Black Boots Who? 21 Red Pairs That Are Coming in Hot (Sorry, Had To)

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If there's one color that's simply too timeless to be deemed a trend, it's red. The bold hue may have a tendency to enter and exit the trend cycle every few years or so—if you remember, 2017 was big year for red—but overall, it's just too classic to ever go "out." There are plenty of ways to wear the hue, from handbags to tonal outfits, but I'll let you in on a secret: There's one iteration that I think is the superior way to wear it, and that is red boots. Regardless of trend status, I've always had a soft spot for red boots. They're bold, they're iconic (so many Halloween costumes that go with them, FYI), and they bring a whole lot of look.

Whether you're looking for an ankle-boot situation or a statement over-the-knee look, a cool Western-inspired pair, or lug-sole Chelsea boots, the options abound. If you're understandably skeptical about straying away from your trusted black boots in favor of the statement that red boots can make, then keep reading. I've rounded up the 21 best pairs to shop right now. 

Lug-sole Chelsea boots are not exactly a new trend this year, but this red color makes them feel especially fresh.

Nobody does "weird" shoes quite like Bottega Veneta. I don't know how to feel, but I'm definitely intrigued.

These are actually much more verstaile than you may think.


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The girls on my TikTok feed are shaking right now.

These will look so cool with straight-leg jeans and a leather jacket.


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Victoria Beckham has made red boots part of her signature look for years, particularly this peep-toe style.

The black version of these is sitting in my cart, but now I think I might need the red pair instead.

One of the coolest pairs I've seen in a while.



Pro tip: Bright red and hot pink are two unexpected colors that actually look excellent together.

Wear these with everything from miniskirts to skinny jeans tucked in.

I'll admit these are more on the brown side of the color spectrum, but I needed you to see them.

No one will believe you spent less than $100 on them.



To really make an impact, wear head-to-toe red. It's more wearable than you'd think—trust me.

Mix it up by swapping out your black ankle boots from time to time.



When it comes to red boots, you can't go wrong with a classic pointed-toe silhouette.

This darker shade is a good starting point if you're emotionally tied to black boots like I am.