Every year, various fashion trends come to the Eurovision stage (we’re still recovering from all the white dresses of 2017). This year, it looks like boots (or boot-inspired looks) are being seen on the Tel Aviv stage.

But whose boots were the best? Check out the boot-ylicious looks and vote for your favourites. You can vote for as many boots as you like, but you can only vote once — so make it count!

Armenia: Srbuk’s mesh flex

These boots were made for walking out, y’all! Armenia’s Srbuk got flexible with her footwear. The “Walking Out” singer wore a black over-the-knee style made from a flexible yet stiff mesh material, combined with a chunky heel. While Srbuk may have been serving executive realness with her black power suit, the boots ensured she was combining business with pleasure.

Belarus: Zena’s personal branding

Zena showed up in a funky bodysuit, though possibly owing a creative debt to the opening titles of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. On her legs, she wore lace-up white boots, but she was careful to get her name out there. A strap across the top of each one was emblazoned with “Zena”, ensuring the Belarusian popstress would both look stylish and build her personal brand.

Cyprus: Tamta’s latex dip

Tamta’s jacket is famously ripped away in the “Replay” performance, but her boots ain’t going nowhere. The Cypriot star’s footwear looks so snug that we’re starting to wonder if her legs were dipped in latex. And if you were wondering what else goes with black skintight boots, the answer is chandelier underpants, of course.

Finland: Sebastian Rejman’s joots

We don’t know if jeans that look like boots are a thing or if indeed they are called joots, but we think that’s a perfect name for this unusual garment. While Darude hid behind his control desk and an interpretive dancer served Statue of Liberty realness, Sebastian Rejman rocked out in jeans that seemed to have leather boots sewn onto the legs. Well, at least it means the crotch area stays well ventilated.

Iceland: Hatari’s fat stacks

All the members of the Icelandic award-winning, anti-capitalist, BDSM-inspired, techno-dystopian, performance-art collective are wearing boots, but our eye is drawn to those worn by vocalist Klemens and dancers Sólbjört and Ástrós. The footwear is made from shiny PVC with towering stacked heels, all the better to crush capitalism.

Norway: Alexandra’s stealthy boots

At a distance, it isn’t always obvious that Alexandra Rotan from KEiiNO is wearing boots. Could it just be a dark shadow on the lower half of her legs? But no. We’ve checked and Alexandra is definitely wearing a pair of black over-the-knee boots. Those boots aren’t drawing attention to themselves — just being good supportive yet stylish footwear.

Who had the best boots in first rehearsals?

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Nicola
Nicola
1 year ago

Do a poll on who had the best use of the colour red in their rehearsal ??

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

Seems like Daz Sampson and Nona were prophetic when it comes to the significance of boots on ESC! 🙂

Also, Tamta and Hatari jointly win this debate for me!

Kris
Kris
1 year ago

I feel Armenia’s boots are underrated!
Tamta doesn’t look good in that look

Israeli
Israeli
1 year ago

Cyprus was great!

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 year ago

Saara Aalto

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Cyprus baby!

Fabio
Fabio
1 year ago

Hatari, obviously!

Andy
Andy
1 year ago

Regardless of the boots, does anybody else think that generally the outfits are a bit below par this year (obvs some might change in the second rehearsal)?

Una
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  Andy

I do wholeheartedly. My biggest criticism is about Romania. My top favourite song of the year with my top most favourite artists. But I can dislike their outfits though.
Now the real question!! Which act will get the Barbara Dex Award? Tough decisions in Eurovision 2019!!!!!
Last year was North Macedonia!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

Yes, now we get to speculate who will win the Barbara dex award.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Una

Actually I want Hatari to win as a consultation prize if they don’t win, like Verka in 2007.

Una
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Consolation prize maybe? I got your point anyway 🙂

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago
Reply to  Andy

Honestly…I’m so dissappointed in what I am seeing so far outfit-wise. Everyone’s either a candidate for the Barbara Dex or the “Barbara Bland” with an exception of only a couple entries.

