Spiked Shoes, also known as Stomper Boots (according to the European website for Kirby's Return to Dream Land) are items in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. They are large blue shoes with off-white tops, indigo "noses" (front tips) and gray spikes at their base, hence the name. They also have a yellow winged star on their sides. Spiked Shoes are found in a few levels and are used to traverse areas. They are the only Power-Up type items in the game that can be controlled, however, all the player is controlling is whether to jump or not. The main purpose of the Spiked Shoe is to allow Kirby (and possibly Meta Knight, King Dedede and Bandana Waddle Dee to safely cross areas filled with hazards. Thanks to the boots' spikes, Kirby can safely jump across Spikes, Bottomless Pits, fire blocks and and lines of Gordos. The boot can also jump higher than normal by pressing down on the jump button harder on the Wii Remote than usual. However, this boot does not have the ability to float or fly, so they must still watch out for Bottomless Pits. Another thing is that Spiked Shoes cannot be used forever, and will flash red when time is almost up for them to be used. Once the time is up, the heroes can enter another Spiked Shoe if it is close by.