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Polar Trex™
Winter traction and insulation
DESCRIPTION
(Set of 4 dog boots)

Engineered for winter weather, these boots are designed to provide warmth and traction on snow and ice.

Check out this video on measuring your dog's paws for boots.

Get the most out of your Polar Trex boots with these easy tips and tricks.

Single boots available.
KEY FEATURES
  • Cold weather dog boots designed for warmth, paw protection and traction on snow and ice
  • Vibram® Icetrek® ice-specific sole compound with snow gripping lug pattern provides superb winter traction
  • Three-layer laminated soft-shell upper is DWR coated and is weather-resistant, wind-resistant, and breathable
  • Cam buckle ankle strap and cord loop closure system stays closed in snow
  • Extended gaiter height for added leg protection from elements and ski edges
  • Low-light visibility with reflective trim
  • Made in Vietnam
  
  
 
Have you measured the width of your dog´s
paw and checked that you have the correct size?
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  Price: $89.95
 
 
 
     

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3 out of 5

Number of Reviews: 115 customers reviewed this product.

Recommended: 59 out of 115 said they would recommend this product.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Linus

Date of Review: 4/3/2014

We kick up our paws in: North Central WA State

My canine companion(s): Labradoodle

Well made, good materials

Would you recommend this product?.: No

But, darn - they wouldn't stay on! I was so hopeful.... My doodle has lots of fur, and gets large clumps of snow stuck to his feet. But maybe his feet were not the right shape for the boots, I don't know for sure. Keep working on the product and I'll try again some day.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Crayon

Date of Review: 3/15/2014

We kick up our paws in: Breckenridge

My canine companion(s): Border collie

Furious

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I had a less expensive boot for my dog. They stayed on really well and my dog never fraught them. I realized they were too big so I go her these thinking they would be nice. Nope. Lost one in less than 5 minutes and it's nowhere to be found. Wasted a lot of time sizing them and even more time digging in the snow to find it. Really angry I lost $100 that fast.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Lego

Date of Review: 3/13/2014

We kick up our paws in: Québec, Canada

My canine companion(s): Standard Poodle

wish quality was better

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I bought them thinking they'd be tough... Well only three out of four were! Stiching on one of them has given after being worn only twice! I mean, we pay 100 Ca$ for dog boots and that's it! Couldn't get a refund for them since I had lost the receipt, here's money down the drain!!! Unless you have a three-legged dog, stay away ! Roughwear should have better quality standards or control!

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Naima

Date of Review: 3/10/2014

We kick up our paws in: Illinois

My canine companion(s): Collie

Disappointed

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I was very exicited and anxious to get the boots because the winter has been brutal. However these boots look really good, but come off after 5 minutes just as the other 4 sets I have ried in the past.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Kelso

Date of Review: 3/10/2014

We kick up our paws in: Cincinnati

My canine companion(s): Greyhound

Good quality materials but would not stay on my dog.

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I have a male greyhound, 82lbs, who has worn boots before. I was hoping these would stay on because the quality of materials is very good. I measured his paws by tracing around them on a piece of paper to choose the size according to the size chart. I tightened the straps as much as possible. However, the boots would not stay on. I believe it is due to the stiffness of the boot around the paw which does not allow it to conform to the paw. I think it will stay on only a small percentage of dogs and less likely on large, athletic dogs.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Violet

Date of Review: 3/3/2014

We kick up our paws in: Brooklyn

My canine companion(s): Sheppard

Nice looking, sturdy.

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I was very excited to order these boots. With all the snow we've had this year, the sidewalks are constantly covered with rock salt. I measured by 40 pound dogs feet carefully, as instructed on the website, and determined she needed an extra small. The boots look well made, but sadly, they do not stay on her feet. My husband thinks maybe we just need more practice putting them on, so we will continue to try, but so far, we haven't had much luck.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Radar

Date of Review: 2/24/2014

We kick up our paws in: Detroit MI

My canine companion(s): Shep/Lab Mix

Great idea, poor result

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I was extremely excited to purchase these boots for my 85 lb. dog. I bought them for two reasons: snowshoeing in deep snow and long walks on salty/snowy sidwalks. The design looks great and in theory, seems superb, however, these boots would not stay on my dog's feet. I measured all four paws accurately, yet despite how tight I fastened these boots on him, they either slid down, or fell completely off. The rear boots seemed too tall for his hock/ankle region and actually came up too high. Hoped for a better outcome!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Bacardi

Date of Review: 2/24/2014

We kick up our paws in: central NY( Finger Lakes)

My canine companion(s): Chesapeake Bay Retriever

impressed

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I asked several people before ordering and all told me Ruffwear. I was impressed as soon as I opened about the quality. I have a dog who is touchy about things but she tolerated them being tried on. She has worn them several times out in the snow and cold with no problem but if mom can just manage to get them tight enough on the back legs we would be all set. No more cold paws and she is able to spend time out side.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Charlie

Date of Review: 2/21/2014

We kick up our paws in: Indiana

My canine companion(s): Golden Retriever

nice quality

Would you recommend this product?.: No

These are good quality boots compared to others that I have tried however, I had to return them. I bought them as a set of 4. The front two fit ok but the back two were too big. The front was difficult to tighten enough to keep on and the back was pointless.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Moses

Date of Review: 2/20/2014

We kick up our paws in: NJ

My canine companion(s): Amstaff mix

not wearable

Would you recommend this product?.: No

So I was very excited when the polar trex booties arrived. Didn't have to wait long to test them out, cold and snowy winter. First time out we tested them on ice. My dog was slipping and sliding. Once he ran into the snow, his legs were banding in an unnatural way when he was running, I was afraid he may fructure them. I was very upset that I had to return the boots. I realy had high hopes for them in this cold, icy, and snowy winter.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ruger

Date of Review: 2/13/2014

We kick up our paws in: BC Canada

My canine companion(s): English Springer Spaniel

Not worth the time or money

Would you recommend this product?.: No

Bought these on the recommendation of a friend after trying several other types of boots. much to my sargrin they were no better! got them fit properly and still they fall off within 100 feet of the truck. I find good old vasoline works wonders, and its cheaper than replacing lost boots!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Pawvail

Date of Review: 2/11/2014

We kick up our paws in: Salt Lake City, UT

My canine companion(s): English Pointer

AMAZING!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We first got a size too big, and after we were able to return and get the right size, these are great! Our English Pointer is almost 2 years old (rescue dog), but he has very tender feet, but runs a ton! He will run until all of his pads are bloody, now he doesn't have that problem! They protect him from the snow, ice, and really crappy ice melt chemicals! We have absolutely loved these booties!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Olie

Date of Review: 2/10/2014

We kick up our paws in: Columbus, Ohio

My canine companion(s): Golden Retrievers

well made and highest boots I could find

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

The boots tighten up well and have a good fit. But they keep sliding off of Olie's front paws. I do not want to loose them in the woods, so I only put them on her back legs to keep the snow from packing between her paws.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Buddy

Date of Review: 2/9/2014

We kick up our paws in: Pforzheim, Germany

My canine companion(s): Labrador

Needs an additional velcro to stay on, then ok

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Because of an injury at the forefoot he needed a boot. To make it stay on we use a velcro in the middle of the boot. With a velcro running for two hours: no problem. Without the additional velcro, the boot just doesn't stay on. The material is good. Under the boot, we use a sock which is attached with an adhesive tape.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Lara

Date of Review: 2/9/2014

We kick up our paws in: Massachusetts

My canine companion(s): Australian Shepherd

Great boots

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I followed the instructions to get the proper size, and they fit perfectly. they are well made and stayed on in the house. I was afraid to use them in the deep snow, because if they did come off I will probably not find them till the spring, if they are in my yard...in the woods where we ski they would be gone forever. My dogs love to zoom thru the woods, and we have lost bells, lights and even a collar. We will just have to deal with the snow balls. The cost, and I do believe these are probably worth it, was the reason I returned them. If my dog stayed with me while we are in the woods, they would be perfect.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Charley

Date of Review: 2/5/2014

We kick up our paws in: Cleveland, OH

My canine companion(s): Labradoodle

Really wished they stayed on.

