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All condition, all-terrain, all-season paw wear. Pair of 2 Boots.
Ruffwear has revolutionized canine paw wear. Ruffwear's Grip Trex Dog Boots feature two major advancements in dog boots: an upper inspired by human shoes and a high performance Vibram sole. At Waggle we've been carrying Ruff Wear Grip Trex Dog Boots for 10 years now and they have been one of our most popular products due to their innovative design and durability.
Worn by Australian Police Dogs, Australian Military Canine Units, all the Guide Dogs in NSW and WA, and working dogs across Australia and the rest of the world, these dog boots are practical no nonsense footwear for active dogs and working dogs alike. They protect the dog's paw pads from broken glass, hot bitumen and concrete footpaths as well as thorns and bindi eyes. They are also very effective in protecting against contact allergies to grass etc..
For all service dogs that are taken into shopping centres and department stores these shoes provide reliable grip on the smooth tiled floors and protect their wearers toes when alighting on to or off escalators and so are a great idea for dogs living on tiles and floor boards whose paws are inclined to slip causing discomfort and possibly injury to tendons in knees and elbows.
Built on an anatomical mold, just like human shoes, the boot's upper maintains a consistent size, shape, and fit. The revolutionary upper design and construction ensures the boots are easy to put on, easy to secure, provide continued comfort, and most importantly, the boots stay on paws-from the first mile to the last. Closure system combines hook-and-loop with hardware, cinching around the narrowest part of the dog’s leg to provide a secure fit.
For the revolutionary sole, Ruffwear partnered with Vibram the world's leading developer of soles for active pursuits. The partnership produced the unique Grip Trex design with omnidirectional treads and traction zones customized to the demanding needs of active dogs.
The sole generates unequaled grip, traction, durability, and performance. Together, these two advancements produce a completely revolutionary dog boot from top to bottom. Put Ruff Wear's Bark'n Boots Grip Trex on your dog and unleash the canine athlete inside, then do your best to keep up with your four-legged friend and enjoy the fun.
Keep in mind that if the boots are worn for long stretches of time it is a good idea to take the boots off and let your dog's paws have a little breather when possible - especially in summer.
- Protects dogs’ paws from extreme environments
- Non-marking Vibram® outsole with a new, multi-directional, flexible lug design gives your dog tactile control on varied terrain
- Tightly woven air mesh keeps dirt and debris out while providing superior ventilation
- Reliable, intuitive YKK® hook-and-loop cinch closure system
- Gusset design provides wide opening for easy on and off
- 3M™ reflective details provide low-light visibility from multiple angles
Getting the right fit is really essential.
To ensure a proper fit (and to ensure the boots stay on) it is important to measure both your dog's front paws and back paws. Frequently back paws are smaller than front paws. We sell the boots in pairs of 2 to draw attention to this paw size difference. Not all dogs have front paws which are larger but it's really important to check this before ordering 4 boots of the same size. Never assume paw size is based on your dog's overall size...make sure to measure using our easy directions below.
Measuring Paw Width
- Have your dog stand on a firm surface (wood, linoleum, or concrete).
- Place a piece of blank paper under a front paw.
- Mark the paper at the paw's widest point on the left and right edges of the paw (see graphic on size chart).
- Be sure to measure a front paw and a back paw as they may be different sizes.
- Use a ruler to measure the distance from the left mark to the right mark on the paper.
- Use the Size Chart to determine the proper sizing for both the front & back paws
Trying Out Your New Boots
When you receive your new boots please be sure to give them a good solid go on your dog INSIDE before going outside. We want your dog to be comfy! We are more than happy to refund or exchange items as long as they have not been worn outside and are still in NEW condition. No questions asked!
For best results when trying out new boots pop the boots onto your dog and launch right into an activity your dog loves. It's a good idea to involve toys or treats. Reward your dog for good work done and do not be surprised to see your dog walking as if he or she is on the moon. Most dogs adjust to boots in no time. You might want to have your video camera out for the initial trials as it can be quite entertaining to watch.
Will The Boots Fall Off?
If you get the right measurements your new boots should stay without any issues. The boots are most likely to fall off when your dog is first wearing them as they tend to walk a bit wildly. For this reason and for sizing purposes it's important to give them a go inside the house first. Whe you do try them out outside the first couple of times you might want to keep an eye on your canine adventurer. As your dog adjusts to the boots they are much less likely to pop off.
Do You Need To Get The Boot Liners Too
This is a question I am asked often. My view is that the Ruffwear Boot Liners add a lot of value at little expense. Putting the liners on your dog is a snap. And once you have the liners on slipping the paws into the boots is much easier. All the digits of the paw are confined nicely and it's smooth sailing. They also provide comfort for your dog by wicking away moisture from the paw. Your dog sweats from the paw. It's one of the only places a dog perspires. Also the liners will reduce friction on the paws. You know the feeling when your sockless foot rubs on the inside of a shoe. Best to avoid I reckon. Both the liners & boots can be thrown into the washing machine and will dry pretty quickly so you should be fine with one set of each.
