Some of you may have read our review a few years ago on the Ruffwear Grip Trex all-terrain boots..
We wanted to do a follow-up article after using a newer version of the Grip Trex since a lot has changed (for the better) in this product that has become a staple for our “dog” equipment bag.
All of our dogs adjusted well to using these boots, the front feet seemed to be easier for them to accept, but after 3-5 uses they all felt the comfort these boots provided on the rocks and hot concrete/asphalt/sand and forgot they were even on!
The concept of the boot is the same but the NEW Ruffwear Grip Trex boots offer more reflection and soft-sided design to allow for more flex in your active canines movement. The new design also offers an improved reinforced bottom on the interior of the boot to prevent wear and tear and add comfort to your friends paw pads.
We also noticed the biggest difference was more ventilation across the top of the boot and the soft side design. Not only do they feel lighter in your hands but they are noticeably more flexible.The increased ventilation does not affect the performance of the boot in mud, dirt, sand, or surf. There was minimal sediment/material on the inside after removing the boots, especially impressive after our recent trip to a beach with fine sand!
The cinch top carry case that is included with the boots came in to be extra helpful once the boots are removed. The carry case is crucial to keep your vehicle and your surrounding equipment clean.
The washing instructions state that you can wash in cold water on a gentle cycle in a traditional washing machine and air dry but we never felt that we had to do this. We always just use a water hose or a bucket with a minimal amount of detergent and then let air-dry even with no detergent there was never any “stink” or mustiness even after long periods of use.