If there’s one color that’s just too timeless to be considered a trend, it’s red. The bold hue can tend to come in and out of the trend cycle every few years or so. fat year for red, but overall it’s just too classic to go out. There are plenty of ways to wear the shade, from handbags to tone-on-tone outfits, but I’m going to let you in on a secret: There is one iteration that I think is the best way to wear it, and these are the red boots. Regardless of the trend, I’ve always had a soft spot for red boots. They’re bold, they’re iconic (so many Halloween costumes to go with, for info), and they bring a lot of see.
Whether you are looking for an ankle boot or a trendy above-the-knee look, a cool Western-inspired pair or chelsea boots with notched soles, the options are endless. If you’re understandably skeptical about stepping away from your confident black boots in favor of the statement red boots can make, read on. I’ve rounded up the 21 best pairs to buy right now.
Ganni Recycled Rubber Chelsea Rain Boot ($ 245)
Not exactly a new trend this year are Chelsea boots with a notched sole, but this red color makes them especially fresh.
Paris Texas Embossed Crocodile Effect Boots ($ 699)
These are approved by EmRata. Do I have to say more?
Bottega Veneta Leather platform ankle boots ($ 1,420)
No one makes “weird” shoes like Bottega Veneta. I don’t know how to feel, but I’m definitely intrigued.
Simon miller Foxy Boots in Red Lizard ($ 560)
These are actually a lot more versatile than you might think.
Zara High Heel Leather Ankle Boots ($ 129)
Zara still understands.
Jeffrey Campbell Daguet Western Boot ($ 260)
The girls in my TikTok feed are shaking right now.
ASOS design Roberta Premium Leather Square Toe Boots ($ 111)
Yes to this square end situation.
Re / Done Cavalry Boots ($ 850)
These will look so cool with straight jeans and a leather jacket.
Victoria Beckham has made red boots a part of her signature look for years, especially this peep-toe style.
Khaity Taylor Over the Knee Boot ($ 1,180)
If Khaite says it’s cool, you listen.
Simon miller Chelsea Scrambler Boot ($ 540)
The black version of these is in my cart, but now I think I might need the red pair instead.
Jeffrey campbell Devotee’s Platform Boot ($ 170)
One of the coolest pairs I’ve seen in a while.
Prada Patent leather ankle boot ($ 950)
Whatever Prada does, I am.
Pro tip: Bright red and hot pink are two unexpected colors that go well together.
Larroude Kate Boot in Cherry Red ($ 450)
Wear them with everything from mini skirts to tucked in skinny jeans.
Neous 35mm Boots ($ 695)
Granted, these are more on the brown side of the color spectrum, but I needed you to see them.
Staud Bow Chelsea Boot ($ 450)
So portable yet stylish.
Chinese laundry Everly Pointy Toe Boot ($ 90)
No one will believe that you spent less than $ 100 on them.
To really make an impact, wear head-to-toe red. It’s more portable than you might think, trust me.
Stuart weitzman Parton Croc-Effect Leather Knee High Boots ($ 477)
An investment pair if I’ve seen one before.
Camper Katie Bootie ($ 170)
Franco Sarto Waxton Chelsea Boots ($ 149)
Mix it up by swapping your black ankle boots every now and then.
When it comes to red boots, you can’t go wrong with a classic pointy toe silhouette.
Ted Baker London Galiana Bootie ($ 240)
Franco Sarto Balin Bootie ($ 139)
This darker shade is a great place to start if you’re emotionally attached to black boots like me.
Speaking of boots, here is the fall trend that everyone will * actually * wear this season.
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