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

Leonardo da Vinci


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 females, at least in the west, are generally more comfortable going barefoot than males.


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.

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:
    • Radical Edward from Cowboy Bebop.
    • Kaolla Su from Love Hina.
    • L from Death Note.
  • 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). 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 .
    • 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 [http://Template:Mstream.com/read/one_piece/10139425/4 this fanservice gem.]
  • Mahou Sensei Negima has this, naturally. There are an inordinate number of instances which focus on Evangeline's feet. Template:Mfox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v07/c054/11.html For Template:Mfox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v18/c163/8.html/ an Template:Mfox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v23/c208/6.html 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 closeup of her bare feet as she walks towards him seen here.
    • Lana in the Sun and Moon anime is also known to be a mostly sandaled character, where many closeups of her feet are shown. For example, when she wants to catch an Eevee named Sandy, a closeup is shown when her feet feel the waves.
  • 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.

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.
    • It's worth noting that Jane goes barefoot throughout the Spin-Off TV series The Legend of Tarzan (caps here). Also, one of the series' recurring villains, Dark Magical Girl-cum-Femme Fatale Queen La, is another barefooter (caps here).
  • 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 Lilo and 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.
  • Moana is even barefoot as well, this is an example of a scene from this movie. https://youtu.be/Da3FUOgkChY
  • 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 Beautiful 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.
  • In Aloha Scooby Doo!, Shaggy and Scooby begin to surf, and wiggle their toes as they balance on the surfboard.

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...
Star: ... and that's why I never wear shoes unless I absolutely have to.
  • 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.)
    • Also when Sam becomes puppet servant to the Monster of the Week, she wears a Poison Ivy-like disguise while completely barefoot.
  • 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.
  • Dragon Tales pretty much has closeups of dragons' feet in every season. In "Give Zak a Hand", Zak and Wheezie have to use their body parts to play Head and Shoulders with their friends which features a closeup of their legs.
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