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All condition, all-terrain, all-season paw protection. Pair of 2 Dog Boots.
I've been been kitting Aussie dogs out in Grip Trex Dog Boots since 2006! That's a HECK of a LOT of DOG BOOTS. You might be quite surprised at the demand for dog boots here in Australia. I know you are on this page for a reason but have you ever seen dogs out and about wearing boots? Maybe not. You might think you are the only one needing them. Not. The. Case!
Dogs require boots for so many different reasons.
- To provide traction for dogs who slip or can't stand
- To help for dogs with arthritis
- To protect paws on hot pavement and rough terrain
- To protect paws from grass seeds and bindis
- To protect wounds while healing
- To protect cracked paws while healing
- To prevent paw contact with allergens
- To protect paws that get dragged
- To protect service and working dogs' paws
What I've learned from 15 Years of selling Dog Boots
Ruffwear Boots go the extra mile. Customers tell me often that they tried other dog boots first and the boots fell off, wore out or just plain didn't do the job. Ruffwear are not the cheapest boot on the market... BUT... with Ruffwear you get a super comfy, super durable, well fitting and breathable boot. That's not done on the cheap.
Ruffwear revolutionized dog boot design when they came out with the Grip Trex Boots featuring an upper inspired by human shoes and a high performance Vibram sole. This changed everything.
Built on an anatomical mold just like human shoes
The Grip Trex Boot's upper maintains a consistent size, shape, and fit. The wide gusseted mouth ensures the boots are easy to put on, and a velcro strap makes them easy to secure. These boots provide continued comfort and a great fit.
HALLELUJAH these boots STAY ON!
Grip Trex Boots have a closure system combining hook-and-loop with hardware, cinching around the narrowest part of the dog’s leg to provide a secure fit. And the answer to the million dollar question is... Yes! Provided you have the right size these boots stay on.
Unequaled grip, traction, durability and perfomance.
For the sole Ruffwear partnered with Vibram, the world's leading developer of soles for human active sports shoes, to produce the Grip Trex sole design with omnidirectional treads and traction zones customised to the demanding needs of dogs. This sole is is impenetrable to even the nastiest bindis and grass seeds Australia can muster up.
#1 Choice for Australian Army, Australian Police and Guide Dogs
Worn by Australian Police Dogs, Australian Military Canine Units, all the Guide Dogs in Australia, 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 bindies. They are also very effective in protecting against contact allergies.
Grip Trex Boots are sold in pairs of 2 boots.
Frequently back paws are smaller than front paws. To ensure a proper fit it's important to measure one of your dog's front paws and one back paw. I sell the boots in pairs of 2 to draw attention to this paw size difference and allow for the best fit for all four paws. Not all dogs have front paws which are larger but it's vital 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 the easy directions below.
Let me help you get the RIGHT size the FIRST time!
Ruffwear base their size chart solely on the paw width measurement. I have been selling these boots long enough to know that sometimes a couple of other measurements can really come in handy. I am more than happy to exchange your boots (or refund) provided the boots are still in new condition. But to make things easiest for you it's best we nail the size the first time.
So lets do this!
1) Stand your dog on a sheet of paper. With your dog bearing weight on the paw first trace to either side of one front paw and then one back paw.
2) Do each paw 3 times. Dogs are wiggly. That's a wonderful thing about them... except when measuring paws!
3) Measure (in mm) the distance between the traced lines for the front paws and then for the back paws. Get your final width measurement for a front paw and a back paw by taking an average of your front paw widths and your back paw widths.
4) Use the Paw Width (mm) row on the chart below to determine what size boots the paws require. Do NOT add any extra padding for - anything including liners. That is ALL figured in.
9 times out of 10 the paw width alone gets the job done.
But as I want to get you the RIGHT size the FIRST time I'm going to give you a couple other measurements that you may find useful if your dog has particularly chunky paws or particularly long paws.
