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“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.”


Closeups of bare feet, mainly for the purpose of showing those bare feet.

This is notable because most people tend not to notice feet. They're far from eye level, often hidden inside shoes or otherwise out of view. This is why whenever visual media features closeup shots of bare feet, it's a noticeable occurrence. Regardless of the reason the feet are bare, this is about explicitly focusing on these bare feet.

Close-ups of bare feet are often used to imply nudity/intimacy in settings where full nudity cannot be shown (television, movies, article pictures, etc.). This implication can be made explicit by Dress Hits Floor. Non-sexually, barefootedness can symbolize the character being bare of worldly concerns, or Barefoot Poverty.

It should also be noted that bare feet and ankles were once considered obscene. Thus showing them in those times was actually all but pornography. Even these days, some uses of this trope are Fan Service, and even if not, they are Fetish Fuel to the viewers, or Author Appeal to the creators.

You might notice that most of the examples below involve female characters. That's because Most Writers Are Male, although women, at least in the west, are generally more comfortable going barefoot than men.

A Sister Trope to Does Not Like Shoes (which doesn't need closeup shots), She's Got Legs (showing off the legs through closeups and/or clothing), Male Gaze. If the closeup is intimidating instead of sexy, it's Fearsome Foot.

Compare Footsie Under the Table, Fertile Feet, Feet First Introduction.

Compare/Contrast Nice Shoes.

Do not put examples that do not have an actual focus on the feet. Merely going barefoot is Does Not Like Shoes.

Examples of Foot Focus include:


General

  • Japanese media are full of barefoot people because Japanese customs are full of instances where bare feet are either acceptable or obligatory.
  • Many hot gypsy women go barefoot.
  • Stock photographs of two people snuggling naked in bed quite often show their bodies from the neck up, and from the ankles down. And often their bare feet are quite prominent, as they're closest to the camera.


Advertising

  • Mountain Dew: "That Barefoot Feeling".
    • There's also this.
  • Commercials for foot products are going to have Foot Focus by default. Among those, a Spanish language commercial for an exfoliating product called Silka is worth pointing out. A man, in the process of proposing to his girlfriend, instead of placing the ring on her finger, reaches down, slips off her shoe, and places it on her toe. The concept, presumably, is that the woman's feet are so touchably soft that the man would rather hold them than her hands. Nonetheless, the fetishistic overtones are hard to overlook.
  • Just about any commercial that features a pretty woman doing yoga (even if it's an ad for coffee or pet food) will include close-up of the woman's bare feet.
  • Being a commercial for nail fungus treatment, it isn't surprising that feet would be shown in one particular spot for Janssen Pharmaceutica. However, the sensual way that the woman uses her feet in the commercial places it firmly in the Fetish Fuel category; the woman kicks off her sandals and then caresses the man's shod foot with her bare foot. (You see, the man has nail fungus and doesn't want his feet to be seen, while the woman, whose feet are free of fungus, is more than happy to show hers off.)
  • One ad features closeups of a woman's bare feet, with her toes spreading and wiggling, while she moans sensuously and a sleazy Sexophone plays in the background. Is she having sex? No, just listening to music on her Sony Mini Disc player.
  • This website apparently sells its pictures for use in ads. A quick look through the gallery will tell you why it deserves a spot here.
    • It's actually quite common for professional photographers to have their subjects pose barefoot. For one thing, it facilitates a relaxed, casual-looking pose. It also provides an easy solution for when the subject shows up at the shoot wearing shoes that the photographer deems distracting or inappropriate.
  • "A Yellowbook moment is about to happen." Funny how the freeze-frame comes during the one shot where the woman's bare foot is in perfect view.
  • A Helzberg diamonds commercial features a guy devotedly painting his girlfriend's toenails, complete with a closeup of the woman's foot. The ad implores male viewers to buy their women diamonds "because they're not that guy". Obviously Helzberg does not believe foot fetishists comprise a significant part of their demographic.
  • A commercial aired in Denmark for a shoe store featured a bunch of clips of bare feet wiggling and cramping, complete with the slogan "Orgasm for your feet".
  • This commercial is a Brazilian advert for a brand of flip-flops. As such, there are A LOT of close-ups of the dozens of women's feet as they are marching down a road.
    • There's also this commercial from the same company. There are lots of close-ups of the model's sandal-clad feet, not to mention the obvious glee she expresses when her feet are illuminated by the sun's rays.
    • And three more ads from the same company: Portas, Magia, and Revista.
  • Since Nike claims Nike Free shoes help simulate running barefoot, their ads feature bare feet more prominently than most shoe commercials.
  • This commercial for Crocslite features a pair of crocs giving a woman's bare feet a massage. A closeup of her soles as the Crocs are massaging them are included.
  • This commercial for Monster Floorfillers has a decent amount of shots focusing on the women's feet; it also doubles as fanservice for people into giant women.
  • This Assurant Health Insurance ad shows a woman's bare soles facing right up to the camera at 0:36.
  • Here's a British commercial for Daktarin which featured men's bare feet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHpoH_tP0ic
  • Gisele Bundchen modeling off sandals in some commercials: here, here, here, and here. There's a lot more on YouTube, which can be found in the Related section.
  • This Truvia ad. The very last shot of the woman is a close up of her bare feet. It doesn't last a second, but there's enough time to show her wiggling her toes a little.
  • A 2009 TV spot for Sutter Health focuses on the story of a patient with scoliosis. At around 0:06, there is a close-up shot of her toes. [1]
  • This commercial for Pennington Smart Seed focuses on little girls running barefoot through their grass.
  • The livingsocial.com ads that crop up all over the place read "NYC 1-Day Spa Specials." The background? A pair of bare feet, French-pedicured to boot.
  • A Hardwood Floor Cleaning Product, Bona, has two commercials where a family is barefoot and the Mother is cleaning the floors barefoot. This comes with the slogan: Bona "When the wood Matters!" Here are the two commercials:[2] and [3]
  • This[4]individually made ad for Carpet One "Happy Feet" focuses on 2 pairs of feet rubbing against the back wool of a sheep.
  • A commercial for Yoplait Yogurt has a woman doing yoga in which she is in a very uncomfortable looking position. Her foot is positioned on the side of her face and we get a good close up of the sole of her face feet while she asks her wife/spouse to help her find her other hand. Here is the link: [5]
  • This commercial for Ritz crackers features a lady on a bus taking off her shoes and putting her feet in a man's lap.
  • This Honda commercial gives the term "lead foot" a literal meaning, when the car's owner has a podiatrist examine his metallic right foot.
  • One commercial for Degree antiperspirant showed a burglar cross a heat-sensitive floor by applying the antiperspirant to his bare feet, keeping them from getting hot and sweaty. His feet got two close ups as he padded across the floor. Why the burglar entered the room barefoot in the first place is never explained.
  • This spot with Heidi Klum. Katjes-yes-yes-yes indeed!
  • A Magnum Chocolate commercial features Rachel Bilson in a traffic jam during a heat wave, where she spies a truck of said chocolate in the distance. She gets the idea to hop across the cars, but has the improper shoes for the task, so she chooses to abandon her wedges and go barefoot all the way to the truck, gleefully oblivious to the rough pavement below. One wonders if the real treat in this ad was the chocolate or the closeup shots of the supermodel's bare feet.
  • Trampoline advertisements as a whole. It's natural and important for the person or people using one to take their shoes off. Shoes can puncture the bouncy lining. Naturally, if girls or women are using one, they're probably going to be barefoot. Women have more appealing feet than men, and because they often wear sandals, open-toed shoes, or shoes without socks, seeing their bare feet is a given. Sometimes, the director of the commercial might even demand bare feet.
  • Carpet advertisements will often emphasize their relaxing nature by having a person's bare feet nestled in the fibers or actively walking on them.
  • Beach ads, because the lack of shoes is justified in the setting and bare feet help accent the relaxing atmosphere, especially if the scene in question is a romantic walk on the shore.
  • Xeljanz commercials show many barefoot women.
  • A commercial for Amopé shows a female model's bare feet a lot.
  • A commercial for Cortizone-10 shows a woman barefoot.
  • Spic 'n Span had a campaign in the '70s targeted towards viewers who go barefoot indoors. The commercials showed people performing various household activities without shoes, to the accompaniment of a cover of Robert Parker's "Barefootin'" (a song about the fun of dancing barefoot) while the announcer boasted that Spic 'n Span gets floors "barefoot clean".
  • This ad for Fidelity Investments promoting its $7.95 trade campaign features a shot of a man's feet on a scale.
  • This ad for Trex flooring products has a closeup of a woman's bare feet as she and her male companion step onto the balcony of their apartment.
  • This BMW commercial (subtitled, shorter version) uses a barefoot businessman's feet as an analogy for the sensitivity of the car's all-wheel drive, as he learns to enjoy tactile feelings his feet experience in different environments -- including an asphalt road -- and the viewer gets to see them in various locales, both indoors and outdoors.
  • A Sky Italia commercial featuring some giant soccer players begins with Luca Toni's bare feet sticking out from underneath a blanket, as he awakens inside a room that looks too small for him. Later, he unsuccessfully attempts to squeeze his feet into relatively tiny shoes, providing another closeup of them.
  • This commercial for Clarks shoes shows an assembly line of feet getting literally cleaned and molded into shape.
  • Keds Magic Rays, a short-lived line of color-changing shoes, received a commercial in which barefoot children obtain Magic Rays while exploring and playing in an animated garden. In particular, the boy raises his feet via a handstand, and wiggles his toes until some winged, bug-patterned Keds fly onto them.
  • This Lipton tea commercial has a man drink some natural iced tea in a city of abandoned shoes, bookending his first sip by traversing the sidewalk in sneakers, then sliding the sneakers off of his feet. As he strides barefoot to the park, the ad cuts to his feet strolling across the pavement, then stepping onto a grassy field, where he meets up with some other barefooters.