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I had high hopes for this Ruffwear product. I have tried so many types of boots, but sadly, these wouldn't stay on either. I figured if anyone could make a correctly designed boot, it would be them. Charley is very furry but real skinny, and these just did not fit properly. The upper rubber and part was all bunchy, and there was too much fabric for it to cinch tight enough. Also, the boot hit right at his dew claws, which couldn't have been that comfortable. Halfway through our ski, the boots got all floppy and we had to take them off. The material was great, seemed very durable, which is why I gave two stars. Please keep trying Ruffwear, I'd give an updated design a try.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Brody

Date of Review: 2/5/2014

We kick up our paws in: McCall, Idaho

My canine companion(s): Border Collie

Would not stay on

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I was excited to try these boots - innovative material and looked like a nice design. However, my dog has long skinny feet with big paw pads and they just wouldn't stay on. Too much bunching around the top. I sent them back and ordered a smaller size and it still couldn't get tight enough around the top. This size barely fit over his paw so I had to stop there. When I really cinched it down it might have worked but it was squeezing his dew claw too tight and looked uncomfortable. Bummer.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Theo

Date of Review: 2/3/2014

We kick up our paws in: NJ

My canine companion(s): Pittbull

Great

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Boots that actually stay on!... if they're the right size. Be sure to double-measure all of your dogs feet. After trail and error and multiple returns, I found that my pup needed different sizes for his front and back paws. You can order the boots individually if needed. The right size makes all of the difference.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Thisbe

Date of Review: 2/3/2014

We kick up our paws in: Minnestoa

My canine companion(s): Great Dane

wonderful, but too "short" in the foot

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Oh man, Ruff Wear boots are so awesome, and last from dog to dog. Unfortunately for my girl, her feet are very long-toed and narrowish. Alas, the lower strap (no matter what size) hits across her foot at the "wide ankle" point rather than above it, and they won't stay on. We've tried all the sizes, and all the models, and have had to go to another brand (which we are wearing with the RuffWear Bark'n Boots Liners!). I had these for my newfie though (who had more typically shaped squarish feet), and I recommend them to everyone I know. Worth every penny (unless, as in my new girl's case, they just won't fit).

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Blue

Date of Review: 2/3/2014

We kick up our paws in: Chicago

My canine companion(s): Border Collie

poor fit

Would you recommend this product?.: No

The quality of the boot is great, however, can't get them to stay on. Ordered a size smaller which was a perfect fit but they kept coming off no matter how much I kept tightening them.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jackson

Date of Review: 2/3/2014

We kick up our paws in: Calgary, AB

My canine companion(s): Kelpie/hound cross

Finally a good boot!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Despite the many bad reviews I have read, I gave the polar trex a try. I tried the grip trex and they were great, but they fastened right across the dew claws ( my dog has all four) and it really bothered him. The polar trex fastens above the dew claw, and though it takes some effort to get them on tight (luckily my dog is patient) once they are on they stay on. They stayed on even with Jackson running through deep snow, and he is even able to climb over trees and dig in the snow! The ankle fastener would be be better if it had some elasticity to it, that would make tightening it easier, and I found that snow gathered a bit at the top of the boot. I tried the socks, they would be perfect if they were taller than the boot to protect the leg from snow at the top of the boot, but other than that I love them, and so does Jackson! No more stopping every few minutes to warm up his paws!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Thunder and Cloudy

Date of Review: 2/1/2014

We kick up our paws in: Menasha, Wisconsin

My canine companion(s): Australian Shepherds

Awesome!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have two dogs that are extremely high energy and love to be outdoors. However, salt, extreme cold and snow are very tough on their paws and forced us to limit our time outdoors. I had been using Musher's Secret, but it just wasn't enough for the tough Wisconsin winter. These boots are wonderful! I admit that there is a learning curve for both owner and dog, but once you work out those issues the boots work fabulously. Make sure that the fit is right and that they are secured properly and you will never have to worry about your poocher's paws again;) I have tried other boots in the past and found them to be a waste of money. I take my boys for 1-2 hour walks and the boots stay on despite bounding through snow banks. In fact, I have even been able to let the boys play frisbee with the boots on:) My one complaint is that the top closure should be a cam buckle like the bottom closure and then this product would deserve 5 stars. Otherwise, these boots are perfect for any dog owner wishing to enjoy a beautiful snowy day.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Emma

Date of Review: 1/26/2014

We kick up our paws in: Washington DC

My canine companion(s): 30-lb poodle mix

Lifesaver

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We live in a city with salt and/or blue chemicals on the sidewalks right now and snowfalls accompanied by the coldest temps these parts have seen in a few years. For the first time, my young, snow-loving dog started lifting her paws and hobbling or just lying down in the snow after only a couple of minutes outside. I ordered these boots, but the first time we went out and played in the snow, they all came off one after the other. So then next time I tied them tighter--a lot tighter--and except for having to retighten one of the back paw ones after she's run through the snow for five minutes, these have been just great. Have had them on for hour-long walks on sidewalks and play in the snow. I'm thrilled with these boots! She does look funny, though, with her wooly, fluffy limbs ending in little boot-covered peg-legs. It's an ordeal to put them on, but it's worth it for my dog's improved quality of life.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Mopsey & Rufus

Date of Review: 1/25/2014

We kick up our paws in: NYC

My canine companion(s): Old English Sheepdogs

Better than I have seen.

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I just sent the following to customer service. I think anyone getting these for large dogs might be interested. My two Old English Sheepdogs, Mopsey & Rufus, and I spend about 2-2.5 hours each day in Prospect Park during "of-leash" time. Naturally, the City of New York spreads way too much salt everywhere, and the snow balls up in their pads. So I found your dog boots and bought them each first grip trex, then I got them the polar trex. Now Mopsey, who is about 87 pounds, has no problem with her boots; Rufus (127 pounds), however, has a problem. In order to keep him from losing a boot, I have to snug down the foot strap fairly tightly, and I do believe this is uncomfortable for Roof. Just now I was looking at his fit, and his front paws (where the problem is), fill his L size boots, but his front legs have "low knees" and the gaiter part of the boot bunches below his "knee." (Due to the nature and conformation of their hocks, there is no such problem with hind legs.) I see that the sole of the boot provides for the fetlock bend by being notched, but I do not think that is enough. I think the boots need to have a spandex, or whatever kind of expandable fabric panel in the back side of the gaiter to allow the boot to remain high on the leg. For the price you are getting for these dog boots, I would think you would have done more research and tailored the boots to more precisely fit the front and back legs of the dog, which are different in shape and which flex differently. In other words, one size does not fit all legs. For near what my own boots cost, you should provide flexible front and rear sizing and construction. Furthermore, the elastic band closure at the top of the boot is less than desirable, and seems a cheap way out. There should be a strap as on the grip trex, and there should be a third, wider, stretchable strap located halfway up the gator. For now these are as good as I can find, but we both know that they can be a lot better. I am pleased that Mopsey and Rufus are not getting salt burns and snow build up in their pads, I am not pleased that Rufus is uncomfortable and seems to avoid running in his boots.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Luna

Date of Review: 1/23/2014

We kick up our paws in: Edmonton, AB, Canada

My canine companion(s): Black Lab cross

Good materials, could use better design

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I'd give 2 1/2 stars if I could. The materials used are good and no doubt will take lots of abuse and stand up to the elements. But the boots don't stay on that well. On my dog they kept sliding down no matter how tight I pulled the cam-lock buckle and bungee cord-lock. Maybe a longer, snug, stretchy gaiter cuff that can be pulled up above the top of the boot. And a second cam-lock strap in place of the bungee cord might help. Or how about a silicon band inside the sleeve to help prevent slippage? I'll keep using them when we're out below -20C, that's when she starts lifting a paw up because it's too cold. If you don't mind stopping to put the boots back I, I'd recommend this product!

