I was reading the article about shadow's inhibitor rings and read about how the tounges on his gloves disappear when he removes the rings. This means that the gloves respond to him losing the rings, meaning they must be a part of his body. Which made me think about when I played Shadow the Hedgehog, in a certain cutscene when shadow was still in his tube, he was wearing the shoes and gloves, more reason for me to think that they are a part of his body. This means that he could never take them off even if he wanted to. What do you guys think.