kita, thanks for the reply, and the screenshot. Before I saw your reply, I removed the Stalker Girl morph from the one character in question, and the issue went away. So the SG morph is definitely the source of the problem. It seems to hate shoes.
So, on another character with that morph, wearing platform shoes, I looked at the scale for both the character and the shoes… both 100%. I selected the shoes, and in the Parameters, was able to fiddle with the JCM for the toes, and the issue was minimized, but not entirely solved. There is still a little bit of distortion under/in front of the big toe, and the shoe is a little too big. Fooling with the scale causes other issues, so I might just have to accept this as an interim fix.
It seems to me that I need to find a way to load the SG morph without affecting the feet. I still have not been able to save a default foot preset successfully. It’s a pity, because SG is a beautiful, versatile package. But it eats shoes.
I’ve got that character, so I was able to tinker a bit, just to see if I could replicate the issue.
When I first put the OKL Boots 2 on her, the toe and sole were terribly deformed, but then when I applied the foot pose that comes with the boots, the issue went away completely. This is, however, the only set of shoes I tested that I can say that about.
PB Mary Janes and PB Ballerina Flats and, not surprisingly, the Stalker Girl Boots were fine. Dark Moods boots (low heels, no foot pose) were fine. B9999 Chelsea Boots (low heels, no foot pose) were mostly fine—there’s a tiny wrinkle just behind the toes, but if you’re not looking or doing a really closeup render of the foot, it’s not something that can be seen.
Then I put her in Pumps for V5, used its accompanying foot pose, and the issue didn’t go away. (See image below)
The shoes from Lynette’s Dark Rites (red and black shoes below), which also have foot poses, were kind of interestingly terrible. The Bow Shoes from the new A5 outfit are ... less horrifyingly terrible after applying the foot pose, but still somewhat deformed over the entire foot area. The low heels with Bewitching for Genesis are deformed, but not a huge amount—however, the deformation doesn’t go away when the foot pose is applied.
Doing “Show Hidden Properties” and dialing out the FBMStalkerGirl morph mostly—but not entirely—fixes the issue but also partially unscales the shoe. Dialing out the JCMs completely fixes the problem ... and also completely unscales the shoe, as mentioned by masi3vee
I also tried SG as an additive morph for another V5 character. Lather, rinse, repeat, second verse (or sets of shoes) same as the first, if maybe a bit less intense.
It looks like the issue may be primarily with shoes that require a pose to deform the foot to be used. I thought the age of the shoe and whether or not it was built to accommodate either SG herself or more extreme scaled characters like A5 might be a factor, but every single one of the shoes that didn’t have issues was built long before either SG or A5, and Bow Dress Shoes were built *for* A5, so that’s not it.
It looks like, in general, low or flat shoes should be OK. Shoes with heels will be problematic. No idea why.