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Hover Boots

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Hover Boots
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Hovering across gaps

Hover Boots are recurring items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][citation needed]

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

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.[3] They are obtained after defeating Dead Hand.

The Hover Boots allow Link to hover across gaps and over water momentarily.[4] When equipped, they provide no traction, making Link slide when walking or running.[4] Link can be propelled by gusts of wind to cross over larger gaps.[5] The Hover Boots also prevent Link from sinking into the sands of the Haunted Wasteland and the Desert Colossus.[6] They also prevent the platforms in the fire barrier section of Ganon's Castle from sinking.

Other 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.

Cadence of Hyrule

Hover Boots appear in Cadence of Hyrule as equipment that aid the heroes in crossing various terrains, allowing them to float and walk over water, gaps, and holes for at least two music beats before grounding them.[7] However, using them costs durability and wearing down the boots too much will cause them to wear out unless either the Glass Ring of Preservation is equipped, or if they are replaced by a newer pair of Hover Boots.

They can be bought from a Shopkeeper for 80 Rupees or found as loot from red Treasure Chests.


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


See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 127 (OoT)
  2. "Hover Boots" — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule)
  3. "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)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "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)
  5. "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)
  6. "Only one who has sacred feet can cross the valley of the dead." — Sign (Ocarina of Time)
  7. "Allows you to float across gaps." — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule)