In Baldur's Gate, it offers a +35% to Hide in Shadow bonus, which is useful for rangers and thieves. There are two pairs of these boots in the game, one pair is needed to complete the subquest Zhurlong's Boots. The other pair can be found in the inventory of a specific hobgoblin around the ruins of Ulcaster.
In Baldur's Gate II, it offers 20% hide in shadow and +15% move silently. The boots can be found in Mae'Var's safe on the second floor of his guildhall. Samuel Thunderburp at the Five Flagons Inn will also give you a pair of these boots if Mazzy Fentan is in your party.
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