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  • RUFFWEAR Bark'n Boots Grip Trex

    Ruffwear Grip Trex dog boots set the standard in paw wear for dogs who hike, bike, run, or explore the great outdoors with their humans.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Non-marking Vibram outsole with a new, multi-directional, flexible lug design gives your dog tactile control on terra firma
    • An adjustable closure strap ensures a customized fit
    • A one-piece mud guard enhances the fit and long-term durability of the boot
    • 3M reflective details provide low-light visibility from multiple angles
    • Tightly woven air mesh keeps dirt and debris out while providing superior ventilation
    • Knew-tec synthetic pigskin interior grip cuff helps keep boot on paw

  • RUFFWEAR Bark'n Boots Grip Trex

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Ruff Wear 1021841RUFF WEAR Bark'n Boots Grip Trex
 
3.7

(based on 9 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Stylish (4)

Cons

  • Causes hotspots or blisters (4)

Best Uses

  • Cold / extreme (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      67% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      57% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great but not for all dogs

By James

from Wilmington, DE

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiking
    • Running

    Comments about Ruff Wear 1021841 RUFF WEAR Bark'n Boots Grip Trex:

    I have read a lot of reviews on these boots. Seems like people either love them or hate them (normally because of the way their dog reacts).
    My dog and I have a very high level of communication. I spend a lot of time working with him. He is very obedient and respects me. If your dog doesn't let you clip his nails you might want to think twice about getting these for him. If you are on the fence and want to try them I would suggest getting them at a brick and mortar store so you can return them (although I think EMS will let you return online order at the store).
    With that being said I wasn't worried about if he was going to wear the shoes because I know he will let me do anything to him. What I was worried about was the fit. Before buying them I followed the sizing instructions. My 65 lb Dalmatian came out to be a size small. I consider him a medium sized dog but I trusted the instructions and bought the small. They fit him perfectly.
    I take my dog on fast runs (he runs next to my road bike) for miles several times a week, he also goes hiking with me often. Between these his paws have been getting torn up. Now he can run and play all he wants on any terrain without scabbing up his paws.
    I have had no problems with these staying on, even when he and I are at a full sprint racing each other on my bike at 20+ mph.

    ONE LAST THING
    I would recommend having a camcorder handy for your dog's first steps in these because it is quite funny until they get the idea.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
     
    4.0

    Dew claws be aware

    By Wirehaired vizsla

    from Pottstown

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Cushioning

    Cons

    • Causes Hotspots or Blisters

    Best Uses

    • Cold Weather
    • Wet Weather
    • Work

    Comments about Ruff Wear 1021841 RUFF WEAR Bark'n Boots Grip Trex:

    Back paws worked well. My dog has dew claws. Tried socks, vet tape and still rubbed them pretty bad. If your dog is dew claw free these should be great. They need to be shorter or taller and they would be great.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not if your Dog has Dew claws_Agony

    By Ky and Bingo's Edge

    from Chicago, IL and out and about

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Causes Hotspots or Blisters
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ruff Wear 1021841 RUFF WEAR Bark'n Boots Grip Trex:

      Hiking, desert wear, burrs, ice and street salt. This seemed like a perfect fit and went to a ruff wear shop to make certian. purchased with liners as well. My dogs feet and overall condition are of utmost importance to me. He is with me 27/7 and my SD. To my extreme dissapointment_his dew claw area was rubbed raw within an hr. Agony for dog. Back feet ok, they can twist w/out liners. Have to constantly recheck for fit. Others may have grt success but with a dog who has his dew claws intact_beware. Have tried with vetwraps to prevent as well as other tapes_no go. wish someone designed aboout that worked with intact dewclaw dogs. May go way of Lewis Boot and wrapping. Need boot for 102 degree pavement as well. And the now new tall weather boots from ruff wear_total waste. fall off constantly

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
       
      5.0

      dog boots

      By rover

      from NH

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ruff Wear 1021841 RUFF WEAR Bark'n Boots Grip Trex:

            Had to return. Boots were too big. Received refund.
            Have not been back to get another size yet.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels full size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels too wide
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Works ok--gotta watch those back paws!

            By LadyHowdy

            from Laurel, MD

            About Me Comfort-oriented

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Abrasion Resistant
            • Durable
            • Safe For Salty Roads
            • Stable
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Back Boots Flip Around
            • Causes Hotspots or Blisters

            Best Uses

            • Cold Weather
            • Hiking
            • Salty Roads
            • Travel
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about Ruff Wear 1021841 RUFF WEAR Bark'n Boots Grip Trex:

            This has been our first experiment with doggy boots. Since our dog is very high-energy and needs lots of exercise, I didn't want to risk him stepping in road salt or other nasty chemicals when he comes walking with me in urban to suburban settings. When we go hiking off-trail, things can get really muddy and slippery, and I wanted to make sure that he wouldn't step on anything sharp while scrambling along beside me.

