Ruff Wear Bark’n Boots Grip Tex

Suki’s Paw Rating (1 to 4 paws)

1 paw print

Hate, hate, hate wearing dog boots!  Nothing personal against Ruff Wear, but hate boots!  Mommy even laughs at me when I try to walk.  Bad mommy! At least I can kick these off easily.  Mommy said I can’t give a zero rating, so 1 paw it is.

Mommy’s Review:

Chicago winters can be not only freezing cold, but also include a lot of snow, ice, salt, and other winter chemicals.  I use a paw balm on Suki’s paws most of the time, but once the snow becomes really hard or we have ice, I want to protect her more.  I bought the Ruff Wear Bark’n Boots Grip Trex to try out.  I chose these in the store because they are reflective at night, very durable, and have a textured Vibram sole which provides Suki with traction….as long as they stay on!  That brings me to the reason why I hate these boots…they never stay on!  The boots don’t come up very far past the base of the paw, so not only do they not protect much of her leg, Suki can easily kick them off.  It doesn’t matter how tight I put the velcro (short of cutting off her circulation), I’m always stopping multiple times during a walk to put a wayward boot back on.  This is a big enough pain inside a warm house, but try doing it in the freezing cold on a snow covered paw.

After retracing my steps and searching for a lost boot in the snow for about twenty minutes one day, I decided to try the sock liners sold by Ruff Wear (for an additional price of course).  I always wondered why Ruff Wear sells single boots on their website in addition to the set.  Now I know it’s because these things come out so easily.  The socks liners come up higher and supposedly help the boot stay on.  So now I’m battling Suki to put on 4 socks and 4 boots. Neither of us is very happy during this process.  The socks help the boots stay on a little better in light snow, but they still come out in heavier snow fall.  Suki can still kick them off as well. I can’t go any smaller in size, or her paws would be squished.  If these boots came up higher, I think they would probably stay on better.  Now you can buy the new taller Polar Trex boots if you want to spend $90…I don’t!  Plus they look like a royal pain in the you know what to put on!

I’ve ordered a set of Muttluks fleece lined boots, since they come up higher.  Once I try them out for a few walks, I’ll post a review.  Wish me luck!

 

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Posted on January 17, 2013, in Product Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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