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Basic Trope: Someone's shoe size becomes inconvenient at a given moment, and they are probably teased for it.

  • Straight:
    • Alice's feet are so big she can't find shoes at the store.
    • Alice's classmates make fun of because of the size of her feet.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice's feet are so huge she has to go barefoot everywhere.
    • Alice's feet are twice the size of her body.
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice comments on her shoes being a little tight.
    • Alice says her feet feel a bit swollen after dancing all night.
  • Justified:
    • Alice is 6'2''.
    • Alice is pregnant, hence her feet are bigger than usual.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Alice says she has big feet, but they're close to average.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But she takes of her average-sized shoes and reveals some massive feet fitting in there.
    • She's 5'1, so her feet do look big for her size.
  • Parodied:
    • A group of explorers is tracking some footprints, so huge they MUST be Bigfoot's. When they find the source, it's actually Alice.
    • A shoemaker is taking the measure of a boat. She needs them to make some shoes for Alice.
    • Every time Alice gets new shoes made for her, her feet grow another size.
  • Zig-Zagged: Various scenes are shown of Alice tripping over her big feet, stepping on others' toes, and being teased for them.
  • Averted: Alice is 6'2, but she can find high heels easily.
  • Enforced:
    • An actress with big feet is playing Alice, so someone adds a related joke to the script.
    • The original script had a joke about Bob having a Teeny Weenie or a Gag Penis, but the writers had to change it due to complaints from the censors.
  • Lampshaded: "Uh ... ma'm, I don't think we have them in your size."
  • Invoked:
  • Exploited:
    • Alice uses her big feet to stomp on her enemies.
    • Alice goes down a mountain using her very large feet as skis.
    • Her big feet lead Alice to become friends with a Sasquatch.
  • Defied: Alice has bound her feet since very little.
  • Discussed: "You wear thirteens and still want to become a model? That's not a foot, that's a boat."
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  • Conversed: "Bob, your girlfriend has bigger feet than you do."
  • Deconstructed: Tired of being teased for her big feet, she always wears closed shoes.
  • Reconstructed: At the end she learns to accept her big feet and goes proudly barefoot everywhere.
  • Played for Laughs: Alice's footprint is mistaken for an actual Sasquatch's, and suddenly the whole world goes into a Find-the-Bigfoot craze. She has to hide away in the forest, almost like the real Sasquatch would do. She becomes wildlike, almost like one.
  • Played for Drama: Alice is bullied because of her big feet. Because of it, she ends up chopping her toes.
  • Implied: Alice is the only member of the Four-Girl Ensemble who doesn't exposit her shoe size when they go shoe-shopping.

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