Not to be confused with Shadow's Air Shoes from Sonic Adventure 2.

Quotation1 Shoes as light as a feather. They let you accelerate even in midair. Quotation2
— Description, Sonic Unleashed[1]

The Air Boost Shoes (エアブーストシューズ Eabūsutoshūzu?) is a Level Up Item for Sonic the Hedgehog in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed.


The Air Boost Shoes are a pair of shoes resembling Sonic's Power Sneakers, but have small white wings on the sides. When wearing the Air Boost Shoes, they allow Sonic to use his Air Boost, a variant of the Sonic Boost performed in midair, which must be used to reach the next day stage in the same area.


In the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed, the Air Boost Shoes can be found Chun-nan's Entrance Stage (In the Wii/PlayStation 2 version of the game, Sonic possesses the Air Boost Shoes from the beginning). In order to obtain it, Sonic must possess the Wall Jump Shoes Level Up Item.

Upon entering Chun-nan's Entrance Stage, the Air Boost Shoes can be found on the top of a high cliff to the left. To reach the top of this cliff, Sonic must scale the hollow found in the front of the cliff with the Wall Jump. Once on the top, the Air Boost Shoes will then be available for the player to collect.


  • With correct timing, by boosting on the ground, jumping, and performing a Jump Dash, it is possible for the player to clear the long jump required to get to the seemingly inaccessible area of the Entrance Stage where Dragon Road Act 1 is, making it possible to skip this Level Up Item.



  1. Official in-game description.

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