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Robin: Really, red cowboy boots?
Ted: I pull those off.
Marshall: Hey, Lil, if I said, "Ted cannot pull these off" what would I be talking about?
Lily: His red cowboy boots.

—The gang on Ted's Red Cowboy Boots, Everything Must Go

Ted wearing his Red Cowboy Boots

Ted's Red Cowboy Boots, as the name suggests, were a pair of red colored cowboy boots. Ted is under the impression that he can "pull them off", but everyone else thinks otherwise. However, a gay couple (dubbed the "G-CWOK" for "gay couple without kids") believed Ted can pull them off after he asked them because of their "impeccable taste and style"; as Ted brags to his friends, the boots are "G-CWOK approved." He also states that they are "more of a burgundy" in The Wedding Bride​.

Ted bought the boots while dating Robin, at the same store she met Nick, after a woman told Ted that he would look hot in them right after he mocked anyone willing to wear them.

Ted enjoys wearing colorful footwear; in Disaster Averted he wears pink rain boots, claiming that "pink is easier to spot from the rescue chopper."

The Red Boots were finally destroyed at Weekend at Barney's​​ when Jeanette burns them. Because this action led to Ted being ready to finally settle down, the Red Boots represent a life that he was finally ready to leave behind.

The destruction of the Red Boots coincided with the destruction of Barney's Playbook, an item that represented Barney's old life.

Ted is similarly stubborn on other fashion choices that his friends mock, such as the frosted tips he insists he is "pulling ... off" in Doppelgangers​​.

People who have worn the boots

Episode Appearances

  1. Everything Must Go
  2. The Three Days Rule​​
  3. The Wedding Bride​​ (mentioned only)
  4. Hopeless
  5. The Over-Correction
  6. Bad Crazy
  7. Weekend at Barney's​​
  8. Vesuvius (In "The Wedding Bride Too")


Ted Mosby vte
Friends & Family Tracy McConnellRobin ScherbatskyMarshall EriksenLily AldrinBarney StinsonAlfred MosbyVirginia MosbyHeather MosbyStacyTed's kids
Places MacLaren's PubThe ApartmentWesleyan UniversityGazzola'sTed's houseGoliath National BankNew GNB HeadquartersColumbia UniversityTed's Architecture ClassTed's Second apartmentPuzzles
Phrases RidonkulousTed Mosby: Architect (phrase)Right? Right?
Others Yellow UmbrellaThe Threeway BeltBlue French HornTed's best friendSensory Deprivator 5000Naked Lady NoiseTuxedo NightTantrumTurTurkeyKeyIntervention bannerDoctor XRed Cowboy BootsThe SwordsFive WordsMock SalutesClassic ShmosbyThe Mosby BoysFun factsZitch dogCrosswordCalligraphy
Future Ted Future Ted's euphemisms (Eating a Sandwich) • Future Ted's liesFuture Ted's uncertaintiesFuture Ted's exaggerations