How Red Can You Go?

February 6, 2010 • By Erika

It seems like Boots4You was not the only one struck by cupid’s arrow. After I posted the entry on the Valentine’s Day Collection, I literally started seeing red everywhere!

Trainingheels over at Shoe Blog wrote about falling in love with a pair of fire engine red boots that were on sale. Paparazzi spotted Rachel Bilson last week going to a meeting in a pair fabulous knee-high red boots. Even the seemingly impossible-to-wear-in-real-life Prada Wader Boots were seen out and about, on the feet of no other than Jessica Alba.

Red is obviously very much in season, but how red can you go?

Rachel Bilson’s boots are a darker, almost brown red so that shade is probably the safest. The dynamite red on the boots that trainingheels loved so much is a bit trickier, but still a color most women can use to brighten up a drab outfit. But the Pradas? Not only are they a difficult orange red hue, but that unflattering triangular shape with the column heels make them even more complicated to wear.┬áBut that’s not stopping celebs like Jessica Alba and Lady Gaga from wearing the harnessed rubber boots – after all, they are Prada.

So which of these different shades of red can you wear?

VIA SPIGA Shanti, $208.60

Corso Como Salvadore, $289.00

Rocawear Mifie Boot, $102.59

Lumiani Lindsay (Wide Calf), $143.20

Frye Maxine Shortie, $165.00