Best Shoes for Dog Walking

Dog looking up at owner who is wearing walking shoes.

Dog looking up at owner who is wearing walking shoes.

What are the best shoes for dog walking?

It is vital that you find the right pair of shoes that suit your ‘dog walking style’, as you’re going to spend a lot of time in them, so you might as well find your perfect pair. Some of you may enjoy taking your pup on an intense rocky hike, whilst others may enjoy a more leisure stroll in an open field and the footwear differs for both options. You need to find suitable footwear for the terrain you’ll be walking on, as it will make a huge difference on your comfort. Make sure you know how far to walk your four-legged friend by checking out our dog walking calculator.

Terrains: 

  1. Rough: Harsh or uneven ground, that is not smooth. If you’re walking your pup through mountains and forests then we would recommend hiking boots for this terrain - other areas include: canyons and extremely hilly locations.
  2. Medium: Land that has a few rocky patches but is fairly even. Those who walk their dogs through muddy fields or mildly hilly areas would benefit from having a pair of walking shoes. This is due to the fact that they are ideal for this type of terrain as it won't be too uneven, however there may be the odd few bumps here and there.
  3. Flat: Areas that have paved paths for you to walk on. We would recommend trainers for this type of terrain as they are best suited for those who only want to nip around the block or walk their pup in urban areas with well paved paths/roads.

Take a look at our recommended shoes for each terrain for both men and women...

Top 8 Best Dog Walking Boots


1. Men's Samaris II Mid Walking Boots - Black Granite

Men's black walking boot.

Men's black walking boot.


Terrain: Rough

Reasons to Buy:

+ Moulded EVA comfort foot-bed

+ Waterproof and water repellent

+ Rubber toe and abrasion resistant heel bumper


2. Women's Bainsford Hiking Boots - Chestnut Alpine Purple

Women’s shiny brown walking boot.

Women’s shiny brown walking boot.


Terrain: Rough

Reasons to Buy:

+ Waterproof and water resistant

+ Deep padded collar and tongue for all day comfort

+ Stabilising shank technology for underfoot protection and to reduce foot fatigue


3. Men's Holcombe IEP Low Walking Shoes - Black Granite

Men’s black walking shoe with grey detailing.

Men’s black walking shoe with grey detailing.


Terrain: Medium

Reasons to Buy:

+ Waterproof and water resistant

+ Abrasion resistant toe and heel bumpers

+ Internal EVA Pocket for underfoot comfort and reduced weight


4. Women's Holcombe IEP Low Walking Shoes - Black Deco Rose

Women’s black walking shoe with pink detailing.

Women’s black walking shoe with pink detailing.


Terrain: Medium

Reasons to Buy:

+ Waterproof and water resistant

+ Abrasion resistant toe and heel bumpers

+ Internal EVA Pocket for underfoot comfort and reduced weight


5. Men's R-81 Knitted Trainers - Dark Denim

Men’s blue trainer with a white sole.

Men’s blue trainer with a white sole.


Terrain: Flat

Reasons to Buy:

+ Sock fit for comfort

+ Hard wearing durable rubber tread offers superb traction

+ AER-8 midsole with high resilience EVA making it lightweight and responsive


6. Women's Marine II Casual Trainers - Dark Denim Fiery Red

Women’s blue trainer, with a white sole and red detailing.

Women’s blue trainer with a white sole and red detailing.


Terrain: Flat

Reasons to Buy:

+ Lightweight

+ EVA footbed for underfoot comfort and support

+ XLT sole unit with strategic traction pods for flexibility, comfort and superb traction


7. Men's Mumford II Wellingtons Black

Men’s black wellington boot.

Men’s black wellington boot.


Terrain: Flat

Reasons to Buy:

+ Cotton lining

+ Durable weather protection

+ Cushioned footbed with a sturdy rubber outsole


8. Women's Fairweather II Wellingtons Black Teal

Women’s black wellington boot with teal detailing.

Women’s black wellington boot with teal detailing.


Terrain: Flat

 Reasons to Buy:

+ Cotton lining

+ Durable weather protection

+ Cushioned footbed with a sturdy rubber outsole


 

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