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Those Shoes is an animated short by Devin Flynn and Amy Lockhart that revolves around a detective trying to find the owner of a shoe left at a murder scene.

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  • All There in the Manual: Ludwiga, Betta , Margo, and Rick's names are revealed on the [ website]].
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: It's easy to count the amount of characters with normal skin tones.
  • An Axe to Grind: How the victim died.
  • American Accents: Baby speaks in something of a New York inflection, like a few other characters.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Averted, as we do briefly see a breast with a nipple.
  • The Chew Toy: Murray.
  • Cartoon Creature: Betta is something but it's not clear if she's meant to be a bulldog, rabbit, or both, though the website seems to imply that she's a rabbit.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Much of the dialogue consists of this.
  • Dark Comedy: Much of the humor is rather grim.
  • Deranged Animation: The entire short, drawing comparisons to Superjail!.
  • Doting Parent: Baby is this to the Czar.
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  • Dirty Old Woman: According to the website, Betta is this and "likes 'em young."
  • Femme Fatalons: The murderer in the flashback has these.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Implied to be the case with Molly.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Molly's hair in the short is red but the hair on her live action version model (from the website) is more of a brown. The same also happens with Margo, whose blue hair is shown as being closer to black on her live-action model from the website.
  • Gag Lips: Baby, the which she injects with collagen.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Pecky and, to a lesser extent, Liz, though the former tends to get into fights over the slightest thing.
  • Imagine Spot: Seen with Betta, when she pictures herself tossing (who we can assume to be) her son and his friend out of her house, when Molly suggests they "clear their auras".
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  • In Memoriam: To Lance Lamont.
  • Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: The only piece of evidence at the murder scene.
  • Miss Kitty: Baby, the owner of Baby's Crib, being something a variant, as, instead of the usual brothel or saloon, it's a strip joint.
  • Mind Screw: The plot is hard to sort out.
  • Murder Mystery: Some of the plot centers around trying to find the owner of a shoe left at a murder scene.
  • NSFW: Some elements of the short are this, but not to a heavy extent.
  • Noodle Incident: From the dialogue between Baby and Murray, it's implied that this isn't the first murder to have happened.
  • No Name Given: Besides Baby, Ram, Murray, Pecky, Molly, and Liz, no one is named in the short. However, through the website we do find out the other girls' names are Ludwiga, Margo, and Betta Days.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Pecky, being the main bird stripper.
  • Oral Fixation: Many of characters are seen with cigarettes in their mouths.
  • Pie-Eyed: Best seen with Baby and Pecky.
  • Punny Name: Betta Days.
  • Single Mom Stripper: Pecky would have become this if one of the strippers didn't use her eggs in that "Scrambled" routine.
    • An Imagine Spot implies Betta is this.
    • We can probably assume Baby was this, as we get no mention of the Czar's father and, before owning/setting up the strip club, she probably became wealthy because of this.
  • Token Good Teammate: Molly, who, of the main cast, is the nicest.
  • The Unreveal: Besides having a clue that the murderer and the victim had ties to Baby's Crib, we never find out who either of them were.
  • Vague Age: Baby and Betta, though we can assume they're in their forties (at the least).
  • World of Technicolor Hair: Margo has blue hair, Ludwiga has pink hair, the Czar has red hair, Murray have pinkish hair, Baby's hair is more of a yellow chartreuse, and so many others.