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Boots
Leather Boots JE3 BE2.pngChainmail Boots JE2 BE2.pngIron Boots JE2 BE2.pngDiamond Boots JE2 BE2.pngGolden Boots JE2 BE2.pngNetherite Boots JE2.png
Rarity

Common

Durability

Varies

Renewable

Netherite: No
All others: Yes

Stackable

No

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Boots are the cheapest type of armour to craft. Four leather or four ingots (diamond, gold, or iron) in the bottom left and right corners of the crafting grid gets you a pair. You can also find them in chests, for purchase, or even by fishing them up. It’s said that you can only get to know a zombie, skeleton, or zombie pigman by walking a mile in their boots. Which can only be acquired by killing them. But then you’re a mile away and you’ve got a free pair of boots. So that’s a win-win.

Duncan Geere[1]

Boots are a type of armor that covers the feet of the player. There are six types of boots: leather boots, chainmail boots, iron boots, diamond boots, gold boots and netherite boots[upcoming: JE 1.16 & BE 1.16].

Obtaining[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Leather or
Gold Ingot or
Iron Ingot or
Diamond

Damaged Matching Boots


The durability of the two boots is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.

Upgrading[edit]

Ingredients Smithing recipe Description
Diamond Boots +
Netherite Ingot
Upgrade

[upcoming: JE 1.16]
Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Diamond Boots +
Netherite Ingot


[upcoming: BE 1.16.0]

Repairing[edit]

Grinding[edit]

Ingredients Grinding recipe Description
2x Damaged Leather Boots or
2x Damaged Chainmail Boots or
2x Damaged Iron Boots or
2x Damaged Golden Boots or
2x Damaged Diamond Boots or
2x Damaged Netherite Boots[upcoming: JE 1.16 & BE 1.16]
The durability of the two boots are added together, plus an extra 5% durability.

Unit repair[edit]

Boots can be repaired in an anvil by adding units of the armor material's repair material, with each repair material restoring 25% of the boots' maximum durability, rounded down.

Mobs[edit]

If a zombie, husk, stray, piglin, or skeleton is wearing armor, there is a 8.5% chance (9.5% with Looting I, 10.5% with Looting II and 11.5% with Looting III) for the mob to drop boots upon death. The boots are usually badly damaged, and may be enchanted.

In Bedrock Edition, vindicators and pillagers that spawn in raids have a chance to drop iron boots, which are usually badly damaged and have a 50% chance to be enchanted.

Natural generation[edit]

Leather boots can be found in 31.8% of village tannery chests in groups of 1.

Enchanted leather boots[note 1] can be found in 22.4% of shipwreck supply chests in groups of 1.

Iron boots can be found in 12.1% of stronghold altar chests and 25.6% of village weaponsmith chests in groups of 1.

In Bedrock Edition, they can be found in 11.8% of stronghold altar chests in groups of 1.

Enchanted iron boots[note 2] can be found in 13.3% of End city chests in groups of 1.

In Bedrock Edition, chainmail boots can be found in 57.2% of buried treasure chests in groups of 1.

Enchanted diamond boots[note 2] can be found in 13.3% of End city chests in groups of 1.

Notes
  1. All enchantments are equally probable, except treasure enchantments, and any level of the enchantment is equally probable.
  2. a b Enchantment probabilities are the same as a level-20 to level-39 enchantment would be on an enchantment table that had no cap at level 30, and that was able to apply treasure enchantments, and where the chance of multiple enchantments is not reduced.

Trading[edit]

In Java Edition, novice-level armorer villagers have 40% chance to sell iron boots for 4 emeralds. Apprentice-level armorers have a 50% chance to sell chainmail boots for an emerald. Expert-level armorers always sell enchanted[note 1] diamond boots for 11-27 emeralds. Apprentice-level leatherworker villagers have 23 chance to sell leather boots for 4 emeralds.

Armorer villagers may give the players with the Hero of the Village effect chainmail boots.

In Bedrock Edition, novice-level armorer villagers have a 25% chance to sell iron boots for 4 emeralds. Apprentice-level armorers have a 13 chance to sell chainmail boots for an emerald. Expert-level armorers have a 50% chance to sell enchanted[note 1] diamond boots for 8 emeralds. Apprentice-level leatherworker villagers have a 50% chance to sell leather boots for 4 emeralds.

