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Boots were a sturdy item of footwear covering the foot and ankle, and sometimes also the lower leg, they provided more protection for a wearer's feet than a shoe.

The Thirteenth Doctor wore laced-up boots that were good for running, (TV: The Woman Who Fell to Earth, COMIC: A New Beginning, et al.) but sometimes wished for Wellington boots instead. (TV: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos)

A leather boot was found along with a single femur and an abandoned recording device containing a low-res vid-pict of a Magneton on Skaro. (PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe)

Specific instances in time[[edit]]

On ancient Gallifrey Lord Dowtroyal wore red-heeled boots as formal wear. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible)

When the TARDIS landed in an Alternate Rome in 10 BC Peri Brown wore practical stout ankle boots. (PROSE: State of Change)

In 1190 Ben Daheer attempted to offer the First Doctor laced leather boots. (TV: The Crusade)

When the Second Doctor materialised the TARDIS in 1648 he was wearing narrow suede boots. (PROSE: The Roundheads)

Arriving in Eternity, California the Fifth Doctor judged the boots Peri was wearing as "sensible". (PROSE: A Town Called Eternity)

In preparation for arriving in London in 1894 the Eighth Doctor gave Sam Jones an outfit consisting of a coral-coloured jacket, blue bloomers, black Victorian boots and a straw boater-type hat with a coral-coloured band. She had also a pair of green plastic lace-up boots with an orange sun symbol painted on them that she had found in the TARDIS boot cupboard. (PROSE: The Bodysnatchers)

During her time in 1904 Yasmin Khan wore caramel brown boots through until she was reunited with the Doctor. (TV: Survivors of the Flux|The Vanquishers)

Arriving in Haiti in 1915 Ace wore knee-length boots. (PROSE: White Darkness)

Upon arriving in 1935 Tibet Victoria Waterfield suggests to Jamie McCrimmon that he wear something warmer than just climbing boots. (TV: The Abominable Snowmen)

Visiting England in 1963 Sam Jones wore blue suede boots. (PROSE: The Taint)

In the 1970s Jo Grant went out on a date with Mike Yates wearing high-heeled boots. (PROSE: The Face of the Enemy)

After arriving in 1978 Cornwall searching for the Key to Time Romana I wore high heeled shoes before changing into more practical boots. (TV: The Stones of Blood)

In 1983 Robin Stuart encouraged Colin Frazer to take his boots off when they were camping in an abandoned Frankendael crypt. (TV: Arc of Infinity)

When Bernice Summerfield and the Seventh Doctor visited James Rafferty in 1993 he appraised Bernice's black boots of being of the highest quality. (PROSE: The Dimension Riders)

The Eighth Doctor wore black ankle boots after his regeneration in 1996. (TV: Doctor Who)

At her wedding to Jason Kane in 2010 Bernice Summerfield wore Doc Martens boots to keep something of herself beneath all the wedding accessories. (PROSE: Happy Endings)

In the 21st century, Stephanie wore rubber boots due to drainage issues at the Butler Institute's construction site. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Warhead)

The Cyberman's boots on the Moonbase, with the Doctor. (TV: The Moonbase)

When the Eighth Doctor and Sam Jones arrived in the East Indies ReVit Zone in 2069 Sam wore her what she thought of as 'The Basics'; M&S jeans, short sleeved t-shirt and army boots. (PROSE: Alien Bodies)

On the Moonbase in 2070 the Second Doctor investigated everything on the base including boots for a source of the epidemic, and later identified a Cyberman by its boots. (TV: The Moonbase)

On Heaven in 2570 Bernice Summerfield kept paper credits in her boots. (PROSE: Love and War)

Roisa became infected by the Hoothi because of a hole in her boot. (PROSE: Love and War)

On Sentarion in the 26th century Bernice Summerfield wore "field-boots". (PROSE: Shakedown)

When Bernice Summerfield visited the Gigamarket it was to try and find chukka boots. (AUDIO: Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Greatest Shop in the Galaxy)

In 2975 the Beltempest put the Seventh Doctor in an Imperial Landsknechte uniform which included boots. (PROSE: Original Sin)

In the 51st century on Delta III Fourth Doctor wore olive green wellington boots when he and Romana defeat Krell. (TV: The Power of Kroll)

During the Abbasid Era when Iris Wildthyme was on Hyspero during its Third Decade she wore stout walking boots. (PROSE: The Scarlet Empress)

Unspecified times[[edit]]

