Figuring out the right boot can have your dog spinning in circles chasing your tail. Figuring out the right boot is as easy as asking yourself these three questions: In what type of weather is my dog typically using the boot? What type of terrain are we typically on? And, in what activities will we be using the boot?
Each Ruff Wear boot has a different outsole, upper, and configuration designed to perform in different environments. For example, the Polar Trex™ Winter Boot has an extended gaiter to keep out snow, and an ice-specific outsole for traction on ice. The Grip Trex™ Boot has a breathable mesh upper for warm and dusty trails, and an omni-directional lug outsole for extra traction on natural terrain. The Skyliner™ Boot has a cuff and waterproof upper to keep puddle and rain water out, and a flexible outsole for traction on pavement and sidewalks.
If your tail is still kinked into a question mark, here’s a cheat sheet:
If the WEATHER is: icy
And the TERRAIN is: icy or snow-covered
And the ACTIVITY is: winter hiking, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, or skijoring
Then, the best BOOT for you is: The Polar Trex™
If the WEATHER is: mildly cold to hot
And the TERRAIN is: natural, rocky, or steep
And the ACTIVITY is: hiking, running, walking or backpacking
Then, the best BOOT for you is: The Grip Trex™
If the WEATHER is: mild or wet
And the TERRAIN is: man-made or groomed
And the ACTIVITY is: walking or running
Then, the best BOOT for you is: The Skyliner™