The Iron Boots from Twilight Princess
|Use(s)||Weighing down Switches|
Sinking in water
Maintaining footing in strong winds
Walking on magnetic surfaces
The Iron Boots are a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series.
Location and Uses
Ocarina of Time
In Ocarina of Time, the Iron Boots can be found in the Ice Cavern near Zora's Fountain. When equipped, they make Link walk slower due to their extreme weight, but he can go at the bottom of lakes and other sources of water. Link must wear the Zora Tunic in order to stay underwater; otherwise, a timer will appear and, if he does not take off the boots and re-surface before time runs out, he will drown. They are required to traverse through the deep water in the Water Temple, and are also useful in the Shadow Temple, as they enable Link to walk against the fan currents.
In Ocarina of Time 3D, the Iron Boots are changed from equipment to an item, simplifying their use.
The Wind Waker
In The Wind Waker, the Iron Boots are found inside a cave in the Ice Ring Isle. Link can use the Iron Boots to avoid being blown away by the wind, making them required for the Wind Temple. They also allow him to activate springboards by wearing the boots and then taking them off. Additionally, wearing the Iron Boots and using the Hookshot on some statues allows Link to pull them down. Unlike in Ocarina of Time, the boots cannot be used to sink beneath the water, as they are automatically unequipped should Link enter deep water.
In Twilight Princess, the Iron Boots are found in Bo's house in Ordon Village after defeating him in a sumo match. They are an item assignable to specific buttons. They are used to ward off the Gorons on the way up Death Mountain, to prevent Link from being knocked about by steam jets and to defeat Gor Coron, Dangoro and Fyrus.
In the Goron Mines, the Iron Boots are needed to allow Link to walk on magnetic roofs and walls, to weigh down large platforms that open gates and to depress Floor Switches. They are also required to complete the Lakebed Temple, as they allow Link to use Water Bombs while underwater. In the City in the Sky, they can be used to hold Link steady in strong gusts of wind. Link can also roll with them on and hurt enemies.
- A pair of boots called the Water Boots were set to appear in The Wind Waker. They were possibly an earlier version of the Iron Boots or a separate version which would allow Link to sink underwater.
- In the Hyrule Warriors series, the design of Linkle's Winged and Roc Boots are based on the Iron Boots from Ocarina of Time and Twlight Princess, respectively.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese|| ヘビィブーツ (Hebī Būtsu)
アイアンブーツ (Aian Būtsu)
| Heavy Boots|
|ChineseSI||重铁靴 (Zhòng Tiéxuē)||Heavy Iron Boots|
|FrenchEU|| Bottes de Plomb
Bottes de Fer
| Lead Boots|
|Italian|| Stivali di ferro
Calzari di Piombo
| Iron Boots|
|SpanishEU|| Botas de Plomo
Botas de Hierro
| Lead Boots|
- "You got the Iron Boots! So heavy, you can't run. So heavy, you can't float." — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
- "Those Iron Boots look like they weigh a ton! If you wear those boots, you may be able to walk at the bottom of a lake." — Navi (Ocarina of Time)
- "You got the Iron Boots! These boots are so heavy you can hardly walk, but the wind can't blow you around when you wear them!" — N/A (The Wind Waker)
- "You got the Iron Boots! Wear these and you'll become so heavy, not even a Goron will be able to move you!" — N/A (Twilight Princess)
- "If you could wear something metal that would be attracted by the magnet, you'd be in for quite a ride." — Midna (Twilight Princess)
- "The icon spells out the English words "Water Boots" in hiragana (oddly, since foreign words are almost always written in katakana)." — The Wind Waker/Unused Textures and Models, The Cutting Room Floor.
- "Notably, the water is transparent, an exception to the opaque blue of the water in the final game. There is also walkable terrain at the bottom of the pool. This may have been used to test the Water Boots, an item akin to the Iron Boots from Ocarina of Time that was ultimately cut from the game." — The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker/Unused Rooms/Page One, The Cutting Room Floor.