"I have been using the same pair of rough wear boots on my service dog Kane since 2008. They are invaluable in protecting the pads of his paws from hot bitumen and concrete when crossing roads or walking down footpaths. They provide excellent protection from broken glass, thorns and bindi eyes and other sharp objects. In shopping malls and department stores the soles provide great grip and they protect Kane's toes when we get on and off escalators. Most importantly Kane loves them. As soon as I put the boots on Kane he does a three point turn dance on the spot and looks expectantly at the door. He loves them and loves to race around madly in off leash parks with them on. Amazingly they stay on. Wearing his boots Kane is a different dog. I recommend these boots for service dogs or pets equally and find the socks help to keep the shoes clean on the inside." Ben Dieirkz, Leichhardt NSW
Tysons is happy wearing his shoes. Tysons mum Cheryl, Atherton QLD
This is a happy picture of my dog Zara who has cracked paw pads and is now able to walk comfortably thanks to your comfy shoes Lesley, Bright VIC
Our dog wouldn't stop licking her paws. She was wearing a plastic cone from the vet for weeks on end with no improvement. These boots got her out of the cone and broke the habit of continual licking. They are amazing. Take the time to measure your dog's paws correctly though. Great product and fantastic on tiles/wooden floors - wish I had them for my senior dogs when they were alive. Nicole , Castle Hill NSW
Really happy with the Grip Trex boots. I bought these for my 13 year old Boxer dog who had done an injury to one of his feet and had sore pads. The boots have helped his pads heal and have given him extra stability while he walks. They fit my dogs foot perfectly and my dog loves them! Kerry, SANDY BAY TAS
Our 11 year old blue heeler required protective footwear after developing a neurological disorder. He was often dragging his rear legs along the ground resulting in cuts and scraps. Following vet advice we looked on the internet for a suitable product that would be hard wearing as we live in a bush environment and provide the support required. The Ruffwear Dog Boots Grip Trex fitted the bill and was highly recommended by other customers.The ordering was easy and the product arrived quickly. Our dog Wallace loves wearing his new boots. The sizing guide was accurate and the boots are easy to slip on and adjust. They have increased Wally's confidence and he is now more active outdoors. We will be purchasing another pair in a different colour in the future. Sally , New Norfolk TAS
Read 211 customer reviews of Ruffwear Dog Boots Grip Trex (2 Boots).The average customer rating is 4.8.
Posted by Tysons mum Cheryl
Tysons is happy wearing his shoes.
Posted by Lesley
This is a happy picture of my dog Zara who has cracked paw pads and is now able to walk comfortably thanks to your comfy shoes
Posted by Nicole
Our dog wouldn't stop licking her paws. She was wearing a plastic cone from the vet for weeks on end with no improvement. These boots got her out of the cone and broke the habit of continual licking. They are amazing. Take the time to measure your dog's paws correctly though. Great product and fantastic on tiles/wooden floors - wish I had them for my senior dogs when they were alive.
Posted by Kerry
Really happy with the Grip Trex boots. I bought these for my 13 year old Boxer dog who had done an injury to one of his feet and had sore pads. The boots have helped his pads heal and have given him extra stability while he walks. They fit my dogs foot perfectly and my dog loves them!
Posted by Sally
Our 11 year old blue heeler required protective footwear after developing a neurological disorder. He was often dragging his rear legs along the ground resulting in cuts and scraps. Following vet advice we looked on the internet for a suitable product that would be hard wearing as we live in a bush environment and provide the support required. The Ruffwear Dog Boots Grip Trex fitted the bill and was highly recommended by other customers.The ordering was easy and the product arrived quickly. Our dog Wallace loves wearing his new boots. The sizing guide was accurate and the boots are easy to slip on and adjust. They have increased Wally's confidence and he is now more active outdoors. We will be purchasing another pair in a different colour in the future.
Posted by Sharon
Very pleased with the boots, delivered fast and easy to put on. My boy took to them straight away and much easier for him to walk. His nails are starting to grow back as the boots protect him as he drags his feet.
Posted by SMB
Quality is really great. But size was difficult as I expected. I bought for my bulldog as he drags his knuckles. The boot is too long in length with the strap area that it would go over his ankle to strap properly which meant he couldn't walk. He has little stumpy legs with big paws.
Posted by Scott Reid
The Ruffwear Grip Tex Dog Boots are a great product as well as the socks. Over the last 12 months, my Lab (Carly) has suffered on and off from a reoccurring infection between two of her toes/claws on her left front foot. In the past, to stop her from licking the wound and further aggravating and prolonging the recovery, I've fitted an elizabethan collar. Since using the boots and socks, I believe the boot has enabled the wound to heal much quicker, as 1. The wound stays clean allowing the medication (cream) to work, and 2. The boot stops her foot from splaying when she stands and therefore separating her toes, which also opens the wound. They are well made, and most importantly, Carly has adapted very well to wearing the boot, so yes, I’m extremely happy with this product and if the infection returns, I will certainly be using the boots and socks again. The company is also great to deal with, extremely helpful.
Posted by Bernie & Barb
We had a serious issue to resolve. We are travelling on a holiday, down the east coast from Cairns to Vic; and our female Sheltie began to limp so badly that she became lame in one front-leg. We visited a Vet (Ben @ Greencross Indooroopilly Qld), & was advised that an operation to try to fix her damaged toe-tendons would cost upwards of $10,000, and might not even help to cure the problem. OR Try a pair of dog-boots first. He suggested Ruffwear Boots from Waggle as they had a reputation for being well-made, easy to fit & a reliable company. We rang & bought a pair of their smallest boots & they arrived 3 days later, by post. They have been brilliant from the get-go & solved her lameness & limp. Many people stop us to ask about the 'boots'' & are amazed when we tell them our story. They often ask for the Brand Name etc, to follow for themselves. We love them & so does our dog.Bernie & Barb
Posted by Lambhead
So far the boots are great. Super grippy. Just don’t get them wet before going onto tiles. Great dog boots! Grab some.
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Easy 100 Day Returns
We want your dog to be comfortable. And we want you to be worry free.
That's why we make returns so easy.
If you purchase an item that is not the right size or fit, we are more than happy for you to return it for a refund as long as it is returned in a new, resalable condition with all packaging intact within 100 days.
Just pop the item back to us in the post along with a note explaining the reason for return and we will refund your original purchase as soon as we receive the item you return.
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