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Not to be confused with Slow-Down Boots.
Slow Sneakers Sonic 3

Slow-Down Shoes.

Slow-Down Shoes (スピードダウン Supīdodaun?, lit. "Speed Down") are power-ups that only appear in Competition mode of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles. They are found inside of bubbles which float around the individual Zone.

If the player grabs this item, it has opposite effect comparing to Speed-Up Shoes, as the player will move slower for ten seconds. During that time, there is also change to pick up Speed-Up Shoes or any other item during that time. The player may have problem building momentum to get through loops or cannot jump as far with normal speed, so it is recommended not to get this power-up.


Grey Speed Shoes
  • In the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, one of unused monitor sprites inside the game's coding features grey sneakers, which could possibly decrease the regular moving speed like Slow-Down Shoes.


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