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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
These boots are amazing. My old english needs them for my floorboards and the last ages . Buying them is really easy with this company and delivery is quick. Fiona Fleet, Callington SA
These are great! They are just as described, and the fit is excellent. They look very well-made - reminiscent of real human shoes instead of the usual low-grade “dog shoes” you usually find. They slid on easily and my pup got used to them very quickly! She’s a service dog in training so shoes are very important, and I’m satisfied that wearing these she will be safe and comfortable. Bonnie, Buddina QLD
We have an assistance dog & we bought these for the 40+ degree days he’s walking us around on the hot concrete. They fit perfectly & are excellent quality. Kate Scanlon, Minchinbury NSW
As my GSD, Rani, has sacro-illiac disease & drags her left rear leg, the Grip Tex boot helps protect her foot from being scraped along the ground. She has gone through 3 boots in 18months - the last one she ate after a week of wearing which is not to be recommended - so they are very hard wearing & well made. She never complains about wearing the boot & walks & runs with ease, so it must be comfortable for her. Highly recommended by both Rani & me. Jenny Lord, Sandringham VIC
Our 16yo Blue Heeler senior pup has trouble getting up and down and when she was standing, eating or drinking, her back legs would seem to slip from under her. We have noticed a great improvement with her being able to stand for longer and with less assistance from us when wearing these boots, which honestly is nearly all the time. Not only have they really helped her maintain grip when standing, but also when walking, alas no running any more. Easy to put on and remove, she doesn't mind them a bit. The only bad thing is we only bought boots for her back feet, we should have got all four. C Lowman, Tambourine Mountain QLD
Read 169 customer reviews of Ruffwear Dog Boots Grip Trex. The average customer rating is 4.8.
Posted by Fiona Fleet
These boots are amazing. My old english needs them for my floorboards and the last ages . Buying them is really easy with this company and delivery is quick.
Posted by Bonnie
These are great! They are just as described, and the fit is excellent. They look very well-made - reminiscent of real human shoes instead of the usual low-grade “dog shoes” you usually find. They slid on easily and my pup got used to them very quickly! She’s a service dog in training so shoes are very important, and I’m satisfied that wearing these she will be safe and comfortable.
Posted by Kate Scanlon
We have an assistance dog & we bought these for the 40+ degree days he’s walking us around on the hot concrete. They fit perfectly & are excellent quality.
Posted by Jenny Lord
As my GSD, Rani, has sacro-illiac disease & drags her left rear leg, the Grip Tex boot helps protect her foot from being scraped along the ground. She has gone through 3 boots in 18months - the last one she ate after a week of wearing which is not to be recommended - so they are very hard wearing & well made. She never complains about wearing the boot & walks & runs with ease, so it must be comfortable for her. Highly recommended by both Rani & me.
Posted by C Lowman
Our 16yo Blue Heeler senior pup has trouble getting up and down and when she was standing, eating or drinking, her back legs would seem to slip from under her. We have noticed a great improvement with her being able to stand for longer and with less assistance from us when wearing these boots, which honestly is nearly all the time. Not only have they really helped her maintain grip when standing, but also when walking, alas no running any more. Easy to put on and remove, she doesn't mind them a bit. The only bad thing is we only bought boots for her back feet, we should have got all four.
Posted by Margot
I bought these boots for my 9 year old border collie April. She has arthritis in her paws and I figured a little bit of protection may help as she tears around the property at 100 km per hour! They are easier to get on with socks and she seems to not mind them at all! It funny when she got hot and took them into the pond to cool off her paws
Posted by JenLud
Our GSD boy had sore paw pads so we got the boots to make him more comfortable on his daily walks. Despite looking a bit ungainly they seem to be doing the trick - and he doesn't mind us putting them on. All the little kids in the neighbourhood now look out for the big, big, shepherd with the bright red shoes!
Posted by Ricky Moore
very happy with boots tank looks for them to go for a walk to avoid the prickels
Posted by Olivia
Really pleased with these dog boots. My German Shorthaired Pointer, Hudson, is very active and loves running with me in the forest, where it is often very rough, rocky terrain. However he recently lost one of his claws and had a tender spot on his toe for some months - also his paws were getting quite dry/cracked in the winter months and seemed to be giving him some discomfort - so I decided to try the Ruffwear Grip Trex boots. It only took him about 10 minutes to get used to them and now he runs along happily in them. They are very strong and well-made, as is all the Ruffwear gear I have. Only issue was the sizing - which took two times to get it right.
Posted by Kelly Perth W.A
Very impressed with the quality of the Grip Trex Boots. Being slightly apprehensive at first i couldn't be happier with my purchase. My boy loves to be out bush but always got sore paws causing him to limp. These boots have eliminated the problem and walking is now a breeze.
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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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