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Bryn

Date of Review: 1/22/2014

We kick up our paws in: Wisconsin

My canine companion(s): Lab Rot mix

Ok

Would you recommend this product?.: No

The boots stay on the front paws well. But the back paws they won't stay on. The boot is the correct size for his paws but the material on top is way to wide and so you can not get it snug on his leg. I've tried tapping the extra material to see if that worked and it doesn't they still fall off.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Joe

Date of Review: 1/15/2014

We kick up our paws in: Colorado

My canine companion(s): lab

Horrible

Would you recommend this product?.: No

Did not stay on my dogs paws at all.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Pilot

Date of Review: 1/12/2014

We kick up our paws in: Williamstown NJ

My canine companion(s): Shiba Inu

Not useful

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I brought these because of the Vibram name and I am familiar with their quality. These boots did not stay on the back paws, they fit awkward even with the socks. It needs some reworking and I believe it would be a quality product.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Sara

Date of Review: 1/12/2014

We kick up our paws in: North Pole, Alaska

My canine companion(s): Catahoula Leopard Dog

Best boots I've found for any winter contidions!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Ok I'm going to break this down into a few categories. Fit, performance, and material/design. First is the fit. A lot of people complain about these boots because they fall off or snow packs on the top. I live where it is -40 on average in the winter and we always have snow during that time. These boots need to be the right size for your pup. use the measurement guide. It isn't the width of your dogs paw with it in your hand it is the pad when full weight is on it. If they don't fit properly they will be to loose or to tight and both will cause them to fall off. Past that you need to put them on strap them down and let your dog walk around for about 5 minutes, then check if they are tight again. We have a good bit of snow here and we also get a lot of ice. I haven't ever had these fall off either of my girls and we have worn them for 4 mile walks multiple times a week for months now. They go bouncing through snow and and we have never had an issue with build up around the top of the boot. (if your dog has long hear of feathers on their legs you are going to get snow build up if you put boots on and don't use a wax like mushers paw- it isn't the boots it is a combination of other things. You can tighten these down enough to prevent snow from getting into the boot regardless. Fleece/neoprene boots haven't held up. we have had them cut open by ice or the dog running up to a snowmachine, but these boots have held up and protected my girl's feet and lower leg so well. These were designed to go with their liners. Use them. They keep the boots in place and fill up the space that has to be there to get the boots on in the first place. If you don't want to use ruffwear's liners you can use fleece boots/liners, but these are part of what keeps them tight and comfortable on their feet and what prevents snow and other build up from entering the boot. I love the repetitive tightening options. The ratchet keeps the boot in place close to the paw/pad and the upper cord keeps the top of the book closed and keeps the liner from sliding down into the boot. Over all these are amazing boots and I don't know what we would do without them in these harsh winters.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Kozmo

Date of Review: 1/9/2014

We kick up our paws in: UNIONTOWN

My canine companion(s): Hairy Pit (American Staffordshire / Standard Poodle mix)

Love these boots as does Kozmo

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

These boots are amazing, stay on tight with the unique ratchet like system at the ankle area plus the bungee system at the top snugly fits the dogs leg keeping the boot snug and secure. They are sturdy like a human shoe and are incredibly well made. The top fits snug to keep the snow out and the traction treads on the foot keep the dog from slipping even on ice. Kozmo was running in them within 5 minutes of having them on! If your dog has smaller back feet single boots can be ordered for a custom fit and the cost remains equal, this company also makes the human toe shoes Vibram!

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Maggie

Date of Review: 12/27/2013

We kick up our paws in: Rochester, NY

My canine companion(s): German Shorthair

eh

Would you recommend this product?.: No

Nice idea but not the best execution. Getting them to stay on is a challenge. If it is cold out they are functional, but if there is snow it packs down the top pretty quickly.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Chloe

Date of Review: 12/27/2013

We kick up our paws in: Chicago

My canine companion(s): Black Lab

Well Made

Would you recommend this product?.: No

The boots are really well made. However no matter how tight I tightened them they would not stay on my 80 lb black lab. She was tripping all over the place and then, a couple of minutes later the boot would fall completely off. I thought that maybe my dog had to learn how to walk in them. But no matter how many hours we walked the boots would come off every 5 or so minutes. These boots could work but they need two ratcheting straps like the ones you find in snowboard bindings. The straps that are on them now just don't, and the boots I had were the new ones with the new strap design. It was still not working. Like I said they need to put on ratcheting straps with padding at the top so the dog doesn't lose circulation to the leg.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Toby

Date of Review: 12/17/2013

We kick up our paws in: Syracuse NY

My canine companion(s): Schnoodle

good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

The boots were nice, but they xxs was a little to small for my 14lb guy. Other than that they were a great idea, just too small for my dog.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: George

Date of Review: 12/9/2013

We kick up our paws in: Iowa

My canine companion(s): Wolf Hound

GREAT

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Best product from Ruffwear for giant breed dogs in my opinion. Other boots kept coming off. The strap at the top of these boots seems to keep them on really well. Haven't inadvertently come off yet!

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Lucy

Date of Review: 12/6/2013

We kick up our paws in: Upper michigan

My canine companion(s): Standard poodle

Poor

Would you recommend this product?.: No

The boot was made very nice with great material. Thought I had found the perfect boot for my baby. Didn't matter how tight I put those boots on.... They would fly off when she started running. Think that is has to do with the weight of the boot?

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Eris

Date of Review: 12/3/2013

We kick up our paws in: Grand Forks AFB, ND

My canine companion(s): Belgian Malinois

I wish they worked.

Would you recommend this product?.: No

Purchased these for my dog who is kind of wimp when it comes to walking in the snow, somewhat understandable in -11 degree weather. The boots would work great if they would stay on her paws. Moderately disappointing after going through the process of latching and strapping them all down. Anytime they've stayed on her paws for more than 5 minutes they require constant re-adjustment, meaning removal of my own gloves, not ideal in aforementioned weather conditions.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Mabel

Date of Review: 3/8/2013

We kick up our paws in: Park City, Utah

My canine companion(s): Beagle/Pitty mix

Looks great!

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I, like most here, had issues with the boots staying on. Ordered a small, which she walked right out of before we made it out of the driveway. Got another set we went on a mile hike. three boots came off multiple times. When the boots stay on, they're great. The rest of the time, not so much. Love the great CS at Ruffwear. These need to go back to the drawing board.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Steve

Date of Review: 2/9/2013

We kick up our paws in: Brooklyn, NY

My canine companion(s): Boston Terrier

Poor fit, especially for smaller breeds.