Anime & Manga

  • In Code Geass, Kallen gets one barefoot closeup per Shower Scene.
    • The finale features a closeup of a chained Nunnally's bare feet.
    • Several shots from the show, as well as some of the side materials, focus on C.C.'s feet.
  • Several anime and manga series feature Bunny Ears Lawyer types who go barefoot as one way of demonstrating their eccentricity. Examples:
  • In the Street Fighter II: Animated Movie anime, Chun-li's famous fight with Vega focuses quite a bit on the fact that she is barefoot. Then again her prominent attacks are kicks, so a focus on her bare feet is not completely unjustified.
  • Several Inuyasha characters go barefoot, including the title character, Kōga and his tribesmen, Rin, and Kagura, who is often introduced with a closeup of her bare feet.
  • Bamboo Blade has quite a few close-ups of the heroines' feet (justification being that they need to go barefoot because they practice kendo, but still). It even has a scene where Tamaki takes off her socks in the first episode, which is then repeated at the beginning of the second episode for good measure.
  • Lucky Star has schoolgirl Otaku Surrogate foot closeups that would make Quentin Tarantino himself drool.
  • Maria Taro and Kiri Komori from Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei are always barefoot.
  • Ranma One Half, both the anime and the manga, is chock-full of barefoot cute girls (and males, too). Quite justified most of the time, since many characters are practicing martial arts favoring this. And for Female!Ranma, the oversized slippers are always the first thing to go after a transformation. Nonetheless, the whole series is a foot-fetishist heaven.
    • Plus there is an apparent foot fetishist in the manga: Yohyo Tsuruyasennen. In a parody of Cinderella, this rich (or so it seems) owner of a private island summons girls to his beach for a grand gala where they have to step forcefully on the back of his head with their bare feet. Turns out he fell in love with a girl who stomped on his head and ate his entire lunch... (three guesses who that was, and the first two don't count). Turns out maybe he isn't really a foot fetishist, he's just looking for the girl whose foot matches the bruise she left on his head! (Kind of like the glass slipper in reverse.) The first thing he does upon meeting Ranma is ask her to stomp on his head. She doesn't take it kindly.
  • More than once, the Male Gaze of Akio in Revolutionary Girl Utena focuses rather strongly on his latest victim's feet.
  • Sailor Moon
    • The opening of episodes 27-46 of the Japanese version (and the uncut North American dub) includes a shot of Princess Serenity's toes creating ripples in a shallow pool.
    • This scene and also this have the protagonist's bare soles thrust directly in front of the camera.
  • The Dark Magician Girl's transformation in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime includes a brief close-up of her naked feet.
    • You see a brief close-up of Bakura's feet when he's stepping out of his hospital bed.
  • One scene from Full Metal Panic opens on a tight shot of Kaname wiggling her bare feet. Kaname spends half the last arc of the first anime barefoot (with not as much close ups). And she spends half an episode of TSR barefoot and wearing only a bathrobe and panties. Not to mention that the series tend to show the feet of other female characters as well.
  • RG Veda, both manga and anime, has most of the characters going barefoot constantly. Including when it makes no sense at all, like while crossing in a mountainous area filled with snow. Brrr...
  • The very Fan Servicey first season transformation sequence of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha included a close up of Nanoha's bare feet as her Barrier Jacket formed around them.
  • Slayers
    • The episode "Yes! A Final Hope: The Bless Blade" features a close-up of Sylphiel removing her boots and then walking barefoot onto a lake to retrieve a holy sword.
    • Another episode features a close-up of heroine Lina Inverse's bare feet as she undresses for a shower.
  • Chiaki Minami gets a bit of this treatment in the penultimate episode of Minami-ke Okaeri.
  • Not so much a scene as an entire character, Haruka Gracia from Basquash has a rather extreme foot fetish. She talks to people by talking to their feet, can apparently read emotions through feet, and provides the Bigfoot humongous mecha with a pair of Nike brand humongous sneakers. Considering she does that to men's feet, it ends being Fan Disservice for many.
  • Bleach
    • In anime episode #116, as Orihime delivers a long, heartfelt monologue about her relationship with Ichigo and Rukia, the camera often focuses on her bare feet, with her toes curling and uncurling. Fans didn't seem to notice, probably because they were distracted by all the Yuri Fan Service between Orihime and Rangiku that immediately followed.
    • In the Soul Society, the standard prisoners' uniform is a white robe and bare feet. Rukia is dressed like this during her time as a Distressed Damsel, complete with a few closeups of her bare feet as the execution process starts. When several of Rukia's (male) allies come to rescue her and get captured, they're briefly seen wearing the prisoners' uniform as well and are barefoot.
    • Notably, in the movie Bleach: Fade to Black, Rukia is barefoot the entire time she is Dark Rukia.
    • Nearly every fight scene in the anime involves at least one Foot Focus shot. The artists seem to have even gone through the effort of giving characters uniquely shaped feet.
  • In Gurren Lagann, Nia is barefoot when she first appears, so Simon lets her borrow his shoes. As for a male example, close-ups of Kamina's bare feet are seen in episode 6 as he's running down a hall.
  • In Naruto, there appear to be no close-toed shoes; the most reserved shoes leave the toes and heels exposed, others have only a thong, and a few characters even go barefoot. Reportedly, this is because the mangaka likes drawing toes.
  • Likewise One Piece features many barefoot or sandal-wearing characters, both male and female. And the feet are drawn slightly larger than most anime, too.
    • Special mention goes to Nami: Because she's almost always wearing sandals, both the manga and anime (Especially the anime) give us many close-ups of her cute feet that are guaranteed to make many a fan nosebleed. The most recent one from the manga as of now is this fanservice gem.
  • Mahou Sensei Negima has this, naturally. There are an inordinate number of instances which focus on Evangeline's feet. For an example...
  • The Narutaru manga has this in spades.
  • The main character Marin from Umi Monogatari, her sister, and the other underwater mer-people of the series, go barefoot. There is no shortage of camera shots of the characters' soles and toes in this series.
  • Medusa of Soul Eater. Barefoot seems to be her default setting, and on at least one occasion the shot focuses on her feet as she walks onscreen.
  • In the Three By Three Eyes manga, there are plenty eye-catch panels between the chapters with Pai/Parvarti (or other female characters) in various state of (un)dress, and often barefoot. Also, there is the whole Amalah story arc, where Yakumo is helped by the "Level C" warrior girls, who wear Stripperific costumes with no shoes. It is even mentioned that, unlike the "divine rank" Level B, the Level C are not allowed to wear any footwear.
  • The fact that the girls from In Hidamari Sketch kick off their shoes when they visit each other's homes is often use as an excuse to show off their bare feet -- especially Miyako's.
    • The first scene in the first episode (taking place the January after she gets into the school) focuses on one of Yuno's feet for a few seconds as it sticks out from under the blanket to test the room's temperature.
  • Miyu from Vampire Princess Miyu wears shoes when posing as a human, but goes barefoot when hunting Shinmas. The camera often lingers on her elegant pale feet, made extra attention-grabbing (and fetish-licious) by a long strip of scarlet silk tied on her ankle in fancy, attractive knots.
    • In the first OAV, Unearthly Kyoto, when Himiko goes to Aiko's very traditional Big Fancy House for the first time, there's a scene focused on her and Aiko's parents' feet (bare, in the case of both Himiko and the father; clad in traditional socks, in the mother's) as they go to Aiko's bedroom.
  • Shiro from Deadman Wonderland wears a one-piece bodysuit that leaves her feet bare, and there are plenty of close-ups.
  • A lot of characters in Mushishi seem to get this, with almost all characters being barefoot or in sandals.
  • There are quite a few close-ups of several characters feet in Monster, including some with sandals or barefoot.
  • Yuko from Xxx HO Li C gets plenty of those.
  • The Festival Episode of Sketchbook includes a scene of the girls changing into their yukata, featuring Natsumi's yukata sliding down to her bare feet, as well as several close-ups of Sora's feet as she expresses discomfort with her geta and changes into more comfortable sandals.
  • Though not the chief fetish in Nana to Kaoru, one chapter has Kaoru massaging Nana's feet with lotion. While she is tied up and blindfolded (it was consensual!).
  • Kiss X Sis: A playful kicking battle underneath a Kotatsu between step-siblings Riko and Keita ends abruptly when Keita connects with a sensitive spot. This led to a lengthy scene in which the pair use their feet for more erotic purposes, continuing even when Riko's twin sister Ako entered the room. Needless to say, when Ako realized what was going on beneath table she was less than amused.
  • Princess Resurrection: Reiri and especially Sherwood, whose "fire of life" (used to restore the energy of blood servants) comes out of her big toe. This may be for some unstated magical reason in the anime, but not in the manga -- where the "fire of life" is just blood, so it doesn't matter where it comes out. Apparently Sherwood just likes doing it this way.
  • Rave Master, Fairy Tail and any other series by Hiro Mashima is likely to have a lot of this with most female characters. Author Appeal may be to blame.
  • ROD the TV can't seem to go one episode without focusing on someone's feet, be it socked or barefoot.
  • Played very straight in Strange Dawn. The creatures from the other world find feet erotic.
  • Episode 4 of Aquarion, "Barefoot Warrior", is basically a crowning moment of Foot Focus. In the beginning of the episode, the teacher demands all the students take off their shoes, then individually inspects all of their feet. The topic of feet and footsteps becomes a major point of the episode, and at the end, the three heroes defeat the enemy by taking off their shoes and piloting Aquarion while barefoot. And of course, tons of close-ups throughout.
  • End of Evangelion
    • Asuka's bare feet are highlighted when Shinji chokes and lifts her up.
    • Also, the only thing we see from Misato's and Kaji's sex scene is Misato's flailing feet.
    • Although, being as End of Evangelion is just one long assault on the darkest parts of your psyche, it's safe to assume that the feet in the choking scene are most certainly not for Fan Service, but to highlight the disturbing nature of the scene.
    • There is this scene from Rebuild of Evangelion.
  • The main ending sequence of the first season of The World God Only Knows features many of the female characters painting with their feet. As expected, there are MANY shots of their feet. Take a look.
  • From Futaba Kun Change, there is the wrestling match in book 4. Female wrestler Anzu specializes in leg-work; she isn't wearing wrestling boots but only gaiters, leaving most of her feet bare, and she thrusts them all the time in her opponents' face (which is most often the reader's viewpoint).
  • Just about every Yosuga no Sora episode has a scene of Sora walking around barefoot. Sure, she (almost) never leaves the house, but...
  • Pokémon
    • In the anime, Misty got a brief one in the infamously banned episode "Beauty and the Beach"; aiming to sabotage the business of the restaurant that the heroes are working at, Meowth uses banana peels to slip up Bulbasaur and Misty, who are working as waiters. As both slip on the peels, the camera focuses on their feet; as per the beach environment, Misty is wearing sandals, offering viewers a rare close-up on her feet.
    • Gym leader Maylene (Sumomo in Japanese) is always barefoot, where just after her match with Ash the camera does a direct close up of her bare feet as she walks towards him seen here.
  • In Gundam Seed Special Edition, the flashbacks to Flay and Kira's sex scene include a brief shot of Flay's feet curling into Kira's mattress.
  • Though the Fan Service tends to focus elsewhere when it comes to her, Sena Kashiwazaki in Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai is clearly well aware of this trope and uses it for her "rewards."

 Sena: Well, when I tell the guys in my class I'll step on them, or let them lick my shoe, they'll do everything I say.

  • Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko: Erio. Most of the time, her bare feet and legs are the only thing we can see, since she hides the rest in a futon.
  • In Die Buster, especially in its first episode, there are quite a few closeups of Nono's bare or partially bare feet, including a sole-centered shot of her performing the franchise's trademark Inazuma Kick.
  • In the Linebarrels of Iron manga, Miu's introductory chapter (Volume 10, Chapter 42, "Man of Destiny") has quite a few closeups of her bare feet. There are a few moments in the anime as well, especially concerning Emi.
  • In the second episode of FLCL, Mamimi takes off her shoes and socks to save a cat from drowning in a river. Except... she does so in the water and loses them downstream. Luckily, Naota comes to the rescue with a pair of sandals, while she soaks her bare feet in the water. Later in the episode, Mamimi repeats her mistake, and this time, she's stuck going barefoot all the way home. However, she doesn't seem to mind padding down a rough metal bridge, and like the oddball she is, completely ignores her lack of footwear and wanders off to start her "ritual."
  • A lot of the girls in Nisemonogatari go barefoot indoors- or sometimes outdoors. However, the real spotlight is on Karen Araragi, whose feet actually get incredibly explicit attention- mainly in episode 8- so much so that it stands out as the ultimate gesture of this trope. It begins when she kicks off her shoes entering Koyomi's residence, spending the vast majority of the episode barefoot. First, she forcefully enters his room with a series of kicks from her bare foot, complete with the kanji for "sole" displayed onscreen over her foot when she succeeds, then two instances where her brother Koyomi peers at her feet (and other appealing features) and the camera pauses on them at an extreme closeup, complete with showing she has peach-colored toenails. Later on, her feet get another closeup as she leaps into a mad dash Glomp toward him. After that, the camera gives an in-your-face viewpoint of her bare feet and soles splayed on her brother's bed and as she lowers them onto the floor. Finally, when Koyomi uses a toothbrush on her as means of oral pleasure, she starts to have convulsions, one of which gives her "happy feet"- she begins squeezing and wiggling her toes and shaking her feet around in circles out of delight. Many other times in the series, Karen's expressive feet get high priority- she loves wearing short kimonos that leave her legs and feet exposed, and scratching her feet with her toes.

Arts

  • The paintings of John Waterhouse frequently depicted barefoot female figures with very detailed, realistically drawn feet. Notable examples include "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" and "Pandora".
  • Older Than Feudalism: In ancient Greek epics, a standard epithet for women is "silver-footed". The female statues of the Archaic period korai-type ("girls") also take care to show the statue's (sandalled) feet. As one of the only parts of the female body to get seen exposed in public, along with the arms (cf. "lily-armed"), they were extensively referred to.
  • William-Adolphe Bouguereau painted mostly young girls and women. Although he did some nudes, most of them were fully clothed -- except for their feet. Almost every person he ever painted is depicted barefoot.


Comic Books

  • One mainstay that most comic artists tend to always follow when drawing females barefoot is the toes always being pointed or the foot never being drawn in an un-sexual position. Seriously, flip through a book and look.
  • Completely averted with the art of Rob Liefeld, who often tries to obscure feet whenever and however possible.
  • The Hulk and his cousin She Hulk often go barefoot following transformation (mainly because their Hulk-forms are so much huger).
    • In the graphic novel "The Sensational She-Hulk", Jennifer is taken captive by S.H.I.E.L.D. When she escapes in her human form, disguised in a lab coat, she is found out when a guard notices she is unshod. "Hey! You! With the bare feet!"
    • It's a Hulk family thing, though the men are more often barefoot than the women.
  • All the Kandrakar inhabitants from WITCH are barefoot, same goes for Orube when she's in her warrior outfit. There are some close-ups of Oracle and Orube's bare feet (one of them shows Wee clinging to Oracle's foot).
  • X-23, issue 6 has an instance where X-23 is strapped down, and she is barefoot. She remains barefoot for most of the scene, with several panels featuring her feet on the foreground. But then, as the conflict in that scene is resolved and she heads to the door, she has shoes on, despite the fact that she wasn't shown putting shoes on whatsoever - which leads this troper to believe that it was just an instance of "oh, let's have her barefoot for now."
  • The continuation of the NYX miniseries, NYX: No Way Home, flat-out OPENS with a focus shot on Kiden's bare feet.
  • Beast... the original, human-looking version... of the X-Men had a costume with no boots, and it wasn't uncommon for his feet to be prominently displayed. Of course there was a good reason (his toes were prehensile and his feet served as almost another set of hands), and it's difficult to imagine anyone finding his size umpty-large and rather gorilla-like feet "sexy".
  • Darkminds: the limited series Macropolis issue two has two covers, one depicting Nakiko floating in a skin suit.... but with bare feet.


Comic Strips

  • A Peanuts strip a good while back had Lucy chasing Snoopy, who had made off with one of her shoes. As she holds her shoeless foot up demanding that Charlie Brown do something about it, he tickles Lucy's foot.


