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What's amazing with shoes is the stuff you can put on and in them. Included are retractable and attachable items. Alternatively, they can be magical or run on Applied Phlebotinum.
Examples of Tricked-Out Shoes include:
- Air Gear has the Wind having ATs that retract leaving them with normal looking shoes when they aren't in use.
- Conan of Case Closed has shoes that deliver an electric current through his legs. This greatly enhances his kicking ability.
- Daimos: Daimos had rockets on its feet AND retractable spikes to simultanesouly kick and stab Robeasts with.
- Mazinger Z: In episode 18, Mazinger-Z's feet got modified to include rockets allowed the Humongous Mecha move underwater.
- Mega Man NT Warrior: Lan could attach wheels to his shoes to make them Rollerblade Good.
- Occasional X-Men member Dazzler has been known to have skates that stuck to her shoes.
- Iron Man has also had skates added to his armor.
- Oh, and jet boosters, too.
- Chase Stein has recently obtained the Footstigons, which like his previously owned Fistigons shoots flames. He uses them to fly.
- The Spider-Man villain Mysterio has used magnetic boots in order to mimic Spidey's wall-crawling.
- Batman and Robin has the infamous "Batman on Ice" scene.
- The more popular Batman movie Batman Begins has a brief scene in which Bats removes a sonar-device from the heel of his boot and uses it to attract hundreds of bats to his location, distracting a SWAT team.
- In The Dark Knight, the Joker has a blade hidden in the tip of his shoe as a Shout-Out to the James Bond flick mentioned below.
- Jade Fox in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has a spring-loaded shoe-knife.
- In From Russia with Love, Spectre agents develop a weapon that fits a hidden, retractable poison blade into the sole of a shoe, to give it a "nastier kick".
- LA Story: Harris K. Telemacher has a pair of shoes with roller skate wheels that pop out when he presses a button. He uses them to skate through an art museum.
- Undercover Brother. The title character had two pairs: one was elevator shoes with extendable heels that raised him into the air, the other had an extendable CD drive/cellular modem in the heel that he used to send data to the BROTHERHOOD.
- In the Wild Wild West film, the Gadgeteer Genius Gordon modifies one of Jim West's shoes with a switchblade. He never gets to use it, though, as it gets cut off by a guy with blades in his arms.
- He does use it at one point during the fight on Loveless's train to kill a man strangling him from behind.
- In the Street Fighter film, Bison wears boots that allow him to levitate. How this works is never explained, but this is the least of the movie's problems.
- Marty McFly's self-tying Nikes in Back to The Future Part 2.
- The Goonies: Data and his Slick Shoes.
- In Isaac Asimov's Lucky Starr novels, Martian boots have built-in hidden containers for small useful items.
- Get Smart has a Shoe Phone.
- Maxwell Smart has also occasionally had other things in the heels of his shoes, like Cyanide Pills.
- Deadliest Warrior: the retractable shoe knife used by the KGB.
- Older Than Feudalism: The Greek god Hermes is depicted in artwork wearing winged sandals, which actually let him fly.
- Many early roller skates were designed to be carried in a backpack until needed, and then tied by ropes to the user's shoes.
- One of the original gadgets in the James Bond 007 Roleplaying Game was the shoe escape kit.
- Bionicle: Kopaka Nuva could split his Ice Blades in ice skates, Gali Nuva could use her Aqua Axes as flippers, Onua Nuva could use his Quakebreakers as rollerblades, and Nuju Metru's Crystal Spikes could be used as snowshoes.
- The Legend of Zelda features Iron Boots, which, depending on the game, allow you to WallCrawl on certain magnetic surfaces, as well as anchoring you firmly enough to withstand a rolling Goron, or sinking on water so you can walk at the bottom of a flooded area, and gaining more traction against fans. Ocarina Of Time also has the Hover Boots, that allow Link to run in the air for a second, which grants more horizontal distance than jumping, or get blasted like a bullet by a fan so he can reach areas too far to just run to.
- Soap Shoes for Rail Grinding. Featured in Sonic Adventure 2.
- In Team Fortress 2, the Soldier-class can equip Gunboats: Steel-shoes that allow him to absorb damage from Rocket Jumps. He also has the Mantreads, which decrease the knockback from explosions and Pyro Airblasts, as well as allow him to Goomba Stomp foes.
- Bayonetta: the titular character could attach weapons to her shoes, specifically the back of her heels.
- Kazooie has four pairs of these -- the Turbo Trainers (for Super Speed), the Wading Boots (for walking across shallow yet dangerous surfaces), the Springy Step Shoes (for making a Spring Jump, of course), and the Claw Clamber Boots (for walking up walls).
- Portal 2: the 'Long Fall Boots' Chell wears to prevent fall damage.
- Shao Jun from Assassin's Creed: Embers has the traditional Hidden Blade in her shoe, rather than mounted on her wrist.
- Juggernaut armor in Tribes 2 have rocket boots instead of the standard Jet Pack.
- Cerberus soldiers in Mass Effect 3 have boots equipped with rockets. They only use them to cushion their falls after jumping from heights.
- In Schlock Mercenary, Captain Tagon has a "Dorothy system" in his boots, so named because when he clicks his heels together, a string of Razor Wire comes between the boots, which is a useful emergency weapon.
- When there's trouble you know what to do, CALL CYBORG! He can shoot a rocket from his shoe, CAUSE HE'S CYBORG! - Cyborg, Teen Titans
- In Iron Man: Armored Adventures:
- Inspector Gadget: though, in his case, the gadgets actually do pop out from the bottoms of his feet.
- In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Flint's first invention is spray-on shoes, which solves the dilemma of having to tie your laces. Unfortunately, they don't come off. Ever.
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