From lightweight everyday dog walking boots at budget prices to comfortable all year round boots!
No matter what the weather, your canine friend relies on you to get out and about! Whether there’s drifting snow, torrential downpours or perhaps 30 degrees of heat and sunshine, your loyal companion simply expects you to venture out. Just try saying ‘No’ to that delightful gaze, when they talk to you with their eyes!
Well, wearing the right dog walking boots will help motivate you to get up and out – but sometimes finding the right waterproof boots for dog walking can indeed be challenging!
There are a few key points to consider when looking for a new pair of boots.
- how sturdy are they?
- will they keep you on your feet and upright?
- are they hardwearing enough to deal with unplanned stream and river dips?
- will they be comfortable enough when you decide to go on for another 10 miles?
- will they keep your feet warm during the winter but cool in the summer?
In this article we highlight both stylish and expensive boots and the least expensive but practical boots for men and women. Whether you’re looking for a pair of leather boots or fabric boots for walking your dog, our top picks below will help you decide.
Mens Dog Walking Boots
1. Anatom Q2 Classic Boot
Best features: Soft Italian leather
Built using the highest standards and tested in the toughest hills of Scotland, the Anatom Q2 boot is a great boot for everyday wear. The Vibram sole unit gives plenty of traction and grip making it perfect for hills and rocky grounds whilst the rear ‘cut away’ design takes some of the pressure off of the achilles tendon. In addition the padded tongue and the padded ankle, along with a soft suede collar, will reduce the likelihood of any painful rubbing!
This is a fantastic stylish and comfy boot that won’t disappoint!
Read our in depth review here
2.Northwest Territory Kendall Boot
Best features: Light and flexible to wear
The Kendall boot is built like a trail shoe but provides that all important ankle support! The rugged rubber sole unit, with deep lugs, gives plenty of grip on muddy paths whilst the waterproof and breathable membrane will regulate the temperature of your feet, helping to keep them dry. The two top lacing hooks makes the boot easy to put on and take off and there’s a useful padded tongue to help keep the debris out while you’re walking. Although this boot is not suitable for wading through shallow rivers and deep puddles, it will give you the protection you need when walking through wet grass or muddy paths.
This is a great lightweight dog walking boot that’s comfortable to wear with a sporty look!
Womens Dog Walking Boots
3. Grisport Hurricane Boot
Best features: Soft supple leather
The lady hurricane boot is just perfect for lowland walking and hiking! The Vibram sole unit offers plenty of grip when walking on dedicated paths allowing you to enjoy the surrounding views without worrying. The steel lacing hooks makes it easy to put on and pull off and the padded ankle and tongue gives plenty of comfort on key rubbing areas. This boot offers plenty of arch support and is comfortable straight out of the box! As the leather is a soft Italian leather, and there’s plenty of flex in the sole unit, there is very little ‘breaking in’ needed when wearing from new!
This is a superb lightweight dog walking boot for ladies that will give you plenty of support and comfort!
The Grisport Hurricane boot is currently available in a range of colours to suit your kit, including traditional brown, burgundy, dark navy, or grey and dark purple.
4. Northwest Territory Trek Boot
Best features: Great price, stylish and wipeable
This boot has been designed for women who are looking for a lightweight and snazzy looking dog walking boot that offers plenty of support and grip!
For less than £40.00 you’ll get a fully waterproof and breathable leather boot that has a sewn in padded tongue, along with a padded ankle that gives more support. The durable rubber sole unit is suitable for walking on a range of surfaces including tarmac and paths – and it will last! The cutaway ankle design takes pressure away from your ankle and achilles whilst the padded insole will give you a very comfortable and cushioned walk.
This is a stylish boot that looks great worn with a pair of jeans and it offers great comfort and protection!
5. Unisex: Grisport Quatro Boot
Best features: Packed with features to prevent ‘foot ache’
If you suffer from tendonitis or perhaps you have sore or aching feet, then the Grisport Quatro boot really is for you. This boot is packed with a range of features on key wear points to reduce inflammation on the heel, toes and ankle.
The ankle heel support system is a simple design that helps to lock the heel in place reducing the likelihood of twisting your ankle or getting blisters. Similarly, the cushioned toe joint allows a natural bend in the boot which helps to reduce toe inflammation whilst the extra cushioning on the heel reduces pressure on the tendon, helping to alleviate tendonitis.
The design of this boot is quite sporty and it really is nice and easy to wear!
Read our in depth review here
And, there’s more……
As well as wearing the right dog walking boots, you’ll need to consider the type and design of socks that you wear. Although the walking boots listed above are designed with cushioned sole units, sometimes a little bit more cushioning is needed too. In particular, do think about the ball of your foot and your toe joints!
If you suffer from blisters and other foot ailments there are plenty of socks available that can help such as our 1000mile socks guarantee a blister free walk (or your money back!) We also recommend the Teko sock range which incorporates merino wool for extra warmth. These socks will help to regulate your foot’s temperature.
Our range of Horizon socks. are great if you need extra padding on your achilles
For more advice and tips on which socks to wear please review our Walking Sock buying guide.
….Enjoy and have a very happy time outdoors!
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