Would you recommend this product?.: No

These things are great in theory, but are simply useless in practice for small breeds. According to the Ruffwear size chart, my Boston was almost exactly a size XXS. When I threw them on him, I noticed the rear boots actually covered his hock joint on his hind legs, thus making walking virtually impossible for him. Moreover, as other's have said, Ruffwear should offer different sizes for both front and rear legs. Many dogs have much bigger paws on their front legs! Anyway, again, great idea, terrible design. And completely not worth the money.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ilka, Hell

Date of Review: 2/7/2013

We kick up our paws in: Ukraine

My canine companion(s): Malinois

In principle these boots are useless but perfect made

Would you recommend this product?.: No

From the esthetic point of view these boots are great. But!: 1) on icy places the dog is sliding, and it is fraught with sprain; 2) when we came back home boots were completely wet - it must be waterproof; 3) This is our first experience with Ruffwear and I didn't pay attention at once that dog's front paws are wider than the back ones. Both of my dogs have at least 1 size difference (according to Ruffwear's measure scale) between front and back paws. Of course it's better to offer 2 different sizes of boots in packing.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Flash

Date of Review: 2/7/2013

We kick up our paws in: Keystone, CO

My canine companion(s): Aussie Shepherd

Nice quality, don't stay on

Would you recommend this product?.: No

These are awesome quality... I love the burly upper -- great for skiing. Regardless, what everyone says is true. They just don't stay on. Bummer.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Abby & Junior

Date of Review: 2/3/2013

We kick up our paws in: McCall, ID

My canine companion(s): Labs

Needs some tweaking

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I think we've finally figured out that the best way to get them really tight, is to keep the leg straight and cinch it right up. Then let them put their foot down. And they have to be REALLY TIGHT or they WILL NOT stay on. I really can't tell if they're pinching the dogs or not, but, we went for a 10 mile run this weekend, on leashes, and they stayed put and I didn't have any complaints from the pups. Took a lot of trial and error. And even with them tight, if they want to kick them off, they can. I think these boots really need some adjustments for the price being charged. Especially the tightening buckle. Shouldn't be such a challenge for both the dogs and humans.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Pippi

Date of Review: 1/23/2013

We kick up our paws in: Chicago, IL

My canine companion(s): Doberman Pinscher

Great Product, Needs A Bit More Work

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

These shoes are great, but there needs to be a bit more work in some areas. I think these shoes should have a built-in liner instead of needing to buy the liners, which can sip off easily within the boot. Pulling the buckles or top elastic bands too tight can cause chafing with or without the boot liners, and if they're too loose the boot will slip right off. It's tough to make boots that are one size fit all - even with the very specific measurements for this boot. The paw width is fine, it's just tough to get them on and adjusted just right so they won't slip off or chafe. I may try to add my own gaiter-length fleece lining to them to prevent chaffing and to allow me to tighten them to the point where they won't slip off- they're still a great boot if you can get them to stay on!

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Shisha

Date of Review: 1/14/2013

We kick up our paws in: Italy & France

My canine companion(s): Rhodesian Ridgeback

Fair

Would you recommend this product?.: No

The boots are very well designed and I believ they are made of an excellent material in regards to gear and water/snow proofing protection. Unfortunately the buckle and the top closure are made of plastic and a large dog (but polite) can byte them without difficulties and harm the functionality and you risk to find yourself only with a pair of boots instead of 4.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Rocky

Date of Review: 1/6/2013

We kick up our paws in: Maine

My canine companion(s): Cocker Spaniel

Poor

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I have a pair of the original boots for one of my cockers, which work great. These need a better design to secure around the back of dog's paw; they kept slipping off so that my dog would trip. I tried it with the socks and without, didn't matter. I expected better from RuffWear, these are not worth it.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Lily

Date of Review: 12/22/2012

We kick up our paws in: Bend, OR

My canine companion(s): Springer Spaniel

Great

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I read the poor reviews and emailed Ruffwear to see if they had redesigned the boot. They said they had done a redesign so I got 4 boots for my dog. I needed to get smaller boots for her rear paws. They worked great the first 3 mile walk we went on in very dry snow. I had problems with the velcro on her previous boots losing grip as snow built up on them. The second trip was in wetter snow and one of her rear boots came loose. I noticed it had the old buckle style on it. I returned it and got the new buckle style and have not had a problem since. That confirmed to me that the redesign works better. It is important to tighten the straps tightly and the elastic strap tight on the top also. Many people have asked me what kind of boots they are because they have not been able to keep boots on their dogs. My dog is a springer spaniel and loves the snow. She really rips around playing with other dogs and the boots are staying on her. She had problems with snow balling up and her paws before getting the boots and the boots prevent that. I have walked over 20 miles in snow since getting the boots a week ago and my dog probably doubled that distance.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jack

Date of Review: 12/16/2012

We kick up our paws in: montreal, quebec, canada

My canine companion(s): standard poodle

not happy that i just spent $100.00 on boots that do not stay on Jack's feet

Would you recommend this product?.: No

very disappointed with the product; got the impression from the packaging that these boots stayed on a dog's feet; the 2nd time i put them on Jack, he managed to throw off 2 boots withon 5 minutes of being outside....; wish i could get my money back

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Dakoda

Date of Review: 12/14/2012

We kick up our paws in: Steamboat Spirngs, CO

My canine companion(s): Rhodesian Ridgeback

good idea, doesn;t stay on

Would you recommend this product?.: No

Doesn;t stay on his feet, well built, I have to tape them on

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Igor

Date of Review: 11/25/2012

We kick up our paws in: Montana

My canine companion(s): Boxer

Well built, but wont stay on

Would you recommend this product?.: No

The boots are well made, however they won't stay on Igor's feet. I have to tighten both straps so much that I'm afraid it will hurt his foot. Igor also has a set of Grip Tex boots that work very well (and stay on his feet).

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 11/16/2012

We kick up our paws in: Alberta

My canine companion(s): Long legged mutt

Well made, doesn't fit

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Ive been looking for winter boots that would give decent grip on ice and snow but have some durability for long sections of cleared sidewalk and these look like they fit the bill. Unfortunately they don't fit. My mutts toes are too long and the webbing strap tightens across the pad of his feet. The next size up is just too wide. Too bad!

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Tybee

Date of Review: 2/20/2012

We kick up our paws in: Iowa

My canine companion(s): Shih tzu

Well made and looks good but sizing is way off and they do not stay on.

Would you recommend this product?.: No

They came off before we got out the door for a walk.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: kirby

Date of Review: 2/14/2012

We kick up our paws in: oswego newyork

My canine companion(s): bischon large one

well made BUT ARE NOT RELIABLE

Would you recommend this product?.: No

DOES N OT STAY ON FEET SO SO MAD WE END UP WITH AT LEAST 1 2 BOOTS OFF ON OUR WALKS AND IN SNOW I HAVE TO GO LOOKING FOR THEM OH BY THE WAY THIS SITE HAS WORKED IT OUT IF YOU ROLL YOUR MOUSE OVER THE STARS THEY LIGHT UP AND YOU CANT GET THEM OFF NOW IM GOING TO CALL AND SEE WHAT THERE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS LIKE

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Skittle

Date of Review: 2/10/2012

We kick up our paws in: Colorado

My canine companion(s): Mastiff

Disappointed..

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I love the overall design and sturdiness of the boot itself, but with an active giant breed, the two seperate devices used to cinch and tighten the boot are very flimsy in my opinion. Wish they had the same sturdy velcro as the Bark n Boots Grip Trex or just strengthen what's already on them.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: ella bella fitzgerald

Date of Review: 2/4/2012

We kick up our paws in: calgary , ab , canada

My canine companion(s): cattle dog, basenji, pitbull

if the boot fits

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

so i bought this product casue i going snowshoeing a lot in the rockies. in calgary i was trianing her to get use to the boot anything seemed to fit, except for the top part of the boot was not tight enough at all, no matter how much i tryed to tens up the line. so naturally when i went out the the rockies. not even 1 k in the hike three of her boots came off after she was chasing another dog. i like the concept and overall idea of the product. but if you could put the same buckle you have on the base of the boot on the top part as well it would have helped a lot in that situation.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 1/20/2012

We kick up our paws in: Calgary, AB

My canine companion(s): Labrador

Geood

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We have the Grid Trex boots for summer hiking and they work great. However the winter Polar Trex do not stay on my dogs back feet very well, even with the socks added. I really have to tighten it up and usually one always comes off during an hour run in the snow. It would be great it you could buy the boots in pairs instead of a set of four since most dogs seem to have smaller back feet. I think my issues would be solved if I could have bought the medium size for the front feet and small for the back. We'll keep using them but I'll just have to watch for fallen boots.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Simon

