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The Elevating shoes, also known as the Shoes of happiness and Luck shoes are a recurring accessory in the Dragon Quest series. They became a piece of footwear when shoes and boots became a separate equipment slot. In most games in the series, they grant 1 exp for each step the wearer takes on fields with enemy monsters present, but in Dragon Quest IX, this was changed to a 5% exp bonus at the end of each battle.

Elevating shoes
DQVIII Elevating Shoes.png
Japanese しあわせのくつ
Old localizations Shoes of happiness
Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Buy for n/a
Sell for varies
Effect In most games, grants exp for simply walking on the field in areas where enemies are present (1 exp per step).


Dragon Quest IIIEdit

The elevating shoes (referred to as Luck shoes in the Game Boy Color Version) can be dropped by Metal babbles and can be sold for 75 gold. The shoes grant its wearer one experience point per step, but only on the world map and not in dungeons or in towns.

Dragon Quest IVEdit

The elevating shoes are an accessory that increases luck by 50, and grants EXP while walking.

Dragon Quest VIIEdit

The elevating shoes increase exp by 1 point for every step the wearer makes on fields with monsters in them. They also increase style by 5 points. They can be acquired as a rare drop from Liquid metal slimes and Metal king slimes and as a rare prize item from Lucky panel in the Casino. They can be equipped by all characters, and sold for 50g.

Dragon Quest VIIIEdit

The elevating shoes provides an agility boost of +5, and grants EXP while walking. They can be made by mixing fishnet stockings and a happy hat through Alchemy, and also mix with the Feathered cap to turn it back into a happy hat. They can be sold for 50 gold.

Dragon Quest IXEdit

   Elevating shoes  (DS)
Evasion +3.5%
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Equipable by All Vocations
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 777
Flavor text Footwear that fosters floods of experience.
Notes Recipe: Depressing shoes + Lucky pendant
Upgrades to Pixie boots.

The elevating shoes makes the wearer gain 5% more experience from battles (this extra experience is not taken away from the amount given to other party members). It is very useful to have multiple pairs to help with party revocation or skill point training.


Footwear that enhances experience with every single step.[1]
Wear them for a happily elevating experience![2]