Dog boots can be very beneficial for protecting your pet's feet. They can also be hard to keep on, especially if your dog isn't comfortable wearing them. Walkee Paws Dog Boot Leggings are attached to leggings to prevent your pet from slipping them off.
Dog boots attached to leggings probably sounds like a strange concept. It certainly did to me. The more that I looked into this unique pet footwear product, the more I realized that it is actually quite brilliant!
These dog boots were featured on Shark Tank, so I knew there had to be something to them that I wasn't seeing. How can you possibly get your dog into a pair of leggings easily? If my dog doesn't like to keep boots on, what makes you think she's going to want to keep leggings and boots on?
To my surprise, my dog actually enjoyed wearing Walkee Paws dog boot leggings. The material is comfortable, and the leggings don't restrict her range of motion at all. The boots are more malleable than others we have tried, so they seem to be much more comfortable for her to wear.
Walkee Paws Dog Boot Leggings Review
These dog boot leggings are available in extra-small, small, medium and large paw sizes. The ones that my Labrador, Saddie, is wearing in the photo above are size Large.
In order to measure your pup for Walkee Paws, place his paw on a piece of paper and mark the widest part (excluding the fur). Then measure his height from the floor to top of his shoulder blade. The sizing guidelines are:
They are also available in 6 patterns including a classic white and black flannel (pictured above), polka dots, tie dye hearts, all black, camouflage and skull and cross bones.
The leggings feature elastic draw-string leg openings that allow you to adjust them to the perfect size and tightness around your pup’s legs. You can also customize the legging height for all four legs individually.
The boots are made of waterproof rubber with grippers on the bottom to prevent slipping on wet or icy surfaces. The leggings are also water resistant. A cushioned back piece keeps your dog comfy and prevents her fur from getting caught and being pulled.
Not only will these protect your dog’s paws and legs from the snow, ice and rain, they can withstand heat up to 302° F and cold down to -40°F! They will also prevent dangerous snowmelt chemicals from getting on your dog’s paws or splashing up onto his legs.
As you can see in my video review above, Walkee Paws dog boot leggings are easy to slip on and off. When they're dirty, you can get them off quickly so your home and vehicles won’t have muddy pawprints all over them.
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The boots are made from TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomers), which are a family of rubber-like materials that combine the characteristics of rubber with the recyclability and processing advantages of plastics. TPE offers high elasticity, which makes the boots stretchy and flexible, so they fit better and offer more comfort for your pet than traditional dog boots.
TPE is also non-toxic and 100% safe for your dog. Additionally, the packaging is made from 100% recycled cardboard. Walkee Paws is a very transparent company that does what they can to reduce their carbon footprint.
I was a little worried about the thin rubber being easily torn. Our dogs spend a lot of time outside. Our home is located on a river in Maine, so our dogs are on rocky terrain daily. It's also winter here right now, so ice is another big concern.
Saddie has been wearing her boots for about 3 weeks now. They've held up well to the ice and rocks. The boots also feature a thin cotton lining on the inside to prevent nail tears.
I am also really happy about how easy these dog boot leggings are to clean. If the boots are dirty, you can just rinse them under warm water and hang them up to dry. If the leggings are dirty, you can machine wash them in cold water on the gentle cycle and hang them up to dry.
As you can see, they offer sizes to fit most dogs, but they may not fit your pup if he has very large paws (like Bernes mountain dogs) or short legs (like Corgis). The smallest sizes start at $39.99, but Walkee Paws dog boot leggings can cost as much as $64.99 depending on the size and style that your dog needs.
Comparing the price to other dog boots, they are quite expensive. However, there really isn't another product on the market quite like these dog boot leggings. If you're looking for a foolproof way to keep your dog's boots on his paws, I believe Walkee Paws boots are worth the cost.