Explorer's Boots protect the player from the effects of water, tar, hot coals, and ooze.
While not the best footwear available, Explorer's Boots offer decent coverage through each of the four zones, making them a decent fit for almost any build. Their relatively low rarity and cost make them fairly easy to obtain. The ability to wade freely through water and tar is not only helpful in the earlier zones, where these hazards are prevalent, but also in fights against Coral Riff and the Pawnbroker. In the later parts of the game, Explorer's Boots also protect against Zone 3's hot coals and Zone 4's ooze, making passage much easier.