The Best Dog Boots for Hiking

Dog hiking boots might strike some people as an unnecessary fashion accessory right up there with dog bowties and hats. But the reality is, a dog’s paws—especially when the dog lives mainly indoors—are sensitive to temperature and rough terrain.

When a dog spends a lot of time indoors, their paws don’t toughen up, leaving them more susceptible to pain or injury. If you plan to take your dog hiking on a trail or out in the snow, it’s smart to protect their paws with boots or booties made especially for them.

Dog Boots – More Than Just Fashion

With dog hiking boots (as with hiking boots for humans), think function over fashion. The most important characteristic of dog boots are their fit. Sometimes, it can take a few pairs before finding the style of boot that works for your pet. Also, even once you find the right pair, it could take a while for your dog to get used to wearing them. Make sure to let your pet try out the boots for shorter periods of time (at home, indoors), before taking them on a longer outdoor adventure.

In the end, the boots you buy will depend on your individual dog’s needs, but here are our top picks:

QUMY Dog Boots

These water-resistant boots have a rubber tread and two reflective straps for a secure fit that doesn’t restrict ankle movement. They come in four sizes and two colors.

QUMY QUMY Dog Boots Waterproof Shoes for Large Dogs with Reflective Velcro Rugged Anti-Slip Sole Black 4PCS (Size 6: 2.9x2.5 Inch)
  • Size 5: 2.7"x2.2"(L*W) for 40-55 lbs; size 6: 2.9"x2.5"(L*W) for 52-65 lbs; size 7: 3.1"x2.7"(L*W) for 63-75 lbs; size 8: 3.3"x2.9"(L*W) for 74-88 lbs).
  • SECURE and ADJUSTABLE: Easy to put on / off. These dog shoes expands with a wide split seam opening and two adjustable and reflective velcro straps to ensure a tight fit, also make your dog safe at night.
  • RUGGED: Tough anti-slip sole of dog boots provides stability and traction, protection from sharp thorns and hot pavement.
  • QUALITY: The dog boots have a rugged sole and high quality fabrics that are then sewn together to ensure they are ready for your adventure.
  • FASHIONABLE: QUMY dog boots are with cute pet paw embroidery, paws side is the outside, soft and hand washable.

Bark Brite Paw Protector Dog Boots

For breathable booties that keep your pet’s paws dry in hot weather, this neoprene pair will do the job. Designed for a snug fit, it may take a little effort to put them on your pet. (If that sounds like a challenge, you can always size up.)

Bark Brite All Weather Neoprene Paw Protector Dog Boots with Reflective Straps in 5 Sizes! (Lg) Travel Zipper Case Included!
  • Dog Tested and Dog Approved! High Quality Breathable Neoprene Dog Booties that Conform to your Dog's Natural Paw Shape and will Not Inhibit Natural Paw Movements. New and Improved Durable Rubber Sole with Tread. Water Resistant, Puncture Resistant, and Aid in Traction.
  • Bark Brite Booties are Great for all Weather Conditions, Indoor and Outdoor Activities including Walking, Running, Hiking, Hunting, Swimming, and other Moderate Performances. Great Water shoes, Snow shoes, and for Rainy Days!
  • Will Keep your Pup's Paws Clean, Dry, and Safe with Protection from Ice and Snow, Hot Asphalt, Sharp Objects, Rocks, Wet Surfaces, and Many More.
  • Booties come with 2 Reflective Straps for Better Visibility and Easy Adjustment. 3.5 inch Slit in Back of Booties to make the On/Off Process Easy and Comfortable. Tough and Durable Non-Skid Soft Rubber Sole with Tread. Lightly Lined Inside to Control Temperature.
  • 5 Sizes Available. Please Measure Full Rounded Width of your Dog's Paw, as Shown in Images and Reference Size Chart for Best Fit. Material is Flexible and will Expand. Booties Extend Beyond Sole 4.5 Inches to Secure Placement and Ensure the Booties Stay On! Each Set Includes all 4 Booties.

