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.
Ganni Recycled Rubber Chelsea Rain Boot ($245)
Lug-sole Chelsea boots are not exactly a new trend this year, but this red color makes them feel especially fresh.
Paris Texas Embossed Crocodile Effect Boots ($699)
These are EmRata-approved. Need I say more?
Bottega Veneta Leather Platform Ankle Boots ($1420)
Nobody does "weird" shoes quite like Bottega Veneta. I don't know how to feel, but I'm definitely intrigued.
Simon Miller Red Lizard Foxy Boots ($560)
These are actually much more verstaile than you may think.
Zara High-Heel Leather Ankle Boots ($129)
Zara always get it.
Jeffrey Campbell Dagget Western Boot ($260)
The girls on my TikTok feed are shaking right now.
ASOS Design Roberta Premium Leather Square Toe Boots ($111)
Yes to this square-toe situation.
Re/Done Cavalry Boots ($850)
These will look so cool with straight-leg jeans and a leather jacket.
Victoria Beckham has made red boots part of her signature look for years, particularly this peep-toe style.
Khaite Taylor Over the Knee Boot ($1180)
If Khaite says it's cool, you listen.
Simon Miller Scrambler Chelsea Boot ($540)
The black version of these is sitting in my cart, but now I think I might need the red pair instead.
Jeffrey Campbell Devout Platform Boot ($170)
One of the coolest pairs I've seen in a while.
Prada Patent-Leather Ankle Boot ($950)
Whatever Prada does, I follow.
Pro tip: Bright red and hot pink are two unexpected colors that actually look excellent together.
Larroude Kate Boot in Cherry Red ($450)
Wear these with everything from miniskirts to skinny jeans tucked in.
Neous Pros 35mm Boots ($695)
I'll admit these are more on the brown side of the color spectrum, but I needed you to see them.
Staud Bow Chelsea Boot ($450)
So wearable yet stylish.
Chinese Laundry Everly Pointy Toe Boot ($90)
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.
Stuart Weitzman Parton Croc-Effect Leather Knee-High Boots ($477)
An investment pair if I've ever seen one.
Camper Katie Bootie ($170)
Franco Sarto Waxton Chelsea Boot ($149)
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.
Ted Baker London Galiana Bootie ($240)
Franco Sarto Balin Bootie ($139)
This darker shade is a good starting point if you're emotionally tied to black boots like I am.
Speaking of boots, here's the fall trend I think everyone will *actually* wear this season.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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