On some level girls are aware that a lot of guys find feet attractive so they do little things to make their feet look good like picking sexy types of footwear or painting their toenails. Sometimes pedicures scenes are used a symbol of status. We often see scenes involving rich or spoiled girls getting their feet cared for by others. It's almost like a way of saying that they are so awesome even their feet have people to look after them. Anyway It's always great to see a scene like this.
Notable Character to Show their feet in this manner: Azula, Clover
9) Nature Lover/Tomboy
Notable Characters who have shown their feet for this reason: Toph, Esmeralda, Rapunzel, Momoko, Poison Ivy
8) Footwear Stripping
These nothing more seductive or teasing than a stripping scenes watching a women removing her clothing to change or get comfortable. Of course unless the cartoon is a hentai or R rated there are certain parts of a woman's body that would not be shown. The nice thing about that for us is that feet aren't considered inappropriate so usually footwear stripping is used to indicate that a girls clothes are coming off. For the normal viewer it tends to work as a seductive tease getting their imaginations going but for foot fans we get to see exactly what we were hoping for. Some days being a foot fetishist is just plain awesome. :-D
Notable characters who've shown their bare feet this way: Yao Sakurakoji, Wonder Woman
7) Sore/Tired Feet
We don't get to see a lot of foot massage scenes that often in animes but a lot of great foot scenes do come from women kicking off their footwear to relax and rest their feet after or even during a busy day. Sometimes we are even treated to them propping them up for the camera. ^_^
Notable Characters who've shown their feet this way: Tea, Power Girl, Yuufa
6) Karate Scenes
Notable Women who've shown their feet this way: Sophie Casterwill, Pan, Black Canary
5) Asian Culture
You gotta love asian culture where it is customary to remove your footwear as you step inside a house or room. For foot fans its allowed us to see many a female character barefoot in an anime. :-D
Notable Characters who've shown their feet this way: Misao, Sakura, Hinata, Ten Ten, Ino
Let's face it... feet are considered the lowest part of the human body. They touch the floor and get pretty dirty over the course of a day. To worship or cater to them a person literally has to make himself lower to approach them. Because of that being at someone's feet can be pretty subservient. Many of the more controling female characters are aware of this too. Occasionally we get treated to seeing some of the more dominant women using their feet to degrade more submissive characters. A lot of times these type of scenes could involve stepping on a submissive characters face or forced foot worship
This is actually my favorite reason for a character to go barefoot and probably would have claimed the top spot if only they happened more often.
Notable Characters who have shown their feet this way: Aoi Sena, Haruna Sairenji, Evangeline, Mio Isurugi, Hidemi
3) Swimsuits Scenes
Notable characters who have shown there feet this way include: Moka, Miss Martian, Katara, Lara Croft, Sailor Mars and a lot more.
A lot of times when we see a girl go to bed, she tends to be barefoot. Talk about a great way to end the day. ^_^
Notable characters who went barefoot this way include: Emerald, Morrigan, Kurumu, Cammy, Anna Williams, Mizore, Nami, Boa Hancock, Sif
Ok so that basically ends this list of scenes to look out for but tell me what you think. What's your favorite reason female characters go barefoot? Are there any popular reasons that I missed?
To help you guys share your ideas, this month's poll tackles that very question. As always voting is relatively anonymous and you don't need a blogger account to vote so anyone that wants to can participate. I'd really love to hear what your opinions are. ^_^
Have Fun guys!!