Ruffwear Grip Trex Dog Boots

An all-terrain boot like this style from Ruffwear will protect your dog’s paws on the trail. With a rugged sole, breathable mesh, and trendy styling, it’s the one option on our list that could pass for a people boot!

RUFFWEAR - Grip Trex Outdoor Dog Boots with Rubber Soles for Hiking and Running, Blue Spring, 2.0 in (2 Boots)
  • TRAIL-READY BOOTS: Protect their paws from whatever the trail throws at you; These boots are ideal for backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, trail running, and any other outdoor adventures
  • RUGGED OUTSOLE: Vibram non-marking outsoles with rugged lug design give them traction and flexibility so they can tackle any terrain without breaking their stride
  • BREATHABLE MESH: Made with tightly woven air mesh that keeps dirt and debris out while staying comfortable and ventilated all day long
  • SECURE FIT: Designed with a wide opening that makes it easy to put boots on; A reliable hook-and-loop cinch closure system ensures a snug, secure fit on all paws
  • REFLECTIVE TRIM: Low-light visibility with reflective trim to traverse the evenings and early mornings safely; For extra visibility, pair with reflective Ruffwear collars, leashes, and Beacon light

Wuxian Waterproof Dog Shoes

The soft, lightweight fabric makes this boot good for the indoors, and the grippy sole and waterproof design make it good for out.

Xanday Breathable Dog Boots

For size options, these boots from Xanday are hard to beat. Available in 8 sizes from Chihuahua to Great Dane.

Xanday Breathable Dog Boots,Mesh Dog Shoes,Paw Protectors with Reflective and Adjustable Straps and Wear-Resisting Soles,4pcs (4,Blue)
  • 1.MEASURE: According to the last picture, measure your dogs’ right size and choose the suitable one. Different size available: 1(LW: 1.61''X1.54''), 2(LW: 1.85''X1.73''), 3(LW: 2.08''X1.93''), 4(LW: 2.32''X2.17''), 5(LW: 2.56''X2.32''), 6(LW: 2.79''X2.56''), 7(LW: 3.03''X2.76'') , 8(LW: 3.26''X2.95'');
  • 2.BREATHABLE VAMP AND WEAR-RESISTING SOLES: Using the breathing sandwich netting, keeps paw dry, as rainy or hot weather would not be a bother for you and your lovely dogs’ walking. The wear-resisting sole protects from thorns and hot pavements. Suitable for all weather, especially for Spring, Summer and Autumn;
  • 3.NO MORE SLIPPING, CONVENIENT AND WASHABLE: Easy to put on / off. The shoe expands with reflective and adjustable straps to ensure a suitable fit and a safety walking in the night. Hand washable;
  • 4.HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL AND FASHIONABLE DESIGN: Use high quality fabrics, very light and softly touch, no hurt for your pets’ paws. Keep a smoothly adventure or walking. Fashionable design makes a eye-catching for your lovely dogs;
  • 5.HIGH QUALITY: If you are not satisfied with the goods you received, we will replace or refund your purchase.

Ultra Paws Durable Dog Boots

Ultra Paws dog boots are so sturdy, they’re even machine-washable. This pair is good for the outdoors and for senior dogs that may struggle with traction indoors.

Ultra Paws Durable Dog Boots LARGE Red
  • Measure First - Please be sure to measure your dogs paw prior to purchasing! Our size guide can be found in image carousel on this page. Please measure the width of the paw for best fit: Petite 1 ¼”, X-Small 1 ¾”, small 2 ¼”, MED 2 ¾”, Large 3 ¼”, X-Large 4” wide
  • Great Traction - For senior dogs or dogs with hip conditions that have trouble with slippery floors. Our generous foam helps cushion the grip
  • Ultra Flexible - Flexible, skid-resistant sole performs in wet and dry, hot and cold conditions
  • Easy to use - Exclusive wide seam opening and velcro strap make putting on the dog boots easy while also keeping them secure
  • Contact us directly - If you have any questions or concerns please contact us directly before doing anything else! We are here to help and offer world class customer service

My Busy Dog Water-Resistant Dog Shoes

Sturdy fabrics and reinforced stitching make these boots a rugged choice for a trail-loving dog. Available in four colors.

