- Not to be confused with Slow-Down Shoes.
The Slow-Down Boots (スピードダウンブーツ Supīdodaunbūtsu?, lit. "Speed Down Boots") are a pair of boots that look like Sonic's normal Power Sneakers that Dr. Robotnik made and had one of his machines place on Sonic the Hedgehog while he was asleep before the start of Sonic Labyrinth. Only the power of the Chaos Emeralds can remove these boots.
Created solely from the power of the Chaos Emeralds, as nothing else surpasses that power, these boots served to take away Sonic's greatest weapon - his speed. While wearing the boots, Sonic was drained of his speed and ability to jump by making his feet too heavy for him to run or jump at all. However, his Spin Dash move is unaffected.
Even while wearing these Slow-Down Boots, Sonic managed to beat Robotnik with the use of his unaffected Spin Dash move.