For dogs with chunky paws
If your dog has quite chunky paws (appear almost square in shape ... Labs, Great Danes, etc) I recommend doing a paw circumference measurement. Just wrap a measuring tape around your dog's paw from top to bottom to top (see picture above) and determine the size boot mouth your dog's paw will require to enter. Do the measurement a few times and average. Wiggle factor, remember? Check your final measurement with the Max Paw Circumference that I've provided. If you run into a challenge just ring 0425 365 643 and I'll help you figure it out.
For dogs with long paws
If your dog has particularly long paws (Whippets, Greyhounds and other long pawed beauties) I recommend doing a paw length measurement. For this one measure the length of your dog's paw. Remember to measure more than once and average. Check it with the Boot Length Measurement that I've provided. If you have questions just give me a ring on 0425 365 643 and I'll be happy to help.
Give your new boots a solid go inside before going outside
I'm Zoe and this is Chewie. Your dog's comfort and your happiness are our top priorities. We are more than happy to refund or exchange any items as long as they have not been worn outside and are still in NEW condition. No questions asked!
For best results pop the boots onto your dog and launch right into an activity your dog loves. Reward your dog for good work done and do not be surprised to see your dog walking as if moonwalking. Most dogs adjust to boots in no time. Many become very aware at how helpful the boots can be for their issues and will be very happy to put them on. You might want to have your video camera out for the initial trials as it can be quite entertaining to watch.
Do You Need To Get The Boot Liners Too?
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. The liners will reduce friction on the paws. You know the feeling when your sockless foot rubs on the inside of a shoe. Better to avoid.
Just throw them in the washing machine to clean
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.
Awesome product, our sons assistance dog loves them and they are so stylish. Highly recommend Ian Williams, Ellenbrook WA
Thank you Waggle for my sanity. Chans new boots have been a life saver for in between his toes with the abundance of grass seeds this season. Geraldine Hannon, GOOBARRAGANDRA NSW
Streamline process for ordering, great communication, prompt delivery despite COVID-19 !Being the first pair of shoes ever purchased for a dog, the foot measuring tool was spot on, the shoes were of a high quality and as they were purchased for medical purposes, am impressed how they have done the job of improving my dog's mobility, protecting a wound and ensuring her safety 100%. Money well spent.Excellent customer service, very satisfied client. Well done Waggle Jay, Brighton VIC
My Service Dog Needed Boots for when we are on the Bitumen road at work.These Boots were Recommended by other's.Easy to Measure and Just as Easy to Fit.Only took a short time for My Penny to become at ease with wearing them. Glenn and Penny, Gunn NT
A fantastic idea for therapy dogs, hypoallergenic dogs, or dogs going hiking with their human counterparts. Customer service was amazing as first time I ordered these, and a few other things, it was for my previous dog who was tragically killed the day before the order arrived :(Again amazing service and help when ordering this time and I ordered the incorrect size. No troubles at all to return and receive the correct size. It took about four steps from my dog, and lots of falling about laughing from me, for him to be happy in these boots. The only trouble I've had is I find the socks slide down into the shoes if I don't fold them over the top of the shoes' velcro. A great product that even a few years in are still in great shape - even after swimming, that was unexpected. Kate Jardine, Beerwah QLD
Read 229 customer reviews of Ruffwear Dog Boots Grip Trex (2 Boots).The average customer rating is 4.8.
Posted by Ian Williams
Awesome product, our sons assistance dog loves them and they are so stylish. Highly recommend
Posted by Geraldine Hannon
Thank you Waggle for my sanity. Chans new boots have been a life saver for in between his toes with the abundance of grass seeds this season.
Posted by Jay
Streamline process for ordering, great communication, prompt delivery despite COVID-19 !Being the first pair of shoes ever purchased for a dog, the foot measuring tool was spot on, the shoes were of a high quality and as they were purchased for medical purposes, am impressed how they have done the job of improving my dog's mobility, protecting a wound and ensuring her safety 100%. Money well spent.Excellent customer service, very satisfied client. Well done Waggle
Posted by Glenn and Penny
My Service Dog Needed Boots for when we are on the Bitumen road at work.These Boots were Recommended by other's.Easy to Measure and Just as Easy to Fit.Only took a short time for My Penny to become at ease with wearing them.
