During the course of Pacific Rim we share with Mako Mori a memory of her childhood when she was saved from a Kaiju attack by Marshal Pentecost in his Jaeger. During those events she somehow lost a shoe and then later picked it up looking at it, I think.
I didn't make much out of this, but then later when Dr. Geiszler first visits Hannibal Chau he (or at least the camera) notices Chau's extraordinary gold-plated shoes and when Chau later gets eaten by the newborn Kaiju, only one of his shoes remains, which Geiszler picks up and looks at it. (And furthermore in a funny post-credits scene, we see Chau burst out of the Kaiju and angrily ask for his shoe.)
Given those two quite remarkable incidents with shoes, yet totally different in their individual moods, my question is: Is there any deeper meaning to those shoes or the way they are picked up and looked at? (Of course it may also be that I'm just making more out of it than there is to it, especially given the intentional light-heartedness of this movie.)