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Ruffwear Bark'n Boots™ Grip Trex™ Reviews

25 reviews
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Overall Rating:

55%Rated 5 stars

30%Rated 4 stars

15%Rated 3 stars

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Additional 5 Bark'n Boots™ Grip Trex™ Ruffwear Reviews

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August 23, 2011

Melissa D

 

Great boots, good quality material, well made, much more durable than the average half price ones. I ordered them because I needed them and planned to use them, so I wanted good ones. I'm happy with my purchase. However, when the dog is actually wearing them, there is extra fabric that bunches on top of the paw, as it is bent at the ankle/wrist when the dog is standing, so I wonder if the design couldn't be a bit better, with a slight bend in the boot, but these are the best boots I've found. My dog is worth it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 9, 2011

Beth M

from Las Vegas, Nevada

So far they work really well. My active Husky has not been able to get them off. They are perfect for protecting his feet from hot pavement.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 11, 2011

Dog l

from los angeles

Great shoes for any dogs needing protection and traction outdoors. We always used them while camping and dogs feet stay clean and safe from any foreign debris. Stays on pretty well,front fabric wears off but new style better stitched. Tried other brands, but found these the most durable and secure. Thanks Zappos for having them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 14, 2011

Rebecca R

from Truckee, CA

I have a Border Collie that goes all out for everything. She tends to wear down her paws on rocks and sometimes cement. When her paws are sore or if I take her mountain biking these are great! I only use them on the front paws. She has actually worn the tread off them and we need to get a new pair. Totally worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 24, 2012

Charlotte

from Cave Creek, AZ

Our dog was tearing up her feet on rocks during walks. Found these after destroying some other brands. Very durable and our dog is so cute prancing around. Easy to take on and off and easy to clean. Only problem, one of the hind boots gets turned around and she runs on the mesh part which can rip it up. Be careful that you measure for the right size and secure the boot tightly. Definitely serves the purpose and our dog seems to enjoy them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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September 23, 2011

Kelsey G

from Philadelphia, PA

These boots are pretty cute and made of very durable materials, but extremely tough on our dog's dew claws. When we tried fastening them below the dew claw, they fell off, and when we tried strapping them above the dew claw, her claws started bleeding. A smaller size wasn't an option due to the width of her claws. We tried wrapping the dew claws with gauze, and had slightly better success, but really wish these were designed differently. They had the potential to be a great product, was just really disappointed by the design flaw.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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August 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Texas

I bought these for my 50 lbs springer spaniel to speed up the healing of his pad. (Size 2.75", they seem fit him well. The 2.5" would probably fit too). The quality is great! They look very nice too. My dog doesn't mind wearing them at all, he actually looked proud when I put them on for the first time! My other dog, also a springer wanted to try them on too. Not kidding! I already placed an order for her. She weighs about 45 lbs and has smaller paws, so I'm getting her the 2.5". I can't wait to take my dogs out for a run!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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March 24, 2014

Diana D

from Las Cruces, NM

These are the best dog shoes--NONE better! We have tried countless others and the rest don't last past a few runs in our desert disc course. Our golden doodle is very active--she runs with my husband who is a marathoner, so she puts a lot of miles on her shoes. Don't bother looking for any others.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Sacramento, CA

Great shoes to protect your dog's feet. I got these for an upcoming backpacking trip. TIP: test these out before any lengthy activity. I found that the first and second time I took him for a short run they twisted around. This was fixed by tightening the strap. This is key...tighten the strap and they'll stay put!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 7, 2013

Anonymous

 

Order for my father's 12 yr old mastiff. His hips are not as strong as they use to be, and he was having trouble standing on hardwood flooring and ice. I ordered a Md and Lrg, but the Md fits more closely. He seems to enjoy them already and is less hesitant to move from the carpeting to hardwood floors. Def worth the investment for an older, well-loved dog. It doesn't hurt that their stylish too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 28, 2012

Dwight

 

We like the boots. Use the liners with them. Ruffwear should sell the liners with the boots. Read my review of the liners to understand. Our dog is very sensitive so she isn't as happy with them on. She isn't as excited to go for a walk when we are putting them on her. and she still walks funny at first, but then becomes more comfortable. she get's a lot of looks. if she get's tired of wearing them she stops walking. i can't really rate the comfort since i'm not the one wearing them so i can't say for sure. we mostly walk on the sidewalk. some running. you need to put them on fairly tight. tighter then you may think. surprisingly that doesn't bother her.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Guam

