Charge Boots are an optional gadget in Going Commando, Up Your Arsenal, Deadlocked and Tools of Destruction. They produce kinetic energy that propels Ratchet forward at a high speeds for a short amount of time before slowing, and allow the player to move through levels faster. Different Charge Boots have been manufactured by Megacorp, Gadgetron, Vox Industries and Grummel Net Industries, with slightly different appearances in the design of the boots and the color of the trail they leave behind.
The Megacorp charge boots are won from the first hoverbike race on planet Joba. The player must quickly press twice to propel Ratchet forward in the direction he was facing, and holding will allow them to continue moving at a slower speed, with the ability to steer. The Charge Boots emit a blue kinetic trail.
Up Your Arsenal
The Gadgetron Charge Boots are found on planet Daxx, the location of Dr. Nefarious's secret weapons facility, by completing an optional path. They appear and function identically to Megacorp's Charge Boots.
The Charge Boots used for DreadZone differ in that they emit a yellow kinetic trail and are more compact and tight-fitting. They also do not give a prolonged burst of speed, providing instead a short and powerful one.
Tools of Destruction
The GrummelNet Charge Boots are found on planet Mukow. Unlike previous Charge Boots, they are blue in design, and easier to steer and control. They give the same short burst of energy as in Deadlocked, but feature a break.