  1. a b When creating an enchantment offer, the game uses a random enchantment level from 5 – 19. The enchantments are never treasure enchantments.

Bartering[edit]

Piglins may barter iron boots with Soul Speed when given a gold ingot.‌[upcoming: JE 1.16]

Fishing[edit]

Leather boots can be caught as a "junk" item when fishing.

Usage[edit]

Boots can be placed in the fourth armor slot of a player's inventory for activation.

Defense points[edit]

Defense points are each signified by half of a chestplate in the armor bar above the health bar. Each defense point reduces any damage dealt to the player that is absorbed by armor by 4%, increasing additively with the number of defense points. Different materials and combinations of armor provide different levels of defense.

The following table shows the amount of defense points added by boots.

Material
Leather 1 ()
Golden 1 ()
Chainmail 1 ()
Iron 2 ()
Diamond 3 ()
Netherite‌[upcoming: 1.16 & 1.16] 3 ()

Durability[edit]

The following table shows the amount of damage each piece of armor can absorb before being destroyed.

Any "hit" from a damage source that can be blocked by armor removes one point of durability from each piece of armor worn. Damage taken that armor doesn't protect (such as falling or drowning) does not damage the armor, even if it is enchanted to protect against that type of damage. The following chart displays how many hits boots can endure.

Material
Leather 65
Golden 91
Chainmail/Iron 195
Diamond 429
Netherite‌[upcoming: 1.16 & 1.16] 481

Repair[edit]

Boots may be repaired by using them along with some of their crafting material (leather, gold ingots, iron ingots, diamonds or netherite ingots‌[upcoming: 1.16 & 1.16]) in an anvil. Chainmail boots may be repaired in this way with iron ingots. They may also be repaired by crafting them together with another pair of boots of like material, or with the Mending enchant.

Enchantments[edit]

Boots can receive the following enchantments:

Enchantment Max Level Notes
Fire Protection IV [note 1]
Projectile Protection IV [note 1]
Blast Protection IV [note 1]
Protection IV [note 1]
Feather Falling IV
Unbreaking III
Thorns III [note 2]
Frost Walker II [note 3][note 4]
Depth Strider III [note 4]
Mending - [note 3]
Curse of Binding - [note 3]
Curse of Vanishing - [note 3]
Soul Speed[upcoming: 1.16] III
  1. a b c d Fire Protection, Blast Protection, Projectile Protection and Protection are mutually exclusive
  2. Only from using an anvil and enchanted books.
  3. a b c d Only from using an anvil and enchanted books, or by finding enchanted boots in an End city chest.
  4. a b Frost Walker and Depth Strider are mutually exclusive

Smelting usage[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Iron Nugget or
Gold Nugget
Iron Boots or
Chainmail Boots or
Golden Boots +
Any fuel


0.1

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Let it Go!Using the Frost Walker boots, walk on at least 1 block on frozen water on a deep ocean20GBronze

Data values[edit]

Item Namespaced ID Numeric ID‌[BE only]
Leather Boots leather_boots 301
Chainmail Boots chainmail_boots 305
Iron Boots iron_boots 309
Diamond Boots diamond_boots 313
Golden Boots golden_boots 317
Netherite Boots‌[upcoming: 1.16 & 1.16.0] netherite_boots ???

History[edit]