Date of Review: 1/18/2012

We kick up our paws in: Rocky Mtn. National Park, Colorado

My canine companion(s): Lab/Poodle mix

mixed feelings

Would you recommend this product?.: No

They might be good on some dogs, but on my dog they don't stay on more than 30 seconds and I have already lost two of them in deep snow. They're well made, I'm sure, but won't stay on - and Simon has big, wide feet! Maybve ok for waklking city streets, but not for snow-covered mountain trails.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Rothko

Date of Review: 1/14/2012

We kick up our paws in: Toronto, Canada

My canine companion(s): Dobermann Pinscher

Best Boot on the Market!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Been trying boots for years, all brands etc and never found one that was well-made, effective and gave my dog the confidence to romp through the snow and feel warm. (She loves snow and purposely goes through snow banks rather than walking on the paths or sidewalk). An added bonus is the sole that allows us to walk the streets even with the heavy salt and slush with no worries. We get stopped at least once a day with people asking about these boots and all too willing to tell them they are totally worth the money. My other dog wears another brand that are good but to my mind the Polar Trex are the ones to buy. NEVER slip off even when she is going full tilt in the deep snow (+15cm) which with most boots so far is the real test. As to people saying they slip off and are too big cannot comment on that, but my impression is wear the liner socks it makes them slip on easily and to my mind prevents the boot from causing friction on the foot and therefore stays on. This plus ensure you have them adjusted properly and they will not move. They wash up easily as well and this is an added plus to me.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 1/4/2012

We kick up our paws in: New Mexico

My canine companion(s): Mixed breed

Too wide

Would you recommend this product?.: No

These are wonderful boots with gaiters but they slid right off my slim legged/footed dog. Were of no use. Where can one find just gaiters for dogs to use with other boots that do stay on?

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 12/24/2011

We kick up our paws in: Washington

My canine companion(s): border collie / aussie cross

Great for protecting old injury

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My dog partially tore the nerves of one front leg. For five years she has had 30% use of the injured leg, mostly using it for swimming, holding toys down, and catching her balance. I had tried many splints and braces over the years for her, but they were all to stiff or bulky for her to wear everyday. About three months ago we found out about ruffwear boots and decided to give them a try. My dogs use of her bad leg has increased to about 60%! These boots have just enough support and protection to help her learn to trust her bad leg again. The only problem I have had with these boots is that they do tend to slip off when she is running hard.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: travis allen

Date of Review: 12/13/2011

We kick up our paws in: breckenridge co

My canine companion(s): golden

waste of money and time

Would you recommend this product?.: No

not only do they slide off after a few minutes outside, the lower clasp has now broken....

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Brenda

Date of Review: 12/9/2011

We kick up our paws in: Maine

My canine companion(s): Boxer Mix

Works for us.

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Hi. We did have to return the two back boots for a smaller size however the front boots fit fine and once he forgets he has them on he really puts them through hell and they stay on. His back feet are a size smaller. I had to get a size bigger sock as they were too tight and I couldn't return them because they were had been used once so that was a disappointment. I thought the boots would be taller than they are. We really need them for the icy slush that bothers Rocko's feet. I think he would prefer not to wear them however he seems to be determined not to let them slow him down and from the way he runs around and jumps into the air they haven't. So overall I am pleased with them.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jessica

Date of Review: 12/8/2011

We kick up our paws in: Windsor, ON

My canine companion(s): Beagle X

Best dog boot on the market

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I'm sure this is a great boot if you can get a size to fit your dog. You seem to need to buy a size smaller than what ruffwear tells you. Unfortunately, they don't make one, one size smaller than what I need.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 12/6/2011

We kick up our paws in: utah

My canine companion(s): chocolate lab

disappointed

Would you recommend this product?.: No

these boots do not float. we had them for all of 20 minutes before my lab (who likes the water) lost them in the pond. we searched and searched but they never floated to the top-there went $90!!

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 12/2/2011

We kick up our paws in: Anchorage,AK

My canine companion(s): Yellow lab

Disappointed

Would you recommend this product?.: No

Can't seem to find a size that fits. Too wide and always fall off my dogs feet. :( Stay on my dogs feet for a little bit but always come off in the snow.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 10/9/2011

We kick up our paws in: upstate ny

My canine companion(s): English Shepherd

Well made

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I was surprised at the size that my 60 lb dog measured out to be (XS) and considered ordering up thinking that I must have mismeasured. Fortunately I followed the instructions because the XS fits fine. I'm told that some breeds just have smaller feet. Go figure! The boot seems really well made and has a great sole for walking in snow/ice. The last boots we wore lasted a season and the soles are not as nice and the velcro only lasted a year. This set looks like it is made more sturdy. The upper strap also closes well around the dogs leg. I hope that it will prevent the snow from getting down into the boot which was also a problem with our last boots. The picture of the boot on line made me think the leg part of the boot came up higher, but they don't. While we have not used them in snow yet, I'm looking forward to it. They seem like they will be a higher quality, longer lasting product than what we have used in the past.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Marije

Date of Review: 10/7/2011

We kick up our paws in: Whitehorse YT Canada

My canine companion(s): Labrador

Too big

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I bought these boots for my dog, for when it gets really cold and snowy in the Yukon, but like a lot of other commenters have said, they slide off. I got the measurements right, but the boots are way too big and won't stay on. I think my dog would need to go at least two sizes down for the boots to fit properly. Unfortunately I'm in Canada and bought the boots via Backcountry-K9 via a detour (Backcountry K9 doesn't ship Ruffwear outside the US so I had to use Shipito), so I can't return them. I'm hoping I can swap them with someone else, but I'm afraid this was another $89.95 down the drain...

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: cinandjules

Date of Review: 3/22/2011

We kick up our paws in: Adirondack Mts NY

My canine companion(s): Golden Retriever

Great

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Wonderful product. Easy to put on and take off. Took a minute for her to walk correctly (high stepping at first) but now she runs and it doesn't seem to bother her. Had one fly off...but I didn't secure it tight enough. So far so good...and she loves em! No more snow clumps in between her paws. She weighs 85 lbs and wears a medium. The size chart is accurate. Had her step on the box to see...THAT was harder than putting the boots on!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jenn

Date of Review: 3/20/2011

We kick up our paws in: Edmonton, AB, Canada

My canine companion(s): Springer Spaniel x Lab x GSD

Better than other boots!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We snowshoe with Frodo, and bootless, he always gets snowballs between his toes and rips them off, causing bleeding and days of discomfort afterward. We used to have Muttluks, which I liked enough, though they were always falling off. Frodo hated them, and high-stepped the entire time while wearing them. I accidentally packed them away wet last year and they moulded over, so I had to throw them out and look for new boots. We'd admired the Grip Trex and bought those, but they were not intended for deep snow! Our first trip out, and even with the liners Frodo got three off within 10 meters of the car, and ultimately lost one. We replaced it but we will save those to try out on our summer hikes. We then got the Polar Trex on-line from Gear4Dogs and we love them! We did a lot of travelling over deep snow this winter. Sadly though we didn't sink, Frodo DID (I couldn't imagine snowshoes for dogs!) and the boots came up with him every time! Don't get me wrong, they slid a bit and we readjusted them three times on a two hour trek, but that has to be expected considering the shape of our dog's feet. The point is they didn't get lost in the snow, they kept his feet warm and dry, and though he balked when we first put them on, once he got out on the trail he forgot about them and got busy sniffing and running! They did their job protecting his feet and we didn't lose one. And with the mesh carry bag, I don't have to worry about them moulding. Great boots. Thanks!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Tina

Date of Review: 3/6/2011

We kick up our paws in: Calgary, AB, Canada

My canine companion(s): Wheaten Terrier

GREAT!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

These boots seem to be getting a lot of slack - personally we love them. Perhaps they stay on better because our Wheaten has longer hair, but we've only had a few experiences of the boots falling off - and that's because we didn't tighten them enough. We really snug up the 'foot part' and moderately snug up the elastic at the top. We trudge through deep powdery snow and never have problems! He's wearing the small size which works perfectly for us. Great for keeping his feet clean (we use them in the rain too) and free of packed snow. GREAT boots.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jen B.

