The Ladder Shades was released as a sign of summer. It was sent, but for some reason it failed, so they re-sent it on the date below.
These shades are shades with a ladder type covering over them. Most of you may notice these as the shades that Kenye West uses.
The letter received for the item in North America read: Dear [Player's name], The dog days of summer are here. But just 'cause it's hot doesn't mean you shouldn't look cool!
•The Ladder Shades were distributed from August 5th to August 12th, 2009. Their original distribution dates were scheduled from June 22nd to June 29th, but due to unspecified issues (only that they were having "some problem" with the item), Nintendo could not place them on the distribution servers.