Knotty Bois

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The Knotty Bois is a type of shoe in Splatoon 3.

It is a 1-star item produced by amiibo and comes with the primary ability Drop Roller. It is only available from the Inkling (Yellow) amiibo. It cannot be ordered from another player.


The Knotty Bois are a pair of brown rope sandals, based on the traditional Japanese shoe known as waraji, similar to the Samurai Shoes. However there are no tabi, just the rope with a black and yellow ankle cuff. The ropes come together in bow knots.

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Knotty Bois
Knotty Bois
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11 November 2022


The Knotty Bois comes with Drop Roller as the primary ability, which, being exclusive to the main slot of Shoes, prevents the wearer from also having Object Shredder or Stealth Jump. As a 1-star item, the Knotty Bois comes with two additional slots for secondary abilities. The star level may be increased with Super Sea Snails for 1 (first), 1 (second), 5 (third), 10 (fourth), or 20 (fifth) Super Sea Snails per star. Increasing the star level to 2 stars will add another secondary ability slot for a total of three slots. Increasing the star level beyond 2 stars will increase the gear experience gained by a cumulative 3.333…% up to 10% additional experience at 5-star level. Since it is made by the amiibo gear brand, it has equal chances to roll any secondary ability.



"Knotty Bois" serves as a double-layered pun: it can be seen as principally referring to the shoes themselves, being 'knotty' (referring to the tie-on nature of waraji) 'bois' (a figurative use of the plural of a slang misspelling of "boy"), but is also a play on "naughty boy(s)". This is because when combined with their matching gear items, the Boss Floss and Schoolyard Scrap Jack, they present the image of a youth delinquent.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese イダテンヒモサン
idaten himo san
Skanda String Sandals[note 1]
Netherlands Dutch Touwsandalen Rope sandals
CanadaFrance French Sandales nouées hautes High tied sandals
Germany German Seilsandalen Rope sandals
Italy Italian Sandali di corda Rope sandals
Russia Russian Веревочные сандалии
Veryovochnyye sandalii
Rope sandals
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Sandalias con cuerdas Sandals with Strings
Spain Spanish (NOE) Sandalia con cuerdas Sandal with Strings
China Chinese (Simplified) 韦驮天绑带凉鞋
wéituótiān bǎngdài liángxié (Mandarin)
Skanda Strappy Sandals[note 2]
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 韋駄天綁帶涼鞋
wéituótiān bǎngdài liángxié (Mandarin)
Skanda Strappy Sandals[note 3]
South Korea Korean 짚신

Translation notes

  1. イダテン idaten is a transcription of Skanda. イダテン is written as 韋駄天 in kanji.
  2. 韦驮天 wéituótiān is a transcription of Skanda.
  3. 韋駄天 wéituótiān is a transcription of Skanda.

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