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Ruffwear Grip Trex Dog Boots – Best All-Terrain Dog Boots for the Ultimate Paw Protection

If you and your dog(s) enjoy going out, exploring the outdoors and going on long hikes, it’s important that everyone goes equipped with proper gear that matches the terrain conditions. And when saying everyone, that certainly includes your dog(s). That’s why getting a pair of dog boots for your dog like the Ruffwear Grip Trex Dog Boots is the best decision you’ll ever make.

Ruffwear is a self-funded pet product company that designs dog gear to enhance your outdoor adventures, including trail tested & rugged dog boots, dog coats, dog harnesses, dog life jackets and much, much more.

"The Ruffwear Grip Trex Dog Boots set the standard in paw wear for dogs who hike, bike, run, or explore the great outdoors with their humans."

Let's take a detailed look at what the Grip Trex Dog Boots have to offer.


The Grip Trex Dog Boots are high-performance all-terrain dog boots that are sturdy enough to withstand all types of terrain, but still comfortable enough to never hurt your dog's paws during your hikes.

The Grip Trex are designed with both protection and comfort in mind. The Grip Trex feature a Gusset design that provides a wide opening for easy on/off sliding of your dog's paws. The boots come equipped with a reflective trim to help with visibility whenever you and your dog are exploring the outdoors in low light conditions.

Grip Trex Dog Boots – Reflective Trim
Grip Trex Dog Boots – Reflective Trim

These dog boots feature a tightly woven air-mesh upper part that helps to keep the boots breathable. The air-mesh's pattern is just wide enough for your dog to always feel his paws fresh enough throughout the day, but still tight enough to easily stop any dirt and/or debris from getting inside the boots.

Grip Trex Dog Boots – Breathable Air-Mesh
Grip Trex Dog Boots – Breathable Air-Mesh

These high-performance all-terrain dog boots come equipped with a Vibram Outsole that features a rugged lug design. This provides your dog's paws with both great flexibility and exceptional traction, even when you and your dog are hiking through rougher terrains. The Vibram Outsole is a sturdy, rugged and resilient outsole that can withstand your dog's running with ease, supporting any terrain. This means that your furry companion will never get hurt by sharp and hard debris.

Grip Trex Dog Boots – Hard Rubber Vibram Outsole
Grip Trex Dog Boots – Hard Rubber Vibram Outsole

Lastly, the Grip Trex Dog Boots also feature a hook-and-loop cinch closure system that's combined with hardware. This allows the system to easily cinch/secure around the narrowest part of your dog’s leg to provide a secure fit. The cinching system is fully waterproof, meaning it will work even if it gets wet while hiking or running under the rain. The system is incredibly reliable, as well as super-intuitive to use.

Grip Trex Dog Boots – Cinching Closure System
Grip Trex Dog Boots – Cinching Closure System


To properly fit the Grip Trex Dog Boots on each of your dog's paws you should start by opening the boot as wide as you can. After that, slip one of your dog's paws inside a boot.

As said before, remember to cinch the boot tight and secure it around the narrowest part of your dog's leg. The boot should fit your dog's paw with little excess room on each side as well as on both the front and back.

To assure the boot provides your dog with a comfortable fit, check if each boot follows you dog's paw's curve, bending at a 45º degree angle where the paw also bends.

Furthermore, just as you would do with your own hiking gear, remember to always check on your furry companion's Grip Trex's closure system and adjust the fit in case its needed. This should be done right after the first 15 minutes of your activity, as well as at any needed time throughout your outdoors adventure.


Washing the Grip Trex Dog Boots is extremely simple and should only take a couple minutes of work; the biggest part of the process is waiting for the boots to dry. To wash the Grip Trex you just have to secure the fasteners and wash the boots in cold water after choosing a gentle washing cycle.

For your detergent choice, make sure you pick a mild detergent to ensure that the boots' material doesn't get ruined. After that, all you need to do is dry them outside (air dry them).


The Ruffwear Grip Trex Dog Boots easily protect your dogs’ paws from extreme environments. This ensures their paws never get hurt on any type of terrain, including places with really rocky grounds, locations with sharp debris (like volcanic glass), or even hiking spots with a lot of spiky vegetation (like hard grass and broken tree branches).

These are some of the best dog boots available out there, if not the best, to be 100% honest. They're extremely durable, very easy to use, super comfortable for your dog, ridiculously easy to wash, and even come equipped with little reflective trims to warn others about your dog's presence when exploring the outdoors under low light conditions.

The Grip Trex Dog Boots are currently available in 3 different colors/models: Blue Spring, Red Currant, and Obsidian Black. These are available in a total of 8 different boot sizes, increasing in small increments of 0.25". Depending on what your dog's paw width measures, you can get: 1.50", 1.75", 2.00", 2.25", 2.50", 2.75", 3.00", and 3.25".

Remember to measure all paws, as some might slightly differ in size. Whenever you don't know what size to pick, remember that you should go one size down, mainly because the boots are flexible and can be stretched quite a bit.

If you're interested in getting the Ruffwear Grip Trex Dog Boots, each pair (One SET of FOUR Boots) is currently going for $75 (no matter what model you pick). You can get your pair of high-performance all-terrain dog boots right now at Ruffwear's official USA website, which you can access by clicking this link to go to the corresponding shopping page.


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