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

Slow-Down Shoes.

The Slow-Down Shoes (スピードダウン Supīdodaun?, lit. "Speed Down") is a power-up that only appears 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 Zones.

If the player grabs this item, it has the opposite effect of the Power Sneakers, causing the player to move slower for ten seconds. During that time, it is still possible to pick up the Power Sneakers or any other item. The Slow-Down Shoes stunt the player's jumping distance and make it harder to build momentum to get through loops than with normal speed, so it is recommended to avoid this power-up.


Grey Speed Shoes
  • In the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, an unused monitor sprite in the game's coding features grey sneakers, which could possibly have had the same effect as the Slow-Down Shoes.



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