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Hover Boots
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Other media Hyrule Warriors
Use(s) Hovering across gaps
Comparable Item(s) Boots
Iron Boots
Kokiri Boots

The Hover Boots are an equipment item in Ocarina of Time.

Location and Uses

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The Hover Boots are found within the Shadow Temple in the westernmost room of the first basement floor. The Lens of Truth can be used to see the room's entrance hidden behind a fake wall.[1] They are obtained after defeating Dead Hand.

The Hover Boots allow Link to hover across gaps and over water momentarily.[2] When equipped, they provide no traction, making Link slide when walking or running.[2] Link can be propelled by gusts of wind to cross over larger gaps.[3] The Hover Boots also prevent Link from sinking into the sands of the Haunted Wasteland and the Desert Colossus.[4] They also prevent the platforms in the fire barrier section of Ganon's Castle from sinking.

Non-Canon Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, the Hover Boots appear as a Badge. When created, it lengthens the duration of the Focus Spirit of a Warrior.


  • In The Wind Waker, Link can achieve a similar effect to the Hover Boots by purchasing a Tingle Balloon using the Tingle Tuner. Doing so allows him to walk across gaps for a period of five seconds as if it were solid ground.
  • In Hyrule Warriors, Young Link momentarily uses winged boots for his sixth Strong Attack combo to move around quickly. These boots bear a resemblance to both the Hover Boots and the Pegasus Boots.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ホバーブーツ (Hobā Būtsu) Same as English
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Botas Voladoras (OoT)
Botas voladoras (OoT3D)
Flying Boots
Flying boots
French Republic FrenchEU Bottes des Airs Air Boots
Canada FrenchCA Bottes des airs (OoT3D) Air boots
Federal Republic of Germany German Gleitstiefel Hover Boots
Italian Republic Italian Stivali alati
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 浮空靴 (Fúkōng Xuē) Flying Boots


See Also


  1. "I can hear the spirits whispering in this room... "Look for the eye of truth..." That's what they are saying!" — Navi (Ocarina of Time)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "You got the Hover Boots! With these mysterious boots you can hover above the ground. The downside? No traction! You can even use these to walk for short periods where there is no solid ground. Be brave and trust in the boots!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "Here...I can hear the spirits whispering in this room..."Those who have sacred feet should let the wind guide them. Then, they will be led to the hidden path." That's what they are saying!" — Navi (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "Only one who has sacred feet can cross the valley of the dead." — Sign (Ocarina of Time)