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's Red Cowboy Boots, as the name suggests, were a pair of red colored cowboy boots which were owned by Ted Mosby. He 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, they 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 The 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
- Everything Must Go
- The Three Days Rule
- The Wedding Bride (mentioned only)
- The Over-Correction
- Bad Crazy
- Weekend at Barney's
- Vesuvius (In "The Wedding Bride Too")
|Friends & Family||Robin Scherbatsky • Marshall Eriksen • Lily Aldrin • Barney Stinson • Alfred Mosby • Virginia Mosby • Heather Mosby • Stacy • Ted's kids • Tracy McConnell|
|Places||MacLaren's Pub • The Apartment • Wesleyan University • Gazzola's • Ted's house • Goliath National Bank • New GNB Headquarters • Ted's Architecture Class • Ted's Second apartment • Puzzles|
|Others||Yellow Umbrella • The Threeway Belt • Blue French Horn • Sensory Deprivator 5000 • Naked Lady Noise • Tuxedo Night • Tantrum • TurTurkeyKey • Intervention banner • Doctor X • Red Cowboy Boots • The Swords • Five Words • Mock Salutes • Classic Shmosby|
|Future Ted||Future Ted's euphemisms|