Date of Review: 3/4/2011

We kick up our paws in: Weare, NH

My canine companion(s): greyhounds!!

gets the job done

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

While our two greyhounds still need to get used to the idea of boots on their feet... they acclimated to them rather quickly. Only a few moments of walking around the house like they were stepping in molasses and once outside they were fine. To test these out yesterday, we headed out onto our snow-covered lake, a "nice" sunny, 20-degree day. Only one boot came completely off when our larger greyhound miss-stepped into a chunk of deep, icy snow. And one boot kept slipping a little bit on our smaller greyhound so we readjusted as we went along. We used the boot liners which may have been the issue for her; took it off that one foot and it seemed to stay in place better after that. Our dogs aren't huge but they're still 65 and 75 lbs. We bought the XS boots for them. Had originally bought the small boots for our larger greyhound and they were too big. We exchanged them through the mail with no problem at all! Thanks Ruffwear!

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 2/23/2011

We kick up our paws in: Colorado

My canine companion(s): Border Collie Mix

Neat Idea

Would you recommend this product?.: No

My pup gets ice and snow stuck in his paws which is very uncomfortable for him and severely limits our time on winter trails. We've tried other boots but the deep snow sneaks in through the top so I thought these would be perfect. The XXSs will not stay on my 45lb dog though, even though his paw measurements are exactly right. I've tried to take up more room with socks but nothing seems to keep them on, even when cinched down all the way. I wish they worked but they do not... That said - Ruff Wear does have excellent customer service and products and I will certainly remain a customer.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Teresa

Date of Review: 2/20/2011

We kick up our paws in: Poughkeepsie, NY

My canine companion(s): Belgian Malinois

Very Well Made

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

These boots are beautifully made! But my dog has different paws than other breeds. Her paws are really narrow, so even though I tightened them up as much as possible, they came off in 10 sec. These were the smallest size too. I am sure these would probably work with a larger breed. It's just like people - they need to try them on to see if the shoe fits.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Helipete

Date of Review: 2/15/2011

We kick up our paws in: Wisconsin

My canine companion(s): Two (brother and sis) Goldens

Very good Boot

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Both pups are about 70lbs each and the small size fits both well. We are roughly two weeks into the trial period and the dogs are adapting to the "feel" of the boots well. We apply them relatively tightly and they have stayed on both dogs during our fast runs (I am on a bike and we get going pretty fast). I only wish they could tell me if they are on too tight. Well, they don't favor their gate, and after the runs they don't lick or tend to the paws as they did in the snow and salt... Sooo, all is good.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Capp's boots

Date of Review: 2/12/2011

We kick up our paws in: PA

My canine companion(s): Border Collie

Fair

Would you recommend this product?.: No

Won't stay on in snow deeper than the boots. In deep snow they are a real pain. I spend more time looking for them then Capp does wearing them.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: bntankhorns

Date of Review: 2/9/2011

We kick up our paws in: washinton

My canine companion(s): lab

good apperance like the style

Would you recommend this product?.: No

Have had nothing but trouble dont know if i ordered the wrong size or what cant keep them on for nothing Have recently returned these will try another size than if the i better will change my opinion but as of now would not recomend.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Monty's Boots

Date of Review: 2/8/2011

We kick up our paws in: Northern Canada

My canine companion(s): 85 lbs Lab / Poodle

Good Quality, Don't stay on

Would you recommend this product?.: No

Don't stay on in snow.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Chuck

Date of Review: 2/6/2011

We kick up our paws in: Folsom, CA

My canine companion(s): Vizsla

OK

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I can't keep these boots on! They look and feel good, but the boots keep sliding off my Vizsla, especially in Snow. This sucks! I wish they made these with metal clips and a bend that fits the dogs paws better. They have tremendous potential! :) How is ruff wear's customer service? I love their products!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: cj kelley

Date of Review: 2/2/2011

We kick up our paws in: New England

My canine companion(s): French Bulldog

Very cleverly made boots.

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

High quality product. Does not fit our French bulldog. Too high on the leg. Had to return the boots.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Joe Jennings

Date of Review: 2/1/2011

We kick up our paws in: Mountains of N. Utah

My canine companion(s): Golden Retriever, German Shepherd

Excellent product but had sizing problem

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Gunny and Kaiser are avalanche rescue dogs and I wanted the boots to (1) keep ice out from their pads, and (2) protect their legs from ski cuts. The boots appeared to be just what I wanted but, despite measuring both dogs and ordering the corresponding sizes, the boots were too large. I plan to try again with smaller sizes.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Scott Graham

Date of Review: 1/31/2011

We kick up our paws in: Westford, MA

My canine companion(s): Puli

Fair at best

Would you recommend this product?.: No

The product is constructed very well. It will not ware fast. First let me explain why we purchased the boots. Our dog is a Puli which is a long hair breed. Because of the long hair she gets very wet legs when walking in the winter. Being a white, she gets dirty very easily. So we figured that these boots would cure these problems. The problems we have with the boots are two fold. First from the pictures it appeared that the boots would go high up on the dogs leg, they don't. Second the boots don't stay on well. They stay on as long as the dog is walking, as soon as the dog runs they're flying off.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Colin

Date of Review: 1/29/2011

We kick up our paws in: Calgary

My canine companion(s): Black Lab

Tough to use when the won't stay on

Would you recommend this product?.: No

Went for three walks so far. First one, he blew all four off. Put them back on, he blew them off again. Put them on, back two stayed on, front two went flying, Second walk. Really strapped them down, blew the front two just as we were getting to the park. Put them back on, and he blew one of them off within 30 feet. Third walk, blew both front ones off. Didn't waste my time putting them back on. Not really happy with the product. Looks great, doesn't do what it is supposed to. I see why they sell single ones now. They tell me I have to actually give them a star. I don't want to, but this won't get posted without it. So there you go.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Victoria

Date of Review: 1/29/2011

We kick up our paws in: Seattle

My canine companion(s): Vizsla

Absolutely Perfect!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We bought these boots for our incredibly active 11 year old vizsla. He had to have surgery on one of his feet in rainy, muddy, Seattle November. Putting a vizsla on bed rest is simply not possible so we had to find a way to keep his foot clean and dry while it healed. These boots were absolutely perfect! The sizing was somewhat deceptive for me due to the size and shape of a vizsla's foot - an extra small for a 60 pound dog?? Yup. We ordered the medium first and had to trade them out for the extra smalls and there were no hassles whatsoever. Our dog is a perpetual motion machine so we had to make constant checks and periodic adjustments to the fit of the boots as he ran around but it was both to be expected and not at all a big deal. I love Ruff Wear and have been buying products from them since they first started making products and will continue to be a loyal customer.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ken

Date of Review: 1/27/2011

We kick up our paws in: New Hampshire

My canine companion(s): Golden Retriever

Fair

Would you recommend this product?.: No

The boots are well made - but perhaps should have been designed by the dog instead of the humans. They do not fit the contour of the leg very well. As a result, it is difficult to keep them on in deep snow - even with frequent adjustments and tightening. The best judge is my dog - she has worn snow boots before, so there is a degree of familiarity with the product. She was not comfortable using these; I was not comfortable with retrieving them in deep snow when they wouldn't stay on. The cost is steep for the product. I had high hopes that it would be a case of "you get what you pay for". Unfortunately they did not come close to the hype.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Mona

Date of Review: 1/26/2011

We kick up our paws in: DE

My canine companion(s): Black Lab and Golden

rip off

Would you recommend this product?.: No

We spent $180 on these boots taking the dogs to NY for a snowshoe trip of 5 miles in deep snow. We put them on and the gray cord snapped. Then take them outside and the boots were great on the ice, but in deep snow, came off. needless to say - I don't want to spend more money to replace one boot!

