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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.

In A Crack in Time, Ratchet can acquire the Hoverboots, which render the Charge Boots obsolete.


Going Commando

Ratchet using the Charge Boots

Ratchet using Charge Boots

The Megacorp charge boots are won from the first hoverbike race on planet Joba. The player must quickly press L1 twice to propel Ratchet forward in the direction he was facing, and holding L1 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.

In the Holostar Studios and in Metropolis on Kerwan, the kinetic energy trail changes from blue to a light shade of green.


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.