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This article is about the item. For the enemy, see Shoe Goomba.
Goomba's Shoe
A Wind-Up Shoe Mii outfit from Super Mario Maker 2.
A Wind-Up Shoe Mii outfit in Super Mario Maker 2, which is identical to a Goomba's Shoe.
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass, Wave 6) (2023)
Effect Heavily stomps enemies and can hop across spikes and sharp-toothed or spiky enemies.
“I heard a rumor that you can walk on top of Munchers if you put on Shoe Goomba's Shoe!”
Ruler of the Skies, Super Mario Maker 2

A Goomba's Shoe (or Goomba's shoe), also known as the Shoe, is a large, green-colored boot with a wind-up key sticking out of the back of it. It is worn by a Shoe Goomba. It is one of the most uncommon of all the power-ups in the entire Super Mario franchise, and made its first game appearance in Super Mario Bros. 3.

The Goomba's Shoe was originally known in the PRG0 English NES release as Kuribo's shoe[1] (also formatted as Kuribo's Shoe),[2][3] also known as Kuribo's Boot,[4] with "Kuribo" being the Japanese name of Goomba left unchanged. The name was correctly translated as Goomba's shoe in the PRG1 English NES localization. The name is localized in the re-releases of Super Mario Bros. 3 and the Game Boy Advance remake, but the item has been called Kuribo's Shoe again in Super Mario All-Stars, due to it being derived from the PRG0 localization.[5]

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Mario jumping on a Spiny with the Goomba's Shoe.
NES version
Super Mario All-Stars version

The first appearance of the Goomba's Shoe is in Super Mario Bros. 3, where they appear solely in World 5-3. The Kuribo's Goombas of this level hop around aimlessly in Goomba's Shoes. If jumped on by Mario, they are defeated without leaving their shoe behind; however, if Mario attacks one of these Goombas from below, the Goomba is knocked from the shoe, allowing Mario to hop into the shoe and ride in it himself as Kuribo's Shoe Mario.[6] In Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, there is an e-Reader level called "It's a Shoe-In" that uses the Goomba's Shoe. In that level, it can also appear from ? Blocks like a normal power-up.

Once wearing a Goomba's Shoe, Mario is able to easily hop across spikes and sharp-toothed or spiky enemies, such as Munchers and Spinies. Once the end of the level is reached, though, Mario loses the Goomba's Shoe. In the original Japanese version, a hit also causes Mario to shrink to Small Mario in addition to losing the shoe. However, if the player is already small, Mario only loses the shoe, as in the international versions of the games.

In several of the unused levels of Super Mario Bros. 3, Goomba's Shoes can be found and used. A Goomba's Shoe can also defeat other enemies that do not appear in World 5-3, such as Podoboos, Roto-Discs, Chain Chomps, and Lava Lotuses, as well as Firesnakes if positioned correctly.[7]

The Goomba's Shoe is one of the few power-ups not mentioned in any of the instruction booklets for the original game, its remakes, or the Virtual Console Operations Guide.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Main article: Ice Skate

While the Goomba's Shoe itself is not seen in Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, a similar power-up called the Ice Skate that can be used to skate on frozen lakes is present. Both playable characters and Goombas can ride them. These shoes change color depending on which character is riding them.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Super Mario Bros. style
Super Mario Bros. 3 style

After being absent from the series for 22 years, the Shoe reappears in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS. It can be used only in the Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3 styles, with the Yoshi's Egg replacing it in the Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. U styles. The Shoe cannot be placed on its own; instead, a Shoe Goomba must be placed into a level. Unlike in Super Mario Bros. 3, Shoe Goombas will always leave their shoes behind, regardless of how they were defeated; additionally, the Shoe can be dismounted, but an empty Shoe disappears after a short while. Like Yoshi, the Shoe allows the player to run across Spike Traps and Munchers and bounce on Grinders without taking damage, as well as jump on sharp-toothed and spiky enemies such as Piranha Plants, Spinies, Spike Tops, and Bowser.