Films -- Animation

  • Disney animated movies in general seem to be a haven for bare feet.
  • The Little Mermaid
    • The famous scene of Ariel playing with her new feet (see the picture above or this link).
    • That's not the only time we see Ariel's feet. She's also barefoot in several other scenes in that film; in fact, most of the scenes in which she has feet, they're bare. Ariel is also barefoot multiple times in the sequel, including a scene in which there is a close-up of her bare feet stepping out of her shoes and walking into the water (caps from both films viewable here).
    • Her daughter Melody goes barefoot pretty much all the time as well.
    • Ironically, Ariel is one of the few characters who still kind of get a pass on this, since, well, the whole point of the story is that having feet is kind of a big deal for her. Playing up her feet visually comes naturally.
    • Eric is (for whatever reason) barefoot both times he washes up on shore.
  • Other Disney barefooters include Aurora (caps here), Esmeralda (caps here), Pocahontas (caps here), Kida, Tarzan, and Aladdin.
    • In what might be an indication of how important bare feet are to her character, there were complaints -- and not just from foot fetishists -- when Esmeralda inexplicably gained shoes for the direct to DVD Notre Dame 2. However, the movie is not totally devoid of feet; there are at least two scenes in which the new heroine Madellaine goes barefoot in order to practice tightrope walking. And yes, there are close-ups (viewable at 2:16 here).
  • Although the final version of the character wears shoes, pre-production artwork for The Black Cauldron indicates that originally, Princess Eilonwy was to be a barefooter as well. That likely comes from the novels; in the third book Dallben specifically mentions Eilonwy's habit of running around barefoot.
  • Jane from Tarzan has one of her boots stolen by a mischievous ape, after which there is a scene where Tarzan holds up and examines her now bare foot. She spends most of the rest of the movie barefoot after that.
  • Giselle from Enchanted goes barefoot in her animated form, though this tendency does not carry over to her live-action counterpart. However, this might be due to the impracticality of having a barefoot actress running around modern day New York City, because going barefoot certainly fits the character. Amy Adams does take her shoes off prior to the big showdown with the film's villain, but there are no close-ups of her feet (and this is more to set up a Cinderella Shout-Out than anything else). Speaking of which...
  • Although the stepsisters' feet are shown very prominently in Cinderella, there's little foot content from Cinderella herself (Cinderella's bare feet are seen in close-up a handful of times, most prominently when the prince's servant tries the glass slipper on her, but given that the artists seem to have forgotten to draw toes on her, it hardly counts). However, one of the sequels, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time opens with a close-up of Cinderella's (now MUCH more detailed) bare feet gliding down the stairs (caps from both films can be seen here).
    • In A Twist in Time there are two moments where Anastasia puts one of her huge feet right up to the screen; once when putting her foot out to try the slipper on and again when she shows the Prince the magically enlarged glass slipper on her foot seen here
  • There's a scene in Mulan in which our heroine decides to stand in for her father at the army. As she walks toward her father's armory, a brief slow-motion scene shows us just her feet walking away from us, toward the back of the room. Her feet are wet, if that counts for anything. There are also some pretty good views of her feet near the beginning of the film when she is playing with her dog (caps from both scenes can be viewed here).
  • Hercules has a scene where Megara tries to seduce the title character by thrusting her sandal-clad foot in his face.
  • There were quite a few shots of feet in Liloand Stitch, not surprising given that the movie is set in Hawaii.
  • Rapunzel from Tangled goes barefoot as well. The full trailer includes a close-up of her feet touching the Earth for the first time as she escapes the tower, and the film includes a few other closeups as well.
    • It might be worth mentioning that Tangled has Glen Keane as Executive Producer and former director, and he has previously animated at least six characters who went barefoot: Penny, Ariel, "Adam", Aladdin, Pocahontas, and Tarzan. Also, Rapunzel's voice actress, Mandy Moore, likes to perform with no shoes on.
  • Rare Pixar example: Those (overweight) humans from WALL-E. The Captain assesses his own feet in one scene where a video he watches highlights that humanity used to walk.
  • "Thank goodness it was only a dream..."
  • Mowgli from The Jungle Book.
  • This is not rare within Hayao Miyazaki's movies:
    • In My Neighbor Totoro, the two sisters are often barefoot, as fitting within a Japanese house. There is a close-up of their feet while they stomp some linen to wash it. Later on in the movie, when Satsuki is running all over the countryside, trying to find her younger sister Mei, at one point she stops, takes her shoes off for no explained reason (her feet hurt, maybe) and spends the rest of the film (if only like ten/fifteen minutes) barefoot.
    • Chihiro in Spirited Away is barefoot for a good part of the film once she enters the bathhouse. And there is certainly focus on her feet when she's trying to stomp on the evil slug vomited by Haku.
    • The title character of Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea is barefoot for the entire movie (when she isn't a fish, that is), and yes, we are given close-ups.
    • The title character of Kiki's Delivery Service is barefoot in at least three scenes, most notably one scene in which she's sleeping in some hay and a cow begins licking the bottom of her foot. There is also a scene where her friend Ursula sits outside on the porch, flip-flops kicked off and wiggling her toes.
    • Late in Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Pazu is forced to climb up the inside of a steep metal pipe to gain reentry into the eponymous castle, with nothing else around him but an incredibly steep drop. He silently decides the only way to do this is to kick off his shoes and climb the pipe barefoot. He leaves his shoes behind in the pipe, and remains barefoot for the rest of the film.
  • In The Beautifu Ballerina, the main heroine, Shari, is barefoot due to being a gypsy, and she gets plenty of foot focus scenes because of this.
  • In the Australian produced animated movie Dot and the Kangaroo, Dot was perpetually barefoot throughout the entire movie (and all of the Dot movies, in fact), and a closeup of her bare feet was shown in at least one scene.