Escfan
Escfan
1 year ago

So people voted for hatari’s boots because they love their song. Guys actually read the poll

Tia
Tia
1 year ago
Reply to  Escfan

What do you expect from clueless [email protected] fans

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago
Reply to  Escfan

Actually, you can’t even notice Alexandra’s boots, Sebastian’s jean boots are Barbara Dex worthy, Zena having her own name on her boots is super corny, Srbuk’s boots are kind of ugly and imo don’t fit the outfit, and so it boils down to either Tamta or Hatari and tbh Hatari’s boots go with the outfit more than Tamta’s.

So there you have it. Btw, I voted for both Hatari AND Tamta.

Next week
Next week
1 year ago

Who had best boobs in the first rehearsal?

(Just kidding dont be angry)

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 year ago
Reply to  Next week

No one can beat Poland 2014

Andrés Jakob Guðjónsson
Andrés Jakob Guðjónsson
1 year ago

HATARI boots of course 🙂

LookingAway
LookingAway
1 year ago

All of them are hideous, but Tamta has the most asexual figure and those boots amplify that.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago
Reply to  LookingAway

I think the word you’re looking for is actually “androgynous” but I agree.

I mean, all bodies are beautiful in their own way but she’s kind of like a mannequin in shape

As in she takes up little space so less fabric is needed

Harut Hovhannisyan
Harut Hovhannisyan
1 year ago

Armenia will shock everyone with shattere glass effect

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

ariana grande’s 2014 wardrobe is shaking

Lolo
Lolo
1 year ago

She still has them in her wardrobe!

Bottom
Bottom
1 year ago

Hatari! :3 :3

danny
danny
1 year ago

If you do it, do it right.
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pastel de nata
pastel de nata
1 year ago
Reply to  danny

If you’re gonna do it, do it right! 😉

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
1 year ago

For me, Tamta is serving even a bit more lady realness with that fabulous silver outfit than she does with her boots 🙂 Personally, I think Zena’s boots look the most comfy *_*

danny
danny
1 year ago

This article is genius, thank you Robyn Gallagher.
What is with all these boots, are in fashion or what? I never know what is in fashion.
If I have to pick something, I will choose H @ t @ r i because their boots breathe well, and are comfortable, and are especially designed for posture. Easy to wear summer boots. Something casual for traveling.

VanillaGirl
VanillaGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  danny

Exactly what I was thinking! ?

Meliris
Meliris
1 year ago

the boots that were specially designed to focus on Klemens’ posture ofcourse!

Esclover
Esclover
1 year ago
Reply to  Meliris

Especially designed for… And that has nothing to do with capitalism of course…

Rom
Rom
1 year ago

Finland heading for that Barbara Dex Award

CRISTIANO MESSI
CRISTIANO MESSI
1 year ago
Reply to  Rom

Don’t think it is a real award. It is just fake news.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago

It’s a joke award, like a razzie award for fashion. It’s been “handed” out since 1997 and named after the Belgian 1993 contestants Barbara dex because of her unflattering dress.

Una
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Dress that she had designed herself. LOL!

Ezal
Ezal
1 year ago

”While Srbuk may have been serving executive realness with her black power suit, the boots ensured she was combining business with pleasure.” LMAO, I’m screaming in the office right now, thank you Robin, you’re the best 😀
And answer to your question- nobody, ugh…

Minerva
Minerva
1 year ago

I like Zena’s! White boots look more ‘friendly’ 🙂

Tidge
Tidge
1 year ago

Sebastian’s boot jeans are so hideous that he shouldn’t qualify on that alone

Anzhi Makatxhakala
Anzhi Makatxhakala
1 year ago
Reply to  Tidge

What? Sebastian’s boots are the best ever in ESC. And his song is also very good. Better than Duncan and Soldi.
btw, Im very happy that Ukraine didn’t participe. They would have been the worst this year

Taco
Taco
1 year ago

Oh Anzhi, you do realise that taste is a mater of opinion? Your opinion is solid too of course, but unfortunately you have to point out that you love sebastian’s boots by being negative about so many people’s favorites. Why is that ?

Anzhi Makatxhakala
Anzhi Makatxhakala
1 year ago
Reply to  Taco

Just a troll. Dont care about him

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
1 year ago

I honestly thought that Sebastian’s boots were a weird shadow

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago

Or dyed denim. .