These have been phenomenal for me and Rottweiler. I have peace of mind knowing his feet are protected when we go on our daily jogs. People need to understand that a dogs paws are not designed to run on concrete surfaces. Thank you Ruffwear for enabling me and my dog to enjoy our daily runs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Bethel Park. PA

These boots are great in the pool. We have 2 dogs and they wear them every time they swim in our above ground vinyl pool. We got our first pair after the lab took a nice stroke at the side wall, resulting in replacing the liner. We learned our lesson the hard way. Great product!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

These are absolutely perfect when you get the right fit! The Zappos sizes do not actually list the centimeter correlation (look on the official Ruffwear website for hte sizing guide). The sizing guide will get you the right size. They stay on when you have the right size! My dog sprinted around the dog park with her same precision the first time she wore them. We have not done a rigorous hike yet, but I totally trust this brand will deliver. They do not have small sizes. I have a 45 pound Chow, and the smallest available, XXS fit her perfectly. I also tried them on my 35 pound mutt, and they were too loose for him. Unfortunately this style does not come in the XXXS so he will not be able to wear these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 11, 2014

Kristina

from Los Angeles, CA

For dog with disabilities and are dragging their feet, causing them to develop sores or to bleed, or for dogs that do a lot of hiking in rocky or hot terrains, these shoelettes will be invaluable. Just be sure to select the correct size or they will fall off too easily. Also, make sure you keep your dogs nails clipped short or they can eventually start poking through the fabric and teas it and you will have to get new ones- or tape them up with industrial masking tape as I did for awhile!

Brands I'd also recommend: I have not found any brand as good as these

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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July 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Michigan

Very durable, my dog likes them. As some reviews say the boots do slip around sometimes. My dogs paws are a bit smaller in the back than the front, but they don't slip that often. Sometimes it is because I don't get them tight enough. Boots can start to stink just like people shoes since dogs sweat through their paws. Maybe the socks will help? I have other basic winter boots for my dog but these are much more durable and breathable then those. My dog also has allergies and licks her feet a lot so her wearing shoes helps us both keep our sanity.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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May 1, 2013

Mark

from delaware

Read the sizing chart and you won't have any problems. A well-made shoe, water-resistant with Vibram soles. These shoes were for our 95lb. Golden...have your video cam rolling when you first put them on your dog-it's hilarious! 2 drawbacks: they tend to get twisted around on the paw when hiking, and if they run full-tilt, get used to hunting for them. Other than that, they are fine for hiking, hot pavement,and recovering from a paw wound. All in all, I'd recommend these for the 3 above uses.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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March 23, 2014

Anonymous

from New York

I really wanted to like these boots, and stop having to use the disposable rubber booties to keep my dog's feet safe from salt and snow. Unfortunately, even though I tried a couple of sizes and bought doggie boot liner socks, they chafed little raw spots on his paws every time. I think the materials are just too stiff to accommodate a dog's natural paw movement. Too bad - they are well made and durable, but not usable.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

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March 9, 2014

Diana

from NY

These seem to be very well made, durable shoes but they looked really uncomfortable on my dog. Even though the sizing is correct the top of the shoe bunches a lot - I could tell it was really folding into her feet when she was standing. The upper material is pretty thick and unwieldy, too.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 25, 2013

Disappointed i

 

Yo - what happened to the size? Though as I type my big male Great Dane is wearing an XL Ruffwear pair I purchased a few years ago, this new XL pair which by the way came right away from trusty Zappos, is itty bitty and doesn't even fit my smaller (150 lb) girl Dane. They are marked XL as are our old ones but they won't even go past the toes of my girl. How disappointing! They have been very helpful in healing my boy's torn foot pad. The design is far from perfect. They turn around so the cloth is on the bottom at times, but still are the most protective and best boots I have been able to find. Temple Grandin, will you please design some good dog boots? I'm grateful for Zappos' return label I'll unfortunately be using. If only the product were as good as Zappos' service!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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