Films -- Live-Action

  • In the 60s B-movie Agent for H.A.R.M., featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000, there is a moment where the female lead is about to change clothes. The camera cuts to a shot of her feet wiggling out of her sandals, then when she lifts one foot in the air (in order to put her stocking on), her bare sole ends up right smack in the center of the frame. Mike and the bots don't seem to be foot fetishists, however; their only comment is, "Just think, somewhere above that camera shot, she might be partially nude".
    • Though they do point out feet in other episodes. In Wild Rebels, one scene opens on a shot of the main female's bare feet as she lies in bed. Servo quips, "Lovely feet, Lieutenant!" while Crow jabs "It's Joe Namath!", referring to the football star's infamous pantyhose ad.
  • The Alien Movies:
    • In "Alien" Ellen Ripley is barefoot for a brief period before stepping into her space suit. Lambert's bare foot is seen hanging from the ceiling with blood dripping down it after her encounter with the Alien.
    • In "Alien 3", Ellen Ripley's barefeet are seen as she steps out of bed.
    • In "Alien Resurrection" there are many instances including close up shots. Ripley is barefoot most of the movie and there is a suggestive foot massage scene between Frank and his girlfriend.
  • In the Monty Python film And Now for Something Completely Different, the "Seduced Milkmen" sketch, one of the milkmen in question is greeted at the door with a close-up view of Carol Cleveland's bare feet, which the camera then proceeds to follow up the stairs. (Note: This sketch also appears in an episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus, but in that version, the character is not barefoot, nor are there any close-up shots of her feet.)
  • Ant-Man has this when Scott Lang must walk barefoot without stepping on any ants.
  • An Agony of the Feet scene: Early in Art School Confidential, a barefoot hippie girl steps onto campus for the first time--directly into a broken beer bottle left on the sidewalk.
  • Atonement: Cecilia and Robbie's love scene in the library includes a closeup of her slipping her foot out of her shoe. Supposedly Keira Knightley used a double for that shot, as she felt her own feet were too unattractive.
  • The Barefoot Contessa (the 1954 Ava Gardner film, not the Food Network series) is about a Spanish girl too poor to afford shoes who becomes a famous actress, but never loses her love of going barefoot.
  • When the Dude first encounters Bunny in The Big Lebowski, she asks him to blow on her toes so her blue nail polish dries faster. When she disappears later, the nihilists use a severed toe with blue nail polish to try and scare the Big Lebowski into paying a ransom. Eventually, Bunny drives back to her husband safe and sound. The camera closes up on her feet again to reveal that she still has 10 toes; the nihilists never really kidnapped and tortured her.
  • Black Swan, being a movie about ballet, had more than a few scenes with Foot Focus. Said scenes usually focus on the unnatural positions feet are put into during ballet, ankle injuries, and in one case toes fusing together like a swan's foot. So, unless there's a market out there for foot fetishists who are also into Body Horror and Gorn, this can safely count as Fetish Retardant.
  • Blades of Glory has a scene where Will Ferrell's character tries to show what a Badass he is by taking off his skates and skating on the ice barefoot.
  • The Spanish horror film The Blood Spattered Bride has a nasty Agony of the Feet variation on this trope. Early in the movie, a hunter captures a fox with a leghold trap. Later, while murderous Lesbian Vampire Carmilla is fleeing through the woods, she steps barefoot into a similar trap set by the same hunter as an Ironic Echo.
  • The romantic comedy The Butchers Wife features Demi Moore as a girl grown up in a lighthouse who never wore shoes before arriving in New York City. She can be seen walking around barefoot a lot, and is even barefoot on the video cover.
  • The 1962 horror film Carnival of Souls revolves around a woman who is haunted by visions of a possibly demonic nature. She is barefoot in several scenes.
    • In one scene near the film's beginning, after a car in which she was riding drives off a bridge, she drags herself out of the river below, barefoot and covered with mud.
    • In the climactic scene at the end of the film, she runs down a beach barefoot while being chased by demonic beings.
    • In another scene, as she is taking a bath, we see her bare feet moving rhythmically against the side of the tub, as if she is dancing to the ghostly music that serves as the film's score.
    • In the film's most famous scene, while she is playing the organ in an empty church at night, she suddenly goes into a sort of trance, her music shifting from standard hymns into a livelier, but far eerier, melody. To underscore this sudden "possession", the camera cuts at one point to one shot of her hands erotically caressing the keyboards as she plays and another close-up of her bare feet working the organ pedals in a manner similar to a seductive dance.
  • Have we forgotten the scene in the first Charlie's Angels film where Alex (Lucy Liu) pretends to be a masseuse to get info out of the bad guy? She starts by walking on his back, but by the end of it she's crushing his face with her bare feet. And yes, we get plenty of close-ups of it all.
  • In Children of Men, Theo doesn't wear shoes for most of the movie. His feet become the center of the viewers' attention during some moments that either highlight his vulnerability, or provide a Biblical parallel for his development into an unlikely savior. One early shot of him propping his socked feet on a table boasts a blurred background, making his soles the largest and clearest things in sight. His bare feet get a close up as he soaks them in a basin, and another while he tries on some of Jasper's extra footwear. The latter part ends with Theo putting on and borrowing some flip-flops, resulting in more scenes having his uncovered feet in view and/or pain.
  • The Crew contains a scene where Jeremy Piven sucks Carrie Anne Moss's toes.
  • Several David Fincher Movies
    • In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, half of the shots of Daisy have her barefoot, with several closeups.
    • Panic Room: Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart rush into the Panic Room in their PJ's and are barefoot, almost the entire movie, with close ups.
  • Particular emphasis was put on the ghost's feet in Dead Friend (aka The Ghost) and the tracks of dirty water it left wherever it walked.
  • In the first Die Hard film, John McClane spends the majority of the movie barefoot. This becomes a plot point when he has to walk over glass.
  • During a scene in the "hood movie" parody Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (yes, that's the full title), Ashtray and Dashiki engage in food-related foreplay. At one point, Ashtray is made to pour hot sauce on Dashiki's foot, and suck it off. He gags during this task. You can view it here starting at 1:31.
  • Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - There are dozens of close up shots of bare feet. Sally spends half of the movie barefoot and her parents are also barefoot from time to time.
  • Edward Scissorhands, of all movies. The scene where Edward gives the promiscuous Joyce a haircut. During it, Joyce moans and slightly writhes and the Discretion Shot comes in the form of Foot Focus -- we see her feet and toes curl with pleasure.
  • Marsden and Idina Menzel both get barefoot close-ups during the live action segments of Disney's Enchanted. There are bare feet in the animated segments as well (see Western Animation below).
  • The Eye (American remake): Jessica Alba's feet are featured in a shot of her stepping out of the shower.
  • Fathers Day features a scene in which Billy Crystal takes his shoe and sock off to compare his foot with that of his alleged son, and then forces Robin Williams to do the same.
  • Near the end of Filth And Wisdom there are shots of Eugene Hutz's feet propped up on a table. The camera lingers on them for so long the viewer might start to wonder what sort of a relationship the director (Madonna, of all people) had with her lead actor...
    • It's quite possible that Madonna has a foot fetish. The back cover of her Erotica album had her sucking somebody's toe.
  • Fish Tank starring Katie Jarvis (in her first role) and Michael Fassbender, gets Mia (Katie's character) out of her shoes and socks quite often. With focus shots that are used both in narrative and as clear Fetish Fuel, the movie has numerous prime examples of the trope.
  • Claudia Jennings, as the lead character in the film Gator Bait, spends the entire film running around the Louisiana bayou barefoot.
  • In the 1993 horror film Ghost In The Machine, a Serial Killer is turned into a Psycho Electro Energy Being due to a freak accident caused by an electrical storm. He then continues his killing spree by traveling through power lines and the internet to create deadly Haunted Technology. One of his victims is a barefoot teenage girl (and yes, there are closeups) who is electrocuted when the killer makes a TV and a washing machine explode simultaneously in her presence.
  • The Girl Can't Help It has a couple of scenes, like when Jerri was tired of walking around in heels, and the audience at the finale.
  • In the "Lullaby of Broadway" sequence of Gold Diggers Of 1935, an early close-up focuses on the main character's feet as she slowly rolls off a pair of pantyhose and slides her feet under her bed covers. Since Busby Berkeley was well-known for giving his dance sequences thick sexual overtones, this could have been his way of slipping in something for the foot fetishists without getting in trouble with the Hays Office.
  • The "hangover" portion of The Hangover opens with a tracking shot of a women's bare feet as she strolls out of the guy's trashed hotel room.
  • Any discussion of feet in film would be remiss without mentioning Harriet the Spy. Harriet and her two friends come up with a symbol to represent their friendship, which turns out to be a little design on the soles of their feet... which are then shown repeatedly throughout the movie. Nothing like this appears in the novel on which the film is based.
  • There's a close-up of Luna Lovegood's bare feet in Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix.
  • In the 1963 film The Haunting, Eleanor Lance (played by Julie Harris) goes barefoot in several scenes, almost always while she is in her nightgown--in contrast to Theodora (Claire Bloom), the other female lead, who rarely if ever is seen barefoot.
    • In one scene, we see Eleanor painting her toenails, including a close-up of her foot, while she comments to Theodora that doing so makes her feel "wicked" (Eleanor is depicted as a shy, withdrawn woman who has suddenly taken a romantic interest in Dr. Markway, the dashing host).
    • In other scenes around this point in the movie, we see her walking or running in her bare feet.
    • In an extended scene near the end of the film, during one of the hauntings, Eleanor wanders throughout Hill House in her bare feet.
      • At one point during this scene we see a close-up of her feet as she races up a flight of stairs.
      • Later in the scene, Eleanor dances barefoot around a large marble statue.
      • Near the end of the scene, as she climbs a rickety spiral staircase, we see several close-ups of her bare feet (with polish visible even in B&W) gingerly moving from step to step.
  • In Idiocracy, one of the characters is watching a porn channel on TV (called Sweet Bang Tube), and the video is of a woman using her feet to cut up a steak dinner. It's less disturbing than it sounds; although in keeping with the movie itself, it just goes to show the declining standards that even porn has in the future.
    • Porn has standards?
  • James Cameron's films often include close-ups of feet and feet first shots, although they aren't always bare.
    • In Avatar, many of the characters are perpetually barefoot. They emphasizes Jake's joy (he's a paraplegic) in being able to move his toes and feel the dirt between them after linking with his Avatar. On a more subtle level, the first shots of the bare feet on Jake's Avatar are also used to show off the unprecedented level of detail in the wrinkles of the fully CGI models.
    • In Titanic there's a closeup of old Rose's wrinkled feet as she throws the "Coeur de la Mer" diamond into the ocean. There is also a shot of Rose's stockinged feet as she dances with Jack in steerage.
    • Many Characters appear barefoot with no close ups.
      • Jamie Lee Curtis is barefoot for the last half hour of True Lies.
      • The little girl Newt in Aliens is found barefoot.
      • Sarah Conner is barefoot during her stay at the mental hospital in Terminator 2. Sarah's roommate and her boyfriend are barefoot when Arnold kills them in Terminator 1.
  • In Thirst, Tae-ju's feet are a "running" theme. She sprints barefoot through the streets at night for a brief moment of escape from her mundane life, growing thick calluses. Sang-hyun's first romantic action towards her is to physically place her in his shoes. He also pays particular attention to her feet during their lovemaking sessions. Sang-hyun's shoes get a bittersweet callback at the end of the film.
  • 1999's Jawbreaker. During a Split-Screen Phone Call we get an eyeful of Julie's soles, then Fern's, then Courtney's (with Courtney's self-pedicure-in-progress filling almost the entire shot).
  • The 1987 horror movie The Kindred has a scene featuring a girl driving, with closeups of her bare foot pressing the gas pedal. Then, a monster that was hidden inside a watermelon on the car's back seat emerges and kills her. It Makes Sense in Context. Screen grabs here.
  • King Kong. In both the original Cooper film and the recent Jackson remake, Ann Darrow is barefoot for most of the movie. Special focus is given to this fact in the newest Kong, which might be related to director Peter Jackson's real-life penchant for going barefooted.
  • There is a scene in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor where one woman has her toes sucked by another.
  • Curiously common in films starring Will Smith. Most prominently, The Legend of Bagger Vance, in which he spends a dreamy length determining the direction of the grass.
  • Let the Right One In has 12-year old Eli walking barefoot in the thick winter snow to hint she is--different somehow, and doesn't get out much except to hunt humans.
  • In the Marilyn Monroe film Let's Make Love, Marilyn manages to make something as seemingly innocent as taking off her shoes and wiggling her toes seem like the sexiest, sultriest thing in the world.
  • Nancy Kwan in Lt Robin Crusoe USN.
  • In the 1976 film "The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane" [6] There is an immense amount of closeups and foot focus on a very young Jodie Foster.
  • It seems like every other shot in the 1997 Lolita movie is of the title character's feet.
    • The 1962 version features them prominently in the opening titles as well.
    • One deleted scene from the 1997 version was cut partially because of the obvious sexual focus on Lo's feet.
    • Maybe it was done to distract the audience from the fact that "Lolita" looked like a college student.
  • Galadriel in Peter Jackson's version of The Lord of the Rings.
    • Plus the Hobbits by default.
      • ...although Hobbit feet are a niche market even amongst foot fetishists.
  • Love Valour Compassion has the narrator, Gregory,constantly barefoot or in sandals. Slightly justified by the fact that he is a dancer.
  • In the Charlie Chaplin film Modern Times, the "Gamine" played by Paulette Goddard cheerfully runs around barefoot until near the end of the film. Her torn dress and nude feet set her up as a primal character rebelling against the "civilized" world. (As it is, her clothing and hairstyle in the final scene suggest that she's been "tamed", even though the film's action suggests otherwise.)
  • The MTV made-for-TV series My Super Psycho Sweet 16 pay particular attention to main character's Skye's feet in the first movie. She spends better part of it barefoot, and there are two instances in which we get a focus shot (one of which is a tracking shot, to boot!) The sequel keeps up this pattern of keeping her barefoot, but the foot focus occurs in a pool scene, where Skye's sister, Alex's feet are focused on. The way the latter shot is set up makes it obvious (also judging from how she wiggles her toes slightly) that it is there for fanservice.
  • In Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Nick's young ex-girlfriend Tris tries to seduce Nick back into their relationship by rubbing her feet against his face while he is trying to drive.
  • In Nim's Island, Nim's idyllic tropical island and relaxed way of life lead to her going barefoot a lot. When she does wear shoes, they're an easy slip-off type with no socks. There's even a scene where she casually talks on the phone and has the phone cord threaded through her toes. In fact, pretty much anytime one of the three leading actors (Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, and Gerard Butler) is barefoot, the director makes damn sure you know about it.
  • In the independent 2007 film Paranormal Activity, which takes place almost entirely within a home at all hours of day and night, Katie Featherston goes barefoot for nearly the entire movie (as does her boyfriend Micah in most scenes).
    • There's even more in the sequel, where all the female characters are barefoot or in sandals for the entire film, and there are two scenes with close-ups.
  • In the film The Parent Trap 2, for no reason at all the scene will open up on the girl waving her bare soles in the air.
  • There is a number of close-ups of Gwyneth Paltrow's feet in A Perfect Murder (1998).
  • In A Piedi Nudi, an Italian short film, a schoolgirl, after seeing another girl's shoes being stolen by a group of bullies, gives the victimized girl her own shoes to walk home in. As she is walking away in sock feet, she encounters the same bullies, and responds by taking off her socks and continuing her walk home barefoot. She ends up liking the barefoot walk so much that she decides to attend school barefoot the very next day, and stays that way the entire day despite the taunts of her classmates. Not surprisingly, there are several close-ups of her bare feet, most prominently when she arrives at her house and when she is in class.
    • well, seeing as the title translates roughly to "On naked feet" it's not really surprising.
  • In Pippi Goes On Board, Pippi's two friends wake her up by ticking her bare feet with a feather.
  • Prom: The poster highlights a girl's bare feet, having taken her shoes off to dance barefoot.
  • Quentin Tarantino is famous for it. On the Tyra Banks show, he confirmed his "fondness" for feet, and said it was a "black male thing", even though black males are stereotypically obsessed with women's butts, but whatever...
    • Kill Bill features a number of examples:
      • When the Bride (played by Uma Thurman) attempts to get her atrophied legs moving again, the camera can be seen focusing on her bare feet as she tries to "wiggle her big toe".
      • There are more closeups of Thurman's bare feet during her fight scene with Daryl Hannah.
        • Not to mention when she rips out her remaining eye and slowly squishes it under her foot. You can see the goo start to seep out between her toes.
      • The 5-6-7-8's, the all-female Japanese band who play during the House of Blue Leaves sequence, also get some Foot Focus. All three women are barefoot, and there are closeups of the lead singer's bare feet.
      • Uma is barefoot in the hotel bathroom waiting on the pregnancy test.
      • Interestingly, Bill is noticeably barefoot in his final scene.
    • The entire opening credit sequence of Grindhouse: Death Proof runs over the image of Sydney Tamiia Poitier's bare feet propped up on the dashboard of a moving car. This coincides with Tarantino's name appearing in the credits. And need we mention the severed foot flying out into the street? No, we needn't. Additionally, the DVD edit of the film shows Stuntman Mike surreptitiously playing with, and licking, a sleeping Rosario Dawson's feet.
    • Pulp Fiction features a lengthy discussion about how erotic foot massages are. Uma Thurman goes barefoot at her home and during the dance competition. When Bruce Willis is picked up by a cab driver played by Angela Jones, there's a closeup of her bare foot pressing the gas pedal.
    • Richie in From Dusk till Dawn (a character presumably written for himself, by himself) conspicuously stares at Juliette Lewis's bare feet. Later he drinks tequila poured over Salma Hayek's foot and sucks her toes.
    • In Jackie Brown, there is a close-up of the feet of Melanie, played by Bridget Fonda.
    • Once again appears in Inglourious Basterds, with the focus on Diane Kruger's foot.
  • From the trailer, it appears that Beezus and Ramona has a fair amount of foot focus.
  • Reality Bites features a close-up of Winona Ryder's naked feet propped up on a table as she watches TV.
  • "Lick Mommy's Feet!" - From the movie Serial Mom.
  • Sicario helps establish Matt's disregard for rules when Kate and the viewer glance at his feet during the mission briefing, and notice he came in wearing flip-flops, instead of closed-toe shoes.
  • The Christian-themed children's series Sugar Creek Gang (based on a 1939-1972 book series of the same name) has its main characters, a group of mystery-solving adventurous kids, go barefoot a lot. The movies, unlike the book, add a cute girl to the group. The first movie also has some extreme close-ups of her walking barefoot on a thin log, in addition to her being barefoot at various times.
  • The indie smash-hit Super has one that is a mixture of foot focus and Fetish Retardant. There is a scene where Sarah (played by Liv Tyler) is used to test a new brand of heroin, and they inject it into a vein on her left foot, which brings us, before and after the injection, focus shots of her feet. Black nail polish.
  • In the 1963 comedy Take Her Shes Mine, Sandra Dee and Monica Moran perform a suggestive folk song in a coffeehouse while barefoot.
  • In the 1932 film Tarzan the Ape Man, there's a scene with Tarzan counting Jane's toes, which probably inspired the similar scene in the Disney Animated Canon version listed above.
  • The Team Thor shorts released to promote Thor: Ragnarok have Thor go barefoot whenever at Darryl's house, as part of the informal persona he takes on out of the limelight. The second short provides an especially close look at Thor's feet; while he discusses the importance of new experiences, the video shows him flexing his toes after removing his slippers (unless he never put them on in the first place).
  • The Town has a couple shots from the beginning of Rebecca Hall's bare feet after she lost her shoes in the chaos at the beginning of a bank robbery and later at the beach after she is taken hostage and dropped off.
  • Seito's girlfriend gets a few in the live action-animation mixed movie Twilight of the Cockroaches, including a scene where she tries to stomp on some of the titular roaches barefoot.
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story contains a scene where Dewey grabs the ankles of Jenna Fischer's character with the intention of seducing her when his wife suddenly walks in. He remains holding Jenna's ankles during the ensuing argument, leading to some delicious shots of Jenna's bare feet.
  • The 1950s B-movie The Werewolf continues upon a scene of Human-to-Werewolf Footprints when Duncan wakes up inside a storm drain, and clutches his feet, which the camera pans down to reveal as lacking shoes and socks. This contradicts later scenes, where Duncan transforms into a werewolf who does wear human shoes.
  • The magical romantic comedy When in Rome pays particular attention to main actress Kirsten Bell's feet: with a painter wanting to see her feet so he could paint them adequately to several close-up scenes (one involving the said painter caressing her feet through her peep-toe shoes). In fact, Kirsten Bell spends a good portion of the movie running around barefoot.
  • When things go to hell in a handbasket in Wolf Creek, one of the things that helps show the main characters' isolation from society is the fact that all of them spend the second half of the movie barefoot, having had their shoes and socks taken by the villain to keep them from being able to flee very far. When Liz and Kristy are later killed by the killer, he loads their bodies into the boot of his truck before setting it on fire. When he loads in Liz's body, there's a clear shot of the soles of her feet.
  • In The Wolf Man (1941), the camera focuses on Larry Talbot's feet turning into wolf-like footpaws for the duration of a transformation scene. A later transformation scene shows his paws becoming human feet.
    • Transformation sequences in the 2010 remake include a few fleeting shots of Lawrence's feet.
  • In the biopic The Worlds Fastest Indian, there is one scene where the protagonist Burt Munro files one of his toenails with an electric sander so that it could fit into his shoe.
  • The first X-Men movie has a scene where Mystique pins Senator Kelly to his seat with one bare foot and uses the other to more or less foot-slap him to unconsciousness. Viewable in the first 30 seconds or so of this compilation.
  • In X-Men: First Class there is a surprising amount of completely nonsexual (we hope) foot focus because of Hank McCoy, a mutant who is physically unobtusive except for his feet, which are prehensile and quite monkey-like. He chooses to hide them, but will take his footwear off to demonstrate his great agility. When he takes the serum that he expects to remove his power, his bare feet turn to 'normal'... before the cure blows up in his face and his feet (and his other bodyparts) become even more beastly than before.
  • Footloose and its 2011 remake, being films focusing on dancing make this a no-brainer.
  • Christina Ricci got quite a bit of this in the movie Miranda.
  • Wierook en Tranen shows a girl throughout the movie going around without shoes in 1940 during WW2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DySNCSdBfFY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtADb5J80UI
  • Robin Wright is a barefooter in the 1997 movie Loved - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE4Xxl3D5XQ
  • Sissy Spacek is seen barefoot in the 1973 movie Badlands.
  • Some foot focus in Disney's 2015 live-action adaptation of Cinderella.
  • Some foot focus can be seen in The Girl Can't Help It.