A giant version of the Shoe can be used by placing a Super Mushroom over a Shoe Goomba. Big Shoes can Ground Pound by pressing down on the +Control Pad down Control Pad while in midair. This attack can defeat normally indestructible enemies such as Munchers, Bill Blasters and Boos. Upon impact, two chomping clouds appear on either side of the Goomba's Shoe and briefly move to the left and right before disappearing. The clouds can defeat any enemies that they touch. A similar chomping cloud effect can be seen in files for the unreleased game Super Donkey, which precedes the first Super Mario Maker by about 18 or 19 years.

Adding wings to a Shoe allows the player to flutter into the air while wearing one by holding the jump button, gaining extra distance akin to Yoshi's Flutter Jump.

A stiletto variant of the Shoe was also introduced, which functions the same as the regular Goomba's Shoe, but with certain abilities that the regular Goomba's Shoe cannot perform.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Goomba's Shoes return in Super Mario Maker 2 retaining their behavior in its predecessor. However, the giant version is now able to stun other players in multiplayer modes.

Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen![edit]

In Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen!, the two recurring Goombas are briefly seen hiding in a giant shoe of somewhat similar design to a Goomba's Shoe; however, as the film's release precedes Super Mario Bros. 3 by over two years, the shoe's design is likely a coincidence.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

In volume 3 of Super Mario-kun, Mario steals a shoe from a powered-up Rex and wears it as a Goomba's Shoe. The bad smell from the Rex's feet sickens Mario, however, and the enraged Rex pummels him.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Super Koopa
Super Koopa in a Karoobi in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Super Koopa".

In the opening sequence of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Mario uses a Goomba's Shoe to stomp away Cheatsy Koopa and Kooky von Koopa. Their only episode appearance is in "Super Koopa". During the episode, they are referred to as Karoobis, a mispronunciation of Kuribo.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story[edit]

Main article: Sockop

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, the enemy Sockop is very similar to a Goomba's Shoe, especially when Luigi is walking around in it. One Sockop is even named Kuribo, as a reference to the original localized name of the Goomba's Shoe.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Super Paper Mario[edit]

While no actual Goomba's Shoes appear in Super Paper Mario, one Sammer Guy is called the Shoe of Kuribo, a reference to the Goomba's Shoe's original name.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Super Boot sticker from Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Clone Jump sticker
Clone Jump sticker from Paper Mario: Sticker Star

While the Goomba's Shoe does not appear in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, there are two sets of stickers that are similar to it.

The Super Boot and Shiny Super Boot stickers have a similar appearance to the Goomba's Shoe, but lack the wind-up key on the back. They can be bought at Outlook Point, and when using them, they stick to Mario, making him look as if he is wearing the boot. By pressing A Button, Mario can dodge most attacks with the boot. The boot also allows Mario to stomp spiked enemies, and also increases the power of other Jump attacks used when the boot is in effect.

The Flashy Clone Jump, Big Shiny Clone Jump, and Megaflash Clone Jump resemble the Goomba's Shoe more closely by retaining the wind-up key on the back, but provide a very different function. While using a Clone Jump, Mario is cloned three times, resulting in four Marios who attack in succession, jumping on an enemy one after another. Each Clone Jump sticker has the possibility of Crumpling the attacked enemy.

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

The Boot Car in Paper Mario: The Origami King is a vehicle that resembles a Goomba's Shoe. Mario can ride it in the Scorching Sandpaper Desert. There is also a Shoe Goomba Folded Soldier that can be fought in the Breezy Tunnel.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

In Mario Kart Tour, Goombas use shoes to kick Soccer Balls around the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on the Madrid Drive course and its variants. These shoes have similar properties to the floaties worn by Goombas in other courses, thereby offering the Goombas some protection from racers: they bounce away racers who drive into them and can also repel a number of offensive items, such as Green Shells, Red Shells, Fire Flowers, Ice Flowers, Yoshi's Eggs, and Birdo's Eggs. However, the shoes can be launched in the air by hitting them with a Spiny Shell, Bowser's Shell, Super Horn, Giga Bob-omb or Super Bell, or by running into them while under the effects of a Mega Mushroom or a Bullet Bill; when this is done, the Goomba inside the shoe is also taken out, with the Goomba and its shoe awarding bonus points separately. Unlike the aforementioned floaties, shoes are not affected by drivers who ram into them while boosting from a Mushroom.

