The Nitro Blasters (サンダーボルトシューズ Sandāborutoshūzu?, lit. "Thunderbolt Shoes") are objects that appear in the anime series Sonic X. It is a special pair of shoes created by Chris Thorndyke for Sonic the Hedgehog to combat the Metarex.
Based on Sonic's regular sneakers, the Nitro Blasters are red with cylindrical yellow cuffs, white and black heel counters, and interconnected white vamps and tongues. Also, they have white outsoles and heels with a yellow area inside them.
Features and traits
The Nitro Blasters can generate a powerful multicolored energy sphere which can be kicked into targets for explosive damage. In addition, the sphere can bounce between multiple targets for additional hits before it dissipates.
The Nitro Blasters were created by Chris Thorndyke as a means of helping Sonic the Hedgehog in his adventures so as not to be a burden like in the past. When the Blue Typhoon's crew got lured into an ambush with the Metarex, Sonic donned the Nitro Blasters to take out the incoming wave of Metarex spaceships.