The 19-year-old heart-throb bucked in pain and instantly fell to the stage clutching his groin as his band mates rushed to his aid.
I'm scared of shoes, one joked after checking that Harry was OK, while another can be heard shouting man down.
Determined not to let the rogue shoe-thrower have the last laugh, Styles eventually stands back up and performs a few exaggerated lunges around the stage - much to the delight of his screaming fans - before carrying on with the show.
The shoe-hurling bandit has since been identified as a female high schooler named Jade after her mother called the local radio show to own up to what her daughter did.
"I just wanted him to touch something belonging to me," Jade, 14, told the Daily Record.
"I didn't mean to hit him where I hit him, Im really embarrassed," she said.