Boots of Hermes

The Boots of Hermes in God of War III.

You now wear the Boots of Hermes. Use their speed to your advantage.


The Boots of Hermes were depicted as greaves with burning red wings on them. Kratos mercilessly amputated them out of the legs of their owner; the Messenger God, Hermes. Those greaves allowed Kratos to move at great speed, ramming through enemies and throwing them aside, and the ability to run along the sides of walls. Those walls were always marked with shining and golden bootprints. When not in use, the wings on the side coiled themselves around the Boots. They weren't among the scattered items at the end of God of War III, and could still be seen on Kratos's legs.

Orb CostsEdit

  • Level 1 - n/a
  • Level 2 - 2,500 Orbs

Damage MultiplierEdit

Level 1Edit

  • 100%

Level 2Edit

  • 100% + Explosion


Level 1Edit

  • Hermes Rush - Rush forward, slamming enemies into the air in slow motion. Press X at the end to jump up into the path of flying enemies. L2 + X
  • Hermes Dash (in air) - While airborne, in a combo with Icarus Wings, evade your enemies R3

Level 2Edit

  • Increased Damage
  • Hermes Jest - Rush forward and slam into multiple enemies, knocking them into the air, and leaving a trail of fire that explodes. L2 + Hold X

Gallery Edit

God of war III Boots of Hermes

The Boots of Hermes.


  • Kratos used the Boots of Hermes in Mortal Kombat.
  • In Greek Mythology, the Boots were sandals and the wings were attached to the heels. Unlike the Boots in the game, which increased Hermes' speed, the Sandals gave Hermes the ability to fly.
  • The game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale featured the boots as a usable item.
  • In the Fear Nothing Trailer, Kratos used the Boots of Hermes to run alongside a rocky wall and attacked a Centaur General, by jumping off the wall and hooking onto the Centaur General with the Blades of Athena. That way of attacking Kratos' enemies wasn't present in the final game.
  • The Boots were present as an item in God of War: Ascension's Multiplayer: they sped up the movement of whoever wore them.
  • The Boots could be seen in the trailer for God of War on PS4. At the beginning of the trailer, they were on the chair to the left just inside the door when Atreus entered the house. [1] However, in God of War (2018) in-game version, the Boots of Hermes are nowhere to be found.