|“||Grab a Stomper Boot and squash enemies with its sharp spikes.”|
|— Official European Kirby's Return to Dream Land website|
It is a large and blue spiked boot with spikes on its bottom. It has a yellow star on each side that will flash red when the item's time is almost used up.
The Stomper Boot is the only Mountable item in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, meaning Kirby rides it rather than carrying it over his head. Its user is immune to damage from below due to the boot's spikes, so he can traverse Fire Blocks, spikes, and lines of Gordos. Kirby can also duck inside the boot, but this leaves him immobile.
The Stomper Boot can only jump so high. To reach higher, it is often necessary to use enemies at platforms, much like the Spin Boarder Metamortex transformation in Kirby's Epic Yarn would. The character cannot float or fly when using it; bottomless pits are common in the areas where the Stomper Boot is obtained, so the player must watch out for these hazards.
It is featured in the Item Challenge.
- An unused enemy in Kirby Mass Attack seems to be based on a similar concept to that of the Stomper Boot.
- The Stomper Boot's use is similar to the Super Mario Bros. 3 item, Goomba's Shoe. The game Super Mario Maker takes note of this; when Costume Mario mounts a Goomba's Shoe while wearing a Kirby costume, he rides it in the same fashion as Kirby.