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 1/23/2011

We kick up our paws in: NYC

My canine companion(s): Australian Shepard Mix

great boot but runs large

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

These boots are great, however, these boots run large. I previously purchased the Grip Trex in an XXS and they were a perfect fit. The XXS Polar Trex measured about 3 inches across corresponding with a "Large" - maybe this is an error in manufacturing/labeling - either way the boots are going back. I would recommend these boots if you can get the perfect fit for your dog.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 1/19/2011

We kick up our paws in: Canada

My canine companion(s): Norrbottenspets

extremely disappointed

Would you recommend this product?.: No

The polar trex boots did not work out the way it showed in the video ! Even before I could put them on my dog , one of the boot's E CORD snapped and broke !! I used a pin to secure it in order to use it . However , all four boots came off one by one just after about 5 minutes walking/running !! I followed the size chart in their website to order the boots . Therefore , they can't use ' wrong size ' as excuse to get away with responsibility ! This product is not durable and comes off too fast , contrary to what Ruff Wear claims ! Another naked truth about high price tag product does not necessarily mean good quality and durability ! So frustrating !

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 1/12/2011

We kick up our paws in: Cleveland, Ohio

My canine companion(s): Australian Cattle Dog

Great!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Best boots I've seen!

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Owlet

Date of Review: 1/12/2011

We kick up our paws in: Montana

My canine companion(s): Lab

Sleek, won't stay on

Would you recommend this product?.: No

We've been wearing short boots for a year, and they are great. They stay on if you strap them tight, even with a lot of running in tall grass and deep snow. I was super excited when new tall boots became available. But I was disappointed. They won't stay on, no matter how tight I strap them. And they are really sleek on snow and ice, even though they are advertised as winter boots for snow. My dog is afraid to jump out of the car or run down the steps in this boots. They would be ok if your dog only walks on a leash, I guess. If you let him run, they are useless.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ralph

Date of Review: 1/12/2011

We kick up our paws in: Crystal Lake, IL.

My canine companion(s): Vizsla

Not sure

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Second set, first set were the shorter version. However the longer ones have the same problem as the first. I can't keep them on him. To be far, he was hunting in some very tall and dense cover. Lost two in 30 minutes.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Peter Ludlow

Date of Review: 1/12/2011

We kick up our paws in: Hopewell Junction, NY

My canine companion(s): Afghan Hound

Great improvement with the polar trex

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Boots go on easier with socks and are more accomodating of long hair. However they still come off, possibly because I bought a large when a medium might have been better. Also the strap clamp does loosen as others have said and the top elastic strap pulled out of the hem, both quality issues atypical of Ruff Wear. I probably will do some redesign of the straps.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 1/12/2011

We kick up our paws in: Illinois

My canine companion(s): Lab Mix

LOVE IT!!!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

These are great. They keep all of the rocks, snow, ice, mud, sand, etc. out from in between my dog's pads. They stayed securely on his feet after running around for an hour or so. I would recommend them for any dogs that walk on surfaces that could damage their feet.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 1/11/2011

We kick up our paws in: Juneau, AK

My canine companion(s): Rhodesian Ridgeback

Lame

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I was skeptical to purchase since I have tried the grip trex boots and could not get those to stay on my dog but I had to try this awesome looking product. It's a great design and I was super excited for them to work HOWEVER, as indicated by other posts, the clasp is PLASTIC teeth that do not grip the strap. They came off within 30 seconds of walking. If you take the boot and gently pull on the clasp/strap system, you can loosen by hand. Lame.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Kaci Ruck

Date of Review: 1/9/2011

We kick up our paws in: Neenah, Wisconsin

My canine companion(s): Newfoundland, Spaniel, Poodle Mix

AMAZING

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

These boots were fabulous for my dog; normally on our walks he would stop frequently due to snow in between the pads of his feet. He has very long hair and the large boots fit his legs snug.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Stephanie

Date of Review: 1/4/2011

We kick up our paws in: Chicago, L

My canine companion(s): Black Lab

Still Hopeful

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Maybe it's Black Labs (80#), but Pepper fussed a little with having boots on for the freezing, icey temps here in Chicago. The front boots stayed on longer than the back ones. She somehow finds a way to kick them off within seconds of starting our walk. I'm hoping that with some more training, she'll learn to walk in them correctly instead of trying to kick them off. Wish us luck! We are rating the product lower for this breed, but the company is GREAT!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Randy Miller

Date of Review: 12/31/2010

We kick up our paws in: Blackhills of South Dakota

My canine companion(s): American Staffordshire Terrier

Outstanding

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

These are the best dog boots I have ever used, their quality and design is outstanding in everyway. Have been running, walking and trail breaking with great protection from my ski edges and the "razor ice" trails. My dog loves them now, the first time out with them on was a little "club footed" stopping and fussing with them. Now she stands ready and willing to have them put on everytime we go out and never fusses with them unless ice has gotten down the top. The combo of mushers wax on the pads and these boots is unbeatable grip and comfort for her.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Aaron

Date of Review: 12/29/2010

We kick up our paws in: Anchorage, AK

My canine companion(s): Boxer Mix

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We recently moved from Florida to Alaska and my dog Krypto has had a hard time with the ice and snow since the temperature dropped to the single digits. We purchased the small boots which were a little big. We sent them back to get two XS and two XXS, the customer service was outstanding and now the boots fit Krypto loves hiking in the snow for hours!!!!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Helena

Date of Review: 12/28/2010

We kick up our paws in: Denmark

My canine companion(s): Mininature schnauzer - Lab. mix

We love it

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We got quite a lot of snow this winter - and again Dennis the miniature schnauzer had problems with lumps of ice between his pads. Solution - I bought him a set of Polar Trex. On our first walk with theese boots, I started out by giving him boots on the front paws - just to give him a chance to get accustomed to the feeling. Half way through our walk I gave him boots on his back paws. For the first time ever he roamed around in the snow! just like our lab. mix does. There is a little trick to theese boots! The boots are to high for his back legs - but if I turn the top of the boots down like a collar - they fit - AND they stay on! That is the trick - never let the boots curl like they do on the dog in the image for this product - they have to be straigt and they will stay on in powder snow - packed snow and on the sidewalk. For our lab. mix I have a set of Grib Trex ready if they should be needed!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Nadine

Date of Review: 12/28/2010

We kick up our paws in: College Point, NY

My canine companion(s): A Lab Service Dog

Outstanding

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Not only does these boots keep my dog warm & dry, it also makes him look stylish. Since we r constantly getting asked were to get such boots, we r proud to say "RUFF" wear. Of course the matching jacket makes the outfit.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Katrin

Date of Review: 12/27/2010

We kick up our paws in: Sharon, MA

My canine companion(s): Labrador Retriever

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I recently purchased a set of the Polar Trex boots for my service dog in-training. Since the bulk of Jess' training will be done this winter, I knew I needed to find a quality set of boots for her to work in due to all the sand and salt they put on the roads and sidewalks here in MA during the winter. The first training outing I took Jess on, I realized that the boots on her back feet were too large and I kept having to readjust them. When I called your company to see about getting 2 smaller ones, I was 100% impressed by your policy to allow customers to return the ones that didn't fit and replace them with a smaller size at no added charge. Jess' new extra small boots for her backfeet are on their way to me now as her medium size front ones continue to work well. I also really like the reflective on the boots, and my dog doesn't mind wearing them at all. I now wish I had gotten RuffWear boots for my 1st service dog as these are a significantly better quality and make product than the boots he used to wear. I will be highly recommending your products to others.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Fry

