Hover Boots

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Hover Boots
Hover Boots.png
Official artwork of the Hover Boots
Game(s) Ocarina of Time
Cost(s) Free
Use(s) Allows Link to hover across gaps for short periods of time
Comparable Item(s) Boots
Iron Boots
Kokiri Boots

The Hover Boots are an equipment item found in Ocarina of Time.

Location and Uses

Hover Boots sprite from Ocarina of Time 3D

The Hover Boots are found within the Shadow Temple, in the westernmost room of the first basement floor. To find the room it is hidden in, it's preferable to equip the Lens of Truth as the room's entrance is behind a fake wall.[1] The boots are guarded by the dungeon's Mini-boss, Dead Hand which is speculated to be the same Young Link fought in the Bottom of the Well seven years earlier.

Young Link using winged boots in Hyrule Warriors

The Hover Boots allow Link to hover across gaps momentarily for a little more than a second.[2] They allow Link to walk on thin air and hover over water for a short period. When they are equipped, they seemingly deny friction and provide very little traction, making running quite a task, as Link will slide all over the place.[2] Wind will blow Link easily when he has these boots equipped.[3] They prevent Link from sinking into the sands of the Haunted Wasteland and the Desert Colossus.[4] These boots are necessary for Link to disable the Shadow Barrier and the Forest Barrier around Ganon's Tower, and they also do not cause platforms to sink in the Fire section.


  • Although the Hover Boots do not appear in other games of the Zelda series, Link can achieve a similar effect by purchasing a Tingle Balloon using the Tingle Tuner in The Wind Waker; doing so allows him to walk across gaps of open air for a period of five seconds as if it were solid ground.
  • Though the Hover Boots are not stated to appear in Hyrule Warriors, Young Link momentarily uses winged boots for his sixth Strong Attack combo to move around quickly. These boots bear a resemblance to both the Hover Boots and the Pegasus Boots.


See Also


  1. "I can hear the spirits whispering in this room... "Look for the eye of truth..." That's what they are saying!" — Navi (Ocarina of Time)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "You got the Hover Boots! With these mysterious boots you can hover above the ground. The downside? No traction! You can even use these to walk for short periods where there is no solid ground. Be brave and trust in the boots!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "Here...I can hear the spirits whispering in this room..."Those who have sacred feet should let the wind guide them. Then, they will be led to the hidden path." That's what they are saying!" — Navi (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "Only one who has sacred feet can cross the valley of the dead." — Sign (Ocarina of Time)

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ホバーブーツ (Hobā Būtsu) Same as English
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Botas Voladoras (OoT)
Botas voladoras (OoT3D)
Flying Boots
Flying boots
French-speaking countries French Bottes des Airs Air Boots
Canada FrenchCA Bottes des airs (OoT3D) Air boots
Federal Republic of Germany German Gleitstiefel Hover Boots
Italian Republic Italian Stivali alati
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 浮空靴 (Fúkōng Xuē) Flying Boots