When I was little my Barbie has this exact pair of red lace-up boots, and she never took them off. I was head-over heels for those boots and have been on a casual look-out for ones in my size ever since. I came close in high school, but they were leaning a little too far toward the goth side of things.
Then I saw these. They're from Free People so the dream lives on, but I just think this is the perfect realization of those Barbie boots. One day!