Posted by Kate Jardine
A fantastic idea for therapy dogs, hypoallergenic dogs, or dogs going hiking with their human counterparts. Customer service was amazing as first time I ordered these, and a few other things, it was for my previous dog who was tragically killed the day before the order arrived :(Again amazing service and help when ordering this time and I ordered the incorrect size. No troubles at all to return and receive the correct size. It took about four steps from my dog, and lots of falling about laughing from me, for him to be happy in these boots. The only trouble I've had is I find the socks slide down into the shoes if I don't fold them over the top of the shoes' velcro. A great product that even a few years in are still in great shape - even after swimming, that was unexpected.
Posted by Kovi
Great from the very beginning, no need to wear-in. We use booties for our greyhound, who has a tendency to get glass and grit stuck in his paws. We were originally using the ruffwear summit trex boots, which were fine, but the grip trex boots seem to be softer on top with more flexibility to the sole (we also put ruffwear socks underneath).
Posted by Heather Clapham
Easy internet experience, boots fit well , definitely worth using the sizing guide. The suggestion to combine the purchase with a pair of socks was also a winner - boots much easier and more comfortable to fit when using the socks - and will also allow use of a small dressing for a foot wound without dislodging it. Took the horrid mongrel about ten minutes to work out that he could gallop about like a mad thing, and has been excited ever since to get his new footwear on. He is comfortable and secure, the boots fit well and show no signs of coming off on our usual 12K walk in rough country with plenty of hunting side trips. A great product, thank you.
Posted by Cameron Sherwood
Ted is my 3.5yr old Retriever/Lab X service dog and he goes everywhere with me.He's been fantastic, however there's been a few times while walking through shopping centres his front paws have slipped on the polished floors, which has made him anxious and has taken a while to settle back down again, so I've avoided going anywhere that has polished floors if I can. We got his a couple of different types of "Dog Shoes" online, but they were really difficult to try and fit on him, and they only stayed on for around 10 seconds at best. Sure, the Ruffwear boots are certainly not cheap, but wow, what a difference?When Ted's new Ruffwear Grip Trex boots arrived,,, I had to head into town that day for an appointment, so I fitted his new boots and it took him just a few paces to get used to them. After my appointment I took him for a test run where he'd previously slipped and instead of being hesitant when approaching shiny floors, he now just struts his stuff with full confidence, not to mention him loving all the extra attention he gets with his trendy new boots. Aside from helping me get out and about in public, he also comes along to help out with doing track marshalling and vehicle recovery at Off Road Racing events. But one of the biggest problems we've had is the endless nasty prickles getting in his feet, so I was eager to test them out in that type of environment. A week after getting the new boots, we headed down to Goondiwindi for a big Off Road race, and every other year it has been terrible for the prickles, but this year, with his new boots he only had to worry about prickles in his bum. He wasn't overly impressed having to have them on at first, but once he worked out he didn't have to worry about the prickles in his feet, just like the shiny floors, he was bounding through the bush having a blast. With summer coming along, I think I'm going to be far less concerned about how his feet are going with hot concrete and the like tooI wish I got them sooner,,,, Highly recommended
Posted by Katie
Our poor Lili girl has problems with her feet and when we walk her she is left with cuts on them. Lili loves her walks and we use Ruffwear Dog Boots to protect her feet from rough surfaces! No more cut feet for Lili and she can now enjoy her walks again!!
Posted by Cathy
These boots are great! My dog walked a bit awkward at first and worked out how to undo the velcros strap and remove them! A tab cover over the strap may easily prevent that happening. With a little persistence and lots of encouragement, he is wearing them on his daily walk without trying to get them off so over time hopefully, he will adjust. They offer great paw protection and grip (purchased after two paw cuts from broken bottles in bush areas requiring vet attention and surgery for one!). First sizing was a little small due to the fluffy coat of the labradoodle so exchanged for the larger size.
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Regular Delivery by Australia Post Parcel Post is $9.95.
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Country WA, NT: 5-7 days
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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.
You can place a new order for the correct size / fit item on the website anytime. No fuss, no waiting.
It's that easy.
Feel free to give us a ring on 1300 725 781 if you have any questions about sizing. We're here to help.