Best Boots In Minecraft 1.19 [275+ Hours Experience]

Learn the best boots in Minecraft and how to make and mend them.

To start off boots are an essential part of your body armor in Minecraft but are often overlooked while starting off. Most players prioritize Chest Armor or helmet over boots in Minecraft, which is understandable. However, boots can not be overlooked in the game. There are a number of enchantments specific for boots, such as feather falling and frost walker. These enchantments are essential but will be wasted on the wrong pair of boots. 

There are six boots you can make in the game Leather, Chainmail, Gold, Iron, Diamond, and Nietherite. Now all of these shoes are useable at different parts of the game but you wouldn’t want to face the Ender Dragon with leather boots. Getting the right pair of boots is important, but if you are having trouble finding Netherite, you might have to substitute those boots.

Key Takeaways
  • Minecraft features six types of boots: Leather, Gold, Chainmail, Iron, Diamond, and Netherite.
  • Each boot type differs in defense and durability.
  • Netherite Boots are considered the best due to their exceptional durability and immunity to lava.
  • Boots share the same crafting recipe, except for Chainmail and Netherite boots, which cannot be crafted.
  • Chainmail boots can only be found or obtained through trading; to acquire Netherite Boots, you must upgrade Diamond Boots.
  • You can mend your boots using a grindstone or an Anvil.
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Our Picks And Comparison

Here’s a look at the comparison table which consists of some important stats and information regarding Minecraft boots:

RankBoots NameDurability PointsDefenseMaterials For CraftingAdditional Perks
1Netherite Boots481.03 (1.5 Armor)Nethierite Ingot and Diamond Boots10% knockback resistance
and burnproof
2Diamond Boots429.03 (1.5 Armor)4 DiamondsNone
Iron Boots195.02 (1 Armor)4 Iron IngotsNone
4Chainmail Boots195.01 (0.5 Armor)Found in Treasure chestsNone

Netherite Boots

Best Boots Minecraft Netherite Boots
Minecraft Netherite Boots – Image Captured by us

Netherite Boots are the strongest and most durable footwear in Minecraft, crafted from Netherite, the premier material for armor, tools, and weapons. These boots offer superior protection and durability compared to other footwear options.

Benefits of Netherite Boots:

  • Highest stats among all footwear in the game.
  • Provide significant armor and defense boosts.
  • Exceptional durability of 481, ensuring longevity and survivability.
  • Offer feather-falling properties, allowing players to withstand fall damage.

Crafting Netherite Boots:

  • Requires 4 Netherite Scraps, 4 Gold Ingots, and a pair of Diamond Boots.
  • Netherite Scraps are obtained by smelting Ancient Debris found in the Nether.
  • Craft a Netherite Ingot from Netherite Scraps and Gold Ingots.
  • Combine the Diamond Boots and Netherite Ingot using a Smithing Table to obtain Netherite Boots.

Diamond Boots

Boots Diamonds
Minecraft Diamond Boots – Image by eXputer

Now diamond boots aren’t going to be as durable as the Netherite ones, but they are a strong contender for the best pair of boots in Minecraft title. Here’s why:

  1. Ease of Crafting: Diamond boots are easy to craft compared to Netherite boots. All you need is four diamonds, which can be obtained by mining at level 11.
  2. Durability: While not as durable as Netherite boots, diamond boots still offer high durability, with 429 points, just slightly lower than Netherite.
  3. Protection: Diamond boots provide excellent protection, offering the same defense as Netherite boots against incoming damage.
  4. Availability: Diamonds are relatively easy to find compared to Netherite, especially with the Fortune enchantment, making diamond boots easier to obtain and repair.

Iron Boots

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Minecraft Iron Boots – Screenshot Grab: eXputer

The third best shoes in Minecraft 1.19 have to go to iron boots, they have pretty good stats and you can make them in the first 10 minutes of starting the game.

Here’s why they’re a great option:

  1. Cost-Effective: They are cheap to craft, requiring only two iron ingots, which are easily obtained by smelting iron ore found in caves or mines.
  2. Decent Stats: Iron boots have a durability of 195 and provide a defense rating of 2, making them suitable for early-game protection.
  3. Low Maintenance: Repairing iron boots is simple and cost-effective, requiring only iron ingots at an Anvil or combining two damaged boots at a Grindstone.
  4. Safety: In hardcore worlds or new worlds, acquiring a full set of iron armor, including boots, should be a top priority for early-game survival.

