"Hm? What was that? Could've sworn I felt something down between my big blue toes- two somethings, even! Ah, but that's nonsense for sure. I'm not exactly the tiniest Nidorina here, and my paws and boots aren't that small either! What the heck could even be out here that huge? Well, besides yours truly, obviously, heh! Not a big deal either way- I'm fussing over nothing, or I'm giving some random teramacros a nice cozy snug in my big bulky black boots, smushed gently into my soft squishy sturdy Nidotoes. Anyway! Back to the climb!"
Part 9 and we get boots! Extremely big, solar-neighbourhood dwarfing megaboots and the overflowing paws of Izzy's that wear them. It looks like Vapour's (and everyone else lower on the list) is not going anywhere any time soon!