When Chris Cwej and Roz Forrester visited the Worldsphere with the Seventh Doctor and Bernice Summerfield Chris left Roz's uniform boots behind, mistakenly thinking she had brought them back with her to the TARDIS, much to her annoyance. (PROSE: The Also People)

Visiting the Crystal Bucephalus Maximillian Arrestis wore thigh-length boots, along with red woollen tabbard and tights. (PROSE: The Crystal Bucephalus)

After her shoes were dissolved by acid on Marinus Ian Chesterton gave Susan his boots so she could get some more shoes from the TARDIS. (TV: The Keys of Marinus)

On Kursaal Sam Jones wore Caterpillar boots, the sharp rocks on the planet were able to push through the soles of the boots hurting her feet. (PROSE: Kursaal)

Types of boots[[edit]]

Steel-toed boots were a type of protective footwear. (PROSE: Nightshade)

In the Spacefleet in 2573 Ace wore powerboots as part of her uniform. (PROSE: Deceit)

On Peladon fur boots were worn in its early history to keep peoples warm against the chills. (PROSE: Legacy)

Visiting Little Cauldwell in 1983 with the Seventh Doctor Roz Forrester wore riding boots. (PROSE: Return of the Living Dad)

Marielle Duquesne claimed to have invented chukka boots. (PROSE: Christmas on a Rational Planet)

in 2157 all members of Antony McGuire's expedition wore gravity boots, allowing them to experience Earth-type gravity on Mars. (PROSE: GodEngine)

When they arrived on the planet Eskon Fitz Kreiner was wearing cowboy boots. (PROSE: Coldheart)

Visiting Catastrophea the Doctor and Jo Grant both wore khaki safari suits, high boots and broad brimmed hats. (PROSE: Catastrophea)

Different colours of boots[[edit]]

Clara Oswald wore boots of several different colours; of black, (TV: The Bells of Saint John) tan, (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS) or caramel. (TV: The Name of the Doctor)

Martha Jones wore boots in brown, (TV: Smith and Jones-Last of the Time Lords) or black. (TV: The Poison Sky-Journey's End)


The Eighth Doctor wore black ankle boots. (TV: Doctor Who)

The sixth incarnation of the Corsair wore black boots. (COMIC: Old Friends)

Cinder wore black boots. (COMIC: The Bidding War, Relative Dimensions)

Romana II wore black boots. (TV: The Horns of Nimon; COMIC: Time Lady of Means)

Rose Tyler wore black boots. (TV: Partners in Crime, Turn Left, The Stolen Earth|Journey's End)


The Eighth Doctor also wore caramel brown boots under gingerbread leather gaiters, (COMIC: The Pictures of Josephine Day, A Matter of Life and Death, The Lost Dimension, Empire of the Wolf) up to his death during the Time War. (TV: The Night of the Doctor)

The War Doctor switched for darker brown boots under charcoal grey leather gaiters (COMIC: The Clockwise War, The Lost Dimension, Four Doctors, The Whole Thing's Bananas; PROSE: Engines of War) up to his death after the Fall of Gallifrey. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)

The Eleventh Doctor wore brown leather boots. (TV: The Bells of Saint John)

Amy Pond wore caramel boots. (TV: Victory of the Daleks; GAME: City of the Daleks, Blood of the Cybermen, TARDIS, Shadows of the Vashta Nerada)

Donna Noble wore brown boots. (TV: Silence in the Library|Forest of the Dead, Turn Left, The Stolen Earth|Journey's End)

Before leaving the powered down TARDIS on Exxilon Sarah Jane Smith put on a pair of brown boots. (TV: Death to the Daleks)

Yasmin Khan wore caramel brown boots with her early 1900s outfit. (TV: Survivors of the Flux|The Vanquishers)


The Sixth Doctor wore forest green ankle boots under royal orange spats. (TV: The Twin Dilemma-Time and the Rani) as did his successor before switching outfits. (TV: Time and the Rani)


Jo Grant wore yellow boots when she and the Third Doctor pursued the Master during his campaign with Kronos. (TV: The Time Monster)


Jo Grant wore white boots when she first met Daleks and Ogrons. (TV: Day of the Daleks)

Non-footwear terms[[edit]]

The back area of a car was known in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth Countries as the "boot", where items were stored or transported. (TV: Terror of the Autons, The Seeds of Doom, PROSE: No Future) The back of Iris Wildthyme's TARDIS also had a boot. (PROSE: The Scarlet Empress)

"Car boot sales" would be conducted from the boot of cars selling second hand goods and other relics. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible)

See also[[edit]]