The cowboy boots are an item in Pipe Down! They come inside a glass box with a sticker that reads, "IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, BREAK GLASS." They originally belonged to Princess Toadstool's great-great-grandmother, Queen Shiitake, who used the shoes' magical power to take care of the Mushroom Kingdom back when horrible monsters roamed all around the kingdom. The cowboy boots are one of three pairs of shoes, alongside the army boots and the wading boots, that Mario and Luigi can obtain from Toadstool's magic shoe vault. They can be given to the Clawgrip tolling a tunnel, which satisfies it enough that it lets Mario and Luigi pass, or they can be used while Ludwig von Koopa is performing his ballet. Once Mario pulls them out, they begin to dance in time with Todd, Justin, Scott, and Ashby's music before skipping out of the room. Though they do nothing at the moment, a horde of cowboy boots charges the stage to the tune of "The Yellow Rose of Texas" after Mario and Luigi have been captured (only if they were previously released). Ludwig attempts to fight them off with loud bursts of music, but they soon overwhelm the entire room. Mario, Luigi, and Toadstool use the opportunity to escape.