The Iron Boots is one of the essential items Link will acquire on his quest after taking on Mayor Bo in a sumo wrestling match in a attempt to find a way past the Gorons of Death Mountain. This item when worn will make Link very heavy allowing him to sink underwater and even assists Link in stopping the mighty Gorons rolling down the mountain preventing passage to the Goron Mines. When underwater Link cannot breathe that long and will eventually drown if he doesnt eventually surface to regain oxygen although this issue is removed once the hero dawns the Zora Armor. The most unique property of this item is that its magnetic which is heavily emphasized in the mines were Link can attach himself on top of magnetic surfaces and walk up and down walls defying gravity. Link can even put on the boots in mid air to help him sink faster or land into a magnetic field sucking him towards the surface something used a couple times. The items primary use is heavily featured in the Goron Mines being the only item that can even help Link get past the first room among also being the only item in conjunction with a sword that can help the hero defeat Fyrus the possessed patriarch Chief Darbus. The boots are also used frequently at City in the Sky were it pulls down heavy switches in conjunction with the Clawshot something done to defeat the dragon Argorok terrorizing the Oocca. Humorously despite what it seems the Iron Boots can be used to attack enemies by rolling into them this attack is not very strong and does not work on all enemies but can be useful in a bind. A secondary item can be used like Iron Boots that being the Magic Armor were once the players wallet is empty the armor will dull and become extremely heavy to wear acting as a psuedo Iron Boots however during this state Link curiously cannot get the Gorons Bomb Bag at Zora's Domain. Much like the Spinner the item can be forcefully be unequipped in the Item Wheel were in can be used in conjuction with Water Bombs to allow Link to swim with the bombs something the description of the item specifically points out isnt possible which then can let the player get a refill of air or even shoot Link up to the surface of water.