Date of Review: 12/23/2010

We kick up our paws in: Northern Ontario

My canine companion(s): Pudelpointer

I want to love them

Would you recommend this product?.: No

Just bought these boots yesterday. I've taken my dog on two walks now, and she has been able to slip all of them off each time. I am sure these are fine if you want to walk your dog on a leash, however when I let my dog run loose she is able to slip them off quickly. The fault is in the buckle. I can easily loosen them with the buckle in the closed position. If you have an active dog such as mine, it is just a matter of time before it loosens.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Robert

Date of Review: 12/22/2010

We kick up our paws in: Redmond Or

My canine companion(s): A 50lb mutt

I had to pass

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I couldn't get them on very easily. They are well made but they didn't fit my dog. (I think I had the right size) The size at the paw was fine it was the upper part that was too stiff. I see quite a few people think they are good so maybe it's just us, Iwill give 6 stars to Ruff Wear. A great company to deal with !!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: David

Date of Review: 12/15/2010

We kick up our paws in: Bay Area, CA

My canine companion(s): Wire Haired Pointing Griffon

Good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

So far, So good. Although a bit clumsy at first after 10 minutes he got the hang of the boots. It does take a day or to for him to not trip over himself. We will try them out in the snow this weekend. Proper sizing is a must. My dog is 58 pounds and he fits into a small, the medium was too big.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Cyndi

Date of Review: 12/12/2010

We kick up our paws in: Minneapolis

My canine companion(s): Small Golden Retriever

Great addition to our Winter Fun

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have a pair of the Grip Tex boots and love them. I was excited to see these winter boots this year. Using them for our treks ski jouring and snow shoeing. Because we compete in dog sports it's very important to keep my dogs paws and pads protected in both winter and summer. And contrary to other opinions most sled dogs DO wear boots. Our time spent outside in our new 20 ++ inches of powder is more enjoyable!!! And the fit - my 48lb. Golden is wearing an XXS - so be careful to size them right.They will fall off if they're too big for your dogs paws.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Julie Brown

Date of Review: 12/6/2010

We kick up our paws in: Fairport, NY

My canine companion(s): Lab

Pretty good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I wish I could love these boots because they look so well-designed. But I put them on my Lab last night to go hike in our first snowfall of the season and within 2 minutes of his playful romping, the back 2 flew off into the snow, with the front ones following shortly thereafter. We tightened them as much as we could (we got a Large because his front paws are extremely wide)-- not sure if we should have bought a medium? His back paws are normal sized, but his front paws would probably be too big for Medium.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Bob

Date of Review: 12/4/2010

We kick up our paws in: Redmond Or

My canine companion(s): Mix rescue

Not Good

Would you recommend this product?.: No

They look very good but I could not get them on my dog very easily. The material is too stiff and too tight on top and can't get it comfortably past the joint above the paw.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 12/3/2010

We kick up our paws in: Colorado

My canine companion(s): Tibetan Terriers

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

These are tyhe best boots Ive seen anywhere. Unfortunately, my dogs just would not use them, they didnt like them. But they are Tibetans so a romp in the snow without them is no problem. I highly recommend these boots!!!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 12/1/2010

We kick up our paws in: Saint Marys, OH

My canine companion(s): GSD/Beagle mix

L-O-V-E them

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I bought a set for my Service Dog, hoping that they'd stay on better than the Grip Trex (which needed constant adjustment to make sure we didn't lose them). Today was our first real snowfall and the boots worked out wonderfully :) After a 30 minute walk (on sidewalks) in 26 degree weather, his paws were still toasty warm... And there was no sidewalk salt to wash off of them. I look forward to using these all winter.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Teresa Petterson

Date of Review: 11/24/2010

We kick up our paws in: Montrose, CO

My canine companion(s): Greater Swiss Mnt Dogs and Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Love them and miss them

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Love the new design and they fit great, but the Griffon lost 3/4 within 2 miles of deep powder. My Swissy kept on the old design, but also has some substance to his feet. I think they would work well for packed or some depth but not deep powder. I'd like to see if the new ones would stay on my big dogs in powder, but already lost too much $.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Sparky

Date of Review: 11/17/2010

We kick up our paws in: Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Parks

My canine companion(s): Yorktees

Amazing

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We wish we would have waited before ordering the "old style" Barken Boots. We struggled with ordering, loosing and re-ordering replacement boots and liners constantly. Now we are stuck with these boots that are uncomfortable and constantly falling off. We gave you serious feedback on the design flaws and needed improvements, and you listened. Great job! You designed the PERFECT snow boot for very small breed dogs who travel in extremely deep snow. I

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Julie

Date of Review: 11/17/2010

We kick up our paws in: Michigan

My canine companion(s): Pit mix

Brilliant

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Not all dogs are created equal. They may be built for the outdoors but not every breed is built for a winter climate. Nor were there pads designed for frozen sidewalks. These protect dogs pads while walking in the city where the concrete is painfully cold as well as keeping his legs from getting sliced up by layers of ice in the snow while out romping on the woods. I love this product and so does my dog!

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Travis

Date of Review: 11/12/2010

We kick up our paws in: Minnesota

My canine companion(s): Bulldog, german shepherd

useless

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I can't believe you would do this to a dog that is built for the outdoors. I like the pictures of the husky tromping through the snow. I know many dogsledders that look at this stuff and laugh at the absurdity. It's a great way to waste money on something your dog doesn't need, but you think he does. It's like a bicycle for a monkey!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 11/11/2010

We kick up our paws in: Winter Park, CO

My canine companion(s): English Mastiff

A

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Love the water proof, higher cuff on this boot. Patton is big boy and he wears the XL size. We would take an XXL if they made one since the XL is a little snug :) Much better than the other designs - i still find that it the cuff tends to slide down his leg and lets the boot slip off after a mile of jogging unless it is super tight. Maybe a velcro top with the elastic would help.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: CB

Date of Review: 11/9/2010

We kick up our paws in: NY suburb

My canine companion(s): Silky Terrier

not for us

Would you recommend this product?.: No

Rex is 11 pounds and the XS boots were gigantic on him. A shame, they are well made. Small dogs, especially the terriers, need these items.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Pete

Date of Review: 10/30/2010

We kick up our paws in: New York

My canine companion(s): Afghan Hound

Quality product

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

A definite improvement over the prior shorter boot. The design is much easier to put on a hairy afghan leg than the prior model and with the sock is even better at avoiding foot irritation from long winter hikes.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: JT

Date of Review: 10/30/2010

We kick up our paws in: Flagstaff, AZ (7,000 ft above sea level)

My canine companion(s): Border Collie

GREAT BOOT but sizing was off for my dog

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This boot is tougher than I've EVER seen in any other dog boot. And I like the lack of Velcro! Hopefully that will help this boot to last longer then others. :)

My Border Collie's front paws are bigger than her back paws, so we ordered the Small for her front paws and the XSmall (or XXSmall ?) for her back paws.

The boots (with the liners that we bought after the first realization that the front boots don't fit) are a dream on her back paws. She seems to really like them.

However, the front boots keep bunching up at the bottom and then pulling off. This causes her to stumble and limp. So I have to take them off while we're in the middle of a hike.

As previously stated, we have tried the liners but the front boots are just too big for her. She measured 2.5" across her front paws but they just don't fit. We're trying again with the XSmall to see if we can get this to work.

When they stay on her paws, they really do protect her from the rocky terrain and spiky, unforgiving plants.

I look forward to testing out the smaller size and then letting her run in the snow later in the season. :)

RuffWear is really great! I just have to get the right size for her paws.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Vince & Goliath

Date of Review: 10/6/2010

We kick up our paws in: Chicago Area

My canine companion(s): Dachshund / Chihuahua

Could not ask for a better boot.

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I loved the older boots but these are so much better! They fit great and so much more comfortable for my buddy. Don't be fooled, the small dogs are active too and a boot does not get better than this. I never thought I would want some snow (at least for a little while) BRING IT ON!