Quotation1 Sparkling golden shoes. They're made with the same material as Rings. Quotation2
— Description, Sonic Unleashed

The Light Speed Shoes (ライトシューズ Raito Shūzu?, lit. "Light Shoes"), also known as the Light Speed Dash Shoes (ライトスピードシューズ Raito Supīdo Shūzu?, lit. "Light Speed Shoes"), are a Level Up Item available to Sonic the Hedgehog in various video games of the Sonic the Hedgehog series.


The Light Speed Shoes' appearance differs greatly between the games, but shares the trait of being based on Sonic's footwear.

In Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure: DX, the Light Speed Shoes look like Sonic's Power Sneakers, but are adorned with circular attachments on the sides of the heels. In Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, the Light Speed Shoes are attachments to the heels on Sonic's Hi-Speed Shoes. In Sonic Unleashed, however, they are a golden version of Sonic's Power Sneakers and are described as being made of the same material as Rings. In each of these games, they allow Sonic to perform the Light Speed Dash and travel along trails of Rings.


Sonic Adventure

In Sonic Adventure, the Light Speed Shoes are found in the sewers in Station Square after defeating the Egg Hornet boss. Head down the manhole at the road in the City Hall area. Once down there, head to the end of the sewer and the Light Speed Shoes will be at the platform to the right. In this game, they are described to make the user feel lighter than the air.[1]

Sonic Adventure 2

In Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, the Level Up Item is found in Metal Harbor. After the first Star Post, get over to the next platform. The Light Shoes can be found on the top of the tower on that platform, which can be reached with the pulley.

Sonic Unleashed

In Sonic Unleashed, the Light Speed Shoes can be found in Shamar's Entrance Stage, on a cliff to the left after Sonic enters the Entrance Gate and is a requirement to reach the next Day Stage. In order to obtain this Level Up Item, Sonic must either have obtained the Wall Jump Shoes and/or the Air Boost Shoes.

It is only found in the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 version, since Sonic already has all Level Up Items at the start of the game in the Wii/PlayStation 2 version.

Other game appearanes

Sonic Shuffle

In Sonic Shuffle, normal Sonic wears his regular trademark shoes but Super Sonic wears the Light Speed Shoes from Sonic Adventure. The shoes allow Super Sonic to perform the Light Speed Dash, an improvement on Sonic's Spin Dash. Sonic can perform a Spindash on the board and move twice the spaces of the original card if it was selected twice in a row (You pick a 6, then on the next turn another 6, you move 12 instead, if you picked two 5's then you move 10 and so on) but it only works once and resets. The next time you pick the same card again you move the normal amount of spaces. Super Sonic improves this by moving double the spaces for a third and fourth turn if you are lucky to get all the cards in a row.

This variation of the Light Speed Dash is different as Sonic does not use rings to move, he instead dashes without them.


  • Though the Light Speed Shoes are treated as non-optional Level Up Items in the Sonic Adventure series, there are several ways to bypass their laid-out usage in gameplay.
    • In Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure DX, the Light Speed Shoes, are non-optional and you cannot progress to the next level, Casinopolis, without them. But you can get out of the sewer without them by spindashing and jumping at the step with correct timing. Sonic will jump really high out of the circle dome and proceed back into Station Square. He can however not reach the button that opens the Casinopolis door, so he must go back to collect the Shoes.
    • In Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, the Light Speed Shoes are only required to complete Crazy Gadget. Though non-optional, they can be skipped up until Crazy Gadget. If Sonic were to jump onto the boxes surrounding the pulley after it has pulled him up, he can jump up onto the roof of the structure were the pulley is located. Going to the edge closest to the Shoes, charging up a Spindash and letting go will send Sonic off at high speeds, and at the other edge with perfect timing jumping will send Sonic up in the air fast enough to reach the barge that would normally be inaccessible. There is another line of rings at the end of this barge to be used to travel to the next section, but jumping down from the barge reveals a platform with a rocket allowing Sonic to get across.
  • In the Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure, the Light Speed Shoes are a little ahead in the corridor they are place in. However in Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, they are moved backward.
  • The Light Speed Shoes are the most reoccurring Level Up Item in the series appearing in a total of three games.







  1. Sonic Adventure/Station Square: Supposed to make ya feel lighter than air.

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