The Stomping Shoes in Sonic Unleashed.
Hefty shoes made of steel. The spikes on the soles make them even more devastating.
In Sonic Unleashed, the Stomping Shoes are a pair of heavy steel shoes that resemble Sonic's regular Power Sneakers, but with spikes on the soles. In the 3DS version of Sonic Generations, however, the Stomping Shoes are identical to Sonic's Power Sneakers. With the Stomping Shoes, Sonic can perform the Stomp, which allows him to slam directly downwards in the middle of a jump.
In the 360/PS3 versions of Sonic Unleashed, the Stomping Shoes can be found in Holoska's Entrance Stage, the hub of Holoska's Action Stages (in the Wii/PS2 versions, Sonic already has all the upgrades at the start of the game). Upon entering the Entrance Stage, the Stomping Shoes can be found on the other side of the lake, which must be crossed with a Sonic Boost in order to reach them.
In Sonic Generations, Modern Sonic already knows how to use the Stomp move. However, in the 3DS version of the game, Tails gives him the Stomping Shoes after completing the Dreamcast era. Tails says that the shoes are lighter instead of heavier as described in Sonic Unleashed.
- The Stomping Shoes have a similar appearance to the Iron Boots from the Legend of Zelda franchise, as both shoes are made of metal.