When Iroh was captured by an earthbender captain and his men, the firebender intentionally left his sandal on the road, enabling Zuko to easily track him down. This proved successful, as without Zuko's intervention, the captain would have crushed Iroh's hands.
Just before Sozin's Comet returned, Zuko used the sandal in a similar situation when he and Team Avatar needed to find Iroh once more. Zuko produced this sandal as a smell sample for June's shirshu, Nyla, in order to find his uncle. After the team found Iroh, Zuko told his uncle that it was not that hard to find him, as he had a very strong scent.
The design of Iroh's sandal was very simple, basically consisting of a beige sole and two straps of a darker color that went between the toes.
- Iroh's sandals bear a close resemblance to Chinese straw sandals.
- ↑ Ehasz, Aaron (writer) & MacMullan, Lauren (director). (April 8, 2005). "Winter Solstice, Part 1: The Spirit World". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 1. Episode 7. Nickelodeon.
- ↑ Ehasz, Aaron (writer) & Volpe, Giancarlo (director). (July 19, 2008). "Sozin's Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 19. Nickelodeon.