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I need help in finding the best shoe for my retriever. The last one I bought always kept falling off his paws, and the velcro straps were of no use. So, has anyone else also bought shoes for his 10-year-old retriever? If so, then can you please suggest me.
 

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What are you using the shoe for? (Hot pavement, rocky terrain, snow/ice, traction, etc)

we use these (first pic) Grip Trex™ Dog Boot Pairs | Durable All-Terrain Paw Protection | Ruffwear but they’re probably a bit overkill in some situations. Theyre also kind of expensive, as you order in sets of 2 since they size the front and back feet differently. They are Velcro, and I just make sure that they’re wrapped fairly tight.

I have a friend that uses little felt booties (pink and black boots below) that are about $3/boot. As they are a very thin and soft material, they don’t offer as much traction.

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What are you using the shoe for? (Hot pavement, rocky terrain, snow/ice, traction, etc)

we use these (first pic) Grip Trex™ Dog Boot Pairs | Durable All-Terrain Paw Protection | Ruffwear but they’re probably a bit overkill in some situations. Theyre also kind of expensive, as you order in sets of 2 since they size the front and back feet differently. They are Velcro, and I just make sure that they’re wrapped fairly tight.

I have a friend that uses little felt booties (pink and black boots below) that are about $3/boot. As they are a very thin and soft material, they don’t offer as much traction.

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I sort of needed an all-in-one shoe, for every purpose like running, traction, adventures, and most importantly should be durable. I was going through this article the other day: Best Healers Dog Boots Reviewed - DoggyShoe.com, and I found the 2nd product (Urban Walker Booties) quite fulfilling my needs. They are stating that the boot is waterproof, recommended for adventures, gives traction indoor and outdoor & also stays on because of the hook & loop closure system. So, do you have any knowledge regarding these boots, if not then could you please tell me if the site and articles are genuine & I can trust them or not?

The last boot which I bought was grip trex only. They also stated that it is for dogs who hike, bike, run, or explore the great outdoors with their humans. But I found the traction not so good, the inside sole was irritating my dog & also the size was not perfect.
 

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I’m not familiar with the hook and loop system, but perhaps others will chime in!
Regarding sizing, if you can get boots in pairs of 2, you can order 2 different sizes; the front and back paws are not exactly the same size so if all 4 booties are one size, chances are at least 2 paws won’t fit as nicely.
 

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I’m not familiar with the hook and loop system, but perhaps others will chime in!
Regarding sizing, if you can get boots in pairs of 2, you can order 2 different sizes; the front and back paws are not exactly the same size so if all 4 booties are one size, chances are at least 2 paws won’t fit as nicely.
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