Java Edition Indev
0.3120091231-2 Studded boots can now be seen in the inventory.[more information needed]
February 9, 2010Notch revealed armor.png Notch revealed new models for armor, which included boots.
20100218Leather Boots JE1.png Chainmail Boots JE1 BE1.png Iron Boots JE1 BE1.png Golden Boots JE1 BE1.png Diamond Boots JE1 BE1.png
Leather Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Iron Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Golden Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Diamond Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Added cloth, chain, iron, gold, and diamond boots[verify]
Boots can now be crafted and worn.
Boots now function, giving 3 (). Boots have limited durability, with lower tier boots less durable than higher tier boots.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.8"Wool boots" have been renamed to "leather boots".
Leather boots are now crafted with leather instead of wool.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseThe armor protection behavior has been changed. Previous to this update, the total armor protection is based in this equation: (((total equipped armor damage reduction − 1) × (all equipped armor max damagetotal equipped armor damage)) ÷ (total equipped armor max damage + 1)).
October 3, 2011The first images of a player wearing enchanted armor, including boots, are revealed.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Iron boots can now be found in the new stronghold altar chests.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Boots can now be enchanted.
1.112w01aIron boots can now be found in the new blacksmith chests in villages.
1.3.112w15a⇧ Shift+clicking can now be used to equip boots.
12w21aChain boots can now be obtained legitimately in survival mode through trading.
Blacksmith villagers now sell chain boots for 5–6 emeralds.
Blacksmith villagers now sell diamond boots for 7 emeralds.
Blacksmith villagers now sell iron boots for 4–5 emeralds.
Butcher villagers now sell leather boots for 2-3 emeralds.
1.4.212w32aMob armor has been reintroduced. A partial or full set of any armor is now sometimes worn by zombies, skeletons and zombie pigmen, with the likelihood increasing with difficulty.
August 17, 2012Jeb and Dinnerbone tweeted pictures of dyeable leather armor, including boots.[citation needed]
12w34aLeather boots can now be dyed by crafting leather boots with dyes. Dyes can be removed by using dyed leather boots on a cauldron with water.
Leather Boots JE2 BE1.png Leather Boots (Item) JE2.png Default leather boots are now slightly darker.
12w36aDyed leather boots are now more saturated and have a slight tint of tan in respect to the default armor color.
Wither skeletons can now spawn wearing boots.
12w37aLeather Boots (Item) JE3 BE2.png[more information needed] Leather boots now have non-dyed parts. This has been implemented so that players can distinguish between other types of armor and similarly colored leather armor.
1.513w04aBoots in the player's hand can now be equipped by right-clicking.
Dispensers can now equip nearby players with boots.
1.7.213w36aLeather boots can now be obtained as one of the "junk" items through fishing.
1.814w02aArmorer villagers now sell chain boots for 5–7 emeralds.
Armorer villagers no longer sell diamond boots.
Armorer villagers no longer sell iron boots.
Leatherworker villagers no longer sell leather boots.
14w05aBoots no longer turn red when mobs and players are hurt.
14w06aBoota are now visible on giants.
14w25aChain boots can no longer be crafted anymore due to the item form of fire being removed.
1.915w31aEnchanted iron and diamond boots can now be found in end city ship chests.
Mobs now wear armor from the bottom to the top, rather than from the top to the bottom. This means that a mob with three armor pieces, for example, spawn with all armor except a helmet.
15w34bBoots' durability now affects armor value.
15w36aArmor value andenchantment calculations have been changed. For the original values, see here.
15w36dBoots' durability affecting value has been removed.
Boots now have an attribute controlling the defense points.
15w50aAdded equip sounds for boots.
16w02aArmor value and enchantment calculations have been changed again.
16w05aArmor value calculations have been changed, once again.
1.11.116w50aGolden, chain and iron boots can now be smelted down into one of their respective nuggets. Chain boots smelt into iron nuggets.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, these items' numeral IDs were 298 through 317.[more information needed]
18w11aEnchanted leather boots can now generate in the chests of shipwrecks.
18w20aChain armor boots have been renamed to "chainmail".
1.1418w43aLeather Boots JE3 BE2.png Chainmail Boots JE2 BE2.png Iron Boots JE2 BE2.png Golden Boots JE2 BE2.png Diamond Boots JE2 BE2.png
Leather Boots (Item) JE4 BE3.png Chainmail Boots (Item) JE2 BE2.png Iron Boots (Item) JE2 BE2.png Golden Boots (Item) JE2 BE2.png Diamond Boots (Item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of leather, chainmail, iron, golden, and diamond boots have been changed.
19w08aGolden Boots (Item) JE3 BE3.png The textures of gold boots items have been changed.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1620w06aNetherite Boots JE2.png Netherite Boots (Item) JE1.png Added netherite boots.
Netherite boots are obtained by combining diamond boots and one netherite ingot in a crafting table.
20w09aDiamond Boots (Item) JE3 BE3.png The texture of diamond boots items has been changed.
20w10aNetherite Boots JE2.png Netherite Boots (Item) JE2.png The texture of netherite boots has been changed.
