Kicks is a special visitor in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. He is the only shopkeeper who sells backpacks in New Horizons, but he also specializes in socks and shoes. Unfortunately, he won’t establish a permanent store on your island, but he will set up a temporary stall once a week in your town plaza after you meet a certain set of conditions. Check out our full list of special visitors in New Horizons for more on the random merchants and friends who can show up on your island.
How Do You Unlock Kicks?
Kicks will only come to your island after you’ve unlocked the Able Sisters clothing shop. You can find more detail about unlocking the clothing shop in our guide, but the main thing to focus on is spending money at Mabel’s stall when she visits your island. Once you spend about 5,000 bells, she will prompt you to find a location to construct a permanent shop on her next visit. Identify where you want to build, start construction, and then come back the next day to your island’s brand new clothing shop!
When Does Kicks Show Up?
Once the Able Sisters clothing store is set up, Kicks will start to show up as a temporary vendor, similar to Mabel. Kicks will visit your Animal Crossing island once per week on a random day and stay between 5 AM and 10 PM. You can find him in front of your residential services building in the town square.