Literature

  • We may not be able to actually see any feet here, but literature can also have its instances of Foot Focus. In Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha, for example, an awful lot of attention is given to the heroine Sayuri's feet. She never puts on or takes off her sandals, she always "slips [her] feet" into or out of them. Sayuri (the fictional first person narrator, by the by, who was supposed to be the author's friend) also talks about her socks quite a bit, even mentioning that her sponsor paid for even those in the benefit of her geisha-ing services. It must be said, though, that both the book and Sayuri herself are intelligent, and far from just kinky smut.
  • Lauren from Marc Levy's If Only It Were True is barefoot. Since no one except Arthur is able to see or sense her, she uses it to play a joke on him by touching his leg with her bare foot in a public place.
  • The Big Over Easy, book one of Jasper Fforde's Nursery Crime series, has a character who owns a foot-care product company. Not only is he able to deduce what kind of foot ailments each person he meets has, he also knows those of certain historical and mythological figures. A big deal is made of a sacred artifact that must always be visited in reverential bare feet, too.
  • In the novel Trilby, by George du Maurier, the title character's feet are described in loving, glowing terms. A young boy even becomes entranced upon seeing them bare.
  • In the first chapter of Conditions of Faith by Alex Miller, the casual caressing of the main character's bare foot is described in very sensual terms.

 "He fell silent and she opened her eyes, conscious of his appeal to something serious. He was examining the arch of her foot... He touched her foot lightly with his forefinger, then looked up at her. She did not withdraw. With his finger he followed the curve of her instep, delicately brushing away the grains of sand that clung to her skin. She curled her toes, encouraging his caress."

  • In the Australian novel Secret Scribbled Notebooks, the protagonist Kate laments that "we must go shod to all but the least formal of events" since she thinks that her feet are the only thing about her that are beautiful. While in the park with a boy she likes, she takes off her shoes and stretches her leg, hoping her feet will catch his eye, only for another boy nearby to say, "Excuse me, but has anyone ever told you you have really beautiful feet?"
  • Footsucker by Geoff Nicholson is a novel told from the point of view of a foot fetishist. A great deal of the text consists of descriptions of the lead female character's feet and the man describing his reaction to her feet in great detail. Also, every fourth chapter or so, the narrator abandons the narrative altogether to present a personal essay on some foot or fetishism-related topic. (This would seem to be Author Filibuster, but Nicholson is not a known foot fetishist himself; more than likely, the essay chapters are merely a way of presenting extra insight into the narrator's mindset.)
  • The Inheritance Cycle has a couple of Foot Focus scenes. There's a mild one where Eragon notices that Arya's feet are bare, but also one where Eragon concentrates on an image of his big toe to deter enemies trying to read his mind (a form of Psychic Static), and also him wiggling his toes to show a dwarf that humans really do have five toes per foot, not seven.
  • The Goosebumps Book Series:
    • Halfway through the Goosebumps story "A Shocker on Shock Street", the two main kids take off their shoes and socks because they believe it will help them run away from the monsters faster. The rest of the story features frequent references to how their feet are bare. The barefoot angle would not be included in the story's television adaptation.
    • The cover of "The Werewolf in the Living Room" shows the titular creature's three-toed soles in full and prominent view.
    • "Deep Trouble" Takes place on a boat and features 2 frequently barefoot characters. The Mermaid they befriend likes to tug Billy's toes, as they apparently amuse her.
  • The Animorphs Book Series - as morphing results in lost or destroyed shoes, the Animorphs are frequently barefoot. Every book mentions this fact and sometimes describes what the characters are feeling underneath their feet as they go about their adventures. Usually their being barefoot is used for humor (Rachel accidentally shredding her shoes and having to walk around school barefoot) or as a challenge (they are frequently in hostile terrain so being barefoot makes things difficult). The characters sometimes complain about the inconvenience of not being able to morph shoes. This is true of all 54 books and the first 3 Megamorphs books. Loren in "the Andelite Chronicles" goes barefoot as well which grabs the attention of her Andelite captors who don't understand clothing and think she is hurting herself when she first takes her shoes off.
  • Brian's Saga While he usually has shoes or makeshift footware on, "Hatchet" and the other books of this series sometimes focus on him being Barefoot in the wilderness.
  • The plot of the children's book Miss Malarkey Doesnt Live In Room Ten revolves around a child becoming shocked upon learning that his teacher actually has a life outside the school when she moves into his apartment building one day. He is especially shocked to learn that she goes barefoot at home, and the page where he discovers this is marked by a very large and prominent illustration of the teacher's bare feet, with special attention given to her red-painted toenails.
  • In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, it sure seems like Gaeriel Captison spends a lot of time barefoot and wiggling her toes, at least in Truce at Bakura.
  • Farid from The Inkworld Trilogy is almost constantly taking off his shoes, having been first introduced to footwear in the first book by Dustfinger after being read out of the Arabian Nights. He never could get the hang of wearing them, and just goes barefoot most of the time, or puts his shoes on at first only to take them off later. The author mentions this. Often.
  • In the beginning of The Chrysalids, the main character meets a girl in a sort of prologue a few years before the events of the main plot. While they are playing on the beach, the girl gets one of these, though it is perfectly justified in that she has six toes in a post-apocalyptic world that believes that the Tribulation was sent by God to punish humans allowing deviation from the arbitrary 'average' shape, proportion, and personality the essay service. This sets the main character up for his growing acceptance of deviants despite the indoctrination he and the other main character suffer.
  • In George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, there are many, many mentions of the bare feet of female leads. Cersei, Daenerys, Sansa, and Arya's feet in particular seem to not only be described often, but even commented on (or, in Daenerys's case, frequently kissed) by others. By contrast, several guys' feet are mentioned in unflattering tones. Sam's especially.
  • Silly usage in one of the Ramona Quimby books, specifically Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Ramona comes home from school to see her dad, who is studying to become an art teacher (he's between jobs), with his shoe and sock off, trying to draw his foot. Ramona decides to follow suit and takes her own shoe and sock off and tries to draw her foot, doing a better job of it. Embarrassed at her dad's poor drawing, she daydreams of him finally drawing that perfect foot, the kind of foot drawing you'd want to hang on the refrigerator. The scene of Ramona trying to draw her foot while her dad draws his is illustrated in both the re-released edition (which has a new illustrator and a different, more realistic yet cartoony art style), and the older editions (which feature illustrations in a simplified style).
  • A character in Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins becomes a philanthropist by way of foot fetishism; because most of his family lost their toes from frostbite, he saw intact and healthy female feet as a thing of surpassing beauty. After being horrified by pictures of the feet of women ravaged by the effects of the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima, he becomes dedicated to promoting peace in the world. Unlike you might expect from the setup, he is treated sympathetically.
  • The novels of Elin Hilderbrand have extreme closeups of people's bare feet on the covers. The Island has a barefoot girl standing on a rock. The Blue Bistro has a couple standing in the shallow waters of a beach, with the woman popping her foot in the air. Nantucket Nights has a woman wrapped in a towel; all you see distinctly of her is a hand and a foot. The Castaways has a couple lying on the beach, their bare feet in the air. A Summer Affair has a woman standing on her lover's bare feet, lifting up on her toes to (apparently) give him a kiss. Summer House and Beachcombers have prominent examples, as well. She even has a novel named Barefoot, perhaps a Lampshade Hanging. This is perhaps a Justified Trope, considering that all of these novels seem to take place on beaches. Still a foot fetishist's dream.
  • The novel The Barefoot Bride by Joan Johnston is about a young widow in frontier-era America who gets remarried. Her daughter is opposed to this, and tries to sabotage the wedding by stealing her shoes while she is getting dressed and then throwing them away. (Apparently, she only owns the one pair.) The woman defies her daughter by getting married barefoot (hence the title). She hides her lack of footwear by wearing a dress long enough to block the view of her feet, though her fiance ends up catching on when he notices bare toes during one of her steps. Later in the book, there is a passage where the man massages her feet and she seems to get turned on by it; at one point, she presses her feet against his bare chest and feels his chest hair between her toes.
  • While it's debatable that John Norman's Gor novels should be listed under literature, they do feature Foot Focus -- the author rarely misses an opportunity to remind the reader slave girls go barefoot, occasionally mentioning that baring the feet in public is considered uncouth for a free woman. Things tend to get worse in novels which the author has attempted to write from the perspective of the female protagonist. Consider the following fragment:

 "...I crossed the perimeter of small, sharpened stones, a foot or so deep, about ten feet wide, which lined the interior wall of the garden. This hurt my feet, which were small, and soft, and bare. Even the soles of our feet must be soft, and this is seen to, by creams and lotions, and the nature of the surfaces upon which we are permitted to walk, such things."

  • In Junichiro Tanizaki's 1910 short story "The Tattooer", a sadistic and obsessive tattoo artist falls in love with a girl after just seeing her bare foot; it is described in considerable detail. He remarks that her beautiful feet were made to crush men and proceeds to realize her potential with his demonic tattoo.
  • In Hoot, the protagonist, Roy, notices a strange barefoot boy running around near a construction site. The bare feet are what tip him off to the boy's otherness, and he spends a large part of the novel referring to him as the barefoot boy, and trying to get him shoes.
  • In James Conder's Have Broom Will Travel, Damien seems to spend a lot of time admiring Susan's feet. She also spends the majority of the story either barefoot, or in sandals.
  • Dr. Seuss' The Foot Book.
  • In this book, there's a ton of focus on the bear's anthropomorphic feet.
  • Done rather blatantly here. Just look at the book's title!


Live-Action TV

  • The Adventures of Pete and Pete. Episode: "Time Tunnel". Big Pete calls Ellen on the phone: "try writing something with your foot." And she does. With close up. View here around 3:40.
  • In the Syfy miniseries Alice, all the Oysters are barefoot in the casino. There is, in fact, a plot reason for it.
  • Even American Idol engages in this occasionally. Even today, fans still talk about Katharine McPhee's performance of "Over The Rainbow" in season 5, in which she spent the entire performance laying on her side directly on the stage, going out there barefoot for good measure. That wasn't when the Foot Focus happened, though--they showed it, but didn't play it up. Six seasons later, however, the diminutive Jessica Sanchez visually recreated McPhee's famous performance while performing "You Are So Beautiful", though due to the smoke machines it was only vaguely evident that she had recreated the barefoot aspect as well. Cue Ryan saying that he barely recognizes her without her heels, then going over to the edge of the stage, retrieving said shoes, and putting them back on her feet under the close gaze of the camera.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer even does this once in a while.
    • The opening of 2x5 "Reptile Boy," had Buffy on her bed, watching a bollywood movie with willow and Xander, with her bare feet clearly on display.
    • The ending segment of 3x7 "Revelations," where Faith's bare feet got a bit of focus.
  • In one episode of The Avengers, there's a very suave and sophisticated villain who puts his bare feet up at one point, remarking, "Most people's feet are so rough. Mine are so elegant." They probably weren't the actor's real feet, though!
  • On The Big Bang Theory, Penny usually wears flip-flops and almost always has her toenails painted. This wasn't focused on initially (although the relevant subsection of the audience certainly noticed,) but as of the third and fourth seasons an odd combination of Foot Focus and (ostensibly attempted) Fan Disservice seems to be going on...
    • While painting her toenails, Penny chooses a pale pink varnish to hide the fact that she's got "her dad's feet". Practical upshot: she spends the whole episode with her feet prominently propped up, getting a pedicure from Leonard.
    • Sheldon bemoans the fact that she pumices her feet in their lounge, clearly finding it unpleasant. Practical upshot: Wolowitz lifts her feet up to his lap to demonstrate a more soothing pumice stone action.
  • On Boy Meets World, Rachel wants to prove that she can be just as big of a slob as Jack and Eric so during dinner in their apartment she puts her feet on the table and rubs them around in spaghetti and marinara sauce and then proceeds to rub them in Eric's face.
  • In an episode of The Brady Bunch, the family is traveling through a ghost town. When a grizzled old prospector believes that the family has come to steal his claim, he locks them in the old jail. They get out by taking off their shoes and socks and using their discarded foot coverings to first knock the key off the wall and then pull it over to the cell. The scene in question opens with a pan across the family members' bare feet.
  • Burn Notice often features Fiona Glenanne lounging barefoot soles-up in Michael's bed. She is often seen shedding her clunky shoes to get more comfortable.
  • Chuck: Casey's (Adam Baldwin) left foot [plus bandage] in "Chuck vs Santa Claus".
    • There are also several shots of Yvonne Strahovski's feet. Including a long one in "Chuck vs the Nacho Sampler", where she fondles a man's face with her foot.
  • Criminal Minds features many scenes where the feet of female characters (usually victims) are highlighted.
  • The Dark Angel episode "Meow" has a closeup of Jessica Alba's bare foot.
  • Derren Brown episode "Derren Brown The Events: How to Win the Lottery" has perhaps the ultimate example of this trope. Derren Brown tells his volunteer Matt there are 20 polystyrene cups on the floor when one has a knife underneath and he has to stamp on 14 cups barefooted. The camera zooms in on Matt's bare feet as he stamps on each cup. And before that Matt has his feet sterilised with two close up shots of a paramedic rubbing disinfectant on his bare feet. Watch it here[7]
  • The Doctor Who Made for TV Movie seems to have a bit of a case of this. The Doctor is barefoot for a while before first aquiring shoes, and there are two or three shots which focus on his feet, the morgue tag still on; topped off with the fact that the Doctor becomes suddenly distracted in one scene by his new shoes:

 "These shoes! They fit perfectly!"

