, tried to "civilize" them by making them wear boots in the ring, and they had trouble climbing to the top rope and doing other moves because they couldn't get used to not being barefoot.



* [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] sometimes wrestles without boots or socks, though it doesn't seem to be a consistent thing and with him, not much is consistent anyway. It is probably less disliking shoes and more liking working up a sweat and using his smelly feet for and advantage.

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* [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] sometimes wrestles without boots or socks, though it doesn't seem to be a consistent thing and with him, not much is consistent anyway. It is probably less disliking shoes and more liking working up a sweat and using his smelly feet for and an advantage.



* WWE wrestler Wrestling/AlexanderRusev used to wrestle in footwraps, mostly due to having trained with the Samoan Rikishi. After suffering an ankle injury during a match, he took to wearing wrestling boots and because of this, wrestling without shoes in WWE is no longer allowed.

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* WWE wrestler Wrestling/AlexanderRusev [[Wrestling/RusevAndLana Rusev]] used to wrestle in footwraps, mostly due to having trained with the Samoan Rikishi. After suffering an ankle injury during a match, he took to wearing wrestling boots and because of this, wrestling without shoes in WWE is no longer allowed.


* Necro Butcher was told at last minute he had to do a run-in on a Wrestling/RingOfHonor show, and was wearing flip-flops. It wouldn't do a [[GarbageWrestler hardcore [=SOB=]]] like himself to be wearing flip-flops and be whaling on people with chairs, so he went in barefoot. It's become a trademark.

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* Necro Butcher Wrestling/NecroButcher was told at last minute he had to do a run-in on a Wrestling/RingOfHonor show, and was wearing flip-flops. It wouldn't do a [[GarbageWrestler hardcore [=SOB=]]] like himself to be wearing flip-flops and be whaling on people with chairs, so he went in barefoot. It's become a trademark.


* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones Smith and Jones]]", [[Creator/DavidTennant the Tenth Doctor]] is barefoot for most of the episode. Both justified and lampshaded by the fact that he has exposed himself to radiation, and he has then expelled it to his left shoe, so naturally he had to take his shoe off, but Martha, naturally, thought him taking all the radiation was madness. He, however, takes that to mean that he will look "daft" with one shoe, so he pulls the right one off too, then refers to himself (complete with a close-up of a sexy pair) as "barefoot on the Moon". Also, later in the episode, he tries to hide his true identity, and justify why he is barefoot by saying he came into the hospital for his bunions.



* River Tam in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', to the point that Creator/JossWhedon said in the ''Serenity'' DVDCommentary that River's feet are the 11th character on the show. Creator/AdamBaldwin calls her on it also: "Did you ''ever'' have shoes on in this?" (For the record, she does--heavy motorcycle boots that contrast with her delicate dresses. Creator/SummerGlau even mentions this.)

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* River Tam in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', to the point that Creator/JossWhedon said in the ''Serenity'' DVDCommentary that River's feet are the 11th character on the show. Creator/AdamBaldwin calls her on it also: "Did you ''ever'' have shoes on in this?" (For the record, she does--heavy motorcycle boots that contrast with her delicate dresses. Creator/SummerGlau even mentions this.)



* On ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', Barbara Kean, the show's resident MsFanservice, is almost always barefoot at home (as well as having [[ShesGotLegs her legs on display as well]]). Even the first episode of Season 2 has her barefoot in Arkham Asylum; one of the inmates even paints her nails. Her actress, Erin Richards, may even be the same as [[http://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/videos/a33820/erin-richards-video/ she openly admits she likes having her feet tended to]].

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* On ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', Barbara Kean, the show's resident MsFanservice, is almost always barefoot at home (as well as having [[ShesGotLegs her legs on display as well]]). Even the first episode of Season 2 has her barefoot in Arkham Asylum; one of the inmates even paints her nails. Her actress, Erin Richards, may even be the same as [[http://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/videos/a33820/erin-richards-video/ she openly admits she likes having her feet tended to]].Asylum.



** Aang, Katara and Sokka might have a few shades of this as well, with all of them having a lot of barefoot scenes in the 3rd season. A prime example of this being "Nightmares and Daydreams", where they spend the whole episode, which spanned over 4 days in-universe, barefoot (although Aang has his boots on in the opening and the closing scenes).



* The original version of Velma Dinkley seen in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' may be a barefooter at heart: there are at least two occasions when she's barefoot by choice while Shaggy, Fred and Daphne are shod.
** At the end of the episode "Jeepers, It's The Jaguaro", when the gang is at the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, she is barefoot. This is quite unusual, since they are out in the streets, and all the other team members ''do'' wear shoes.
** Likewise, at the end of "A Tiki Scare is No Fair" there's a party on Hawaii, and Velma is the only team member to change from her usual clothes to a traditional island attire - bare feet included.


* [[TheOphelia Misty Day]] in ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven''.



* The wise wizard Myth/{{Merlin}} from the Arthurian lore is frequently depicted barefoot in illustrations.

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* The wise wizard Myth/{{Merlin}} from the Arthurian lore is frequently depicted barefoot in illustrations. The same goes for [[ArchEnemy Morgana LeFay]].


* Joe Hart from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' does not feel comfortable with shoes and goes barefoot all the time. He justifies it by saying it's because of his religion, and that Jesus didn't use shoes, but going barefoot to school ''has'' got to be against some kind of regulation!
** He's actually wrong. Jesus usually wore sandals.

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* Joe Hart from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' does not feel comfortable with shoes and goes barefoot all the time. He justifies it by saying it's because of his religion, and that Jesus didn't use shoes, shoes[[note]]ignoring that Jesus wore sandals[[/note]], but going barefoot to school ''has'' got to be against some kind of regulation!
** He's actually wrong. Jesus usually wore sandals.
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** He's actually wrong. Jesus usually wore sandals.



* In the BBC Series of ''The Little Drummer Girl'' by John Le Carre, Florence Pugh's character goes barefoot whenever she can, including when walking drunk through the ruins of a temple and even when driving to somebody else's house, not bothering to bring her shoes with her.



* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic wears battered sneakers when he goes outside, but when he's in his house he'll nearly always be barefoot.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic wears battered sneakers when he goes outside, but when he's in his house he'll nearly always just be barefoot.wearing socks.


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* Malinda Kathleen Reese from ''Webvideo/TranslatorFails'' usually has bare feet, either in her videos or on her Instagram profile.


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* Mountain Dew's country roots inspired the "Get That Barefoot Feeling" ad campaign of the late 60s-early 70s, which aimed to make the soda seem as refreshing as the carefree joy of lounging or traveling without shoes. Commercials showed people happily drinking Mountain Dew and going barefoot in public or social situations.

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* Mountain Dew's country roots inspired the "Get That Barefoot Feeling" ad campaign of the late 60s-early 70s, which aimed to make the soda seem as refreshing as the carefree joy of lounging or traveling without shoes. Commercials showed people happily drinking Mountain Dew and drinkers happily going barefoot in public public, or at social situations.

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