Elevating shoes

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DQVIII Elevating Shoes.png

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.


Dragon Quest III[edit]

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 IV[edit]

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

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

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 IX[edit]

DQIX elevating shoes.png  Elevating shoes  (DS)
Evasion +3.5%
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Equipment Class Shoes
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.


  • Wear them for a happily elevating experience! (Description when selecting the elevating shoes in Dragon Quest VIII.)