When the player visits the city in City Folk, Kicks the Shoe Shiner may be there if there is fair weather, in front of a run-down building that was supposedly Brewster's once near Shampoodle. Depending on the player's outfit, Kicks will change the color of the shoes. It costs 500 Bells, but if they remain the same color, Kicks will not charge the player for his services. In New Leaf, Kicks owns a shop on Main Street where shoes and socks are sold.
Shoes can be changed depending on the option the player chooses. There are two options, by color or by style, both with different outcomes.
By selecting to match shoes by color, Kicks will shine the shoes and change their style depending on the overall color of clothing and accessories the player is wearing. For example, wearing all green will produce green shoes. If the player is wearing a zebra shirt, Kicks will produce white shoes with a black bow and black tights. If the player's hair is blue, and they are wearing pink, the shoes will usually come out as pink to match the clothing rather than the hair. If the player is wearing a design, Kicks will shine their shoes to the color of their hair.
By selecting to shine shoes by style, Kicks will change the shoes which go with what the player is wearing. This can produce different shoes compared to the simple laced-shoes the player usually wears. Here are the styles and their corresponding shoe type:
|Style||Boy's shoe color||Girl's shoe color|
Shoes will only change color when talking to Kicks and paying 500 Bells. This means the player can change their hair color and clothing temporarily to achieve the desired results. So if the player wishes to have white shoes with a black bow, but doesn't want to always wear the princess/zebra shirt (or any other shirt that may produce these results), they can change after the shoe shine and wear different clothes, without the shoes changing style or color.
New Leaf Shoes
• Argyle Socks • Tights • Armor Shoes • Basketball Shoes • Ballet slippers