            After reading lots of product reviews, frankly my expectations weren't terribly high: this seemed to be the best out of a field of mediocre options, but this still seemed better than nothing. I'm glad I bought these.

            Many of the things the other reviews complained about turned out to be true: the back boots tend to flip around in vigorous activity; they seem to get uncomfortable when wet; and it's possible that the shoes may have been causing some hot spots when used without socks (more on that soon).

            On the plus side, my dog adjusted to them really quickly, and seems to like them. When we first put them on him, he looked quizzically at them, one paw at a time, then ran off galumphing around the house and dancing around in front of the "walkies" door. On the walk itself, he seemed to really enjoy leaping into puddles and squishy muddy spots, as well as leaping about on the grassy areas. After about a mile and a half, he started sitting down, and became reluctant to move forward. We hadn't been using the socks yet--I didn't want to make him get used to too much too soon, but I think the socks are necessary. When I inspected his feet, he laid down and presented all fours to me, as if to ask to have the boots taken off. So I took them off and put them in my pocket, and we finished out the walk bare-pawed. When we got back home I did a more thorough inspection of his feet, and still couldn't see any damage, but that doesn't mean the pup didn't find them uncomfortable from his perspective. So, I'm guessing that just like a human who's never worn shoes, these will take a little getting used to, and need to be worked up in small doses to avoid giving him hot spots.

            These boots have the capacity to greatly extend our range of activities in outdoor adventures together, and to increase my dog's comfort and safety when walking in developed areas (one of my neighbors had seen us walking at night together, and commented later on how good the visibility was on the reflectors on those boots). No product is perfect, and the whole meme of "dog boots" is relatively new, so I'm willing to be patient as the technology matures (anyone remember what human athletic shoes looked like in the 1970s?). Hopefully, by the time these wear out, the available products will reflect all that the industry has learned in the intervening time.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            1.0

            Not worth the price.

            By JVD

            from Ma

            About Me Comfort-oriented, Conservative

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Poor FIt

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Ruff Wear 1021841 RUFF WEAR Bark'n Boots Grip Trex:

            I purchased this product for my German Shorthaired Pointer for use while hiking. The quality seemed very good and they looked good on him. I measured his feet exactly as instructed. His paws were 2.75" so I purchased medium. After about a one week trial period in the house to try to get him used to wearing boots, we headed out for a short hike. Shortly after the start of our hike, I noticed one if his front boots was missing. I took the other three off and put them in my backpack.
            While wearing the boots, I noticed he slipped frequently on larger rock or slippery surfaces. After the boots were off, he seemed much more steady on his feet. I was nervous he was going to slip and fall on a few occasions.
            I contacted ruffwear but was told to just tighten the boots. I had the on his feet tight and as instructed.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels too wide
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            Dog Boot Review

            By Spot On Runner

            from Ontario Canada

            About Me Comfort-oriented, Outdoor Endurance, Sporty

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy to put on

            Cons

            • Do Not Stay On In Wet
            • Poor FIt
            • Unstable

            Best Uses

            • Cold Weather

            Comments about Ruff Wear 1021841 RUFF WEAR Bark'n Boots Grip Trex:

            These are for my dog, a 40 lb Dalmatian.....the booties stay on well in the dry cold weather and she seems to like them until they get wet and slide down - then she HATES them cause they make her trip !!
            They also come off in the deep snow as soon as they get damp. I possibly should have the next size down ?
            I bought them to protect her feet from the salt on the roads

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels too wide
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Excellent for hikes with your Dog

            By Becky who Hikes and Camps with her Dog

            from New York, NY

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Excellent Quality
            • Good Grip
            • Stable
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Causes Hotspots or Blisters

            Best Uses

            • Rocky hiking

            Comments about Ruff Wear 1021841 RUFF WEAR Bark'n Boots Grip Trex:

            Excellent product for my dog - we hike a lot and I worry about her pads on rocky terrain. These gave her excellent grip on the rocks and kept her paws safe. She has the smallest size, which are still a little large and I'm considering getting the boot liners for longer hikes.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Great fun in the snow.

            By dog nut

            from Mystic, CT

            About Me Comfort-oriented

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cold Weather

              Comments about Ruff Wear 1021841 RUFF WEAR Bark'n Boots Grip Trex:

              The boots were a bit of a stretch for a dog because of the price, but I am really pleased that I got them. No ice balls between toes and no split pads from the ice. They stayed on even with running and jumping in the snow.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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