The shoes in this game are yellow, much like the Ice Skate Goombas are wearing in Super Mario 3D World, rather than the usual green color they commonly have.

Unused appearances[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

The Goomba's Shoe was considered to reappear in Super Mario Galaxy and later Super Mario 3D Land, but this idea was scrapped as the developers were unsure of how to use it in new gameplay experiences.[8]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese くりぼうのくつ
Kuribō no Kutsu
くつ
Kutsu
Goomba's Shoe

Shoe

Bosnian Goombina cipela[9]

 

Chinese 鞋子
Xiézi
Shoe

Chinese (simplified) 栗宝宝的鞋子[10] (LEGO Super Mario)
Lì bǎobao de Xiézi
Goomba's Shoe

Chinese (traditional) 栗寶寶的鞋子[11] (LEGO Super Mario)
Lì bǎobao de Xiézi
Goomba's Shoe

Croatian Goombina cipela[12]

 

Czech Goombova bota[13]
 
Danish Goombas sko[14]
 
Dutch Schoen
Goomba’s schoen[15] (LEGO Super Mario)
Shoe
Goomba's shoe
Estonian Goomba jalatsi[16]
 
Finnish Goomban kenkä[17]
 
French Botte de Goomba
Chaussure
La chaussure du Goomba[18][19] (LEGO Super Mario)
Goomba's Boot
Shoe
 
German Gumba-Schuh
Schuh
Gumbas Schuh[20] (LEGO Super Mario)
Goomba Shoe
Shoe
 
Greek Παπούτσι του Goomba[21]

 

Hungarian Goomba cipője[22]
 
Italian Scarpa di Goomba
Scarpa
Scarpa del Goomba[23] (LEGO Super Mario)
Goomba's Shoe
Shoe
 
Korean 굼바의 신발[24] (LEGO Super Mario)
Gumba ui Sinbal
신발[25]
Sinbal
Goomba's Shoe

Shoe

Latvian Gumbas zābaka[26]
 
Lithuanian Goomba batų[27]
 
Norwegian Goombas sko[28]
 
Polish But Goomby[29]
 
Portuguese Sapato de Sete Pés
Seven-Feet Shoe
Portuguese (NOA) Sapato[25]
Bota de Sete Léguas (The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3)
Sapatos do Goomba[30] (LEGO Super Mario)
Sapato de Goomba
Shoe
Seven-League Boot
Goomba's Shoe
Goomba Shoe
Portuguese (NOE) O Sapato de Goomba[31] (LEGO Super Mario)
 
Romanian Pantoful lui Goomba[32]
Goomba's shoe
Russian Сапог Каруби (The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3)
Sapog Karubi
Ботинок Гумба (Super Mario Maker)
Botinok Gumba
Башмак (Super Mario Maker 2)
Bashmak
Башмак Гумбы[33] (LEGO Super Mario)

From Karoobi, a mispronunciation of Kuribo, and sapog ("boot").

Shoe of Goomba

Shoe

 

Serbian Gumbina cipela[34]
 
Slovak Goombova topánka[35]
 
Spanish Bota Karubi (The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3)
Zapato
Zapato Goomba[36][37] (LEGO Super Mario)
From Karubi, a mispronunciation of Kuribo, and bota ("boot").
Shoe
 
Swedish Goombas sko[38]
 
Turkish Goomba’nın Ayakkabısı[39]
 

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