  • Polly lost her shoes in the first episode of The Highlanders and spent the next few episodes barefoot.
  • On Firefly, the character of River Tam is often barefoot, and we know this because the camera focuses on her feet so often that creator Joss Whedon has even referred to River's feet as the show's 11th character.
    • Kaylee also gets quite a few barefoot scenes, usually with her soles prominently displayed.
    • This, combined with the frequent display of Fred's feet on Angel, has led many to suspect that Joss Whedon has a foot fetish.
  • Friends:
    • The episode when Ross and Rachel completely break up ("The One The Morning After") features a B story in which Monica and Phoebe wax their legs, spending a good portion of the episode with their bare soles pointed right at the camera.
    • The episode "The One With the Ballroom Dancing" involves Phoebe trying to turn on a massage client of hers. Since her feet are the only part of her he can see while he's being massaged, she dresses up her feet (new pedicure, toe ring) in order to do some "feet flirting" with him. Not surprisingly, the scene in which she tries to put her plan into effect features a close-up of her naked feet at one point.
      • Ironically in that same episode, Phoebe fantasises about Chandler's ankles and ankle hair to prevent herself from being turned on.
    • In another episode, although feet aren't actually shown, Rachel implies she gets turned on by having her toes sucked. And how would Ross know what feet taste like, anyway?..
    • And then there's the second-season episode with Julia Roberts, and an entire ankles-down scene starring her (very expressive) bare feet.
      • And even before that, Chandler's gorgeous ex-Israeli soldier date slides her foot 'so far up my pantleg that you could count the change in my pocket'. Joey has the same thing happen to him in the Valentine's episode (albeit both times off-screen).
  • Olivia Dunham of Fringe has gotten quite a few shots of her feet throughout the series. Given how she's usually in some sort of suit or clothing that covers all of her, it may be to emphasize her vulnerability.
  • On HGTV's Gardening by the Yard, host Paul James "the Gardener Guy" did several of his segment inserts while barefoot in the backyard, wiggling his toes up close at the camera on occasion.
  • In a scene from the first episode of the Gidget TV series, a barefoot Sally Field spreads and wiggles her toes in closeup while talking on the phone.
    • That's far from the only time that Field's feet were shown in the series. It might also be worth noting that the cover of the DVD box features a shot of Field's bare soles.
  • On Glee, Sixth Ranger Sam's first appearance shows him singing in the gym shower, including a shot of his feet while dancing. It goes nicely with his general averseness to wearing clothes.
  • In the UPN sitcom Half & Half (before it was lost in the CW merger), Deedee once dated a man who had a foot fetish. At first, she loved the attention he gave her feet... until he got too obsessed with them. To the point where she gave him the ultimatum: "Move up or move out." He chose to move out. In a later episode, he returned, having gone to rehab for his "problem," and Deedee gives him another chance. He relapses, and Deedee cuts him loose for good.
  • The Australian kids' show Hi-5, and presenter Charli Robinson in particular, seemed to have an obsession with showing feet, as evidenced here and here.
    • Not to mention here... and here...
    • It's not just Charli either- in this clip, Karla distracts the kiddies with a cutesy song while seemingly providing foot-fetishist dads with some Parent Service.
  • ICarly: "I'm Carly!" "And I'm Sam!" "And we like to draw families... ON OUR TOES!" "Observe!" They then proceed to shove their bare soles up to the camera, wiggling their toes like mad once an "earthquake" starts.
    • Coincidentally, this is the webisode of iCarly that Carly showed Nevel to get him to mention iCarly on his website. I wonder where Nevel got his crush on Carly from?
    • And there's also the drive-thru incident where they sing a song, and at one point, ask the restaurant employees to rub their feet. Sam holds up her bare foot to prove her point.
      • Sam, it's worth noting, seems to find a reason to go barefoot in nearly every episode.
    • In an episode of season 5, Carly spends almost an entire episode with her foot caught in the faucet of her bathtub.
    • And then there was the time Sam hired someone to read a book for her, but she ended up doing it herself, and since she had already paid him...she had him rub her feet instead. I'm sensing a pattern here.
  • In the famous I Love Lucy episode in which Lucy stomps grapes, there are many lingering closeups of both her's and all the female Background Extra's feet.
  • In the Ironside episode "The Man Who Believed", Ironside investigates the mysterious death of a beautiful hippie songstress who was known for going barefoot. Another Ironside episode, "Once More for Joey", also features a barefoot hippie musician getting killed, but this one is male. Both episodes feature closeups of the barefoot characters' feet.
  • Just Shoot Me, episode "Maya?s Nude Photos". Maya goes barefoot for her photo shoot. At one point, the camera cuts to a close-up shot of her feet to indicate the moment where she becomes fully nude.
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit covered feet and shoe fetishes in the episode "Torture."
  • The Love, American Style episode "Love and the Vertical Romance" includes a closeup of a woman's bare foot activating a Murphy's Bed.
  • British crime thriller Mad Dogs features a strange amount of male Foot Focus. Oh, also, it's about a bunch of guys on holiday together...
  • Monty Python's "Blackmail" sketch used a shot of two pairs of bare feet to indicate two men having a homosexual affair.
    • In another Python sketch, "The Ideal Loon Exhibition", a censored photograph of an allegedly naked woman is shown. Guess what's the only part of the woman's body we can see.
    • And how can we forget the Python logo, the godlike bare foot which would descend from the sky to squash the opening credits? (The foot is actually that of Cupid, from the painting "Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time" by Bronzino.)
  • Myth Busters, when they tested walking barefoot on hot coals. When Kari tested it, we got nice close-ups of her feet. When Tory and Grant did, we didn't. Ha. We eventually did get one of Adam, but nobody wanted to see that.
    • Also played when testing the "cold feet" myth, especially with Grant and Kari (complete with some close-ups).
  • Fran Drescher's character on The Nanny was a former foot model; unsurprisingly, shots of her feet were incorporated into a few episodes.
    • There's a better than average chance that most of these shots weren't Drescher's actual feet. However, they still count.
  • Japanese model Nozomi Sasaki once appeared on a Japanese TV show, where she was given a foot massage, complete with, of course, close-ups.
  • Pretty Little Liars occasionally does close-ups of the feet of the main characters.
  • In The Outer Limits episode "The Bellero Shield", Mrs. Dame (Chita Rivera's character) goes barefoot constantly, complete with multiple closeups.
  • In the 9th episode of Roswell, there was a scene where Liz and Isabel were talking about guys, and Liz was painting her toenails. You can see a close-up of her toes as Isabel notices she was using clear nail polish, then another as Isabel touches one of Liz's sandals, and then she touches Liz's nail polish, turning the color into a shade of blue, matching the color of her sandals.
  • Cameron's bare feet get the occasional focused shot in The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
  • Saturday Night Live had a fake commercial called "J.J. Casuals," shoes that were shaped like bare feet for people who don't like wearing shoes just like singer-songwriter Jack Johnson (played by Andy Samberg). Ironically, there was no Foot Focus to be found on the season 21 (1995-1996 season) episode hosted by Quentin Tarantino (or the season 20 {1994-1995} season episode hosted by John Travolta that was directed by Tarantino).
  • The Seinfeld episode "The Wink" became popular among the foot lovers' crowd when it featured a close-up of Elaine Benes' bare feet in a guy's face.
    • "The Implant", although better known for the debate about whether Teri Hatcher's character's breasts are real or not, features a scene in which Elaine, barefoot in the sauna, very noticeably flexes her toes for about thirty seconds.
    • There's also the episode where Jerry's girlfriend goes naked around the apartment. When she tries to open a pickle jar, the camera cuts to a shot of her bare feet twisting as she strains to open it (thus providing an example of bare feet being used to stand in for full nudity, something that obviously can't be shown on network television).
  • From That 70s Show: Jackie gets a toe ring, with focus on it and its sparkle. Both Fez and Steven are enthralled by it, which raises a few curious questions about them.
  • Victorious, "Cat's New Boyfriend": The B-plot is Trina getting foot-callus eating fish; thus, we are treated to several close-ups of tiny carp feasting on the dead skin cells off the feet of most of the cast. (This treatment, by the way, is Truth in Television.)
  • What I Like About You has a scene in early season 2 with Val and Lauren lounging with their bare feet on the table. Funny enough, they're talking about how someone took the "smelly feet place". Again, Dan Schneider.
  • Another instance of a shot of bare feet being used as a stand-in for full nudity: the Whos the Boss episode where Tony accidentally walks in on Angela in the shower.
  • The Wild Wild West episode "The Night of the Undead" features a closeup of a woman's bare feet as she walks over hot coals.
  • The fairly unusual male example happens in The X-Files episode "Monday", where we get several shots of Mulder's bare feet, including a close-up of his soles facing the camera (and once or twice stepping onto a moist carpet, by the by). Scully is not immune, as expected; another episode features her in the tub, with her foot poking out of the soap suds. The scene starts by focusing on her foot and moving to the left toward her face. We don't get any nudity, of course, because the water and suds cover it all.
  • This trope is mixed with Does Not Like Shoes in an old episode of The Price Is Right, where a female contestant appeared on the show barefoot. Complete with several close-ups; Bob Barker even called attention to her feet.
  • Misfits flat out opens on a tracking shot that traces Alisha from her bare foot to her face. Later, again in the first episode, we open up with a foot focus shot on Kelly.
  • In the Star Trek Voyager episode "Elogium", part of Kes's mating ritual requires a parent to massage her feet until her tongue swells. Since she doesn't have a parent, the Doctor obliges.
  • In the series Living with the Amish, many of the people are seen barefoot.

Music

  • This is a common trope in music videos, common enough that an entire blog exists to chronicle them.
    • Ashlee Simpson, "Pieces of Me".
    • Several Joss Stone videos. Not to mention much of her live performance footage. Not to mention the cover of her album "Color Me Free"
    • U2's "Numb".
    • The Beastie Boys' music video "Hey Ladies" features closeups of bare soles of at least two adults in a scene where the adults were under the sheets in bed.
    • Male example: Duran Duran's "Save a Prayer".
    • The Romantics' "Talking in Your Sleep" video opens with a close-up of a shoe sliding seductively off a woman's foot.
    • Kenna's "Free Time" video shows a man ditching his girlfriend to party, as seen entirely below knee level.
    • George Michael's "I Want Your Sex" video contains a great deal of overtly sexual imagery in general, but even within that context, the various close-ups of a woman's bare feet still seem somewhat gratuitous.
    • Fiona Apple's "Criminal" features at least one pair of bare feet per scene, and there are two notable foot focus scenes (one being pure Fetish Fuel with Les Yay overtones)
    • Neneh Cherry's "Kootchi", featuring many closeups of her feet and several guys crawling through a hall to reach them.
    • Radiohead's "There There" music video provides some views of Thom Yorke's bare feet when they slip out of some stolen shoes, then change into tree roots.
    • Imagine Dragons' "Roots" video has some closeups on Dan Reynolds' feet as he walks across a beach.
    • Joe Scruggs' "Late Last Night" video accompanies the first lines with a boy dreaming of finding his bare feet covered in white sparkles, which form a pair of spring-loaded boots.
    • Eddy Grant's "I Don't Wanna Dance" video features a closeup of a woman's bare feet while walking along the beach in one scene.
  • The most dedicated barefooter in music might be Latin American singer Shakira. Shakira's commercial breakthrough album is called Pies Descalzos, Spanish for "bare feet"; the back cover features a close-up shot of Shakira's own bare feet. Shakira performs almost all of her concerts barefoot as well, and her biography Woman Full of Grace even discusses her fondness for going barefoot.
  • Ditto for Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, and Enrique Iglesias.
  • The cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road album was notorious for its shot of Paul McCartney walking barefoot. This was believed to be part of the evidence that Paul was dead, although as Paul explained it, it was simply a very hot day when they did the photo shoot, he happened to take his shoes off during one shot, and that was the shot they happened to use for the cover.
  • The art on the disc for the Dixie Chicks' Fly album features a shot of all three Dixie Chicks' feet.
  • Taylor Swift's debut album features a picture of her feet on the disc itself. She sometimes performs on stage barefoot (Innocent at 2010 VMA's) and is frequently shown barefoot in promotional photographs, album artwork, comercials, etc.
  • Missy Higgins is always barefoot in her film clips and promotional material.
  • Kylie Minogue receives a ton of attention for her rear end, but Kylie herself prefers her feet. In an interview with FHM, when asked her favorite feature, she said, "Umm, my feet are quite good. I've had many a girlfriend curse me about my feet." She seems to always be in open-toed shoes when she performs, or occasionally even barefoot.
  • Country music singer Deana Carter always performs barefoot, and usually appears barefoot in her music videos as well.
  • Colbie Caillat seems prone to this as well. She has a lot of barefoot photos, appears barefoot in the music videos for "Bubbly", "Lucky" and "I Do", and went barefoot when she performed the latter live with Jason Mraz on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
  • Bullet for My Valentine video, "Your Betrayal" starts off good enough, with shots of the band playing amidst faces of women looking ominously at the camera. Then, bam, shot of a woman's foot. Among the repeating images are two distinctive ones: one with a woman in a tub with her foot sticking out (the source of the earlier foot-shot) and another woman wearing a long, black dress, only barefoot.
  • The album "Will You Marry Me?" by the band Alluring Strange has a very obvious example: the cover of the album is a woman's foot, with a ring on one of her toes and the name of the album is written as a tattoo on her ankle.
  • Marie Fredriksson of Swedish rock duo Roxette would perform barefoot fairly often, noticeably, for instance, in the video of "Listen to Your Heart".
  • "Piggy Toes" from Baby Songs makes real good use of this, including a shot of the bare feet of a cop.
  • Delta Goodrem plays her piano barefooted.
  • The cover of Yoga Revolution Volume 1
  • Chrissie Hynde is barefoot on the cover or the Pretenders' Loose Screw album.
  • Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine often goes barefoot on stage, in photos, and in her videos. She has stated that " Performing in heels makes you perform very differently to performing in your bare feet. I kind of prefer bare feet."
  • Rapper Ludacris often drops references to girls with pretty feet in his songs, and has admitted to having a foot fetish in an interview.
  • Even though he doesn't perform barefoot, Josh Groban loves going barefoot. The back cover of his 2011 album "Illustrations" features a barefoot Groban sitting on the floor.
  • Andrea Corr of the Irish band, The Corrs, has also professed a fondness for performing barefoot on stage.
  • Walk the Moon:
    • "Quesadilla" has a line about the couple getting their "naked feet" wet during a walk by the ocean. This actually inspired the title of the band's first tour.
    • The "Eat Your Heart Out" music video has bassist Kevin Ray dance barefoot in his living room, with some scenes only showing his feet.
  • Bobby McFerrin would sometimes perform barefoot, starting with one concert in which his shoes cramped his feet. The video for "Don't Worry, Be Happy" shows McFerrin's feet floating out of some dress shoes and socks, as well as him wiggling his toes to the song's beat.