My Busy Dog Water Resistant Dog Shoes with Two Reflective Fastening Straps and Rugged Anti-Slip Sole | Dog Boots Perfect for Small Medium Large Dogs | Size Chart in Pictures (Size 4, Orange)
  • RUGGED: Tough waterproof anti slip sole provides stability and traction, protection from sharp thorns, hot pavement and asphalt in the summer, salt and snow during the cold winter months.
  • QUALITY: Our shoes have a rugged sole and high quality fabrics that are then sewn together (not glued like cheaper dog boots) to ensure they are ready for your adventure. Easy to put on / off. The shoe expands with a wide split seam opening and two adjustable and reflective fastening straps to ensure a tight and secure fit.
  • SIZING: Use the size chart located in the pictures to determine the right size shoe for your dog's paws. We are also available to help you select the right size - just contact us directly and we can assist you with all of your dog boot needs.
  • CONVENIENT: Water resistant shoes keep paws dry and warm. No more wiping muddy or sandy paws after the rain or snow. Helps dogs with mobility and stability on tile and hardwood floors. Also helps protect nails and paws for dogs that drag their rear paws due to arthritis.
  • TESTED BY MY FAMILY. PERFECT FOR YOURS. As a small, family run, USA business your happiness is our top priority. All of our products are built so that your dog can join you everywhere - just like our two dogs do. Each purchase helps a dog in need with our “Paw for Paw” program. We look forward to seeing you in our #MyBusyDog gear!

HiPaw Water-Resistant Dog Boots

These dog boots were designed especially for winter with a taller boot shaft and a cozy fleece lining.

HiPaw Winter Water Resistant Dog Boots Nonslip Rubber Sole for Snow Rain M
  • Material: waterproof oxford fabric, fleece lining, reflective velcro strap, durable and flexible rubber sole.
  • Water-Resistant Dog Boots to protect paws from Snow, Rain, Mud & Salt.
  • Durable and flexible rubber sole performs great in wet and dry, hot and cold conditions.
  • Easy to put on and difficult to slip off- Reflective Velcro straps for extra safety at night.
  • Suitable for any season. especially for Winter. Each set include all 4 boots

Expawlorer Waterproof Dog Boots

The ergonomic design of Expawlorer’s boot is both comfortable and gives your dog’s paws the support they need.

EXPAWLORER Waterproof Dog Boots Reflective Non Slip Pet Booties for Medium Large Dogs Black 4 Pcs
  • Size 6: 2.9" x 2.5" (L*W) for 52-65 lbs. Great for Labrador, Airedale Terrier
  • Reflective material and fasteners straps provides visibility and safety at night, waterproof material keeps your dogs paws dry in rain or snow
  • Easy to put on and take off as the shoe expands to put on and the two fasteners straps ensure a tight fit.
  • Flexible lug design and grooved soles gives your dog better control and protect paws from the cold weather.
  • The size is the size inside the boots, not boots size outside; Choose size according to width is better

Hurtta Outback Dog Boots

Finnish brand Hurtta knows a thing or two about keeping dogs safe in harsh outdoor conditions. The wrap-around style makes this boot easier to put on than traditional-style boots.

Hurtta Outback Dog Boots, Granite, 3 in, 2 Pack
  • MEASURMENTS – Measure the paw by tracing around it flat on a piece of paper then match the widest point to the size chart
  • PAIRS – Hurtta Outback Boots are sold in pairs because in most cases the front and back paws will be different sizes
  • NON-SLIP - Made with non-slip rubber soles. Just like yours
  • ALL WEATHER - Weatherproof Houndtex material great for salt and ice but also add protection to hot blacktop and sand
  • QUICK AND COMFORTABLE - Easy and quick to put on and comfortable for your dog to wear and with the wrap around strap they are sure to stay in place
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