In order to synthesize the Wind Shoes, you will need a Beastial Air.
Obtaining the Bestial Air recipe is the only requirement for the Wind Shoes.
Bestial Air is the first morph in the Cloth recipe tree. You will obtain it by adding an Animal Hide to the Cloth recipe.
You can obtain Animal Hides from the animal bones you will find scattered on the ground in multiple areas. The Animal Hide is also a common drop from animal monsters.
Synthesizing the Wind Shoes
The Wind Shoes recipe will be available right at the start of the game.
This recipe does not have an Effect 1 loop. Gliding, the Wind Shoes primary effect, will be added automatically.
Insert the Bestial Air in the Effect 2 loop.
Add a Puni-category ingredient to the Effect 3 loop.
You can synthesize the recipe right away, and completely ignore all other loops.
The Wind Shoes’ secondary and tertiary effects are synthesis-exclusive, and therefore won’t have any actual use in exploring the overworld.
Using the Wind Shoes
The Wind Shoes come with the Gliding effect, which you can activate by pressing and holding the “Jump” key/button.
Gliding will let you slide faster down bridges, slopes, hills, stairs and ramps.
You can also jump from a higher terrain to pick up speed. Keep the “Jump” button pressed to trigger the Gliding effect once you land.
You will stop sliding once you hit an obstacle, when the terrain changes to an uphill section, or when you release the “Jump” button.