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The Safest Winter Boots For Dog Walking On Ice & Snow

The Safest Winter Boots For Dog Walking On Ice & Snow

Northeasterners love their dogs as much as the rest of the country, but few regions present conditions as dangerous for winter dog walkers. Every pooch-walk here requires a sure-step to brave considerable obstacles just to ensure a daily dose of exercise for our four-legged friends. And, because most dogs are undeterred by ice and cold air, those of us at the other end of the leash are faced with the slippery task of holding on and staying up on our feet!

To help you avoid Bambi-legging your way across icy sidewalks all winter, Danform stocks the best boots for dog walking. These options grip ice, stomp snow and replace frostbite-potential with renewed vigor for the outdoors. 

Diehard dog walkers know that a well honed quiver conquers two distinct elements: cold and ice.  We'll begin with insulated boots that tame frosty toes when it's frigid - if you're looking for studded boots for icy days, skip down here!

OUR SAFE DOG WALKING BOOT FAVORITES

  

CLASSIC WINTER WARMTH AND GRIP

grippy winter boots for dog walkingDanform Shoes is stocked with options when it comes to selecting a boot fit for pounding the pavement with your pup!   While we find most daily dog walkers opt for a studded base to with optimal traction on ice, we also stock a range of high-traction rubber styles with a toothy grip.  The versatility of the winter rubber model is just what the doggy ordered for many of our customers!

 

UGG ADIRONDACK - SOFT AND STABLE
ugg adirondack dog walking boot
The Ugg Adirondack is a tried and true winter boot which is also a house favorite.  The Adirondack strikes that fine winter balance of keeping your toes toasty while taking the dog out or running a quick errand on cold days, while still remaining functional enough to be an everyday winter boot mainstay—and did we mention stylish too? The Ugg is one of the best, making it a natural partner for outings with your pooch. 

HIGH TRACTION DOG WALKING BOOTS FOR ICY CONDITIONS

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you are walking the dog on icy sidewalks, or just trying to stay on your feet, Danform recommends Icebug for the most Reliable Traction Grip all winter long. Icebug makes studded winter boots with built-in carbide studs on the outsole, for what they call "BUGrip" soles, which grip icy sidewalks and steep banks like snow tires for your feet! The Icebug studded Bugrip models ensure you will not only be able to walk on ice safely but stay on your feet when being pulled behind a full-grown Bernese, grateful to be frolicking in the outdoors. 

While Icebug provides the most pound for pound traction available for icy surfaces, they are not an ideal option for surfaces not fully iced or snow-covered, and we do not recommend for indoor use. What these boots lack in versatility, they make up for in unparalleled performance when it counts.  Icebug boots are a smart investment for daily Vermont dog walkers.  A durable boot, these studded soles will last for years. Factoring in safety and cost per wear, the return on your investment is a win-win.

RETRACTABLE TRACTION - FLIP THAT GRIP

The retractable traction grip is another best selling option with our dog walking contingent.  Designed so you can flip the studs out on icy days and flip them in for walking on smooth surfaces, these double-duty boots offer Vermonty versatility!

retractable traction for dog walking

 WHEN YOU FINALLY FIND THOSE PERFECT WINTER BOOTS

When you find those perfect boots for dog walking, you'll be a happy camper. And, as much as we like to think we're calling the shots in our household, we all know an exercised doggie makes for a happier house all around. 

Browse Danform's entire collection: Best Boots for Dog Walking!

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