They are a variant of Iron Boots and have similar base attributes. However, what makes them superior is that they benefit from the Daedric Smithing perk, which vastly improves their armor rating when upgraded. This makes them comparable with some of the higher tier armors.
Ancient Nord Boots are relatively rare, as they cannot be obtained from defeated Draugr or crafted under normal circumstances. The following is a list of fixed locations where they can be found:
- Entire sets can be looted from the Dragon Cultists in Forelhost during the quest "Siege on the Dragon Cult."
- North Shriekwind Bastion - above the entrance to Shriekwind Bastion, leaning against an empty brazier which contains soul gems and an Ancient Nord War Axe.
- Forsaken Cave - just past the initial Draugr attack, in a corner shelf.