The principal in dog footwear
The Full Feature Dog Boots are made with dense, water resistant but breathable nylon material and wrapped with a recycled tire material, this boot lives up to its name because it provides extreme protection from most conditions – plus they’ll stay on your dog’s feet. Use the chart below to determine if the Rugged or Durable boot is best for your situation.
|Durable Dog Boots||Rugged Dog Boots|
|Small 2.25"||Small 2.25"|
|Medium 2.75"||Medium 2.75"|
|Large 3.25"||Large 3.25"|
|XLarge 4"||XLarge 4"|
These pet boots (as well as any boots or shoes for human or animal) are not intended to provide traction on ice, but rather as a protection against the effects of ice on the pet’s paws. In order to be stable on ice, metal spikes (on human boots/shoes) are needed. Similarly, your dog may be better equipped for ice using his toenails for traction.
How to Measure For Dog Boots
You wouldn’t want to stick your size 10 foot in a size 8 shoe because it’d be incredibly uncomfortable. The same goes for your dog, which is why we’re here to help you measure your dog’s foot to ensure a comfortable fitting boot.
To measure the width of your dog’s foot, place the foot on a piece of paper and press down on the top of the foot, mimicking how the foot spreads when the dog’s walking.
Mark the left and the right side of the foot on the paper and measure the distance between the marks. Compare this to the boot sizes. The width of the foot should be smaller than the boot size. For example, if the foot width is 1 1/2 inches, order an XSmall at 1 3/4 inches
How to choose the right boot
|Durable Dog Boots
Strong Nylon covered with lighter, pliable Toughtek sole
|Rugged Dog Boots
Strong Nylon covered with heavy duty Reprotek sole
|Use on asphalt or concrete||X|
|Gravel or rocks||X|
|Prevent slipping on floors||Best|
|Protection from snow balling on feet||X||X|
|Walking in mud, rain, ice, salt||X||X|
|Protection from snow or cold||X||X|
|At the beach||X||X|
|Protect people, objects from dog's claws||X||X|
|Protect dog from scratching||X||X|
|Mixed use on grass or dirt||X||X|
* Success varies depending on the surface on which your dog is walking or running. Boots will show wear; the material used, while durable, are still fabrics. The more abrasive the surface, the faster the boot will show wear. Wear includes tears, holes, etc. and we can not accept returns in this condition. We’ve found that using “Shoe Goo” to repair holes or tears works well and gives your boots a longer life.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a perfect solution for dogs that drag their feet. – we haven’t found a material that will stand up to dragging and still be comfortable for the dog. Some customers use the Rugged boots and then apply Shoe Goo as wear appears.
Exposure to chlorine will cause the dog boots to deteriorate quickly and are not suitable for use in chlorinated situations.