Netherite boots can no longer be crafted.
Netherite boots are now obtained by combining diamond boots and one netherite ingot in a smithing table.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.6.0Leather Boots JE2 BE1.png Chainmail Boots JE1 BE1.png Iron Boots JE1 BE1.png Golden Boots JE1 BE1.png Diamond Boots JE1 BE1.png
Leather Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Iron Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Golden Boots (Item) JE3 BE3.png Diamond Boots (Item) JE2 BE2.png Added boots.
0.8.0? The leather boots sprites have been changed to that of the PC version, but its armor model remains that of older versions.
0.9.0build 1Iron boots now naturally generates in village chests and a stronghold altar chest.
0.12.1build 1Chainmail boots can now be obtained in survival mode from a mob wearing it.
Leather boots can now be obtained from fishing as a "junk" item.
0.14.0build 1Leather boots can now be dyed and the model has been updated.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Enchanted iron boots and enchanted diamond boots can now be found inside chests within end city.
1.0.4alpha 1.0.4.0Chainmail boots are now sold by armorer smith villagers via trading.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Golden, chain and iron boots can now be smelted down into one of their respective nuggets.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Chainmail boots now generate in buried treasure chests.
Enchanted leather boots can now be found inside shipwreck supply room chests.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Iron boots now can be found in plains village weaponsmith chests.
Leather boots can now be found inside plains village tannery chests.
Leather Boots JE3 BE2.png Diamond Boots JE2 BE2.png Iron Boots JE2 BE2.png Golden Boots JE2 BE2.png
Leather Boots (Item) JE4 BE3.png Diamond Boots (Item) JE2 BE2.png Iron Boots (Item) JE2 BE2.png Golden Boots (Item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of boots have been changed.[more information needed]
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Iron boots now can be found in savanna, taiga, desert, snowy taiga and snowy tundra village weaponsmith chests.
Leather boots can now be found inside savanna, taiga, desert, snowy taiga and snowy tundra village tannery chests.
beta 1.11.0.4Pillagers and vindicators that spawn in raids can now drop iron boots.
Iron and diamond boots are now sold by armorer villagers.
beta 1.11.0.5Golden Boots (Item) JE3 BE3.png The textures of golden boots items have been changed.
1.12.0beta 1.12.0.2Armor Stand with Leather Armor MCPE-44669.png Leather boots no longer show as being dyed properly when worn by armor stands.
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.1Leather boots now appear dyed properly when worn by armor stands.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Netherite Boots JE1.png Netherite Boots (Item) BE1.png Added netherite boots.
Netherite boots are obtained by combining diamond boots and one netherite ingot in a crafting table.
Diamond Boots (Item) JE3 BE3.png The texture of diamond boots items have been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Leather Boots JE2 BE1.png Leather Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Added leather boots.
Iron Boots JE1 BE1.png Iron Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Added iron boots.
Golden Boots JE1 BE1.png Golden Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Added golden boots.
Diamond Boots JE1 BE1.png Diamond Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Added diamond boots.
TU5Chainmail Boots JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Added chain boots.
Added a quick equip for boots to the inventory interface.
TU121.03Leather Boots (Item) JE3 BE2.png The textures for leather boots items have been changed.
TU141.05Leather boots can now be dyed.
Item repair can now repair boots.
TU25CU131.16Boots now have the quick equip functionality.
TU53CU431.49Patch 231.0.3Golden, chain and iron boots can now be smelted down into one of their respective nuggets. Chain boots smelt into iron nuggets.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Leather Boots JE3 BE2.png Leather Boots (Item) JE4 BE3.png The textures of leather boots have been changed.
Chainmail Boots JE2 BE2.png Chainmail Boots (Item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of chainmail boots have been changed.
Iron Boots JE2 BE2.png Iron Boots (Item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of iron boots have been changed.
Golden Boots JE2 BE2.png Golden Boots (Item) JE3 BE3.png The textures of gold boots have been changed.
Diamond Boots JE2 BE2.png Diamond Boots (Item) JE2 BE2.png The textures of diamond boots have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Leather Boots JE2 BE1.png Leather Boots (Item) JE3 BE2.png Added leather boots.
Chainmail Boots JE1 BE1.png Chainmail Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Added chain boots.
Iron Boots JE1 BE1.png Iron Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Added iron boots.
Golden Boots JE1 BE1.png Golden Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Added golden boots.
Diamond Boots JE1 BE1.png Diamond Boots (Item) JE1 BE1.png Added diamond boots.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Boots" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Leather armor originally used textures from one of Notch's previous games, Legend of the Chambered.
  • The netherite boots are the only type of boots to have a differently shaped item sprite when compared to the other boot types.

Gallery[edit]

Enchanted Boots[edit]

References[edit]