Chainmail Boots 

Boots Chainmail
Minecraft Chainmail Boots- Screenshot Captured by eXputer

Statistically, the best boots in Minecraft 1.19 after iron are Chainmail Boots. However, they will be so hard to obtain that it’s going to be a challenge just to obtain them. Here’s what we think:

  1. Limited Availability: Chainmail boots cannot be crafted, making them challenging to obtain. They are primarily found in chests, as drops from mobs wearing them, or through rare trades with ironsmith villagers.
  2. Rare and Hard to Replace: Due to their limited availability, losing chainmail boots can be problematic, as finding a replacement pair is difficult.
  3. Limited Practicality: While chainmail boots offer the same durability as iron boots, they lack the additional benefits of iron, such as ease of acquisition and higher defense.
  4. Not Ideal for Armor: With the same defense rating as leather and gold boots, chainmail boots are not the best choice for practical armor.

Recipe For Boots

 Boots Recipe
Minecraft Recipe For Boots- Image Credit Copyright: eXputer

The recipe for Boots is going to be quite simple, and you just need 4 of the resource that you are going to be using to make your new shoes. Whether it be Leather, Iron, or even diamonds, all you need is a crafting table. Once you have your material, you need to place them one over there other in two opposite collum. Make sure to leave the middle collum empty. Now collect your boots from the item box. 

A tip for making multiple of the same item such as boot is to shift-click the item box. For example, if you place a stack of iron ingots in each of the four boxes and then shift-click all the empty boxes in your inventory will be filled with iron boots. 

Upgrading To Netherite Boots

Netherite Boots
Minecraft Netherite Boots – Screenshot Grab: eXputer

The only shoes you can not craft are going to be the Netherite boots and that’s because they are considered an upgrade of the diamond boots. That is easier said than done and is a long and challenging process to obtain and complete the required steps. 

  1. Obtain Diamond Boots: Start by acquiring a pair of Diamond Boots, as they serve as the base for upgrading to Netherite Boots.
  2. Find Netherite: Netherite is one of the rarest materials in the game and is found in the Nether. Mine at around level 11 in the Nether to locate Ancient Debris, the primary source of Netherite.
  3. Craft Netherite Ingot: Smelt the Ancient Debris to obtain Netherite Scraps. Combine four Netherite Scraps with four Gold Ingots in a crafting table to create a Netherite Ingot.
  4. Upgrade to Netherite Boots: With the Netherite Ingot in hand, use a smithing table to upgrade the Diamond Boots to Netherite Boots. This process enhances the durability and makes them virtually indestructible.

Mending Your Boots

Grindstone And Anvil
Minecraft Anvil And Grindstone – Image Credit Copyright: eXputer

Sadly even Netherite boots aren’t Immortal and will eventually die if you don’t heal them. There are two ways to heal or mend your items. The first way is to use a Grindstone and grind two boots of the same kind together. However, that will remove the enchantments from your shoes. If you want to keep your significant enchantments, you should use the second method, which is by using the Anvil.

The grindstone is great if you have no enchantments and repairs boots a lot more than the Anvil. The grindstone even gives you XP for grinding your item. On the other hand, the Anvil will take away your exp levels each time you repair your Boots. Both work the same way, but you can use items such as diamonds for diamond shoes and Iron for irons boots to repair in an Anvil. 

Final Words

Now that you know which boots are the best in Minecraft 1.19, you are ready to enchant the right pair that is fit for you. If you are wondering what enchantments to use, our Best Enchantments For Boots guide will help you decide. You can also enchant other items such as  HelmetBowAxe, or even Swords.

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Daniyal is a Guides Writer and Editor at eXputer with over one year of experience in content writing. He's had a passion for tech and gaming for more than 15 years. Ever since his first console, the PS2, he's constantly branching off to different genres, and his go-to at the moment is the Souls experience pioneered by FromSoftware, which is evident by his 1,500+ hours of game time on Elden Ring. You can learn some more about Daniyal's gaming journey on his Steam & Xbox profiles.

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