What to Know Before You Wear Your Hoverkicks
So you recently received a pair of Hoverkicks as a gift? Congratulations, and welcome to the exciting revolution of footwear!
These are no ordinary shoes, but you already knew that. Now that you’ve established yourself as a trendsetter, it’s important to wear your HoverKicks in the best way possible to maximize their lifespan and love every minute of it. Here are a few things to know about charging, settings, cleaning, and general care to get the most out of your new HoverKicks.
If you’re new to HoverKicks, the best place to start is with our HoverKicks tutorial video. is a great introduction on how to get your new shoes to light up and how to charge them properly.
What’s awesome about HoverKicks is that there are 11 different light styles to choose from. Regardless of what style of shoe you have, settings options include red, green, blue, lime green, teal, purple, light blue, strobe, glow, quick changing, or a strobe-glow combo.
All you need to do to change from one light style to another is click the button on the charger port. To turn your HoverKicks off, click through all of the styles until they power off.
Another fun way to control your light up shoes is by picking up a HoverKicks Remote Control Upgrade Kit. Not only does this remote control help you switch settings easier, but it also comes with more static color options and a convenient on/off button. All of our products work with this remote control except the Luna model because these shoes already come with their own special remote control.
How to Care for Your Hoverkicks
HoverKicks require a little extra love and care compared to standard shoes, but it’s totally worth it if you love to dance, party, stand out, or just walk the dog a little safer at night. It’s okay to wear your HoverKicks on days with a little light rain or snow, but pull on some rainboots or flip flops instead for torrential downpour days or water rides at the amusement park. This is because the batteries inside the shoes need to stay dry to keep working well.
Also, avoid leaving your HoverKicks in extreme heat conditions, like the trunk of a car on a summer day. Very high heat can impact your shoes’ batteries and cause them not to light up anymore.
Since you’ll likely be wearing your new Hoverkicks all the time now, they’re bound to get dirty over time. Unlike your old favorite sneakers that you used to toss in the washing machine, remember that HoverKicks don’t like a lot of water. So instead, wash them with a damp washcloth, mild soap, and warm water. Simplicity is best for keeping your HoverKicks looking shiny and new for years to come.
How to Charge Hoverkicks
Conveniently, all HoverKicks come with a USB cable that allows you to charge both shoes at the same time. To charge them, simply connect the cable to the charger port in each shoe. You’ll find the charger port located inside the shoe, at the ankle and above the laces. You can plug the other end of the cable into a standard wall adapter and pop that into a wall outlet. You’ll know that your HoverKicks are charging successfully when you see red lights flashing along the soles of the shoes while plugged in.
It only takes about 2-3 hours to fully charge your HoverKicks, but they’ll actually charge faster if you turn them off before plugging them in. Once charged, pull them on, lace them up, and enjoy up to six hours of LED-lit feet! You should also know that the battery life may be affected by the type of setting that your shoes are currently set to. For example, brighter colors tend to use up more battery power. To turn the lights on, press directly below the charging port. You’ll press and hold the same button until the lights go out to turn them off.
For more tips and tricks about getting the most out of your new HoverKicks, check out our blog, “Light Up Sneakers: The Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Your Hoverkicks.” And even if you’re an old pro at light up shoes, you still might learn something about using them to their fullest potential!