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Power to the pup.

Suit up your all-terrain pup with the Ruffwear Bark'n Boots Grip Trex. Vibram outsoles protect your pup's paws against abrasion in rough terrain and iceballs on snowy trails. The adjustable closure ensures the Grip Trex stays put, even if your pup won't. 3M reflective detailing improves visibility for low-light adventures, and tightly-woven mesh allows breathability without sacrificing durability.

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2 5

Not for little Izzy

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I bought these because I was afraid for my pup's paws during my last backpacking trip. She has never had paw issues in the past but she had never gone on such a long backpacking trip. We were doing the highline trail, which worked out to roughly 90 miles in six days. Although my pup was noticeably tiered by the last day, her paws showed no major wear or cuts. Her muscles were giving out sooner than the paws would. As a result I never used the shoes and chose to return them. I would not get these for Australian cattle dogs. Their paws tend to be tough enough that it is unnecessary for them to put up with this ridiculousness. However I do not run on the road with my dog and other breeds that tend to wear paws faster may find that these are perfect (I mean your buying your dog vibram soles).

Not for little Izzy
2 5

Months later - Doc still says "no"

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got these last summer and have made Doc wear them a bunch to get over the initial weird-out feeling. However, after months of use and trying o get him adjusted I finally gave up on these boots after our weekend hiking above treeline. I'm either going back to softer boots or just sticking with mushers secret.

We tried these with socks, without socks, we bought smaller boots when they still slipped off ... we tried everything. He tolerated them and they did a good job of protecting his feet BUT he lost significant traction on scrambles and whenever they got wet they bothered his feet (or so I assume - because he would lay down and refuse to move).

Even when the correct sizes were velcro-ed tightly he still would drop boots on the trail regularly.

At the end of the day - disposable booties seem to work better to protect his paws because he can (1) poke his toes through them allowing him to use his toes to climb, (2) actually feel the ground under him (I think the vibram soles are TOO stiff for many dogs - at least one's hiking on strenuous steep trails), and (3) not worry about wet shoes (hey I don't like wet shoes!).

I'm curious about the summit trex because they seem to have a softer, more bendy bottom, and a nice gaiter to keep them on feet for longer.

If you're using them for non-steep scrambles in dry areas they might work - but for us, they just didn't do the trick.

Months later - Doc still says "no"
1 5

Dissapointed

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My dog loves them, and they do a fantastic job of protecting his paws and giving him extract traction in talus fields...when they stay on.

When hiking uphill, this is a MAJOR problem - I've taken to a routine of checking his booties every 100 steps to make sure that they havent rotate around so that he his walking on the "tops" of the bootie, or just fallen off all together. Inconvenient, sure. I've also ended up losing a few of them as a consequence - resulting in sliced up paws and a very slow descent. So, I try to only use them on the downhill portions of any hike, where the issue is less prevalent. I'm happy to hear anyone else's suggestions.

Long story short, if there was a viable alternative, I would have abandoned these long ago. A $70 set of boots shouldn't be considered disposable on the trail.

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Have you tried Musher's Secret? Or just using disposable rubber booties?

3 5

they are ok not great

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have two goldens and have found that they adjust to the boots quickly . Our one dog Riley loves them in the house because he can corner on the hardwood floors.
My issue with these boots is that they don't stay on. They tend to spin around on their feet. I'm constantly readjusting the strap or replacing the boot.
First time that I used them the dogs were running across the driveway and just chasing each other. Both dogs had boots spin around and the tops became shredded from the driveway.
If ruff wear designed a better way to tighten the boot instead of the cheap velcro strap, I'm sure they would be great

5 5

Paw Protection

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got these for my handsome pup due to an injury he underwent last year. I do field work down in southern Utah and he tags along. Last summer he followed while I was taking bedding measurements in volcanic strata. Not only did he rip up his little paws on the harsh rock, he also managed to walk straight through every cacti patch we passed. He's a good sport, but he took a month to heal. Though he looks like a total dork in them, these boots are the answer to our problems. He's a little confused each time I shod him, but after a few awkward prances he is ready to hike all day long. I got the smalls for his cattle dog paws, and they were a little loose. I purchased some sock liners and now the boots never slide off. I am very pleased with this purchase, though I do feel like a crazy dog lady now... I also love that they have Vibram soles, we match.

4 5

booties that fit my lifestyle

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Maya drags her back foot until it bleeds during our runs. These booties keep her nails covered and protected, making it more enjoyable for everyone. The boots don't bother her at all.