Myths & Religion

  • Norse Mythology Example: After the Giant Þjassi was killed by the Gods (in revenge for kidnapping Iðunn... long story) his daughter Skaði strapped on armor, grabbed her weapons, and went to Ásgarðr to avenge his death. The Gods offered her one of their own as a husband to placate her, with the condition that she could only choose her husband by viewing the bare feet of the potential husbands. Skaði chose (rather rugged sea-god) Njörðr, thinking that his beautiful (thanks to long walks along the beach) feet belonged to Baldr, the God of Beauty. Their relationship did not end well.
  • Funny enough, The Bible uses "feet" as an Unusual Euphemism. Brings a whole new aspect to the foot-washing scene. There's also this verse from Song of Solomon 7:1 - "How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O prince's daughter!"


Puppet Shows

  • TV Ontario's Today's Special had a Mime Lady who would go barefoot or wear stockings on occasion if the sequence she was in called for it. The most notable instances were:
    • "Gardens" where she pointed to things that rhymed with rose, her toes being one of them.
    • "Smiles" which had her tickling her feet with a peacock feather to make herself laugh.
  • Sesame Street
    • An old clip features the Count instructing Maria to remove her shoes and socks so he can count her toes.
    • A more recent clip has Gabi removing her shoes and socks and inviting the viewers to count her toes.
    • This "Jump" music video has a few shots of a kid, barefoot, jumping on glass.
    • Here, Kermit the Frog demonstrates what feet are, and what they can do. He has a male model show us.
    • a clip from 1979 features the two-headed monster putting together the word feet as three pairs of bare feet walk all over and then wiggle their toes.
    • Ernie sings a song about why he loves his toes.
    • A series of skits from the 90's called the "Kid Mural Paintings" had scenes where a young blonde haired girl had the soles of her bare feet painted with the number of the day according to what number the mural was trying to represent while most of the other kids hold her up while mostly all smiling. The camera then zooms into her painted bare soles. However, the blonde haired girl only moves and wiggles her feet in a few of the skits, such as number 18 where she wiggles her toes.

Radio

  • The Suspense episode "Too Hot to Live" (adapted for TV in 1951, but in a Missing Episode) told of Jefferson, a retired soldier who had to go on the run after becoming falsely accused of a murder. Having left his worn-out shoes to get repaired by a shoemaker after entering town, he and the other townspeople make a few comments about his bare feet. He also tells listeners about the pain of running across burning tar and jagged rocks.


Theater

  • Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy has a scene where the female lead takes off her shoe to show her date her toenail polish and puts her bare foot right up on the table in front of him.
  • In Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, Frederic is spying on a group of ladies, until they propose to take off their shoes and stockings, at which point he feels that it would be appropriate to inform them that their proceedings will not be unwitnessed.
    • Note that in the portrayed time and place, bare ankles were for women considered indecent exposure.
  • The Saw a Woman In Half magic act is a favorite of foot fetishists because it will often feature the following:
    • A barefoot woman.
    • Said bare feet wiggling around (and if it's a televised show, close-ups of such).
    • An audience member being asked to touch or tickle the feet to verify that they're real. Or sometimes, the magician does it himself.
  • John Hodgman publicly removed his shoes and socks when playing the Deranged Millionaire on stage, tossing the socks to some random audience members afterwards, and performing the rest of the show barefoot.
    • Out of character, Hodgman also removed his footwear during a 2012 interview with Peter Sagal, explaining that going barefoot helps him relax. The interview's official YouTube upload accompanies his explanation with a closer look at his shoeless feet. After Hodgman convinced Sagal to share some barefoot "comfort", Sagal "freed" his own feet onstage, then wiggled his toes - also given their own closeup in the YouTube upload - before the cheering audience. Both men kept their shoes off for the remainder of the interview. The YouTube upload additionally keeps the duo's feet visible in wide shots of them on set.
    • The Netflix recording of the Deranged Millionaire's last 2012 routine, John Hodgman: Ragnarok, gives some quick shots of his feet during the introduction, with his bare right foot getting a closeup while he starts pulling off his socks. Later, he confesses that he took off his shoes and socks in order to make everyone else in the theater feel uncomfortable.

Video Games

  • Shy-Ann, the meditating hippy flower-girl (who is actually a time traveller) from Julias Time Adventures, is barefoot, and you can see her feet pretty close up.
  • Yuna walking onto the water in Final Fantasy X.
  • KAEDE Smith of Killer 7 is nicknamed "Barefoot" because of the fact that she never wears shoes.
  • Possibly the only good thing to come out of the The Legend of Zelda CDI Games is a scene of a barefoot Princess Zelda at the end of Faces of Evil.
    • And then there's Ilia of The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess, who's even introduced feet-first.
      • TP also has Midna, who goes barefoot the entire game, though since her imp form flies around and doesn't seem to have any toes, she barely counts. Besides, most people are looking somewhere else. She's also barefoot in her human form.
  • Star Ocean the Last Hope, having seemingly been developed by an entire team of various fetishists at times, naturally plays with this as well. One scene (slight spoiler warning) features a close-up shot of Sarah removing a supine Reimi's shoe. Unfortunately, it doesn't help that in this sequence her body was gradually turning to stone from the limbs inward, but her predicament is remedied long before she gets her shoe back.
  • The opening cinematic of Soulcalibur III features a quick shot of Setsuka's bare feet in Japanese sandals as she dodges an attack from Mitsurugi.
  • In Katawa Shoujo Rin Tezuka, because her arms have been amputated, does everything with her feet.
  • Tales of the Abyss: The scene where Guy introduces himself to the group begins with a three second shot focused on Tear's feet. Pluspoints if you took over costumes and have her wearing her bathing suit.
  • Mister Mosquito's Japanese cover art. However, it's Fan Disservice.
  • Princess Peach and Daisy wear leotards for the swimming and gymnastics events of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. For the first time in their video game appearances, the two girls abandon their dress pumps and tennis shoes to go barefoot whenever they don these outfits, revealing toes with finely-pedicured, painted nails. It's justified: these sports are meant to be played in bare feet. For swimming, any sort of footwear impedes movement through the water, while for gymnastics, a gymnast needs unrestricted use of their feet to balance and dance properly. However, it's still notable given that nobody went barefoot in the original Mario and Sonic At The Olympic Games.
  • The Splatterhouse TurboGrafx16 port's commercial begins with a live-action Rick's bare feet dragging across the floor.


Web Comics


Web Original

  • The Blog Anime Feet is dedicated to finding every one in any animation scene.
  • The guy recording this video must really have a thing for Kim Kardashian's feet.
  • For those who can't get enough of celebs' feet, the website wikiFeet has got you covered. It's a collaborative archive of pictures where celebs--both domestic and foreign--have their feet exposed or in the camera. Think of any female celebrity, and she'll have an album there.[1]
  • The Cinema Snob has quite a bit of attention paid to his bare feet in his videos. Same goes for Linkara and The Nostalgia Critic when they play around in their houses.
  • Lo-Ki of 4chan fame was well-known for taking several pictures of her feet by request to appeal to her following.
  • The website Feetschan is an entire imageboard with a foot focus.
  • Enjoy Going Barefoot 
  • The That Is All promotional video follows author John Hodgman on a barefoot walk through his mansion, into Times Square, with a few close-ups of his filthy soles.

