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It seems to me that this page needs some major cleanup. There are an awful lot of entries about one-offs and single scenes with characters who otherwise wear shoes on the regular. For example, the Tenth Doctor isn't a case because he usually wore Chuck Taylor All-Stars. The title is "Does Not Like Shoes", and the opening paragraph states the character avoids wearing them whenever possible.
Agreed. The fact that this trope butts up dangerously close to fetish territory doesn\'t really do all the broad or unrelated examples any favors.
out of question why isn't the avatar of Fire Emblem: Fates mentioned here? do they just count in the section about how most games with character customisation allow you to play this trope?
I notice singers such as Joss Stone, Deana Carter, Linda Ronstadt, Cesaria Evora, Carrie Underwood, and Kelly Clarkson have performed barefoot on stag before whereas other singers such as Josh Groban, Ricky Martin, and Taylor Swift are frequent barefooters as well. Any others that you could think of?
I think we need a caption for the cover image on this page.
In the Twilight example, listing James, Victoria and Laurent is fine, but what about Bella? She does not avoid wearing shoes "whenever possible", she gets rid of them on only one occassion, because she went hunting, and because they were high heeled, which makes it pretty justified.
Same thing for Kristen Steward; this shouldn't be under "Literature" and indeed is mentioned in "Real Life".
Just asking because it was there for quite a while now so I was wondering if it isn't actually justified and I just can't see it.
Am I the only one who thinks the page image doesn't really exemplify the trope in any way?
It's okay. We could do better, I think, but it's adequate.
Now I've changed it.
Good change; thanks.
A sub-entry to the Real-Life example of a tall chinese man who forced his feet into shoes that made them stunted:
"Not a huge surprise, given the long Chinese practice of mutilating girls' feet to make them smaller and "more attractive." Women whose feet were broken and bound would limp throughout their lives, and they did this to their children on purpose. A bit ironic that it happened to a man unintentionally, though. "
This doesn't add anything to the trope's example, and while I regard the occurence of the above practice as true, it serves as nothing but a personal critique of another culture. Which is fine by itself, but is misplaced in this trope's page.
Just occurred to me...
Should this article be renamed to "Does Not Like Footwear", or, I dunno, something a wee bit more witty? It's just that a lot of the sources cited in this page, have character that come from stories/settings where you don't technically have "shoes" per say. I dunno, take Inu Yasha for example... I'm pretty sure they didn't have shoes back then - only cheap, straw sandals.
Um, sandals are still shoes. The only thing I can think of that footwear covers that shoes doesn't socks (which includes leggings).
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