Psyched Pooch

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Apologies for the shrill voice, but too cute not to post.

Pampered Pooch

Pampered Pooch

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Oliver says: "I love my new booties! Sometimes I try and chew them off, but I sure look handsome!"

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What a handsome guy!

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lol indeed! nice dog! Hey just wondering do you know what size is the boot?

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Hi William, the booties on my pup (ausi-cattle/border) are size small and they are still a little loose. To rectify this, I ordered the socks Ruffwear makes and now they fit like a glove. Hope that helps!

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thank you cory! Im trying to figure out what size to buy for my puppy as well. I was thinking of buying a size S-L thinking in the future maybe her paws will grow bigger. Lol going to try to figure this out.

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Best of luck William! I am sure your pup will love them!

4 5

My dog has nicer boots than I do

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I cannot believe I purchased Vibram soled shoes for my dog but they've made a huge difference on winter hikes and walks. No more ice chunks between his pads or in his fur. Once he got used to them and I strapped them on tight enough, they seem to stay on fairly well.

5 5

Great boots

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are tough boots, with killer vibram soles and durable material. My dog got used to them very quick and they don't bug him when running/playing. Here is my only complaint, but it really has nothing to do with the boots. We first got them for a 89 mile backpacking trip that we planning on doing during the week. My dog had worn these a lot before the trip to get used to them. Lesson learned day 3. These will rub very bad when putting in long days. The day we did 20 miles wore his hair down to the point where it looked REALLY raw. We still had several days left so we ended up using our extra socks to line the boots. Long story short, if you're planning on doing long trips, and want these so your dog doesn't kill his pads, make sure to buy liners or bring socks. We ended up doing day on with them (and socks), then day with them off. Great boots though!!!

Water testing, check

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I am pretty convinced after observation of the booties after they were first put on and after they got completely wet on Roxy's paws. That they were more secure on her paws after they got wet. Which was not my hypothesis at all.

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excellent video!

4 5

Strap em' tight and keep an eye on them

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

We got the XS size for Roxy the blue healer, very tiny paws. They fit, and are secure but only after the strap is completely tightened. Suggestion of medical tape around the velcro strap would probably help the loosening of the boot.

Roxy putting them to the test

Roxy putting them to the test

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We summited Neff Canyon today and Roxy the blue healer tested out her new booties !

Deso's boots

Deso's boots

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Deso is 31 inches to the shoulders, 85lbs and his paws are roughly 2.5-3 inches wide and the Large booties fit him great.

5 5

These are great!

These are a must in ice, snow and shale. I've yet to see a dog not do the duck walk the first time they wear them but they stop and don't do it again. Deso doesn't mind them and gets excited when they come out of the closet. They haven't come off yet when on correctly but hiking up a steep snowy hill the back ones did flip upside down on Deso (he was jumping around and we've never had them do that since then). My parents dog will run and slide on gravel trails when wearing her boots. My parents tried the high top version and said these stay on much better.

The socks are a must with these if using them for a long trip to prevent hotspots on top of the dog's feet.

Princess Booties

Princess Booties

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They work amazing in the summertime as well!

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Hi Camber!

5 5

Size typo

I would just like to point out that if your dog is in fact in possession of a 22.5 inch wide paw that the small will most likely not be one to fit.. Haha I believe it should be 2.5in but an extra 2 got tossed in before the decimal.

Anyway I look forward to being able to afford these for my 14mo Siberian husky she runs by my side while I ride trails on my bike I have noticed a bit of wear on her pads that has me concerned for her because of the fact that she LOVES to run and I don't want to have to keep her from doing so!

She seemed to love my new Merrrell trail gloves as much as I do!

-Quen Wallace

Size typo
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did you end up buying it for your husky? im trying to figure out the size for my husky as well. Her paw is measured at 2.5inch but sometimes when she spreads it out it goes to 3 inch.

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Hey William! I saw your questions on sizing and wondering if you decided to make the purchase? I'm happy to help you with any sizing questions! Shoot me an email at jraynes@backcountry.com if ya'd like!! :)

Nerf dog in the Unita backcountry!

Nerf dog in the Unita backcountry!

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Do the boots stay on in deep snow? I take my boy ski touring a lot and I'm not sure the boots will stay on when he's running down the hill in 2 ft of pow.

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Hey there! Yes, they do stay on in deeper snow, you just need the correct size for your dog's paw. If you have too big of a boot then they will slip off. My dog didn't have a trouble following us in 13 new inches of powder, he didn't lose a boot either!

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