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Spike Shoes are an item in Spelunky 2.

They can be found in crates with a 1.44% chance, shops, or as a reward from a Kali Altar. It is a guaranteed drop from the Yeti Queen, and Jiangshi Assassins have a 1/1000 chance of dropping Spike Shoes.


Spike Shoes increase the user's stomp damage to three HP per stomp, instantly killing most common enemies. The user can also stomp enemies that are normally immune to stomp damage, such as Quillback or Horned Lizards in their rolling form. For the longer that the user remains in the air, Spike Shoes scale in damage.

  • This scaling damage resets if the user lands on the ground, uses the double jump on Vlad's Cape, or activates a Jetpack.
  • By contrast, damage scaling does not reset if landing on an enemy, using the Hoverpack, or gliding with a Cape, Parachute, or Vlad's Cape, which allows for fast killing of high health enemies.
Scaling Damage
(Fall height equivalent)
0-7 tiles 3
8-15 tiles 4
≥16 tiles 99

Much like Spring Shoes, Spike Shoes prevent damage from stepping on Thorny Vines and the heads of Octopy. Uniquely, they also prevent the user from slipping on ice in the Ice Caves, instead treating them like a normal tile.

Version History

Disclaimer: All content from Version 1.25 and onwards are currently unavailable on PS4.
In Europe, Africa, Middle East & Oceania, all content after Version 1.20.4d are also unavailable on PS4. This is due to multiple reasons, although content will be available in the future.

  • No version history available.

Other games

Appearances in other Spelunky games:

Spelunky 2 Items
Equipment PasteSpectaclesClimbing GlovesPitcher's MittSpring ShoesSpike ShoesCompassAlien CompassParachuteUdjat EyeKapalaAnkhTablet of DestinySkeleton KeyFour-Leaf Clover
Crowns HedjetCrownEggplant CrownThe True Crown
Backwear CapeVlad's CapeJetpackTelepackHoverpackPowerpack
Power-ups BombsRopesRoyal JellyCooked TurkeyElixir
Usable Items WebgunShotgunFreeze RayClone GunCrossbowCameraTeleporterMattockBoomerangMacheteExcaliburBroken SwordPlasma CannonScepterHou Yi's BowWooden ShieldMetal Shield
Miscellaneous Arrow of LightIdolThe Tusk IdolCurse PotUshabtiEggplant
Traps Bear TrapLandmine
No Journal Entry CratePresentChestKeyGold KeyLocked ChestArrowsTorchPunish BallDiePot of GoldTreasurePlayer BagGiant FoodScrap