Western Animation

  • One episode of the animated series of The Little Rascals ("Cap'n Spanky's Show Boat",) included a scene in which Darla had brushes strapped to her bare feet so she could more efficiently clean the deck of the old riverboat.
  • Another Hanna-Barbera example is The Perils of Penelope Pitstop episode "Cross-Country Double Cross": During her descent from the lighthouse to the beach, Penelope slips out of her boots, with the harpoon gun still tied to them.
  • Jana of the Jungle was a perpetually barefoot Jungle Princess, and at least two episodes include closeups of her bare feet.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
    • There's an awful lot of detail given to the dirt on the soles of Toph's feet. And Toph's feet in general. The canonical explanation that earthbenders like Toph go barefoot so they can be in direct contact with the earth at all times (and this applies to earthbenders we meet before Toph). However, Toph, being blind, relies primarily on her feet for sensory perception, so they are especially sensitive. She hates it when other people touch her feet (when she, against her expressed wish, was given a fancy pedicure, she kicked someone through a door) although she does enjoy touching them herself ("The first time to get them clean, the second time just for the sweet sensation of the pickin'").
    • One episode features Azula getting a pedicure, complete with close-ups (she even holds a hairbrush between her toes).
    • Pretty much all the characters shed their footwear once the Fire Nation arc begins.
  • The writers of Ruby Gloom probably have an actual thing for feet. Don't try to tell me they didn't know what they were doing here.
  • Scooby Doo
    • The episode "The Creepy Heap from the Deep" featured all the characters, clad in scuba gear, walking barefoot around the deck of a ship (having removed their flippers).
    • In another episode, Shaggy foolishly steps in a bucket of fritter batter and finds his feet stuck; the only way to get them out ends up being to slip them out of his shoes and go barefoot the rest of the episode.
  • The Simpsons: In the episode "Saturdays Of Thunder", At the end of the episode Saturdays Of Thunder, the pretty girl that gives Bart a congratulatory kiss when he wins the race is barefoot.
  • Aeon Flux had a number of foot scenes. One of the more memorable ones occurs in the pilot episode, when Aeon's vision of heaven is apparently spending eternity having her feet licked. In fact, she even has a second job as a foot fetish model, although we only get to see this near the very end of the first short and in the Herodotus File companion book. This may be due to network censors, or simply because we hardly see anything of her personal life anyway.
  • American Dad!
    • The episode "Tears of a Clooney" has a breathtaking scene of a barefoot Francine standing in a field in a white dress swinging a golf club and then hopping on a motorcycle and riding away.
    • In part 2 of "Stan of Arabia", God takes the form of a barefoot Angelina Jolie in order to speak to Steve (in a scene which opens with a close-up of the feet descending to earth).
    • Steve is suggested to have a foot fetish in one episode. One time, he's helping a date find a good outfit for prom. "For shoes, I was thinking open-toed... you got good feet? Take those kicks off, let daddy have a look." (Or something along those lines.) For what it's worth, the girl did end up wearing open-toed shoes to the dance.
    • In "Big Trouble in Little Langley", Francine's Asian adoptive parents come for a visit, prompting her to temporarily enforce a "no shoes in the house" rule. As a result, Francine, Hayley, and Francine's father spend most of the episode barefoot (the other characters are in sock feet).
    • There's also "Dungeons and Wagons", in which Francine duplicates Tawny Kitaen's barefoot car top dance from Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" video. Francine provides some serious fuel for foot fetishists.
    • In "Choosey Wives Choose Smith", there's a moment where Francine has her bare feet in a man's lap, seemingly in the middle of being given a foot massage. The moment is brief, but there's still Focus.
    • Francine is barefoot again in the climactic scene of the Rapture episode, again with no plot justification given.
    • In "Hot Water", Francine is barefoot in a bikini. Stan, feeling extra romantic after his first dip in their new hot tub, grabs her foot and begins sucking her toes, then finally puts her entire foot in his mouth. Francine is quite turned on by this.
    • It's probably worth pointing out that Hayley always wears sandals. She also gets a few barefoot moments, especially when she's sitting on the bed.
  • The 80s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon featured a villain named Don Turtelli who would extract information from his captives by tickling the bottoms of their feet. (Example 1. Example 2.)
  • Sixteen
    • A spectacularly Squicky version takes place in the episode "Waiting to Ex-Sale". As part of a promotion for a new set of uncomfortable flip-flops, Nikki is forced to walk around in them all day for her job. When Jonesy is scared to give blood during the mall's blood drive, Nikki gets him to admit that he's scared of blood by showing him her blistered soles (complete with blood spurting out of one of the blisters) in one of the most horrific Gross Up Close Ups in the history of Flash animation. (Viewable at 4:50 and 6:23 here.)
    • Not all the feet in Sixteen are wounded, though...
  • Code Lyoko
    • Through most of the first season, any time Yumi Ishiyama enters the scene, the camera would spend several seconds focusing on her feet as she walked. Granted, she was wearing her big gray boots at the time, but she also has bath scenes with close-ups focusing on several parts of her naked body, her feet included. She is 14 years old. Hooray for wholesome family entertainment!
    • Sissi Delmas gets many barefooted scenes too, mostly gratuitous. (She's Ms. Fanservice anyway.)
    • And Aelita has also a few ones once materialized. Some screencaps here.
  • Recent versions of Batman villainess Poison Ivy tend to depict her with bare feet, such as The Batman.
  • There's a fair amount of feet on Drawn Together. Some of the more prominent examples:
    • Foxxy tries to catch the person who has been stealing her Funyuns by setting a trap with a string tied to her toe. When the trap springs, the scene cuts to an extreme close-up of Foxxy's soles as she awakes.
    • It's suggested elsewhere that Foxxy is into foot play. (Of course, she's into most anything sexual). In the episode "Gay Bash", we see Wooldoor licking Foxxy's bare foot, having been told by her that her brown skin is actually chocolate pudding. And in "Captain Girl", there's a scene where Toot uses a black light to search for semen (she's trying to get pregnant). The entire living room is covered with the stuff, including all over the soles of Foxxy's feet.
    • When the housemates receive a bad review from Entertainment Weekly (based on a real bad review from EW), they react to the shock in different ways. Princess Clara dresses in rags and goes barefoot for most of the episode.
    • One episode features Toot stuck in a nursing home with a bunch of seniors intent on killing her. She escapes by pulling off a sequence of impressive acrobatic moves, all while barefoot (with a fair number of close-ups).
    • In "The Other Cousin", Clara's mentally challenged cousin Bleh comes to visit. During a spoof of the pool scene from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, the camera starts on a close-up of Bleh's bare feet (made more memorable by an animation goof in which Bleh's right foot is drawn with six toes). Later in the episode, there are more close-ups of Bleh's feet when Clara catches her in bed with Captain Hero (the foot now having the correct number of toes). To make it even better, Clara herself is also barefoot during this scene and the ensuing argument with Hero.
    • Another Clara foot scene occurs in "Unrestrainable Trainable" when she catches Wooldoor trying to escape from his room. In the scene, Clara is fully clothed and wearing her regular outfit, except she is barefoot. The feet are seen in mid-shot rather than close-up, but there doesn't seem to be any particular reason why Clara should be barefoot here.
  • In the Danny Phantom episode "Beauty Marked", Sam is drafted into marrying a ghost prince and is forced to wear glass slippers. However, the slippers proceed to shatter around her feet, a moment we are treated to in close-up. (Viewable at 6:11 here.)
  • The Fairly Odd Parents once had Vicky exploit Timmy's fear of clowns, disgust with bare feet, and allergy of oranges by making his classmates dress as barefoot clowns holding oranges. At least one of the clowns' feet got a close-up.
  • For a show seemingly dedicated to catering to just about every male fetish out there, it was probably inevitable that Totally Spies would end up on this list eventually.
    • For starters, Clover shows very prominent feet in both "The Getaway Vacation" and "Déjà Cruise".
    • Mandy is the one who really provides the foot service in this series. For instance, there's a close-up of Mandy getting a foot massage in "The Matchmaker". In "WOW", Clover is tricked into joining a Mandy worship club, and her first duty as a new initiate is- you guessed it- giving Mandy a foot massage, in a scene involving yet more close-ups of Mandy's bare foot. But the topper might be the episode "Evil GLADIS Much?". In that episode, the B-story revolves around Clover and Mandy competing over a pair of expensive designer boots. Clover appears to lose the boots to Mandy, but over the course of the episode, she manages to obtain her own pair. After the conclusion of the episode's main story, we cut to Mandy sitting outside barefoot and crying (the camera zooms on her feet at one point). It turns out that Mandy didn't get the boots after all, and this is how she is protesting the issue. (Don't ask.) Clover then magnanimously takes off her boots and gives them to Mandy... only to reveal that she now has an even better pair. Neither girl puts her footwear back on for the remainder of the scene.
    • But Wait! There's More!: in "Man or Machine", the adventure takes place in an Asian palace, and the girls have to take their shoes off before entering, and end up remaining shoeless for about half the episode. Alex wears socks, but Sam and Clover are both barefoot, and at one point, there's a tight shot of all three pairs of feet. In "Mommies Dearest", there is a close-up of Alex's bare soles as she gets a massage. And an early scene in "The New Jerry" finds the girls lounging around the house. Sam is barefoot, and the scene in question opens on a close-up shot of her feet.
    • And in "Attack of the 50 ft Mandy", well -- It's Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Mandy gets hit with a growth ray and spends a large part of the episode gradually ripping out of clothes and footwear and being even more of a pain in the ass than usual. Until Clover also gets a dose, and we are treated to a catfight between two giant, barefoot teenage girls dressed in rags...
    • Most of the foot scenes in the series are chronicled here, both in the original post and in the links at the bottom of the page.
  • Episode eight ("Agile Like Aikka") of Oban Star Racers treats us to a totally gratuitous shot of Molly's left foot as she steps onto a rock on the beach (she's walking barefoot along the shore, deep in thought). A scene following almost immediately has both her feet in profile, right before she crouches down to look at her reflection in the water.
  • In American Dragon Jake Long, Jake's grandpa Lao Shi's feet are often shown.
    • In the first episode, "Old School Training", Jake has to rub his grandpa's feet.
    • In "Supernatural Tuesday", his feet are shown when he karate kicks the TV off.
    • He is barefoot in the car in "Feeding Frenzy".
  • Hey Arnold had one scene in an episode where Arnold was trying to make Lila and his cousin jealous of him and Helga (her idea to be involved). One of Helga's many tricks included having him rub her foot, with a perfectly good close-up.
  • Dexters Laboratory: The gnomes seem to really like Dee Dee's feet. As does Bigfoot.
  • Sit Down Shut Up
    • Miracle goes barefoot as one indicator of her Hippie Teacher/Granola Girl/New Age Retro Hippie personality.
    • Also, in the episode, "Hurricane Willard," Stuart Proszackian uses his feet to massage Principal Sezno's shoulders (as she's tied up and undressed in the nurse's office).
  • Mort from The Penguins of Madagascar has a huge thing for King Julien's feet. Not only is it referenced too often (in some form) but there was even an episode ("Two Feet High and Rising") centered around trying to cure him of his foot fetish. Interestingly enough, King Julien's feet are the only ones Mort cares about.
  • The Captain's Daughter from The Drinky Crow Show is another barefooter. (Technically, so are Drinky Crow and Uncle Gabby, but since they're Accessory Wearing Cartoon Animals they don't count.) There's even a scene showing her clipping her toenails.
  • Ben 10: There was a stretch of episodes at the beginning of Season Three where it seemed like Gwen was barefoot a lot; notable in that she hardly has any foot scenes outside that particular run of shows.
  • King of the Hill
    • There's the episode where Peggy is tricked into posing for a foot fetish website after being embarrassed about her size 16 feet (a season one episode -- "Order of the Straight Arrow" [in which Hank and his buddies take Bobby and his friends out camping and Bobby kills a whooping crane, thinking it's a mystical animal] had Peggy travel all the way to Lubbock, Texas just to get a pair of size 16 shoes from a shoe store for large-footed women). There was a real-life website actually created as a tie-in with the episode, but it's no longer online.
    • The Season Two episode "Leanne's Saga" has a scene where we get a close up of Luanne's MILF mother pulling Bill's sandals off and massaging his bare feet with a sexy grin on her face, leaving him a whimpering and moaning puddle of bliss.
  • Family Guy
    • Quagmire has a foot fetish, as seen in the episodes "Wasted Talent" (the scene where he takes Chris to the bowling alley and sniffs the shoe of a female bowler, which Quagmire enjoys, but Chris doesn't), "Brian the Bachelor" (where Quagmire is caught on camera dragging an unconscious Brooke to the pool house to have sex with her, and ends up taking her sandal and sniffing it), and "I Take Thee Quagmire" (where Peter knows of this and gives Quagmire the foot from The Statue of Liberty as a wedding gift, with Quagmire turning down the gift and referring to his wife, Joan, as "all the foot I need now"), although it isn't really given any more prominence than his many other fetishes.
    • Several of the characters are commonly shown in situations calling for bare feet, arguably more often than other similar animated programs (and that includes Family Guy's biggest rival The Simpsons).
  • Kiva of Megas XLR dangles her bare feet out of Megas while the three are relaxing on the "beach" in the episode "S. Force S.O.S.".
  • Xiaolin Showdown
    • Wuya, the perpetually barefoot witch. (Caps here.)
    • Also an episode with Kimiko was forced to wear shoes she couldn't walk it, so she takes them off to complete the showdown and stays barefoot for the rest of the ep.
  • As noted here, Batman the Animated Series is full of women's bare feet.
  • Wakfu: Amalia is constantly barefoot. Evangelyne has some moments too either in nightgown or Modesty Towel. Close-ups are not infrequent, especially in episodes 4 and 6.
  • In The Venture Brothers episode "Showdown at Cremation Creek, Part 1", Sergeant Hatred reveals that he has a foot fetish. He brings Princess Tinyfeet, a barefoot Native American princess, to a wedding, then proceeds to lick her feet in public. Later, in "The Silent Partners", Hatred was fixated with his own feet and with the boil on one of them, which he encouraged Pete White to touch.
  • In Season 3 of Winx Club, the girls are barefoot when transformed into their Enchantix-powered selves. Season 4 has a fair deal of barefoot Stella scenes as well.
  • Shows up a few times in The Magic School Bus. Once, near the end of the episode "Inside Ralphie", after the class is sneezed out of Ralphie's nose, they go to get one last "interview" from him; while they are doing so, the camera focuses on his bare sole for a few seconds. Another time, at the beginning of the "Goes To Mussel Beach" episode, as the students are relaxing on the beach, the camera pans through each of their soles. Also, often in the series, the camera would focus on Ms. Frizzle's foot pushing down on the bus' gas pedal; there were a few times when she was wearing sandals while doing this.
  • Schoolhouse Rock is guilty of this. One such scene was from the song "Unpack Your Adjectives", where the boy laughs at the girl for being so tall, until the girl grows so tall that only her legs are visible onscreen, while the laughing boy shrinks. Afterwards, she stomps the boy to oblivion. Some could see this as a symbol of female empowerment, but for others this was the root cause of their foot fetishes (among others).
    • Not to mention two among the Numbers songs: Lucky Seven Sampson (a rabbit) wriggles his toes in the Iris Out at the end of his song, and Little Twelve Toes gets a little lesser foot-focus.
  • Destino, an animation made by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney in 1946, features a woman (presumably Dali's wife, Gala) who is barefoot throughout the film; the short piece also has at least two close-ups.
  • In the WITCH episode "N Is for Narcissist", all of the girls are barefoot for the majority of the episode.
    • Justified by Blunk borrowing their shoes to make everyone think they were at the school charity car wash instead of fighting in another universe. He does this by wearing their shoes and doing horrible impressions of their voices. It works, of course.
  • Brandy and Mr. Whiskers is pretty blatant with showing Brandy's feet. A lot. Hell, Mr. Whiskers' too.
  • In the Animated Adaptation of The Maxx, Julie Winters was almost habitually barefoot (which wasn't always as noticeable because of her bell-bottoms) which on one occasion led to her stepping on something sharp in an alleyway. "I gotta watch where I go barefoot!" Words to live by. Also, there is one scene (taken from the comic) where the Maxx is very delicately clipping her toenails (no small feat considering the size and shape of his hands) when Julie impatiently proceeds to trim one with her teeth.
  • In the French/Canadian animated series Toupou ("Tupu" in English) the eponymous heroine, a wild girl who lives in Central Park and was raised by the animals of Central Park Zoo, does wear clothes but always goes barefoot. It's fully justified since she mostly lives and moves in the trees -- she's kinda like a squirrel.
  • In Several of the Fantastic Four TV shows, there are several notable moments where they purposely give close ups of The Thing/Ben Grimm's feet. A notable moment is at the beginning of the episode "Strings", in Fantastic Four: The World's Greatest Heroes.
    • Also in an episode where She Hulk replaced the Thing when he became human, it focuses on her feet as she transforms when she breaks through her shoes.
  • Braceface is notable for showing feet, especially during winter themed episodes, though they are socked in those instances. There is at least one example involving bare feet, however: Sharon's feet in "The Makeover".
    • Also it opens up on episode 7 of her painting her best friend Maria Wong's toenails, with a direct close up of her soles and her wiggling her toes
  • Kong the Animated Series: Lua, the Jungle Princess. One could swear the artists had a foot fetish, as the show will focus on her bare feet for absolutely no reason. And according to the group that houses this link, she gives off the most foot shots than any other animated series.
  • In an episode of All Grown Up, Chuckie made a family tree out of the foot prints of his family, giving Kimi a close up of her feet.
  • Eek the Cat: In "HallowEek", when Eek and his "ghost" pal talk to a bat that fell from the ceiling, there are a few shots of the bat that have the camera focus on Eek's foot for a few minutes.
  • Beingal from the Legend of the Dragon series, will mostly focus on her feet when she is literally kicking butt.
  • Ms. Bellum got a bit of this in the Powerpuff Girls episode "Impeach Fuzz", after Fuzzy forced her to change her clothes into something much more hillbillyish.
  • One episode of Arthur featured D.W. forcing the Tibble twins to watch an educational video about feet.
    • In another episode featuring Arthur, Buster and the Brain at an outdoor sleepover, there are two occasions where their feet are poking out from their tent.
    • One episode had a close-up of Francine's sister Catherine's feet after she had her nails painted green; complete with wiggling toes. According to Muffy, green polish makes one's feet look smaller.
    • A fantasy sequence in a recent episode had a close-up of an older Muffy's foot as she was painting her toenails.
  • This is used in the begining of the Recess episode, "The Substitute", by Miss Grotke. A good 25% of her scenes in the show have her barefoot as well.
  • The "Working Through Pain" segment of Batman: Gotham Knight includes closeups of Cassandra's bare feet. Screengrabs are here.
  • The episode "Johnny vs. the Tickler" of Johnny Test involves Susan and Mary being captured by Wacko's estranged sibling, The Tickler, and strapped to torture chairs that pull off their shoes and socks by force and mercilessly tickle their bare feet with feathers. In the end, Johnny and his sisters use the machine against the nutcase, but the girls' feet stay bare to the end of the episode (except one frame, where an animation error incorrectly has them wearing their shoes with no explanation, then they're properly barefoot in the next).
    • "Johnny Cakes" revolves around the rest of the family trying to keep Lila, the mother, in her bedroom while they coordinate a birthday surprise for her. She makes a variety of creative attempts to escape (including using a jackhammer), but never bothers to change out of her P Js... or put on shoes, meaning she's barefoot for the entire episode. There are scattered close-ups of her feet throughout the episode.
  • Young Justice: Aqualad wears sandals if he must, but when he fights, he's always barefoot. And yes, we are given obligatory closeups. The Young Justice version of his mentor, Aquaman, follows this method as well.
  • In Nightmare Before Christmas, Sally's detached leg gets quite a bit of attention from Oogie Boogie. Apparently, the big potato sack of bugs has a foot fetish.

Notes

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