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This object exists primarily or exclusively within the Pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
For similar uses of the term, see Power Sneakers (disambiguation).

Sonic's sneakers[2] are objects that appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. They are a unique pair of shoes worn by Sonic the Hedgehog and his counterparts, specifically designed to reduce friction on their feet.



Sonic's sneakers early on, from Sonic the Hedgehog #0.

Sonic's sneakers are a pair of smooth red shoes with pointed toes, white sock-like cuffs and a white strap over their middles. Originally, they had no visible soles, being completely red on the bottom. After getting hit by a time-beam and the energy of a Super Emerald, Sonic's sneakers gained gold buckles on the sides and gray soles.

Abilities and traits

Being made from Power Ring energy, Sonic's sneakers are hyper friction proofed, meaning they will never wear out. This is useful to Sonic as his speed would quickly burn through any other pair of shoes.[1]


Because Sonic kept burning through the rubber soles on any of his shoes due to his speed, his uncle Sir Charles Hedgehog created his unique sneakers from the energy of Power Rings which would never down.[1] These sneakers would go on to become Sonic's iconic footwear.

Sonic's sneakers were once stolen by a SWATbot and replaced with special energy-draining shoes. This resulted in Sonic losing his great speed and a bit of his life force. When Tails returned Sonic's original shoes, his speed instantly returned.[2]

When Sonic diverted a time-beam with a Super Emerald, Sonic got exposed to the Super Emerald's energies when the beam hit him instead. The resulting energy burst not only changed Sonic's appearance, but also his sneakers as well.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic Super Special #5, "Stop... Sonic Time!"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #5, "Olympic Trials and Errors"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #71, "Retro Activity"